This week's session found us crocheting water droplets in support of Residents Action on Fylde Fracking and Frack Free Fylde. Nicci had a great idea that we could raise awareness of Cuadrilla's proposal to begin fracking for shale gas very near to our home town and the effect it will have locally on the environment. I fully support their campaign and wish to help them in any way I can. Nicci suggested that we could 'yarn bomb' the town with information attached to our creations. One of the main concerns about fracking is its effect on the water table and our drinking water supplies so Nicci suggested that a water droplet be a good symbol to convey the message.
During the week I got to making a pattern, I found one on Ravelry but didn't really like how it came out so adapted it. Sorry about the rubbish picture, in future I'll try harder.
Water Droplet Pattern
Using DK yarn and any hook between 3.5 and 5mm. Obviously the bigger the hook the bigger the droplet. Chain 4Treble into last chain from hook turn (2) Chain 2, treble into same st , 2treble into next st turn (4) Chain 2, treble into same st, treble, treble , 2 treble into last st turn (6) Chain 2, treble into same st, treble into next 4 st, 2 treble into last st turn (8)
Ch 2, treble into same st, treble into next 6 st, 2 treble into last st turn (10) Ch 2 treble into same st, treble into next 8 st, 2 treble into last st tun (12) Ch 2, treble across . turn (12) Ch2, treble into next 8 st. treble dec, over last 2 st turn(10) Ch 2, treble into next 8 st, treble dec over last 2 st. turn (8) Double crochet evenly around edge of water droplet. Make 3 double crochets into top to allow it to lay flat.