Hi there! Nicolina here with a beginner friendly striped blanket with tassels! This is my first time doing tassels and I was relieved to discover how easy they are.
I made this blanket baby size but of course you can make it any size you want! I think it would be a beautiful throw size blanket.
This is my first time using Caron One Pound yarn and I really liked it. It’s very beginner friendly and I found it easier to keep the tension consistent.
Caron One Pound (100% acrylic, 454 g/16 oz, 742 m/812 yds)
1 skein each Golden Dorado, Off White, Pale Green
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 32 in x 36 in
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through first loop on hook, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Chain 104 with Golden Dorado. (To make a larger blanket, chain any number to your desired width.)
Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 HHDC in each chain. CH 2 and turn.
Row 2: (turning chain does not count as stitch) Work 1 HHDC in the front loop of each stitch across the row. (Working in the front loop requires you to insert your hook up from the bottom of the front loop and then continue to work the HHDC stitch as normal.) CH 2 and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket.
Here’s how I did my color changes: 4 rows of Golden Dorado, 4 rows of Off White, 1 row of Pale Green, 4 rows of Off White, 2 rows of Golden Dorado, 1 row of Off White, 2 rows of Golden Dorado, 6 rows of Off White, 2 rows of Pale Green, 6 rows of Off White, 4 rows of Golden Dorado, 2 rows of Off White. Repeat in reverse (4 rows of Golden Dorado, 6 rows of Off White etc..)
Weave in all ends.
Round 1: With White, pull up a loop in any corner and chain one. Work one round of single crochet around the blanket, working 3 SCs into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with it, slip stitch into the starting stitch, chain 1 and turn.
Rounds 2 – 3: Work one round of front loop HHDC, working 3 HHDCs into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with it, slip stitch into the starting stitch, chain 1 and turn.
When you finish the last round, slip stitch into the starting corner and tie off.
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.
Thanks so much for coming to read this pattern! When you are finished with your blanket, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! xo, Nicolina