Beachcombing Blanket – Week 9

img_8441Welcome to Week 9 of my โ€˜Beachcombing Blanketโ€™ crochet along. Weโ€™re now three quarters of the way through our blanket… and this week is another week of Puff Stitch Waves! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

This week I recorded a video very early in the morning for you all! Enjoy…

I love these repetitive wave stitches but I’m aware some people found them tricky last week so I’ve provided some more detailed photos below which might help a little… ๐Ÿ™‚

But first here’s this weeks round-up of beautiful blankets being shared on Instagram and over in the Facebook ‘Coastal Crochet CAL‘ group. They are all amazing… some beautiful beach photos being shared… and isnโ€™t the central photo with the sea sunset and gorgeous Bella the schnauzer just perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you who have purchased the PDF pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Week 9 in both UK and US termsโ€ฆ

Ravelry Pattern for Beachcombing Blanket

And here are a few sunny beach photos I took earlier in the week… I managed to squeeze them in just before the weather finally changed. After weeks and weeks of glorious sunshine, it has now turned very cloudy with a few spots of much needed rain…

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The colours of that sea are just stunning aren’t they. And yes, our Salty is in desperate need of a dog groom and hair cut. Its been over 4 months now but she is finally booked in next Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚ The ‘before and after’ photos will be fabulous, I’m sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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So let’s move onto our next set of Puff Stitch Waves…

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I’ve taken these two photos with pins pointing to each place where a double crochet (US single crochet) stitch needs to go into on the second row of each wave. It’s helpful if you count in sets of 11 stitches going across the puff stitches (remembering the very first chain space before the first puff stitch) and then in sets of 6 stitches going across the stitches where two were crocheted together to make one. I really hope that helps…

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The full written pattern with lots of photos and links to YouTube tutorials is below in UK crochet terms. At the very end of this blog post Iโ€™ve provided the pattern in US terms too.

PATTERN IN UK CROCHET TERMINOLOGY.

Abbreviations

ch: chain

ch-sp(s): chain space(s)

dc: double crochet

htr: half treble

htr3tog: half treble 3 stitches together (puff stitch โ€“ see below)

mm: millimetres

RS: right side

ss: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

tr: treble

tr2tog: treble 2 stitches together

WS: wrong side

yoh: yarn over hook

Puff stitch: this is the same as htr3tog: (yoh, insert hook into st, yoh, pull up a loop) 3 times, yoh, pull through all the loops on the hook.

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Week 9 โ€“ Puff Stitch Waves

Continue with more Puff Stitch Waves which are inspired by all those waves which roll into shore!

3 colours are used: Yarns I, J and C.

Pattern Notes

The top and bottom panels will continue to be crocheted and Week 9 is a repeat of Week 8. Row 11 continues on from the end of Row 10 from Week 8 when we joined with Yarn I at the end of the final st.

Here’s the tutorial from last week for the Puff Stitch Waves.

Puff Stitch Waves

Row 11 (RS) 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr in next st, (tr2tog over next 2 sts) two times, * (1ch, htr3tog in next st) five times, 1ch, (tr2tog over next 2 sts) six times, repeat from * nine times, (1ch, htr3tog in next st) five times, 1ch, (tr2tog over next 2 sts) three times, turn.

Row 12 (WS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in first st and each of next 2 sts, * (1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in top of next puff st) five times, 1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * nine times, (1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in top of next puff st) five times, 1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, join with Yarn J at end of third st, miss final st (do not crochet into the top of the 3 ch), turn. [187 sts]

Rows 13 – 14 Repeat Rows 11 and 12 joining with Yarn C at end of Row 14

Rows 15 – 16 Repeat Rows 11 and 12 joining with Yarn A at end of Row 16

Repeat all rows on opposite end of blanket.

Weave in all ends.

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Next week we will have the final part to the top and bottom of the blanket to do… there will be more rows than this week so more to do! And then it will be all about the edging…

Happy Crocheting everyone… ๐Ÿ™‚

 

PATTERN IN US CROCHET TERMINOLOGY.

Abbreviations

ch: chain

ch-sp(s): chain space(s)

dc: double crochet

dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together

hdc: half double crochet

hdc3tog: half double crochet 3 stitches together (puff stitch โ€“ see below)

mm: millimetres

RS: right side

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

WS: wrong side

yoh: yarn over hook

Puff stitch: this is the same as hdc3tog: (yoh, insert hook into st, yoh, pull up a loop) 3 times, yoh, pull through all the loops on the hook.

Week 9 โ€“ Puff Stitch Waves

Continue with more Puff Stitch Waves which are inspired by all those waves which roll into shore!

3 colours are used: Yarns I, J and C.

Pattern Notes

The top and bottom panels will continue to be crocheted and Week 9 is a repeat of Week 8. Row 11 continues on from the end of Row 10 from Week 8 when we joined with Yarn I at the end of the final st.

Puff Stitch Waves

Row 11 (RS) 3ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in next st, (dc2tog over next 2 sts) two times, * (1ch, hdc3tog in next st) five times, 1ch, (dc2tog over next 2 sts) six times, repeat from * nine times, (1ch, hdc3tog in next st) five times, 1ch, (dc2tog over next 2 sts) three times, turn.

Row 12 (WS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1sc in first st and each of next 2 sts, * (1sc in next 1-ch-sp, 1sc in top of next puff st) five times, 1sc in next 1-ch-sp, 1sc in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * nine times, (1sc in next 1-ch-sp, 1sc in top of next puff st) five times, 1sc in next 1-ch-sp, 1sc in each of next 3 sts, join with Yarn J at end of third st, skip final st (do not crochet into the top of the 3 ch), turn. [187 sts]

Rows 13 – 14 Repeat Rows 11 and 12 joining with Yarn C at end of Row 14.

Rows 15 – 16 Repeat Rows 11 and 12 joining with Yarn A at end of Row 16.

Repeat all rows on opposite end of blanket.

Weave in all ends.

13 comments

  1. Hi Eleonora, I just love the puff stitch waves. I had no trouble with them at all and didn’t have to frog once. Beginner’s luck maybe! I found them very relaxing so am looking forward to doing the next ones this week. On the second row, I just counted 6 and 11 and it worked out perfectly. Very relaxing and satisfying. I’m off to watch the video now and print the next sheet of the pattern. Thank you so much! Loving every minute of the blanket.

    1. Thank you Pamela!! So glad you enjoyed these stitches… I find them so relaxing too… ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’™ Once you get the stitch pattern it is straightforward so I hope those who struggled will find it easier this week… have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

      1. Yes, I hope so too. I think your added photos will help it click for those who struggled to start off with. Once it clicks, it is easy and very relaxing, plus the puffs are a great bit of texture. Hopefully this week everyone will enjoy them. Have a lovely day, Eleonora! Thanks again.

      2. I forgot to say, one of my checks when doing the puff stitch waves is making sure the central puffs line up each row with the row below. It is easy to check straight away when crocheting them that they line up. If they don’t, then you need to check previous stitches to see why and then maybe frog. The beginning puffs don’t always look like they are lining up even though they are right, but the central puff is always in line. Hope that helps someone!

  2. Tricky at first on the second row but once I understood the maths I was sorted, I might have one or two little slippages in my line up but nothing too serious so they are here to stay. Lovely blanket and I am enjoying it very much. Stay safe ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ–

  3. Hi Eleonora
    I love following your blogs and watching your videos. Salty is so adorable and looks devoted to you and so intelligent. I can’t wait to make this blanket one day. Thank you for your blocking tips, It will probably be a couple of weeks or so till I have finished the main part of the seaside blanket. Then I will decide which blocking method to use and once the edging is done, I will send a pic. In the meantime I follow this one and download the next step of the pattern each week. I am graudually catching up on your blogs in the archives. At the moment I have just finished reading the month of December 2017! I read a few every now and then. Stay safe – Marilyn

  4. ps I had to google “to Frog”, regarding crochet, as I have never heard that one before. I learn something new every day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. A lovely relaxing video. Your crochet work is so beautiful and, as always, I like the ‘Salty’ bits. Thanks. I always enjoy watching what you post.

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