Day 8 – Orange Slices
These are so cute! I’m going to enjoy making them!
Our magic ring tutorial, should you need it:
This is a nice straightforward pattern. I make sure I crochet over my ends so that I can just snip them off. I’m lazy and hate sewing in ends plus I’m going to hot glue gun all the elements to my wreath base so they won’t be going anywhere, on MY watch.
At this point I make sure I use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round. I always think I can wing it with counting, and using my eyes and common sense but I remember that I’m easily distracted, my eyes are now middle-aged and I lack any common sense, so a stitch marker it is.
Towards the end of round 5, my orange slice is taking on a distinctly booby-like shape:
I once made a crochet boob beanie hat for the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers’ creepy doll, Bruce, so I know what I’m talking about here.
I work the last yarn over of that round in cream.
I don’t snip the bronze yarn off because I’ll be needing that again soon. It’s not the end of the world if you do. You can reattach it with a slip stitch but you’ll have another end to deal with. I leave the bronze just hanging but work over the tail of cream.
At the end of round 6, I pick the bronze back up at the last yarn over. I’ve already snipped off the cream with a short tail when I read the “leaving a long tail” part. Again, it’s not the end of the world: I can attach a length of cream to the back when I come to sew the segment lines but I don’t forget when I make my other slices!
By the time I fasten off at the end of round 7, the slice has flattened a bit. Sewing the segment lines flattens it even more but I decide to block them. They’re now as flat as pancakes or, erm, orange slices.
I can’t decide whether to use long stitch or a smaller running stitches for the segment lines. I try both.
I have lots of bronze left over. I pop it in my leftover bag in case I need it again.