My darling daughter Annie made and designed this blanket for her soon to be nephew arriving this December! I absolutely love the colors she chose for him and how she designed the stripe pattern.
First, she decided that the white spaces would be the same width: 10 rows. Then she wanted the colorful stripe section to be double that: 20 rows. But inside the 20 rows, she used all four colors in whatever number would add up to 20 and with the rule that the colors would always appear in the same order.
It worked out so well!
I loved what she was doing and a few weeks ago I made matching hats for her and the new baby.
This is going to be so fun to photograph them together when he arrives!
We are using the mesh stitch which is a simple single crochet, chain, pattern. In fact, even the border is all single crochet. So if that is the only stitch you know, this is a great blanket to make!
Caron Simply Soft (170 g / 6 oz, 288 meters / 315 yards) 4 skeins White, 1 each of Persimmon, Light Country Peach, Light Country Blue, Country Blue
Size H-5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors
34 x 36 inches, gauge 18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
With White, chain 130 (to make your blanket larger, any even number with work.)
Row 1: Work 1 single crochet (SC) into the second chain from the hook. *CH 1, skip 1 chain, SC into the next chain. Repeat from * across to the end of the chain. The last stitch should be a SC. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: Work 1 SC into the first SC. *CH 1, skip 1 chain, SC into the next SC. Repeat from * across the row. CH 1 and turn.
Row 3 – 10: Repeat Row 2 with White.
Remaining Rows: Repeat row 2 instructions, refer to the graph below for color changes.
Tip: to change colors, work to the last step of the single crochet stitch, lay the new color over your hook, pull through to finish the stitch with the new color.
Tie off and weave in all the ends. (Put on a good movie and settle in, this will take about an hour.)
With white, pull up a loop in any corner, ch 1. SC into that space. Work 1 SC into each stitch around as evenly as possible. Work 1 SC around the ch 1 spaces as well, work 3 SC into each corner. Join with a slip stitch to the starting SC.
CH 10, (or any number if you’d like your border wider or more narrow.) Starting in the second chain from the hook, *work 1 SC. Work 1 SC into the back loop of each of the next 8 chains back toward the edge of the blanket. Slip stitch into the next stitch, and in the next stitch. Turn and work in the back loops of each of the 8 SC you just made, work 1 SC into the last stitch. CH 1 and turn. Repeat from * around the edge of the blanket.
In the first of the three stitches that make the corner, only slip stitch once, before turning and working the SC back up to the edge. Return and slip stitch into the corner space. Turn and work the SC back up to the edge. When you return to the corner space, slip stitch again into the same corner space, then work the SC up to the edge. Upon returning, slip stitch one more time into the same corner space for a total of 3 times, before moving on and only slip stitching one time into the next space.
TIPS: You may adjust the number of slip stitches in between rows if the edge is stretching or the blanket edge is rippling. You may prefer just doing 1 slip stitch instead of 2.
When all sides are complete, use a tapestry needle to sew the last side to the beginning chain 10. Tie off and weave in the ends.
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