You are going to LOVE this free crochet blanket pattern! Made using the best crochet stitch for a blanket I can think of, this simple but stunning stitch results in a throw that will fit in perfectly with both modern and traditional decors. I made mine a few summers ago – as many of you know already I am super slow at crocheting – I did it poolside, at the park, watching TV and pretty much anywhere I sat for any amount of time. Ziva (my dog) was making it hers before I was even done! Then again nothing new there 😆🐕
This stitch looks amazing in all yarns and weights so its great for crochet in any of your favourite yarns. Just be sure to adjusting your hook size as necessary. Be sure to keep the hook larger than needed so that yours will have the same beautiful drape as mine does.
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40″ x 60″ including fringe
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat
Worsted Weight Loops & Threads Tweed Big 5 Skeins x (265m/300g) This is enough do to fringe as well. If you do not want to do the fringe you only need 4 Skeins (Note: this yarn is thicker than many other worsted weight yarns.)
I did find as I got into the blanket that the yarn was becoming hard to unwind so I rolled mine into a ball and it made it much easier to work with. (lol see my selfie in my sunglasses?)
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THROW 40″ x 60″ (including fringe)
To lengthen or shorten this throw just add or subtract stitches. Be sure to keep your chain a multiple of 2.
With 11.5 mm hook
3 skipped chain of row 1 counts as 1st dc
Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook (this counts as 1st dc), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch* rpt from * to * ending with dc in last ch. Ch 2 turn. (91)
Row 2: Chain 2 of previous row counts as first hdc. Dc in 1st ch one row below, ch 1, skip next ch. *Dc in next ch one row below, ch 1, skip next ch* rpt from * to* to last 2 sts Skip 2nd last st, hdc in last ch. Ch 2 turn. (91)
Rows 3 – 74: Ch 2 from previous row counts as 1st hdc. Dc in 1st skipped st under ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in skipped st under ch space, ch 1 skip next st* rpt from *to* to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st. Ch 2 turn (91)
Note: At the end of row 74 only ch 1.
Finishing row: Sc in 1st ch space, dc in skipped stitch under ch space, (sc, dc in skipped st under ch space) rpt () in each ch 1 space till end of row. End with hdc in last ch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Weave in all ends and secure with Fray Check – make sure that you fasten off on the same side for all ends – this will become the wrong side of the throw. Handy Hint – I don’t cut ends until the very last step that way the wrong side is always clearly visible.
Fringe is placed in the end of every other row evenly across bottom and top of throw.
Cut 296 (or 4 at a time) pieces of yarn approximately 16 inches long.
Fold 4 pieces of yarn at a time in half and hold bottom of throw with wrong side facing you, use hook to draw the folded ends around the stitch pulling from right side under stitch back up through to right side again.
Pull the loose ends through the folded section and draw the knot up not too firmly. Repeat in the end of every other row. Once fringes are all attached lay flat on hard surface and trim to straighten the bottom of the fringe. I cut mine at 6 inches measured from top of knot.
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