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How To Crochet Down the Side of Your Work

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If you’ve ever wondered how to crochet down the side of your work, then today’s section of the striped crochet sampler blanket is for you.

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Today’s step by step crochet pattern tells you what to crochet in the side of each stripe so you don’t have to worry about an uneven crochet border on the sides of your beautiful modern striped crochet blanket. Now that you know how to crochet edging like a professional, you can create an heirloom crochet afghan to be proud of for generations.

Suzie’s Striped Sampler

Part 8: Sections 14 & 15

Crochet Blanket Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Supplies

Yarn
WeCrochet Brava Worsted: (100% Premium Acrylic), Size 4 (Worsted), 218 yds / 100 g (yds/g = 2.18)
***This yarn is also available in 500 g skeins for some colors. One 500 g skein in each color will be enough to make the blanket. Below is the yarn amount needed for the 100 g skeins.
Silver 28450: Color A, 4 skeins
Dove Heather 28428: Color B, 4 skeins
Seashell 28447: Color C, 4 skeins
Custard 28426: Color D, 4 skeins
Alfalfa 28409: Color E, 4 skeins
Sky 28451: Color F, 4 skeins
Freesia 288433: Color G, 4 skeins

HookCrochet Hooks
5.5 mm (US I/9)

Gauge: Learn about gauge HERE
15 sts x 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet

Other supplies
Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Markers

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dch3 – double chain 3
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
ws – wrong side
yo – yarn over
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

Special Stitches

double chain 3 (dch3): Insert hook into designated st (usually the first st), yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops, [insert hook in left vertical loop of st part just made, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops] 2 times.

Getting Started
  • Read through all instructions before beginning.
  • Stitch counts are at the end of each row after the period, if the count has changed from the previous row. {count here}
  • Chs and sl sts are not included in stitch counts unless specified.
  • Starting chains at beginning of rows do not count as stitches unless otherwise noted.

Pattern

Section 14: Wave Stitch – Worked along right edge of blanket.

Check out the highlights video of the tutorial below. Find the complete tutorial for the Wave Stitch Pattern HERE.


Row 1 (RS): Join Color A to bottom right corner of Section 1, ch 1, 211 sc evenly in row edges along side of blanket by distributing stitches as follows:
Section 1: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 2: 2 sc across Color B, 10 sc across  main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 3: 2 sc across Color A, 14 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 4: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 5: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 6: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 7: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 8: 2 sc across Color B, 14 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 9: 2 sc across Color A, 11 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 10: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 11: 2 sc across Color A, 14 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 12: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 13: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across. {211 sts}
Row 3: With Color C, ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts] across until 2 sts remain, sc in each of last 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and each st across.
Row 5: With Color D, turn, dch3 first st, tr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, [tr in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts] across until 2 sts remain, tr in each of last 2 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and each st across.
Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6, including color changes.
Row 11 (RS): With Color A, ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across.
Row 12 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st and in each st across.

Section 15: Star Stitch – Worked along left edge of blanket.

Check out the highlights video of the tutorial below. Find the complete tutorial for the Star Stitch Pattern HERE.


Row 1 (RS): Join Color A to top left corner of Section 13, ch 1, 211 sc evenly in row edges along side of blanket by distributing stitches as follows:
Section 13: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc across Color A
Section 12: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 11: 2 sc across Color A, 14 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 10: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 9: 2 sc across Color A, 11 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 8: 2 sc across Color B, 14 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 7: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 6: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 5: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 4: 2 sc across Color B, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 3: 2 sc across Color A, 14 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Section 2: 2 sc across Color B, 10 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor B
Section 1: 2 sc across Color A, 12 sc across main section, 2 sc acrossColor A
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across. {211 sts}
Row 3: With Color E, ch 2, insert hook in front loop of second ch from hook, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook in back loop of same ch, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), insert hook in first st, yo, pull through (4 loops on hook), [insert hook in next st, yo, pull through] 2 times (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all, ch-1 (this creates “eye” of star), *insert hook in eye of previous star, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook in loop on side of previous star, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), insert hook in same st a the last loop of the previous star was worked into, yo, pull through (4 loops on hook), [insert hook in next st, yo, pull through] 2 times (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all, ch-1; repeat from * across, hdc in last st (same st as last loop of last star worked into). {105 stars}
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in first ch-1 sp, 2 sc in each ch-1 across, sc in last st. {211 sts}
Rows 5-6: With Color F, repeat Rows 3-4.
Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6.
Row 11: With Color A, ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st and in each st across.

At this point it’s a good idea to block your piece. It should block to 47” x 54”.

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