Get ready for a brand-new crochet along (CAL) by Eleonora Tully of Coastal Crochet.
The Picnic on the Beach blanket CAL will run for 8 weeks in total starting with the first instalment on Friday 26th February and the final instalment on Friday 16th April. The pattern will be available on Eleonora’s website. It will be a really enjoyable crochet along inspired by a picnic on the beach.
The Picnic on the Beach Colour Packs include all of the Stylecraft Special DK yarn you need to make either the Summer or the Autumn Picnic colourway. You will also need a 4.0mm and a 4.5mm hook, stitch marker, yarn needle and scissors (not included).
This picnic inspired rectangular blanket measures approximately 135cm x 105cm (53 inches x 41 inches). The design features many different crochet techniques so there’s plenty to learn if you haven’t tried these stitches before and Eleonora will be doing YouTube videos for the less familiar stitches.
Some of the stiches include Tunisian Entrelac, Basketweave and plenty of raised stitches to give you an idea. And of course, there are some gingham checks in there somewhere! Inspired by the quintessential picnic colours for blankets and tablecloths.
The pattern starts with the central square which is crocheted using Tunisian Entrelac to create the Gingham pattern. Traditional crochet stitches are then crocheted around this square. The rest of the blanket is built up by joining panels as you go and working in long rows to create the finished rectangular blanket shape. A border is crocheted around the entire blanket.