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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Rich Textures Crochet, week four of the Wedding Crochet Along!
Crochet Alongs are kind of like planning a wedding! For so many weeks you’re planning and working hard, making sure everything is perfect. And then, before you know it, the end is near and the happy day has arrived. While we haven’t quite arrived there yet, the end is in sight!
This is week four of the Wedding Throw Crochet Along and by now you may have completed four panels of your throw. This week you will work on the fifth panel and crochet each of the five panel together. It’s so exciting to see the blanket finally come together.
For the panel this week, the instructions are simply a repeat of your panel from week two. I will include the written pattern once again below along with the free video tutorial.
New to the pattern/post this week will be a quick video, also at the conclusion, demonstrating how to crochet the panels together. Of course, you may use your favourite method of joining. The way I will show you is one of my favourite ways, and one of the many, many ways one can join crochet squares together.
The join that I will be demonstrating is a simple single crochet join, working through the front loops only of both panels. I found that by working the single crochet stitch join on the front side of the blanket, it gave the blanket one further boost of texture and separated the designs in the panels quite nicely. Joining in the front loops only allows for the blanket to lay flat nicely on the back.
The lay out of your blanket will be, from left to right: A narrow panel from week three, week two panel, week three panel, week four panel, week three panel.
You will want to join the panels together before moving on to the final two next week as it will help greatly in your measuring and ensure that the two end panels are not too small or large, especially if you have changed the size of your finished product.
This panel is one of seven panels in total that you will work over the final two weeks. If you missed the introduction and materials for this CAL, you will find it here: The Wedding Throw – Free Crochet Along
The instructions for Week Two, including the free video tutorial can be found here: The Wedding CAL: Week Two
The instructions for Week Three, including the free video tutorial can be found here: The Wedding CAL – Week Three
Once the final week of the pattern has been released for free on my blog, I will create a downloadable PDF that will be available in my Ravelry and Etsy shops. Don’t worry, though, the pattern will remain also on my blog for free including the links to the free video tutorials.
The Wedding Throw:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 15 sts x 10 rows = 4 inches.
Finished Size of Panel: Approximately 17 x 55 inches.
Yarn: Approximately 1, 200 yards Pound of Love® by Lion Brand® (%100 Acrylic; 16 oz/454 g; 1, 020 yd/932 m; #4 Worsted Weight). Colour: Antique White
Hook: Size J/10 (6.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet (a double crochet worked around the post of the double below: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through two loops on hook) twice.)
Lp – Loop
Lps – Loops
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 3 (counts as a dc), turn. (63 dc)
Row 2: *Fpdc around the post of the next dc, dc in next dc; rpt from * across ending with a dc in the top of the turning ch; ch 3, turn.
Row 3: *Dc in the next st, fpdc around the post of the next st; rpt from * across ending with a dc in the top of the turning ch; ch 3, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until work from the beginning measures approximately 55 inches. Fasten off, weave in ends.
With the right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top right corner.
Rnd 1: Sc in the same st as joining and in each st across, work 3 sc in the corner st. Working along the side of the square, evenly work 197 sc across, work 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st, work 197 sc evenly across, work 2 sc in final corner. Join with a sl st in first sc. (NOTE: You may add more or less sts along the long edges, however make note of any changes. Going forward you will want to have the same number of stitch along the long edges of the panels to make for easier joining.)
Fasten off, weave in ends. Prepare to join the first five panels together!
Panel Video Tutorial:
Edging Video Tutorial:
To Join Panels Together:
To join your panels together you will lay them side by side with the right sides facing up. If it helps, you may want to pin them together to make sure that they line up.
The panels are to be alternated with a narrow arrow stitch panel, waffle stitch panel, arrow panel, waffle panel and then end with the final arrow panel.
With the right sides facing and working through both thicknesses, join your yarn with a slip stitch through the front loops only on each panel. Single crochet in the same stitch.
Now working in the front loops only and through both panels, work one single crochet stitch in each stitch all the way across. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Repeat until all the longer panels have been joined.
For further help, see the free video tutorial below.