Thursday, September 29, 2011

Not a tutorial but an explanation

I started this baby blanket recently and am trying to get it done sooner rather than later.  My idea on the color scheme was grey with a mixture of random non matching colors (I must be around Rachel too much).    
I think I am still undecided on the idea but at this point I'm too far into and so it's happening.
I get questions on the pattern, it's quite easy and not mine.  It's a basic grant stripe, nothing fancy...I'm sure it's been around for years.
Here is the hook I use.  Never pay attention to the letter, you will find different brands and manufacturers are not the same.  The most important thing to look for is the number.  This one here is a 6.0mm  if I wasn't so lazy I would dig through my cup of hooks and find a "J" that has a different number to prove my point but you can just take my word on it this time.
Here is a link to the Attic24 blog that has the actual pattern.  
I'm not even going to try and explain the chain count and first row.  It confused me at first.  Use a calculator, I did...not all asians are good in math.  I modify mind because sometimes I miss count those chains and I have extras...I've been known to tuck those in.  Once you get past this part the rest is easy!  (If you have questions let me know and I will try and explain the starting process)

You will make 3 double crochet's in each space, see the yellow arrow above.  Keep going until you reach the end.  The turn, chain 3 and continue the pattern.
Check out that action shot.  
I'm sure I've confused some of you.  


  1. i really like it i am starting on christmas presents an you guessed it crocheted blankets i really love this pattern


  2. Sweet! Thanks for the explanation! I'm aiming to start one up this weekend! :D

  3. I think I might try this, thank you for sharing! I really want to make my daughter a blanket for this winter. Hopefully I can have it done by Christmas lol.

    Petit Monstree

  4. This is great! Thank you so much!

    I don't know about starting the blanket (that looked confusing), but I can totally do a double crochet and a turning chain! I didn't realize that's all it was. I'll have to do some pot holders or something to practice! : )

  5. Love the colours. I love making granny stripe blankets too!!

  6. I love the color combo(s) you've got going here. I HATE starting granny stripe blankets! I rarely get the count right on my first try. Also, I find that granny stripe blankets take longer to make. Maybe its just me...

  7. I loved yours so much I started my own for a Christmas present!!! Love your action shots!!!
    Can't wait to see how you finish it up. Did you pick a border color yet?

  8. Thanks for this!

    I'm still working on getting a straight basic crochet line. It's not going so great. Heh.

  9. This looks so cute! I love the way it's turning out :)

  10. So you don't do three dc and the a chain? hmmmm I wanna make one! :) YOu're so awesome!
    hahahaha your comments in this post crack me up ;)