The beauty of this blanket is that it uses less yarn than a granny stripe. I finished this blanket (a twin size blanket) with 6 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver. That includes the scallop border I designed on the vertical edges!
Because this blanket is so open, I used the Double Knot method when I changed colors. It was miraculous! With a little trial and error, I managed to get the join to completely hide my join knots.
Supplies:Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
**Notice I'm not including a tapestry needle. No need with the Double Knot method!
Pattern:Chain: a multiple of 8 plus 5 more chains. I started mine with 181 chains.
Row 1: Single crochet (SC) in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. Turn. (180 SC)
Row 2: Chain 3. Skip 3 SC and double crochet (DC) 3 times in the next SC. *Chain three, skip 3 SC, and SC in the next SC. Chain 2, skip 3 SC and DC 3 times in the next SC.* Repeat from * to * ending with 3 DC in the final stich of the row. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 3: DC 3 times in the first chain 2 space from the previous row. *Chain 3, SC in the top of the first DC in the next cluster. Chain 2, 3 DC in the next chain 2 space.* Repeat from * to * across. Chain 3. Turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Continue repeating Row 3 until your piece measures your desired height.
Final row: To make the end of the blanket match the beginning, we are going to do a row of solid stitches. In the last row, you finished with a 3 DC cluster. Chain 1, SC in each of the DCs in the cluster. 1 HDC in the chain 2 space. 1 HDC in the top of the SC. 2 HDC in the chain 3 space. Continue across with 1 SC in each of the 3 DCs, 1 HDC in the chain 2 space, 1 HDC in the SC, 2 HDC in the chain 3 space across. If you find that this row is starting to ripple, you may need to only crochet 1 HDC in the chain 3 space. It really depends on your tension.
Finish with your preference of border! My scallop border on the sides can be found in the comments below.
|Upside down, but this shows the scallop border I added to the vertical sides. No border was used on the horizontal sides.|