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.
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.
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.
row 3 and further. repeat row 2.
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.
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.
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!
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