Friday, January 23, 2015

Single Crochet Spike Stitch

Spike stitch is also known as Woven Stitch

Beautiful Single Crochet Spike Stitch
Stitch Pattern



I love to make this pattern. I used more than 1 yarn because it blends and makes a beautiful pattern. I used 2 "I Love this Yarn" skeins from Hobby Lobby. It doesn't hurt that it's nice and soft too.

The entire pattern is made of Single Crochets. For the spike stitch all you're doing is going below the next single crochet. Then finish the Single Crochet.

Level: Beginner

Video, click on the linkhttp://youtu.be/I6VIZV2xwl8

Chain 18 or any even number of chains,
Size=  6.5 inches wide and 4 inches high
Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch and 4 rows per inch

Spike Stitch = Insert hook into the Single Crochet BELOW the NEXT Single Crochet. YO and pull through a loop YO. YO and pull through the loop.

Pattern:
Row 1: go into the second loop from the hook and do 1 Single Crochet in it. Do 1 single crochet in each chain (17sc)

Row 2: chain 1, turn. Do 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch and in each stitch  across. (17sc)

Row 3: chain 1 turn. 1sc in the first stitch *Do 1 Spike stitch in the next stitch and do 1sc in the next stitch*      Repeat across the row

Repeat rows 2 and 3

Please check it out today at the link above.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Thanks.....Heather







Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Video: How to do the Double Crochet

Learn an easy way to do the Turning Chain (TCH)

Learn how to do the Double Crochet. I have a video link below to see how to do it. I have basic instructions below.

It's one of the taller stitches between Half Double Crochet and Triple Crochet.

There is a turning chain (TCH) but I will show you an easy way to find it. Basically, all you do is go to the last "normal" stitch and go into the bump right after it.If you're not sure if you've done it then you can count your stitches. For this pattern I chained 15 which means you should have crocheted 12 of them. If you count the skipped chains at the beginning of the row you should have 13.

Video: http://youtu.be/yFDO8X_hZAU

Pattern: chain 15

Row 1: Go into the 4th chain from the hook and do 1 Double Crochet. Do 1 DC in each stitch across the row. (made 12 dc)

Row 2: chain 3 (counts as first DC). Do 1 dc in each stitch across the row

Repeat row 2.

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Other Basic Stitches
Learn the Single Crochet


Learn the Half Double Crochet 

Learn the Triple Crochet 

If you have any questions please let me know,
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Video: How to do the Triple (treble) Crochet (TR)

The tallest of all stitches

Learn how to do the Triple (Treble) Crochet. It's the tallest of all stitches. These are the basic instructions. You can chain as many as you need to.

There is a turning chain (TCH) but I will show you an easy way to find it. Basically, all you do is go to the last "normal" stitch and go into the bump right after it. That's the TCH. If you're not sure if you've done it then you can count your stitches. For this pattern I chained 15 which means you should have crocheted 11 of them. If you count the skipped chains at the beginning of the row you should have 12.

Instructions:
Triple Crochet: Wrap yarn around your hook twice. Insert hook into stitch YO and pull through first 2 loops. YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Pattern:
Row 1: Go into the 4th chain from the hook and do 1TR. Do 1TR in each chain across the row. (11 TR made)
Row 2: Chain 4 (counts as first TR). Do 1 TR in each stitch across the row


Video:http://youtu.be/mofmFNQVtX8

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OTHER BASIC STITCHES


Learn the Single Crochet


Learn the Half Double Crochet 

Learn the Double Crochet

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Video: How to do the Single Crochet (SC)

The shortest of all Crochet stitches

This is the shortest of all the Crochet stitches.  You can use as many chains as needed for your item.
For this example I will chain 15. This makes a tight fabric. Not a lot of flexibility. It's great for a blanket or a scarf or anything that needs to keep you warm.

Video: http://youtu.be/m47Lu2mGl0Y

Gauge: 3 sts per inch and 3.5 rows per inch
ch 15 = 5 inches wide
17 rows = 5 inches tall

Hook Size: I

Pattern:
Row 1: go into 2nd chain from the hook and do 1sc. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row
(14 sc made)

Row 2: ch1, Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row

Other Basic stitch videos/links

Learn the Half Double Crochet 
Video is at:http://youtu.be/-dABIsiHDky
Blog Post is at: http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2014/10/crochet-video-how-to-do-half-double.html
 
Learn the Double Crochet
Video at http://youtu.be/yFDO8X_hZAU
Blog Post is at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2015/01/HowToDoTheDoubleCrochet.html

Learn the Triple Crochet 
Video at http://youtu.be/mofmFNQVtX8
Blog Post is at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2015/01/video-how-to-do-triple-crochet-tr.html 

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Video: Single Crochet Sewing





Learn how to use the Single Crochet to sew you're crochet items together. The most common time to use it is with a blankets. It's very easy and will hold your item together for a very long time. I used
dark yarn so you can see it better. I also like this way because it's the quickest way to sew. It only takes as long as it does to do a row of Single Crochets.


See video herehttp://youtu.be/c_5CejjhWqU

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Video: Crochet Slant Stitch Pattern




Crochet Slant Stitch Pattern with Video
Written Pattern Below

This is a great stitch pattern. It uses basic stitches but it has a twist. You will working a stitch into the skipped stitch you made 3 stitches ago. 



Hook :I
Gauge: Swatch was 5 inches wide (chain 17) by 8 inches tall (which uses 16 rows)
             so 3.5 sts per inches and 2 rows per inch

             

Pattern:
Multiple of 4 +1 changes needed
chain 17
(chain 25 for 5 slants)

Row 1: Do 1sc in the 2nd chain and in each chain across the row. (16 single crochets.)

Row 2,4,6,8,10  and more if you wish
: Ch3, 1dc in next stitch, *skip 1 st, Do 1dc in each of the next 3 stitches, YO insert hook into the skipped st and pull up a loop even with the hook (YO draw through 2 loops)x2 *
repeat to last 2 stitches and do 1DC in each. 3 slants made)

Row 3,5,7,9,11   and more if you wish
Do 1sc in the first stitch and in each stitch across the row. 

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Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the entire pattern. I wrote all the rows out so you can cross off the rows when you are done it it. 

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Crochet Video: Single Crochet Raised Rib (Front Post)

Raised Rib Single Crochet (Front Posts)
This is a dense pattern when it comes to front post patterns.  I use single crochets in the pattern and DC post stitches. 

Here is a video if needed http://youtu.be/NEfpoRaaNkc

Use a multiple of 3+3 chains
I used ch 21 for this video.

ABBREVIATIONS:
FPDC: work 1dc around the stem of next stitch 2 rows below. Finish like a normal dc.


Row 1: do 1sc into the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across the row

Row 2: ch1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 3: ch1, turn. Do 1 sc in each of the first 2 stitches. *1 fpdc around next sc 2 rows below. 1Sc in Do 1 sc in each of the first 2 stitches * repeat to end

Row 4: ch1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 5: ch1, turn. Do 1sc in each of the first 2 sc. *do 1fpdc around the stem of the next fpdc 2 rows below. Do 1sc in each of the next 2 stitches. * repeat to the end.


Rep 4 and 5

Friday, January 2, 2015

Crochet Video: How to do the Puff Stitch


Learn how to do the (crochet) Puff stitch:

Wrap the yarn around the hook 1 time and insert your hook into the indicated chain, YO and pull through. (3 loops on hook).  Repeat those instructions 2 more time and then pull through all 7 loops.

If you want to practice you can try my Puff stitch Granny Square, video at http://youtu.be/SmPObd9xkWQ  









Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Crochet Video: Brick Crochet Stitch Pattern













 This new stitch is a lot of fun to crochet.  So easy and fun to do.......and quick! I like to show stitch patterns because you can turn it into anything. Make a scarf, head band, ear warmer, blanket etc...

Video Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/SeIj0c9SmxQ

Size of Swatches:
Hook Size : I
Level: Beginner

Chain 19 (add or subtract chains in multiples of 6
Abbreviations:
TCH = Turning Chain
ch3 space= chain 3 space


Row 1: 1dc in 4th chain, 1DC to the end

Row 2: chain 1 turn, 1sc, *ch3, skip 3, do 1sc after the 3rd stitch between the DC's* repeat to last 4 dc's , ch3, 1sc in TCH

Row 3: chain 3, *skip 1sc, 4dc in next ch3-sp. * rep across and do 1dc in last stitch.

Row 4: chain 1 turn, 1sc in the first stitch. *ch3. Do 1sc in between the DC's that's right above the single crochet from row 2. *repeat until the last 4 DC's , ch3, 1sc in TCH

Row 5: chain 3, *skip sc, 4dc in ch3-sp. * rep across and do 1dc in last stitch (sc)


Repeat Rows 4 and 5



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crochet Video: Criss Cross Reversible Crochet Neckwarmer




Soft new Crochet Neckwarmer using a new crochet stitch pattern

Soft new Crochet Neckwarmer using a new crochet stitch pattern

Soft new Crochet Neckwarmer using a new crochet stitch pattern


Criss Cross Reversible Crochet Neck Warmer

The Criss Cross stitch is one of my favorites. This pattern is reversible. The criss cross design looks like it's switching directions depending on if you're on the Right Side or Wrong Side. If you're a beginner don't worry it's quite easy. Sewing Instructions included in video. I use an invisible sewing technique. You can sew it any way you prefer. I will show you how to do the turning chain (TCH) if you're not familiar with it.

Drape: Perfect

Video found at: http://youtu.be/jzuQIseunv4 

Notes:
The video will show you 3 rows + the sewing. If you know how to do the turning chain you only have to watch up to Row 2. I did 3 rows so I could show you how to do the Turning Chain.  I labeled the rows + the sewing sections so you could go to the section you want to watch.

Abbreviations:
TCH = Turning Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet 

Size: 7 inches wide by 20 inches tall
Number of Rows: 34
Gauge: 3.5 sts per inch and 1.75 rows per inch
Yarn used: Caron 1 pound (very soft yarn)

Pattern:
x of 2+1 stitches
Chain 25

Row 1: Do 1 sc in the second chain from the hook and in each stitch across the row (24 sc made)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), *skip 1 st, 1dc in the next stitch, do 1dc in skipped st * repeat across to the last stitch and do 1dc in it.

From row 3 and on you will finish in the TCH in the last stitch. If you're not sure how to do the TCH see the video, link above.

When you reach the desired length for your neck warmer cut yarn. If you want a scarf just continue on.

Repeat row 2 for the pattern

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I hope you give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!!
Heather

Friday, November 28, 2014

4 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns with Videos



Learn basic stitch patterns to make a neckwarmer from



It's so chilly out there so stay warm with a crochet scarf.  Below there are 4 free Crochet Scarves that come with video instructions.  Below are the video URL and the blog post for that pattern.

I consider them beginner scarves. 

#1: Crochet Crumpled Griddle Scarf


#2:Crochet Lacy Shell Scarf
This one may look difficult but it only looks that way because of the taller stitch. It uses Half Triple Crochets. It alternates between doing a HTC Shell and 1 single HTC. You're just skipping stitches in-between that creates the lace effect.

If you download the PDF it will also include a photo tutorial. So you have a written, photo and video tutorial. All 3.


#3:Crochet Flat Bobble Scarf

#4: Traditional Crochet Seed stitch scarf

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CROCHET VIDEO How to do the Half Double Crochet (HDC)



Learn how to do the Half Double Crochet (HDC) using the video at the link below. It's the second shortest stitch. Its height is taller than a Single Crochet and shorter than the Double Crochet. 

How to do the Half Double Crochet:
Wrap yarn around hook 1 time. Insert hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops.

Video: http://youtu.be/-dABIsiHDky
You don't have to worry about turning chains with any HDC pattern.

On this video I chained 10. You will be doing 8 HDC's. That's because you are skipping 2 chains at the beginning of Row 1.

Instructions:
Hook Size: I

Row 1: Go into the 3rd chain from the hook and do 1hdc. Do 1hdc in each stitch across the row
(8 hdc)

Row 2: chain 2 ( Doesn't count as the first hdc) turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row. (8 hdc)

If you  have any questions feel free to leave a comment

Learn the Single Crochet

Learn the Double Crochet

Learn the Triple Crochet 



Heather

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CROCHET VIDEO: Cozy Warm Winter Flat Bobble Scarf


Crochet Flat Bobble Shell Scarf Pattern 
Video for the Flat Bobble Shell can be found at http://youtu.be/bDzQ0Esn93Q

This is a beautiful crochet pattern for a scarf. It will keep you warm in the fall or winter. It's made using a Flat Bobble Shell stitch. Yes flat, not the traditional ones. It has a beautiful texture. I like to do patterns that are easy enough for a beginner and is something different they can try. It's also great for someone who is experienced. 

You will be alternating between doing a row of the Flat Bobble Shells and a row of a group of 3 double.crochets. I know it's hard to see but it will make more sense when you start. It creates a lace type effect.

Uses a multiple of 4 + 3 chains.

Hook size:I
chain 23 
Swatch: 11 inches high and did 14 rows = 1 1/4 rows per inch
                7 inches wide= 3 1/4 sts per inches

Length: 56 inches long by 7 inches wide

Abbreviations
Bobble (all in the same stitch): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, Yo pull through. YO Pull through 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times then YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Bobble Shell = (Bobble, chain 3, Bobble) all in same stitch
YO = Yarn Over

TCH = the turning chain

Ch3sp = Stands for a chain 3 space

Pattern
Chain 
Row 1: Do 1dc in 4th chain from the hook. Do 1dc in each of the next 2 chains, *chain 1, skip 1, 1dc in each of the next 3 chains *repeat to last chain and do 1dc in it

NOTE: As you can see...you have groupings of 3dc's. You are doing a Bobble Shell in the center dc of each of those groupings. The exact instructions are written out. You are ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first here and throughout. Skip 1st dc, Do (Bobble, ch3, Bobble) in next
stitch *Skip 2dc, do Bobble shell in next dc * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc into TCH

Row 3: Chain 3, Do 3dc into 1st ch3sp. *chain 1, 3dc into next ch3sp * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc
into TCH

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as long as you want your scarf to be.

If you ever have any questions feel free to leave a comment. 

Again, video can be found at http://youtu.be/bDzQ0Esn93Q
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Thanks so much!!
Heather

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crochet Stitch Pattern: Single Raised Rib


Single Crochet Raised Rib 

Here is a single rib crochet pattern using Front Post Single Crochet. This is a ice tight pattern. If you were to use Front Post Double Crochets they are much looser. Easier to get your fingers caught in them. This is great for a scarf, baby blanket and much more.


Multiple of 3 +  3 stitches are needed so for me I did 6x3 = 18+3 = 21

I chained 21

Hook: I
Rows: 22
Size: 5 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch
             4 rows per inch

Abbreviations:
FPDC= Front Post Double Crochet - Do 1 Double Crochet around the stem of the NEXT stitch 2 rows below inserting your hook around the stem from right to left.

*  : Repeat the instructions between the asterisks

SC= Single Crochet

Row 1: Do 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook 1SC in each chain across the row (20 sc's made)

Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row. (20 sc's made)

Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 SC in each of the first 2 sts. *1FPDC around next sc 2 rows below. 1SC in each of the next 2 SC's.* Repeat the directions

Row 4: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 5: Chain 1, turn.  Do 1 SC in each of the first 2 sts. *1FPDC around the stem of the next FPDC 2 rows below, 1SC in each of the next 2 sc.*    Repeat across the row..

Repeat rows 4 and 5


If you're interested I have Crochet Videos on youtube. Go now by clicking here. Stay warm this winter!!


If you have any questions, please let me know!
Heather

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crochet Invisible Sewing Technique





The "Invisible Sewing Technique" video can be found here

One example using invisible sewing. One of my blankets, click here



Crocheted blankets are one of my favorite item to make. There are times when I don't want the sewing to show when finishing them. I don't make any of my blankets in 1 piece.  It gets to heavy having to flip the blanket over at the end of every row. Instead I make "columns" then I sew them side by side using this sewing technique. It also allows you to change colors if needed. 

For my Crochet playlist you can go here. They include many stitch patterns, scarfs etc.....

Go to my facebook page Crochet Den and click on Like

Let me know if you have any questions!
Heather

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crumpled Griddle Crochet Scarf, Video and Stitch Pattern



New Crochet Scarf


New Crumpled Griddle Crochet Scarf



This is a new pattern that I'm adding to the list of Winter scarfs and stitch patterns. This is a very simple but interesting stitch pattern. Great for a beginner. I wanted to show you a swatch using 2 yarns so you can see the pattern it makes.  It gives a great texture. If you're a beginner it's something different then just using the same basic stitch over and over again. 

After Row 1 you will be doing a Double Crochet in each Double Crochet from the previous row. You will also be doing a Single Crochet in each Single Crochet from the previous row. If you don't have the instructions with you that's an easy way to remember what to do.

Skill Level: Beginner
Yarn used: All Caron 1 Pound - Sage, Blue and Tan
Chain 19
Crochet Hook: I
Scarf Size: 6 inches by 56 inches

Blue/Tan Swatch
5 3/4th inch wide 
9 1/4th inches 

Gauge:
3.25 (3 1/4) stitches per inch
2.25 (2 1/4)rows per inch

Multiple of 2 + 3 chains are needed

Abbreviations:
* - *: Repeat the instructions between the astericks
ch = chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

PATTERN:
Row 1: Go into the 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st DC), *1SC in next chain, 1DC in the next chain* repeat between * and * til the end of the row.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1st DC) *1SC in the next stitch, do 1DC into the next stitch. * repeat between * and * til the end of the row, ending in the turning chain

Rep row 2

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Thanks so much! I hope you give it a try sometime.
Heather
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Twin Size Golden Lavender Traditional Granny Square Blanket



 
This is my newest Crochet, Twin Size, Traditional Granny Square blanket. I gathered all my favorite colors and made a blanket with them. It's great if you only have a small amount of yarn for some and have more in others. All the amount are below. I used Michael's yarn "Impeccible, Loops and Threads" and Caron 1-pound.

This granny square is great for beginners because you are only working in chain spaces. You don't have to worry about what stitch to work into.


                                      Instructions Here

NOTE:  I have the instructions written 2 ways. The first one you see below are with repeats. But if you are a beginner you may want to see the instructions without them. Just scroll past the first set.I've been crocheting since 2009 and I still like the instructions without the repeats. 

Yarn Brands and Amounts Used
I have everything calculated so you can see the amount of yarn I had to use for each one.

Quantity 18 Purple Shaded Granny Squares 
Row 1 and 2: Lilac, Caron, 1 Pound Yarn = 250ft = 83 yards
Rows 3 and 4: Lavender by Impeccible Yarn = 588 ft = 196 yards
Row 5 and 6: Dark Purple, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 924 ft = 308 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn 894 ft = 298 yards

Quantity 22 The Tan/Gold shaded Granny Squares
Rows 1 and 2: Off white, Caron 1 Pound = 305 ft = 101 yards
Row 3 and 4: Cream, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 718ft = 239 yards
Rows 5 and 6: Gold, Impeccible Yarn= 1131ft = 377 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn= 1092ft = 364 yards

This doesn't account for the yarn used in sewing the blanket together. 
SEWING: I did the whip stitch on the rows and Single Crochet sewing for the columns.Video's coming soon on how to do the sewing.


Size Entire Blanket: 80 x 46 inches
Size, Granny Square: 10 inches
Hook Size: Granny Squares = H/8/5.0mm (6 UK ) 

Abbreviations:
  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks
  • beg = beginning

Chain 5 and join to form a circle
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3, (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3)x3.and join at the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1) *In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1 * repeat * to * 3 times total. In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc). Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3, Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, *do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat * to * 3 times total. Finish by doing 3dc in the next ch1sp, ch1 and join by doing a slip stitch in the top of the beginning ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1) *Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)2 times [side made]* 3 times total.
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.


Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 5: Join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3. Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space and chain 1 [corner made]. *(3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times.
Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1* repeat from * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)3 times total. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg chain 3.

Yarn A
Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
*(3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times *. Repeat * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times . Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends


Below are Instructions completely written out without repeats

Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3,
(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3), (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3),(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3). Now join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1)
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc).
Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1,
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
Finish by doing 3dc in next ch1sp,ch1 and join doing a slip st.n the top of the beg ch3

Yarn B:You can weave the ends in, from row 3, while doing this row.
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1)
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1.

Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from Row 4
Row 5: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
    Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total
    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total and join with the top of the beginning
    chain 3
    Yarn A 
    You can weave the ends in, from Row 5
    Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
      (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1,
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times

      To finish do 2dc in the next ch1sp and join with the 3rd of the beginning chain 4
    Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do 3sc. When you made it all the way around join it in the top of the 1st sc. The reason for the 3sc in the corners, without a chain 1 in-between, is because when I sewed it I didn't want an empty space. 

    Cut yarn and weave in all ends
SEWING: I did the whip stitch for the rows and a single crochet sewing on the columns. Usually I do the Single Crochet technique for the whole blanket but I wanted to see what it would look like with the whip stitch.

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Thanks,
Heather