Exploring Texture: Treble Crochet in the George Section of Adventure Blanket CAL

Exploring Texture: Treble Crochet in the George Section of Adventure Blanket CAL
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Welcome to our latest crochet blog post! Today, we’re diving into the George Section of the Adventure Blanket CAL, inspired by the design of my recent George Blanket. This section combines treble crochet and slip stitch to create a charming dotty texture, framing a half double crochet back loop only (hdc BLO) section.

The George Blanket

The beauty of the George Section lies in its simplicity and versatility. Its unisex texture and design make it suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. Whether you’re crafting for yourself or someone else, this section adds something special to any project.

The George section is 9th section of the free Adventure Blanket CAL. This free blanket pattern event is a collaboration between myself and Kristine from Ambassador Crochet. We wanted to create a project that was fun, rewarding and absolutely an adventure! Check out the roundup post for the other sections available and how this event works.

Join us as we explore the techniques behind this classic stitch combination and discover how it can enhance your crochet creations.

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Inspiration behind the design and the Adventure Blanket CAL


The George Section of the Adventure Blanket CAL draws inspiration from my recent design release, the George Blanket. Unlike my previous designs, the George Blanket allowed me to explore new stitch combinations, resulting in a visually striking square within a square within a square design. What excited me most was how easily this intricate pattern could be achieved with just a few stitch markers.

Crafting the George Blanket was a delightful experience, thanks to the simplicity of the technique involved. I was really surprised with how great the George Blanket turned out. This sense of accomplishment inspired me to incorporate elements of the George Blanket into the Adventure Blanket CAL. The George Section serves as a tribute to the joy of discovery and creative exploration, inviting CAL participants to embrace their own creativity as they crochet along.

Construction of the design

I have already talked about the stitches used in this design (treble crochet, hdc BLO and slip stitches). It might also be of interest to note that the dotty texture actually lies flat when it is lain on. So it makes a great stitch combination for baby blankets too!

I have some other designs that use this treble crochet and slip stitch combination. Check out the:

Little dots baby cocoon – free on the blog

The Little Dots Blanket – free on the blog in 8 sizes.

Little Dots preemie baby hat – free on the blog.

The Yarn

All of my sections in the Adventure Blanket pattern use the same type of yarn – Sirdar Country Classic Worsted. For this section I used shade Golden. It was perfect for this section as the colour really helps those dots to pop!

Get the PDF e-book!

You can purchase the ad-free PDF e-book for all 20 of the sections featured in the Adventure Blanket CAL by clicking the button below:

Click this button if you are interested in purchasing the complete e-book from the Adventure Blanket CAL.

Included in the e-book are:

  • all 20 sections featured in the free CAL
  • 5 BONUS sections – giving you 25 sections in total and over 33,000 possible blanket combinations!
  • Divider section instructions
  • Border instructions
  • a document with a list of all of the video links for each section should you need it (all videos will be included by 20th May 2024).

During the free crochet along the ebook will be $12.99 but the price will increase to $15.99 once the CAL ends.

The pattern specifics:

Materials:

Any 4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used approximately 350 yards of Sirdar Country Classic worsted.
5mm hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
2 stitch markers plus 2 optional extra Stitch Markers to mark first or last stitch of the row

Gauge:

Not important for this project – a relaxed tension will work out just fine! You just have to be happy with how it looks.

If using this as part of the adventure blanket CAL then make sure your gauge matches the previous sections in at least width. This will avoid the need to block your project when finished.

Sizing:

My section was approximately 48” wide by 5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)

St(s)–stitch(es)

rep—repeat

SM – stitch marker

sc–single crochet

ss–slip stitch

hdc – half double crochet

Tc – Treble crochet

Blo – back loop only

Fsc – Foundation single crochet

*to* – repeat between the * and *

FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Other notes:

Written in US terms.
Ch1 start does not count as a st unless stated otherwise.
To amend the length of your strip adjust your starting row by multiples of 2 stitches.
You start this strip on the right side, and end with the wrong side facing you.
The odd numbered rows are the right side of the work.

Video tutorials:

I have both left and right video tutorials to talk you through the whole section and I show you how to work the treble crochets if you are new to them.

Special Stitches:

The Treble Crochet – YO twice, insert hook into stitch, yo and pull through, [yo and pull through 2 loops on hook] three times. Stitch completed.

The Pattern:

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Row 1 (if you are starting a new project)Ch 201 and hdc in third ch from hook (ch2 counts as a st) and each ch across (200)

                        OR

 Fhdc 200 (200)

Row 1 (As a blanket strip not being used as the first strip): Ch1 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st across (200)

Row 2: Turn, CH1, HDC in first st, ss into next st, *TC in next st, ss into next st. Rep from * across until you have 2 st remaining, tc in next st, hdc in last st.  

Note: Be sure not to work your ss too tightly as you will be working into the ss in the next row!

Row 3: Ch1, turn, hdc in each st across. (200)

Row 4: Rep row 2

Row 5: Rep row 3

Row 6: Place SM in 10th and 190th sts. Ch1, turn, hdc in first st, [ss in next st, tc in next st] 4 times, hdc in next st. Place SM in the hdc just made. Hdc blo in each st across to the stitch before the next SM. Hdc in next st (place SM in this stitch). *Tc in next st, ss in next st* Rep from * to * until you have 2 sts left, ss in next st, hdc in last st.

Row 7: Ch1, turn, hdc in first 10 sts (place SM in last st), hdc blo in next 180 sts (to next SM). Hdc in next st (place SM) and hdc in last 9 sts (20 hdc, 180 hdc blo)

Row 8-13: Rep rows 6 and 7 three times.  

Rows 14-17: Rep rows 2 and 3 twice.

Row 18: ch1, turn, sc in first st and each st across. (200)

FO and weave in ends.

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