Multi-stitch Stripe Blanket

    A colorful multi-stitch, multi-stripe blanket.

Finished size: 52 1⁄2 inches (133 cm) by 64 inches (162 cm)

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK.
Colors: Aspen, Aster, Bluebell, Clematis, Cloud Blue, Fondant, Lavender, Lipstick, Magenta, Meadow, Pomegranate, Sherbet, Shrimp, Spring Green, Sunshine, Turquoise, and Wisteria.

Hook Size: G-6 (4mm) and a 7 (4.5 mm) the 7 or 4.5mm hook is only used for the dfpdc rows 29, 31, 37, and 39 and so forth

Stitches used:
Basic stitches: ch-chain , sc-single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, dc-double crochet, tr-treble/triple, sk-skip a stitch, yo-yarn over

Special Stitches:
Double Front Post Double Crochet (dfpdc)-Yo, insert hook from front to back around the next two double crochets, (Yo, draw through two loops on hook) Twice, See hook size for hook changes

Popcorn stitch- make 5 dc in the stitch indicated, remove the hook and insert from the front to the back through the top of the first stitch and then in the dropped loop yo and pull through the 2 loops on the hook

Puff stitch- *yo, insert hook into stitch indicated and pull up a loop, * repeat from * to* 4 more times, yo and pull through all 9 loops on the hook, ch1

”V” stitch-dc, ch1, dc in the stitch indicated

Reverse single crochet (crab stitch)- insert hook in the next stitch to the right, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.

Notes about pattern:
This pattern is written in U.S. terms

Blanket is done in multiples of 24, as to accommodate the stitch patterns that are done in multiples of 2,4,6, and 8. So for a blanket about 50 inches (127cm) without edging, I would chain 216 (9x24) or for a blanket about 56 inches (142 cm) without edging, I would chain 240 (10 x24) and so forth.
Because of all the different stitches used, there will probably be a small amount of adjusting, depending on which pattern is used. So make sure to check that you have the beginning stitch count after each row.
Color changes are not listed in the pattern, as to leave the color creativity to you.

Each group of stitches is done in sets so it makes it easier to end the blanket. Row 1 Foundation row
Rows 2-20= Set 1
Rows 21-25=Transition rows, between sets
Rows= 26-41= Set 2

Blanket pattern:
Chain 242= 240 plus 2 for turning
Row 1: hdc in second chain from hook and in each chain across (240 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 2: hdc in each chain across (240 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 3: hdc in each stitch (st) across (240 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc in the next 3 sts, *dc over the next st into hdc from row 2, sc in next 3 sts, * repeat from * to * to the end, ch 2, turn
Row 5: hdc in each stitch across (240 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 6: Repeat row 5 but ch 3, turn
Row 7: sk first st, * “V” sitich in the next st, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to the last 2 sts, skip next st and dc in the last st. ch 1, turn
Row 8: 2 sc in the first space, * 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc between the “V” st, repeat form * to * until the last sp, 2 sc in the last space 1 sc in ch 2, ch 2, turn
Row 9: Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc in each st across, ch 1 turn
Row11: sc in the next 2 sts, popcorn in the next st, * sc in the next 3 sts, popcorn in the next st* repeat from * to * to the last 3 sts, sc in the last 3 sts, ch1, turn
Row 12: sc in each st across to the end, ch 1, turn
Row 13: Hdc in each st across to the end, ch 3, turn
Row 14: Repeat row 7
Row 15: Repeat row 8, ch 2, turn
Row 16: hdc in each st across to end, ch 2, turn
Row 17: hdc in each st across to end, ch 1, turn
Row 18: repeat row 4
Row 19: repeat row 5
Row 20: repeat row 6
Row 21: 1dc in the first st, *skip 2 sts, work 3 dc into next st (this is a 3 dc cluster),* repeat from * to * until the last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st, ch 1 turn
Row 22: sc in the 1st st, ch 2 sc in the space between the clusters, * ch 3, sc in the sp between next clusters* repeat from * to * to the last space between clusters, ch 2, sc in the last st, ch 3 turn
Row 23: 2 dc in the ch 2 sp, 3 dc in each ch 3 sp across to the last ch 2 sp, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in last st, ch 1 turn
Row 24: Repeat row 22
Row 25; Repeat row 23, but ch 2 instead of ch1, turn
Row 26: Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn (240 sts)
Row 27: Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn (240 sts)
Row 28: dc in each st across, ch 3 turn (240 sts)
Row 29: *dfpdc around the next 2 dc, ch1; * repeat from * to * to the last st, dc in the last st ch 3 turn
Row 30: 2 dc in each of the ch 1 spaces across to the last st,dc in last st, ch 3 turn
Row 31: Repeat row 29, but ch 2 instead of ch 3
Row 32: hdc in each dfpdc and ch 1 space across, ch 3, turn
Row 33: Puff st in the next st, *skip next st, puff st in the next st * repeat from * to * to the last st, dc in the last st, ch 3 turn
Row 34: Puff st in the space between the next two puff sts across to the last st, dc in the last st, ch 2 turn
Row 35: hdc in each puff st and each sp between puff sts across, ch 3 turn (240sts)
Row 36: Repeat row 28
Row 37: Repeat row 29
Row 38: Repeat row 30
Row 39: Repeat row 31
Row 40: Repeat row 32
Row 41: Hdc in each st across (240 sts)
From this point on you will repeat the transition rows, set 1, transition rows, and set 2 until the blanket is the length you desire.

Blanket edging:
Begin by sc evenly around the blanket (working 3sc in the corner of the blanket), since I have been working with 240 sts, I have 240 sc on the top and bottom of the blanket and I have 205 on each side of the blanket, not counting the 3 sc corners.
Round 1: dc in each sc around the blanket, working 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in the 2nd st of the 2 sc corner. Join, End off
Round 2: dc in the space between the dc’s of the previous round, working 2 dc, 1 sc, 2 dc, in the corner ch 1 sp. Join, end off.
Round 3: dc in each dc around working 2 dc in each ch1 corner sp. Join, end off.
Round 4: ch 1, reverse sc in each st around, join, end off, weave in ends.

Instructions for reverse sc:
With the right side of the project facing you, join yarn with a sc.
Now working from left to right, *insert hook in the previous stitch (next stitch to the right), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.*
Repeat from * to * around the blanket and join to first reverse sc. end off and weave in ends. See photos here

*Make as many multi-stitch striped blankets as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*

34 comments:

  1. I don't see my earlier post so will post again. I want to go along with you!! Will start tonight ♥♥♥

    thanks...janie

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  2. Clap my hands happy!! Started just a wee bit this morning before going to work.

    Have a JOYful week ♥♥

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  3. Hi Janie, I am glad you are enjoying this pattern!

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  4. Got it and have done 4 rows!!

    See ya next week!!

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  5. Are there any granny stitches coming up?? I am ready for next week ♥♥

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  6. I cheated and added a few rows of my own :-( sooooo much fun!!

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  7. Hello!

    Thank you so much for this CAL, I just found this… ordered the yarn and will join as soon as my package arrives. I will catch up in a sec… don't wait for me! ;-)

    Is there a MCA-group somewhere? Maybe Flickr or Ravelry… where we can see and enjoy eachother's blankies?

    Ona in Belgium

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  8. I have not set up a group, but if anyone would like to send me a photo of their work I will be happy to put them up on the blog. I will be doing another Crochet-a-long in a month or two and will check into starting a group on Ravelry.
    Thank you!
    Send photos to: mrssamaan@yahoo.com

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  9. Ohh am I too late to join the CAL? Where are you all up to? I'll have to check my DK stash for the colours :) beautiful blanket

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  10. I just finished my blanket. You can still make your blanket. I will be doing another crochet-a-long in a about a month so stay tuned.

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  11. I just finished my blanket. You can still make your blanket. I will be doing another crochet-a-long in a about a month so stay tuned.

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  12. These stitches matched up with vivid colors are just great!!! This is unsurpassed for gift giving. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us SMILE Helen

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  13. Love your blanket. How much of each color do I need?

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    1. Hi Catmummy
      I used one skein of each color, so 17 skeins were used to complete the blanket..

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    2. Thank you. Is it 50g or 100g skeins? It would be a shame to have to little yarn to finish the blanket.

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    3. Stylecraft Special DK yarn comes in 100gm skeins.

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  14. Hi, i really like this type of afghans. On row 4, is that a fpdc?

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  15. Hi, hope you are still taking comments. I would love to make this beautiful blanket. Did you change colour every row or are there some stitches where you need to do 2 or 3 rows with the same colour? Thank you so much.

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    1. For most of the stitches I did change color for every row, but for some rows, like rows 21-25 I used Color A for row 21, color B for 22, color A for 23, Color B for row 24, and color A for row 25, see row of yellow in the picture. I hope this helps! Thanks

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  16. Your blanket is lovely! So fun. I have a question...in row 29, what does dfpdc stand for? I'm familiar with front post double crochet, but not sure what the "d" in front means. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Heidi
      dfpdc is doing a fpdc around two stitches, if you look in the special stitches section of the pattern it gives a better explanation. I hope this heps.

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  17. Oh, thank you! I see it now. I just didn't read closely enough.

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  18. So beautiful and vibrant! How many skeins of each color is needed?

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  19. Kristine ZolciakJuly 3, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    What part of the pattern is considered the "transition rows and also what part is set 1 and part 2? Also I did row 30 and ended up doubling my stitch count. Can you tell me what I might have done wrong?

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    1. Nevermind on the stitch count, I figured out my mistake.

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  20. I would like to crochet your blanket. Do you have any videos?

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    1. Hi Syd,
      I do not have a videos, but you can find videos for all the stitches on youtube

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  21. Thank you for this awesome pattern! I'm confused about the stitch count, if you chain 240 + 2 for turning, but on the first row you crochet into second chain from hook (instead of skipping 2 chains) won't you get 241 stitches when you've completed your first row? I love this blanket and I can't wait to make one but I'm already afraid I'm messing up since my first row stitch count is off. Can you give me some advice? Thank you!

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  22. HI Laurie
    Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I have been busy with my elderly mother who fell and broke her arm. yes you would need to do your first HDC in the third chain from the hook to get the 240 stitch count. Thank you for pointing out my typo. As you are crocheting the blanket just make sure you always have a 240 stitch count after every.
    Again I am sorry it took so long to get back to you,
    Da

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  23. Hi, Im confused; row 4 is done like fpdc on the row below making this the right side (even rows), but the popcorn stitch is on row 11 (I had to make this pop out backwards), row 15 also looks abit messy on the right side...by the time I got to 29 and the dfpdc I was totally mixed up, counted and recounted incase I missed a row, Im doing this as dbpdc so it faces the right side. Please help, what am I doing wrong!

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  24. Hi there, I have just found this gorgeous blanket pattern. I was wondering if there are any photos or tutorials I can learn by. I am having heaps of trouble and am only at row 4. Please help!!! Lois x

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    1. Hi Lois,
      There is not a tutorial for this blanket as it has a lot of different stitches. For row 4 you will do sc in the first three stitches in row 3, and for the next stitch you will skip row three and make a dc into the hdc in row 2, then go back and do sc in the next three stitches in row 3 and so on............ so for row 4 you will work stitches in row 3 and row 2.
      I hope this helps, I think the closest tutorial for this is a tutorial for the Spike stitch or long crochet stitch. I hope this helps!?

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