Whispers from the Past Part 4

Whispers from the Past Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of Whispers from the Past.

I am so pleased to see so many of you enjoying the Mattress Stitch join last week, I love the flat, neat effect it gives.

Building Blocks.....

Learning something new often takes a few attempts to get it perfect, but it is how we all grow, and gain more experience.

For years I have taught various things, and particularly when I was teaching hairdressing I had a favourite saying, that my students came to hate!!

"Keep doing what you are doing, and you will keep getting what you are getting"

In other words, if we never try anything new, we will never get any different results. And experience is all about constantly trying to add more tools and techniques to our "tool box". Yes it can feel uncomfortable to begin with, but so did walking when you first learned to do that!

This week you will again be working around the whole project, building blocks using very simple stitches. You now have a short side, and a long side, which are clearly marked on the pattern. Make sure your stitch count is correct on the first round, and then be aware of the number of stitches you need to skip before and after the corners in some of the rounds.
Where you are working the longer stitches, make sure you are working in front of the chain spaces and not over them, again be very mindful when you are working the corners.

This is another point where you could stop for a baby blanket, maybe just adding a shell border. 🙂

So, have fun, and remember I am always around to answer any questions you may have.

 

♥ Useful Stuff

♥  Front and Back Post stitches video tutorial. Just click on the link and it will take you to a short video tutorial, with some handy hints.

There is lots of help available, on the CAL Crochet A-Long group on Facebook, in my Ravelry Group, or on the Crystals and Crochet Facebook page.

Please remember this is my design and is covered by copyright law. You may share a link to this page with anyone, you may print off the photo or written tutorials for your own use, but please do not alter or change in any way.
Please love and respect me, as I love and respect you.

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.

It is worth book marking the main Whispers from the Past page as it will contain all the posts about the project and each weekly part.

 

♥ PDF downloads

US terms

Written Pattern with small picture
Photo Tutorial

♥ UK terms

UK-Terms -photo tutorial

♥ Chart

Part-4-chart

♥ Translations

For the translated versions of the CAL, please click on the links here and it will take you straight to your preferred language. With no need to scroll down further on this page.
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.

Afrikaans
Danish - Dansk
Dutch - Nederlands
Finnish - Suomi
French - Français
German - Deutsche
Greek - Ελληνικα
Hebrew - עברית
Korean - 한국어.
Norwegian-Norsk
♥ Persian - فارسی
Spanish - Español
Swedish -Svenska

 

 

Part 4.

part-4a

Colours per round for yarn packs

part-4-colours-per-round-whispers

US terms used throughout

 Abbreviations

Whispers abreviations[] Hints: Are typed in italics and coloured purple, they are to help and guide you and hopefully make life a little easier, especially for beginners.

Reference to photos is [P] with the relevant photo number

* * Repeat instructions between asterisks the amount of times specified.
This is normally a repeat for a complete side and will consist of multiple instructions.

() Repeat instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified.
This is a lower level repeat.

Hint: corner chain spaces are not included in any stitch count.

Working around whole piece your work is now a rectangle, please note instructions are now for Short side and long side.

All rounds will now have a long side count and a Short side count.


Hint: take care not to skip the 1st st after any of the ch-2 corner spaces.

1. Join with a standing hdc in last st of any long side, [P1]

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc), (hdc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 2 ch-2 corner spaces [P3]) 4 times, hdc in next 20 sts.

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc), hdc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 2 ch-2 corner spaces, hdc in next 110 sts, hdc in next 2 ch-2 spaces, hdc in next 20 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last hdc.
Join to standing hdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 112 hdc.   Long side: 158 hdc.

4r1

2. Join with a standing sc in last st of any long side, [P1]

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (sc, ch 2, sc) [P2], sc in next 112 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in next 158 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last sc.
Join to standing sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 114 sc. Long side: 160 sc.

4r2

3. Join with a standing dc in ch-2 corner space at beginning of any Short side, [P1] (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, [P2]

*Short side: (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts) 14 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), ch 2, skip next st,

(dc in next 6 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts) 19 times, dc in next 6 sts, ch 2, skip next st, in ch-2 Short side corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last Short side corner group.
Join to standing dc with a sl-st.
Stitch count: Short side: 88 dc, 15 ch-2 spaces. Long side: 124 dc, 21 ch-2 spaces.

4r3

4. Ch 2 and fptr around same st [P1,2], fptr around next st,

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), fptr around next 2 sts,
(ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 6 sts) 14 times, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 2 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), fptr around next 2 sts,
(ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 6 sts) 20 times, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 2 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last 2 fptr.
Join to 1st fptr, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 4 dc, 88 fptr, 15 ch-2 spaces. Long side: 4 dc, 124 fptr, 21 ch-2 spaces.

4r4

5. Join with a standing sc in last dc of any long side, [P1]

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (working in front of R3,4 ttr in ch-2 space R2 [P2], sc in ch-2 space R4 [P3], ttr in ch-2 space R2), sc in next 4 sts, [P4] (working in front of R3,4 dtr in next 2 skipped sts R2, sc in next 6 sts) 14 times,
working in front of R3,4 dtr in next 2 skipped sts R2, sc in next 4 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (working in front of R3,4 ttr in ch-2 space R2, sc in ch-2 space R4, ttr in ch-2 space R2), sc in next 4 sts, working in front of R3,4 dtr in ch-2 space R2 to left of dc already there [to right if left handed], [P5] dtr in next skipped st R2,
(sc in next 6 sts, working in front of R3,4 dtr in next 2 skipped sts R2,) 19 times, sc in next 6 sts,
working in front of R3,4 dtr in next skipped st R2, dtr in ch-2 space R2 before dc already there, sc in next 4 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last sc.
Join to standing sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 93 sc, 30 dtr,2 ttr. Long side: 129 sc, 42 dtr,2 ttr.

 4r5

 

Hint: in this round the 3rd and 4th dc of each group of 6 dc will fall in the 2 dtr R5.

6. Join with a standing dc in corner sc at beginning of any Short side, (ch 2, dc) in same st, [P1,2]

*Short side: dc in next st, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts) 15 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st,

Long side: in corner sc (dc, ch 2, dc), dc in next st, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts) 21 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, in Short side corner sc (dc, ch 2, dc). *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last Short side corner group.
Join to standing dc with a sl-st.
Stitch count: Short side: 94 dc, 16 ch-2 spaces. Long side: 130 dc, 22 ch-2 spaces.

4r6

7. Ch 2 and fptr around same st, [P1,2]

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), fptr around next 2 sts, (ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 6 sts) 15 times, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 2 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), fptr around next 2 sts, (ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 6 sts) 21 times, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, fptr around next 2 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last fptr.
Join to 1st fptr, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 4 dc, 94 fptr, 15 ch-2 spaces. Long side: 4 dc, 130 fptr, 22 ch-2 spaces.

4r7

8. Join with a standing sc in last dc of any long side,

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (working in front of R6,7, ttr in corner sc R5, sc in ch-2 space R7, ttr in corner sc R5) [P2], sc in next 4 sts, (working in front of R6,7, dtr in next 2 skipped sts R5, sc in next 6 sts) 15 times, working in front of R6,7, dtr in next 2 skipped sts R5, sc in next 4 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (working in front of R6,7, ttr in corner sc R5, sc in ch-2 space R6, ttr in corner sc R5), sc in next 4 sts, working in front of R6,7, dtr in ch-2 space R5 to left of dc already there [to right if left handed], dtr in next skipped st R5, (sc in next 6 sts, working in front of R6,7, dtr in next 2 skipped sts R5) 21 times, sc in next 6 sts, working in front of R6,7, dtr in next skipped st R5, dtr in ch-2 space R5 before dc already there, sc in next 4 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last sc.
Join to standing sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 99 sc, 32 dtr, 2 ttr. Long side: 135 sc, 44 dtr,2 ttr.

4r8

9. Join with a standing dc in last st of any long side, [ttr][P1]

*Short side: in corner sc (dc, ch 2, dc), dc in next 132 sts,

Long side: in corner sc (dc, ch 2, dc), dc in next 180 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last dc.
Join to standing dc with a sl-st.
Stitch count: Short side: 134 dc. Long side: 182 dc.

4r9

10. Ch 3 [counts as dc], dc in next st,

*Short side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 134 sts,

Long side: in ch-2 corner space (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 182 sts. *

Repeat from * to * twice, omit last 2 dc.
Join to top of ch-3, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: Short side: 138 dc. Long side: 186 dc.

4r10

End part 4

Approx. size:
Double knit with 4mm hook:–
short side 30 ½ inches/77.5cm – long side 41 inches/104cm

Aran with 5.5mm hook:–
short side 40 inches/101.5cm – long side 54 inches/137cm

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You may share a link to my website or Ravelry store with anyone, you may print the PDF for your own use, but please do not alter, change or share in any way.
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10 Responses

  1. Hi Helen, your work is so beautiful, thank you for sharing with us!! Is there a video for Part 4 on YouTube?? I am dyslexic and reading directions can be confusing for me but your videos are so helpful for someone like me.

    • Helen Helen

      thank you 🙂 there is not a video for parts 2 or 4, but it is very simple, I have just done a video about working in front or behind stitches, but if you need help, then either message me from the contact poage here or on facebook 🙂

  2. Hi Helen, I’m doing the Whispers, brown sugar. First, I’m in love with this pattern, you are a super talented and creative hooker! I haven’t encountered any problems till week 4, challenging yes but very feasible! My question is: you said that at the end of week 4 she is about 40″ wide and 54″ long. Mine, hooked with a 5.5 mm Clover is 42″ by 58″, I
    ‘m afraid of running out of yarn!!! I still have 12 skeins (4 Parch, 3 Camel, 1 gold, 2 copper and 2 DB) and some minor scraps. I don’t mind at all to order a few more, I just want to finish my brown sugar in time. Do you think I need to order? Unfortunately, I cannot get the Stylecraft in this side of the Atlantic pond so I need time to order and be delivered from UK. Thanks! Rosanna

    • Helen Helen

      Hi Rosanna 🙂
      I had some left of each colour, but if you want to be on the safe side, then maybe order an extra ball of each colour, and it would give you enough to also make a cushion or two to match, if you don’t actually need it for the blanket 🙂

  3. Warmly Hello from Hot Queensland. Cant find part two of the cal. Im a late starter couldnt choose colours so bought two. Really in awe of your work

    • Helen Helen

      just go to the main Whispers page from the drop down menu under crochet and you will find all the parts 🙂

  4. I know I saw a picture of the completed blanket somewhere, but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Help!

    • Helen Helen

      The only place you can see it is on the facebook event page 😉

      • Thank you so much! You must spend hours on the computer…how do you have time to be so creative! Love your work. I just completed row 67 of my second MM. I donated the first one to be raffled off for the benefit of a local child and her caregiver. Love you and your work.

        • Helen Helen

          lots of time yes…but lots of love that goes into it all, that’s where the creativity comes from 🙂

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