Filet Fantastic: Part 11 – Fancy Filet

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 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

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the last row post st of Part 10 (top left hand corner); Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then work [ 2tr around each post tr 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, 3tr in the last post (256sts for side 1) ch2, 1tr in each st of side 10 (256sts for side 2), ch2 ] repeat from [twice, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (1024trs + 4 x 2ch-sps)

Tip: Double check that you have the stitch count for row 1 is correct before continuing.


Row 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, 1tr in the next 7sts ]]repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2-sp, 1tr in the last 2 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join (756trs + 128 x ch2-sps)

Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next 4sts, [[  [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 2tr in the next st ] repeat from [  thirty times, 1tr in the next 5sts, [2tr,ch2, 2tr] in the ch2-sp, 1tr in the next 7sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until after the last ch2-sp, 1tr in the last 2 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  (276trs, 124dcs, 248 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps)

Row 4: Ch3, [[  [ 1tr in the next 6sts (including ch), ch2, miss 1ch, 1dc, 1ch] repeat from [  thirty times, 1tr in the last 11sts, [2tr,ch2, 2tr] in the ch2-sp, 1tr in the next 11sts]] repeat from [[three times until the last ch2 -sp, 1tr in the last 4 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (796trs + 128 x ch2-sps)

Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next 2sts, [[  [ ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 6sts ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the last 9sts,[2tr,ch2, 2tr] in the ch2-sp, 1tr in the next 9sts ]]repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2-sp, 1tr in the last 6 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (788trs + 132 x ch2-sps)

Row 6: [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 2tr in the next st ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1tr in the next 9sts, [2tr,ch2, 2tr] in the ch2-sp, 1tr in the next 9sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until after the last ch2-sp, 1tr in the last 8 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  (292trs, 128dcs, 256 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps) 

Row 7: Sl st in the next st, ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ [ ch2, miss 1ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1tr in the next 6sts (including ch), ]repeat from [  thirty-one times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the last 13sts, [2tr,ch2, 2tr] in the ch2-sp, 1tr in the next 13sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2 -sp, 1tr in the last 10 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (804trs + 132 x ch2-sps)

Row 8: Sl st in the next 2 sts, 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, 1tr in the next 11sts ]]repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2-sp, 1tr in the last 11 sts, ch2, miss 2sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (820trs + 136 x ch2-sps)

Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 2tr in the next st ] 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, 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. (308trs, 132dcs, 264 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps) 

Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next 3sts, [[ [ ch2, miss 1ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1tr in the next 6sts (including ch) ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1tr in the last 15sts, [2tr,ch2, 2tr] in the ch2-sp, 1tr in the next 15sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2 -sp, 1tr in the last 15 sts, ch2, miss 1ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1tr in the last 2chs, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (836trs + 136 x ch2-sps)

Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as first tr) 1tr in the next st in each st and in each ch-sp along working (2tr, ch2,2tr) in each corner, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  196sts (1184tr each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the last row post st of Part 10 (top left hand corner); Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then work [ 2dc around each post dc 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, 3dc in the last post (256sts for side 1) ch2, 1dc in each st of side 10 (256sts for side 2), ch2 ] repeat from [twice, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (1024dcs + 4 x 2ch-sps)

Tip: Double check that you have the stitch count for row 1 is correct before continuing.


Row 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, 1dc in the next 7sts ]]repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2-sp, 1dc in the last 2 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join (756dcs + 128 x ch2-sps)

Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next 4sts, [[  [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 2dc in the next st ] repeat from [  thirty times, 1dc in the next 5sts, [2dc,ch2, 2dc] in the ch2-sp, 1dc in the next 7sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until after the last ch2-sp, 1dc in the last 2 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  (276dcs, 124scs, 248 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps)

Row 4: Ch3, [[  [ 1dc in the next 6sts (including ch), ch2, miss 1ch, 1sc, 1ch] repeat from [  thirty times, 1dc in the last 11sts, [2dc,ch2, 2dc] in the ch2-sp, 1dc in the next 11sts]] repeat from [[three times until the last ch2 -sp, 1dc in the last 4 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (796dcs + 128 x ch2-sps)

Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next 2sts, [[  [ ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 6sts ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the last 9sts,[2dc,ch2, 2dc] in the ch2-sp, 1dc in the next 9sts ]]repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2-sp, 1dc in the last 6 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (788dcs + 132 x ch2-sps)

Row 6: [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 2dc in the next st ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 1dc in the next 9sts, [2dc,ch2, 2dc] in the ch2-sp, 1dc in the next 9sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until after the last ch2-sp, 1dc in the last 8 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  (292dcs, 128scs, 256 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps) 

Row 7: Sl st in the next st, ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ [ ch2, miss 1ch, 1sc, 1ch, 1dc in the next 6sts (including ch), ]repeat from [  thirty-one times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the last 13sts, [2dc,ch2, 2dc] in the ch2-sp, 1dc in the next 13sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2 -sp, 1dc in the last 10 sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (804dcs + 132 x ch2-sps)

Row 8: Sl st in the next 2 sts, 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, 1dc in the next 11sts ]]repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2-sp, 1dc in the last 11 sts, ch2, miss 2sts, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (820dcs + 136 x ch2-sps)

Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st [[ [ ch3, miss 2sts, 1sc in the ch2-sp, ch3, miss 2sts, 2dc in the next st ] 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, 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. (308dcs, 132scs, 264 x ch3-sps, 4 x ch2-sps) 

Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next 3sts, [[ [ ch2, miss 1ch, 1sc, 1ch, 1dc in the next 6sts (including ch) ] repeat from [  thirty times, ch2, miss 2sts, 1dc in the last 15sts, [2dc,ch2, 2dc] in the ch2-sp, 1dc in the next 15sts ]] repeat from [[ three times until the last ch2 -sp, 1dc in the last 15 sts, ch2, miss 1ch, 1sc, 1ch, 1dc in the last 2chs, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. (836dcs + 136 x ch2-sps)

Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as first dc) 1dc in the next st in each st and in each ch-sp along working (2dc, ch2,2dc) in each corner, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  196sts (1184dc each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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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Filet Fantastic: Part 10 – Bobble Grid

Wow how fast does the CAL seem to be speeding along, we’re on Part 10 already which means in a couple more weeks you could potentially have a finished blanket!

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 9’s that have been shared on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram – I know some of you are still finishing off as it takes a little longer to get each section finished as we get bigger!

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 10 – Bobble Grid

Yarn: 166g / 431.6m or 4 balls of Scheepjes River Washed Wheaton (Shade  958) or 2 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Hengelo (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 10 – 140 x 140 cm (55 x 55 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.
  • 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.
  • Puff Stitch (PS): Yarn over, insert hook in st, pull up loop (5 times), yarn over and pull through 9 loops, yo, and pull through last 2 loops

PATTERN – PART 10

You will build part 10 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 10 you will be working on Parts 8 and 9

We will be adding rows, working from the  bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 9 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 9; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 1tr in each st and 2tr around each post tr of Part 8  until end, turn (257sts)

Note: As your blanket get’s bigger you might find it helps to insert a stitch marker every 25 or 50 stitches on row 1 to make it easier to count the stitches at the end of the row to ensure you have the correct number

Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 125, Bl,  1tr in the last st, turn

Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, PS, 1 tr in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 4, PS, 1tr in the next st] repeat from [ twenty three times, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 4, [(Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ] repeat from [  twenty two times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, [Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block] repeat from [ twenty three times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, [ Bl, (Open Block) x 4 ] repeat from [ twenty three times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, [ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block ] repeat from [ twenty three times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, Bl,  1tr in the last st, turn


Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 4,[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ] twenty two times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, PS, 1 tr in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 4, PS, 1tr in the next st] repeat from [ twenty three times, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 125, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 11: Ch3, 1 tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

Chart for section of Part 10 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.
  • 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.
  • Puff Stitch (PS): Yarn over, insert hook in st, pull up loop (5 times), yarn over and pull through 9 loops, yo, and pull through last 2 loops

PATTERN – PART 10

You will build part 10 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 10 you will be working on Parts 8 and 9

We will be adding rows, working from the  bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra dc’s on Part 9 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are          important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 9; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 1dc in each st and 2dc around each post dc of Part 8  until end, turn (257sts)

Note: As your blanket get’s bigger you might find it helps to insert a stitch marker every 25 or 50 stitches on row 1 to make it easier to count the stitches at the end of the row to ensure you have the correct number


Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 125, Bl,  1dc in the last st, turn


Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, PS, 1dc in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 4, PS, 1dc in the next st] repeat from [ twenty three times, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 4, [(Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ] repeat from [  twenty two times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, [Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block] repeat from [ twenty three times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, [ Bl, (Open Block) x 4 ] repeat from [ twenty three times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, [ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block ] repeat from [ twenty three times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, Bl,  1dc in the last st, turn


Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 4,[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ] twenty two times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, PS, 1dc in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 4, PS, 1dc in the next st] repeat from [ twenty three times, (Open Block) x 2, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, (Open Block) x 125, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 11: Ch3, 1dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! And that’s the end of our building blocks! We are now back to our square shape and in Part 11 (the biggest part of the CAL) we are going to be working our way around the whole blanket to join our sections together ready for the last part of the border.

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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Filet Fantastic: Part 9 – Bobble Flowers

Have you got that Friday feeling? It’s that time of the week where we look at a new CAL section, this time it’s Part 9 which means that there are only another 3 weeks until the end of our crochet-along!

I hope you are enjoying us crocheting along together, I have been just loving seeing how your unique and wonderful blankets have been developing. Below you can see just a few of the finished part 8’s that have been shared on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram – I know some of you are still finishing off as it takes a little longer to get each section finished as we get bigger!

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 9 – Bobble Flowers

Yarn: 130g / 338m or 3 balls of Scheepjes Riverwashed Tiber (Shade  958) or 130g / 338m or 2 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Brugge (1003).

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 9 – 140 x 115 cm (55 x 45 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.
  • 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.
  • Puff Stitch (PS): Yarn over, insert hook in st, pull up loop (5 times), yarn over and pull through 9 loops, yo, and pull through last 2 loops

PATTERN – PART 9

You will build part 9 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 9 you will be working on Parts 7 and 8

We will be adding rows, working from the  bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 8 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 8; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 1tr in each st and 2tr around each post tr of Part 6  until end, turn (213sts)

Note: As your blanket get’s bigger you might find it helps to insert a stitch marker every 25 or 50 stitches on row 1 to make it easier to count the stitches at the end of the row to ensure you have the correct number

Rows 2 – 3: Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 105, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st,  (Open Block) x 2, [ Bl, (Open Block) x 4 ] repeat from [ nineteen times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st,  Open Block, Bl, Open Block, Bl, [ (Open Block) x 2, Bl, Open Block, Bl, ] repeat from [ nineteen times, 1tr in the last st, turn   


Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st,  Bl, [ Open Block, PS,  1tr in the next st,  Open Block, (Bl) x 2 ] repeat from [ nineteen times, Open Block, PS,  1tr in the next st,  Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn   

 
Row 7: Repeat row 5

 
Row 8: Repeat row 4


Rows 9-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3


Row 11: Ch3, 1 tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

Chart for section of Part 9 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.
  • 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.
  • Puff Stitch (PS): Yarn over, insert hook in st, pull up loop (5 times), yarn over and pull through 9 loops, yo, and pull through last 2 loops

PATTERN – PART 9

You will build part 9 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 9 you will be working on Parts 7 and 8

We will be adding rows, working from the  bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 8 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 8; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 1dc in each st and 2dc around each post dc of Part 6  until end, turn (213sts)

Note: As your blanket get’s bigger you might find it helps to insert a stitch marker every 25 or 50 stitches on row 1 to make it easier to count the stitches at the end of the row to ensure you have the correct number

Rows 2 – 3: Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 105, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st,  (Open Block) x 2, [ Bl, (Open Block) x 4 ] repeat from [ nineteen times, Bl, (Open Block) x 2, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st,  Open Block, Bl, Open Block, Bl, [ (Open Block) x 2, Bl, Open Block, Bl, ] repeat from [ nineteen times, 1dc in the last st, turn   


Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st,  Bl, [ Open Block, PS,  1dc in the next st,  Open Block, (Bl) x 2 ] repeat from [ nineteen times, Open Block, PS,  1dc in the next st,  Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn   

 
Row 7: Repeat row 5

 
Row 8: Repeat row 4


Rows 9-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3


Row 11: Ch3, 1 dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Only three more sections to go until your wonderful blankets are complete, it’s all onwards and upwards now to that finishing point when you weave in that last yarn tail of your blanket!

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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Filet Fantastic: Part 8 – Dashes

It’s Friday, which means it’s CAL day, and I’m here with part 8 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along, I hope you are ready to get your hooks into this next section of our blanket which is growing ever bigger! This week we are going to be adding some nice, easy repetitive dashes to bring us back to a square shape.

But before we get to part 8 I’m going to share a few of the finished 7’s that have been shared on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram because I really like that part – it’s just such a lovely thing to have everyone crocheting along together and see each other’s progress isn’t it.

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 8 – Dashes

Yarn: 140g / 364m  or 3 balls of of Scheepjes Riverwashed Amazon (Shade  951) or 140g / 420m or 2 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Middlesburg (1003).

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 8 – 115 x 115 cm (45 x 45 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.
  • 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 8

You will build part 8 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 8 you will be working on Parts 6 and 7.

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 7 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 7; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 1tr in each st and 2tr around each post tr of Part 7   until end, turn (215sts)

Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout),  Bl, [ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3 ], Repeat from [ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 3, Bl, turn


Row 3: Ch3, Bl, [(Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3] Repeat from [ sixteen times, (Bl) x 3, Bl, turn

Row 4: Repeat row 2

 
Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2


Row 7: Repeat row 3


Row 8: Repeat row 2


Row 9: Repeat row 3


Row 10: Repeat row 2


Row 11: Ch3, 1 tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

Chart for section of Part 8 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.
  • 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 8

You will build part 8 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 8 you will be working on Parts 6 and 7

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra dc’s on Part 7 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 7; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 1dc in each st and 2dc around each post dc of Part 7 until end, turn (215sts)


Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout), Bl, [ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3 ], Repeat from [ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 3, Bl, turn


Row 3: Ch3, Bl, [(Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3] Repeat from [ sixteen times, (Bl) x 3, Bl, turn


Row 4: Repeat row 2

 
Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2


Row 7: Repeat row 3


Row 8: Repeat row 2


Row 9: Repeat row 3


Row 10: Repeat row 2


Row 11: Ch3, 1 dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! We are slowly getting bigger (and have to have more creative when photographing our piece – I think I was standing on a chair at this point!). Only five more sections after this to go until you have your own special and unique blanket to snuggle under.

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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Filet Fantastic: Part 7 – Diagonal Stripes

Welcome to part 7 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along folks! I seems as if we are going really fast with this CAL – or is it just me? Part 7 is actually one of my most favourite sections, I love the effect of the filet on this part.

But before we get to part 7 I’m going to share a few of the finished 6’s that have been shared on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram because I really like that part – it’s just such a lovely thing to have everyone crocheting along together and see each other’s progress isn’t it.

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 7 – Diagonal Stripes

Yarn: 105g / 273m  or 3 balls of of Scheepjes Riverwashed Narmada (Shade  962) or 105g / 315m or 2 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Ameland (1725).

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 7 – 115 x 94 cm (45 x 37 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.
  • 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 6

You will build part 7 onto the right side of the CAL;

· To set up making Part 7 you will be working on Parts 5 and 6.

· We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 6 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 6; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 1tr in each st and 2tr around each post tr of Part 6  until end, turn (171sts)

Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, 1tr in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 2, (BL) x 2 ], [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2, ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 3, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, BL, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 3, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 2, (BL) x 2 ], [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2, ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st,  [ (Open Block) x 1, (BL) x 2 ], [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st,  (BL) x 2, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2, ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 2, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2,  ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, BL, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, BL, 1tr in the last st, turn  


Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (BL) x 2, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 2, 1tr in the last st, turn  


Row 11: Ch3, 1 tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Chart for section of Part 7 below (rows 1 -11) * There are more repeats than shown

Please see important pattern note regarding the end stitch count.

Row 12: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat row 1

Row 13: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block) x 2 [[ (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times (BLx 2), 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 15: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 2, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 16: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[(Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 14: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, [[ (BL) x 2,  (Open Block) x 3, ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 17: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 3,(Bl) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, Bl, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 18: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 2, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 19: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block) [[  (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (BL) x 2, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 20: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, 1tr in the last st, turn  


Row 21: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Bl, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, 1tr in the last st, turn  


Row 22: Ch3, 1tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Chart for section of Part 7 below (rows 12 -22) * 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.
  • 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 7

You will build part 7 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 7 you will be working on Parts 5 and 6.

We will be adding rows, working from the  bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 6 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 6; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 1dc in each st and 2dc around each post dc of Part 6  until end, turn (171sts)


Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, 1dc in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 2, (BL) x 2 ], [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2, ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 3, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, BL, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 3, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [ (Open Block) x 2, (BL) x 2 ], [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2, ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st,  [ (Open Block) x 1, (BL) x 2 ], [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st,  (BL) x 2, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2, ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, (Open Block) x 2, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2,  ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, BL, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, BL, 1dc in the last st, turn  

Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (BL) x 2, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 2, 1dc in the last st, turn  

Row 11: Ch3, 1 dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Row 12: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat row 1

Row 13: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block) x 2 [[ (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from

[[ fifteen times (BLx 2), 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 14: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, [[ (BL) x 2,  (Open Block) x 3, ]] Repeat from

[[ fifteen times, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 15: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 2, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 16: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[(Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 17: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 3,(Bl) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, Bl, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 18: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 2, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 19: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block) [[  (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (BL) x 2, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 20: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (BL) x 2, (Open Block) x 3 ]] Repeat from [[ sixteen times, 1dc in the last st, turn  


Row 21: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Bl, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (BL) x 2 ]] Repeat from [[ fifteen times, (Open Block) x 3, 1dc in the last st, turn  


Row 22: Ch3, 1dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! We are slowly getting bigger (and have to have more creative when photographing our piece – I think I was standing on a chair at this point!). Only five more sections after this to go until you have your own special and unique blanket to snuggle under.

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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Filet Fantastic: Part 6 – Hugs

Welcome to part 6 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along folks! Last week I was sending you all kisses so this week has got to be the hugs, well ‘O’s for our hugs. We’ll be forming our O’s on the row ends of Parts 5 and directly on top of part 4 to turn our rectangle shape back into a square.

Before we get to part 6 I thought I’d share just a few of the finished 5’s that have been shared on Ravelry, in the Facebook group and Instagram because it really is so lovely to see everyone else crochet along using the same pattern I think!

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 6 – Hugs

Yarn: 180g / 338m  or 3 balls of of Scheepjes Riverwashed Ural (Shade  959) or 2 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Charleroi (2016).

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 6 – 94 x 94 cm (37 x 37 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.
  • 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 6

You will build part 6 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 6 you will be working on Parts 5 (row ends) and 4 (directly on top of).

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 5 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 4; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 1tr in each st and 2tr around each post tr of Part 4 until end, turn (173sts)


Row 2:
Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 85, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 83, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn  


Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3 Repeat from [[ twelve times, (Open Block) x 2, 1tr in the last st, turn    


Row 5 – 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, Bl, [[ Open Block, Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from [[ twelve times, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn      


Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from[[ twelve times, (Open Block) x 2 , 1tr in the last st, turn 

Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 83, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn  

Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 85, 1tr in the last st, turn    

Row 11: Ch3, 1 tr in each st and sp along until end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

Chart for section of Part 6 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.
  • 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 6

You will build part 6 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 6 you will be working on Parts 5 (row ends) and 4 (directly on top of).

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 5 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 4; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 1dc in each st and 2dc around each post dc of Part 4 until end, turn (173sts)


Row 2:
Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 85, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 83, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn  


Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3 Repeat from [[ twelve times, (Open Block) x 2, 1dc in the last st, turn    


Row 5 – 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, Bl, [[ Open Block, Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from [[ twelve times, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn      


Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from[[ twelve times, (Open Block) x 2 , 1dc in the last st, turn 

Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 83, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn  

Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 85, 1dc in the last st, turn    

Row 11: Ch3, 1dc in each st and sp along until end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Part 6 completed and just like that we have reached the half way point of our CAL already! Still six more weeks to enjoy and I’ll look forward to sharing part

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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Filet Fantastic: Part 5 – Kisses

Welcome to part 5 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along folks! This week we are going to be making some filet kisses! Well ‘X’s which is pretty much the universal symbol for a kiss right? So we’ll be forming our X’s on the opposites sides of Part 3 and directly onto Part 4 going back from a square into a rectangular shape.

Before we get to part 5 I thought I’d share just a few of the finished 4’s that have been shared in the Facebook group and Instagram because it really is so lovely to see everyone else crochet along using the same pattern I think!

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 5 – Kisses

Yarn: 96g / 260m or 2 balls of Scheepjes Riverwashed Murray (Shade  960) or 96g / 288m or 1 ball of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Brussel (2004)

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 5 – 94 x 68 cm (37 x 27 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.
  • 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 4

You will build part 5 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 5 you will be working on the opposites sides of Part 3 directly onto Part 4.

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 4 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 4; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 1tr in each st and 2tr around each post tr of Part 4 until end, turn (129sts)

Row 2: Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 63, 1tr in the last st, turn (63 open blocks + 2trs)


Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 5, Open Block, Repeat from [[ nine times, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn  


Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, [[ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, Repeat from [[ nine times, Bl, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn    


Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, [[ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, Repeat from [[ eight times, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn    


Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, [[ (Bl) x 5, Open Block, Repeat from [[ eight times, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn    

Row 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, [[ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block,

Repeat from [[ eight times, Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, [[ (Bl) x 3, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, repeat from [[ ten times, 1tr in the last st, turn

Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 5, Open Block, Repeat from [[ nine times, Open Block, 1tr in the last st, turn


Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 63, 1tr in the last st, turn    


Row 11: Ch3, 1tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

Chart for section of Part 5 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.
  • 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 5

You will build part 4 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 5 you will be working on the opposites sides of Part 3 directly onto Part 4.

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 4 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 4; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 1dc in each st and 2dc around each post dc of Part 4 until end, turn (129sts)


Row 2:
Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 63, 1dc in the last st, turn (63 open blocks + 2dcs)


Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 5, Open Block, Repeat from [[ nine times, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn  


Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, [[ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, Repeat from [[ nine times, Bl, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn    


Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, [[ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, Repeat from [[ eight times, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn    


Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, [[ (Bl) x 5, Open Block, Repeat from [[ eight times, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn    

Row 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, [[ Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, repeat from [[ eight times, Bl, Open Block, (Bl) x 2, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn

Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, [[ (Bl) x 3, Open Block, Bl, Open Block, repeat from [[ ten times, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 5, Open Block, Repeat from [[ nine times, Open Block, 1dc in the last st, turn


Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 63, 1dc in the last st, turn    


Row 11: Ch3, 1dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Part 5 completed! Next week we are going to add some hugs to go with our kisses that will take us back into our square shape, and with part 6 we will have reached the half way point of our CAL already! Can’t wait to share it with you.

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 – five weeks down with seven more to go – I can’t wait!

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

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Free Crochet Pattern | Periwinkle the Puppy

Happy Monday everyone. How are you? You okay? Is it paw-sible that you are looking for a new pattern today? I’ve got a brand new FREE pattern for you today in that I’ve collaboration with the lovely folks from Anchor Yarns. Put a zing into Spring with a new pretty pattern; allow me to introduce Periwinkle the Puppy!

Periwinkle the Puppy, crocheted dog amigurumi

Periwinkle the playful Puppy has been in the flower bed again! She’s always willing to help pitch in with some Spring gardening!

I always associate spring with flowers like daffodils, periwinkles, bluebells, crocuses and tulips, I love that they are a sign of us bidding winter goodbye with some lovely cheerful colour, and are a hopeful sign of brighter nights and warmer days to come.

We’ve officially started Spring 2021 here in the UK and designing this puppy felt like a lovely springtime project to work on. I had a blast making this puppy and I hope you will enjoy making it too.

🌼🐶 SAVE PATTERN ON RAVELRY HERE 🌼🐶

Made in the pretty pastels colours of the gorgeous Anchor Organic Cotton, I think this soft and cuddly puppy will quickly become your new best friend.

Anchor Organic Cotton is brand new yarn, and I was very excited to get to play with it. It’s 100% cotton 4-ply yarn which is unmercerised (meaning it has a matt finish) which I combined with a with a 3mm hook (approx. US size D/3), for this project. It comes in 20 beautiful shades (of which I used 6 for my puppy project), all inspired by nature and created with vegetable based dyes and for cotton it’s really nice and soft to work with.

What I also really liked about this yarn is how eco friendly it is, it’s a perfect yarn for conscious crafters who care about the environment as it’s ecological and social criteria, is backed up by independent certification (GOTS) of the entire textile supply chain.

Periwinkle the Puppy pattern uses simple stitches throughout making it a great amigurumi project for a beginner. You can pick it up as a free download available directly from the Anchor Yarns website 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.

The pattern is written in UK crochet terminology with the usual explanation of stitches and techniques I’ve used in the design.

🐶🌼 FREE ANCHOR PATTERN DOWNLOAD 🌼🐶

Periwinkle the Puppy is a perfect gift for dog or animal lovers and the perfect size for lots of love!

And if you are looking for a few more FREE patterns, by me, using Anchor Yarns check out the following links:

If you hook up the Periwinkle the Puppy 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 too) 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: Part 4 – Arrows 2

Welcome to part 4 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along folks! This week we are going to continue with our filet arrows working on parts 2 & 3 to make our rectangle shape back into a square. The effect at the end of part 4 should be that the arrows look like they are going all the way around your motif!

Before we get to part 4 I thought I’d share just a few of the finished 3’s that have been shared in the Facebook group and Instagram – I so love seeing your progress, and it’s a wonderful source of inspiration!

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 4 – Arrows 2

Yarn: 78g / 208m or 2 balls of Scheepjes Riverwashed Mersey (Shade 961) or 78g / 234m of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Eindhoven (1114)

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 4 – 68 x 68 cm (27 x 27 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.
  • 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 4

You will build part 4 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 4 you will be working on the opposites sides of Part 3 directly onto Part 2; with the right side facing you will work on the row ends of part 3, then across part 2, then on the row ends of part 3 again to build part 4.

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra tr’s on Part 3 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 3; Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1tr. Continue to work tr’s along the row working 2tr in each st (22trs), 2tr in the next corner sp of Part 2, 1tr in the next 83sts, 2tr in the next corner sp of Part 2 and 2tr around each post tr of Part 3 (22trs) and until end, turn (131sts)


Row 2: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 64, 1tr in the last st, turn  (64 open blocks + 2trs)


Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 2, [[ (Open Block) x 4, (Bl) x 2,  Repeat from [[ nine times, (Open Block) x 5, 1tr in the last st, turn 


Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 4, (Bl) x 2, Repeat from [[ ten times, (Open Block) x 4, 1tr in the last st, turn 


Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 5, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3, 1tr in the last st, turn 

Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 6, 1tr in the last st, turn 

Row 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 5, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3, 1tr in the last st, turn 


Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 4, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ ten times, 1tr in the last st, turn 

   
Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 3, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 5, 1tr in the last st, turn 


Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 64, 1tr in the last st, turn

   
Row 11: Ch3, 1tr in each in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern. You should end up with arrows going in opposite directions on each end of your work.

Chart for Part 4 below *

* 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.
  • 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 4

You will build part 4 onto the right side of the CAL;

To set up making Part 4 you will be working on the opposites sides of Part 3 directly onto Part 2; with the right side facing you will work on the row ends of part 3, then across part 2, then on the row ends of part 3 again to build part 4.

We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  where there isn’t a st you will use post of the extra dc’s on Part 3 to add sts.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st around the post of the last row of Part 3; Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working on the same post, 1dc. Continue to work dc’s along the row working 2dc in each st (22dcs), 2dc in the next corner sp of Part 2, 1dc in the next 83sts, 2dc in the next corner sp of Part 2 and 2dc around each post dc of Part 3 (22dcs) and until end, turn (131sts)

Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 64, 1dc in the last st, turn  (64 open blocks + 2dcs)


Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 2, [[ (Open Block) x 4, (Bl) x 2,  Repeat from [[ nine times, (Open Block) x 5, 1dc in the last st, turn 


Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Open Block) x 4, (Bl) x 2, Repeat from [[ ten times, (Open Block) x 4, 1dc in the last st, turn 


Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 5, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3, 1dc in the last st, turn 

Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 6, 1dc in the last st, turn 

Row 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 5, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 3, 1dc in the last st, turn 


Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 4, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ ten times, 1dc in the last st, turn 

   
Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 3, [[ (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 4, Repeat from [[ nine times, (Bl) x 2, (Open Block) x 5, 1dc in the last st, turn 


Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 64, 1dc in the last st, turn

   
Row 11: Ch3, 1dc in each in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern. You should end up with arrows going in opposite directions on each end of your work.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Part 4 completed! We are now back to a square again, we will continue to build our sides up by rows each week (from rectangle shape to square) all the way up to part 11. I’m already excited to share the next part with you next week!

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 – 4 weeks down with 8 more to go – I can’t wait!

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

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Filet Fantastic: Part 3 – Arrows 1

Welcome to part 3 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along folks! I have to say that doing the CAL weekly (rather than two weekly as in the past) makes it seem as if we are getting through these beginning parts really fast!

I’ve been amazed at how quickly people were posting there finished parts 1 & part 2 in the Facebook group and Instagram; below you can see just a sample of the wonderful photos of the CAL that have been shared from this week so far. 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.

Of course as our blanket grows it may take a little longer to complete each part, but at least creating a blanket in sections for a crochet along perhaps doesn’t seem as overwhelming as tackling a full blanket in one go.

So I hope you are ready for part 3, this is where we start to build upon the motif we have created to extend our blanket further, we are going to be creating our first set of arrows that will eventually frame parts 1 & 2. It’s quite important for this part to make sure you are working on the right side of parts 1 / 2 and also ensuring that the top single point of the star of part 1 is pointing upwards – but I’ll add the details together with the pattern for Part 3 below.

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 3 – Arrows 1

Yarn: 95g / 247m  or 2 ball of Scheepjes River Washed Nile (944) or 95g / 285m or 1 ball of Scheepjes Colour Crafter Gent (2002)

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 3 – 68 x 44 cm (27 x 17.3 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.
  • 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 3

  • To set up making Part 3 make sure you are working on the right side of parts 1 / 2 and also ensure that the top single point of the star of part 1 is pointing upwards.
  • We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  to the top of part 2 to start Part 3. We will then add rows to the opposite side of part 2 to finish Part 3.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the top of Part 2; in the corner sp Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working the first st in the same corner sp, (Bl) x 42, 2 tr in the same corner sp, turn (87sts)
Row 2: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 42 , 1 tr in last st, turn (42 open blocks + 2trs)
Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times,  1tr in last st, turn   
Row 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, Open Block, 1tr in last st, turn      Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1tr in last st, turn  Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 42, 1tr in last st, turn  
Row 11: Ch3, 1tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side of Part 2 and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern. You should end up with arrows going in opposite directions on each end of your work.

Chart for Part 3 below *

* 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.
  • 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 3

  • To set up making Part 3 make sure you are working on the right side of parts 1 / 2 and also ensure that the top single point of the star of part 1 is pointing upwards.
  • We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  to the top of part 2 to start Part 3. We will then add rows to the opposite side of part 2 to finish Part 3.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the top of Part 2; in the corner sp Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working the first st in the same corner sp, (Bl) x 42, 2 dc in the same corner sp, turn (87sts)
Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 42 , 1 dc in last st, turn (42 open blocks + 2dcs)
Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1dc in last st, turn 
Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1dc in last st, turn 
Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, 1dc in last st, turn 
Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times,  1dc in last st, turn   
Row 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, Open Block, 1dc in last st, turn      Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1dc in last st, turn  Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open  Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1dc in last st, turn   Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 42, 1dc in last st, turn  
Row 11: Ch3, 1dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side of Part 2 and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern. You should end up with arrows going in opposite  directions on each end of your work.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Part 3 completed! Next week we will be working over parts 2 and 3 to complete part 4 to go from a rectangle back to a square, this method is how we’ll build up the blanket until part 11 and 12 when we’ll go back to working in the round to pull everything together and finish our blanket off.

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 – three weeks down with nine more to go – I can’t wait!

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

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