Changing Tides – Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the ‘Changing Tides’ Blanket Crochet Along! I hope you enjoyed crocheting those rounds in Week 1… it’s been absolutely wonderful to see so many beautiful blankets starting out! Thank you for all your kind and supportive comments… 🙂

For those of you who have purchased the PDF pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Week 2 in both UK and US terms.

Ravelry – Changing Tides Blanket

And here’s a little round-up of just some of the blankets shared over on Instagram this week using the hashtag #changingtidesblanket

Aren’t they all amazing! Do have a look through the hashtag over on Instagram or join the Facebook ‘Coastal Crochet CAL’ group where so many blankets are being shared…

And I must give a huge Thank You to Iris from The Netherlands who runs the website Een Mooi Gebaar – Iris is translating this Crochet Along into Dutch… I am half Dutch having been born in The Netherlands. My mother is Dutch and my father is English. So it’s just wonderful for me to know that my pattern can now be easily accessed in The Netherlands thanks to Iris! 🙂

This week we start with rounds inspired by seaweed with double treble (US treble) stitches that reach down to rounds below resembling the long leaves of this marine plant floating in the sea. Seaweed is something that the tides regularly bring onto our beaches. We often think of seaweed as green but it comes in a variety of colours…IMG_9050IMG_6513IMG_9052IMG_9053

Here’s a reminder of the abbreviations in UK Crochet Terminology. US terms are at the bottom of this blog post.
ch: chain, ch-sp(s): chain space(s), dc: double crochet, dtr: double treble, htr: half treble, RS: right side, RdcF: rasied double crochet front (see below), ss: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), tr: treble, WS: wrong side

RdcF: Raised double crochet Front: complete a double crochet st as normal but insert hook around the stem of the st inserting hook from right to left going from the front to the back and then round to the front again.

There’s a YouTube tutorial to help with Round 16… if you watch the beginning I show you clearly which is the first and last stitch to crochet into after the corner chain space as it isn’t always clear after a round of half treble (US half double crochet) stitches…

To Work

Round 16 (RS) Join Yarn G to any corner ch-sp, 3ch (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), 1dc in same corner ch-sp, * 1dc in next 3 sts, 1dtr in dc st below from Round 14, (miss st directly behind dtr, 1dc in next 3 sts, 1dtr in dc st below from Round 14 which sits above dtr cluster) and repeat to final dtr cluster on this side, 1dc in next 3 sts, 1dtr in dc st below from Round 14, 1dc in final 3 sts, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending with ss to first ch, turn [10 dtr on each side]


Round 17 2ch, 1htr in each st around working (1htr, 2ch, 1htr) in each corner ch-sp, ss to top of first 2 ch, turn [47 sts on each side]

Round 18 (RS) 4ch (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), * miss 1 st, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) in corner ch-sp, continue with (1ch, miss 1 st, 1tr in next st) to end of side, 1ch, repeat from * on next three sides ending with 1ch, miss final st, ss to 3rd ch from first 4 ch, do not fasten off (place a st marker in loop to secure whilst you remove hook ready to work on Round 19), do not turn [24 x 1-ch-sps on each side and 4 x corner 2-ch-sps]IMG_8514

And now we have more inspiration from the white sea foam on the waves as it brings the seaweed into shore…

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Round 19 is a repeat of Round 6 and remember there was the YouTube tutorial if that helps…

Round 19 With RS of work facing, join Yarn C to front loop of any htr st from Round 17, 2ch, 2htr in same place, 1ss in next front loop, continue with (3htr in next front loop, 1ss in next front loop) around to end, ss to top of first 2 ch, fasten off

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Round 20 Re-join hook to loop from end of Round 18, now turn work so WS of work is facing, 1ch (counts as first dc), (1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) all around working (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in each corner ch-sp, ss to first 1 ch, fasten off, turn [51 sts on each side]

We now move onto some rounds of long wave stitch which were a big feature in my ‘Seaside Stash Busting Blanket’ from last year! A coastal inspired blanket just has to have waves in there somewhere… 🙂

Round 21 (RS) Join Yarn B to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same corner ch-sp, * 1tr in next st, 1htr in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 3 sts, continue with (2htr, 2tr, 3dtr, 2tr, 2htr, 3dc) and repeat to end of side (the finishing st will be 1tr), (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending with ss to top of first 3 ch, fasten off, turn [55 sts on each side]IMG_8673IMG_8672

Round 22 (WS) Join Yarn C to any corner ch-sp, 1ch (counts as 1 dc), 2dc in same corner ch-sp, continue with 1dc in each st around working 3dc in each corner ch-sp, ss to first ch, fasten off, turnIMG_8679(1)IMG_8680

Round 23 (RS) Join Yarn E to central dc on any corner, 4ch (counts as 1 htr and 2 ch), 1htr in same st, * 1htr in next 4 sts, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next 3 sts, continue with (2tr, 2htr, 3dc, 2htr, 2tr, 3dtr) and repeat two times, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1htr in next 4 sts, (1htr, 2ch, 1htr) in central corner st, repeat from * on next three sides side ending with ss to 2nd ch of first 4 ch, turn [59 sts on each side]IMG_8710IMG_8712

Round 24 1ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in each st around working (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in each corner ch-sp, ss to first ch, fasten off, turn [61 sts on each side]

Round 25 (RS) Join Yarn A to any corner ch-sp, 5ch (counts as 1 tr and 2 ch), 1tr in same corner ch-sp, continue with * (1ch, miss 1 st, 1tr in next st) to end of side, 1ch, miss final st, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending with ss to 3rd ch of first 5 ch, turn [31 x 1-ch-sps on each side and 4 x corner 2-ch-sps]IMG_9650IMG_9652

Round 26 1ss in next ch-sp, 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr in same ch-sp, continue with 2tr in each ch-sp around working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in each corner ch-sp, ss to top of first 3 ch (after final corner ch-sp), fasten off , turn [66 sts on each]

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And now for even more sea foam…

And a YouTube tutorial to help if needed with Round 27…

Round 27 With RS of work facing, join Yarn C to 11th tr st in from any left outer edge of Round 25 going around the post of the st from right to left, 4ch (counts as 1 dc and 3 ch), 1RdcF around same st, *2ch, 1RdcF around next st to the left, 3ch, 1RdcF around same st, repeat from * to end of side and continue to 11th st along on next side, fasten off. Repeat from start of Round 27 for remaining three corners.

And finally for this week we have rounds inspired by groynes. These man made structures interrupt the natural action of the tides and prevent some of our beaches from being washed away…


Round 28 (RS) Join Yarn D to any corner ch-sp, 3ch (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), 1dc in same corner ch-sp, continue with (2ch, miss 2 sts, 1dc in space in-between sts) and repeat all around working (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in each corner ch-sp, ss to first ch, fasten off, turn [34 dc sts on each side]

Round 29 (WS) Join Yarn A to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same corner ch-sp, continue with 2tr in each 2-ch-sp around working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in each corner ch-sp, ss to top of first 3 ch, fasten off, turn [35 groups of 2tr on each side]

Round 30 (RS) Join Yarn E to any corner ch-sp, 4ch (counts as first htr st and 2 ch), 1htr in same corner ch-sp, continue with 1htr in each st around working (1htr, 2ch, 1htr) in each corner ch-sp, ss to second of first 4 ch, fasten off, turn [72 sts on each side]

So that’s the end of Week 2… 🙂 Next week we will only be doing 4 rounds as the blanket gets bigger and it takes us longer to crochet right around it! Have a lovely week everyone… and Happy Crocheting! 🙂

PATTERN IN US TERMS

Abbreviations

ch: chain, ch-sp(s): chain space(s), dc: double crochet, FPsc: Front Post single crochet (see below), hdc: half double crochet, RS: right side, sc: single crochet, sl st: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), tr: treble, WS: wrong side

FPsc: Front Post single crochet: complete a single crochet st as normal but insert hook around the stem of the st inserting hook from right to left going from the front to the back and then round to the front again.

Round 16 (RS) Join Yarn G to any corner ch-sp, 3ch (counts as 1 sc and 2 ch), 1sc in same corner ch-sp, * 1sc in next 3 sts, 1tr in sc st below from Round 14, (skip st directly behind tr, 1sc in next 3 sts, 1tr in sc st below from Round 14 which sits above tr cluster) and repeat to final tr cluster on this side, 1sc in next 3 sts, 1tr in sc st below from Round 14, 1sc in final 3 sts, (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending with sl st to first ch, turn [10 tr on each side]

Round 17 2ch, 1hdc in each st around working (1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to top of first 2 ch, turn [47 sts on each side]

Round 18 (RS) 4ch (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), * skip 1 st, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner ch-sp, continue with (1ch, skip 1 st, 1dc in next st) to end of side, 1ch, repeat from * on next three sides ending with 1ch, skip final st, sl st to 3rd ch from first 4 ch, do not fasten off (place a st marker in loop to secure whilst you remove hook ready to work on Round 19), do not turn [24 x 1-ch-sps on each side and 4 x corner 2-ch-sps]

Round 19 (RS) Repeat Round 6 working into front hdc loops from Round 17

Round 20 Re-join hook to loop from end of Round 18, now turn work so WS of work is facing, 1ch (counts as first sc), (1sc in next ch-sp, 1sc in next st) all around working (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to first 1 ch, fasten off, turn [51 sts on each side]

Round 21 (RS) Join Yarn B to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1dc, 2ch, 2dc) in same corner ch-sp, * 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1sc in next 3 sts, continue with (2hdc, 2dc, 3tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc) and repeat to end of side (the finishing st will be 1dc), (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending with sl st to top of first 3 ch, fasten off, turn [55 sts on each side]

Round 22 (WS) Join Yarn C to any corner ch-sp, 1ch (counts as 1 sc), 2sc in same corner ch-sp, continue with 1sc in each st around working 3sc in each corner ch-sp, sl st to first ch, fasten off, turn

Round 23 (RS) Join Yarn E to central sc on any corner, 4ch (counts as 1 hdc and 2 ch), 1hdc in same st, * 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1tr in next 3 sts, continue with (2dc, 2hdc, 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 3tr) and repeat two times, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, (1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc) in central corner st, repeat from * on next three sides side ending with sl st to 2nd ch of first 4 ch, turn [59 sts on each side]

Round 24 1ch (counts as first sc), 1sc in each st around working (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to first ch, fasten off, turn [61 sts on each side]

Round 25 (RS) Join Yarn A to any corner ch-sp, 5ch (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), 1dc in same corner ch-sp, continue with * (1ch, skip 1 st, 1dc in next st) to end of side, 1ch, skip final st, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending with sl st to 3rd ch of first 5 ch, turn [31 x 1-ch-sps on each side and 4 x corner 2-ch-sps]

Round 26 1sl st in next ch-sp, 3ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in same ch-sp, continue with 2dc in each ch-sp around working (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to top of first 3 ch (after final corner ch-sp), fasten off, turn [66 sts on each side]

Round 27 With RS of work facing, join Yarn C to 11th dc st in from any left outer edge of Round 25 going around the post of the st from right to left, 4ch (counts as 1 sc and 3 ch), 1FPsc around same st, *2ch, 1FPsc around next st to the left, 3ch, 1FPsc around same st, repeat from * to end of side and continue to 11th st along on next side, fasten off. Repeat from start of Round 27 for remaining three corners.

Round 28 (RS) Join Yarn D to any corner ch-sp, 3ch (counts as 1 sc and 2 ch), 1sc in same corner ch-sp, continue with (2ch, skip 2 sts, 1sc in space in-between sts) and repeat all around working (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to first ch, fasten off, turn [34 sc sts on each side]

Round 29 (WS) Join Yarn A to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1dc, 2ch, 2dc) in same corner ch-sp, continue with 2dc in each 2-ch-sp around working (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to top of first 3 ch, fasten off, turn [35 groups of 2dc on each side]

Round 30 (RS) Join Yarn E to any corner ch-sp, 4ch (counts as first hdc st and 2 ch), 1hdc in same corner ch-sp, continue with 1hdc in each st around working (1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc) in each corner ch-sp, sl st to second of first 4 ch, fasten off, turn [72 sts on each side]

 

19 comments

  1. Hi Eleanora,
    I’m wanting to make this lovely blanket but I can’t find a list of the colours you are using. I’m wanting to use Stylecraft special DK but don’t need to buy the whole “kit” from Knitting network as I already had several colours which look like they are those you are using). I have Saffron, meadow, silver, cream, cloud blue (wasn’t entirely sure if this was the light blue you’re using but it looked the nearest when trying to guess) and storm blue. I’m struggling to identify the other blue(I guessed cornish blue but when it arrived it didn’t look like the brighter/darker blue in your pictures). Are you able to give a list of the colours you’ve used for this please to avoid me making any more mistakes when trying to order the missing colours?
    Thank you, it would be much appreciated.
    Wendy

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      1. Hello, Eleonora,
        Thank you, that’s really helpful….I don’t know how I managed to miss your very clear list now I’ve looked back at it! Sorry. 🙂
        Can’t wait to get started once I have all the colours. Thank you for sharing this for the rest of us to enjoy…I love the coastal photos too, thank you.
        Wendy

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  2. Hi Eleonora, just wanted to say how helpful I have been finding the tutorials you have done and the detailed pictures too. As a relative beginner it is often so difficult to know which loop is which. Even on what might look a simple round at the beginning of week 2, the tutorial for row 16 was so useful. You should see the wiggly edges of my seaside stashbusting blanket. So far on this lovely project, my changing tides square is looking good, I’m using cotton too! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions, really appreciated 🙂

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