Scarborough Rock Floor Throw by Emma Lamb
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Scarborough Rock Floor Throw

Crochet
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
1300 yards (1189 m)
one size

I grew up on the north-east coast of England, and when I was a very little girl my family would take day trips to see some of the pretty seaside towns and fishing villages. One I remember well is Scarborough, mostly because of the colourful sticks of ‘rock’ candy that could be bought there. These long candy-coloured sticks of sugary goodness often had the words ‘Scarborough Rock’ running through the middle of them. Oh, they tasted so good, and the memory of them provided me with the inspiration for this oversized circular throw.

The pattern is written using standard UK terms and is fully charted in three sections, two for the main section plus one for the edging.

FINISHED SIZE
115cm (45,1/4 inches) in diameter.

GUAGE
3.5 rounds of circular motif worked in treble stitches with 12 stitch increase each round = 10cm (4 inches) diameter.

YARN
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, five in 80 / Bone, one each in 617 / Lotus, 638 / Dandelion, 604 / Aloe, 644 / Lavender, 642 / Pink Parfait, 632 / Mediterranean.

SKILL LEVEL / DIFFICULTY
Beginner / Easy

CROCHET SKILLS
Basic stitches, working in the round and changing colour.