Hydrangea Stripe Blanket by Lucy of Attic24
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Hydrangea Stripe Blanket

Crochet
April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4593 - 4812 yards (4200 - 4400 m)
120 cm x 170 cm
UK
This pattern is available for free.

This is my pattern for a very simple but beautiful striped blanket which has oodles of surface texture and a lovely dense feel. Despite the complex look of the stitch pattern, I promise you this is very easy crochet using two simple stitches to create a series of stacking shells. I would go so far as to say this is one of the easiest patterns I’ve ever come up with which makes it a perfect project for beginners embarking on their first blanket journey, or for those of us who really, really just love to zone out a little whilst working up some easy, rhythmic rows of colour.

PATTERN INFORMATION

♥ I have used the Hydrangea yarn pack (15 x 100g balls of Stylecraft Special DK) worked on a 4 mm hook to make my Hydrangea Stripe Blanket. The colours are as follows:

♥ Violet ♥ Denim ♥ Cypress ♥ Mocha ♥ Pale Rose ♥ Grape ♥ Storm Blue ♥ Meadow ♥ Vintage Peach ♥ Mushroom ♥ Raspberry ♥ Duck Egg ♥ Pistachio ♥ Camel ♥ Parma Violet ♥

♥ These 15 balls are enough to make a single bed size blanket with a finished size of approx. 4ft x 6ft / 120 cm x 170 cm.

♥ If you crochet loosely, you will need to make sure that your starting chain and first row measures roughly 120cm otherwise you will need more than 15 x 100g balls. It’s fine to reduce your starting chain to achieve the correct size, just remember to make your starting chain a multiple of 4, plus an extra 2.

♥ If you wish to make the blanket bigger ie to fit a double / king size bed, you will need to increase the number of stitches in your starting chain…..the starting chain should always be a multiple of 4, plus an extra 2. You will also need to purchase extra yarn if you make a bigger size.