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Tadley's Diagonal Blanket

Crochet
May 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in in Tunisian Simple Stitch
5.5 mm (I)
1680 - 2000 yards (1536 - 1829 m)
Adjustable. Photographed sample is 36” (91.5 cm) square.
This pattern is available for free.

This double-ended crochet blanket looks great – but different – on both sides. It’s also crocheted on the bias, increasing towards the center and then decreasing until the end. After you reach the center point, each row is shorter than the one before it!

This blanket is very lush and thick, and works equally well as a playmat in the spring or a stroller blanket in the winter. Gauge isn’t critical, and it can be easily resized (though you may need more or less yarn).

Choose a flexible double-ended crochet hook or an interchangeable crochet hook with a long cord. (If you use an interchangeable hook but don’t have two hooks in the same size, you can always switch the positions of the hook and end cap at the beginning of each row where you slide loops and turn.)

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet
Double-ended crochet (stitches described in the pattern)
Increasing and decreasing (techniques described in the pattern)
Working in rows (for the main part of the blanket) and rounds (for the border)

Skill Level
Easy.

Finished Size
Adjustable. Photographed sample is 36” (91.5 cm) square.

Materials
King Cole Merino Blend Aran (100% superwash wool, 1.75 oz/50 g/88 yd/80 m) – 10 skeins each in Denim 778 (CA) and in Aran 776 (CB), or approximately 840-1,000 yd (770-915 m) in EACH of 2 colors in any medium/worsted weight yarn.

I/9 (5.5 mm) flexible double-ended crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
18 sts x 18 rows in Tss = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.