Hello! It’s Hannah, Tiffany’s daughter, and I’m excited to share this striped blanket I designed that uses the even moss stitch, a simple stitch that is perfect for beginners like me! The blanket also has a nice ribbing border that takes some practice to figure out, but works quickly once you get the hang of it.
Patons Shetland Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100 g/3.5 oz, 136 m/148 yds)
5 skeins Aran, 2 skeins Gold, 2 skeins Charcoal Tweed, 2 skeins Toasty Tweed
Size K/6.5mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 36 in x 34 in
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop and pull directly through loops on hook.
Double Crochet: YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC.
Start by chaining 88 with Aran.
Row 1: Slip stitch into the second chain from hook. Then HDC into the next stitch. Alternate a slip stitch (SL ST) with HDC to the end of your row. The last stitch should be a SL ST. Chain one and turn.
Row 2: SL ST into the SL ST you just made then HDC into the HDC. Alternate again all the way across your row. Always SL ST into a SL ST, always HDC into a HDC. Always chain one and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket.
You will be working 4 rows of each color. To change color, when you reach the end of the row, insert your hook as normal for the last SL ST, but instead of pulling through with the same color, pull through with the new color. Then chain one and proceed as normal.
Here is the color pattern:
4 rows Aran
4 rows Charcoal Tweed
4 rows Aran
4 rows Toasty Tweed
4 rows Aran
4 rows Gold
You will be making a ribbed stitch look on each side of the blanket, working one side at a time.
Pick either side to work across. Using off-white, pull up a loop in the corner and chain 3. DC across the entire side. Stop when you reach the first corner, chain 3 and turn. This counts as your first DC.
Insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC (FPDC). Then, around the next DC, insert your hook from the back to the front and work your next DC. (BPDC). Now continue alternating FPDC and BPDC around each DC. When you get to the last DC, work that one as normal-into the top of the stitch. chain 3 and turn.
Work back across the row with your alternating FPDC and BPDC matching each stitch to start making the ribbed look.
Do not tie off, simply chain 3, and start working across the end of the blanket, working 2 DC into the sides of the DC stitches, and then one DC per stitch. Chain three and turn and work back across in the same manner you did and work your ribbed stitch.
When you finish 3 rows, chain 3, and now work in the same manner up the side, again working one DC per stitch. When you finish working the ribbing up this side and then across the last end, chain 1 and work a SC into each DC all the way around the entire blanket and 3 SC into each corner space. Tie off and weave in the ends.
Here is a video you can watch to show you how to work FPDC and BPDC:
Block the blanket if needed by either hand washing and then reshaping and laying it out to dry, or simply use a spray bottle
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