As I made this, I felt like I was creating a series of triangles nestled in between each other which to me, gave the blanket a modern feel. Either way, this works up fast and is fun to memorize and pick up easily where you left off.
(If you’d like to buy this pattern as a PDF, you can download it here. Sometimes it’s helpful to just have a PDF because it’s ad free, and you can save it to your google drive, or another place and always have access to it. I just wanted to give you the option.)
I used one skein each of Caron Simply Soft in white, light blue, and peach. It was just enough for my blanket that ended up measuring 34X34, using an “H” size hook. You might be different, have different tension and need a different size hook.
*see bottom for abbreviations*
CH a multiple of 3 then add 1 (3+ 1 is the pattern repeat) to however wide you’d like the blanket. I usually do somewhere between 32 and 36 inches wide for a baby blanket.
ROW 1: 1 DC into 4th CH from hook, *SK next 2 CHs, 3 DC into next CH*, REP what’s in between the astricks (*) ending last REP with 2 DC into last CH, turn
ROW 2: CH 3, 1 DC into next DC, (CH 3 counts as first DC), *CH 2, DC3TOG,* repeat ** ending last repeat with CH 2, DC into next DC, 1 DC into 3rd of beg skipped CH 3, turn
ROW 3: CH 3, 3 DC in the CH 2 space between the last DC3TOG and 2 DC of previous row, *3 DC into next CH 2 space, repeat ** ending with 1 DC in top of 3rd CH of turning chain, turn.
ROW 4: CH 4, (counts as 1 DC and 1 CH), *DC3TOG in top of each 3 DC of previous row, CH 2,* repeat * across and end with CH 1, DC into top of CH 3 turning chain, turn.
ROW 5: CH 3, 1 DC into DC (the base of the ch 3), 3 DC in next CH 2 space, repeat across ending with 2 DC into 3rd of CH 4, turn.
ROW 6: CH 3, 1 DC into the next DC, *CH 2, dc3tog, repeat ** ending last repeat with DC into next DC, 1 DC into 3rd of ch 3, turn.
Repeat rows 3-6 until you have a desired length of blanket.
Here are a few tips I realized while making this blanket that might be helpful to you.
Since each finished “triangle” (the DC that stack on each other) are nestled in between each other, you will notice that the number of them will be different each color change. For example, I did a small swatch to test the pattern and I ended up with 8 “triangles in one row, then 9 in the next, then back to 8 then back to 9. What I noticed are the rows that have 8 are also the rows where you have 2 DC and the end of the rows. The rows that had 9 “triangles” only had 1 DC on the end.
I’ve made a video explaining this concept that you might find helpful. (And while you are watching, if you don’t mind subscribing to my channel, I would be so grateful! Thank you!)
After I wove in all the ends, I pulled up a loop in any corner, and added a simple SC border around the whole blanket making sure I SC 3 into each corner.
Post EDIT: I’ve made this blanket again and did a different border. If you like this look what I did differently is the last row of the blanket that was worked in white, I did not finish the top half of the triangle. Instead I kept going around the blanket by working 2 dc into the corner and then 2 dc into the side of the posts. Then when I got to the bottom of the blanket, after working 2 DC for the corner, I worked the regular 3 DC into each stitch. Again, 2DC for the corner and then 2 DC up the side. I slip stitched to the start, (which is the last row of white I had worked.) Then I went 3 times around the blanket using a HDC slip stitch into the back loop only. (Yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop, yarn over, pull through all the loops on your hook.) That pretty little braid forms as you go.
So that’s just another alternative to this pattern.
With Love, Tiffany