I used a single raised rib crochet pattern to create this blanket. I made 4 columns then sewed them side-by-side. Each rectangle is 9 inches by 7 inches and there are 5 in each coumn. The finished size is 40 x 35 inches. I used Caron 1 pd yarn. It's very soft. I used Lilac & Cream. I did a 2 row border after everything was competed and sewn togethor. I used a K hook and only had to chain 25. Your basically alternating 1 row of Half Double Crochets and 1 row of Front Post Stitches.
NEW FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS 8/3/13:
Weave all ends on the wrong side of your work.
I sewed the columns side by side. I do this because I don't like making them in 1 piece because it can get heavy.
To start I take 2 of the "columns" and put them face down. Thread your yarn needle and put it through the topside of your finished column, on the edge, and go through to the other column. Just "skim off the top" when you insert the yarn. You don't want to put your yarn needle through to the bottom or you WILL see the sewing and it won't be invisible.
Wait several inches before you pull the yarn tight. It's okay to have it loose at first. When I pull the yarn tight I put my palm down hard on the areas that you've sewn then pull it tight. If you don't it will cinch up.
Also, it's a nice technique in case you use multiple yarns in your blanket. You won't be able to see the yarn you're sewing with. It will be invisible on both sides.
I'm hoping to do a video on this sewing technique in Sept 2013...let me know if you have any questions in the mean time.
It's great for a baby blanket or just a lap afghan for your home.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Designed by Heather Gibbs