Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 10


Has it really been 10 weeks?! Wow! 🙂 🙂

The blankets are now getting big enough for our furry friends to enjoy and for photo opportunities outside!! So that’s what I looked for in this weeks round up over on Instagram  … from a blanket in the snow, to a blanket on the beach and even to a blanket on a bench in Washington DC! Everyone is doing amazingly and whether you’re crocheting a blanket or just encouraging from the side-lines, thank you all… 🙂


I just want to say a little something about the edges as I know some of you are a little worried as they may not be perfectly straight… don’t worry!! When making a blanket made of different rows which include so many different stitch combinations it will always be harder to keep the edges consistently straight. But at the end of our blanket we will be doing a border which will help… I have an idea for a border which will hide some of those uneven edges! Blocking the blanket edges at the end may also help…

So for the first couple of rows of week 10, I’m thinking sandy beaches with the shells laying on the smooth sand…

IMG_4412At the end of Row 38 you should have joined with a new colour and made 4ch which counts as the first dtr (UK double treble / US treble) of this next row… Remember I use UK terminology.

In this next row we are crocheting into the BACK LOOP (BL) only of each stitch around the shell from Row 38 so the shell is more pronounced. We’re crocheting into the middle stitch between the shells as normal going under both loops.IMG_4413

Row 39 1tr in BL of next 2 sts, 1htr in BL of next st, 1dc in BL of next st, 1htr in BL of next st, 1tr in BL of next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st going through st as normal, continue with *(2tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 2tr) going in BL of sts and 1dtr in next st going through st as normal, repeat from * to end, the final st will be a htr, 3ch, turn (180 sts)

Row 40 1tr 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 for the next rows we’re going to be doing some more Long Wave Stitch. I love the gentle waves these stitches create…they just capture everything about the ever moving sea! 🙂



Row 41 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 42 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

Remember I did a YouTube tutorial to help with these rows if you think that may help…



Have  a wonderful week and Happy Crocheting… 🙂 🙂


  1. Thank you 💐🌸🌼💐🌸🌼💐
    I love the way the shell stitches stay pronounced, I thought you would come up with something clever ❤
    Can’t wait to get started 😃

  2. Hello, hello! As summer comes to a close here I am catching up quite quickly as the longer and slightly cooler nights are lovely to sit and crochet – I’m about to start week seven, so hope by next week to catch up with the play 🙂 I’m enjoying it very much and becoming really aware of how unadventurous I am in colour choices. My left overs and unused yarns are mostly, it appears, blues and blue-greens and greeny-blues and -er- other blues 😀

  3. I’ve had a very busy few months, so even though I have still been crocheting I haven’t popped on to see everyone else’s projects, so seeing the ten weeks progress is amazing! The blankets are all spectacular and everyone’s color choices are so lovely. Plus the joy of learning (or practicing) all the stitches is priceless! 💖

    1. Oh I’m so happy you’re enjoying it and enjoyed seeing everyone else’s too! That’s what I’m loving about this project… just seeing all the amazing combinations and colours! Thank you so much…😊❤️❤️

  4. That’s it I’m just going to have to join in this CAL, it’s sooo gorgeous and I have so much acrylic yarn to use up. This is the perfect way to use it and the kids want it to snuggle with so I’m committed now 😀 Got some serious catching up to do eeeek can’t believe you’re on week 10 already!!!!

  5. Hello just wanted to leave a message here! It really made me smile to see my little Lucy’s picture on your post with all these lovely blankets. Thank you 😊

  6. I’ve come here via Pauline’s post on The Contented Crafter. How exciting to discover another gorgeous crochet blog. Not that I need another WIO, but when did that stop anyone from starting a new project! Looking forward to reading more.

  7. Hi Eleonora,
    I think I have got my rows mixed up. With the bobbles facing away from me, facing out, going from right to left which loop do I go into to to make the shell more pronounced please? I have confused myself and ripped part of the row out a couple of times trying to make up my mind. Thanks again. Janet 🙂

    1. Hi Janet… when crocheting around the shell the right side of the blanket should be facing towards you (with the bobbles facing you as well) and then you crochet into the back loops only to make the shell more pronounced. Good luck!

  8. Hi I am doing your sssb blanket,love the shells but I find I get big loose threads at the beginning of each shell what am I doing wrong it doesn’t seem to matter how tight I do that first stitch….help please . Keri

    1. Hi Kerilyn… it’s the nature of these taller stitches that you can get this larger loop… you could try using a smaller hook for the first stitch of the shell or trying to angle the hook differently. I see there are some good suggestions in the Facebook group too! Good luck! 😊💙

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