Today we are kicking off our 2022 Stash Busting Crochet Along with part 1 of our blanket.
In case you haven’t heard about this fun crochet along yet, we are making a stitch sampler blanket in rows. I’ve split it up into 10 different parts and each part will have 3 new crochet stitches. A new part will be released at the beginning of each month with video tutorials for the stitches released each week during the month.
You can find all the details here
The 3 stitches I choose for part one are the floret stitch, sedge stitch, and the blackberry salad/bobble stitch.
The Floret Stitch combines stitches of different heights to create texture in the pattern. After a foundation row of double crochets, there is a 2-row repeat. The first row features alternating slip stitches and double crochets, and the second row is entirely double crochets. The varying heights of the stitches in the first repeat row create an all-over subtle texture.
The Sedge Stitch is one of my favorites. It is a highly textured stitch and has a one-row repeat. One single crochet and 2 double crochets are worked in every 3rd stitch across the row. As your work grows taller, you’ll notice a subtle vertical zig-zag pattern start to emerge.
Lastly, we are going to be doing the Blackberry Salad Stich – well part of it. This stitch features rows of crochet bobble stitches made on a background of double crochets. It has a really nice drape and would be suitable for many different types of projects. Since this has a bigger repeat of 4 rows and I was running out of room (I want to keep each section about 6 inches tall) I opted to omit the final row.
Blackberry Salad Stitch Tutorial Video
If you are interested in a printable version of this CAL pattern, you can pre-order it on Ravelry. I’ll update it with the new PDF each time a new part is released.
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Pattern Information and Notes
You can find a complete list of materials here
Gauge: 6 dc x 4 rows = 2 inches
This is a little tricky, given it is such a mix of stitches. I would say the “stitch” part of the gauge is easier to get correct for this particular project. As long as your first 2 rows are measuring approximately 42 inches across you should be good.
Measurements: 42 in across x 5.5 in tall
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sl St: slip stitch
Dc5tog: double crochet 5 together all in the same stitch (bobble)
To change the size of your blanket crochet any multiple 24 + 3, keep in mind this will change how much yarn is needed to complete the project.
I will note my color changes but feel free to change color where ever you see fit.
Ch 3 counts as a stitch
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
Odd rows are the wrong side, even rows are right side
Dc5tog (Bobble): Yo, insert hook into stitch pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. *Yo insert hook into same st, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. Repeat from *3 more times. Yo pull through all 6 loops on hook.
Crochet Stitch Sampler Instructions: Part 1
Yarn color: Barley
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as double crochet), dc in each ch across. Turn. (121)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn (121)
Yarn Color: Putty
Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as sl st), *dc in next, sl st in next, repeat from * across. Turn
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn.
Row 5-6: repeat rows 3 & 4
Yarn Color: Green Lagoon
Row 7: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in same st as ch 1, *skip 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next. Repeat across until 3 sts remain. Skip 2 sts, sc in last. Turn
Row 8-11: repeat row 7
Blackberry Salad Stitch
Yarn Color: True Grey (row 12 + 14) and Smoke (Row 13)
Row 12: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next st. *dc5tog (bobble) in next, sc 3, repeat from * across ending last repeat after 2nd sc. Turn
Row 14: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn.
That’s it! I can’t wait to see how your progress! The next part will be here on the blog March 1, 2022.
Hello! Absolutely loving this CAL. I was going to make one blanket using some very old stash yarn (mostly Baycrest acrylic), but I loved the first section so much that I decided to do a second one with other stash yarn, in mostly blues.
I’ve sent a request to join the FB group about a week ago, but haven’t had a response after about a week. Is there anything I’m missing out on with the FB page vs the info that’s posted here? Would love to be able to see and share pics of the progress.
linda parkinson says
I have all my yarn ready to go. And I work fast, and would love the whole pattern now….
Why, oh why, do I have to wait for little downloads once a month!! Is there anyway to get it all at once? I will pay!! Lol.
Brenda A says
When will the blackberry salad tutorial come out?
Janice irwin says
I have wanted to make a Afghan sampler. So glad to be part of this challenge
Christine Crispin says
Just wanted to let you know row 14 reads as row 12.
I would love for you to have a group in Ravelry. I’m not on FB and would love to CAL with others.
Christine Levy says
I could not see how much yarn is expected to be used, my stash isnt that big, so what weight or ply are you thinking about? I am thinking there asre about 3 to 5 new stitches each month? So maybe 5 colours? I am in Australia but from the state’s so I am bilingual.haha, just need to be clear what you are talking about. Thanks so much?
eileen GALLO says
Picked out my colors and ready to start!
Allene Schaffer says
First part done. Had no luck finding the green lagoon color so substituted it with sage color. Can’t wait for part 2.
I am looking through the pattern and I am just a little bit confused. I see row 12, then row 13, but it doesn’t show row 14 instead it shows row 12 again. Am I to assume that this is a typo even though row 14 is just repeating row 12?
BECCA LEON says
i realized that when I was already halfway through that row. I think it’s just a typo, I just repeated row 12
Very excited to get started on this project. Can someone please confirm what size hook to use? Thank you!
BECCA LEON says
I believe the write up said size 5.5mm (“I” hook)
I am using various worsted weight yarns and a 5.5mm (I) hook and it coming out beautifully. Hope this helps. 😀
Lolita White says
Thank you this will be a nice textured blanket. I have decided to use only 5 colours . Is any one colour used more?
Karin Hinson says
I have a question about row 13…is there a chain after the bobble?
BECCA LEON says
I asked myself the same question… didn’t “close” the bobble with a chain, just went directly straight to the next stitch.
Nancy Koty says
Loving this. Thank you for a sampler blanket. I have learned so much from you doing the squares and am so happy for a blanket I will not have to join together. Excited to work with this!
I’m looking forward to using up my yarn stash on this
Oh!!! I am just so excited! I began crocheting almost 2 years ago and about 4 months in, I wanted to do a row based stitch sampler blanket. I even got a stitch dictionary and when I started trying to figure it out (4 months after picking up a hook for the first time), I decided to put it off since there seemed to be so much planning that needed to happen to make the stitches work out correctly. And now YOU, sweet lady, have done all of the work and I just get to enjoy stitching it! You are fantastic! Thank you so much for all that you do! You are appreciated!