This crochet rustic country blanket is a great project to work on while you are staying home. I am staying home and glad to have my yarn stash. It is easy to go shopping in your own yarn to pick out a few skeins to make a blanket.
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- Using Your Yarn Stash
- Varying the Color Rows for a Modern Look
- Crochet Double V-Stitch Tutorial
- Crochet Border Information
- Video Tutorial for Crochet Border
- Changing the Size
- Row 1
- Row 2 – 94
- Finishing Before the Crochet Border
- Crochet Border Directions
Using Your Yarn Stash
To be honest, until this past year, I was lucky if I had 5 skeins of yarn at my house. However, that changed this past year. It seems there was always a sale on yarn or something caught my eye while shopping. I know…I cannot get through a store without taking a little peek at the yarn!
There are now 8 plastic containers of yarn in my laundry room. Now that we have the “stay-at-home” order in Wisconsin, I am so happy that there is that yarn store tucked away. The yarn used to make this rustic country blanket was already in my stash.
I hope this will inspire you to pair up some pretty yarn from your stash and make a blanket. It just feels so good to be doing something useful and crocheting keeps my mind from worry.
Varying the Color Rows for a Modern Look
If you look closely at the rows of color used in this throw, you will see that some are wider than others. This was the design plan from the beginning. The pattern starts out with 4 rows of bone colored yarn, then 3 rows of light country blue yarn, and the bone color yarn completes the set with 2 rows. In keeping with the color changes at rows 4, 3, and 2. The next color would be 4 rows of light country blue, and so on. As you can see, this lends itself well to a modern country chic blanket.
Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern
I wanted to have a pattern that did not have much counting once the first row was done. This crochet blanket really was very easy to complete and it was rather quick to make too.
Crochet Double V-Stitch Tutorial
If you are new at crocheting, here is a video that shows how to work the Double Crochet V-Stitch.
Here is the tutorial for a right hand crocheter.
The left hand crochet tutorial can be found here.
Crochet Border Information
If you are new to crochet, sometimes adding on a border can be a bit challenging to get started. However, the crochet border on this rustic country blanket can be done using the single crochet and half double crochet stitches.
Additionally, if you are not sure how to crochet those stitches, here are a few crochet tutorials that may help you.
Detailed in the close-up photo below is the crochet border. Start with the bone yarn for one round of single crochet, then add two rounds of half double crochet. Switch to the light country blue and continue with another round of the half double crochet. End with the bone yarn and one last round of half double crochet.
Video Tutorial for Crochet Border
Directions: Crochet Rustic Country Blanket
Because I am using a larger crochet hook from what the yarn normally calls for, the gauge is 9 stitches per 4 inches. However, gauge is not critical in this pattern. Why did I use a larger crochet hook? I wanted the blanket to have a bit more of a lose and lacy crochet stitch feel and pattern to it.
Without the border, the blanket is 30 inches wide X 46 inches long. With the border, the blanket is 35 inches wide X 50 inches long.
Changing the Size
Of course to make this longer or shorter, increase or decrease the rows. In order to make this blanket narrower or wider, increase or decrease the initial stitch count by 2. Any even number will work for this crochet pattern.
Size J Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL ST – Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
Begin: chain 100
In the 4th ST, complete 2 DC. [SK 1, 2 DC in next ST] Repeat between [ ] across. End with a DC in last ST. Turn
Row 2 – 94
CH 3, [2 DC between the previous row DCs] Repeat between [ ] across. End with a DC in last ST. Turn
Finishing Before the Crochet Border
Weave in the yarn ends and cut off the excess yarn.
Crochet Border Directions
Join the Bone Yarn. SC in each ST around with 3 SC in each corner ST. when done, join with a SL ST to the first SC. (Note: on doing the SC on the sides. I did one SC in each CH 3 SP, and a SC in each ST SP. This helped make sure that the foundation round of SC was evenly spaced on the sides).
Continuing with the bone yarn. CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in the corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the initial CH 2.
Change to the light country blue yarn. CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in the corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the initial CH 2.
Change to the bone yarn. CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in the corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the initial CH 2.
Weave in the yarn ends and cut off the excess yarn.
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