Leaping Stripes and Blocks

I love this pattern so much I think it is gorgeous, the lady who designed this pattern is Tamara Kelly and you can find any and all help you made need on her page

http://www.mooglyblog.com/leapingstripes-blocks-blanket-crochet/

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Supplies :

US – I, 5.5mm hook

Worsted weight yarn, equal amounts in 2 or more colors

Abbrevations :

DC: double crochet

CH: chain

SC: single crochet

STS: stitches

Sizes: (yardage totals approximate)

Memorial Blanket/Afghan Square (12″ x 12″) – Ch 42; 38 rows; 160 yds

Preemie/Lovie (20″ x 20″) – Ch 70; 64 rows; 420 yds

Small Baby Blanket (30″ x 30″) – Ch 110; 96 rows; 950 yds

Standard Baby Blanket (36″ x 36″) – Ch 130; 116 rows; 1350 yds

Afghan/Throw (48″ x 68″) – Ch 174; 216 rows; 3350 yds

Twin Blanket (66″ x 90″) – Ch 238; 288 rows; 6237 yds

Queen Blanket (90″ x 100″) – Ch 326; 320 rows; 9250 yds

King/Cal. King (110″ x 100″) – Ch 398; 320 rows; 11,550 yds

Instructions:

Row 1: With first color ch to length desired (see list above). Dc in the 4th ch from hook, then dc in the next ch. *Ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch. Repeat from * until last ch remains, dc in the last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 and sc in the 1st st. Ch 2, skip next 2 sts. *Working over the chains and into the unworked foundation chains below, dc in each of the next two foundation chs. (The chains from Row 1 are enclosed within these dc sts.) Ch 2, skip the next 2 sts. Repeat from * until last st remains. Sc in the last st (top of ch 3), finishing the st with second color. Drop first color (cut if using more than 3 colors). Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1 and sc in the 1st st. *Working over the chains and into the top of the sts from two rows previous, dc in each of the next two sts.** Ch 2, skip the next 2 sts. Repeat from * across, ending last repeat at ** with last st remaining. Sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1 and sc in the 1st st. Ch 2, skip next 2 sts. *Working over the chains and into the top of the sts from two rows previous, dc in each of the next two sts. Ch 2, skip the next 2 sts. Repeat from * until last st remains. Sc in the last st, finishing the st with the next color. Drop last color (cut if using more than 3 colors). Turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4, switching colors every 2 rows, through the next to last row indicated in the Sizes chart above (ending on a Row 3 repeat). Then go to the last row instructions below.

 

Last Row (even # row): Ch 1, sc in the 1st 3 sts. *Working over the chains and into the top of the sts from two rows previous, dc in each of the next two sts. Sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * until last st remains. Sc in last st. Break yarn and weave in ends.

 

Border: She did a simple border of two rows of sc, working 3 sc in each corner. You can do the same if you like this look, or do something fancier if desired!

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One thought on “Leaping Stripes and Blocks

  1. Thank you for having your first pattern set out the way it was and not to go there and then have to download some program to try and get the supposedly free pattern.

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