Free Crochet Pattern | Freccia Filet Market Bag

A lightweight crochet market bag is a must to sling over your shoulders to take grocery shopping, or on a picnic trip, or to the beach – or anywhere you need! My new and free Freccia Filet Market Bag is just the ticket for carrying your oranges – or anything else that takes your fancy!

I think there’s an even bigger need for crochet bags these days as we all try to utilise eco-friendly reusable bags over plastic ones. It’s a great way to use your crochet skills to make something useful and practical – and reusable bags are also perfect summer projects when made in a lightweight yarn!

I’ve had in my mind a pattern for a market bag for ages, so when the lovely folks at Anchor Yarns asked me if I’d like to make a bag with some of their Anchor Freccia yarn I quickly said yes!

Freccia is a 3 ply high quality 100% Egyptian Giza cotton thread offering a delicate balance of softness, flexibility, body and brightness. It’s a versatile thread, available in 6 thread thicknesses, which I’ve used it before for a scarf (see FREE Freccia Flor Scarf here), and it comes in a wide range of different colours.

I used no. 6 thickness again this time, with a 2.5mm hook (US size C/2), and I chose to make my bag in a lovely rich royal purple (shade 00092). The whole bag, including the straps, used 4 x 50g (4 x 175m) balls in total to create a bag with a width of 38cm (14″) x length 40cm (15″) , bag handles 62cm (24″) in length.

Made with cotton yarn the Freccia Filet Market Bag is super robust and if it gets dirty, you can just throw it in the washing machine and hang it up to dry!

I wanted to create a bag that was strong and durable, but also that would be a bit pretty – that’s where the filet came in. To begin with I had in mind a larger filet design on the bag, but quickly realised that wasn’t going to be at all practical as things could potentially fall through the ‘holes’ so I decided the design would be served better by having a filet detail around the top.

The bag and the filet sections are worked in a unique way in rounds and in rows to minimise a visible seam at the end. Crocheting the bottom and the straps, with extra slip stitches, also makes the bag extra durable so they can hold then a lot of weight even with only using a lightweight cotton.

The Freccia Filet Market Bag is a free download available directly from the Anchor Crafts website here where you can just download the pattern or register for an account. It doesn’t cost anything for an account, but by signing up you’ll gain access to loads of other free patterns by other talented designers too.

FREE ANCHOR PATTERN DOWNLOAD

Crochet a single colour bags or in variegated yarn, or maybe in the rainbow colour palette, there are so many possibilities – the choices are all yours!

The pattern is written in UK crochet terminology and I’ve linked it up on Ravelry too if you’d like to save it to your favourites on there (at the link below).

SAVE PATTERN ON RAVELRY HERE

Super simple to make and so practical; this pattern is perfect for beginners, as it only uses simple stitches. Great for anyone that wants a new reusable bag, or maybe someone who wants to try a bit of filet crochet (it’s a technique I don’t think I’m ever going to get sick of!).

Perfect for rolling up and popping in your handbag for when you need a bag, or pack it up and go!

If you hook up the Filet Market Bag I hope you’ll tag @kcaco.uk on Instagram using the hashtags #kcacouk and #proud2craft or #anchoryarns (so the folks at Anchor Yarns can see) or share your projects in my Facebook group as I love to see your finished work! 

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Filet Fantastic CAL: Made by You!

Although our recent crochet along journey is at an end I really wanted to do a post showcasing some of the wonderful Filet Fantastic blankets that YOU have made! It’s been such a privilege to have had the opportunity to watch your blankets grow every week – it has been really special to see.

Don’t if you are new to the blog and this is the first you are hearing about this CAL; you can find a list with all the links about the CAL here and I promise to keep all the details on the blog FOREVER.

This pattern will be free here on the blog but it will also be available in an e-book on Ravelry. Now that the CAL is over the full e-booklet with all the pattern details has been uploaded to Ravelry (and will be added to my other pattern stores if you don’t use Ravelry). This booklet is available in either UK or US terms and contains the full pattern descriptions, charts and information all in one place.

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It’s amazing how many countries this blanket has been made in including; UK, US, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy, France and Ireland!

There have been many beautiful blankets put together with the exclusive kits from Black Sheep Wools , there were two rainbow colourway options, one in Scheepjes Colour Crafter (DK) and another in Scheepjes Riverwashed (4ply) – both are yarns which I’ve personally used many times and love.

Doesn’t that collection of beautiful happy rainbow blankets just make your heart sing! They are all just so pretty!

If you were looking to purchase a kit from Black Sheep Wools although the kits are showing out of stock at the moment, Black Sheep are in the process of getting the yarn together to restock (it’s just been held up a little by the new Brexit procedures). If you click on the button ‘notify me when available’ on their website, then you will get an email when the kits are available to order again.

There are also some stash buster, own colourways or single colour blankets photos that have been shared. I’d love to share all the blankets that have been made, as they are all so fantastic – but that would be an extremely lost post, so I have just selected a few different ones for inspiration purposes.

Aren’t they just all stunning! Thanks again to everyone that joined in the CAL with me this year and that shared their beautiful work with me! I have really loved seeing your finished blankets 💕

Although the our current CAL is now over please keep sharing your photos on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram – they are such a wonderful source of inspiration for us all.

I need at this point to say some quick thank you’s! There’s actually more people than me that helped to make this CAL happen! Many thanks to Scheepjes for supplying the yarn support for the Colour Crafter blanket so I could offer an alternative option of yarn for you. I need to thank Sara and Lucy from Black Sheep Wools for their time in putting together the kits, big thanks to Mrs G Makes and Simply Shade Cards for their stitch marker and shade card contributions.

I also need to say a MAHOOSIVE thank you to all the testers that helped with the colossal task of turning my scribbles into something legible and who helped with the moderation of the Facebook Group during CAL. So big shout outs to Kimberlie, Steff, Kim, Tracey L, Tracey P, Amanda, Leanne, Paula, Dulcy, Jan, Jacki and Leanne – this wouldn’t have been possible without your help!

Thanks as always to my family for bearing with me while I worked on the CAL; especially my husband for driving round to find that perfect spot for a photo, and to my wonderful mum who crocheted up the second colour crafter version of the blanket 💕

Now it’s time for me to fold up my Filet Fantastic Blanket!

But our community crafting endeavours are not yet over for this year, we’ve got our summer make-along starting on 5 July (read more about Whispers of the Sea here).

You might also wish to mark on your calendar a BRAND NEW four part FREE mini make along, sponsored by Anchor Yarns, starting on 1 August – though I’ll tell you more about that later, though you could always sign up to the KCACOUK newsletter to be kept up to date with any new plans.

And of course there is always 2022…you’ll be pleased to hear that planning for the next big CAL is already underway! 

I hope you will continue to join me with these projects, it’s so wonderful to watch my designs grow with you!

Until next time thank you for hooking along with me!

Keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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HOTH | Eevee Amigurumi

For my youngest daughters birthday this year she asked me to make her a Eevee Pokemon toy – I think she was hugely influenced by her big sister, who is, in her own words, a Pokemon fanatic. Never one to turn down a request to make them something I set to finding a pattern.

Luckily I remembered that in Issue 67 of Crochet Now magazine there happened to be a fabulous official Eevee Pokemon character, by Sabrina Somers, that I’d seen. Unfortunately that particular issue was no longer on sale, but I was able to get the back issue from the CraftStash website. A couple of days later the magazine arrived and I was able to get started.

There’s actually something really relaxing working on someone else’s pattern for a change. As a designer I’m having to make all the decisions and, don’t get me wrong I absolutely love the creativity of designing, but it’s very refreshing to just be able to sit and crochet something without having to work things out!

The suggested yarn was Phildar Phil Coton 3, but for my Eevee I used Deramores Studio DK in Frost, Latte and Chocolate that I’d got in my stash with a 3.25mm hook. If you aren’t familiar with Deramores Studio DK it’s lovely soft 100% acrylic anti-piling yarn which is fab for making amigurumi with as it doesn’t get all bobbly over time like some other yarns can – I’ve used it for many amigurumi in the past.

After working up the pattern, to finish her off, I used my trusty glue gun to add some black felt eyes and nose, and I used a pet brush, (which I bought solely for brushing yarn not pets), for her fluffy collar.

The pattern was very easy to follow and resulted in, what I think, is a very cute Eevee toy at the end. My daughter loves her, and both daughters have enjoyed playing games with her.

If you were looking for some more crochet Pokemon patterns, then the pattern I made is also available in a book officially licensed by The Pokemon Company, along with another 19 other characters.

It’s by Sabrina Somers, called Pokemon Crochet and is available on Amazon; it looks like a really fun book with many of the Pokemon favourites (or the Pokemon I know the names of included like Pikachu, Squirtle, Magikarp and Charmander.

I thoroughly enjoyed making my Eevee and would definitely recommend the pattern for anyone on the look out for Pokemon projects.

What have you been making lately? Something fun? I’d love to hear about it – drop me a comment below.

Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Deramores | Bride and Groom

It’s June, it’s traditionally a time thought of as wedding season, so it seems highly appropriate that I’m going to talk weddings, or more specifically about a mini crocheted bride and groom set that’s now available from my Deramores Designer Shop

Sadly, due to COVID-19 times, weddings have been a little different to the norm recently, but here’s hoping with vaccines and all the steps that we have put into place with various lockdowns to keep people safe, that we are hopefully moving in the right direction for more normal weddings in the future.

Until then these mini bride and groom could be a really fun addition for a future wedding celebration as wedding cake toppers, as table decorations or just as a sweet keepsake for someone – I’m really excited to see where you go with these!

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For my little bride and groom I used Deramores Studio DK in Frost, Latte, Peridot, Light Pink, Blush, Chocolate and Ebony with a 3.25mm hook. If you aren’t familiar with Deramores Studio DK it’s lovely soft 100% acrylic anti-piling yarn which is fab for making amigurumi with as it doesn’t get all bobbly over time like some other yarns can.

It could be a great way to add that handmade touch to your wedding day, as the mini bride and groom can totally be mixed and matched, make two brides, two grooms, change hair colour, add things like wire spectacles or other accessories and change the flowers / bowtie colours for that personalised wedding feel.

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If you were on the look out for more patterns, for adding that element of handmade to a wedding, then I have a couple more patterns you may like including; the FREE Shining Light wedding wrap or the Floral Mandala Ring Cushion.

And if you were looking for more general amigurumi designs to make then you can find several different patterns in my Deramores Designer Shop.

If you do make up a bride and groom I hope you will share pictures on social channels using the hashtag #Deramores and #kcacouk so we can share your wonderful work.

Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Crochet Now Magazine | Momo the Rainbow Monkey

I’ve been up to monkey business in the latest issue of Crochet Now magazine! For Issue 69 I took on the challenge of creating an amigurumi from a multicoloured yarn cake – and Momo the Rainbow Monkey was the result!

© Crochet NOW magazine – Issue 69

Momo the Monkey is a sweet little fellow made up from sectioning off the coloured sections of a ball of Rico Creative Chic-Unique yarn in Candy (Shade 005). This was a brand new yarn for me, which is always a fun prospect, and as it was a yarn cake there was quite a lot of yarn for me to play with.

If you are not familiar with the yarn it’s classed as a chunky (bulky) weight, and is made up from 75% Acrylic, 15% Wool, 10% Polyamide. It comes in 200g balls (310m) with the recommended hook size as 6mm (US size J), though I used a 4.5mm hook (US size 7) hook to create tighter stitches for my monkey.

Rico Creative Chic-Unique yarn is of quite a unusual construct – two threads, with different colour gradients, are combined in order to create the colour mix. As the colour parts have a different lengths and there will always be different shades which hit each other in the twist, makes for a unique ball of yarn and an exciting challenge for me to create an amigurumi from!

What I did first was to wind coloured sections of yarn into balls, then onto bobbins, which gave me a wonderful gradient of corresponding shades to play with for my little monkey.

I chose a monkey because they are my youngest daughters favourite animals. She has always loved monkeys and has two monkey toys that she usually carrys around with her.

We are hoping to take her to the zoo when they open so she can see a real life monkey (for the first time that she’ll remember) and so when it came to planning what to make with this yarn monkey’s were on my mind.

The name Momo is also a homage to her as that is the first name she gave to one of her monkey toys (the other one is called Coconut!).

© Crochet NOW magazine – Issue 69

I was pleased with how Momo turned out in the end, and I like him in rainbow colours, but you could always make him in browns and creams for a more natural looking monkey.

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If you want to see how versatile Rico Creative Chic-Unique yarn can be then look out for the other design made up from the yarn in the same issue of Crochet Now.

© Crochet NOW magazine – Issue 69

Issue 69 of Crochet Now magazine is packed with 35 patterns and comes complete with an exclusive Peanuts crochet hook with matching stitch marker.

It is available to buy from your local supermarket and some newsagents or you can grab a digital version from www.craftstash.co.uk/books-magazines

If you hook up the Momo the Monkey I hope you’ll share your photos with me on social media (facebooktwitter or instagram) or as a project on Ravelry – I love to see what you make! 

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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I Like Crochet Magazine | Caicos Raffia Purse

The June 2021 issue of I Like Crochet magazine is out now to help you prepare, get inspired and enjoy everything the summer weather has to offer (and to look good while doing it).

I’ve got two patterns in this latest edition; I spoke about the first pattern, called the Anchor Cove Shawl, in a previous post (read that here), and now it’s time for pattern number two – may I present the Caicos Raffia Purse.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

Named after the Caicos Islands, where turquoise waters and white sand beaches are considered one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret, this is a bag designed especially for summer!

The easily crafted raffia purse features popcorn stitches for added texture and a metal closure to keep your valuables safe and secure – team it with a summer dress and sandals for that perfect beach chic look!

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

You might have seen raffia yarn before, it’s a fine paper like yarn made from wood pulp and it’s really interesting to crochet with, it makes great bags and hats and is lovely and lightweight. As a yarn it gives off a very beachy vibe which makes it perfect for summer projects.

I used just one ball of Wool and the Gang Ra Ra Raffia (100% Paper); [250 meters] / 100 grams) for this project; in Desert Palm. The great thing about this yarn, that makes it perfect for a beach bag, is that it’s water-repellent so it dries fast if it gets splashed.

I used a 4.5mm hook (US size 7) with the raffia yarn, and for the bag closures I used a Prym Tuck Lock, which is a great DIY bag accessory as you just sew it onto the crocheted fabric (I’ve used one before for my Bramble Saddle Bag), and then I used some D rings and a brown detachable bag strap that I picked up from Amazon.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

The Caicos Raffia Purse is a great pattern for beginners as it only uses simply stitches, it might feel a bit unusual to crochet with raffia yarn at first, but if you just treat it as you would normal yarn you will soon be on your way!

You could line the bag, for a professional looking finish, but I used a smaller hook on purpose so that the end result would be a closely woven fabric that wouldn’t need lining.

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If you haven’t heard of  I Like Crochet magazine before it’s a US bi-monthly digital magazine which is published by the creators of AllFreeCrochet.com. With it being a US publication patterns are written using US crochet terminology – if you are not sure how that differs you may find my post British vs. American Crochet Terms: What’s the difference? of use.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

As well as my shawl and bag the June 2021 edition features loads of seasonal patterns and a range of interesting articles. If you SUBSCRIBE you can get the magazine straight to your desktop or iPad as well as access to lots of other extra crochet bonus material.

If the magazine is something that interests you I Like Crochet currently have a special offer available to new members of the all-access Gold Club.

You can get 75% off the regular price of a one-year membership and receive a full year of the digital I Like Crochet  Magazine, instant access to their pattern collections (that includes never-before-seen patterns!), and get FREE access to their pattern library that includes every single issue that they have ever published! (That’s 7 years of crochet with more than 45 issues and 700+ designer patterns… for free!) Plus, subscribers who join now will also receive two FREE streaming crochet videos: Back to Basics: 11 Essential Techniques and Stitches for Every Crocheter and Crochet Secrets Revealed: 12 Tutorials by Michael Sellick.

If you hook up the Cacios Raffia Purse I hope you’ll share your projects with me by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: Instagram,  Ravelry, my Facebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Filet Fantastic: Part 12 – The Border

Wow! I can’t even say how it feels to be sharing with you the last part of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along today! Over the last 12 weeks – we have worked together to build some AMAZING blankets together, and I hope you have enjoyed the CAL as much as I enjoyed designing it for you. Below you will find the very last 4 rounds of our blanket *sniff sniff*.

As you maybe aware unfortunately there were a few errors discovered in Part 11 – these have been amended here on the blog and on Ravelry. In addition I’ve also added an extra chart as an example for the corner of Part 11 as somebody mentioned that would be useful.

Thank you for everyone who has been sharing their photos, I love to see how your blankets are developing. Below you can see just a few of the finished part 11’s. Not as many to share yet this week as I know Part 11 was the biggest part of the whole CAL, and it might take some people a little bit longer to finish up their blankets. The photos below have been taken from Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram.

If you want to link your photos the hashtag for this years CAL is #KCACOUKCAL21 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can also join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: Ravelry, my Facebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

If you are brand new to the CAL there’s is still plenty of time to join in with us. You can find all the information you need on the CAL landing page, where I’ll link all the CAL posts in one place as I add them here to the blog. Yarn packs are still available from the lovely folks at Black Sheep Wools and there are a number of CAL accessories that are also available from some fabulous small businesses (that I talked a little more about here).

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During the duration of the CAL this pattern will be released part by part here on the blog and also via Ravelry updates in the form of a printer friendly PDF ebooklet that is available for purchase. Please note you will only have to purchase the pattern once, updates will be automatically added so your pattern is updated each week and at the end of the 12 weeks you will have the full pattern to keep. As with any purchase you make of my patterns your support of me and my crochet endeavours is very much appreciated – thank you for supporting my work!

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If you are new to filet crochet you might find my blog post about ‘Top Tips for Filet Crochet’ useful on how to read filet crochet charts with some specific tips on the technique.

Filet Fantastic: Part 12 – The Border

335g / 871m  or 4 balls of of Scheepjes River Washed Steenbras (Shade  942) or 2 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Meppel (1061).

Hook: 3.5 mm (US size E/4)

You will also need: Scissors, A yarn needle

Gauge: 5tr = 2.5cm (1inch). Gauge is not critical for this design, with each part I will provide the size of my work. If your gauge does not meet mine it will just mean you will end up with a bigger or smaller blanket. If you wish to match my gauge you might try going up a hook size if your tension is quite tight, or going down a hook size if your tension is looser.

Finished Size:  175cm / 1.75m (699 inches / 5ft 7 inches) squared

The pattern below is in UK Terms, scroll down for US Terms:

STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Treble (tr): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
  • Back Post Treble (BPtr): Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch below (your hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the st that you’re working around), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over pull through two loops on hook (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining loops on hook.
  • Treble 5 together (tr5tog): The Treble Crochet 5 Together is a technique uses a series of trebles into one stitch to create a cluster.  To tr5tog, work 5tr all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop unworked on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all six sts.
  • Picot Stitch: Picots are created by chaining the number of stitches called for in the pattern and then working a slip stitch in the indicated stitch or space. E.g. ch 3, insert hook back into the centre of the base st, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 12

Part 12 is worked in the round onto the right side of the CAL;

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

For the border pattern we will add 1 extra st to a corner so there will be (3tr, ch2, 2tr) on rnd 3.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the first st to any corner, Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then work 1BPtr in each st and (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch2-sp until you reach the corner with your starting ch3, (2tr, ch2, 1tr), sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (1200trs + 4 x 2ch-sps / 300trs each side)


Rnd 2: Ch3, 1tr in each st around with  [2tr,ch2, 2tr] in each corner ch2-sp, until last corner, 1tr in the last st, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join (1216trs + 4 x ch2-sps / 304trs each side)

Rnd 3: Sl st to the next st, ch3, 1tr in the next 2sts,  * ch1, miss next st, 1tr in the next st, ch1, miss next st, 1tr in the next 3sts * repeat from * to * around until the corner with 1tr in the next st  [3tr,ch3, 2tr] in each corner ch2-sp, until last corner, 1tr in the next st, ch1, miss next st,1tr in the next st, ch1, miss next st, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (828trs + 408 x ch1-sps, 4 x ch3-sps / 207trs each side, 102 x ch1-sps, 1 x ch3-sp per side)

Rnd 4: Sl st to the next st, ch2 (start of tr5tog) complete tr5tog in same st, * ch3, sl st to the top of the tr5tog (picot made), ch3, 1dc in the top of the single tr of rnd 3, ch3, miss (ch-sp and 1tr), tr5tog in next st * repeat from * to * around with [ch5, tr5tog, ch3, sl st to top of tr5tog, ch5] in each corner ch2-sp until last corner is completed, 1dc in the top of the single tr of rnd 3, ch3, miss (ch-sp and 1tr), sl st to the top of the beginning tr5tog to join. Fasten off and weave in all ends. (204 x tr5tog including corners, 400 x ch3-sps. 204 picots and 4 x ch5-sps / 51 x tr5tog, 100 x ch3-sps, 50 picots (not including the corners) and 1 x ch5-sps per side).

Chart for sections of Part 12 below *

Pattern in US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
  • Back Post Double crochet (BPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch below (your hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the st that you’re working around), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over pull through two loops on hook (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining loops on hook.
  • Double crochet 5 together (dc5tog): The Double crochet  5 Together is a technique uses a series of double crochets into one stitch to create a cluster.  To dc5tog, work 5dc all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop unworked on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all six sts.
  • Picot Stitch: Picots are created by chaining the number of stitches called for in the pattern and then working a slip stitch in the indicated stitch or space. E.g. ch 3, insert hook back into the centre of the base st, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 12

Part 12 in worked in the round onto the right side of the CAL;

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

For the border pattern we will add 1 extra st to a corner so there will be (3dc, ch2, 2dc) on rnd 3.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the first st to any corner, Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then work 1BPdc in each st and (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2-sp until you reach the corner with your starting ch3, (2dc, ch2, 1dc), sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (1200dcs + 4 x 2ch-sps / 300dcs each side)


Rnd 2: Ch3, 1dc in each st around with  [2dc,ch2, 2dc] in each corner ch2-sp, until last corner, 1dc in the last st, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join (1216dcs + 4 x ch2-sps / 304dcs each side)

Rnd 3: Sl st to the next st, ch3, 1dc in the next 2sts,  * ch1, miss next st, 1dc in the next st, ch1, miss next st, 1dc in the next 3sts * repeat from * to * around until the corner with 1dc in the next st  [3dc,ch3, 2dc] in each corner ch2-sp, until last corner, 1dc in the next st, ch1, miss next st,1dc in the next st, ch1, miss next st, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (828dcs + 408 x ch1-sps, 4 x ch3-sps / 207dcs each side, 102 x ch1-sps, 1 x ch3-sp per side)

Rnd 4: Sl st to the next st, ch2 (start of dc5tog) complete dc5tog in same st, * ch3, sl st to the top of the dc5tog (picot made), ch3, 1sc in the top of the single dc of rnd 3, ch3, miss (ch-sp and 1dc), dc5tog in next st * repeat from * to * around with [ch5, dc5tog, ch3, sl st to top of dc5tog, ch 5] in each corner ch2-sp until last corner is completed, 1sc in the top of the single dc of rnd 3, ch3, miss (ch-sp and 1dc), sl st to the top of the beginning dc5tog to join. Fasten off and weave in all ends. (204 x dc5tog including corners, 400 x ch3-sps. 204 picots and 4 x ch5-sps / 51 x dc5tog, 100 x ch3-sps, 50 picots (not including the corners) and 1 x ch5-sps per side).

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! We are all finished! I’ve added a little bit more time to the schedule for you to finish, or catch up, before I do a round up of all your wonderful blankets on 4 June, so please keep sharing! Happy hooking until then!

The Schedule, Updates & Support:

As always if you need a reminder of the schedule then you can find the details on the CAL landing page (here) and you can keep up to date with the CAL details and get support if needed via the following links:

As I may have mentioned before the Facebook group is a lovely place of support, there are crocheters in there of all experiences, with new crocheters joining all the time! It’s likely that someone will be able to help you with any questions you might have though of course you can always contact me too here on the blog if you need any help.

Thank you for crocheting along with me, it’s such a special thing to be crocheting along a pattern together.

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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I Like Crochet Magazine | Anchor Cove Shawl

The June 2021 issue of I Like Crochet magazine is out now and it’s a lovely collection of patterns to help prepare you for (hopefully coming soon) sunnier weather!

I’ve got two patterns in this latest edition and I’m super excited to share with you the first one, a wrap type of shawl, called the Anchor Cove Shawl.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

If I haven’t completely ‘filet crocheted’ you out then you might enjoy this design as it has a fun central motif of a filet anchor, flanked by wavy white and blue striped panels. The combination is a positively nautical design ready for walks on the beach or taking on the high seas.

I used two Scheepjes Whirlettes (40% Acrylic / 60% Cotton); [455 meters] / 100 grams) for this project; one in Bilberry (Shade 868) and one in Ice (Shade 860). Unlike the bigger sister Whirls, which you might be familiar with, Whirlettes are balls of solid colour, fabulous for mixing with a Whirl to extend a Whirl cake project or perfect for using on their own.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

Just like a Whirl a Whirlette is 2ply (Fingering Weight) yarn composed of two strands of yarn twisted together. For this particular project I used a 3.25mm (US size E/4) hook to produce a lovely drape to the finished wrap.

I would suggest that the Anchor Cove is an intermediate pattern, designed for those who have mastered the basics of crochet and are looking for a new challenge. If you are new to filet crochet you might find my ‘Top Tips for Filet Crochet’ useful where I’ve listed some specific tips on the technique.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

 SAVE ANCHOR COVE WRAP ON RAVELRY ⚓

If you haven’t heard of  I Like Crochet magazine before it’s a US bi-monthly digital magazine which is published by the creators of AllFreeCrochet.com. With it being a US publication patterns are written using US crochet terminology – if you are not sure how that differs you may find my post British vs. American Crochet Terms: What’s the difference? of use.

As well as my scarf the June 2021 edition features loads of seasonal patterns and a range of interesting articles. If you SUBSCRIBE you can get the magazine straight to your desktop or iPad as well as access to lots of other extra crochet bonus material.

© I Like Crochet – June 2021

If you hook up the Anchor Cove Shawl I hope you’ll share your projects with me by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: Instagram,  Ravelry, my Facebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Filet Fantastic: Part 11 – Fancy Filet

Edited: Following some errors on the written rnds of Part 11 this pattern was amended on 18 May, sorry for any confusion caused.

Here we are! The penultimate part of our Filet Fantastic Crochet Along! I’ve released Part 11 a little bit earlier because this is the biggest section of the CAL so thought you might appreciate a bit of a head start. This week we set up the border by going all the way around all the parts we have made so far! 

Thank you for everyone who has been sharing their photos, I love to see how your blankets are developing. Below you can see just a few of the finished part 10’s, and some photos of other people who have just started the CAL and are catching up (amazing!), that have been shared on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram.

If you want to link your photos the hashtag for this years CAL is #KCACOUKCAL21 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can also join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: Ravelry, my Facebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

If you are brand new to the CAL there’s is still plenty of time to join in with us. You can find all the information you need on the CAL landing page, where I’ll link all the CAL posts in one place as I add them here to the blog. Yarn packs are still available from the lovely folks at Black Sheep Wools and there are a number of CAL accessories that are also available from some fabulous small businesses (that I talked a little more about here).

❤️🧡💛 Purchase Yarn Kit from Black Sheep Wools 💚💙💜

During the duration of the CAL this pattern will be released part by part here on the blog and also via Ravelry updates in the form of a printer friendly PDF ebooklet that is available for purchase. Please note you will only have to purchase the pattern once, updates will be automatically added so your pattern is updated each week and at the end of the 12 weeks you will have the full pattern to keep. As with any purchase you make of my patterns your support of me and my crochet endeavours is very much appreciated – thank you for supporting my work!

❤️🧡💛 Purchase the CAL eBooklet on Ravelry 💚💙💜

If you are new to filet crochet you might find my blog post about ‘Top Tips for Filet Crochet’ useful on how to read filet crochet charts with some specific tips on the technique.

Filet Fantastic: Part 11 – Fancy Filet

335g / 871m or 7 balls of Scheepjes River Washed Colorado (Shade  941) or 4 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Dracten (1084).

Hook: 3.5 mm (US size E/4)

You will also need: Scissors, A yarn needle

Gauge: 5tr = 2.5cm (1inch). Gauge is not critical for this design, with each part I will provide the size of my work. If your gauge does not meet mine it will just mean you will end up with a bigger or smaller blanket. If you wish to match my gauge you might try going up a hook size if your tension is quite tight, or going down a hook size if your tension is looser.

Finished Size:  Part 11 – 165 x 165 cm (65 x 65 inches)

The pattern below is in UK Terms, scroll down for US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

  • Beginning open block (beg open block): Ch4 (counts as first tr + ch-1), miss next st or ch, tr in the next st.
  • Open block: Ch1, miss next st, 1tr in the next st.
  • Beginning solid block (beg solid block): Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr in the next 2sts.
  • Block (Bl): 1tr in the next 2sts.

OTHER STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Treble (tr): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 11

Part 11 is worked in the round onto the right side of the CAL;

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

  • On Rnd 1 we will be making sure that all the sides have the same number of stitches, to do this we will add 1 extra st at a relevant point;
  • Insert a marker every 25 or 50 stitches as you go along as this will make it easier to count the stitches at the end of the round to ensure you have the correct number

Rnd 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the first st to the last row st post of Part 10 (top left hand corner);

  • Side 1: Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout), then work, 1tr around the same post, 2tr around each remaining tr post of Part 10 (22sts), 1tr in each st of Part 9 (211sts) then work 2tr around each post tr of Part 10 until the last post (20sts), 3tr in the last post, (256sts)
  • Side 2: Ch2, 1tr in each st of side 10;  including the top of the tr of the last post st of Part 10 (256sts)
  • Side 3: Repeat side 1
  • Side 4: Repeat side 2. Ch2, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.

(1024trs + 4 x 2ch-sps / 256sts per side)

Tip: Check that you have the correct stitch count for rnd 1 before continuing.

Rnd 2: Ch3, [ 1tr in the next 6sts, [[ch2, miss 2sts ] repeat from [ thirty times, 1tr in the last 7sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 7sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat, after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join (792trs + 128 x ch2-sps / 198trs + 32 xch2-sps per side)

Rnd 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next 4sts, [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 2sts ], repeat from [  thirty times, 1tr in the next 5sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 7sts. ]]  Repeat from [[  three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the last 2 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  (312trs, 124dcs, 248 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps / 78trs, 31dcs, 62 x ch3-sps, 1 x ch2-sp per side).

Note: On this rnd you will be counting your chains as a st, for example the last two tr’s of the first 6trs of rnd 4 will be worked into the ch’s of the ch3-sp.

If you want to just work into the ch-sps rather than the chs that won’t cause an issue as long as you make sure you have the correct number of sts at the end.

Rnd 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next 6sts, [[ [ ch2, miss (ch1, dc, ch1) from previous rnd, 1tr in the next 6sts (including chs) ] repeat from [ thirty times, 1tr in the last 11sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 11sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the last 4sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (824trs + 128 x ch2-sps / 206trs + 32 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next 2sts, [[ [ ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 6sts ] thirty times, ch2,miss 2sts,  1tr in the last 9sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a    corner, 1tr in the next 9sts. Repeat from [[  three times; on the third repeat continue after the last  corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the last 6 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (832trs + 132 x ch2-sps / 208trs + 33 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 6: Ch3, [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 2sts ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 2sts (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 9sts. [[Repeat from [[  three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the last 8 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (336trs, 128dcs, 256 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps / 84trs, 32dcs, 64 x ch3-sps, 1 x ch2-sp per side).

Rnd 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next 2sts, [[ [ ch2, miss (ch1, dc, ch1) from previous rnd, 1tr in the next 6sts (including chs) ]  repeat from [ thirty times, ch2, miss (1ch, 1dc, 1ch), 1tr in the last 13sts, 1tr in the last 11sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 13sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the last 10sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (864trs + 132 x ch2-sps / 216trs + 33 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 8: Sl st in the next st, ch3, 1tr in the next 5sts, [[ [ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 6sts ],  repeat from [ thirty-one times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the last 11sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 11sts ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the last 11 sts, ch2, miss 2sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (872trs + 136 x ch2-sps / 218trs + 34 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 9: Sl st in the next 2sts, ch3, 1tr in the next st [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 2sts ] repeat from [  thirty-one times, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 11sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 11sts ]]  repeat from [[ three times until after the last ch2-sp, 1tr in the last 11 sts, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (360trs, 132dcs, 264 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps / 90trs, 33dcs, 66 x ch3-sps, 1 x ch2-sp per side).  

Rnd 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next 3sts, [[ [ ch2, miss (1ch, 1dc, 1ch), 1tr in the next 6sts (including ch) ] repeat from [  thirty-one times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the last 15sts, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1tr in the next 15sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last  corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1tr in the next 15sts, ch2, miss (1ch, 1dc, 1ch), 1tr in the last 2chs, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (904trs + 136 x ch2-sps / 226trs + 34 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as first tr) 1tr in each st and ch-sp around; working (2tr, ch2,2tr) in each corner, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends. (1184tr each side + 4 x 2ch-sps / 296trs each side).

Chart for section of Part 11 below * There are more repeats than shown

Please see important pattern note regarding the end stitch count.

Pattern in US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

  • Beginning open block (beg open block): Ch4 (counts as first dc + ch-1), miss next st or ch, dc in the next st.
  • Open block: Ch1, miss next st, 1dc in the next st.
  • Beginning solid block (beg solid block): Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in the next 2 sts.
  • Block (Bl): 1dc in the next 2 sts. Where base sts are dc, work 1dc in each st; where base sts are ch1 and dc, work your dc over the ch1 (into the space) and  next dc into the dc.

OTHER STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 11

Part 11 in worked in the round onto the right side of the CAL;

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

  • On Rnd 1 we will be making sure that all the sides have the same number of stitches, to do this we will add 1 extra st at a relevant point;
  • Insert a marker every 25 or 50 stitches as you go along as this will make it easier to count the stitches at the end of the round to ensure you have the correct number

Rnd 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the first st to the last row st post of Part 10 (top left hand corner);

  • Side 1: Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout), then work, 1dc around the same post, 2dc around each remaining dc post of Part 10 (22sts), 1dc in each st of Part 9 (211sts) then work 2dc around each post dc of Part 10 until the last post (20sts), 3dc in the last post, (256sts)
  • Side 2: Ch2, 1dc in each st of side 10; including the top of the dc of the last post st of Part 10 (256sts)
  • Side 3: Repeat side 1
  • Side 4: Repeat side 2. Ch2, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.

(1024dcs + 4 x 2ch-sps / 256sts per side)

Tip: Check that you have the correct stitch count for rnd 1 before continuing.


Rnd 2: Ch3, [ 1dc in the next 6sts, [[ch2, miss 2sts ] repeat from [ thirty times, 1dc in the last 7sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 7sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat, after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join (792dcs + 128 x ch2-sps / 198dcs + 32 xch2-sps per side)

Rnd 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next 4sts, [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 2sts ], repeat from [  thirty times, 1dc in the next 5sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 7sts. ]]  Repeat from [[  three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the last 2 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  (312dcs, 124scs, 248 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps / 78dcs, 31scs, 62 x ch3-sps, 1 x ch2-sp per side).

Note: On this rnd you will be counting your chains as a st, for example the last two dc’s of the first 6dcs of rnd 4 will be worked into the ch’s of the ch3-sp.

If you want to just work into the ch-sps rather than the chs that won’t cause an issue as long as you make sure you have the correct number of sts at the end.

Rnd 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next 6sts, [[ [ ch2, miss (ch1, sc, ch1) from previous rnd, 1dc in the next 6sts (including chs) ] repeat from [ thirty times, 1dc in the last 11sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 11sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the last 4sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (824dcs + 128 x ch2-sps / 206dcs + 32 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next 2sts, [[ [ ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 6sts ] thirty times, ch2,miss 2sts,  1dc in the last 9sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 9sts. Repeat from [[  three times; on the third repeat continue after the last  corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the last 6 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (832dcs + 132 x ch2-sps / 208dcs + 33 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 6: Ch3, [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 2sts ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 2sts (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 9sts. [[Repeat from [[  three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the last 8 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (336dcs, 128scs, 256 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps / 84dcs, 32scs, 64 x ch3-sps, 1 x ch2-sp per side).

Rnd 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next 2sts, [[ [ ch2, miss (ch1, sc, ch1) from previous rnd, 1dc in the next 6sts (including chs) ]  repeat from [ thirty times, ch2, miss (1ch, 1sc, 1ch), 1dc in the last 13sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 13sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the last 10sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (864dcs + 132 x ch2-sps / 216dcs + 33 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 8: Sl st in the next st, ch3, 1dc in the next 5sts, [[ [ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 6sts ],  repeat from [ thirty-one times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the last 11sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 11sts ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the last 11 sts, ch2, miss 2sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (872dcs + 136 x ch2-sps / 218dcs + 34 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 9: Sl st in the next 2sts, ch3, 1dc in the next st [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 2sts ] repeat from [  thirty-one times, ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 11sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a corner, 1dc in the next 11sts ]]  repeat from [[ three times until after the last ch2-sp, 1dc in the last 11 sts, ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (360dcs, 132scs, 264 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps / 90dcs, 33scs, 66 x ch3-sps, 1 x ch2-sp per side).  

Rnd 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next 3sts, [[ [ ch2, miss (1ch, 1sc, 1ch), 1dc in the next 6sts (including ch) ] repeat from [  thirty-one times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the last 15sts, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in the ch2-sp for a  corner, 1dc in the next 15sts, ]]. Repeat from [[ three times; on the third repeat continue after the last  corner in the ch2 -sp is made, 1dc in the next 15sts, ch2, miss (1ch, 1sc, 1ch), 1dc in the last 2chs, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (904dcs + 136 x ch2-sps / 226dcs + 34 x ch2-sps per side)

Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as first dc) 1dc in each st and ch-sp around; working (2dc, ch2,2dc) in each corner, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends. (1184dc each side + 4 x 2ch-sps / 296dcs each side + 4 x 2ch-sps).

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! The biggest part of the CAL is now finished, all we have left is the border just to finish it off, it really won’t be long now until your wonderful blanket is all put together!

The Schedule, Updates & Support:

As always if you need a reminder of the schedule then you can find the details on the CAL landing page (here) and you can keep up to date with the CAL details and get support if needed via the following links:

As I may have mentioned before the Facebook group is a lovely place of support, there are crocheters in there of all experiences, with new crocheters joining all the time! It’s likely that someone will be able to help you with any questions you might have though of course you can always contact me too here on the blog if you need any help.

Thank you for crocheting along with me, it’s such a special thing to be crocheting along a pattern together.

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Hobbii Yarn and Magazine Giveaway!

EDITED: Giveaway now closed! Congratulations Heather Reeve who’s name was selected at random as the winner! 

I can’t believe this year marks 7 years of blogging like how did that happen? I wanted to do a bit of a giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary…. it was in January … so it’s a wee bit late, but I still wanted to do a little giveaway to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported me here and on social media.

I’m going to do a giveaway here on the blog, another one on Facebook and another on Instagram so there will be several places you can win a prize!

The prize ties in with one of the latest patterns, The Parisian Plait Wrap, I created from Issue 68 of Crochet Now magazine (read the blog post here).

What you can win:

So up for grabs here on the blog is a copy of Crochet Now magazine (Issue 68) AND a Hobbii’s Cotton Kings Twirl, in Peach Danubrite, so you’ll have everything you need (apart from a hook) to make your very own Parisian Plait wrap.

Then I’ve got two more copies of the magazine, one to giveaway on my Facebook page and one on my Instagram. And as well as all the great patterns that are in the magazine this issue has two extra supplements of patterns, so there’s loads of fun things to choose from to make!

Here’s how you can enter:

To enter for the big blog prize, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what’s your favourite things to crochet in Spring – to gain an extra entry maybe you might like to sign up to my newsletter.

Then hop over to my Facebook page and my Instagram for the instructions on how you can win the prize there – really easy ways to enter!

The contest is open from RIGHT NOW until Thursday 20 May 2020. The winner will be selected using a random number generator and I will need to be supplied with a full postal name and address to send out the prize. If efforts to contact the winner remain unsuccessful after a week, an alternative winner will be randomly selected.

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!  

Thank you all my blog readers and social followers for your wonderful support and encouragement! 

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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