Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern

TLC Blanket – Part 7

In Part 7 of TLC Blanket we are learning to make popcorn stitches. I really like popcorn stitches because of the texture and decoration they give to any crochet item. They are one of my favorite stitches. Did you know that many people confuse the popcorn stitch with the bobble stitch? In THIS VIDEO, I explain the difference between the two stitches. For TLC Blanket, we only make the popcorn stitch. In part 7 you will also learn to work in a row other than the previous row, and how to work in front and behind other stitches. Quite a lot of new things!

Resources

Materials

TLC Blanket is available in 3 beautiful colorways from the wide range of Scheepjes Chunky Monkey yarn. Each blanket is made using 6 colors, a 5.0mm and a 6.5mm hook. Find all information about yarn amounts and other other supplies HERE.

Scheepjes Chunky Monkey is available from many Scheepjes retailers, including Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), The Knitting Network (UK/Int), and Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU). Many stores have kits available in the colors I selected, such as Wool Warehouse (UK/Int) who have kits for the Kaleidoscope, Marine and Meadow colorways. Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) and Creahuys 41 (NL) also have kits available, but you are also more than welcome to choose your own colors.


Learning Objectives Part 7

In part 7 of the pattern you will learn more texture stitches. You will learn

  • to work a popcorn stitch
  • to work in front of stitches made in a previous row
  • to work behind stitches made in a previous row
  • to work in a row lower than the last row made

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US terms.
ch chain
ch-sp chain space
dc double crochet
fpdc front post double crochet
sc single crochet
sc2tog two single crochet stitches worked together
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
Popcorn Work 5dc in indicated st, remove hook from working loop, insert hook though first st, pick up working loop, pull working loop through first st, ch1.
RS Right side of work
WS Wrong side of work

Notes and Tips Part 7

  • The stitches and techniques in part 7 are more advanced, but are an important skill to have. Pay close attention to which row you are working in, because a mistake is easily made.
  • The popcorn stitch has ch1 at the end to finish the stitch. The chains that are given in the pattern DO NOT include the chain belonging to the popcorn stitch. In other words, if a pattern says “1popcorn, ch5” you will make 6 chains in total.
  • In some patterns you are asked to make a bobble stitch. Please remember that a bobble stitch is not the same as a popcorn stitch. See the difference in THIS VIDEO.
  • Ch3 at the beginning of a row counts a 1dc.

Video Tutorials Part 7

To help you as much as possible, I have made full video tutorials showing as much as possible of every step involved in making your TLC Blanket. The videos are available in a LEFT HANDED version and a RIGHT HANDED version.

Extra rows if you made your blanket longer

If you made your blanket longer, you have to work 2 extra rows to get to a multiple of 5 stitches and have the front of your blanket facing. The reason for this is that the design changes from a multiple of 3 to a multiple of 5 in parts 7 and 8. Removing the few stitches will not cause any problems for the final look of the blanket.

If you added 24 stitches to your blanket (remove 4 sts)
Row 51a (RS) Continue with Color A and 5mm hook, ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st till 3 sts left, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in last st. Turn. [167 sc]
Row 51b (WS) Ch1, 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st till 3 sts left, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in last st. Turn. [165 sc]
Now continue with Row 52 as normal.

If you added 48 stitches to your blanket (remove 3 sts)
Row 51a (RS) Continue with Color A and 5mm hook, ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st till 3 sts left, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in last st. Turn. [191 sc]
Row 51b (WS) Ch1, 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st to end st. Turn. [190 sc]
Now continue with Row 52 as normal.

If you added 72 stitches to your blanket (remove 2 sts)
Row 51a (RS) Continue with Color A and 5mm hook, ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st to end. Turn. [216 sc]
Row 51b (WS) Ch1, 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st to end. Turn. [215 sc]
Now continue with Row 52 as normal.

If you added 96 stitches to your blanket (remove 1 st)
Row 51a (RS) Continue with Color A and 5mm hook, ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1sc in first st, 1sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st to end. Turn. [240 sc]
Row 51b (WS) Ch1, 1sc in next st to end. Turn. [240 sc]
Now continue with Row 52 as normal.

If you added 120 stitches to your blanket
Now continue with Row 52 as normal.


Pattern Part 7

Row 52 (RS) Continue with Color A and 5mm hook, ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc in next st, *ch1, skip next st, 1dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * till 3 sts left, ch1, skip next st, 1dc in last 2 sts. Put a stitch marker in the working loop.
[29 ch1-sps, 116 dc]

Row 53 (RS) Attach Color B with ss in first ch1-sp, ch1, *work in front of the sts from Row 52, work a popcorn in skipped st from Row 51, ch5, skip next 4 sts on Row 52; repeat from * till one ch1-sp left, work a popcorn in last skipped st from Row 51, ss in last ch1-sp from Row 52. Fasten off. Turn.
[29 popcorn]

Row 54 (WS) Pick up the working loop from Row 52 and remove the stitch marker, ch3, 1dc in next st from Row 52, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 53, *working behind ch5-sp, 1dc in next 4 sts from Row 52, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 53; repeat from * till 2 sts left, 1dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
[29 fpdc, 116 dc]

Row 55 (RS) Ch3, 1dc in next 6 sts, *ch1, skip next bpdc, 1dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * till 8 sts left, ch1, skip next bpdc, 1dc in last 7 st. Put a stitch marker in the working loop.
[27 ch1-sps, 118 dc]

Row 56 (RS) Attach Color D with ss in first ch1-sp, ch1, *work in front of sts from Row 55, work a popcorn in skipped st from Row 54, ch5, skip next 4 sts on Row 55; repeat from * till one ch1-sp left, work a popcorn in last skipped st from Row 54, ss in last ch1-sp from Row 55. Fasten off. Turn.
[27 popcorn]

Row 57 (WS) Pick up the working loop from Row 55 and remove the stitch marker, ch3, 1dc in next 6 sts from Row 55, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 56, *working behind ch5-sp, 1dc in next 4 sts from Row 55, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 56; repeat from * till 7 sts left, 1dc in last 7 sts. Turn.
[27 fpdc, 118 dc]

Row 58 (RS) Ch3, 1dc in next 11 sts, *ch1, skip next bpdc, 1dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * till 13 sts left, ch1, skip next bpdc, 1dc in last 12 sts. Put a stitch marker in the working loop.
[25 ch1-sps, 120 dc]

Row 59 (RS) Attach Color C with ss in first ch1-sp, ch1, *work in front of the sts from Row 58, work a popcorn in skipped st from Row 57, ch5, skip next 4 sts on Row 58; repeat from * till one ch1-sp left, work a popcorn in last skipped st from Row 57, ss in last ch1-sp from Row 58. Fasten off. Turn.
[25 popcorn]

Row 60 (WS) Pick up the working loop from Row 58 and remove the stitch marker, ch3, 1dc in next 11 sts from Row 58, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 59, *working behind ch5-sp, 1dc in next 4 sts from Row 58, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 59; repeat from * till 12 sts left, 1dc in last 12 sts. Turn.
[25 fpdc, 120 dc]

Row 61 (RS) Ch3, 1dc in next 16 sts, *ch1, skip next bpdc, 1dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * till 18 sts left, ch1, miss next bpdc, 1dc in last 17 sts. Put a stitch marker in the working loop.
[23 ch1-sps, 122 dc]

Row 62 (RS) Attach Color F with ss in first ch1-sp, ch1, *work in front of the sts from Row 61, work a popcorn in skipped st from Row 60, ch5, skip next 4 sts on Row 61; repeat from * till one ch1-sp left, work a popcorn in last skipped st from Row 60, ss in last ch1-sp from Row 61. Fasten off. Turn.
[23 popcorn]

Row 63 (WS) Pick up the working loop from Row 61 and remove the stitch marker, ch3, 1dc in next 16 sts from Row 61, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 62, *working behind ch5-sp, 1dc in next 4 sts from Row 61, 1bpdc around popcorn from Row 62; repeat from * till 17 sts left, 1dc in last 17 sts. Turn.
[23 fpdc, 122 dc]

Row 64 (RS) Ch3, 1dc in next st to end. Fasten off.
[145 dc]

Finishing Part 7

Work away all yarn tails. The blanket is now about 75cm wide and 125cm long.


#TLCBlanket

If you would like to share your blankets, use the hashtag #TLCBlanket or #itsallinanutshell to help me find it on Facebook or Instagram. If you need any extra help, I am available in my Facebook group It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts. Also if you would like to show us your blanket, my Facebook group is a great place to do so.

Part 7 had added a lot of texture to our blanket. Next week is already the last part of TLC Blanket when we learn to work with two colors and make a border.

With love,
Esther

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4 thoughts on “TLC Blanket – Part 7”

  1. Hallo Esther,

    Ik tracht te kopen het patroon
    Trinity Mandalas on Ravelry maar heb geen betaaloptie die wordt aangegeven?

    Groetjes Leonie

    Verzonden vanaf mijn Samsung Galaxy-smartphone.

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  2. Good afternoon 🤩 I am so pleased I came across this cal! Is it possible to send me Part 1 to Part 6?

    Many thanks in advance. Annette

    Sent from my iPad

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