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.
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.
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.
Pattern Information and Notes
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.