Welcome to Week 49, the final post in the Sectional Blanket mystery crochet along! This week, we will crochet our forty-ninth section. If you’re making the adult-sized throw, you’ll also join the seven rows of sections together and decide whether to add a border.
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Sectional Blanket Week 49
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.
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CA – Color A
- ch – chain
- sp – space
Notes for Section 49
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often. For this section, my Color G is WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn in 28437 Marina.
Section 49: Your Choice
- With CA, crochet one additional section, choosing your favorite pattern from the six previous sections for this row:
Assemble Sections 43-49
- Using long yarn tails from end of final Round of each section, join sections from Weeks 43-49 with a slip stitch seam (see video below) as follows:
- Position Section 44 and Section 43 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 45 on Section 44 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 46 on Section 45 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 47 on Section 46 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 48 on Section 47 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
- Position Section 49 on Section 48 with Right Sides together. Join along long side as for previous sections.
Join Row of Sections 43-49 to Row of Sections 1-42
- See below for an assembly diagram.
- Using CA or any color yarn, join Row of Sections 43-49 to Row of Sections 1-42 with a slip stitch seam (see video above) as follows:
- Position the top long edge of Row of Sections 42-49 to the bottom long edge of Row of Sections 1-42 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.
- At this point, you may consider your throw blanket finished, or you may want to add an edging or borders.
- If you plan to add a decorative border, look through this collection of 27 free crochet border patterns. When you select a border, check if there is a specific stitch multiple you will need on each side and then continue on to the instructions below for first adding a single crochet edging as a foundation.
- Prepare for creating a single crochet edging.
- The video below demonstrates how to single crochet around your project.
- NOTE: If you plan to add additional borders after the single crochet border, be sure to set up your single crochet border so that each side has the right number of stitches for the stitch multiple of your final border. TIP: Fold your blanket (as shown in the photo below of the Stitch Adventure Blanket) into quarters (fold it in half, and then in half again) along the long edge. Place stitch markers at each fold. This will make it easier for you to count off in stitch multiples evenly across the blanket.
- If you can’t see the video above showing how to single crochet around the side of your project, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
- After adding the single crochet edging, add additional borders as desired. With a yarn needle, weave in ends on the wrong side of the blanket.