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blanket with neon accents – the basics

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blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée

as promised hereby the basic information for those who want to make a similar blanket. the stitch pattern is easy and works nicely fast, so while you crochet you can also watch your favorite program on tv.

you can use whatever yarn you still have in the closet or the yarn of some old sweaters you might happen to have. for this stitch pattern the thickness of the yarn does not matter.

blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
used stitches (american english):
  • ss: slipstitch
  • ch: chain
  • h dc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
the basic pattern is 11 stitches, multiply per 2.

row 1. make 1 h dc in the 3rd chain from hook, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next chain and 1 h dc around the post of the dc, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next chain and 1 h dc around the post of the dc, skip 1 ch, repeat this till end of row but end with 1 dc without the h dc, 2 ch, turn.

blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée

 

row 2. 1 h dc in the loop of the last h dc of the previous row, 1 dc in the next h dc, 1 h dc around the post of the dc, 1 dc in the next h dc, 1 h dc around the post of the dc. continue until end of row, end with 1 dc in the top of the turning chains without a h dc around the post, 2 ch, turn.

blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée

row 3 and further. repeat row 2.

 

corner

if you like to crochet around a corner: 1 dc and 1 h dc around it into the last stitch/top of turning chain of the row, 1 dc and 1 h dc around it into the space next to it, 1 ch, 1 dc and 1 h dc around it into the same space, 1 dc and 1 h dc around it into the next stitch right next to the corner you just made.

blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andréeblanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
border

for the border around the blanket i have done the following: draw up a loop in three consecutive stitches, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, 1 chain, draw up a loop in the last of the 3 stitches you just drawed up a loop and in the next two stitches, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, 1 chain, etc. but you can choose any edge you want, or no edge at all.

my blanket
to make a large square i started with 91 chains (11 plus 80, that includes 3 chains for the first dc) and kept crocheting until i had a square. 

note: after a few rows i tied a contrasting thread on the right side, in order to prevent a messy rib pattern.

during the proces i have changed colors and crocheted geometric shapes to my feelings. the neon colors, i embroidered along all color changes. if you do not want to embroider you can crochet such lines with contrasting colors, just 2 rows for a line.

hopefully i helped you a little. if you are crochet the blanket then i wish you good luck!

for more info and pictures see:
blanket-with-neon-accents

blanket with neon accents by elisabeth andrée
enjoy your weekend!

10 thoughts on “blanket with neon accents – the basics

  1. Hello andrée,Stopping by for the first time ~ What a beautiful blanket! Love the colors and texture of the stitches.Nice to meet you!Kindly, Lorraine

  2. Heel erg gaaf!! Mooi die neonaccenten, super!!

  3. Hoola!! que bonita! es diferente a todas las que veo, me encanta por el diseño tan maderno!! se ve preciosa!! gracias por compartir el tutorial!un abrazo

  4. I love the neon stitching – too cute!

  5. Mooi… prachtige kleurcombinaties…

  6. What a great blanket. Love the addition of the neon and I really like this pattern.

  7. Looks awesome! I always love your color combinations!

  8. I just love this blanket! but can I get a pattern that is easy to read please? How many do you chain? I really want to make it, it is so pretty! Thanks,
    Jackie Abney

    • Hello Jackie,

      First of all, thank you for your visit and your comment.

      Regarding your question, I do not think I can help you in detail.
      If you want to make a blanket with this stitch pattern you could crochet a number of chains until you have the desired length, you don’t have to count them. Then you start crocheting the stitch pattern. If you have to many chains at the end of the first row you leave them unworked and you continue with row 2 and further.
      At the end if you are going to weave in the loose yarn ends, you can loosen the remaining chains, for example with a needle with blunt tip, and also weave in the yarn end.
      Success!