As I have mentioned before I have crocheted since I was five. This is a pattern that I created to make a fast crib size blanket. It is crocheted on a big hook with the yarn held doubled. This blanket makes me think of my great grandmother. I still have some of the blankets she made. I hope you enjoy the pattern.
Size M crochet hook
3 skeins - Encore Worsted (Color 793)
3 skeins - Encore Worsted Colorspun (Color 7744)
1 - Yarn Needle
The striping in the blanket is achieved by holding a solid and variegated yarn together.
Gauge: 8 stitches to 5 rows for 4 inches (in pattern).
Measurements: 33.5 inches in width and 38 inches in length
ch –chain sk –skip
hdc –half double crochet st(s) –stitch(es)
sc –single crochet
Holding yarn doubled chain 84.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 6 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, sk next 2 sts, * sc in each of next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, sk next 2 sts *, (repeat from * to * 2 times), sc in each of next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, ch 2 and turn.
Row 2: (Ch 2 from previous row counts as first hdc). Sk 1st sc, hdc in next 6 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts, sk next 2 st, *hdc in next 7 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts, sk next 2 sts*, (repeat from * to * 2 more times), hdc in next 7 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc in top of ch 2 st from previous row. (85 hdc, including the ch 2 st you started your row with.) Ch 2 and turn.All following rows: Repeat Row 2 until you run out of yarn or blanket is desired length and width.
Finishing: Using your yarn needle hide your ends, wash and block your blanket. If giving this as a gift; be sure to include washing instructions and a little extra yarn just in case the blanket ever needs mending.
Copyright 2006, Knittingnonstop. This pattern and pictures are the property
of Knittingnonstop and are shared for individual personal use only. No commercial
reproduction of this blanket is allowed without prior written permission.