So, I have been doing a lot of sorting and tidying today, trying to get ready to (hopefully) move house. Whilst i was tidying my unhealthily large yarn collection i came across my first ever crochet project.
I only learnt to crochet last summer and was told by my good friend Lyndsey (from Wibbling Wools) that a good project to do would be the so called “Nancy Blanket”.
Now, Nancy is another friend of mine and she makes these amazing blankets, AND she has very kindly said I can share it here. 🙂
So, this is my blanket so far:
Looks weird, right? Well. Goodness inly knows what is going on in the bottom bit – that is where i started – but the top bit is the bit you need to look at!
This is the bestest, easiest blanket pattern EVER!
How to do it;
Using British crochet terminology.
TC – treble crochet
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Base chain: multiples of 4 plus 6 – my base chain for my blanket is 166 stitches (40×4 +6) and I worked 163 stitches with aran weight yarn (10 ply/worsted weight) on a 7.5mm hook.
set up row: TC into 3rd ch from the hook, TC into next 2 chains, ch1 missing the next base chain stitch, [TC into next 3 chains, ch 1 missing the next base chain stitch] until only 3 chains remain, TC3. Turn work.
1) [chain 3, sl st into ch space on row below] repeat to last 3 stitches, ch 3, sl st in to top of last stitch. Turn work.
2) ch 3 (counts as first TC), 2 TC around the chain stitches on the row below, ch 1, [TC 3 around the chain stitches on the row below, ch 1] until last chain section, TC 2 around chain stitches, TC1 into the last ch stitch.
Keep repeating rows 1 and 2 until you reach the desired blanket length!
A better example might be this beautiful blanket being crocheted by Lyndz (of Wibbling Wools World)