Thursday 25th February 2021

Tags: Blogstars, Crochet, MAL/CAL/KAL

Have you been tempted by the latest project in our Makealong group?

The Bargello Blocks Throw has been designed by Blogstar Michelle Westlund who is based in Australia. It features an amazing optical illusion effect that looks like undulating waves of colour.  The embroiderers and quilters among you may already be familiar with the bargello pattern, but we think this version of it is quite something.

If you feel a bit daunted by this design, don’t be.  We have some great tips to help you to feel confident enough to give it a go.

  • This is a corner-to-corner blanket and after the base chain, it is worked from the bottom left corner.
  • The pattern is in US terms, not UK
  • Each block of colour is three US DCs (UK trebles) high, but the width varies to give the wave effect, so all you need to do is count
  • Before you start watch the video to see how this innovative technique works in practice – there is a link to the video in the pattern, which is really helpful
  • It is well worth practising the stacked standing blocks before you start the project and here is the video.
  • Michelle has also done a video about the one stitch wide blocks to help you.
  • Visit the group to see all the lovely Bargellos in progress.

Bargello Blocks is a fantastically clever pattern, and we know you will get such a sense of achievement when you finish it.