Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sedona Wobbly Stripes Blanket - Free Pattern | Tw-In Stitches

I love buying variegated yarn.  It always looks gorgeous on the skein, but once I start crocheting with it, I rarely like the pattern that results.  That is, until I started using a V-stitch pattern with my Loops & Threads Charisma yarn! Charisma is a bulky acrylic yarn and calls for a 6.5 mm hook. A few months ago, there was a crazy sale and I got 10 skeins of Charisma yarn in the Toadstool colorway for $1.99 a skein.  I started experimenting with the Wobbly V-stitch in horizontal strips and I really like how it came out.  Honestly, I think this pattern would be great with any variegated yarn.


When I shared a picture of this blanket with my friends on Facebook, it was unanimous that the blanket reminded them of colors in the desert.  Several said it reminded them of the colors in Sedona, Arizona.  The Toadstool colorway does look like a painted desert and the wobbly v-stitches help highlight each color.  I decided to make a baby blanket out of this amazing yarn especially for a coworker who spends the majority of her time outdoors. My favorite part is that the variegated yarn changes color on its own!


Sedona Wobbly Stripes Blanket Pattern

Supplies:

6 to 7 skeins Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in Toadstool
K (6.5 mm) hook
tapestry needle


Stitches (US terms):

ch - chain stitch
DC - Double crochet
DC2TOG: double crochet together


Pattern:


Chain 80. (This will make a receiving blanket size.  To make a larger blanket, chain a multiple of 3 plus 2.)

Row 1: DC in the fifth chain from the hook.Chain 1. *Begin a dc2tog in the same chain, skip one chain, complete the dc2tog in the next chain. Chain 1. * Continue from * to * across. To complete the row, crochet one final dc2tog without skipping a chain between the dcs. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 2: DC in the first chain 1 space.  Chain 1. *Begin a dc2tog in the same space and complete it in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1.* Continue from * to * across. To complete the row, begin the last dc2tog in the last chain 1 space and complete it in the top of the chain 3 from the first row. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 3: DC in the first chain 1 space.  Chain 1. *Begin a dc2tog in the same space and complete it in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1.* Continue from * to * across. To complete the row, begin the last dc2tog in the last chain 1 space and complete it in the top of the turning chain of the previous row. Chain 3 and turn.

Rows 4-42: The rest of the blanket is super simple!  Just repeat row 3.  If you would like your blanket longer, continue row 3.

Border: I added a single crochet border around the entire blanket, but you can use any border you like.  You could even leave the blanket without a border!




5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your crochet ideas! I love this stitch! so versatile! I use it primarily for cowls but I like your idea too! Keep crocheting!

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  2. I think this would make a great scrap afghan too! Thank you.

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  3. Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful website. I just discovered it today. I was looking around for a quick and easy baby blanket pattern for my friend's grand-baby. Their home burned down and the baby blanket I made her grand-daughter was lost. I told her not to worry, that I was thankful they were all safe and sound. So like I said I was looking around on Pinterest and found this blanket you made. I just started it about 20 minutes ago and I must say I love the stitch!! Its quick and easy and it looks so pretty as its coming together. Thank you again and have a great day!

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    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying the pattern. I hope you will share a picture of your blanket when you are done!

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  4. I clearly did not read your blog thoroughly. I spent the morning scratching my head and pulling my hair wanting to make a striped version of the wobbly stitch. Yeah.. more like wonky stitches, mine are. LOL. Aaaaaaaaaaaand... you already posted it! double LOL. I feel silly now. LOL. Thanks sooo much, I love your wobbly patterns. It took me TWO YEARS to figure out the square one... yep, I am that kind of slow. LOL. Thanks again for the lovely pattern :)

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