Crochet Bright and Easy Blanket
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Crochet Bright and Easy Blanket
Crochet Bright and Easy Blanket

Bright & Easy Blanket

This is a crochet blanket called Bright & Easy Blanket, I admitted in the tutorial that I wasn’t really getting the image of what was happening inside the pattern. I dug my heels into the pattern and realized something amazing. The blanket creates vertical stripes without a whole ‘lotta’ fus!

This project is really neat as you can create interesting colour mixes with the colours. Due to the variegated colours in the sample picture being close to the main solid colour, it’s not too obvious on what is happening. Below, I had done a yellow version, that I have nicknamed as my lemonade example so I can see the stitch work involved. I then made a regular yarn looking one to clearly see what was happening and it opened my mind to new possibilities.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Bright and Easy Blanket Pattern

If you need help with the pattern, my tutorial is below. I also showed an alternative way to end the blanket in the event you want the final row to be closed off without the chain 3 gap spaces.


Bright and Easy Baby Blanket

Easy, Approx 55 x 60″ [139.5 x 152.5 cm]. Designed by Yarnspirations.com. Gauge: 6 dc and 3 rows = 4″ [10 cm].

Materials

Bernat® Blanket Brights (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m)

  • Contrast A Go-Go Green (12004) 4 balls or 750 yds/685 m
  • Contrast B Surf Varg (12009) 4 balls or 750 yds/685 m

Hook: 10 mm / N

Abbreviations

  • Approx = Approximate(ly)
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Cont = Continue
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Pat = Pattern
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right side
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp = Space
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • WS = Wrong side

Instructions

Note: Work is turned after working 2 RS or WS rows. Carry colors when not in use loosely up side of work.

With A, ch 132.

1st row: (RS). 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 3 dc). Ch 3. *Skip next 7 ch. (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next ch. Ch 3. Rep from * to last 8 ch. Skip next 7 ch. 3 dc in last ch. Turn.

2nd row: (WS). Ch 3. *(2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in 4th ch of 7 skipped ch one row below (working over ch 3 of previous row). Ch 3. Rep from * tolastch-3sp.(2dc.Ch1.2dc)in4thchof 7 skipped ch one row below (working over ch 3 of previous row). Ch 1. 1 sc in top of first ch 3. Drop A. Turn.

3rd row: (RS). Join B with sl st to first sc. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 3. *Skip next (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc). (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp 2 rows below (working over ch 3 of previous row). Ch 3. Rep from * to end of row. 3 dc in top of last dc 2 rows below. Drop B. Do not turn.

4th row: (RS). Pick up A. Ch 3. *(2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp 2 rows below (working over ch 3 of previous row). Ch 3. Skip next (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc). Rep from * to last (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc). Ch 1. 1 sc in last dc. Drop A. Turn.

5th row: (WS). Pick up B. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in first dc 2 rows below. *Ch 3. Skip next (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc). (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp 2 rows below (working over ch 3 of previous row). Rep from * to last (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 sc). Ch 3. 3 dc in top of ch-3 2 rows below. Drop B. Do not turn.

6th row: (WS). As 4th row.

Last 4 rows form pat. Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 60″ [152.5 cm] long, ending on a row worked in A. Fasten off.

Picture Example

Crochet Bright & Easy Blanket
Crochet Bright & Easy Blanket. Example what is happening with the vertical stripes.
Crochet Bright & Easy Blanket
Crochet Bright & Easy Blanket. Example of what is happening with the vertical stripes.

Tutorial