Thursday, September 9, 2010

Raised Rib Lilac-Cream Crochet Blanket


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

12 comments:

  1. How do I get the pdf file of this pattern without all the other stuff that is there?

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  2. To get the PDF follow the link to 4shared.com
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    Then click the down arrow once or twice and you will see a BIG blue button that says "Download Now". Then a 20 second count-down will start. After the just click the download button again.

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  3. Beautiful pattern!! What material and what stitch did you use to join the columns?

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  4. Beautiful Heather! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern....:)

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  5. How many chains to cover a couch one piece?

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  6. The gauge is 2.75 stitches per inch. For example if you need it to be 60 inches calculate 2.75 x 60 and you get 165. That is what you would have to chain to get that size. Just measure your couch and calculate it as mentioned.

    Heather

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  7. What would be the pattern for a baby blanket if I wanted to do the whole blanket rather than columns?

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    1. You can use the gauge to figure out how many chains you need to do and use the same pattern. The pattern has repeats and you just repeat until you get to the end of your row.

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  8. Hi heather,
    I just had an FYI for you. By using a slip stitch to join your strips, you would keep the rows consistent and hide the fact that it is made of strips.

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    1. On this blanket I wanted the sewing to be invisible. All the rows match up, their consistent. Every sewing technique has its own look and I've done almost all of then. I don't like the 1/2 inch ridge that that would create. It looks similar to a SC sewing.

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  9. My question is this, if you do not have a computer to print out the pattern, is there it another way to retrieved the pattern that you would like to have?

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  10. Mail it to you? If the internet is the only place it's posted then a computer would be needed to view it. If you want it mailed let me know at heatherg23@aol.com
    Thanks
    Heather

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