The Alpine Blanket by Jerica Tompkins

The Alpine Blanket

Crochet
September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 2.5 rows = 1 inch
in DC-FPDC-DC X FPDC row - SC row- half FPDC row
5.5 mm (I)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available in U.S. and U.K. crochet terms. Once you purchase the pattern you will have the option to download the version that you prefer.

You can now make the alpine in a variety of sizes from a basic baby banket appr. 30” X 36” all the way up to a King size blanket!

How to have success while making the Alpine Blanket

Due to the nature of post stitches and the variety of crocheter’s tension and preference I recommend that you do a sample swatch prior to starting the blanket pattern. If you notice that the blanket is curling, then there are a few things that you can do to alleviate that. You could continue and block the blanket after it is completed. You could try adjusting your tension by using a bigger hook size. Or, you could replace the FPDC with a FPTR (front post triple crochet) as shown in the video.
If you want to do stripes like me, simply do 10 vertical bars in color A and 7 vertical bars in color B. Also, be sure to change colors after finishing a SC across row. Otherwise, the color change will look very odd!

MATERIALS:
5.5MM Hook
Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn (for the baby blanket I used BigTwist appr. 1200 yrds for the 30”X 36”)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

ABBREVIATIONS: US TERMS
SC – single crochet
CH – chain
DC – double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet
or you will use
FPTC – front post triple crochet

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate