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Hello—Nicolina here with a pattern for a striped throw!
I love randomly mixed striped blankets and to switch things up, I crocheted starting with a long chain. Love how the randomness of the stripes and fringe came together for a modern throw!
Red Heart Dreamy (100% acrylic, 250 g/8.8 oz, 426 m/466 yds)
3 skeins of Ivory, 2 skeins of Buff, 2 skeins of Grey
Size I/5.5 mm hook, tapestry needle and scissors
Finished size 50 in x 66 in
4 in = 16 st and 13 rows of HHDC
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): Yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over and pull a loop back through and continue pulling through first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook.
Chain 215 in Ivory. (If you’d like to make your blanket bigger or smaller, chain any number.)
ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 HHDC in each chain. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 2: Work 1 HHDC in each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the rest of the blanket.
Note: You can choose to chain 2 after every row if you wish. I only chained 1 to keep the sides neater looking, but it does make it tricky to find the last stitch. A great way to find it, is to mark the first stitch you make in each row, so on the return pass, you’ll know it is the last stitch of the row.
To change colors: On your last stitch in the row, YO and insert your hook into the chain space, YO and pull through stitch and through the first loop on the hook. You should have two loops on your hook. This is where you lay the new color over your hook and pull through to finish the stitch with your new color. Make sure to leave at least a 6 to 9 inch tail when you cut the previous color.
Here’s how I did my color changes: 12 rows of Ivory, 12 rows of Grey, 2 rows of Ivory, 22 rows of Buff, 8 rows of Ivory, 2 rows of Grey, 16 rows of Ivory, 6 rows of Buff, 2 rows of Ivory, 16 rows of Grey, 26 rows of Ivory, 2 rows of Buff, 6 rows of Ivory, 10 rows of Grey, 2 rows of Ivory, 20 rows of Buff
Weave in all ends with your tapestry needle.
Tassels: I made my tassels about 6 inches long in Ivory. I spaced them about 6 rows apart. Here’s how to make and add tassels to the blanket.
Thanks so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you finish please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! —Nicolina
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