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Author: Edie Eckman

5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along: Panel 4

We’re halfway finished with our blanket! How does that feel? The fourth panel is a bit of a challenge, but I know you are up to it. We’ll be working one-row stripes of color, but this time using four colors. That changes things up a bit, but you still don’t have to cut your yarn at the end of every row. Watch the video and pay attention to the pattern, and you’ll soon understand how to work one-row stripes in four colors. In case you are joining us later, start with the pattern introduction. Panel 4 Finished Size 8″...

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5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along: Panel 3

Welcome back to the 5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along! How is Panel 2 coming along? Relax with Panel 3. There’s only one color to work with on this one. In case you are joining us later, start with the pattern introduction. Panel 3 Finished Size 9″ [23 cm] wide x 57″ [145 cm] long Gauge 14 sts and 10 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern Don’t forget to do a gauge swatch for this stitch pattern! Waffle Stitch Worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 1. Chain a multiple of 4 + 3. Foundation Row (RS): Dc in...

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5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along: Panel 2

Welcome back to the 5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along! How did you do on Panel 1? Are you ready for another one? This panel uses multiple colors. Be sure to watch the videos below for tips on changing colors. In case you are joining us later, start with the pattern introduction.   Panel 2 Finished Size 8″ [20 cm] wide x 57″ [145 cm] long Gauge 12 sts and 8 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern Don’t forget to do a gauge swatch for this stitch pattern! Pattern Note Do not cut the yarn at the end of each...

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5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along: Panel 1

Welcome to the first Panel of the Plymouth Yarn 5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along! You’ve got your yarn together, so let’s start crocheting. In case you are joining us later, start with the pattern introduction. Gauge As with any project, we’ll start by checking gauge. A gauge statement is given for each of the five panels. Chances are, if the gauge of Panel 1 matches the pattern, the gauge of the other panels will match as well. However, it is always safer to make a gauge swatch for each individual stitch pattern. How do I make a gauge swatch? Take...

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Welcome to the 5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along!

We’re going to crochet a blanket and learn some things! I’m Edie Eckman, and I so excited to be hosting this Crochet Along for Plymouth Yarn. I’ve designed this afghan in five panels, each with a different stitch pattern. We’ll be doing a different panel in each installment, and in the final installment we’ll be putting the panels together and adding a complementary border. You’ll need to be comfortable with chain, single crochet and double crochet. Along the way I’ll show you tips and tricks to make your crocheting go more smoothly. Why Crochet in Panels? The handy thing...

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