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Wavy Squares Easy Crochet Blanket

Wavy Squares Easy Crochet Blanket
Wavy Squares Easy Crochet Blanket
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You can always use another throw to bring comfort and pizzazz to your living room. The Wavy Squares Easy Crochet Blanket is the perfect pattern to make a wonderful blanket for your home, or for a friend. Each of the crochet squares is identical, which means once you learn the pattern, you are good to go. Plus, the variegated yarn creates stripes without having to deal with many different skeins. The finishing touch on this blanket is tassels at the corners, really bringing it to the next level. You’ll have everyone who visits your home wondering where you got such an awesome crochet blanket!

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge12 sts = 4" (10 cm)

8 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Finished Size48" wide x 60" long (122 x 152.5 cm). Square measures 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm).

Materials List

  • Red Heart With Love Stripes: 11 Skeins 1977 Fiji Stripe
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 5 mm (US H-8)
  • Yarn needle, 7" (18 cm) long 
  • piece of heavy cardboard

Instructions

Notes:
1. Throw is made of 20 squares positioned horizontally and vertically, then sewn together. Refer to Assembly Diagram for direction of squares.
2. To increase or decrease size of blanket, add or omit desired number of squares. Adding squares will require purchase of additional yarn. 

Special Technique:
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. 

Square

Make 20
Ch 36.

  1. Row 1 (right side): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch do not count as a st) and in each ch across, turn—34 hdc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in first st, *skip next 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next st; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in last st, turn—12 sc and 22 dc.
    Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st across, turn—34 hdc.
    Rows 4-23: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
    Row 24: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Assembly

Refer to Assembly Diagram for direction of squares. With right sides facing, arrange squares in 4 columns of 5 squares. 

  1. Joining columns: With right sides helt together, sew first 2 squares of columns 1 and 2 together with blanket stitches. Repeat to join each pair of squares in columns 1 and 2, then repeat to join squares of next column to previously worked column. 

  2. Joining Rows: Work in same manner as joining columns, sew Rows 1 and 2 together, then join remaining rows to previously worked rows.

  3. Border:
    Note: When instructed to work in a "st", you may be working in a stitch or end of a row.
    Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join yarn with sc in any corner st, ch 3, sc in same st, *skip next st, 3 sc in next st, (skip next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st) across to last st before next corner st, skip next st**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Tassel (make 4)

  1. Cut two 10" (25.5 cm) strands. Wrap yarn around cardboard 40 times. Thread 10" (25.5 cm) strand under top edge and tie top end of wrapped yarn tightly. Do not cut tails. Cut across bottom ends of yarn. Wrap remaining 10" (25.5 cm) strand around top of tassel, 1" (2.5 cm) from top knot, and tie tightly. Thread ends of this tie into center of tassel. Trim ends of tassel evenly to desired length. Tie tassel to corner of throw with top tails. 

    Weave in ends.

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Love the color of this Wavy Squares blanket. It feels like you're actually under water, like being engulfed by the whole of the oceans in the universe. Nice!

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