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Super Easy Crochet Baby Blanket in Plump DK

January 30, 2015

This really is a very quick and simple baby blanket.  It is a basic chevron pattern, but to add some texture I have worked into the back loop of each stitch on every third row.

I have used 6 skeins of Plump DK:  Gooseberry Fool, Pistachio Ice Cream,Fondant fancy,  Clotted cream, Peppermint Cream and Bon Bon (1 skein of each colour). Used in this order.  I have managed to get 9 rows out of each skein.

To start:

Ch 117 (the stitch pattern is simply a multiple of 13)

Row 1: 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each of the next 3ch, *work 3trs into the next ch (this is the increase), 1tr into each of the next 5ch, skip 2ch (this is the decrease), 1tr into each of the next 5ch, repeat from * to the end (finishing with 1tr into each of the last 5ch) Turn

Row 2: Sl St into the 1st st and into the 2nd st (this is where you start your next row), ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into each of the next 4sts, *3trs into the next st, 1tr into each of the next 5 sts, skip the next 2 sts, 1 tr into each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * to the end. NB you should be working your increase into the middle stitch from the increase from the the row below, the decrease should be around the decrease from the row below. Also note that you do not work into the top of ch3 from the previous row.

Row 3: Repeat row 2, working into the back loop only (BLO) of each st.

Continue repeating row 2. Work into the BLO on every third row. When you change colour you do not need to sl st into the 2nd st along just join your yarn into the 2nd st.