Free Crochet Pattern: Dive into Section 2 of the Adventure Blanket Crochet Along!

Free Crochet Pattern: Dive into Section 2 of the Adventure Blanket Crochet Along!
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Welcome back, fellow crochet adventurers! We’ve journeyed through the first section of our Adventure Blanket CAL, (a free blanket pattern crochet along) and now it’s time to dive into the next chapter: Tram Tracks.

This 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.

Get ready to elevate your crochet skills as we explore crossed double crochets, back loop only, and front and back post double crochets in this captivating section.

While Tram Tracks may pose a bit of a challenge for beginners, fear not! I have prepared comprehensive video tutorials for both left and right-handed crocheters, ensuring that even confident beginners can join the fun with ease.

Are you ready to embark on this next thrilling leg of our crochet adventure together?

Please note, this post may contain affiliate links – should you purchase anything using my affiliate link I may get a small commission at no extra cost to yourself!

Inspiration behind the design and the Adventure Blanket CAL

To be honest, with this textured blanket section there was no planning or inspiration behind it – other than the fact I needed to make another section. I just let my hook and yarn do the talking. And, boy, am I glad that I did!!

Maybe I should try to be less intentional more often?

It was only when I was done that I realised I couldn’t come up with a name for this section. It was my husband who named it in the end.

Construction of the design

I love how these stitches work together. There are a few different ones in this section – crossed double crochets (X St), front post and back post and back loop only. So there is a lot of texture going on, but it actually works really well.

If you are a confident beginner wanting to increase your skills there are video tutorials below for both left and right handed crocheters. So why not give it a go? You may be surprised at how much you can actually do!

The Adventure Blanket CAL is 200 stitches wide and each section is between 4.5-6″ tall – but most are around 5″.

The Yarn

Sirdar Country Classic Worsted is a great yarn to work with. It does have a 50% merino wool content though so if you are allergic to that be aware. I find it fascinating how it seems to feel much softer once it worked up into a project. It also means that it is a cool machine wash and dry flat yarn.

This particular shade is Oyster. It is a gorgeous dusky pink that compliments the green and gold so well.

Get the PDF e-book!

I will not be selling this section as an individual pattern in any of my shops.

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 to purchase the e-book with all 25 sections.

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 290 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 consistent with your tension so that it matches part 1.

Sizing:

Approximately 48” wide by 5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)
St(s)–stitch(es)
rep—repeat
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
XS – Crossed DC stitch
BLO – Back loop only
Fpdc – front post double crochet
Bpdc – back post double 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 video tutorials to talk you through the whole pattern so I try to explain how to do all of the special stitches as we get to them.

Right handed tutorial

The free blanket pattern section:

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

OR

Fhdc 200 (200)

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

Row 2: CH1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, dc in first st X st across until you have 1 st remaining, dc in last st. (98 X st, 2 dc)

Row 4: CH1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

Row 5: CH1, turn, hdc BLO in first st and each st across (200)

Row 6: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st* Rep from * to * until you have 2 st remaining, sc in last st. (2sc, 99 fpdc, 99 bpdc)

Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, *bpdc in next st, fpdc in next st* Rep from * to * until you have 2 st remaining, sc in last st. (2sc, 99 fpdc, 99 bpdc)

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

Row 14: CH1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

Row 15: CH1, turn, hdc BLO in first st and each st across (200)

Row 16: Rep row 3.

Row 17: CH1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

Row 18: CH1, turn, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

FO and weave in ends.

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