Clara Bolster

This is another design that is perfect for using up all your odds and ends to make a multi stripe project, or if you have single balls of a similar weight, you can combine them to make repeating stripes. The original version used Rowan Pure Wool Aran, which has sadly been discontinued. But, there is a handy substitution guide on the Rowan website if you want to choose an alternative from their range. Or, substitute any Aran weight yarn – Paintbox Yarns Pure Wool Worsted would be great and has very generous yardage.

I used a variation of half treble, which is worked into the space between stitches to create a lovely linen stitch effect that is perfect for stripes. When you join theyarn for each round, simply work your first stitch into the same place you joined the yarn to create lovely even stripes. Work over the yarn ends as you crochet so you don’t need to weve them in when you finish.

This design first appeared in issue 49 of Inside Crochet and was reprinted in several compendium editions here and in Germany. Digital editions of the magazine are available from Inside Crochet or you can fnd the pattern pdf for the Clara Bolster on Payhip or Love Crafts.