Blankets and Throws

Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Twelve

Hello and welcome to week eleven of the Great Canadian Landscapes Crochet Along! Today we continue our journey across Canada through the Yukon!

The Yukon is another one of those places that is at the top of my “places to visit” list.  The Yukon is the smallest and most western territory in Canada (Yes, we missed the Northwest Territories which sits in between Nunavut and the Yukon, but don’t worry! We will get there next week!).  It is also the most sparsely populated, being just shy of 36, 000 people!

Despite it’s small size, the Yukon features some spectacular scenery and wildlife.  It is also home to Canada’s tallest mountain, Mount Logan, which is also the second-highest mountain in all of North America.

 

 

The Panel this Week:

The panel this week is made up of a combination of double crochet and single crochet stitches.  The double crochet stitches are worked in clusters, so this pattern is sometimes referred to “clusters over clusters.”  It’s an easy one to catch on to and works up quickly.  As always, I will have a free video tutorial below should you have any questions about the pattern as you go. While you’re watching, please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/RichTexturesCrochet/) so you never miss a stitch!

 

The CAL: Intro to Week Eleven:

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!
Introduction: Canadian Landscapes Crochet Along: Introduction and Materials
Week One: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL Week One!
Week Two: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL Week Two!
Week Three: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL Week Three!
Week Four: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Four!
Week Five: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Five!
Week Six: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Six!
Week Seven: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Seven!
Week Eight: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Eight!
Week Nine: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Nine
Week Ten: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Ten
Week Eleven: Great Canadian Landscapes CAL: Week Eleven

 

The Pattern:

This panel measures approximately 16 x 32 inches. Should you wish to change the size, you will need a starting chain with a multiple of 4 stitches.

For this project I used a worsted weight yarn by Mary Maxim in the colour medium green. 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.

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Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Lp – Loop
Lps – Loops
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over

Pattern Notes:

– Pattern is written in American English
– Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
– Ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as a dc.
– Weave in ends as needed.

Let’s Crochet:

Ch 60.
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from ook, sk next ch, sc in the next ch, *sk next ch, 3 dc in the next ch, sk next ch, sc in the next ch; rpt from * to the last 2 chs, sk the next ch, 2 dc in the last ch. Turn. (57 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first dc, sk next dc, 3 dc in the next sc,  * sk next dc, sc in the next dc, sk the next dc, 3 dc in the next sc; rpt from * to the last 2 sts, sk the next dc, sc in the top of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (Counts as first dc), dc in the first sc, sk next dc, sc in the next dc, *sk the next dc, 3 dc in the next sc, sk the next dc, sc in the next dc; rpt from * to the last 2 sts, sk the next dc, 2 dc in the last sc. Turn.

Continue to repeat rows 2 and 3 until work from the beginning measures approximately 32 inches or a little less.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Note: If you have changed the size of your blanket, you will want to take the panels that you have already made and lay them out in front of you. Measure the length of the blanket and then divide that number by 3. That will give you the length that you will want to work these three panels to so that, when placed along side the others they will come to the same length. To see the placement of these panels, please refer to the diagram on the Introduction and Materials for this CAL linked above.

Edging:

Note: If you have changed the size of your blanket your will have to adjust the edging stitch counts accordingly. To determine how many stitches I have in the edging for this panel, I divided the total number of stitches of all the lengths of the previous ten panels and divided that number by 3. That number determined the number of stitches I would have along the lengths of each of these three panels.

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, sc in the next 56 sts, 3sc in corner st, evenly work 97 sc across the long side of the panel, 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each of the next 55 sts, 3sc in the next corner st, evenly work 97 sc across the long side of the panel, 2 sc in remaining corner st; join with a sl st in the first 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.

Video Tutorial:

 

 

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