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Hello and welcome to week five of the Great Canadian Landscapes CAL! Today we continue our journey across Canada, bienvenue au Quebec, La belle province!
Welcome to the beautiful province of Quebec, the largest province by area! Quebec (Montreal) was my home for four years while I was completing my graduate studies (you’ll never guess what in!), and if you’ve ever visited you will know how easy it is to become entranced with the culture and beauty of its landscape.
La Belle Province (“The Beautiful Province”):
The official language of Quebec is French and it is the second most populous province next to Ontario. It is home to beautiful historic cities and landscapes that will take your breath away. One of my favourite trips through Quebec was to visit the Gaspe in order to go whale watching (It is another one of my favourite pastimes!) where we visited the Blue Whales that come to feed in the bay.
My husband and I drove the costal route from Northern New Brunswick, stopped at Percé Rock before continuing on to our destination.
The panel design for me this week reminds me not only of the waters of the Gaspe and the St. Lawrence, but also the beautiful fall colours in the trees covering it’s many mountains and hills.
(Above: Mont-Royal Park, Montreal)
I have chosen a subtle rolling texture which requires a combination of fan stitches and back post double crochet stitches. Don’t worry, if you require a bit of assistance with the pattern, you’ll find the free video tutorial linked below!
The CAL – Intro to Week Four:
This is week five of this crochet along, if you missed the first few 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!
Other than that, please head over to my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/richtextures/) and from there you can join the community group where you will be able to share photos and see other’s progress!
Also, you are invited to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (it’s updated weekly @ https://www.youtube.com/c/RichTexturesCrochet/ ) where you’ll find all of the pattern videos for the CAL as they become available.
Finally, thank you so much again for joining this crochet along! I look forward to meeting up again soon!
This panel measures approximately 43 x 9 inches. Should you wish to change the size, use a chain multiple of 8 + 2.
For this project I used a worsted weight yarn by Mary Maxim in the colour Dark Denim. 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:
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet – yarn over, insert your hook from back to front to back around the post of the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook) twice.
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fan – In the stitch indicated, (dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in the same st.
Lp – Loop
Lps – Loops
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
– Pattern is written in American English
– Ch 3 at the beginning of row counts as dc
– Weave in ends as needed.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sk next 3 chs, work fan in next ch **, sk the next 3 chs, sc in the next ch; rpt from * across ending at **, sk next 3 chs, sc in the last ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), * Bpdc around the 2nd dc of the next fan, ch 2, sc in the next dc, ch 2, bpdc around next dc, dc in next sc; rpt from * across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), (dc, ch 1, dc) in the base of the ch-4, * sc in the next sc, sk next st, work a fan in the next dc; rpt from * across to the last sc, sc in the last sc, in the top of turning chain (dc, ch 1) twice, dc in the same st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, Sc in the first dc, ch 2, bpdc around the next dc, dc in the next sc, * bpdc around the 2nd dc of the next fan, ch 2, sc in the next dc, ch 2, bpdc around the next dc, dc in the next sc; rpt from * across, ending with a bpdc around the last dc, ch 2, sc in the top of the turning chain. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, * sk next st, work fan in next dc, sc in the next sc; rpt from * across. Turn.
Continue to repeat rows 2-5 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: