Stitch Story Crochet Along designed by Heather Gibbs from Keep Calm and Crochet on UK is finished. In this post you find all the information you need to make a blanket of your own. During the CAL we make 12 different row-based squares, in one or two sizes, after which we join them all up and finish with a border. I believe Stitch Story is well suited for beginner crocheters, and can be a welcome and relaxing project for experienced crocheters. Under resources you find all the information you need to make the blanket.
Resources & Materials
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry library
- Written patterns for Stitch Story on Keep Calm and Crochet on UK
- KCACO-UK Facebook group hosting the CAL
- Scheepjes River Washed yarn
- Video tutorials in one playlist
- 3.5mm to 5.0mm (US size E to H) crochet hook
- Social media tag: #SSCAL18
About Stitch Story CAL
During this CAL we make 12 row-based textured squares. You can choose to make only 15cm (6″) squares, or only 30cm (12″) squares, or a combination of both. You can choose to make your blanket uni-colored or make each square a different color, again all up to you. Depending on how many squares you choose to make, in which color(s) you make them and which layout you choose, you can make a blanket that fits your personality perfectly.
I chose to make one small square and one large square each week. This means that I have 24 squares in total, which make for a very happy pile.
I made my Stitch Story out of just one color of Scheepjes River Washed yarn. This yarn is the younger brother of the well known, and much loved Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn. River Washed is exactly the same (sport) weight and composition as Stone Washed, but the difference is the core color of the yarn. Stone Washed has a white cotton core with a colored fluff around it; River Washed has a colored core with colored fluff. The colors of the core are blue or cherry and the fluff comes in a variety of colors; hence you can mix and match to your heart’s content. The River Washed can be used on its own like I am doing or combined effortlessly with the Stone Washed.
Depending on how many squares you make and which size the squares are you yarn amounts will vary accordingly. I am making 2 squares each week, one 15cm square and one 30cm square, totaling 24 squares arranged in a 5 x 3 rectangle to complete the blanket. My blanket is about 90cm x 150cm (36″ x 60″).
I used 23 balls of Scheepjes River Washed to complete my blanket. Each ball is 50g and contains 130m of yarn. I am using River Washed Wheaton (950), a soft shade with blue fluff and a cherry core. Scheepjes River Washed is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Black Sheep Wools (UK), Knotty House (CA), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) and many other Scheepjes stockists worldwide. Thank you for supporting my work by buying your yarn through the links on my blog ❤
If you are making a larger blanket you will need at least 1800g of aran, light worsted or double knit weight yarn. You can estimate how much yarn you will need by making an estimate of how many 15cm (6″) and 30cm (12″) squares you want to make. The 15cm (6″) squares use about 30-40g of yarn per block and the 30cm (12″) squares about 60-70g.
For each of the squares as well as joining them all up I have a video tutorial to take you through all the steps. The tutorials are available in one playlist on my YouTube channel.
You can shuffle the layout of your squares to make the perfect combination. In the written pattern there are suggestions for how you can arrange your squares. Here is my layout. The number corresponds to the order of the squares in the project. I joined my squares with a single crochet join, which I show in the video tutorial for the join and border, but you could also choose to use a different joining method.
The squares Heather designed for Stitch Story have a textured look and feel to them, and become more detailed as the project progresses.
If you would like to look back on the squares we made, I have them all listed:
- Week 1 – Gauge square
- Week 2 – Irish Moss square
- Week 3 – Diamond Pop square
- Week 4 – Pilgrim’s Pathway square
- Week 5 – The Institution of Marriage square
- Week 6 – The Ladder of Life square
- Week 7 – Blarney Bobbles square
- Week 8 – Garden Trellis square
- Week 9 – Fisherman’s Basket square
- Week 10 – Cabled Ropes square
- Week 11 – Six Stitched Braid square
- Week 12 – The Bee Keeper square
We finish the blanket with a border that matches the feel of the squares. The border is a ribbed stitch, which again gives texture to the blanket.
This brings us to the end of Stitch Story crochet along. I hope to see you again soon for a new project.
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