Changing Tides – Week 3

Hello everyone… and welcome to Week 3! After lots of rounds in the first two weeks, we’ll be doing fewer rounds from now on because it is going to take so much longer to crochet right around the blanket as it gets bigger! 🙂

For those of you who have purchased the PDF pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Week 3 in both UK and US terms…

Ravelry – Changing Tides Blanket

And here’s a round-up of blankets being shared over on Instagram this week.

It’s a global round-up with blankets from Sweden, Northern Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Russia, USA, The Netherlands, Germany and Canada!! Someone asked in the Facebook Coastal Crochet CAL Group last week where everyone was from and the response was amazing! Over 30 countries represented… we really are being united across the world through our love of crochet which is so special!

And this week we are crocheting 4 rounds of the ‘Pebble Lace’ stitch. In week 1 this textured stitch resembled the grey pebbles on the beach but this week they’ve tuned into sand! Like the textures of sand on the beach, as well as sand dunes and sandcastles… :)IMG_6751(1)wp_20161220_15_43_26_proP1130821IMG_1123(1)This textured stitch takes up a lot of yarn and it is time consuming to work… but there’s no rush! I love these squishy Bobbles and this kind of texture can’t be achieved without doing those stitches so take your time and enjoy it! 😊

Week 3 rows are a repeat of rows 11 – 14 from Week 1 and here’s the YouTube tutorial to help too if you need a reminder…

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, dtr7tog: double treble 7 together (see below), RS: right side, ss: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), tr: treble, WS: wrong side

dtr7tog: double treble 7 together: Wrap yarn around hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and pull through (you will now have 4 loops on the hook), yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops, yarn over hook again and pull though 2 loops (you will now have 2 loops on the hook), repeat from the start 6 more times (each time you will gain an extra loop), at the end you will have 8 loops on the hook, yarn over hook and pull through all the loops on the hook.

Round 31 (WS) Join Yarn D to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same corner ch-sp, * 2ch, miss 1 st, 1dc in next st, continue with (2ch, miss 1 st, dtr7tog in next st (close this with 1ch and push the cluster to the back (RS) of the work), 2ch, miss 1 st, 1dc in next st) and repeat to end of side, 2ch, miss final 2 sts, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending final side with 2ch, miss 2 sts, ss to top of first 3 ch, turn [17 dtr clusters on each side]

Round 32 4ch (counts as 1 dc and 3 ch), 1dc in top of next dtr cluster (not in the 1 ch made to close the cluster), * (3ch, 1dc in next dtr cluster) to last cluster on this side, 3ch, miss 2 ch-sps, 1dc in final 2 sts, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner ch-sp, 1dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * on next three sides ending with 1dc in final st (after final corner ch-sp), ss to first ch, turn

Round 33 3ch (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), miss 2 sts, * (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in corner ch-sp, 2ch, miss 2 sts, 1dc in next st, (2ch, dtr7tog in 2nd ch of 3 ch going under both top strands (close with 1ch), 2ch, 1dc in next dc st) and repeat to end of side, 2ch, miss final 2 sts, repeat from * on next three sides, after final dtr7tog make 2ch and end with ss to first ch of beginning 3 ch, fasten off, turn [18 dtr clusters on each side]

Round 34 (RS) Join Yarn F to the left tr st on any corner ch-sp and repeat Round 32

 

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And that’s Week 3… hope you have a good week ahead and Happy Crocheting! 🙂

PATTERN IN US TERMS

Abbreviations in US Crochet Terminology
ch: chain, ch-sp(s): chain space(s), dc: double crochet, RS: right side, sc: single crochet, sl st: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), tr: treble, tr7tog: treble 7 together (see below), WS: wrong side

tr7tog: treble 7 together: Wrap yarn around hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and pull through (you will now have 4 loops on the hook), yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops, yarn over hook again and pull though 2 loops (you will now have 2 loops on the hook), repeat from the start 6 more times (each time you will gain an extra loop), at the end you will have 8 loops on the hook, yarn over hook and pull through all the loops on the hook.

Round 31 (WS) Join Yarn D to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1dc, 2ch, 2dc) in same corner ch-sp, * 2ch, skip 1 st, 1sc in next st, continue with (2ch, skip 1 st, tr7tog in next st (close this with 1ch and push the cluster to the back (RS) of the work), 2ch, skip 1 st, 1sc in next st) and repeat to end of side, 2ch, skip final 2 sts, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides ending final side with 2ch, skip 2 sts, sl st to top of first 3 ch, turn [17 tr clusters on each side]

Round 32 4ch (counts as 1 sc and 3 ch), 1sc in top of next tr cluster (not in the 1 ch made to close the cluster), * (3ch, 1sc in next tr cluster) to last cluster on this side, 3ch, skip 2 ch-sps, 1sc in final 2 sts, (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in corner ch-sp, 1sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * on next three sides ending with 1sc in final st (after final corner ch-sp), sl st to first ch, turn

Round 33 3ch (counts as 1 sc and 2 ch), skip 2 sts, * (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in corner ch-sp, 2ch, skip 2 sts, 1sc in next st, (2ch, tr7tog in 2nd ch of 3 ch going under both top strands (close with 1ch), 2ch, 1sc in next sc st) and repeat to end of side, 2ch, skip final 2 sts, repeat from * on next three sides, after final tr7tog make 2ch and end with sl st to first ch of beginning 3 ch, fasten off, turn [18 tr clusters on each side]

Round 34 (RS) Join Yarn F to the left dc st on any corner ch-sp and repeat Round 32

14 comments

  1. The Stash Busters is beautiful. If I didn’t want to make it as wide as it is have you figured out how many chains you would need for a less wide afghan?

    Thank you,
    Janice Shepard

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Hi Janice, I haven’t based this pattern on a stitch multiple. As I designed it as we went, I adjusted each row to keep consistent with my 180 sts. But many people are doing it smaller or bigger…. so long as you keep consistent with your chosen stitch count and adjust the turning chains accordingly (as you may start and end with a different stitch to me) it will work… good luck! 😊

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