I used a Single Raised Rib stitch (front post stitch) to make this blanket. I made 6 columns then sewed them by side. I can't make a blanket in 1 piece. It's just to heavy to keep flipping a blanket every time I'm done with a row. I did make it extra long, made for a long twin.
For the finishing you can see a video on how to do Invisible Sewing you can go here.
Each Rectangle is 8 inches x 13 inches (each color block)
Finished Size: 32 inches by 65 inches (long twin)
Hook Size: K
Yarn: Caron 1 pound (Lilac, Sage, Purple)
Skill Level: Beginner
• Half Double Crochet – Used on every Wrong Side row.
• FPDC(Front post double crochet) – Yarn over (like a double crochet) insert hook around stem of the next stitch 2 rows below it. Only used on the Right Side rows.
Gauge: 2.75 inches per inch and 2 Rows per inch
* - * Repeat the instructions between them
Foundation Chain: 22
(RS) Row 1: Go into the 3rd chain from the hook and do 1hdc, do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row (20 hdc’s)
(WS) Row 2 : chain 2, turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row (20 hdc’s)
Row 3: chain 2, turn. Do 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches *Do 1 FPDC around the next stitch 2 rows below, Do 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat (6 raised ribs)
Row 4: chain 2, turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 for the entire blanket
FINISHING: (photo below shows the movement of the yarn)
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. Just like your weaving your ends in. You don't want it to be seen on the other side.
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.
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