Crochet Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket Pattern

Crochet Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket Pattern

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Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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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Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket Pattern

Tutorial

Yarn
6 Balls of Caron Cotton Cakes Yarn – Nested Blues

Hook
5 mm / H Hook

Sizing
30” X 38”

Abbreviations
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.

Instructions
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.

Border
Rnd 1: Reverse sc in each st around. Fasten off.

Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Extra Lemon Rectangle Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.