Beachcombing Blanket – Week 11

Welcome to Week 11 of my ‘Beachcombing Blanket’ crochet along! It’s the penultimate week and we’re now moving onto the all important edging… 🙂

And in this weeks video, there’s a different view to enjoy too… 🙂

It’s a simple edging for our blankets to begin with… before we end with something a little more fun next week! But first there’s this weeks round up of fabulous blankets being shared on Instagram and over in the Facebook ‘Coastal Crochet CAL‘ group to show you… 

Aren’t they all just amazing?! 🙂 And some beautiful locations too as lockdowns ease around the world…

For those of you who have purchased the PDF pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Week 11 in both UK and US terms…

Ravelry Pattern for Beachcombing Blanket

I’d also like to share Salty’s before and after photos from her first dog groom in nearly 5 months! It was well overdue…

She looks like a different dog doesn’t she?! It’s definitely better for her… she’s gained an extra spring in her step for sure!

We had a glorious summer evening combined with high tide earlier in the week… beautiful photo opportunities and you can see more in the video I shared above…

An almost golden sea… 🙂

And the day before, a seagull perched on the edge of the cliff… 🙂

So our edging starts with simple rounds of simple stitches… it’s a perfect balance for our blankets. There may only be four rounds to crochet this week but it will take quite sometime to go all the way around the blanket! 🙂

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 I’ve provided the pattern in US terms too.

PATTERN IN UK CROCHET TERMINOLOGY.

Abbreviations

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

dtr: double treble

htr: half treble

RS: right side

ss: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

tr: treble

WS: wrong side

yoh: yarn over hook

Week 11 – The Edging Part 1

The first four rounds of the edging will be crocheted.

2 colours are used: Yarns C and D.

Pattern Notes

I recommend putting a stitch marker in each central corner stitch as you go round making it easier to identify the corner stitch on subsequent rounds. It’s important to mark this stitch because this is the stitch in which 3 stitches will be crocheted into on Rounds 2 – 4.

Here’s a tutorial for the edging this week.

Round 1 (RS) The first round of the edging is a simple round of dc stitches. With RS facing, join Yarn D to outer right st of top or bottom of blanket, 1ch (does not count as st), 3dc in same st (this is the first corner – you may want to put a stitch marker in the second st which is the central corner st), *1dc in each st across to end of side, 3dc in final st (this is the second corner – you may want to put a stitch marker in the second central st), continue with dc stitches along side edge of blanket working 1dc in the side of rows ending with a dc or htr, 2dc in the side of rows ending with a tr and 3dc in the side of rows ending with a dtr, 1dc in each st across side panel, continue evenly across row ends to the end of the side edge **, 3dc in first st of opposite end of blanket, repeat from * across opposite end of blanket and second side edge ending at **, ss to first st to join, turn. [187 sts across top and bottom sides, 233 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

Round 2 (WS) 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr in each st around entire blanket working 3tr into each central corner st, ss to top of first 3 ch, turn. [189 sts across top and bottom sides, 235 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

Round 3 (RS) 2ch (counts as first htr), 1htr in each st around working 3htr into each central corner st, ss to top of first 2 ch, fasten off, do not turn. [191 sts across top and bottom sides, 237 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

Round 4 With RS facing join Yarn C to back 2 loops of any st, 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in back 2 loops only of each st around working 3dc into each central corner st, ss to first st, fasten off. [193 sts across top and bottom sides, 239 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

And that’s it for this week… 🙂

It’s hard to believe that next week is the final week and our blankets will be complete. Take care Everyone…

…and Happy Crocheting! 🙂 🙂

PATTERN IN US CROCHET TERMINOLOGY.

Abbreviations

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

RS: right side

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

tr: treble

WS: wrong side

yoh: yarn over hook

Week 11 – The Edging Part 1

The first four rounds of the edging will be crocheted.

2 colours are used: Yarns C and D.

Pattern Notes

I recommend putting a stitch marker in each central corner stitch as you go round making it easier to identify the corner stitch on subsequent rounds. It’s important to mark this stitch because this is the stitch in which 3 stitches will be crocheted into on Rounds 2 – 4.

Round 1 (RS) The first round of the edging is a simple round of sc stitches. With RS facing, join Yarn D to outer right st of top or bottom of blanket, 1ch (does not count as st), 3sc in same st (this is the first corner – you may want to put a stitch marker in the second st which is the central corner st), *1sc in each st across to end of side, 3sc in final st (this is the second corner – you may want to put a stitch marker in the second central st), continue with sc stitches along side edge of blanket working 1sc in the side of rows ending with a sc or hdc, 2sc in the side of rows ending with a dc and 3sc in the side of rows ending with a tr, 1sc in each st across side panel, continue evenly across row ends to the end of the side edge **, 3sc in first st of opposite end of blanket, repeat from * across opposite end of blanket and second side edge ending at **, ss to first st to join, turn. [187 sts across top and bottom sides, 233 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

Round 2 (WS) 3ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in each st around entire blanket working 3dc into each central corner st, ss to top of first 3 ch, turn. [189 sts across top and bottom sides, 235 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

Round 3 (RS) 2ch (counts as first hdc), 1hdc in each st around working 3hdc into each central corner st, ss to top of first 2 ch, fasten off, do not turn. [191 sts across top and bottom sides, 237 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

Round 4 With RS facing join Yarn C to back 2 loops of any st, 1ch (does not count as st), 1sc in back 2 loops only of each st around working 3sc into each central corner st, ss to first st, fasten off. [193 sts across top and bottom sides, 239 sts across sides plus 1 corner st in each corner]

17 comments

  1. I really enjoyed crocheting this Beachcomber blanket. It was really a challenge to begin with. But I looked forward to every weeks tutorial. Thanks so much.

  2. I have really enjoyed the learnig process with this blanket and am behind after shuting my finger in the car door so just starting the edgning, do we have much white in the edging a I don’t seem to have a lot left and wonder if I my need to purchase more to finish it.

  3. Once again such an enjoyable video , Thankyou , and salty looks so smart it’s amazing what a difference a groom makes , so sad that this will all be over next week , Thankyou for all your hard work

  4. Love your videos. I think Salty looks fab after her groom. One reason I’ve always dreamed of a house with a sea view is the ever changing picture to look out on. I have beautiful Welsh hillsides and even little waterfalls where I am so can’t complain. Even the view from my supermarket car park is spectacular!

    I’ve loved the blanket too especially the video tutorials as I know I couldn’t have done a lot of it without them. I’m still on squares (one to go) so still a lot of fun to go for this newbie but I’m definitely hooked on crochet and will be trying your other designs. Thank you so much x

  5. Hi Eleonora
    I think your CALs must be the best around. The amount of work and effort you put into them is amazing and you make crochet achievable for everybody. Salty is such a star, I feel I would just love to hug her. She looks so smart with her trim. Marilyn

  6. Just wondering if there is a mistake in this week’s pattern? In the photos Round 4 looks as if it’s been worked into the back loops only of Round 3, but the pattern doesn’t say to do this.
    I love this blanket! It is such a good representation of everything to do with the sea.

    1. Hi Helen… thank you so much! Round 4 goes into the half treble stitches from Round 3 into the back 2 strands, leaving that front strand to the front of the work… you’re absolutely right that I need to make this clearer and I will rectify that now! Thank you again… 😊💙💙

  7. This is the first ever CAL I have taken part in, and I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it!

    As a paramedic working in London, the last 3 months have been incredibly hard, and this CAL has undoubtedly been a huge factor in getting me (and I’m sure countless others!!) through covid/lockdown. The challenge of it has given me something to distract my mind with and has given me something different to look forward too each week.

    Thank-you for your time, your incredibly clear and helpful instructions, and of course, the beautiful pattern. I’m sad to be coming towards the end, but I do have a stash buster now on the go, and can’t wait to see what you come up with for the next CAL!!!

    1. Hi Claire… thank you so much for sharing this… it’s so wonderful to hear how crochet can really help people in so many ways… I’m very happy that it helped get you through these last few months! Take care! 😊💙💙💙

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