Free Adventure Blanket Crochet Along Part 7: The Easy Peasy Section

Free Adventure Blanket Crochet Along Part 7: The Easy Peasy Section
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Welcome to the latest part of our Adventure Blanket Crochet Along!

In Part 7, we’re tackling the Easy Peasy section. This part is all about simplicity, making it perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. With a straightforward and versatile stitch combination, the Easy Peasy section offers a great introduction to crochet.

Why not join our community of crocheters as we explore this section together. The Adventure Blanket CAL isn’t just about patterns—it’s a chance to connect with others, share tips, and enjoy the satisfaction of creating something beautiful by hand.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the Easy Peasy section, highlighting its accessibility and the lovely stitch work it offers. Whether you’re new to crochet or looking for a relaxing project, this section has something for everyone.

Check out the roundup post for the other sections available and how this event works.

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Inspiration behind the design and the free crochet along (CAL)


The inspiration behind the Easy Peasy section of the Adventure Blanket CAL stems from a desire to showcase the beauty of simple yet elegant stitch combinations. Drawing from previous designs like the Misty Days poncho and Misty Days sweater patterns, this section invites crocheters to revisit familiar stitches in a new context.

As a designer, I’ve always been captivated by the versatility and charm of basic stitch combinations. While complex patterns certainly have their place in the crochet world, there’s something special about returning to the fundamentals and rediscovering their timeless appeal.

With the Easy Peasy section, I wanted to create a space where crocheters of all skill levels could appreciate the beauty and effectiveness of these foundational stitches. It’s a reminder that mastery in crochet doesn’t always mean tackling intricate designs—it’s also about finding joy in the simplicity of well-loved stitch combinations.

By incorporating this section into the Adventure Blanket CAL, I hope to inspire crocheters to embrace the beauty of the basics and find satisfaction in the simplicity of their craft. After all, sometimes the most stunning creations come from the simplest of stitches.

Construction of the design

If you can half double crochet (US terms – double crochet in UK terms)) chain and slip stitch then you can absolutely make this section!! That is why I named it the Easy Peasy section!

After the challenges of the hugs and kisses, cables, bobble stitches and basketweave sections I decided to go for something a little bit more relaxing. It really doesn’t require too much thought once you have done a couple of rows so you can watch your favourite programme or listen to that podcast while you work this one up.

As a blanket section it is worked flat and in rows but it will work up much quicker than you think when slip stitches are involved.

The Yarn

The moss colour of Sirdar Country Class worsted looks gorgeous in this stitch combo. They compliment each other perfectly. I needed 330 yards for my easy peasy crochet section in this free crochet along.

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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 330 yards of Sirdar Country Classic worsted.
5mm hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers optional 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.
As part of the Adventure Blanket CAL – just be sure that you gauge matches all of your previous sections to negate the need for any blocking when you are finished.

Sizing:

My easy peasy section of the Adventure Blanket CAL was approximately 48” wide by 5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)
St(s)–stitch(es)
rep—repeat
sk – skip
Ss – slip stitch
Hdc – half double crochet
*to* – repeat between the * and *
FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Other notes:

Written in US terms.
Be sure to work your slip stitches quite loosely – they count as a stitch and you will be working into them on the next row!
Ch1 and ch2 starts do not count as a st unless stated otherwise.
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 video tutorials to walk you through how to work this section. You can find them here:

Special Stitches:

There are no special stitches in this section of the free Adventure Blanket Crochet Along.

The Pattern:

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Row 1 (if you are starting a new project)Ch 202 and dc in third ch from hook and each ch across (200)

OR

Fdc 200 (200)

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

Row 2: CH1, turn, hdc in first st, ss in next st, *hdc in next st, ss in next st*. Rep from * to * across. Note: You will end with a ss. (100 hdc, 100 ss)

Rows 3-21 : Rep row 2.

Note: you will work a hdc into the ss from the previous row and a ss into the hdc from the previous row.

Row 22: Ch1, dc in first st and each st across (200)

FO and weave in ends.

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