Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 2


It’s Friday! 🙂 And here are all the next four rows for this week if you’re joining in with my ‘Seaside Stash Busting Blanket’ ‘Crochet-Along’. We’re crocheting just 4 rows per week and by the end we’ll all have a beautiful and good sized blanket!

And to accompany this weeks rows, I’ve recorded my very first YouTube tutorial! (Oh my!) 🙂

Here’s the link…

The response to this ‘Crochet-Along’ has been phenomenal! It’s an amazing thought for me that crocheters all around the world are making my blanket at the same time as me… 😊 Over on Instagram people are using the hashtag #seasidestashbustingblanket so we can all see each other’s progress and colours! It’s turning into a wonderful shared experience!

But I have discovered that of course people are at all different levels of crochet ability and experience, hence the YouTube tutorial. I want to do as much as I can to help people make this blanket with me!

We are crocheting these next four rows in the same colour but you get to choose a contrasting colour for the bobbles we’re going to make! I love bobbles and mine remind me of pieces of green sea glass but you can choose any colour you like!

The YouTube tutorial is there to help with these bobbles if you’re getting stuck with the written pattern below…


Before going any further just make sure that at the end of row 4 you have 89 groups of 2tr and 1 tr at each side to make a total of 180 stitches.

So here goes…

You should have a new colour joined at the end of Row 4 and have made 3 chains (which count as your first stitch) ready to start Row 5.

This next row will be a repeat of Row 4 from last week where we are creating V’s by inserting the hook inbetween the sts from previous row as follows: (Remember it’s UK crochet terminology)

Row 5: miss first st, continue with (2tr inbetween the sts from previous row) to end, 1tr in final st, do not change colour, 3ch, turn

Row 6: 1tr in each st to end (180 sts), do not change colour, 1ch (counts as first dc of next row – you may want to put a stitch marker in this chain so it is easier to recognise this as a stitch later on), turn


Before going onto Row 7, here’s how to ‘Make a Bobble’ (MB) by completing all the following in the same stitch: join a contrasting colour yarn by putting it *yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook into st, pull contrasting yarn through to front, yoh, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 4 times (you should now have 5 contrasting colour loops and 1 main colour loop on hook), pull main colour yarn through all the loops on the hook (1 bobble made), continue with main colour, push bobble towards front of work, carry contrasting colour yarn along behind work and crochet next stitches around it to bring it along invisibly behind the work.

Row 7: (The right side of the work is facing so the bobbles are pushed towards you) 1dc in next 2 sts, 1MB in next st, 1dc in next 5 sts ensuring you crochet around contrasting colour yarn to bring it along invisibly behind the work, continue with (1MB in next st, 1dc in next 5 sts) to end finishing with 1dc in last 2 sts (after final bobble made), 2ch (counts as first htr of next row), turn (you should have 30 bobbles)


Row 8: 1tr in next st, continue with (1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr) and repeat to end, the final stitch will be a dc, join with a new colour at end of final st, 4ch (counts as first dtr of next row), turn



Do ask any questions and enjoy!

Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂 🙂


      1. Good Morning,
        I would love to start this cal asap but i can’t find week 1! Am I missing something? Please advise and it is beautiful!

  1. Thank you very much for the tutorial as it’s very helpful as I was unsure about the dble tr. I’ll be fine now 🙂
    I’ve really been looking forward to this installment ❤

  2. Just started today on this. I love how you write patterns. I do not know how to read them but you have made them easy for me.
    My husband said I look like I am studying since I have to open my books to translate the UK to American english terminology.
    Love it! I can’t wait until week 3!

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  4. If I chain a multiple of 18 + 2, will that work with the pattern? I dink’s want a big afghan. Thank you!

    1. Hi Karen… I haven’t based this pattern on a stitch multiple. As I designed it as we went, I adjusted each row to keep consistent with my 180 sts. But many people are doing it smaller or bigger…. so long as you keep consistent with your chosen stitch count and adjust the turning chains accordingly (as you may start and end with a different stitch to me) it will work… good luck! 😊❤️

      1. Thank you for your prompt response! Fingers crossed that I can make adaptations!

  5. Do you have a tutorial on row 8 by any chance? I only have 29 bobbles and my stitches in row 8 do not look like yours.

    1. Are you sure? The differences between UK and US crochet terminology can be very frustrating… but maybe you have been doing it right?? The main difference will be double crochet in my pattern is a US single crochet and Treble in my pattern is a US double crochet… good luck!

  6. Well, at least I only did the first week before I realized I was doing American Trebles. LOL! Joining that Facebook group now for the American pattern. <3

  7. Can you tell me as a new crochet person if you should have new colour threads at each end I ahve completed rows 1-4 and have new thread colours at both ends… this right?

  8. I absolutely love this pattern and am on my 5th one. I learnt so much thanks to your videos.

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