I made this baby blanket for a friend of mine. It's a very basic pattern. I only used Half Double Crochets. It's definetly a pattern a beginner could do. I used a K hook and used a foundation chain of 24. This baby blanket is made up of 12 squares. Each is 9 inches by 9 inches. I made 3 columns and sewed them side by side. Each column will have 4 squares. Just change colors when you reach the 9 inches.
I added a very easy crochet trim on this blanket. All you have to do is alternate *1Double Crochet in the next stitch, and 2 Double Crochet in the next st.* Except for the corners do 3 stitches in each one.
This is the Puff Stitch in the finished size of 9 in by 6. It's made lengthwise. I made this for a charity that used 9x6 inch sections. That's why I created this size. You can use the gauge to see what size you need.
Gauge: 2.25 rows per inches and 3 stitches per inch
Hook: I Chain 27 Rows: 14
Yarn: Red Heart
YO, insert hook in next st, (YO, pull up a loop) 4 times, then YO, and draw through all loops on hook
Other Stitches Used:
Half Double Crochet
Foundation Row: Do 1HDC in 3rd chain from hook and do 1 HDC in each stitch across the row.
Row 1: chain 2, turn.do 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, Do 1 Puff Stitch in next stitch, *Do 1 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, 1 Puff stitch in next stitch* end with 1 HDC in each of the last 2 stitches
Row 2: chain 2, turn…do 1HDC in each stitch across the row
Row 3: chain 2, turn…Do 1HDC in each of the next 5 stitches, *Do 1 puff stitch in next st, Do 1 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches* repeat 4 times
Row 4: repeat row 2
Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern until you reach 8 ½ inches then repeat row 2 to end and fasten off. We want 2 rows of HDC's at the beginning and at the end so when they crochet the afghan they don't run into Puff stitches. Weave in all ends
I really like the seed stitch. I used 2 colored yarns so you can see how the stitch looks. I made a full size blanket/afghan with it. You can find the afghan HERE.
Size: 6 in by 9 in
Hook Size: I Yarn: Red Heart, Turquoise and White Rows: 21 Gauge: 2.83 stitches per inch 2.33rows per inch Repeat * to * Pattern: Chain 17 or any odd number Pattern:
Row 1: do 1 SC in second chain from hook,* 1 DC in next chain, 1 SC in the next chain* Repeat across the row
Row 2: chain 1, turn… skip 1st stitch (normally you don't but for this pattern you have an "empty" stitch every other stitch), *1SC and 1DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch* repeat across the row. When you have 2 stitches left skip 1 and 1sc and 1dc in the last stitch
This is a staggered bobble crochet pattern. You are going to chain 25 stitches and it's made length-wise. It measures 9 x 6 inches. It's a very easy pattern. I made it this size for a charity but you can make it any size you would like.
YO, insert hook into next stitch, pull through, YO, Pull through 2 loops
YO, insert hook (in same stitch), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook)
YO, insert hook (in same stitch), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook)
YO, insert hook (in same stitch), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops
YO pull through all 5 loops
If your bobble isn't as pronounced as you would like it you can do a single crochet after each bobble. It would replace the Half Double Crochet you would normally make. It makes a tighter fit.
Pattern: Row 1: Do 1 Hdc in third chain from hook, and do 1 Hdc in each stitch across the row (23 Hdc's) Row 2, 6, 10, 13: chain 2 turn, do 1 Hdc in each stitch across the row
Row 3, 7, 11: chain 2 turn, *Do 1 Hdc in the first 3 stitches, MB* repeat *-* and end with MB and the 3 Hdc's (4 bobbles)
Row 4, 8, 12: chain 2 turn, do 1 Hdc in each stitch across the row
Row 5, 9: chain 2 turn, Do 1 Hdc in the first 5 stitches, MB, *1 Hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, MB* repeat *-* and end with 5HDC's The pattern repeats rows 2-5 but I wanted 2 rows of Half Double Crochets at the beginning and at the end.