Fallen Arrows Blanket CAL: Part Four

Alright everyone, I have had an amazing time making this project with you!  Everyone has been so encouraging and positive, and the pictures that I've seen have looked incredible!  Thank you so much for participating in my first crochet along-it definitely won't be the last :)

Remember to share your pictures with me on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @leftinknots :)  If you want your blanket included in a Fallen Arrows Blanket Gallery - please email it to me at leftinknots@gmail.com stating that I have permission to share your photo.  I will share the gallery in a week or two so you can see each others amazing work!

This pattern is FREE on my blog, but if you want the complete row-by-row pattern + chart all in one place without ads you can purchase it here:

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This CAL is designed for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.  There will be step-by-step photos and video tutorials to help you master everything you need to know about the C2C stitch!  And the best news of all is that there is no "late to the party"!  This free pattern will be on my blog indefinitely, just waiting for you to dive in :)

CAL Schedule:

Introduction: This post will give you all the information you need to start this project!

Week One (2/1/17): This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting the HDC C2C stitch, crocheting increase rows of C2C stitches, and how to color change in the middle of a row.

Week Two (2/8/17):  This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting C2C "maintaining" rows.  These are rows that neither increase or decrease the width of the project and allow you to make a rectangular shape.

Week Three (2/15/17):  This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting C2C decrease rows.

Week Four (2/22/17):  This post! This week will include the pattern and instructions for adding a border to your C2C blanket and how to finish it.

After you complete this section, it's time to curl up with a hot drink and relax with your stunning and modern blanket you made!


Additional Resources:


Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain

sl st: Slip stitch

SC: single crochet

shortsp: short spike stitch

longsp: long spike stitch

 

Special Stitch (I highly recommend that you reference the photo or video tutorial)

short spike: work a SC stitch like usual, except you will insert your hook one row below the space you would normally work into.

long spike: work a SC stitch like usual, except you will insert your hook three rows below the space you would normally work into.'

 

Gauge

5 square x 5 squares = 4" in C2C (using HDC)

 

Pattern Notes:

  • The border starts where you left off from your last C2C stitch.  Start by working in the direction of your nearest corner (reference the photo or video tutorial if you need to see what I mean)
  • Work 5 SC sts per 2 squares of C2C.  On your long edges, you will have one extra square.  Work 2 sts into your extra square so that your stitch count comes out correctly for adding the spike stitches.
  • In my example, Color A = Off White and Color B = Mulberry Bush
  • You can block your blanket when you are finished if you want to define the shape of it a little better.

 

Pattern:

Round 1 (with color A): Ch 1, SC two sts to reach the first corner, ch 2 to turn the corner,  SC across (125 worked along the short side of the piece), ch 2 to turn the corner, SC across (162 worked along the long side of the piece), ch 2 to turn the corner, SC across (125 worked along the short side of the piece), ch 2 to turn the corner, SC across (160 to reach your first SC of the round).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 2: ch 1, SC 2 to the ch 2 space from the previous row, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (125), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the next ch 2 space, SC across (162), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space,  SC across (125), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the corner, SC across (160).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 3: ch 1, SC 3 to the ch 2 space from the previous row, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (127), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the next ch 2 space, SC across (164), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space,  SC across (127), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the corner, SC across (161).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 4: ch 1, SC 4 to the ch 2 space from the previous row, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (129), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the next ch 2 space, SC across (166), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space,  SC across (129), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the corner, SC across (162).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 5: ch 1, SC 5 to the ch 2 space from the previous row, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (131), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the next ch 2 space, SC across (168), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space,  SC across (131), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the corner, SC across (163).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 6: ch 1, SC 6 to the ch 2 space from the previous row, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (133), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the next ch 2 space, SC across (170), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space,  SC across (133), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the corner, SC across (164).  Attach with a sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 7 (with color B): attach your yarn in the corner so that you will be working into a short side of your blanket first. [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC in 5, *sc, shortsp, longsp, shortsp, sc, repeat from * 24 MORE times (for a total of 25 spike sequences), SC in 5, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC in 6, *sc, shortsp, longsp, shortsp, sc, repeat from * 31 MORE times (for a total of 32 spike sequences), SC in 6, continue this round by repeating the short side and long side instructions one more time. Sl st to the first st of the round.

Round 8: still working with color B, ch 1, SC, [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (137), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (174),[SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (137), [SC, ch 2, SC] in the ch 2 space, SC across (173).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.  Tie off and WEAVE IN ALLLLLLL THE ENDS :0


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