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If you want to use all your scrap yarn and have fun while crocheting, you must try this pattern. Inspired by Julie at Little Woolie, and also by this blanket by Raveler Tinaspice, the As-We-Go Stripey Blanket by Hannah Davis. You will absolutely love the photo tutorial she has on her site, it’s so detailed with clear, quality pictures. I adore this blanket, the colors are so joyful and alive and the all blanket looks like fun with so many different stitches considering in every row the pattern changes to a new stitch.
You’ll also find below a series of three video tutorials by WoolyWondersCrochet on how to make an easy crochet striped blanket.
For my throw sized blanket I used 11 skeins of Stylecraft Special DK (in shades Parchment, Meadow, Fondant, Sherbet, Aspen, Apricot, Candyfloss, Lavender, Aster, Lipstick, and Pale Rose for the border). It was a close call though, so if you plan on making something larger than a throw I’d definitely get two balls of each color (but you could still just get 1 for the border color). You can use any colors or indeed any kind of yarn that you would like!
Hook size H/8 (5.00 mm), or whatever hook suits your specific yarn.
Scissors & yarn needle.
Begin by chaining any multiple of 24 (i.e. 96, 120, 144, etc., and don’t chain too tightly!). Then chain 2 more for our turning chains. With my DK weight yarn and my H/8/5mm, I chained 194 total to make my throw about 50″/127cm wide, but you make yours however long you want to! As long as it’s a multiple of 24 plus 2 you’re fine! Double, no, TRIPLE check you have the right number so you don’t have to start over later! Edit: I should also say that because the 2 turning chains count as your first hdc, you should have an odd number of stitches for every row in your blanket (you will have a multiple of 24 + 1 stitches). So for example, since I chained 192 + the 2 turning chains that count as 1 stitch, I will have 193 stitches in all of my rows.
Thanks to Hannah for this article inspiration and featured image.
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