Hello and welcome to week ten of the Great Canadian Landscapes Crochet Along! Today we continue our journey across Canada through the province of British Colombia!
Can you believe it? After today we will have travelled across ten provinces of Canada! Welcome to the West coast!
(Photo: Curtesy of Meghan, used with permission)
British Columbia is the western most province of Canada and is located on the Pacific Ocean and has a population of about 4.817 million people.
The province boasts of its spectacular views and scenery with about 75% of the province being mountainous.
(Photo: Curtesy of Meghan, used with permission)
The Panel this Week:
The pattern I have chosen for this week features a variety of stitches including single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet stitches. A combination of these simple stitches with complete a shell stitch which provides a bit of texture to this design. If you are new to this stich, be sure to check out the free video tutorial below. Don’t worry if it takes a few tries to get it right.
The CAL – Intro to Week Nine:
This is week ten of this crochet along, if you missed the first several weeks of the CAL, you will find them through the links below. Again, each week also includes a video tutorial and a glimpse into the province that we explored!
Week Nine: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Nine
This panel measures approximately 43 x 9 inches. Should you wish to change the size, you will need a starting chain with a multiple of 6 + 4 stitches.
For this project I used a worsted weight yarn by Mary Maxim in the colour Medium Brown. You may use any worsted weight yarn! (For more details, see the “Introduction and Materials” for the CAL linked in this post above.)
Hook: 5.5 mm
This pattern is worked in rows.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Double Crochet
Lp – Loop
Lps – Loops
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Shell – 3 dc in the stitch indicated, ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc) around the side of the last dc made.
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
– Pattern is written in American English
– Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
– Weave in ends as needed.
Row 1: 3 dc in the 4th ch from hook, sk next 2 chs, sc in the next ch, * sk next 2 chs, shell in the next ch, sk next 2 chs, sc in the next st; rpt from * to last 3 chs, sk next 2 chs, 4 dc in the last ch, ch 1. Turn.
Row 2: Sc in the first dc, * sk next 3 dc, shell in the next sc, sk next 3 sts, sc in the next ch-1 sp; rpt from * across ending last rpt with an sc in the turning ch, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of next row). Turn.
Row 3: 3 dc in base of turning ch, sk 3 sts, sc in the next ch sp, * sk next 3 sts, shell in the next sc, sk the next 3 sts, sc in the next ch sp; rpt from * across ending with sk last 3 sts, 4 dc in turning ch, ch 1. Turn.
Continue to repeat rows 2 and 3 until work from the beginning measures approximately 9 inches or a little less. Fasten off and weave in ends
Note: If you have changed the size of your blanket your will have to adjust the edging stitch counts accordingly. What matters most is that each of your panels has the same number of stitches along the edges. This will make it much easier to join them in the end! Also note that the starting chain for many of the panels is different, however they will all turn out the same size (as long as your gauge is the same) in the end.
Therefore when you work the edging you will not necessarily place 1 sc in each ch along the long edge, occasionally you will skip stitches, or even work 2 sc in a stitch. What matters is that these stitches are spread out evenly across the panel.
The edging for each panel is a simple round of sc stitches.
Proceed as follows:
With the right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top right corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 144 sc across the top of the panel, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 29 sc along the short edge, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 143 sc across the bottom of the panel, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 29 sc along the next short edge, 2 sc in the final corner st; join with a sl st in the first sc. (356 sc)
Fasten off, weave in ends. Block if desired.
Set this panel aside and get ready for next week! We will join them all together the final week.
Check out this video tutorial for the panel below:
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