Whispers from the Past Part 6 and 7

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.

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 dc, and ch 4 for a tr.

 

♥ 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.

 

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 photo
Photo Tutorial

♥ UK terms

UK-Terms -photo tutorial

♥ Chart

Part 6 and 7 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 6 and 7.

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Colours per round for yarn packs

wftp-part-6-and-7-colours

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.

 

Part 6

1. Ch 52, working into the back bump only, dc in 4th bump from hook [P1] and next 48 back bumps. [1st ch-3 counts as dc].

Stitch count: 50 dc.

 r1

 Hint: start row with chain [P1a, 2a] or with starting dc [P1b, 2b]

Ensure last dc is made in top of ch-3, to keep sides even, white arrow top of ch-3 [P3,4],

2. Turn your work: Ch-3 [counts as 1st dc], dc in next 49 sts.

Fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 50 dc.

r2

3. Turn your work: Join with a standing tr in 1st st [P1], (ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, tr in next st) 12 times, ch 2, sc in top of ch-3.

Stitch count: 13 sc, 13 tr, 25 ch-2 spaces.

r3

4. Turn your work: Ch 5 [counts as tr plus ch-1], (sc in next tr[P2], ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1) 12 times, sc in tr.

Stitch count: 13 sc, 13 tr, 25 ch-1 spaces.

r4

5. Turn your work: Ch 6 [counts as tr plus ch-2], (sc in next tr, ch 2, tr in next sc, ch 2) 12 times, sc in 4th ch of ch-5.

Stitch count: 13 sc, 13 tr, 25 ch-2 spaces.

r5

6. Turn your work: Ch 5 [counts as tr plus ch-1], (sc in next tr, ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1) 12 times, sc in 4th ch of ch-6.

Fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 13 sc, 13 tr, 25 ch-1 spaces.

r6

7. Turn your work: Join with a standing dc in sc, (dc in ch-1 space, dc in next st) 24 times, dc in 4th ch of ch-5.

Stitch count: 50 dc.

r7

8. Turn your work: Ch 3 [counts as dc], dc in next 49 sts.

Fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 50 dc.

r8

Repeat rows 3 to 8 twice more giving a total of 20 rows.

Block panels to same height as Eileen squares.

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

 

Place a stitch marker in 1st and last st of top and bottom of panel, this will help you later on.

 

Using a whip stitch, join through back loops of square and side stitches of panel.

Join 1 panel each side of Eileen square.

Start in top of st in panel and ch-2 corner of square to ensure even edge. [P1,2],

For each st in square match to: 2 sts per dc, 1 st per sc, 3 sts per tr.

join-3

DO NOT JOIN TO MAIN PIECE.

 

Part 7

Side Panels

Make 4

Worked as end panels, except slightly longer.

1. Ch 76, working into back bumps, dc in 4th back bump from hook, dc in next 72 back bumps. [1st ch-3 counts as dc].

Stitch count: 74 dc.

2. Turn your work: Ch-3 [counts as dc], dc in next 73 sts.

Fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 74 dc.

3. Turn your work: Join with a standing tr in 1st st, (ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, tr in next st) 18 times, ch 2, sc in top of ch-3.

Stitch count: 19 sc, 19 tr, 37 ch-2 spaces.

4. Turn your work: Ch 5 [counts as tr plus ch-1], (sc in next tr, ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1) 18 times, sc in tr.

Stitch count: 19 sc, 19 tr, 37 ch-1 spaces.

5. Turn your work: Ch 6 [counts as tr plus ch-2], (sc in next tr, ch 2, tr in next sc, ch 2) 18 times, sc in 4th ch of ch-5.

Stitch count: 19 sc, 19 tr, 37 ch-2 spaces.

6. Turn your work: Ch 5 [counts as tr plus ch-1], (sc in next tr, ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1) 18 times, sc in 4th ch of ch-6.

Fasten off, and secure ends.

Stitch count: 19 sc, 19 tr, 37 ch-1 spaces.

7. Turn your work: Join with a standing dc in sc, (dc in ch-1 space, dc in next st) 36 times, dc in 4th ch of ch-5.

Stitch count: 74 dc.

8. Turn your work: Ch 3 or make a starting dc, dc in next 73 sts.

Fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 74 dc.

 

Repeat rows 3 to 8 twice more giving a total of 20 rows.

 

Block panels to same height as Eileen squares

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

Place a stitch marker in 1st and last st of top and bottom of panel, this will help you later on.

 Using a whip stitch join as part 6.

Join 1 panel each side of Eileen square.

DO NOT JOIN TO MAIN PIECE.

 

End parts 6 and 7  See you in two weeks.

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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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5 Responses

  1. Ivy

    Hi Helen. I enjoyed your Mandela Madness and I’m enjoying Whispers too. I am also getting very low on the blue. I have about half a skein left before the last part.

    • Helen Helen

      thank you 🙂 half a ball of Bluebell will be plenty for week 8, and that is the last time you will use it 🙂

  2. Dear Helen, is it possible, I run out of my bluebel colour in the middle of block three of the four … and I bought a package…

    • Helen Helen

      you should have had 3 balls of bluebell, and should have about hald a ball left at the end.

  3. Helen, loving the new CAL. Can’t wait to see it all come together. I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

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