Changing Tides – Week 7

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It’s Week 7 of our ‘Changing Tides’ Blanket! It’s getting big now isn’t it… 🙂

For those of you who have purchased the PDF pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Week 7 in both UK and US terms…

Ravelry – Changing Tides Blanket

And here’s another wonderful round-up of blankets being made and shared over on Instagram this week. Some amazing outdoor photos, super neat stitches and oh those colours! As a designer it’s the most wonderful thing to see your design come alive around the world…

This week I’ve drawn inspiration from seaglass which I love to search for at low tide amongst the pebbles and sand. Those tiny flashes of green that always make me feel like I’ve found treasure! Have a look at some blog posts I’ve published in the past…

Coastal Living…Searching for Sea Glass

Crocheting around Seaglass…

Searching for Sea Glass in Seaham… (and a little crochet too of course)

Drilling Holes in Sea Glass…

Yes, seaglass is pollution and is formed from glass waste which ended up in the sea, sometimes over 100 years ago. Over decades the tides and waves have smoothed the glass into little jewels that wash up on our shores. As far as I know it isn’t damaging to marine life or eco systems like the plastics that sadly end up in our oceans… 😦

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So those tiny flashes of green between the blue sea and golden sands are our rounds for this week…

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, htr: half treble, RS: right side, ss: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), tr: treble, WS: wrong side

Round 44 (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 2 sts, (2ch, miss 2 sts, 1dc in next st) to last st of side, 1dc in final st, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides finishing with ss to first ch, fasten off, do not turn [35 ch-sps on each side]

Round 45 is a repeat of Round 6 from our first week…here’s the YouTube tutorial to remind you if that helps… 🙂

Round 45 With RS of work facing, join Yarn A to front loop of any htr st from Round 43, 2ch, 2htr in same place, 1ss in next front loop, continue with (3htr in next front loop, 1ss in next front loop) all around on each side, ss to top of first 2 ch, fasten off and weave in ends

Round 46 (WS) Join Yarn D to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same corner ch-sp, * 2ch, miss 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 3tr in each ch-sp to end of side, 1tr in next st, 2ch, miss final 2 sts, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides finishing with ss to top of first 3 ch (after final tr and 2 ch made), turn [111 sts on each side]

Round 47 2ch, * 2htr in next ch-sp, 1htr in each st to ch-sp at end of side, 2htr in ch-sp, 1htr in next 2 sts, (1htr, 2ch, 1htr) in corner ch-sp, 1htr in next 2 sts, repeat from * on next three sides finishing with ss to top of first 2 ch (after 1 htr made after final corner ch-sp), fasten off, turn [117 sts on each side]

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Happy Crocheting Everyone and till next week… 🙂

PATTERN IN US TERMS
Abbreviations in US Crochet Terminology
ch: chain, ch-sp(s): chain space(s), dc: double crochet, hdc: half double crochet, RS: right side, sc: single crochet, sl st: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), WS: wrong side

Round 44 (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 2 sts, (2ch, skip 2 sts, 1sc in next st) to last st of side, 1sc in final st, (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides finishing with sl st to first ch, fasten off, do not turn [35 ch-sps on each side]

Round 45 is a repeat of Round 6 from our first week…here’s the YouTube tutorial to remind you if that helps… 🙂

Round 45 With RS of work facing, join Yarn A to front loop of any hdc st from Round 43, 2ch, 2hdc in same place, 1sl st in next front loop, continue with (3hdc in next front loop, 1sl st in next front loop) all around on each side, sl st to top of first 2 ch, fasten off and weave in ends

Round 46 (WS) Join Yarn D to any corner ch-sp, 3ch, (1dc, 2ch, 2dc in same corner ch-sp), * 2ch, skip 2 sts, 1dc in next st, 3dc in each ch-sp to end of side, 1dc in next st, 2ch, skip final 2 sts, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in corner ch-sp, repeat from * on next three sides finishing with sl st to top of first 3 ch (after final dc and 2 ch made), turn [111 sts on each side]

Round 47 2ch, * 2hdc in next ch-sp, 1hdc in each st to ch-sp at end of side, 2hdc in ch-sp, 1hdc in next 2 sts, (1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc) in corner ch-sp, 1hdc in next 2 sts, repeat from * on next three sides finishing with sl st to top of first 2 ch (after 1 hdc made after final corner ch-sp), fasten off, turn [117 sts on each side]

10 comments

  1. Is R44 correct because the *placement would suggest that there are 3dcs followed by the ch2? The picture clearly shows that it is 1dc followed by the ch2, skip 2…..

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    1. Hi Natasha… yes Row 44 is correct… each side starts as follows after the * – it’s 1dc in next 2 sts, (2ch, miss 2 sts, 1dc in next st) to last st of side, 1dc in final st, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in corner ch-sp…. and as far as I can see that’s what the photo shows! 😊

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      1. Apologies…. misunderstood…. I was reading that we repeated from the star each time, not just what was in the bracket! I’m doing a pattern where the pattern repeat goes from the star each time so got muddled between the two. Sorry, but thank you for your quick reply!!

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  2. Howdy Eleonora……don’t know how else to contact you…..without totally broadcasting.
    So here goes…….I’m watching a couple of episodes of Kevin Mcloud from Grand Designs..here in AUS. I know they are oldies…..about his little shack he has set up beside the seaside. While working on my Changing Tides at present……I’m seeing all the large pebbles and white cliffs,etc..and am wondering if this is where you live?? It looks a lot like your amazing photos…..I keep watching to see if Salty will turn up. Hehehe…… I think he mentioned Somerset….but not really sure. Curious. xxme

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