Hi there, Tiffany’s daughter Hannah here. Even though I’m still a beginner at crochet, it’s been fun to realize how much I can experiment with different designs and colors while still using simple stitches. I found this beautiful buttercream yarn at JoAnn’s a few weeks ago and I loved the colors and knew I wanted to make a blanket with them, but I wasn’t sure how to put them together.
Then I recently saw a blanket at Anthropologie that used these colors and had big white tassels on the ends and I decided to just alternate blocks of color using the very beginner-friendly mesh stitch.
Since the Buttercream yarn is alpaca solid, it’s a little hairy to work with, but the yarn is so so soft and the colors are so lush that I think it’s worth it. I was planning to give the Diamond Berry Stitch Blanket to my new niece that is scheduled to arrive in August, but this yarn is just so soft and squishy compared to the wool blend I used for the diamond blanket that I might give her this one instead :).
Buttercream Alpaca Solid (6 oz/170 g)
3 skeins Gray, 2 skeins Pinky, 2 skeins Cream
Size M/N/9.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 33 in x 40 in
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops.
Start with an even number of chains. (For this blanket, I chained 80).
SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. CH 1 and skip the next chain. SC into the next CH space, then chain one. Skip the next chain continue the pattern of SC, CH 1, SK 1 all the way across.
Your last stitch in the final chain should be a SC. CH 1 and turn. SC into the SC you just made on the row below. CH 1, skip the chain space, SC into the SC. repeat the sequence all the way across. Ending again with a SC in the last SC. CH 1 and turn.
That’s all you need to know to work the mesh stitch!
Here are the number of rows I did for each color if you want to follow the same pattern that I did:
8 rows Gray
14 rows Pink
8 rows White
14 rows Gray
8 rows Pink
14 rows White
8 rows Gray
Supplies: A small notebook (or a DVD case would work), Scissors, Yarn, Large Hook (optional)
Wrap a piece of yarn around the notebook horizontally 10 times. Then cut the yarn in half.
Take the pieces of yarn and fold them in half. Insert the folded end into the chain space above the starting chain. You can either do this just with your fingers or with a large hook – whichever is easier for you.
Turn the yarn so that the loop is facing you.
Pull the ends through the loop…
And pull tight to make a knot. Trim the ends to your desired length and to even them out.
I put five tassels on each end and spaced them 20 stitches apart (counting stitches on the starting chain.)
And then you are finished! I hope you enjoy making this crochet modern mesh stitch blanket! If you like using the mesh stitch, here are some more projects you might be interested in: