Shady Grove Crochet Blanket
Picture yourself lounging on a warm day under some trees and you'll get that effect through the Shady Grove Crochet Blanket. The gray and colored yarns blend seamlessly into one another creating a soft and luxurious blanket. There's a tiny bit of sparkle in the Red Heart yarn, which makes this crochet blanket even more intriguing. Don't let the color gray stop you from working it up because the other colors balance out the bland gray. You'll definitely want to snuggle up in this throw when it's too cold to venture outside.
Crochet HookM/13 or 9 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge9 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm); 6 rows in pattern = 4½” (11.5 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Finished Size45 in x 59 in
With A, ch 98.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, [ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next 3 ch] 15 times, ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in last 2 ch, ch 1; turn—97 sts.
Row 2 (Right Side): Sc in first sc, skip next sc, [5 dc in next ch-3 space, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 15 times, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, skip next sc, sc in last sc ch 1; turn—17 sc, 80 dc.
Row 3: Sc in first sc, ch 2, skip next dc, [sc in next 3 dc, ch 3, skip next (dc, sc, dc)] 15 times, sc in next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in last sc, ch 3 (counts as a dc); turn—50 sc, 2 ch-2 spaces, 15 ch-3 spaces.
Row 4: 2 dc in ch-2 space, [skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 space] 15 times, skip next sc, sc in next sc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in last sc, ch 1; turn—16 sc, 81 dc.
Row 5: Sc in first 2 dc, [ch 3, skip next (dc, sc, dc), sc in next 3 dc] 15 times, ch 3, skip next (dc, sc, dc), sc in next dc and top of ch- 3, ch 1; turn—49 sc, 16 ch-3 spaces.
Rows 6-78: Repeat Rows 2-5 following this color sequence: [4 rows B, 4 rows A] 9 times; with A repeat Row 2 once. At the end of row 78, do not turn and do not fasten off.
With Right Side up, rotate Blanket to work across side edge of rows. The beginning of Row 78 is the beginning of the Border.
Continuing with A, 5 dc around post of last dc of Row 76, sc in edge of Row 74, 5 dc around post of last dc of Row 72, sc in edge of Row 70; continue working in side edge of every other row in this manner, ending with 5 dc around post of last dc of Row 4.
Working along bottom edge by inserting hook into opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first st, [5 dc in ch-3 space, sc in center st of next 3 sts] 15 times, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, skip next st, sc in last st.
Working across other side edge of rows, 5 dc around post of last dc of Row 4, sc in edge of Row 6, 5 dc around post of last dc of Row 8, sc in edge of Row 10; continue working in side edge of every other row in this manner, ending with 5 dc around post of last dc of Row 76; join with slip st in first sc of Row 78.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
A, B = Color A, Color B
ch = chain
cm = centimeters
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
( ) = work all directions in parentheses in the indicated stitch or space
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
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