Safety Net Blanket by Gu'Chet

Safety Net Blanket

by Gu'Chet
Crochet
January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10.0 mm (N/P)
65” L X 42” W
US
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

FREE CROCHET BLANKET PATTERN (COPY BELOW OR DOWNLOAD PDF)

FINISHED SIZE
Varies
Showing in finished size: 65” L X 42” W

YARN
Weight - #4 Worsted
Color: Assorted
Qty: (2) Balls per color of any combination
Showing In: (2) balls each of 7 shades of gray/white

MATERIALS
Yarn needle

HOOK
US N15/(10.00mm)

ABBREVIATIONS
Beg = Begin
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue
Dc = Double crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single crochet
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)

PATTERN NOTES

STEP 1: BLANKET GRID

With 2 strands of color #1 joined together

Ch any EVEN number until you reach your desired width.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (sk sts count as 1 dc + ch 1), ch 1, skip next ch, 1 dc in next ch. Rep from to across to last ch. End with 1 dc in last ch (so 2 dc at end of row). Ending stitch count should be 2 less than original chain count.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn; skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Rep from to across to last ch-1 sp, dc in last ch-1 sp. End with 1 dc in top of ch 3. Rep row 2 for a total of 5 rows.

Switch to color #2 and work another 5 rows.

Cont to work in stitch pattern, switching colors every 6th row, until desired length is achieved.

Note: Length of blanket will grow considerably, as the stitches will stretch a lot.

You will end with a “grid-like” piece of work.

STEP 2: CREATING & WEAVING CHAINS
You’ll be creating longs chains that will be weaved through each ch-1 space.

With 2 strands joined together

A. Join yarn to last dc made at lower edge. Determine number of chains needed by using the following calculations: Beg chain count_ x 5 Rows = ____ (Ex: 100 chs X 5 rows = 500 chs).
B. Create long chain.
C. Fasten off.
D. Thread chain through yarn needle.
E. Weave chain, from left to right, under and over 5 rows, in ch-1 sps to create woven appearance.
F. Fasten off.

Note: After creating the 1st long chain, you’ll have a better of idea of the exact number of chains you’ll need. Add or omit chs as needed for the remaining 5 row blocks.

G. Add next color to last chain made and create next long chain.
H. Continue to create long chains and weave into ch-1 sps, until you’ve reached the end.

STEP 3: BORDER
A. Work one row of sc down both sides of blanket or any edging that you choose (Showing with an additional 5 rows down each side in white).

OPTIONS
1. If you have enough of (2) color left
over, use 1st color to create 5 more
rows to your blanket and the 2nd
color to create your chain.

  1. Use 1st color to create rows down
    long side of blanket (See: White rows down both sides of my blanket) and
    the 2nd color to create your chain

  2. If you have enough of EACH color left over, add fringes to each ch-1 space on short ends of blanket. Remember:
    The goal is to use up all your scrap yarn!

STEP 4: FINISHING
Sew in loose ends.