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Modern Double Crochet V-Stitch Chunky Blanket
"This modern double crochet v-stitch chunky blanket is a wedding gift. I have had this Caron One Pound yarn in my stash for a while now. Thought it was time to get something made with it. The blanket had to be large enough to cover a queen sized bed. As you can see from the photo, it is large enough. Not too large though so that one or two people can snuggle under it. Additionally, this had to be warm enough to be the go-to blanket on our cold winter nights. Using two strands of yarn makes this a fun and chunky blanket. It also makes for a very warm blanket. I will miss having this cover me up while crocheting when it is below zero here this week. Brrrr. The double crochet stitch is a quick stitch to master and once the pattern is started, there is really little need to count. For me, this makes for a great crochet pattern to work on while watching movies. I think this is a great beginner stitch once you have mastered the double crochet stitch. It is always easy to see where you need to insert your hook in the previous row."
NotesOn the website, there are links to a 2 part video tutorial on crocheting the blanket. This blanket is large enough for a queen size bed. Lovely, warm and comfy.
Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeGauge is not important for this pattern. However, I had 10 stitches per 4 inches. With the two strands of yarn worked together.
Finished SizeThe wide is approximately 79 inches, with the length approximately 76 inches. You can change the length by crocheting less rows. Change the width by increasing or decreasing the stitches-by any even number
- 5 Skeins of Caron one pound White. 3 full skeins will be used for the blanket. 2 partial skeins will be used for the border. 3,046 yards.
- 5 Skeins of Caron one Pound Sky Blue. 3 full skeins will be used for the blanket. 2 partial skeins will be used for the border. 5,611 yards.
- throughout the entire blanket, you will use 2 strands of yarn held together, whether a white and blue yarn strand, two white, or two blue.
- Size N Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
Using 1 strand of white yarn, and 1 strand of sky blue yarn, (2 strands of yarn together throughout entire pattern). Chain 130
Row 1: In the fourth CH from the hook, work 2 DC. SK the next CH SP, [2 DC in next CH SP, then SK the next CH]. Repeat between [ ]. across the row and work one DC into the very last CH.
Row 2: CH 3 (this will count as your first DC). [Work 2 DC in between each pair of DC from the row below]. (insert the hook between them). Repeat between the [ ] across the row and end with one DC into the top of the first CH 3.
Row 3: CH 3 (this will count as your first DC). [Work 2 DC in between each pair of DC from the row below]. (insert the hook between them). Repeat between the [ ] across the row and end with one DC into the top of the first CH 3.
Row 4 and beyond: Continue repeating row 3 for the rest of the blanket.
Crochet Border Directions
Round 1: Using two strands of white yarn, SC around the entire blanket. In each corner, complete 3 SC. This will help the corners lay flat.
Hint: On the sides, complete 1 SC in each ST and 1 SC in each CH 3 SP. When I tried to do more stitches in the CH 3 SP, the blanket sides started to pucker.
Round 2: CH 3 (this counts as a DC). DC in each ST around. Completing 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top ST of the first CH 3.
Round 3: CH 4 (this counts as a DC and a CH 1). SK 1, DC in next ST. [CH 1, SK 1, DC in next ST] Repeat between [ ] around on the sides until you reach a corner. In .each corner ST complete 3 DC. Again, this will help the corners lay flat. End with a SL ST into the 3rd ST of the first CH 4.
Round 4: CH 3 (this counts as a DC). DC in each ST around. Completing 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top ST of the first CH 3.
Hint: when completing the stitches, I inserted the hook in the CH 1 SP from the row below for one DC and for the next DC ST, I inserted the hook in the top ST of the DC in the row below. This is also shown on the video.
Round 5: Change to Sky Blue yarn. Using 2 strands of yarn held together, complete a SC in each ST around. In each corner, complete 3 SC. End with a SL ST into the first SC.
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