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Vibrant Stripes Easy Crochet Blanket

Vibrant Stripes Easy Crochet Blanket
Vibrant Stripes Easy Crochet Blanket
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Is your home yearning for some vibrant color? The Vibrant Stripes Easy Crochet Blanket is a great pop of color for any room. This beautifully bright crochet blanket pattern has all the colors of the rainbow in its wavy design. Whether you use it on your couch or as a comfy throw for the end of your bed, this blanket will keep you warm. The variegated yarn is essential for this pattern because it does the striping for you. How great is that? You will not regret making this easy crochet pattern!

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeOne pattern repeat = 3¼" [8 cm]; 5 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pattern stitch.

Finished Size45" [114 cm] x 55" [140 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver Stripes™: 7 skeins 4965 Favorite Stripe
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions:

Throw

Ch 157.

  1. Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook, [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch] 13 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last 2 ch.

  2. Row 2: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in ch-3 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc3tog over next dc, previous dc3tog and next dc] 13 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch-3.

  3. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 55" [140 cm] from beginning. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

Dc2tog
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
Dc3tog
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

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This Vibrant Stripes blanket is very colorful. In fact too colorful for comfort. I have a feeling I'm gonna get tired looking at it right away because of the too bright choice of colors.

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