Abacus Blanket by Susan Carlson

Abacus Blanket

June 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
1400 - 1450 yards (1280 - 1326 m)
Sample blanket with border: 34 in X 37 in (86.5 cm X 94 cm) but can be made any dimensions
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The pattern PDF is available on Etsy here.

These nifty little “mock bullion” stitches in rainbow hues definitely remind me of those colorful wooden math helpers you find in children’s school rooms. I’m a fan of the look of a bullion stitch, I just find there is no rhythm and joy in working them. But this nifty little “mock bullion” stitch is super easy (plus, I include a bunch of pictures of how to do it) in the thoroughly tested and detailed written pattern.

One of my testers, Lorrie, said this about the pattern:

“Ok let me just start with…mind blown!!!! What an awesome stitch! The pattern read correctly and easily. Your instructions and pictures make me feel like I can do anything!”

The pattern includes:
~complete materials section including yarn colors/quantities used in the sample
~notes, abbreviations, and special stitches sections
~detailed written pattern (standard US terms)
~bonus picture section (no need to print to complete the blanket as written) for a little extra help, if needed
~multiples number to adjust dimensions of your blanket

Suggested materials: (but you can use any yarn colors/weight you wish)
~I (5.5mm) hook
~17 colors worsted weight yarn (1 skein each color) with 3 skeins of contrasting/border color

Skill level: intermediate only because of some interesting stitches/placement but with the pictures included could be worked by an ambitious beginner

Written in standard US crochet terms.

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