This little lap blanket was commissioned by Simply Crochet Magazine as part of their designer challenge 'Hook to Hook' and was voted the winner by the readers....thank you!!!!!
It's designed to be a relaxing project to welcome in the autumn nights and uses Designer Yarns Choice Aran. I wanted to have as many colour combinations as possible to run throughout the pattern and block stitch is the perfect way to do this!
There's a handy colour chart (thanks to the brilliant team at Simply Crochet!) which shows you which colour for each row and I hope that once you get started it will all fall into place!
DY Choice Aran with Wool (75% Acrylic, 25% wool)100g/200m)
1 Ball of each colour and 4 balls of the Light Grey
5mm (US H/8) Hook
Yarn A Lime (24)
Yarn B Light Grey (15)
Yarn C Rasberry (18)
Yarn D Denim (13)
Yarn E Rust (08)
Yarn F Gold (25)
5st patt repeats measure 11cm
5 row patt repeats measure 10.5cm
Blanket measures 110x110cm excluding pompoms
ABBREVIATIONS: UK terms
ss slip stitch
tr treble crochet
dc double crocchet
Pompom Bobble: Ch4, 4-tr cluster in 3rd ch from hook, ch3, 4-tr cluster in 3rd ch from hook, ss to last ch of ch-4, ch1
The blanket is worked in block stitch and the foundation chain is worked in multiples of 3 plus 1 to start.
Change colour in last yarn round hook (yrh) of the last st in each row, following the colour sequence as shown in the chart.
Using Yarn A, ch127
ROW 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and next ch, *ch2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across to last st, sturn, changing colour in last yrh of last dc.
ROW 2 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr in each ch-2 space across to last 2 dc, skip next st and tr into last st, turn, changing colour in last yrh of last tr. [41 3-tr groups and 2 tr]
ROW 3 (WS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in first tr, *dc in sp before next 3-tr group, ch2, skip 3-tr group; repeat from *accross to last tr, dc in sp before last tr, dc in top of beg ch-3, turn, changing colour in last yrh of last dc.
Rows 2 and 3 set pattern
ROW 4 - 83 Repeat Rows 2-3 following colour sequence as shown in chart.
Fasten off and weave in all the ends (have fun with that bit!!!)
Round 1 (RS) Join Yarn B in first dc, ch3 (counts as tr), (tr,ch2,tr) in same dc, 3tr in each ch-2 sp across to last 2 dc, skip next st and (2tr, ch2, 2tr) into last st, rotate to work into row ends, *2tr in the end of each even row and 1 tr in the end of each odd row; repeat from * across to starting ch, (2tr,ch2, 2tr) in last ch, rotate to work into row ends, *1tr inthe end of each odd row and 2tr in the end of each even row; repeat from * across to first tr, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fasten off. =124tr along each side and (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in each corner)
Round 2 (RS) Join Yarn E in any ch-2 corner sp, ch1 (does not count as st), (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each tr around, working 2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each ch-2 corner sp, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off.
ROUND 3 (RS) Join Yarn B in any ch-2 corner sp, ch3 (counts as tr), (tr,ch2, tr) in same sp, tr in each st around, working (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in each ch-2 corner sp, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Do not fasten off.
ROUND 4 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each of first 2 sts, *(2dc, pompomBobble, 2dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 7 sts) 18 times, Pompom Bobble, dc n each of next 4 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, omitting last 2dc, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off
Have fun and remember to share your finished blankets with me on Instagram !!!