Hello—Nicolina here! I’m excited to share what I have been working on while I’ve been spending more time at home. Crochet has definitely been a stress reliever for me and I am happy that it is one of the activities I can keep doing at home.
This blanket is very beginner-friendly and uses a slight modification of half double crochet. The pink rows are a doubled over version of the stitch to give it a slight puff.
Finished size 35 in x 44 in
2 skeins of Caron One Pound in Pale Green
1 skein of Caron One Pound in Rose
Hook Size H, 5.00mm
Chain 140 in Pale Green. (If you’d like to make your blanket bigger or smaller, chain any number to your desired width.)
ROW 1: In the third chain from the hook, work one HDC. Work one HDC in each chain across the row. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 2: In the first stitch, work a front two-loop half double crochet by inserting your hook up and under the front two loops that face you. Complete the HDC stitch as normal. Work one stitch in each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.
ROWS 3 – 11: Complete 11 rows of front two-loop half double crochet in pale green. (CH 2 and turn at the end of each row.)
ROW 12: On the last stitch of the eleventh row, pull through with Rose to switch colors. Now work one F2LHDC Cluster in each stitch across. What this means is work a front two-loop half double crochet by inserting your hook up and under the front two loops that face you. Then YO (yarn over) and insert your hook again through the two front loops. YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.
To change color, when you reach the end of the row, insert your hook as normal for the last F2LHDC, but instead of pulling through with the same color, pull through with the new color before you finish the stitch. Then chain one and proceed as normal.
Here’s how I did my color changes:
Weave in all ends.
Round 1: With Rose, pull up a loop in any corner and chain one. Work one round of half double crochet around the blanket, working 3 HDCs into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with it, slip stitch into the starting stitch, chain 1, and tie off.
Tassels: I added tassels to each end of the blanket and spaced them about 11 chains apart (give or take— doesn’t need to be perfect, just look spaced apart evenly).
For the tassels, you can wrap your yarn around a notebook several times then cut it in half to make strands that are the same length, or just use measuring tape to cut several 9 to 10 inch pieces.
Take two to three pieces of yarn (or however many you want) and fold them in half. Insert the folded end into the chain space above your border row. Pull the ends through the loop…And pull tight to make a knot. And that’s it! You can space them out however you wish, make them as thick or as thin as you like, and trim them to be however long you like.
Here’s a video tutorial my mom made so if you’d like to practice a swatch of this blanket before you start.
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