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Plankton was designed subconciously. I tend to watch mindless tv when I am crocheting, one day I had a pile of scraps I didn't want to throw away so I made little lace triangles and crocheted them together in a semi random pattern.
Later when I looked at the blocked sample I realised the triangles looked like Plankton's eye, I had been watching Sponge Bob all day and it obviously affected me subconciously.
Plankton is made in a semi random colour arrangement. The chart on page 5 is a guide, you can however arrange the colours in any way you wish.
You will need
The Natural Dye Studio's Dazzling 2 Ply Lace
Rd 1 and 2 and Filler's
15 gms of Combe Martin
15 gms of Lundy
15 gms of Lynbridge
Rounds 3, 4 and 5 - also used as filler colours
30 gms of Blackmoor Gate
30 gms of Parracombe
30 gms of Watersmeet
30 gms of Westerwood
30 gms of Woody Bay
Crochet hook in size 2.5 mm.
Tapestry needle for sewing in loose ends.
SIZE & TENSION
Plankton measures approx. 11 x 68 inches
The blocked motifs measure approx. 2.5 inches from corner to corner
Everyone has a different tension, so before you start your project you will need to measure your first motif. Experiment with a few hook sizes to get the effect you want and then block the finished motif. Once it is blocked you can measure it.
837 yards of Lace weight
I make pretty things exclusively using The Natural Dye Studio's luxury yarns.
The subtle plant dyed colours lend themselves to being mixed together in one big project.
I am fascinated by the gaps between the joined motifs, they often form a secondry
un-planned design that you will only discover after joining them.
I like suprises - :-)