Crochet Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket
Introducing my Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket. This easy crochet project is a rectangle version of my Extra Lemon Square Blanket that many of you have already enjoyed. This blanket gets it’s lovely texture from the Lemon Peel stitch. I have made this sample baby or lapghan size at 30″ x 38″, but you can easily continue in pattern to make a nice, sofa-sized throw.
I used 6 Caron Cotton Cakes in the Nested Blues to crochet this blanket. I love the ease of self-striping yarn. But as always, use your favorite yarn to create this textured beauty. Just match your hook size to your yarn and go!
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6 Balls of Caron Cotton Cakes Yarn – Nested Blues
5 mm / H Hook
30” X 38”
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Rep – Repeat
Rnd(s) – Round(s)
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Sp – Space
St – Stitch
Tr – Treble crochet
This blanket gets its lovely texture by crocheting the lemon peel stitch. I’ve added a bit extra by substituting treble crochet stitches for the double crochet stitches on certain rounds for that little something extra.
Rnd 1: Ch 32, in 2nd ch from hook, (sc, ch 2, sc), *dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) to last ch**, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch, turn project to work in opposite side of ch, rep from * to **, sc in same ch as beg, hdc to beg sc. Hdc counts as a ch-2 sp here and throughout. Turn. – 30 dc, 34 sc, 4 ch-2 sps
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner, dc in next st**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner; rep from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, hdc to beg sc. Turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, hdc to beg sc. Turn.
Rnds 4 – 5: Rep rnd 3
Begin pattern repeat.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around post of hdc, *tr in next st, (sc in next st, tr in next st) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, hdc to beg sc. Turn.
Rnd 7: Rep rnd 3.
Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6.
Rnds 9 – 15: Rep rnd 3.
Repeat rnds 6 thru 15, 3 more times. Keep going in pattern until you have 44 rounds total.
Rnd 1: Reverse sc in each st around. Fasten off.
Designs by Jeanne