Tuesday 1 November 2016

Carousel CAL - Part 5

Nearly there! Our Carousel blankets are getting huge now :D Good for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in Australia summer is getting started, and working these gorgeous blankets is a bit hot!

Part Five of the Carousel Crochet-Along, designed by Sue Pinner and hosted by Stylecraft Yarns has just been posted, and is available to download NOW from the Stylecraft website, in English (US and UK), German and Dutch.

If you haven't set up a Ravelry project yet, the pattern page can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carousel-cal  

We are working the CAL along with you all, and will post our tips and tricks for each part at the same time as the pattern is published over at the Stylecraft website. 

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/crochetbetweenworlds/) - we are here to help you. Anne is doing the German translations for the CAL again, so ask away in German too!

Part Five, the Ripple Border:

Our top tips for the Ripple Border are:

1. Colour charts! I've created them again for the Ripple Border to make the colour lists easier to read and follow. Download your required colour chart from these links:

NOTE: For each row, you follow the column down; so the first colour of row 1 is in the top left corner, the second colour is below, etc. 

2. Standing dc at the start of each round! 

3. Yes, it looks like a big gap when you skip stitches in round 1! But count and you'll see that you're only skipping two dc :) 

4. I did a different colour change method for each blanket - in the Batik I followed Sue's instructions to the letter, and in the Special DK I completed the last dc, and then changed colour. They sit slightly differently to each other; maybe do a test and see which you like better? 

We hope these tips help you! 

Check back here in two weeks on Tuesday 15 November for Part 6 - the Edging :D


  1. Thanks so much for all your tips/tricks and hard work! I so appreciate it.

  2. Something is apparently wrong with the Stylecraft website and I can't access part 5 :(

    1. Oh no!! It looks like it's back up now: http://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Crochet+Along+with+Stylecraft/0_CAFA122.htm?page=Crochet :)