My darling Annie is still learning stitches and I’m giving her the freedom to design as she goes! She has learned the Single Crochet, Double Crochet and in this blanket, she learned the Treble Crochet. (And why don’t we call it Triple? I must investigate soon..)
I was a very nice mom and finished the border for her. I wanted to try out the Mesh Stitch as a border anyway and I am pleased with the result. I think it gave the blanket a nice finish.
Of course you can choose any border you like. If you need some ideas, check out our BORDERS section here on the website.
Let’s get to the pattern by starting with a definition of the stitches she used.
SC: Single Crochet, insert into the second chain from the hook. Yarn over (YO) and pull back through the space, (I also call this pulling up a loop). YO and pull the yarn through the two loops on your hook. The stitch is now completed. Insert your hook into the next chain and repeat.
TC: Treble Crochet, YO twice, insert your hook into the deignated stitch (ST,) YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through two loops again, YO and pull through remaining two loops left on the hook.
For a finished blanket size of 26 x 26 inches
Size H, 5 mm size crochet hook
Chain 100. (If you would like a larger blanket you may make a chain to the length you need in any EVEN number.)
Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, work 1 SC. SC into each chain across the row. (99 SC made.) CH 1 and turn.
Row 2-7: Work 1 SC into each stitch from the row below. CH 1 and turn.
Row 8: *Work 1 SC into the first SC from the row below, work 1 TC into the next SC from the row below. Repeat from * across the row. CH 1 and turn.
Tip: Your first and last stitch of row 8, (the textured row) will be a single crochet.
Repeat Rows 1 through 8 until you have 11 textured rows. (You should have 7 rows of SC between each textured row.)
Finish last 7 rows with instructions from row 1-7.
Tie off and weave in ends before you start the border.
(Mesh Stitch border which is alternating SC and CH)
In any corner and with the textured side facing you, pull up a loop and SC in that space. *CH 1, skip next st, SC into the next. Repeat from * around the sides and ends of blanket. When arriving at the corners, work 3 SC. Join the round by finishing the starting corner with 2 SC and join with a slip stitch to the first SC made. CH 1 and turn.
Tip: The second round of the mesh stitch will have you work SC into the tops of SC and CH across the CH from the row below. The stitches stack on top of each other.
Round 2-5: Work 3 SC into the corner stitch from the row below. Then, look ahead a few stitches and figure out if you need to start the round with a CH or a SC. You want your stitches to stack on top of each other to make the mesh stitch. You will still always work 3 SC into the middle SC that makes the corner.
Also, as the rounds grow around the corners, sometimes you will be working a CH across a SC in order to keep the mesh stitch consistent.
Join each round with a slip stitch, ch 1 and turn.
Tie off and weave in the ends.
Check back later for a video tutorial. (I’m anxiously awaiting the re-opening of the nail salons.)
Thanks for coming by!