Welcome to Week 28 of the Sectional Blanket mystery crochet along! This week, we will crochet our twenty-eighth section. If you’re making the adult-sized throw, you’ll also join your first four rows of sections together.
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- Learn more about the CAL (and enter to win the end-of-CAL giveaways by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on December 31, 2022) in this blog post.
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Sectional Blanket Week 28
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
The Sectional Blanket is a mystery crochet along in 7″ x 9″ (18 cm x 23 cm) sections, the size preferred by our charity partner, Warm Up America. New clues will be released on Fridays through December 16, 2022. If you decide to donate sections locally or to Warm Up America directly, USE THIS FORM to track your donations and to enter a special Sectional Blanket giveaway through December 31, 2022!
- Throw Blanket, approximately 49″ x 63″ (124.5 cm x 160 cm) without borders.
- WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn (100% acrylic, 3 oz/100 g, 218 yd/200 m): 18 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 3,750 yards/3,429 meters in any medium weight yarn.
- I am using the following colors for my version:
- Color A/28437 Marina,
- Color B/29246 Tidal Speckle,
- Color C/28454 Tranquil,
- Color D/29247 Snow Day Speckle,
- Color E/28422 Cornflower,
- Color F/28419 Clarity, and
- Color G/28451 Sky.
- I am using the following colors for my version:
- WeCrochet Majestic US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size that matches gauge or you prefer using with medium weight yarn.
- WeCrochet locking stitch marker set (optional, but helpful for marking the front and holding pieces together for seaming).
- WeCrochet bent-tip yarn needle.
- 20 dc = 6″ (15 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. If you plan to donate your finished sections to Warm Up America, please note that finished sections must measure 7″ x 9″ (18 cm x 23 cm).
Sectional Blanket Pattern Notes
- Whenever possible, I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails as you work. Sometimes, a stitch pattern will be too lacy to effectively crochet over your yarn tails. In that case, I recommend weaving in ends.
- Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for crocheting over your yarn tails as you work here.
- Stitches n Scraps has helpful video and photo tutorials for 3 ways of weaving in ends here. I use the yarn (tapestry) needle method.
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CD – Color D
- ch – chain
- sp – space
Notes for Section 21
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often. For this section, my Color D is WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn in 29247 Snow Day Speckle.
Section 28: Your Choice
- With CD, crochet one additional section, choosing your favorite pattern from the six previous sections for this row:
Assemble Sections 22-28
- Using long yarn tails from end of final Round of each section, join sections from Weeks 22-28 with a slip stitch seam (see video below) as follows:
- Position Section 23 and Section 22 with Right Sides together. On Wrong Sides, start at corner ch-2 sp. Working through both layers along long side, join 1 side with a slip stitch seam through outer loops of stitches across square, finishing in next ch-2 sp.
- If you can’t see the video above for joining with a slip stitch seam, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
- Position Section 24 on Section 23 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 25 on Section 24 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 26 on Section 25 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 27 on Section 26 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 28 on Section 27 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
Join Row of Sections 22-28 to Row of Sections 1-21
- See below for an assembly diagram.
- Using CE or any color yarn, join Row of Sections 22-28 to Row of Sections 1-21 with a slip stitch seam (see video above) as follows:
- Position the top long edge of Row of Sections 22-28 to the bottom long edge of Row of Sections 1-21 with Right Sides together. On Wrong Sides, start at corner ch-2 sp. Evenly work 166 slip stitches across as follows: Join with 23 sl st across first section, join with 24 sl st across next section] 5 times, join with 23 sl st across last section.
- After completing this week’s section (below), your blanket should look like the assembly diagram below.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends on all sections and joins on Wrong Side of blanket row.