Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 33

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It’s Week 33 and we have some of our regular rows making one last appearance! ๐Ÿ˜Š The Bobbles are back for one last time and then we end the week with some Granny Stitches. This time my Bobbles are like perfect pieces of round green sea glass that we sometimes find at the beach…

But before we go any further, have a look at the size of your blanket… some people are finishing already as they are happy with the length of their blanket. Weโ€™ve all been using different yarns so itโ€™s impossible for us all to be working to the same tension and at this stage our blankets will all be slightly different sizes. Mine needs more rows to give it the right height for a nice blanket size and there will be 157 rows by the end… but if you feel yours is already the right length then you may want to stop now and wait for Week 35 when there will be 4 rows as well as the edging… itโ€™s entirely up to you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

And here’s our usual round-up from Instagram

So at the end of Row 144 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… remember itโ€™s UK crochet terminology.

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Here’s how to โ€˜Make a Bobbleโ€™ (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 and crochet next stitches around it to bring it along invisibly behind the work.

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Row 145 (The right side of the work is facing so the bobbles are pushed towards you) 1dc in next 2 sts, 1 MB, 1dc in next 5 sts ensuring you crochet around contrasting colour yarn to bring it along invisibly behind the work, continue with (1MB, 1dc in next 5 sts) to end finishing with 1dc in last 2 sts (after final bobble made), 3ch (counts as first tr of next row), turn (30 bobbles)

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Row 146 1tr in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st but DO NOT make a turning chain, turn (180 sts)

And now we get to do some more of our Granny Stitches before the end of our blankets! These simple yet gorgeous crochet stitches have been our reminders to granny square blankets in beach huts and ice cream by the seaside! ๐Ÿ™‚

We did not made a turning chain at the end of Row 146 so we can make a slip stitch (ss) at the start of this next row (into the stitch you would normally crochet into) to get the hook into the right position so that we can then get 60 x 3tr groups in this next row…

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Row 147 1ss in next st, 3ch (counts as first st), 2tr in same st, continue with (miss 2 sts, 3tr in next st) and repeat to end missing the final st, join with a new colour at end of row, 3ch, turn (60 x 3tr groups, 180 sts)

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Row 148 Miss 2 sts, 3tr in space between each 3tr group to end, miss 2 sts, 2tr in final st, join with a new colour at end of final st, DO NOT make a turning chain, turn (59 x 3tr groups with 1 tr at start of row and 2 tr at end, 180 sts)

And that’s another week… gosh, I really can’t believe we have only 2 weeks left!

Enjoy… and Happy Crocheting Everyone! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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