If you have made it past Part 1 and Part 2 I have good news for you, we are almost there. We will soon be reaping the benefits of the countless hours we have spent crocheting our hearts out. Part 3 is going to focus on getting us ready to complete our crochet challenge.
Style 1 and 2, the following is for you;
You may be at a point where you are almost at the end of your crochet blanket and are looking to tie up some of those loose ends. Once you get to the end of any project you will want to have a secure knot in place so that your work does not become unravelled, this is called fastening off. I posted a tutorial in Part 2 which I feel is most helpful (again you will need to fast forward to about 36 seconds into the video). Once you have fastened off the end you will want to weave in the long end pieces of yarn. These are usually at the end and beginning of your project. Weaving in your ends allows you to hide these pieces in your work securely, I have added a tutorial here for you to follow as well. To weave in the ends you will need a yarn needle, take a look at Part 1 if you forget what this looks like.
Style 3, this next part is just for you;
At this point you should have the first and second sections of your blanket crocheted together like so;
The yarn I used is a bit stretchy so at times it is hard to lay in a straight line. You can ensure you are still on the right path by going along the side of your work, as long as this is in a straight line you know you are on the right track. To attached the last section of the blanket you will use the same technique as in Part 2 when we attached our second colour. I will give a quick refresher of what this looks like. Take your third and last colour and attach the yarn to your hook, once you have this in place you will want to sc into the first stitch of the middle section of the blanket;
From here proceed to sc all the way along the middle section of the blanket, once you get to the end ch and turn. You will now continue with the same technique we have been using all along, sc into the second stitch from your hook and work your way to the end, then ch and turn.
Remember to measure your work as you go along to ensure that all three sections are the same length, for me each section will be 20″. For all three styles, no matter which one you chose, ensure you are crocheting in a straight line.
Always take the time to lay out your work and see if it is aligned, this will prevent less heart ache along the way. There is nothing worse then feeling that sense of excitement as you are nearing the end of a project only to find out that you have to unravel because your edges aren’t even. It doesn’t need to be perfect but you don’t want to end up with a smaller width near the end of your blanket.
You can always email me if you have any questions or leave a comment below. Next week we will add the final touches and will be able to enjoy the rewards of our month long challenge. I am proud of you all! If you have yet to take the challenge don’t worry there is always time to start hooking but don’t wait too long those cold nights are on the way!