Crochet Blue and White Blanket
King Cole Cottonsoft DK : 100% Cotton; 100g/210m
3 balls French Navy (741) – Yarn A;
2 balls of White (710) – Yarn B;
Crochet hook 4,5 mm;
Size: 74 x 81 cm.
Double Crochet 5 together – Dc5tog (cluster): Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), (yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yarn over and draw yarn through all 6 loops on hook.
Changing Colours – Work the last yarn over of the row with the next colour, for a neat colour change
Using Yarn A and 4.5mm hook, chain 111, or a multiple of 6 sts + 1, + 2 for the foundation row
Tip: Always make a few extra chains for the foundation row in case you miss one or two, it saves you starting over! You can unpick them later
Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 3 dc), skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn. Fasten off yarn
Row 2: Using Yarn B, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 2, dc5tog over next 5 sts, ch 2, 1 sc in next st; rep from * ending by working last sc in top of t-ch, turn
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc in 1st st, skip 2 ch, * 1 sc in top of next cluster, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 ch; rep from * to last cluster, 1 sc in top of cluster, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in last sc, turn. Fasten off yarn
Rows 4 – 68: Repeat rows 2 – 3, and row 2 once more, following colour sequence above. Do not fasten off and continue with Yarn A
Tip: You can continue the pattern repeat until you are happy with the size, just make sure you finish on row 2
Turn piece so you are now working down the first side of the blanket.
Tip – On the 2 long sides, I worked 1 sc in each sc row end and 2 sc in each dc row end.
Side 1 – Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in same st (corner made), work sc evenly down side 1 (see tip) until you reach the next corner, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in corner,
Bottom Row – * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in bottom of 5 dc; rep from * across, ending with [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in next corner,
Side 2 – Repeat side 1
Top – 1 sc in 1st st, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in top of 5dctog, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with a sl st to beg sc.
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st around, working [1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] in each corner ch-1 sp, join with a sl st to beg hdc.
Round 3: Repeat round 2, working in BLO of each st. Fasten off yarn.
Round 4: Repeat round 3. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads.