Original design by
One Yarn After Another
Stylecraft Special Double Knit (2 skeins purple, 1 skein cream)
Crochet Hook size I
Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
Double crochet (dc)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Stitch, stitches (st, sts)
Not important for this blanket
Special Stitch: 3-dc Puff Stitch: (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same st, yo, draw yarn through 4 loops on hook.
Foundation Chain: Ch 123 (Alternatively: Multiples of 4+3.)
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 ch, * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch; rep from * across to within last ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first 2 dc, (3-dc puff st, ch 4, 3-dc puff st) in next dc, * skip next 3 sts, (3-dc puff st, ch 4, 3-dc puff st) in next dc; rep from * across to within last 2 st, skip next dc, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in next ch-4 loop, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-4 loop across to last ch-4 loop, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Rep Rows 2-3 for pattern. (40 rows)
Border: Sc in MC around entire blanket. Make sure you have even stitches on each side.
Row 1: Skip first 2 sc, (3-dc puff st, ch 4, 3-dc puff st) in next dc, * skip next 2 sts, (3-dc puff st, ch 4, 3-dc puff st) in next dc; rep from * around entire blanket, do not turn.
Row 2: Sl st in ch 4 loop, ch 3 (counts as first dc) in loop, 4 dc in loop, sc in st between clusters, * 5 dc in loop, 1 sc between clusters *, repeat * to * around except with 8 dc in corners.
I absolutely love making this blanket. It's so beautiful both in pattern, size and color. I hope you'll make one either for a loved one or for charity.