Edgemerc Blanket Project, Crochet A Long

square by square, we make a blanket

I am so very excited to tell you about this new crochet-a-long! Seriously, so excited! I have teamed up with the amazing company we all know and love, WeCrochet. Every few weeks we will be releasing a new square pattern. 12 in total. You’ll make 4 of each and by the end of the year, you’ll have 48 fabulous squares to join together to create one incredibly indulgent blanket. This is the Edgemerc Blanket Project.

I am thrilled to have you stitching along with me and can’t wait to see your project!  

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👀 Keep reading for more exciting news (HINT: Discount code!)

Edgemerc Blanket Project crochet a long square patterns

facebook forum(s)

Are you on facebook?
Today I have 2 groups to invite you to.

I’ve created a private group for those of us making the Edgemerc. I hope for it to be an easy way to quickly get answers to any questions you may have about the squares. It’s also going to be a place to share progress pictures, get opinions on color options and ooooh and ahhhh over everyone’s project!

I would also like to invite you to join the Revel group ! It’s the best way to reach me about questions regarding any of my patterns. It’s also a place to share project pictures, ask questions, share your favorite yarn memes, and chit-chat with the rest of us.

Edgemerc throw squares crochet pattern crochet-a-long

edgemerc details

These squares were designed using WeCrochet’s Upcycle Alpaca Blend yarn (#4 Medium│Worsted).

The square patterns are written for 1 size, 10″ [25.5 cm]. You will need to make 4 of each square pattern in order to have the full count of 48 squares by the end of the CAL.

Each square will be a solid fabric.
No lace.
No holes (within reason, this is still crochet 🙃).
My intention for this blanket is to bring you joy, provide crochet for your skillful hands, introduce you to new stitches, and to keep you (or a loved one) warm.

afghan sizing

Do you have to make the blanket the full 60″ x 80″ [152.5 x 203 cm] ? 
Absolutely not. Use the graphic below to guide you on the number of squares you’ll need to reach the size blanket you want to create. Feel free to add it to your pinterest board of helpful yarny information. 😄 

Informational graphic listing standard measurements for common blankets by Revel Crochet.

what to crochet between square releases...

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the blanket yarn i'm using

Fiber Content – 33% Alpaca 34% Wool 33% Acrylic
Amount – 219 yd [200 m]; 3.54 oz [100 g]
Weight – #4 Medium│Worsted

“When our mills spin our yarns, a small amount is left over from each batch. Instead of wasting it, we work with our mills to create new limited-edition yarns, and this year’s Upcycle Alpaca Worsted, a worsted weight blend of alpaca, wool, and acrylic, lends itself to sweaters, cowls, hats, and much more. It’s soft enough for next to skin wear, but rugged enough to keep you warm all winter long.

Upcycle is made with recycled fibers that vary in size, causing slight variations in yarn thickness from skein to skein. We recommend swatching before starting a project.”

This blanket is the first time I’ve used the Upcycle. And let me just tell you– I absolutely love this yarn. I’ve already ordered more and plan to make a sweater or cardigan. It has the most amazing hand to it. The texture in the ply is very pleasing to touch. The website write up is true, it is indeed next to skin soft, but the tight twist and the heathery colors along with the alpaca halo– it has a very rustic quality to it. 

Oh my, ya’ll. Can we just talk about the color palette?!?
All of the colors are muted, but that is far from meaning dull. There is an overall earthy feel to the colors while also having multiple jewel tones. So nice. Below are the 12 colors I will be using. If these colors aren’t your favorite, keep reading ↓

Top down, Left to right– Obsidian, Parchment, Fawn, Biscotti, Graphite, Garnet, Thyme, Topaz, Pistachio, Night Sky, Linen, Sage

sample layout

This is the color layout I will be using for my personal (the sample) Edgemerc blanket. 
Square 1, the lightest color, is the bottom left.
Square 2, the darkest color, will be above each Sq1.
Square 3 is the next darkest to the right of Sq1 and Square 4 the next lightest above Sq3…. and so on, building this fun, checkered, fade-esque, kinda sorta ombre.

more on yarn

At $9.99 per 219 yd ball, I realize this isn’t the cheapest yarn available.

WeCrochet is offering a discount for a limited time to everyone joining the Edgemerc Blanket!!

Through March 31, 2023, use the code 
EDGEMERC 
to receive 15% off, sitewide

A little something else I noticed on the site {see pic below}, at the time of this writing, the gradient packs are on sale. So if some of the colors you’re planning to use come in a pack, Woohoo!

still more on yarn

If the colors of Upcycle are not what you’re looking for, or if you would just rather use a machine wash & dry, or are looking for a more economical choice – DO THAT!
This is a YOUR blanket. Remember, this is meant to bring you joy!
The discount code EDGEMERC offered by WeCrochet extends across the entire site. 
Join the group with your rainbow of Mighty Stitch. Participate with your pastel Brava. Show off your stashbusting unknowns. It doesn’t matter – I just want you to crochet-a-long with us! ♥️

HOOOOOOKS

Did you see my new hook in the pictures? This is part of the new set, “Dots” newly released by WeCrochet. I have said many times that I prefer a very specific style hook. The Dots check all the boxes for me. I’m very happy with them.
You can read a bit more about hooks, sizing and choosing the right hooks for you HERE.

Edgemerc Blanket crochet squares pattern

the skills you need

Note– This section will be updated as squares are released.

chain – single – half double – double – stacked double – linked – spike – together – puff – front post – back loop only – treble (triple)

whats in a download?

The posts for the Edgemerc Blanket Project 2023 crochet-a-long will have complete directions – or – you can inexpensively purchase the pattern as a download. The pdf is exclusively available through the WeCrochet website. If you purchase the pdf, your WeCrochet library will be sent an updated version on the date of every square release.

You will receive a linked pdf

  • AD-FREE pdf, formatted for printing and optimized for tablet | digital use
  • WRITTEN PATTERN – Fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
  • STITCH DIAGRAMS – Complete illustration(s) of stitches │ placement
  • SCHEMATIC – illustration(s) of shape │ measurements │ construction graphics*
  • ILLUSTRATIONS – drawn graphics of special stitches“
  • SIZING │ EASE CHARTS – tables to quickly determine sizing options*
  • TUTORIALS – picture │ written │ video instruction for specialty stitches*
  • INTERACTIVE – document internally linked throughout as well as to additional external resource information

*where applicable

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more about the pattern

edgemerc blanket project

A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Row of 12 balls of yarn for the Revel Crochet Edgemerc Blanket sampler afghan.

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materials & tools

HOOK I│9 [5.50. mm]; or size(s) needed to obtain gauge

YARN Worsted weight (#4 medium)

amount totals 5,256 yd [4807 m] completed blanket (approx.); see individual square patterns for specific yarn amounts used per square

shown WeCrochet, Upcycle Alpaca Blend, (33% alpaca 34% wool 33% acrylic; 219 yd [200 m]│3.54 oz [100 g]), 2 skeins Parchment, Obsidian, Night Sky, Linen, Fawn, Graphite, Thyme, Topaz, Garnet, Sage, Pistachio, Biscotti

*Amount given is for blanket as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern or deviations of gauge.

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NOTIONS Removable stitch markers, yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use (other than my WeCrochet gear) find it HERE .

Gauge

Will vary; see individual square patterns (links above)

Finished MEasurements

INDIVIDUAL SQUARES

WIDTH 10” [25.5 cm] after blocking

HEIGHT 10” [25.5 cm] after blocking

COMPLETED BLANKET

WIDTH 60” [152.5 cm] after blocking

HEIGHT 80” [203 cm] after blocking

Edgemerc Blanket Project crochet a long squares

Project Level

Easy

TECHNIQUES USED

chain – single – half double – double – stacked double – linked double – spike – puff – together – back loop only – slip stitch – triple (treble) – front post

(to be updated with each square release)

Tall stack of multi colored squares crochet in various stitches for the Edgemerc sampler afghan on Revel Crochet blog.

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Yarn amount given is for squares as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern or gauge deviations.

CONSTRUCTION

Squares are worked flat, turning after every row, bottom up. Blanket can be sewn as adjoining squares are made or when all squares are completed.

(Pattern pdf provides Layout│Assembly Chart – labeled graphic for square placement & Custom Layout│Assembly Chart – blank graphic for custom square placement│color chart)

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN

  • Patterns are written for 1 size.
  • Blocking method will vary by square. Information will be given on individual square pattern posts & pdf (links updated above). 
  • Samples shown are exactly as written with no alterations to patterns.

SPECIAL STITCHES

All special stitches used in the Edgemerc Blanket with be listed on the individual square pattern pages & within the pdf. 

Assembly

It is recommended to wetsteam block each square to measurements before seaming, blocking method will vary by square and will be written inside each pattern post (links updated above).

Blanket can be sewn as adjoining squares are made or when all squares are completed. 

Edging

At this point, no outer edging has been chosen for Edgemerc. I will, of course, update as decisions are made. 

Stitch & Share Your Edgemerc blanket project

#EdgemercBlanket and #RevelCrochet

Do you have social accounts where you share your stitching progress? If so, please use the hashtags and tag me (@ RevelCrochet) so I will be notified – I so enjoy seeing all the amazing projects from everyone! Absolutely MAKES MY DAY, e.ver.y.time!

If you are on Ravelry and you create from one of my patterns, help fellow stitchers and fill out a project page of your squares│blanket.

QUESTIONS about this pattern? 
Join the Edgemerc Blanket group and the  Revel design group on facebook. It’s the best way to reach me & ask questions. You can also share project pictures and teach│learn with the rest of us 😍

Use the graphics below to let everyone know you’re participating in the Edgemerc Blanket Project!

For an Instagram story, add this as the base photo, then tap the ‘sticker’ button, scroll & find the circle of your phone pictures, add your project photo!

Use the square for Instagram grid carousel│multiple picture posts.

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