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Whispers from the Past Part 6 and 7


Welcome to parts 6 and 7 of Whispers from the Past.

Over the next two weeks, we will be making end, and side, panels. Please take note of when to join and where to join, as we still have other parts of our blanket to make.


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When I first started to crochet, I always worked with squares or motifs, joined them together, and then worked around the whole project, exactly as we have done so far.
But, I then learned how to work in rows, and started with making scarves which were a combination of panels, made in rows, and motifs, joined in the middle and at each end.

There are many blanket/afghan patterns today that use a combination of different sized panels and squares.

These panels are very simple, and use double crochet and the same mesh pattern as we used for the Eileen squares, but as there are eight (8) to make in total, I have given you two weeks to get them all made, blocked, and joined to your Eileen squares, ready to put the final sections of our blanket together in the final two weeks.

For these two parts you will be working in rows.

To help those of you, who are not used to working in rows, or those of you who would like to see how I do it, I have made a video tutorial to help you, with lots of handy hints.

You may choose to begin each row with a number of chains as your 1st stitch, or you may use standing or starting stitches. Especially those of you following the Purely Patriotic yarn pack, as you will only be working with 1 colour, so no tails ends for you. 🙂

If you use a chain start remember that the last stitch of the following row will be made into the 3rd chain for dc rows or 4th chain for tr rows.

If like me you prefer to not have lots of ends to work away, you may want to use a magic knot to join new colours at the beginning of a row, and replace any standing stitches with ch 3 for a double crochet, and ch 4 for a treble crochet.

♥ Useful Stuff

Side and End Panels video tutorial.

Changing colours at the end of a row video tutorial.

Starting dc video tutorial

Whip stitch join video tutorial.

Just click on any of the links and it will take you to a short video tutorial, with some handy hints.

If you haven’t read the introduction post, then please find it here. You will find all the information on Yarn Packs, how much yarn you will need, hook sizes, the finished size of your blanket and all the resources available.

Whispers from the Past part 6 and 7 is available as

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And another HUGE thank you to the awesome team of translators, from the CAL – Crochet A Long Facebook group, for the fantastic job they have done with all the translations.

Approx. size:
Double knit with 4mm hook – 9 inches/23cm
Aran with 5.5mm hook – 11 inches/28cm

Block panels to same height as Eileen squares Remember do not stretch length!


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