It is designed as a blanket with a hood. The pattern that is created uses alternating FPDC and DC to create ridges.
|The top (V) is the alternating ridges. Below is the inside of the blanket.|
Yarn: Red Heart Soft in Chocolate (4 Skeins)
To begin, Chain 103.
Row 1: DC in the 4th chain from the hook and in every chain across. Chain 1 turn.
Row 2: SC in the same stitch and in each stitch across (99 sc). Chain 3 turn.
Row 3: The turning chain counts as your first DC. FPDC around the second SC stitch. DC in the third. Alternate FPDC in one stitch and a regular DC across. If you do this correctly, you should end in a DC in the top of the turning chain.Chain 3, turn.
Row 4: The turning chain counts as your first DC. Back Post Triple Crochet (BPTC) around the next stitch, then DC in the third. Alternate BPTC and DC across, ending with a DC in the top of the turning chain. Chain 3, turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Continue alternating rows until you have 52 rows, ending with a repeat of Row 4. At the end of Row 52, chain 1 and turn.
Row 53: SC across. Chain 3, turn.
Row 54. DC across. Fasten off.
I went back and completed the border by crocheting a row of SC followed by a row of DC on each side, making sure to crochet 2 DC in each corner stitch and attaching to the top of the DC from the adjoining row to complete the border around.
I used a pattern from Lion Brand for one of their hooded blankets. I used a set of ears from another pattern as well.
I love how it came out!