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The Cottage Quilt Crochet-along Blanket (CAL) Part 2

Happy Sunday guys! I am back with Part 2 of the Cottage Quilt Crochet-along Blanket. In Part 2 of the CAL, you’ll learn how to crochet the second and third column of your blanket. This is really exciting because the remaining columns of your blanket will be done by alternating between column 2 and 3. So by the end of Part 2, you will have the main part of your blanket completed. The only thing left to do is add the border and block your work in Part 3!

If you are new to the Cottage Quilt Crochet-along blanket, welcome! I’m so happy to have you here. This CAL is running from November 28th – December 19th, so if you participate within this timeframe, you have a chance to win a prize. Simply join the Crochet-along Blanket Facebook Page to share your progress pictures, or use the hastag #cottagequiltblanketcal if you prefer to share on Instagram. Part 2 of the CAL will not make sense without first doing Part 1. So please check out Part 1 of the CAL, and we’ll meet you back here when you’re done.

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Customize the Size of your Crochet-along Blanket:

Now that you’ve finished column 1 of your blanket, you’ve determined the size of your squares and the total length of your blanket. So the only part left to customize is the width of your blanket.

Changing the Width of Your Blanket:

The width of your blanket depends on the number of columns you choose to crochet. The patterns calls for crocheting 5 columns for a total width of 49.5″ (including the border). To make your blanket wider, crochet more columns; and to make your blanket less wide, crochet fewer columns.

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Crochet-along Cottage Quilt Blanket

Abbreviations: 

  • Ch – chain           
  • Hk – hook  
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Sl st – slip stitch 
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Rs – right side
  • Ws – wrong side

Colour Chart for the Crochet-along Blanket:

This chart includes the colour changing instructions for each square, along with the direction of the stitches (horizontal (h) or vertical (v)). Note: Columns 2 – 5 are worked from the top of the previous column, to the bottom (shown by the arrows).

Colour Chart for the Crochet-along Blanket

Pattern: 

Notes:

  1. The beginning chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
  2. When joining your squares with slip stitches, you should have 1 slip stitch in each stitch of the square you’re attaching it to.
  3. There are diagrams for each square in Column 2 and 3 below. They will show you which square you will be attaching your new square to, and where the slip stitches should be placed.
  4. **If you have an odd number of squares in Column 1, start with Column 2, before moving onto Column 3. If you have an even number of squares in Column 1, start with Column 3, before moving onto Column 2.
  5. Follow the colour chart above to show you when to change colours, and the direction that the columns and squares should be worked. Column 2 and 3 are both worked from the top of the column, down to the bottom!
  6. Always begin each square on the RIGHT side of your blanket.

Column 2:

*Column 2 starts with a vertical square that is connected to the last square in Column 1. The last square in Column 1 should be horizontal. If your last square was a vertical square, then please go to the instructions for Column 3, before moving onto Column 2.

Square #1 (Vertical):

*Turn your work, so the right side is facing you. Turn Column 1 90 degrees clockwise, so you are working along the left side of the column (see diagram below).

Diagram of Column 2 Square 1

With Colour A:
Place a slip knot on your hook, and insert your hook into the top of the last row of Square 9 (or the top square in the previous column). Join with a slip stitch to fasten on.

Row 1 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc into the top of each row of Square 9. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 2 (Ws): Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only, in each st across. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 3 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 4 – 22: Repeat Row 2 – 3.

Fasten off!

Square 1 of Column 2

Square #2 (Horizontal):

*Turn your work, so the right side is facing you. Turn the blanket 90 degrees clockwise, so you are working on top of Square #1 (see diagram below). Square #2 is worked on top of Square #1, and is joined to Square #8 (or the square beside it in the previous column) with slip stitches.

Diagram of Column 2 Square 2

With Colour C:
Place a slip knot on your hook, and insert your hook into the top of the last row of Square #1. Join with a slip stitch to fasten on.

Row 1 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc into the top of each row of Square 1. Join to Square #8 (or the square beside it in the previous column) by making a sl st into the 1st st of the square. Make a second sl st into the next st of the square. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 2 (Ws): Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only, in each st across. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 3 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Join to the square beside it, by making a sl st into the next st of the square. Make a second sl st into the next st of the square. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 4 – 18: Repeat Row 2 – 3. Row 22 should START with a sl st into the last st of Square #1. 

Fasten off!

Square #3 (Vertical):

*Turn your work, so the right side is facing you. Turn the blanket 90 degrees counter-clockwise, so you are working along the top of Square #7 (see diagram below). Square #3 is worked on top of Square #7 in column 1, and is attached to Square #2 in column 2, with slip stitches.

Diagram of Column 2 Square 3

With Colour B:
Place a slip knot on your hook, and insert your hook into the beginning ch-1 space (gap) of the last row of Square #2. This ch-1 space/gap is technically the 1st st of Square #2. Join with a slip stitch to fasten on.

Row 1 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc into the top of each row of Square #7 (or the square beside it in the previous column). Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 2 (Ws): Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only, in each st across. Sl st into the next st of Square #2 to join. Make a second sl st into the next st of Square #2. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 3 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 4 – 22: Repeat Row 2 – 3. Row 22 should END with a sl st into the last st of Square #2. 

Fasten off!

Square #4 – 9:

Repeat Square 2 – 3 until the end of Column 2.

Squares Together in a Crochet Quilt

Column #3:

Column 3 will begin at the top of the blanket. The top square in the previous column is a vertical square, so Column 3 begins with a horizontal square.

Square #1 (Horizontal):

To start the horizontal square, we will make a base chain of 23 to start Row 1. Each row will be attached to the square beside it in the previous column, with slip stitches (see diagram below).

*Turn your work, so the right side is facing you.

Diagram of Column 3 Square 1

With Colour B:
Place a slip knot on your hook, and insert your hook into the last st of Square #1 in Column 2 (or the top square in the previous column). Join with a slip stitch to fasten on.

Ch 23

Row 1 (Rs): Hdc in the 2nd ch from hk, and in each ch across. Join to the square beside it (Square #1 in Column 2) by making a sl st into the same st as your 1st sl st. Make a second sl st into the next st of the square. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 2 (Ws): Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only, in each st across. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 3 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Join to the square beside it, by making a sl st into the next st of the square. Make a second sl st into the next st of the square. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 4 – 18: Repeat Row 2 – 3. Row 22 should START with a sl st into the last st of Square #1. 

Fasten off!

Square #2 (Vertical):

*Turn your work, so the right side is facing you. Turn the blanket 90 degrees counter-clockwise, so you are working along the top of Square #2 in the previous column (see diagram below). Square #2 is worked on top of Square #2 in column 2, and is attached to Square #1 in column 3, with slip stitches.

Diagram of Column 3 Square 2

With Colour A:
Place a slip knot on your hook, and insert your hook into the beginning ch-1 space (gap) of the last row of Square #1 (previous square in Column 3). This ch-1 space/gap is technically the 1st st of Square #1. Join with a slip stitch to fasten on.

Row 1 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc into the top of each row of Square #2 in Column 2 (or the square beside it in the previous column). Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 2 (Ws): Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only, in each st across. Sl st into the next st of Square #1 to join. Make a second sl st into the next st of Square #1. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 3 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Turn. (18 hdc)

Row 4 – 22: Repeat Row 2 – 3. Row 22 should END with a sl st into the last st of Square #2. 

Fasten off!

Square #3 (Horizontal):

*Turn your work, so the right side is facing you. Turn the blanket 90 degrees clockwise, so you are working along the top of Square #2 in Column 3 (see diagram below). Square #3 is worked on top of Square #2 in column 3, and is attached to Square #3 in column 2, with slip stitches.

Diagram of Column 3 Square 3

With Colour C:
Place a slip knot on your hook, and insert your hook into the top of the last row of Square #2 in Column 3 (or the previous square in Column 3). Join with a slip stitch to fasten on.

Row 1 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc into the top of each row of the Square #2 in Column 3. Join to the square beside it in the previous column (Square #3, Column 2 in diagram) by making a sl st into the 1st st of the square. Make a second sl st into the next st of the square. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 2 (Ws): Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only, in each st across. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 3 (Rs): Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Join to the square beside it, by making a sl st into the next st of the square. Make a second sl st into the next st of the square. Turn. (22 hdc)

Row 4 – 18: Repeat Row 2 – 3. Row 22 should START with a sl st into the last st of Square #1. 

Fasten off!

Square #4 – 9:

Repeat Square 2 – 3 until the end of Column 3.

Column #4 – 5:

Repeat Column 2 -3. If you’d like to make your blanket wider, repeat Column 2 – 3 until you are happy with the width of your blanket.

Fasten off and weave in ends!

End Notes:

Congratulations! You just finished Part 2 of the Cottage Quilt Crochet-along Blanket. You now have the main body of your blanket done! Next Saturday, I will be sharing how to add a border to your blanket, as well as how to block your work! If you would like to share some progress pictures, please feel free to share them in the Crochet-along Blanket Facebook Page. However, if you prefer to share on Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #cottagequiltblanketcal or tag me @thispixiecreates. I can’t wait to see your creations!

Questions?

If you have any questions as you work through the pattern, please reach out in the Crochet-along Blanket Facebook Page or through my Contact page. I will be more than happy to help you!

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I hope you all have an amazing day!

Love, Dayna

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