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Stitch Pattern Sampler Blanket
Each time I open a stitch dictionary, I see a new stitch pattern that I want to try. There are so many possible textures that can be created with crochet – the combinations are endless. This blanket was inspired by a series of swatches worked in the summer of 2011, a summer which seemed to also include a parade of new babies in my circle of family and friends. Since I spend a lot of time crocheting on the go while my kids climb on the playground, I decided that a blanket made up of squares that could fit in my bag was the best strategy for being productive.The blanket as designed is made up of 24 squares using 4 colors and 6 different stitch patterns. If you need a larger blanket for a bigger kid or for yourself, all you need to do is make more squares!Pattern Writing: The directions for each square is both written in words and charted. A close up of each completed square is included in the pattern as well.
Basic crochet stitches, a variety of decrease stitches, a spike stitch, a bobble and crocheting into the back loop.
The prescribed number of stitches and length in the pattern should produce a square that is 5” (13 cm) x 5” (13 cm) pre-blocking. To open up and relax the stitch patterns, each square should be blocked to 5.5” (14 cm) x 5.5” (14 cm).
It would also be possible to produce larger squares by using a larger hook or make smaller squares using a smaller hook and thinner yarn. As long as all of the squares are blocked to the same size, the blanket will work out well.
Sample is shown in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Based on a few swatches I’ve made, good substitutions would be Cascade 220 Superwash, Dream in Color Classy, or your favorite washable worsted weight wool, wool-blend, cotton-blend or acrylic yarn.