I have a pattern for you!
I have completed my lapghan, that I posted about previously, and am very excited to share it with all of you!
Here it is.
I love it!
I had mentioned before that I was debating about throwing some color into the border, and I decided on yellow. I had a bunch of it leftover and I thought that color would look the best with all of that white. I started to do a picot edging on top of the scalloped edge in yellow, but I got about a quarter of the way down one edge and I decided that it really didn’t enhance the blanket any, so I took it out and declared the lapghan to be finished!
The border was a lot of fun. I did a single crochet (sc) stitch with the yellow all the way around the blanket, switched back to the white and then sc in the back loops of the yellow sc – that gives the yellow row that braided look. I did use the pattern for the border that I had shared at the end of my previous post as an inspiration and followed that pattern for the rows of double crochet (dc), but decided on a scalloped edge instead of a picot edge.
The only thing I’m not too happy with, is the bottom edge of the blanket before the row of yellow… The sc in that bottom edge really stretched the foundation chain and put big ol’ holes in it and makes it look like the yarn could break at any moment…
I put 2 sc in the chain-spaces along that edge, rather than putting a sc into each chain. I wonder if the holes wouldn’t have been there had I done the latter… Any fellow crochet-ers have any thoughts on that?
Since I only pulled inspiration from a couple of patterns and pieced this blanket together myself, I wrote up a pattern and I want to share it with all of you! For the yellow yarn under the “Materials” section of the pattern, I put 5 yards, but I’m really not sure on the actual length of yarn it took to sc around the whole blanket, so it’s just a guess! It could be more, it could be less.
Please leave a comment with any questions about the pattern! This is the first pattern I’ve written that I’ve shared with others and I want to make sure that it makes sense to all of you, so I want to hear from you about how the pattern reads and how it works out!
Here is where I got the pattern for the Primrose Stitch.
Here is where I got the pattern for the border.
Measures: 34” x 32.5”
Worsted weight yarn:
- White: 20oz
- Yellow: 5 yards
Hook size: 5.5mm (I)
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Work in multiples of 3 +2
- Ch: chain
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Hdc: half-double crochet
- St: stitch
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Sp: space
- Rnd: round
R1: (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in 3rd ch from hook. *Skip next 2 ch, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch. Repeat from * across, ending with 1hdc in last ch. Turn.
R2: Ch 3, *3dc in next ch-2 sp (shell made). Repeat from * across, ending with 1dc in top of turning ch. Turn.
R3: Ch 2, *(1sc, ch2, 1sc) in 2nd dc of next shell. Repeat from * across, ending with 1hdc in top of turning ch.
Repeat rows 2-3 until you reach 70 rows (or desired length), ending in R2 of stitch pattern.
R71: Ch2, *1sc in 2nd dc of next shell, ch2. Repeat from * across until last shell. 1sc in 2nd dc, ch1, 1sc in top of turning ch.
Rnd1: Change to yellow. Sc around, working evenly down the sides and working 2sc in the ch sp’s along top and bottom of blanket. 3sc in each corner. Sl st in starting sc.
Rnd2: Change back to white. Ch1 and sc in back loop of every sc of previous rnd. Sl st in starting sc.
Rnd3: Ch3, skip 2 sc, *(dc, ch2, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * around, working [ ( )’s, ch2, ( )’s] in each corner. For starting corner: ( )’s, ch2, dc, ch2, sl st in top of starting ch3. Sl st in next ch-2 sp.
Rnd4: Ch4 (counts as starting dc and ch-2 sp), dc in same space. *(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around, working ( )’s once in each corner. End rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch.
Rnd5: Repeat Rnd4 and work [ ( )’s, ch2, ( )’s] in each corner.
Rnd6: Ch1, *3dc in ch2 sp, sc in sp between dc’s. Repeat from * around. Sl st in starting ch. Finish off.
Weave in ends.