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Easy Plaid Crochet Blanket

I’m a pretty basic crocheter because I don’t have a lot of patience. (My husband will attest to this fact). If I can make it in a day or two great, other than that it will get started and then just sit there……forever…….until I can’t stand it any longer and then I hide it in my craft closet 😉 I happen to love the Burberry pattern so I thought what better than to make a similar style and color throw blanket but I honestly had no idea where to start. I am probably the worst person to ask for directions at doing things like this because I am terrible at following patterns and I just kind of wing things but, I’m going to tell you what I did here so you can make your own. I used a H sized hook but you can use whatever you would like to attain the size stitch you want. The best part of this “pattern” is that you can customize it to your liking very easily.

I’m not going to give you a specific size to start your chain or complete pattern, I would just chain until you think you are at a good width for your blanket but end on an odd number. You can do this with whatever colors you want to make your plaid blanket. For most of my crocheting I like to use this Lion Brand yarn.

Living in Seoul, I don’t have the luxury of running out to Michael’s or Joann’s for yarn and I don’t always want to hunt it down in Dongdaemun so I find myself shopping on Amazon a lot!

After you have your chain the width that you want, you are going to double crochet (dc). Start by (dc) in the 5th from your hook, then chain 1, skip 1 st and dc in the next st. Repeat across the row, (should be even number of stitches). Chain 4 and turn. Complete approximately as many rows with your first color as you would like.  Change your yarn color to your second, third and fourth colors and continue your double crochet rows until you are satisfied with the length of your blanket. Repeat your pattern of colored rows so there is some consistency to the plaid. You will want to work at least 4 colors into your blanket alternating the pattern (colors) as you see fit. (I told you I’m not one for patterns and this just adds to the fun of it. There is no right or wrong way to make this blanket.

When you are satisfied with the size of your blanket, you will start the weaving process. Take 3 strands of yarn (same color) and weave in and out of the holes you have created with your double crochet spaces. With your original four colors of yarn, you will alternate and repeat your pattern however you like. You can use a yarn needle, your fingers (if they are small enough), or pull your weaving yarn through with your crochet hook. Leave enough yarn on both ends to create fringe for your blanket and tie off the fringe in knots (again no right or wrong way).  Feel free to ask if you have specific questions about this so called “pattern”. I will be more than happy to help.

 

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