by Teri Hanson © March 2020 – for personal use only
The combination of stitches used with the pop yarn created a lovely textured blanket. Beginner friendly, anyone would enjoy making this as a baby blanket, lapafghan, or blanket. With a two section repeat the blanket can be any size you desire by adding stitches to the foundation half double crochet and as many section repeats as you like.
Finished Size: 40″ by 48″
Materials . . .
- 6 balls – Bernat Pop Yarn – Foggy Notion
- 5 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- scissors for cutting yarn
- Your yarn may not end as mine did. I cut the yarn to keep each section to specific set of colors but you could just keep going and let the colors fall where they may. This is a personal preference thing so do what you like. I have kept yarn so that blues are worked in the first section with ivory and cream worked in the second section and so on for the repeats.
- Some stitches are to be worked on a specific side of the fabric. If you should reach one of these stitches and are not on the right side, rather than frogging all of your work – simply add a row of SC to get you back to the correct side. It truly won’t make that big of a difference in the finished appearance!
Stitch Guide . . .
- FHDC – foundation half double crochet
- CH – chain
- TRN – turn
- (BS) – must work from back side of fabric
- (FS) – must work from front side of fabric
- HDC – half double crochet
- CDC – crossed double crochet
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- PS – puff stitch
- FPTR – front post treble stitch
- R1 – begin with a FHDC of 102 stitches (counts as base chain and first row of stitches (If you want you can work a chain of 103 then HDC 102 stitches), CH2, TRN
- R2 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R3 – repeat R2, CH3, TRN
- R4 – CDC: chain counts as first DC, *skip next stitch, work DC in next stitch, work a second DC crossing over top of the DC you just worked and insert hook into the stitch you skipped*, repeat from *to* across the row ending with a DC in last stitch. CH2, TRN
- R5 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R6 – DC 102, CH2, TRN
- R7 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R8 – repeat R4, CH2, TRN
- R9 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R10 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R11 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R12 – (BS) DC 102, should bring you close to the end of the blue going into the ivory yarn. Cut yarn to begin with the Ivory color. CH1, TRN
- R13 – (FS) this stitch is worked over top of the row of DC you just completed. FPTB: work SC in first two stitches, work a FPTB stitch around the post of the 2nd HDC in previous row then bring hook back to the top of the DC row and work a SC in next stitch. NOTE: there will be a skipped stitch between the SC and the next SC in the top of the row. SEE VIDEO! CH3, TRN
- R14 – DC 102, CH2, TRN
- R15 – HDC 102, CH1, TRN
- R16 – (BS) SC in first two stitches, work 2 DC in next stitch, SC in next three stitches, 2 DC in next stitch, repeat from *to* across entire row ending in a SC. CH1, TRN
- R17 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R18 – DC 102, CH2, TRN
- R19 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R20 – (BS) DC 102, cut yarn at end of the row to end the gold color unless you are simply letting yarn color fall where it may, CH1, TRN
- R21 – (FS) repeat R13 (Starts with the blue yarn)
- R22 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R23 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R24 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R25 – CDC: chain counts as first DC, *skip next stitch, work DC in next stitch, work a second DC crossing over top of the DC you just worked and insert hook into the stitch you skipped*, repeat from *to* across the row ending with a DC in last stitch. CH2, TRN
- R26 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R27 – DC 102, CH2, TRN
- R28 – HDC 102, CH3, TRN
- R29 – repeat R25, CH2, TRN
- R30 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R31 – HDC 102, CH2, TRN
- R32 – (BS) DC 102, should bring you close to the end of the blue going into the ivory yarn. Cut yarn to begin with the Ivory color. CH1, TRN
Repeat sections two and three till your blanket has reached the length you desire. I have 00 repeats of section two and 00 repeats of section three and ended with a section three (blue section).
Below is an up close image of the two pattern repeats.
Border . . .
- *SC in each stitch around the entire edge of blanket. (136 stitches down long sides). Let yarn colors fall where they may as you work. In the corners work a SC, CH1, SC. At the end of the row slip stitch into the first SC stitch and CH1. Repeat from * for a second row of SC. At the end of this row slip stitch into the first SC and CH3.
- CH3 counts as firs DC. Work a row of DC around all sides of blanket. In corners work a 2DC, CH1, 2DC. At the final corner work 2DC, CH1, 2DC, slip stitch into top of the beginning CH3 then work a SC in this same stitch (top of CH3).
- SC in the next 6 stitches. Now repeat R13 from section two – FPTB stitch overlay. Work a total of 64 FPTB stitches on the long side of blanket. Work a SC in next 6 stitches then in corner 2SC, CH1, 2SC.
- SC in next 6 stitches. Work FPTB stitches, as you did on the long side, across the short side of blanket. You will have 48 FPTB stitches on the short sides. In corner work 2SC, CH1, 2SC.
- Repeat the above directions for the remaining two blanket sides.
- Work two more rows of SC around the outside of the blanket using 2SC, CH1, 2SC in all corners. Slip stitch into beginning stitch and CH1 to move to the second row. At end of final round, slip stitch into beginning stitch and secure yarn.
- Weave in any loose ends to finish.
Here’s a close up look at the border/corner stitches.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you were inspired to create this blanket. It truly turned out lovely!
Happy stitching . . .