My friend is having her first baby after many years of heartache, and I was so excited for her that I decided to crochet his first blankie. She’s nicknamed him Bumpy, so I’ve decided to call this Bumpy’s Blankie.
Inspired by little woolie’s Mixed Stitch Blanket, and using the yarn I got from Deramores, I created my own. I started with a granny stripe. I have to say that this blanket is for a little boy, but I felt the need to break up the blues and greens with the red/pinks. I think it looks good, no?
Chain 150 stitches.
1 row of dc.
1 row granny stripe. Then using the nine colors I chose, I did two rows each of the granny stripe, with the last row being all dc.
Then I flipped the blanket over, and using the second color on the starting chain, I sc loosely across the row. Cut yarn, but do not turn work. Using new color, sc across.
Notice that the sides seem to not add up, but when I counted my stitches, I had 150. This seemingly wonky side will be fixed when I block the blanket.
Next, I flipped the blanket over and did 1 row of sc, then 1 row of *dc 4, then front post double crochet. Repeat from * to the end. Repeat these two rows alternating color 3 times.
Next, I used the Wave and Chevron Stitch I found on little woolie’s blog. I couldn’t read the pattern instructions from the picture in her blog, but I could see the chart very well. I just followed it. Below is row 1 of the pattern.
The sc 3tog part:
The Wave and Chevron Stitch is bordered by a a row of sc in yellow. The next bit is something I found online also, but I didn’t keep track of where I found it.
Row 1 – dc.
Row 2 – ch 4, *skip next 2 st, dc 4 in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 st, dc, ch 1. Repeat from *
Row 3 – ch 5, *dc 4 tog, ch 2, dc. Repeat
Rows 4 and 5 – dc with different color.
Next, I echoed the preceding patterns and ended with Crochet Geek’s Crochet Cluster V Stitch. I put a dc border all around the blanket.
The yarn used: Stylecraft Special DK in the following colors: aster, pomegranate, saffron, turquoise, aspen, fondant, cloud blue, meadow, and sherbet.
What do you think? Think Bumpy will like it?
Now, if only I could get myself to the post office and mail it!