Crochet Social Textures Blanket
This is called Social Textures because it’s really a simple design of moss stitch in the round followed up with touch of texture. The social part came from Mikey since I talked to others the entire time I crocheted this blanket. It’s easy to remember the repeat and you don’t always have to look down at your work.
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I break a few rules on this one, but I think the end result is a nice square. I use a hdc in the corner to close the sc rounds to create a ch-2 sp, and a sc to close the dc rounds to create a ch-1 sp. By doing this, it always keeps you centered in the corner spaces.
This blanket is exactly the same as the original, except it is a rectangle instead of a square. I chose to use 5 Caron One Pound balls to make this design and the blanket has come out to a nice 62" x 72". It fits the top of my queen-sized bed. But don't limit yourself to 5 colors. The textured rounds play into the moss stitch rounds and really this opens the blanket up to so many color option.
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5.5 mm / I Hook
62” X 72”
Beg - Beginning
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double crochet
FPtr - Front post treble crochet
Hdc - Half double crochet
Rep - Repeat
Rnd(s) - Round, rounds
Sc - Single crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl st - Slip stitch
Sp - Space
St - Stitch
Picot - Ch 3, sl st back into the last sc worked.
Rnd 1: Color A, ch 30. In 2nd ch from hook, (sc, ch 2, sc), *sk 1 ch, sc, ch 1; rep from * until you reach the last ch. In last ch, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc), turn to work to continue working in opposite side of ch, rep from * once more until you reach the beg ch, sc, hdc to beg sc to complete rnd (hdc counts as ch-2 corner here and throughout). - 32 sc, 4 ch-2 corner sps
Rnd 2: Sc around post of hdc, *ch 1, (sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 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. - 36 sc
Rnds 3 - 4: Rep rnd 2. Break color A and pick up color B at the end of rnd 4.
Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts at dc here and throughout), 2 dc around post of hdc, *sk sc, FPtr around post of next sc 2 rnds below, sk sc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, sk sc, FPtr around post of sc 2 rnds below, sk sc**, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, 3 dc in beg ch-2 sp, sc to beg dc. - 78 dc, 22 FPtr
Rnd 6: Sc around post of sc, *ch 1, (sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-1 corner, rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-1 sp, hdc to beg sc. Break color B and pick up color C - 56 sc
Rnds 7 - 9: Rep rnd 2. Break color C and pick up color D at the end of rnd 9.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 5.
Continue in pattern of rnds 6 - 10 until you have 90 rounds. Then do rnds 6 and 7 once more. Follow color changing rnds below.
Rnd 1: Sc around post of hdc, working into each st and ch-1 sp, sc in next 3, picot, *(sc in next 4, picot) to corner**, (2 sc, picot, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, (2 sc, picot, sl st to beg sc) in ch-2 corner. Fasten off.