Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 8

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The blanket is getting big now and I can no longer fit the writing around the edges on my feature photo!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

I’m still having so much fun with this project and seeing all your amazing versions… It’s just fantastic! 🙂 And the sense of community is something so very wonderful…

Here’s the roundup of some of the blankets being shared over on Instagram

This week the Bobbles are back! 🙂 We’re repeating some earlier rows again before we do something a little different next week. This weeks rows are a repeat of the bobble row and waves created in Weeks 2 and 3.

So here goes and remember I use UK terminology (dtr= double treble, htr= half treble, ss = slip stitch)…

At the end of Row 30 you should have made 1ch (which counts as the first dc (US sc) of this 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 on the next row.

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.

My YouTube tutorial is still available if you think that would help…

Row 31 (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 32 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

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Row 33 1tr in next st, continue with (1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr) and repeat to end, the final st will be a tr, 3ch, turn
Row 34 1tr in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st, 4ch, turn (180 sts)

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And there you have it – Yay! 🙂 Next week there’ll be something new and coastal… some rows I’m quite excited about… 🙂 🙂

Happy crocheting! 🙂

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