My daughter Nicolina is continuing her journey through crochet by designing and learning stitches at the same time.
What is awesome about this blanket is she thought she was learning the Crumpled Griddle Stitch which is alternating Double Crochet and Single Crochet. But, after she brought the blanket to me and I had a look at it, she actually was alternating Half Double Crochet and Single Crochet.
No big deal at all! I just don’t know the official name of that certain stitch pattern. I really love the look though and it was a happy coincidence!
One thing that made it is easy for her to do with this pattern was begin and end with a single crochet. She knew on every row her last stitch needed to be a single crochet, and her first stitch as well.
It also was easy to remember that single crochets are worked into the top of single crochets, and half double crochets are worked into the tops of half double crochets from the row below.
She always chained one and turned. I like that she made this blanket wide enough that she did not need to add a border. She has a nice gift for a co-workers new baby.
Red Heart Soft (100% acrylic, 141 g/5 oz, 234 m/256 yds)
5 skeins White, 5 skeins Gray Heather, 4 skeins Dark Leaf
Size I/5.5mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 30 in x 40 in
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, then YO and pull through two loops.
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops.
Chain 106. (You can make this any size by using any even number.)
Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, *work 1 single crochet (SC). Work 1 HDC into the next chain. Repeat from * to the end of the row. (Your last stitch will be a SC) Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: *Work 1 SC into the top of the first SC in the row below. Work 1 HDC into the top of the next HDC of the row below. Repeat from * across the row. Your last stitch will be a SC. Chain one and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the rest of the blanket and follow yarn color changes according to the chart below:
6 rows Grey Heather, 9 rows White, 6 rows Grey Heather, 2 Rows White, 9 Rows Dark Leaf, 2 Rows White
Repeat above color changes 2 times, and end with 6 rows Grey Heather, 9 rows White, 6 rows Grey Heather.
Tie off and weave in all the ends. You will need to cut your ends on each color change. Leave about a 9 inch tail to help you have plenty of tail to weave in.
How to change colors: When it is time to add in a new color, work to the very last stitch of the row and only finish making the first step of that stitch. Before pulling through and finishing the stitch, lay the new color across the hook and pull through with the new color. Cut the old color leaving about a 9 inch tail to weave in later. Begin crocheting with the new color.
How to weave in the ends: When you are finished with the entire blanket and before you start the border take the time to weave in the ends. You will use a tapestry needle to thread the yarn in and out any of the stitches that are the same color. Weave in and out several times to secure the ends. Cut the tail close to the blanket and the end will disappear into the blanket.
If you need a tutorial I filmed a short video illustrating how the stitch pattern is made.
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