Saturday, 6 October 2018

The Blanket Stitch - Crochet Tutorial

The crochet blanket stitch is such a versatile pattern and can be used to create many items not just blankets.  You can use this stitch pattern to create hats, scarves, hot water bottle covers anything you can think of, just use the hook size recommended on your yarn ball band.  This is a stitch tutorial only, if you are looking for the Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket pattern you can find it here...

The Blanket Stitch



 US terms are used throughout

Abbrieviations
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sp - space
sk - skip
st(s) - stitch(s)

Foundation chain loosely make a ch as wide as you would like your project to be, a multiple of 3 +1


Row 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *sk2, sc in next ch, 2dc in same ch* repeat from *to* until last 3 st's, sk2, sc in last ch.  Turn.


Row 2 ch3, dc in 1st st, *sk2, sc in next st, 2dc in same st* repeat from *to* until last 2 st's, sc in sp between ch3 and dc of last round.  Turn.


Repeat row 2 until piece measures desired length.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

This stitch pattern creates nice neat edges so there is no need for a border, unless you want to add one of course.  You could add a row of simple shells like this baby blanket...


As there has been so much interest in this silver and pink blanket you can now find the full pattern here... or a printable PDF version is also available in my Etsy Store...


The stitch pattern works up great using yarn cakes too.  I made these ones with Caron Cakes.



A printable pattern for the Caron cakes blanket can be found in both my Etsy and Ravelry stores.



I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and please be sure to share your makes on my Facebook page or Instagram using #lullabylodge.

See you soon

Catherine
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44 comments:

  1. Love the texture of the stitch - will write it on my list!

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    1. Is your list anything like mine? I wonder if I will ever make half the things I would like to...

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  2. Nice tight stitch, and easy to do.will post when done.

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    1. Thank you. Look forward to seeing your photos...

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  3. What size hook do you use and how many foundation chains do you suggest for an afghan?

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    1. Hi Lucinda, your hook size will depend on which yarn you are using, just use the size recommended on the ball band. You would then make your starting chain as wide as you would like your blanket making sure it is a multiple of 3+ 1 stitch...

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  4. How many skiers of each color yarn did you use for these above blankets?

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  5. I used 2 balls of Caron Cakes or 2 balls of each colour Stylecraft Special aran for the pink and grey blanket...

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  6. I love this pattern but am having great difficulty with the instructions. Do you mean that we do the single
    Crochet and 2 double crochets (3total) in the same stitch? I am looking toward to hearing from you so I can make this beautiful blanket. Thank you.

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    1. Yes that's right Jill, all into the same stitch as you can see in the photo. Sometimes it helps to click on the photos to get a better look as they zoom in a bit... Good luck with your blanket.

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  7. This blanket is beautiful. I only wish there was more details in the instructions. For instance, the hook size, the amount of yarns and most important details on the changing of yarns. Helpful points for the next time. Thank you for sharing your work.

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    1. Hi Carmen I'm sorry you feel there is not enough information for you this post was only meant as a stitch tutorial and not a blanket pattern, designed to show you the basic stitch and then for you to use your imagination to create anything you like. My blanket patterns do all have much more detailed information. As this tutorial has been so popular perhaps I should write up the full pattern for it. Thank you for taking the time to comment and I hope you visit again soon...

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    2. I thought the instructions were great and anyone that crochets or knit's knows the yarn and needle size are on your material that your using, unless of course your a beginner, then and only then are there no dumb questions. It's a beautiful blanket.

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    3. Have you made the actual pattern? If so where can I find it! Thank you!

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    4. I am hoping to write this up when I get the time. I will be sure to post a link to the pattern once I do...

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  8. Thank you for the instructions to this stitch. I saw the lovely pink, white and grey blanket then briefly read the instructions which seem quite straightforward (but I won't really know untilI I try it!). It's so simple and the effect is beautiful - mine is striped but with a minty green theme for a friend's baby. It'll take me a while as the wool is quite thin and I'm using a 3.5mm hook - but it will be beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, I would love to see your finished blanket...

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  9. so when usi g multiples of 3 say 99 is the + 1 done one time or after evry third stitch

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    1. Hi Isch99, just once so you would chain 100...

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  10. This is a beautiful pattern. I’ve so far done 3 rows and with your instructions it’s started off lovely. Thanks so much for sharing xxx

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    1. You're welcome Jennie, I'm glad you are enjoying the tutorial...

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  11. What color choice did you use in the Caron Cakes yarn?

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  12. Hi Vern, I used Rainbow Sherbet and Cake Pop

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  13. Your instructions were great and the blanket is beautiful

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  14. Now I know what to make with the Caron Cakes yarn! I love this stitch pattern; simple but pretty.

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    1. I love working with yarn cakes, no need to change colours...

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  15. Can you tell me the size of the pink, grey and white blanket? Looks like u used 2 skeins of each color.

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    1. I'm sorry I made the blanket such a long time ago I don't remember. I have ordered yarn to make another one and am intending on writing up a full pattern. I would say 2 balls of each colour sounds about right...

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  16. that's a really pretty blanket you done a great job.

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  17. Is there a pattern for this yet?

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    1. I'm working on the pattern for the pink and silver blanket at the moment. I will post here as soon as it is ready...

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  18. how did you do the shell stitch on the blanket, i have made the blanket but need to know how to do the shell stitch edging for it

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    1. I used the Simple Shell Edging pattern which you can find here https://lullabylodge.blogspot.com/2018/06/crochet-tutorial-how-to-add-simple.html

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  19. I love how the blanket looks and want to make it for my grandchild who is due in October. When you start the blanket and do the first two rows, do you change color and the whole pattern is just doing the second row. And then changing the yarn with a different color after every two rows.

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    1. I'm not sure which blanket you are referring to. Two of the blankets shown are made with Caron Cakes so you don't need to change colours, for the other blanket, the colours are changed every 4 rows. You can find the full pattern for the Sweet Dreams blanket here...

      https://lullabylodge.blogspot.com/2019/04/sweet-dreams-baby-blanket-free-crochet.html

      Enjoy!

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  20. What edging is used in the brown blanket and pink/orange blanket please?

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    1. I think that was just hdc clusters into the spaces.

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  21. What edge is on the pink/orange blanket? Looks the same as the brownish one.

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  22. Could I possibly use Bernal softee baby chunky for this pattern?

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    1. Hi Jean, yes you could, you would need to use a bigger hook though. Just use the hook size recommended on the yarn ball band.

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