This classy crochet textured blanket in blue adds a subtle personality to a modern home decor. Small accents can brighten and finish off the look of areas throughout your home. This crochet blanket has lovely texture that is easy to achieve.
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Home Decorating in Blue
According to Better Homes & Gardens, blue can be used in a wide variety of ways.
In a neutral living room, a blue throw or pillow can add subtle personality to a sofa. The brightness of the blue can draw the eye in that direction.
Quickly pull a room together using various hues of a color such as blue. Imagine this crochet throw over the red chair on the right. This would pull that right into the room.
Modernize Traditional Living Spaces
Blue is a classic color, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Bright splashes of color and patterns can help modernize traditional spaces.
Clean and Classy Style
Light blue, brown, and beige create a sophisticated palette. Blue is a primary color; therefore, blue is an easy, no-fail decorating strategy to use. I think this blanket would be lovely thrown over the chair near the window.
Double Crochet V-Stitch Cluster
This pattern has alternating rows of double crochet; then the double crochet v-stitch cluster. Because I knew that I wanted to add a crochet border onto this blanket, I started off with the no chain double crochet as my foundation row rather than chains. If you are not familiar with this method of starting off your crochet, you can view the video on how this is done. This is a nice way to start a blanket if you have ever had the beginning chain stitch pull a bit looser than you would like when adding the crochet border.
Crochet Stitches for Afghan
This afghan begins with the no-chain double crochet. If this is a new crochet technique for you, no worries, there is a video link just below. Additional crochet stitches such as the double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, and the double v-stitch cluster are used in this crochet blanket. However, do not let this scare you. There are a number of crochet stitch tutorial videos for you here. The videos showing me working this pattern and doing the first few rounds of the crochet border are after the written pattern below. The videos after the written pattern are for both left and right hand crocheters.
Video for the No-Chain Double Crochet
Crochet Border with Lots of Texture
The crochet border has lots of texture just like the blanket itself. This is done with the half double crochet and single crochet. Very easy to achieve. I just love how clean and pretty this is.
Close up of Crochet Border Stitches
Below is a photo of the border of this blanket. Notice the lovely texture and the vertical lines created by the stitch pattern too. I love the feel of this blanket. It was a pleasure to make.
The pattern for the blanket is alternating rows of double crochet and the double crochet v-stitch cluster. Continuing onto the border, which starts with one round of single crochet. This provides a nice foundation to work the rest of the rounds of the crochet border. Rounds two through four uses the white yarn, round 5 uses the grey, and the blue yarn frames the entire afghan as the last round of crochet.
The blanket is 60 inches long and 52 inches wide measured with the crochet border.
Gauge is 13 stitches to every 4 inches. In order to make the blanket wider or narrower, the blanket it worked in multiples of 3 plus 5. This means my blanket that was started with 131 no-chain double crochet stitches is: 3 X 42 = 126 + 5 = 131.
The blanket color rows are repeated throughout.
- 5 rows of Sky Blue
- 2 rows of Grey Heather
- 3 rows of White
Repeat these 10 color rows 8 times for a total of 80 rows.
Then end with an additional 5 rows of the Sky Blue. I feel like this helps make the blanket symmetrical.
Therefore, there are a total of 85 rows to this blanket before the crochet border is added.
Directions: Classy Crochet Textured Blanket in Blue
Double Crochet 2 Together:
Work 2 DC in same space or stitch, leaving last loop of each Dc on the hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops.
Double Crochet V-Stitch Cluster:
Work (DC2Tog, ch1, DC2Tog) into same stitch.
No Chain Double Crochet:
CH 4, YO insert hook into the first CH, YO draw yarn through the one loop. YO draw yarn through two loops. Yo draw yarn through the last two loops. Remember, there is a video tutorial showing how to work this stitch pattern above.
White Caron One Pound 1 3/4 skeins or 1,421 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.
Sky Blue Caron One Pound 1 skein or 812 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.
Grey Heather Red Heart Super Saver 1 skein or 482 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.
Size J Crochet Hook 6.0 MM
Yarn Needle to sew in the yarn ends
CH= Chain Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
DC2Tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
Begin with Sky Blue-see below for color rows.
Begin with No Chain Double Crochet 131.
CH 3, SK 1 (DC2Tog, CH 1, DC2Tog), SK 2, [ (DC2Tog, CH 1, DC2Tog), SK 2] Repeat between the [ ] until 2 stitches remain. SK 1, DC in last ST. Turn.
CH 3, DC in each ST across. Turn
Rows 4 – 85
Alternate between Row 2 and Row 3.
Row 1-5 Sky Blue
Rows 6-7 Grey heather
Rows 8-10 White
Repeat this color pattern 8 times.
Add another 5 rows of the Sky Blue.
End at Row 85 or desired size.
The detail of the pattern and colors for each row is shown below.
Just Look at That Texture!
Using the White yarn, SC in each ST. with 3 SC in each corner. Work 2 SC in each DC space on the sides. End with SL ST into 1st SC.
CH 2, SC in same ST. [SK 1 ST, HDC, SC in next ST] Repeat between [ ] around. In each corner ST work 3 HDC. End with SL ST into top CH of first CH 2 SP.
As the corner stitches are added, I eased those into the HDC, SC pattern.
Crochet Border Colors
Begin with white for the SC
White Rounds 2-4
Grey Heather Round 5
White Round 6
Sky Blue Round 7
Left Hand Videos for Classy Crochet Textured Blanket in Blue
Right Hand Videos for Classy Crochet Textured Blanket in Blue
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