Week 4 already! 😊 I’ve been totally amazed by all the blankets being made so far… and some people are even making two! I’m humbled, grateful and genuinely honoured that so many people are putting their trust in me with this project as no one (not even me!) knows what these blankets will look like at the end! But they are looking fabulous so far don’t you think? 😃😃 I don’t think you can ever go too wrong with any kind of crocheted blanket…
Over on Instagram just out of interest, I asked people who are joining in to let me know where they are from… it’s amazing! There are lots of you from various parts of England including the Isle of Man and Isle of Wight, we have people from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland too. Also South Africa, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands (someone is making it in Zoetermeer, the town I was born in!!), Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Bahrain, Iran, Gibraltar, Spain, Sweden and Denmark!
I’d love to know where some of you lovely readers are from so do let me know in the comments below- this really is a global community!
Now we’re going to go very coastal and seaside inspired this week! Of course you can choose whichever colours you like but mine will be blues and greens for the next couple of weeks as this is ‘Long Wave’ stitch and is just like the water and sea… I really love these stitch combinations.
Before we go any further just check you have 180 sts. I know some of you have lost or gained some on the last few rows. It happens! 😏 When making a blanket made up of so many different rows and stitch combinations it’s important to keep checking.
It’s about getting those first and last stitches of each row right – not to crochet into the stitch at the base of the turning chains (unless indicated) and remembering to crochet into those turning chains at the end of the row as they count as a stitch throughout…😊
So at the end of row 13 you should have joined a new colour and made 4ch ready for this next row… That 4ch is the first dtr (US tr) of this next row… Remember I use UK terminology. dtr=double treble (US treble), tr=treble (US double crochet), htr= half treble (US half double), dc=double crochet (US single crochet).
Here’s a YouTube tutorial if you need a little further help…
Row 14: 1tr in next 2 sts, continue with (2htr, 3dc, 2htr, 2tr, 3dtr, 2tr) and repeat to end, the final st will be a tr, 1ch (counts as first dc of next row- you may want to put a stitch marker in this ch so it is easier to recognise as a stitch when crocheting back into it after next row), turn
Row 15: 1dc in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st, 1ch (counts as first dc of next row- again you may want to put a stitch marker in this ch so it is easier to recognise when crocheting back into it after next row), turn
Row 16 1htr in next 2 sts, continue with (2tr, 3dtr, 2tr, 2htr, 3dc, 2htr) and repeat to end, the final st will be a htr, 1ch, (counts as first dc of next row- you may want to put a stitch marker in this ch so it is easier to recognise when crocheting back into it after next row), turn
(Remember at the end of row 16 that the final stitch to crochet into is that little 1ch we made at the end of row 14!)
Row 17 1dc in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st, 4ch (counts as first dtr of next row), turn
And there you have it… another four rows completed and we have two waves! 🙂
Have a great week everyone! 🙂 🙂