Thursday, 17 April 2014

How To Crochet an Afghan or Baby Blanket with a mesh filet design - Yarn Scrap Friday


I may be stretching the 'yarn scrap' theme but hopefully you will enjoy joining me as I show you how to make an afghan, baby blanket or throw. I also show you how to make it bigger or smaller.

This pattern shows you how to crochet a small blanket, suitable for a cot bed or as an afghan or simple throw.

You can watch my video tutorial here for this pattern too.



Notes

Finished size if using same materials is 50 inches x 30 inches.

For larger or smaller sizes work to odd units of 5 so 15, 25, 35 ... 85, 95 etc... This is so that the mesh pattern starts and finishes with closed blocks of double crochets.

You will need;

- You can use any yarn really but I chose Bergere de France Cherie yarn in Evasion
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle and scissors
- Tape measure (optional)

Row 1
Crochet 165 double crochet foundation stitches - (165)

Click here to watch my video tutorial on how to do the double crochet foundation stitch.

Row 2
Ch2 (count as dc here and throughout), TURN, 1dc in next 4 sts, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * until end - (165)

Row 3
Ch2, TURN, 1dc in next 4 sts, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * until end, ending last dc in top of previous ch2 - (165)

Rows 4 - 59
Repeat row 3

Row 60
Ch2, TURN, 1dc in next 4 sts, *1dc in previous ch1 sp, 1dc in next st, 1dc in previous ch1 sp, 1dc in next st, 1dc in previous ch1 sp, 1dc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * until end, ending last dc in top of previous ch2 - (165)

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

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