I really enjoyed using Bernat Softee Baby Chunky for this project. As Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored in 2019 by Yarnspirations.com we have the opportunity to experiment with lots of samples sent to us by them. It’s been so fun and I’m grateful for the opportunity. Thank you Yarnspirations! (They are the company behind the brands Caron, Paton, Bernat and now the new Sugar Bush line.)
I used a DC2tog Cluster worked into one stitch followed by a single crochet to get the puffy look and a half double crochet working in between the posts (which we also like to call wide HDC) to achieve the flat portions of the blanket.
Here is a video clip explaining the DC2tog Cluster. (Double Crochet 2 together cluster)
And if you don’t know what I mean about half double crochet working in between the posts, view the next video.
Bernat Softee Baby Chunky (100% acrylic)
7 skeins any color
Size L/8.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
Finished size 36 in x 36 in
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops on hook.
Wide Half Double Crochet (WHDC): YO, insert your hook between stitch posts, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops on hook.
Double Crochet 2 Together Cluster (DC2togCL): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO, insert your hook into same space, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Chain 72 + 2. (If you’d like to make this bigger, use a multiple of 8 times an odd number then add two.)
Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, work 1 single crochet (SC). Work 1 SC in each chain to the end of the row. (73 SC)
Rows 2 – 9: Ch 1 and turn. 1 SC in the first stitch. *DC2togCL in next st. 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * to last stitch. 1 SC in last st. CH 1 and turn.
(Tip: every row will always begin and end with a SC throughout the entire blanket. Also, clusters are worked into the top of clusters of the row below and SC worked into SC of the row below.)
Row 10: Work 1 SC in first stitch. *(DC2togCL in next stitch followed by 1 SC in next stitch) across the next 8 stitches. Work 1 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * ending last 8 stitches with (DC2togCL followed by a SC.)
Rows 11 – 17: CH 1 and turn. Work 1 SC in first stitch. *(DC2togCL in next stitch followed by 1 SC in next stitch) 4 times. 1 WHDC in the next 8 spaces. Repeat from * ending the last 8 stitches with (DC2togCL followed by a SC.)
Rows 18 – 25: Repeat row 2 through 9.
Rows 26 – 33: Repeat row 10 through 17.
Repeat rows 18 – 33 two more times. Last 8 rows of blanket repeat rows 2 – 9.
Final Row, work 1 SC in each stitch across, tie off and weave in the ends.
No border needed since you started and ended each row with a SC and also the first and last rows are all SC.
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That is a good thing! Here’s a shot of the whole blanket:
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