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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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.

11 comments:

  1. Am really too slow when it comes to crocheting...Good thing you have it video :D

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  2. This blanket is beautiful! You made an excellent tutorial! Thank you. Oh, and I can't believe you frogged your dress! I know a lot of time and work went into making that. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  3. I've just finished this lovely blanket in lemon, do you have baby mitts and beany to match this pls

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  4. Thank you for the explanations ! I am a beginner in crochet but still wanted to give this pattern a try for a newborn :)
    The result is here : http://www.ravelry.com/projects/greenpumpkin/first-baby-blanket

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  5. this was so beautiful, I'm going to give it a try I'm new to crocheting but I think I can this, my daughter wants a blanket and I love the design you've done here. Thanks so much for this tutorial.

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  6. Can you say how many skeins of yarn you used to make this blanket? I love your tutorials, you are so clear when you explain stitches and patterns, it's really a big help! Thank you.

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  7. Yes, I also enjoy your tutorials. :)

    How many grams or ounces are needed for this project, please?

    Thank you ever so much!

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  9. can you do this in more than one color? where would you change the colors ?

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  10. What a beautiful throw. I am a complete beginner in crochet and was looking for a project. Would this be suitable or is it too advanced for me ? the yarn you recommend is discontinued, could you recommend another one perhaps, and where to buy it as I have no idea at all. Thank you, Joanne

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  11. How many would you chain if you wanted to just chain then do a row of Double Crochet? I myself cant do it the way you are doing your chain. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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