Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 5

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We’re going to continue with 4 more rows of  ‘Long Wave’ stitch this week to really give a chance for the wavy effect created by these combination of stitches to shine through! This is after all called a Seaside Stash Busting Blanket! 🙂 🙂

And look at all the waves being crocheted so far…

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Remember I have done a YouTube tutorial if you think that would help…

So this weeks four rows are the same as last week as follows:

At the end of row 17 you should have joined a new colour and made 4ch which counts as 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).

Row 18 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 19 1dc in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st, 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

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Row 20 1htr in next 2 sts, continue with (2tr, 3dtr, 2tr, 2htr, 3dc, 2htr) and rep to end, the final st will be a htr, 1ch, (counts as 1st 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
Row 21 1dc in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st but DO NOT make a turning chain, turn

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And there you have four waves all created by this simple but effective ‘Long Wave’ stitch. Next week we’ll be doing something different again… 🙂

Happy Crocheting! 🙂 🙂

34 comments

  1. Ooh, I’m glad we get to add more waves, and I’m even more glad I didn’t actually get round to doing my first two rows of them as I’ve totally changed my mind about the bright pink I had planned and am now going to go for shades of blue.
    By the way I’ve nominated you for a sunshine blogger award. Hope you don’t mind. Here’s the link https://juliascreativeyear.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/sunshine-blogger-award/
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow 😀

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  2. These are all looking gorgeous! I did almost join in and although I know it’s not too late now to catch up with a little effort, I’m concerned about overwhelming myself – especially now it’s finally started getting a bit warmer and stopped raining, so I can finally get to my much neglected garden.

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  3. Do the edges of yours seem to be shrinking inwards with the wave rows? Do you suggest going up a hook size or loosening up on our tension if that happens? My counts are correct so far. I am loving the pattern! 🙂

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    1. Hi Cindy… mine are ok but if this is happening for you then yes it’s a good idea to go up a hook size just for these rows or as you say try to loosen the tension. It may be just the dc row on the way back over the rows that is pulling the blanket in but as you move onto the next rows it will rectify! We’ll be doing a border at the end to neaten the edges… hope that helps!! 😊😊❤️

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      1. Thanks for such a prompt and helpful response! I have one more quick question…when you say that the chain stitch counts as the first stitch, when we turn to start the next row do we work into it as the first stitch or do we skip that one and does the next stitch count as the first stitch? Thank you so much! 🙂

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      2. Hi again Cindy, it’s the latter… because the turning chain is counted as a stitch, you turn the work and then crochet into the next stitch along, NOT the one at the base of the turning chain. Hope that makes sense! Good luck! 😊❤️❤️

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