Hi and welcome to the first crochet along by Rich Textures Crochet! Today I’d like to introduce you to the Erie Waters Throw.
Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (as far as surface area is concerned) out of the five Great Lakes that are situated between Canada and the United States. They are fresh water and home to a diversity of plant life and animals.
Of the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie is the shallowest which means that it’s Waters are warmer during the summers, but also freeze the quickest during the winter.
The shores of Lake Erie make for some wonderful beaches, although in many areas one has to be careful in the water due to the aggressive waves and undertow that can sometimes come up quickly.
I happen live along the Canadian side of the lake and during the summer months my family and I love to take day trips to the shore. Depending on the weather (on shore and off) the water can look and feel drastically different from one day to the next.
This is what I have tried to capture in this stitch sampler Throw. I’ve taken several great textured stitches and used them to display the diversity of the waters and shoreline.
The Erie Waters Throw is made up of five different square panels comprised of beautifully textured stitches. This means by the end of the CAL you may have five new stitch patterns in your repertoire to use in your future projects!
I have selected shades of blue and a cream keeping with the Waters theme, however you may choose your own colours according to your personal taste and style. You will need four different colours/shades.
The blanket is made up of squares which are crocheted together at the end. That means if you are working on this during the warmer months, you will not be working for long under a warm and heavy blanket.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
How it Works:
For the next five weeks, each week I will post the pattern for one square of the blanket (hopefully each Wednesday beginning May 23rd 2018) You will need to make four (one in each colour) of each pattern in the colours of your choice to complete the blanket. In the end there will be 20 squares.
Along with the written pattern, each week I will also include video tutorials that will be linked here and also available on my YouTube channel (HERE).
The final sixth week of the CAL will focus on joining your squares together and working a simple edging.
At the end of the event I will release the whole pattern as a PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Are you ready? I’m so excited!!
Feel free to head over to my Facebook page and join the “Event” I have created there – it will provide a place for you to show progress and ask questions as we go along 🙂 You will find my Facebook Page here: Rich Textures Crochet on Facebook
Below I will list the materials that I’ve used in the photos HOWEVER don’t feel trapped by them! Switch up the brand of yarn, fibre, and colours according to what you have available.
YARN: Caron Simply Soft by Yarnspirations (%100 acrylic; 170 g / 6 oz, 288 meters / 315 yards; Worsted Weight)
Approximately 780 yards of Colour A: Dark Country Blue
Approximately 750 yards of Colour B: Country Blue
Approximately 750 yards of Colour C: Light Country Blue
Approximately 750 yards of Colour D: Off White
HOOK: 5 mm (H/8) crochet hook
NOTIONS: Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
GAUGE: 20 sc x 20 rows = 4 inches
FINISHED SIZE: 43 x 52 inches
Stitch abbreviations will be revealed each week along with the pattern.
Be sure to tag your posts #eriewaterscal on social media!
**Week One is now available and can be found here: Erie Waters CAL: Week One
**Week Two is now available and can be found here: Erie Waters CAL: Week Two
**Week Three is now available and can be found here: Erie Waters CAL Week Three
**Week Five is now available and can be found here: The Erie Waters CAL – Week Five
Thank you for your interest in joining me on this Crochet Along! This is going to be fun! I’m so excited and look forward to seeing all your creations!