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.
Here is a video of the Front Loop Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch used in this blanket if you’d like to see how it’s done before you get started!
Start by chaining 104 with Golden Dorado. (To make a larger blanket, chain any number to your desired width.)
ROW ONE: In the third chain from the hook, work one Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): (Yarn Over (YO), insert your hook into the chain space, YO and pull through stitch and through the first loop on the hook. YO and pull through remaining two loops left on the hook. Stitch complete.) Work one HHDC in each of the remaining chains. Chain 2 and turn.
ROW TWO: In the front loop of the first stitch, work HHDC. Work one HHDC in each front loop 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 herringbone stitch as normal.)
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