Hello—Nicolina here with my latest striped throw. It’s very warm and comforting, almost like a weighted blanket. It’s a good size to snuggle under too, 68 x 40 inches!
I love coming up with stripe combinations and this blanket is no different. I think it has a nice modern feel to it and will make a nice gift.
Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100 g/3.5 oz, 136 m/148 yds)
8 skeins White, 4 skeins Deep Moss, 5 skeins Charcoal
Size J/6.00mm hook, tapestry needle, and scissors
Finished size 40 in x 68 in
4 in = 16 st and 12 rows of HHDC
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 remaining two loops left on the hook.
Chain 162 in Charcoal. (If you’d like to make your blanket bigger or smaller, chain any number.)
ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 HHDC in each chain. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 2: 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. CH 2 and turn.
To change colors: On your last stitch in the row, YO and insert your hook into the stitch, YO and pull through stitch and through the first loop on the hook. You should have two loops on your hook. This is where you lay the new color over your hook and pull through to finish the stitch with your new color. Make sure to leave at least a 6 to 9 inch tail when you cut the previous color.
Here’s how I did my color changes: 12 rows of Charcoal, 6 rows of White, 2 rows of Deep Moss, 6 rows of White, 8 rows of Charcoal, 12 rows of White, 20 rows of Deep Moss, 12 rows of White, 8 rows of Charcoal, 6 rows of White, 2 rows of Deep Moss, 6 rows of White, 8 rows of Charcoal, 12 rows of White, 20 rows of Deep Moss, 12 rows of White, 20 rows of Deep Moss, 12 rows of White, 8 rows of Charcoal, 6 rows of White, 2 rows of Deep Moss, 6 rows of White, 12 rows of Charcoal
Weave in all ends with your tapestry needle.
Round 1: With White, pull up a loop in any corner and chain one. You will use the regular HHDC (under both loops) instead of the front loop variation. This will keep the border laying flat. On round 1, you will want to work two HHDC’s, in every other stitch. Work 3 HHDC’s into each corner.
Rounds 2 – 5: For the rest of the rounds, work an HHDC in each stitch and make sure to work 3 into each corner. To make sure your corner stitches line up, work your stitch into the first stitch of the group of three on each round. When you finish the last round, slip stitch into the starting corner and tie off. Weave in any additional ends and you are done!
Thanks so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you finish please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! —Nicolina