via different ways, i received questions about the orange striped blanket – my latest WIP project. my appointment was canceled this afternoon so i had enough time to make an extra blog post.
for more photos of this project see the updates:
i’ll tell you how i started, but first the materials i work with.
for this pattern it does not matter how thick or thin your yarn is. if you want to crochet a bulky warm blanket, thick yarn seems more appropriate. i like to crochet a not so bulky blanket therefore i use a slightly thinner yarn and a crochet needle that is a bit to big for this yarn, so i create an airy/stretcy but warm fabric. if you prefer a firmer result, use a hook size that matches the yarn you use.
- popular fin 100% acrylic yarn, beijer, 50 grams – 200m/220 yds
- crochet hook size 4 mm (instead of 3 mm)
- colors: orange, beige and black
used stitches (american english):
- ch : chain
- sc : single crochet
- dc : double crochet
- 54 chains + 1 chain for the start (you can multiply per 2 chains)
- row 1. make 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into the next ch, *1 sc into the next ch, 1 dc into the next ch*, repeat between * * until end of row, end with a dc into the last chain, make 1 ch, turn
- row 2. make 1 sc into the first stitch, 1 dc into the next stitch, *1 sc into the next stitch, 1 dc into the next stitch*, repeat between * * until end of row, end with a dc into the last stitch, make 1 ch, turn
- row 3 and further. repeat row 2.
what it is about
- you always start a row with a sc
- you always end a row with a dc
- always make 1 chain to turn
- you always crochet a sc into a dc and a dc into a sc of the previous row
- for this pattern insert your hook always under the two loops of a stitch
some extra info
- 54 chains is de width of one section which measures about 28 cm
- for a striped part of a section i crochet alternately 12 rows beige, orange, black, beige and for the unicolored part i crochet 48 rows orange.
if you get started with this pattern, i wish you good luck with it!
just let me know!