Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Summer CAL! Week 2 Multiples, Stitch Tutorial, Switching Colors


Welcome back for week 2 of the 2017 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along! Today we'll be learning how to size your blanket with multiples, the ripple stitch tutorial from start to finish, and how to change colors and/or add a new ball of yarn.

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*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Because there are those of you who prefer a written pattern and those who prefer a video tutorial, below are both. Either way, be sure to check out the video for additional information, plus helpful tips too!

Here's this week's CAL video:



 

Instructions:

(Blanket as shown is worked in a color stripe sequence of 6 rows of each color)

Ch 155 (multiple of 10+5)

Row 1: In the 4th ch from the hook work a dc, then work a dc in each of the next 4 ch. *Skip 2 ch, then work a dc in each of the next 4 ch. Ch 2, then work a dc in each of the next 4 ch. Repeat from * across until there is 1 ch left. Work 2 dc in that last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work a dc into the first dc. Work a dc in each of the next 4 sts. *Skip the next 2 sts, then work a dc in each of the next 3 sts. Work a (dc, ch 2, dc) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, then work a dc in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * until 6 sts remain. Skip the next two sts, then work a dc in each of the next 4 sts. Work 2 dc in the topmost ch of the turning ch.

Repeat row 2 until blanket is 90 inches tall if making the twin size like in the tutorial or desired height.

Need a different size? Here are some common blanket sizes. While they don't have to be exactly made in these dimensions, you can use this as a general guideline. Fo example, if you need more overhang around a bed, you might need to make your blanket a little bit bigger. Use the multiple count (above) to get desired width, and work as many rows as it takes to get the blanket you're after.



OK, let's take a quick peek at the schedule...last week we talked a little bit about the blanket and went over supplies needed:



(Click the links below to see past weeks)

  • Tuesday July 18: Introduction to the CAL, the project, sizing options, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday July 19: Color palette ideas!
  • Tuesday July 25 (that's today): Pattern multiples, rows 1 and 2 of the ripple stitch, changing colors on your blanket. 
  • Tuesday August 1: Tips for working your blanket, going over color changes and rejoining a new yarn ball, and the finish work. 
  • Tuesday August 8: Surprise! Today is the big reveal of the completely finished blanket. Please submit your photos of your blankets to me to be included in our community Maker Gallery! 
  • Tuesday August 22: Today is Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the gorgeous blankets from the Fiber Flux community! 
Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media places below:
Let's connect!


Also I have set up a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a special welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!





I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful blankets in the next few weeks...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part three of the CAL!!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017 

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