A colorful multi-stitch, multi-stripe blanket.
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK.
Colors: Aspen, Aster, Bluebell, Clematis, Cloud Blue, Fondant, Lavender, Lipstick, Magenta, Meadow, Pomegranate, Sherbet, Shrimp, Spring Green, Sunshine, Turquoise, and Wisteria.
Hook Size: G-6 (4mm) and a 7 (4.5 mm) the 7 or 4.5mm hook is only used for the dfpdc rows 29, 31, 37, and 39 and so forth
Basic stitches: ch-chain , sc-single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, dc-double crochet, tr-treble/triple, sk-skip a stitch, yo-yarn over
Double Front Post Double Crochet (dfpdc)-Yo, insert hook from front to back around the next two double crochets, (Yo, draw through two loops on hook) Twice, See hook size for hook changes
Popcorn stitch- make 5 dc in the stitch indicated, remove the hook and insert from the front to the back through the top of the first stitch and then in the dropped loop yo and pull through the 2 loops on the hook
Puff stitch- *yo, insert hook into stitch indicated and pull up a loop, * repeat from * to* 4 more times, yo and pull through all 9 loops on the hook, ch1
”V” stitch-dc, ch1, dc in the stitch indicated
Reverse single crochet (crab stitch)- insert hook in the next stitch to the right, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.
This pattern is written in U.S. terms
Blanket is done in multiples of 24, as to accommodate the stitch patterns that are done in multiples of 2,4,6, and 8. So for a blanket about 50 inches (127cm) without edging, I would chain 216 (9x24) or for a blanket about 56 inches (142 cm) without edging, I would chain 240 (10 x24) and so forth.
Because of all the different stitches used, there will probably be a small amount of adjusting, depending on which pattern is used. So make sure to check that you have the beginning stitch count after each row.
Color changes are not listed in the pattern, as to leave the color creativity to you.
Each group of stitches is done in sets so it makes it easier to end the blanket. Row 1 Foundation row
Rows 2-20= Set 1
Rows 21-25=Transition rows, between sets
Rows= 26-41= Set 2
Chain 242= 240 plus 2 for turning
Row 1: hdc in second chain from hook and in each chain across (240 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 2: hdc in each chain across (240 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 3: hdc in each stitch (st) across (240 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc in the next 3 sts, *dc over the next st into hdc from row 2, sc in next 3 sts, * repeat from * to * to the end, ch 2, turn
Row 5: hdc in each stitch across (240 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 6: Repeat row 5 but ch 3, turn
Row 7: sk first st, * “V” sitich in the next st, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to the last 2 sts, skip next st and dc in the last st. ch 1, turn
Row 8: 2 sc in the first space, * 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc between the “V” st, repeat form * to * until the last sp, 2 sc in the last space 1 sc in ch 2, ch 2, turn
Row 9: Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc in each st across, ch 1 turn
Row11: sc in the next 2 sts, popcorn in the next st, * sc in the next 3 sts, popcorn in the next st* repeat from * to * to the last 3 sts, sc in the last 3 sts, ch1, turn
Row 12: sc in each st across to the end, ch 1, turn
Row 13: Hdc in each st across to the end, ch 3, turn
Row 14: Repeat row 7
Row 15: Repeat row 8, ch 2, turn
Row 16: hdc in each st across to end, ch 2, turn
Row 17: hdc in each st across to end, ch 1, turn
Row 18: repeat row 4
Row 19: repeat row 5
Row 20: repeat row 6
Row 21: 1dc in the first st, *skip 2 sts, work 3 dc into next st (this is a 3 dc cluster),* repeat from * to * until the last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st, ch 1 turn
Row 22: sc in the 1st st, ch 2 sc in the space between the clusters, * ch 3, sc in the sp between next clusters* repeat from * to * to the last space between clusters, ch 2, sc in the last st, ch 3 turn
Row 23: 2 dc in the ch 2 sp, 3 dc in each ch 3 sp across to the last ch 2 sp, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in last st, ch 1 turn
Row 24: Repeat row 22
Row 25; Repeat row 23, but ch 2 instead of ch1, turn
Row 26: Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn (240 sts)
Row 27: Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn (240 sts)
Row 28: dc in each st across, ch 3 turn (240 sts)
Row 29: *dfpdc around the next 2 dc, ch1; * repeat from * to * to the last st, dc in the last st ch 3 turn
Row 30: 2 dc in each of the ch 1 spaces across to the last st,dc in last st, ch 3 turn
Row 31: Repeat row 29, but ch 2 instead of ch 3
Row 32: hdc in each dfpdc and ch 1 space across, ch 3, turn
Row 33: Puff st in the next st, *skip next st, puff st in the next st * repeat from * to * to the last st, dc in the last st, ch 3 turn
Row 34: Puff st in the space between the next two puff sts across to the last st, dc in the last st, ch 2 turn
Row 35: hdc in each puff st and each sp between puff sts across, ch 3 turn (240sts)
Row 36: Repeat row 28
Row 37: Repeat row 29
Row 38: Repeat row 30
Row 39: Repeat row 31
Row 40: Repeat row 32
Row 41: Hdc in each st across (240 sts)
From this point on you will repeat the transition rows, set 1, transition rows, and set 2 until the blanket is the length you desire.
Begin by sc evenly around the blanket (working 3sc in the corner of the blanket), since I have been working with 240 sts, I have 240 sc on the top and bottom of the blanket and I have 205 on each side of the blanket, not counting the 3 sc corners.
Round 1: dc in each sc around the blanket, working 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the 2nd st of the 2 sc corner. Join, End off
Round 2: dc in the space between the dc’s of the previous round, working 2 dc, 1 sc, 2 dc, in the corner ch 1 sp. Join, end off.
Round 3: dc in each dc around working 2 dc in each ch1 corner sp. Join, end off.
Round 4: ch 1, reverse sc in each st around, join, end off, weave in ends.
Instructions for reverse sc:
With the right side of the project facing you, join yarn with a sc.
Now working from left to right, *insert hook in the previous stitch (next stitch to the right), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.*
Repeat from * to * around the blanket and join to first reverse sc. end off and weave in ends. See photos here
*Make as many multi-stitch striped blankets as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*