Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crochet Along Update #2.....

So here is the next bit of the crochet along!

I think last time I had finished the chevron stripe pattern, so after that section I have added rows of sc in 3 colours. 
Starting with the right side facing, I have done 1row of sc in dark blue, then turned and gone back, so ending up with a double row of sc. Then I've repeated this in pale pink, and mid blue.

4dc cluster pattern

Next, I have done a row of 4dc clusters, with 3 sts skipped between them (this keeps the stitch count even overall).  The first cluster is made of 3chs and 1dc, then the rest are 4dcs.

Next, a row of sc in lime.

Next, another row of 4dc clusters in blue.

Next, a double row of sc in green ( 1 row, turn, second row)

Bobble Pattern

Next I am setting up for my bobble row with 1 row of dcs in pale blue.
The middle row of the bobble section is where you do the bobbles . 
There is a great tutorial over at Tales from Cuckoo Land here that shows you exactly how to do the bobbles in another colour, which is how I learnt how to do it, have a look over there to find out how to do this part.
Then I did another row of dcs in pale blue to finish off this bit.

Next another double row of sc in green.

(I am going to call this next 3 rows Outlined Cluster Pattern in future)

Next, one row of sc in red.

Next, one row of 4tr clusters in turquoise, made the same way as the 4dc clusters, but with trs instead.

Next row, ch1(counts as 1st st), 1sc in next stitch, then 2trtog into centre skipped st of the first row of sc in red, *then 3sc across top of cluster sts, then 2trtog into centre skipped st of first row of sc in red*, and repeat to end of row. (hope that's not too confusing!)

Next, I row of hdc in blue.

Okay that's where I'm up to at the moment, I am pretty happy with how it is working out, I have decided not to use any white in this blanket, so I hope the colours keep looking good together.

I am going to try and work a bit of Catherine Wheel pattern in soon, so hope that works out ok, then it might be time for some repeating of the chevron stripe and granny stripes, I'll have to wait and see!

How are you going with this blanket? 
Still having fun?
Getting frustrated with my slow posting? (Sorry!)
Are you doing your own bit of winging it crochet?

Have a great day, and happy hooking!


  1. wowie! An bomb of color, I love it, I want to use the patterns in the future!

  2. So excited to be able to do the next bit of my blanket!! I have so far resisted the urge to make up bits myself as I really like the idea of following you as you make yours! Really looking forward to the bobbles, I think they are gorgeous! In your last post you got as far as the red wiggles but didn't do the row where you even out the chevron pattern in green. Could you tell me how you did this?
    Karen xx

    1. Hi Karen, glad you are having fun with this , I like the bobbles too, regarding the evening out of the chevron pattern, I have edited the last post and added the pattern for this bit to it. I think it is only coming up on the crochet along page though, so have a look at the separate page where I have put all the posts about this blanket. (Link at the top of this home page) Hope that helps, Julie:)

    2. Ah thanks! Silly me for not looking there!! I'm off to crochet... x

  3. This one will be a dream blanket.


  4. Ooooh thank you for the mention! I jumped when I saw it. I can't believe it was my blog that showed you how to do different colour bobbles. I'm glad the tute works ok. What a relief.


  5. This is looking amazing. It's something I'd love to have a go at in the future

  6. It's coming along beautifully Jules and looks great.
    I love all the colours you've used and there's lots of great texture and pattern.

    Claire :}

  7. Yay! Thanks for the instructions for what you've done. I'm going to add these to mine too. I've done a few rows of my own in addition to yours. I really love the green chevrons with the sc row of red above. So cool looking. Love the bobbles too. I'm going to work on it tonight and post pics on my blog tomorrow. I'm loving it! :-)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous and great you have included instructions. I've just finished my ripple blanket (first crochet project) so maybe I'll try this if I'm feeling brave!

  9. I'm excited about starting one for myself! Thanks for being so kind and sharing your fantastic crocheting ability with us!

  10. So gorgeous! I am quickly trying to finish the blanket I'm working on now so I can join in on the fun that is this amazing blanket!

  11. How wonderful to find you! Thank you Pinterest!
    This is exactly what I have been looking for to get me going. I have wanted to do a throw for my bed as I am now living with mom to care for her and working parttime. This is perfect to perfect stitches!
    I have tons of yarn that has accumulated over the last couple of years, and need a project to have going along with the others little ones I do.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us and inspire!
    I am headed into my little room to begin choosing the yarns, this could take the day!

  12. Oh I really want to join in but I'm sooooo busy, love the pattern so much.

  13. Adorei seu blog! Tudo muito lindo!!!

  14. Wow! That looks amazing and fun! (and a little over my head, so I'll just sit in awe while you do this one).


  15. I have just begin the blanket. I cannot stop...It's very funny to crochet.
    I will send you and image as soon as i finish, the 4th parts.


  16. Hello - I love your colors. They are so happy! But where is Crochet Along #1? I want to start where you did and follow your pattern.

  17. Hi. I just wanted to come and say thank you so much for writing this out. I'd been scared off by the complexity of this project for such a long time, but I had a great time giving it a go. Mine isn't as beautiful as yours, but I still love it! Here is a link to my version of your blanket. http://madeoutofthings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/blankets-blankets-everywhere.html Thank you again. :o)


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