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Week 12

cal 2014 (12)

Supplies

  • Cotton 8 yarn, colour 726 from kit 1
  • crochet hook 3 mm
  • a pair of scissors
  • darning needle

Stitches used (US terms)

  • Single crochet
  • Chain

Tips

  • Read through the pattern at least once before you start.
  • The aim of this CAL is to let out your creative side, so choose any colours you like! You can even combine multiple colours.
  • Use the invisible join method to finish, as described in the Tips & Tricks PDF.
  • Sew in the ends right after you finish.
  • If you want to print the pattern, please only print page 4. This is a special page, designed to use the least amount of ink and of course paper.
  • Have fun! :)

Caring for your blanket

You can safely wash your blanket at 40°C. The Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn is colour fast, but if you’re concerned about any colours running you could use a colour catcher with the first wash. You don’t need to block your blanket again after you’ve washed it; you can just lay it flat and gently smooth it into shape when it is still wet. Don’t put your blanket through the dryer; let it dry flat and naturally.

Pattern

Start with a slip knot on your hook/a standing stitch. You can find a short tutorial on how to do this in the Tips & Tricks PDF.

  1. Start in one of the corners, in the first stitch next to the ch2 sp. Work 1sc in each of the stitches along the side, through the back loops only. When you get to a ch2 sp, work 3sc. Keep going like this until you did all the sides. Join with a sl st to the first sc you made.
  2. Ch1, sc in the same stitch. *Ch3, sk2, sc*. Repeat ** around. Ch3, sk2, join with a sl st to the first sc of this rnd.
  3. Sl st to the next ch3 sp. Ch1, sc in ch3 sp. *Ch3, sc in next ch3 sp* around. Ch3, join with a sl st to the first sc of this rnd.
  4. Sl st to the next ch3 sp. Ch1, sc in ch3 sp. *Ch3, sc in next ch3 sp* around. Ch3, join with a sl st to the first sc of this rnd.
  5. Sl st to the next ch3 sp. Ch1, 4sc in ch3 sp. *4sc in ch3 sp* around. Join with sl st to the first sc of this rnd.
  6. Ch1, *2sl st, ch3, sl st in same stitch, 8sl st, ch5, sl st in same stitch, 6sl st* around. Join with sl st to first sl st.

Fasten off. Sew in the ends using your darning needle.

Blocking

Blocking the border for blankets made with joining option 1

If you have made your blanket using option 1 for the join and added the border, it is important to block the border. It will really make a difference, since it will open up the border, giving your blanket a nice lacy border and a perfect finished look! You don’t need to block the join if you have used option 1. To block the border, don’t block/stretch your entire blanket. Instead, block the border separately by pinning along the sides of the squares and in the little picots of the border. Blocking may seem like it’s very time consuming and unnecessary, but it is absolutely worth it in the end!

Blocking the join for blankets made with joining option 2

If you have made your blanket using option 2 for the join, it is important to block your blanket one more time. It will really make a difference, since it will open up the join, giving your blanket a nice lacy join and a perfect finished look! Blankets joined with option 2 don’t have a border. If you choose to make your own border, please block the join first, as it will stretch your blanket significantly. To block the join, don’t block/stretch your entire blanket. Instead, block the separate joins from top to bottom and from left to right. Pin alongside the joins to open them up, or use blocking wires to make it easier. Blocking may seem like it’s very time consuming and unnecessary, but it is absolutely worth it in the end!

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