It’s always fun to work up a blanket with Bernat Blanket* yarn! I love how soft and squishy these blankets always turn out and how fast they work up.
I found this beautiful Misty Green color at my local Michael’s a few weeks ago and really wanted to do something that would give it some nice texture. I used a really easy modification of half double crochet where I inserted my hook into the front bottom loop of each stitch, which creates those pretty braided lines. Here’s a quick video of that stitch if you’d like to watch before you get started!
This blanket worked up to be about 35 in x 45 in, so it’s more like a kid’s sized throw, but feel free to make this blanket as large as you like! There is no pattern repeat, so you can measure your base chain to whatever width you desire.
Bernat Blanket (100% polyester, 300 g/10.5 oz, 201 m/220 yds)
3 skeins Misty Green
Size N/P/10.00mm, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 35 in x 45 in
Gauge 4 in = 7 st and 6 rows of HDC
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops.
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops.
Chain 70 (or any number to desired width).
Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 HDC in each chain. CH 2 and turn.
Row 2: (turning chain does not count as stitch) Work 1 HDC in the front bottom loop of each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.
Note: Sometimes the front bottom loop of the very last stitch can be tricky to see and you may need to use your fingers to pull it out more; however, if that ends up taking too much time or you’d rather keep things simpler you can also just work a regular HDC into that last stitch.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket.
When switching to a new skein of yarn, work to the final step of the stitch, when you still have three loops on your hook, and pull through with the new yarn. Leave yourself long tails that you can weave into the blanket with a tapestry needle when finished.
Round 1: After weaving in ends, pull up a loop in any corner and CH 1. Work 1 round of SC around the blanket, working 3 SCs into each corner. On the sides of my blanket, I found that my border was most even when I alternated working 2 SCs and 1 SC at the end of each row (in other words I had 3 SCs between each set of lines). On the ends I worked 1 SC between each HDC stitch.
Round 2: Slip stitch into the starting corner, then CH 2 and turn. *Skip one stitch, then work SC, CH 1 into the next stitch (moss stitch). Repeat from * around the blanket, working SC, CH 1, SC in each corner. (If you need to add or skip an extra stitch to make the corners work that’s fine.)
Rounds 3 – 5: Slip stitch into the starting corner, then CH 2 and turn. Work SC, CH 1 into each chain space around the blanket, and work SC, CH 1, SC in each corner. (Three more rounds of moss stitch. Again, you may need to add or skip an extra stitch to make the corners work – just make sure you resume working in the chain spaces to create the moss stitch.) After final round, slip stitch into starting corner and tie off.
Thanks so much for visiting Daisy Farm Crafts and happy crocheting! xo, Hannah
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