Crochet Lines and Dashes Blanket

Crochet Lines and Dashes Blanket

Hello! Hannah here. This Crochet Lines and Dashes blanket is a variation of the Modern Dash Blanket that I made a few months ago, except this time I mixed in stripes with the dashes and I inverted the colors.

Crochet Lines and Dashes Blanket

To create the dashes for this blanket I carried yarn along my work as I crocheted so I could easily switch between colors and normally this causes the yarn to show on one side, but for this blanket I was able to figure out how to hide the yarn better so that it barely shows through on either side.

Since I used the HDC in between stitch, I was able to insert my hook underneath the yarn I carried through on the previous row so that it really covers up the yarn. Hopefully that makes sense, but if not there is a short video clip in the pattern below!

Materials

4 Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny yarn in Dungarees (blue)

1 Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny yarn in Snow Cap (white)

Size G, 4.00mm hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Finished size: appx. 32 in x 42 in

Gauge: 4 in = 15 st and 12 rows

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Pattern

Chain 163 with white. (I wanted my stripes and dashes to run lengthwise when I was finished, so I made a really long base chain, if you’d like to make your blanket bigger or smaller, multiply 7 by any odd number and then add 2.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC in each chain. When you reach the last chain, pull through with blue before you finish the last stitch (you should have 3 loops on your hook when you pull through.) Chain 2 and turn with blue, and cut the white, leaving a 4 to 6 inch tail.

Note: To save time weaving in ends, you can wrap the tail around the back of your work on the next row and crochet over it. (Normally we like to weave in ends after we finish a blanket to make sure they stay secure, but since this yarn is more ‘sticky’ we feel good about just crocheting over them.)

ROWS 2 – 4: With blue, HDC across the row, inserting your hook in between the posts of the stitches below. From now on you will always be inserting your hook in between the posts (see diagram below.) Chain 2 and turn at the end of each row. On the last stitch of row 4, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn.

Thanks for our friends at Yarnspirations for creating this graphic!
this video also shows you how to work the HDC in between stitch

ROW 5: With white, HDC in between the posts across the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with blue. Chain 2 and turn.

ROWS 6 – 8: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 8, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 9: With white, HDC in between the posts across the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with blue. Chain 2 and turn.

ROWS 10 – 12: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 12, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn. Do NOT cut the blue yarn.

ROW 13: *Work 7 HDCs in between the posts with white, crocheting over the blue as you carry along the back of your work. On the 7th stitch, pull through with blue. Then work 7 HDCs in blue, carrying the white along as you crochet. On the 7th stitch, pull through with white. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch, pull through with blue.

ROW 14 – 16: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 16, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn. Do NOT cut the blue yarn.

Note: When you are inserting your hook in between the posts on the rows right after the dash rows, be sure to insert your hook underneath the yarn that you carried through on the dash row. This will help to keep the carried yarn hidden on both sides. Here’s a quick video clip to show you what this looks like:

ROW 17: *Work 7 HDCs in between the posts with white, crocheting over the blue as you carry along the back of your work. On the 7th stitch, pull through with blue. Then work 7 HDCs in blue, carrying the white along as you crochet. On the 7th stitch, pull through with white. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch, pull through with blue.

ROW 18 – 20: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 20, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn. Do NOT cut the blue yarn.

ROW 21: *Work 7 HDCs in between the posts with white, crocheting over the blue as you carry along the back of your work. On the 7th stitch, pull through with blue. Then work 7 HDCs in blue, carrying the white along as you crochet. On the 7th stitch, pull through with white. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch, pull through with blue.

ROWS 22 – 24: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 24, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 25: With white, HDC in between the posts across the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with blue. Chain 2 and turn.

ROWS 26-28: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 28, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn. Do NOT cut the blue yarn.

ROW 29: With white, HDC in between the posts across the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with blue. Chain 2 and turn.

ROWS 30 – 32: With blue, HDC in between the posts across each row. On the last stitch of row 32, pull through with white. Chain 2 and turn. Do NOT cut the blue yarn.

ROW 33: With white, HDC in between the posts across the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with blue. Chain 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 6 through 33 until you reach your desired length.

Crochet Lines and Dashes Blanket

Border

When I finished my last white stripe at the end of the blanket, I worked one row of HDC in between the posts in blue and then kept going around the edge of the blanket, working HDC, CH 2, HDC into each of the corners. Since both sides of this stitch look the same, I just kept going around the blanket two more times. On the third time around, I worked 3 HDCs into each corner. When I reached the corner I started with, I slip stitched into the corner and tied off.

Crochet Lines and Dashes Blanket