Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chunky Ribbed Crochet Blanket :: Free Pattern

Hello Friends...Here's another project I've recently finished off, a lovely chunky ribbed crochet blanket:


It's a simple hdc stitch, done through the back loop (BL) to get the ribbed effect.  I used Loops' n Threads Cozy Wool and the colour is Stone.


With a large 10 mm hook, this blanket works up super quick.  I believe it took roughly 11 skeins to complete.  See below for full pattern info. on this easy blanket:




Pattern Instructions:

Ch, 96 sts.

Row 1 - hdc into 3rd ch from hook in the back loop (BL), 94 sts. Turn.

Row 2 - Ch 2, hdc into 1st st. (last st. of the previous row) in the BL and in each stitch across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 for 37 rows, or until desired width.

My finished blanket measures approx.: 55" x 55".  Of course, its easy to make this in any size.

As always, thanks for looking and your support. 

Pining of images are welcome, otherwise all images are copyright and may not be used without consent.  Thank you -- Alison, Modern Grace Design

39 comments:

  1. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
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  2. Hello Alison, Just found your blog. Loved seeing your creations. I am now a follower of your blog. Would love for you to visit my blog sometime if you get the chance. Happy Day to you. :0)
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  3. Hi, I am looking forward to making this. I am just a little confused by the instructions (I'm still learning! :-) )

    Where you say "Row 2 - Ch 2, hdc into 1st st. (last st. of the previous row) in the BL. Turn."

    I am assuming this means, after you hdc into the 1st stitch, hdc every stitch until the end of the row? Sorry, I know it seems like a basic question, just want to make sure I get it before I start my 97 chains.

    Thanks
    Danielle

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  4. Good question, Danielle! I've been crocheting for 40 years and I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for asking!

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  5. I was wondering the same thing Danielle. Also, what size yarn did you use? One thread or two threads at a time?
    Thanks.

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    1. The yarn is Loops 'N Threads, Cozy Wool...I think it's Super Bulky, but you may want to google it. The hook size I used was 10mm. Also, just one strand of yarn. Hdc in each st. across to the end.

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  6. Love the pattern. Just started the chain but it is only measuring 48 inches. Using the 10 mm crochet hook. Should i just make the chain longer?
    Thanks
    Dian

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  7. Hi Alison,
    I'm coming to you from the east coast of Australia.....Love your work!!
    I am still learning a lot about crocheting. I am not familiar with the brand of wool used in this rug. Can you tell me what ply it is please? It looks like 12 to me but not sure.
    Thanks so much,
    Cindi

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    1. Hi Cindi, thank you so much! The blanket is made with Cozy Wool by Loops' n Threads. It's a super bulky weight yarn, 50% wool, 50% acrylic. I'm not sure of the ply of this yarn, but I think it may be 4ply. The end result is very heavy. Also, I discovered half way through that this particular yarn is hand wash only...not too practical for daily use of a throw. You could use any super bulky or bulky weight yarn of your choice and it would look lovely. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks Alison. I have bought 12 ply , gee I hope this works.

      Cindi

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  8. Hi Alison, I am new at crocheting, this is going to be my second blanket (for my 12 years old son) and I love your pattern, just one thing, do I have to hook in the back loop not both loops? does it make any difference to the pattern, sorry if this question is silly but i am just new into crocheting (but I love it!!)
    thank you :)

    cynthia

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    1. Hi Cynthia, yes, crocheting into the back look is what gives the blanket the ribbed effect. If you were to crochet into both loops, it will just look like a simple sc stitch. Hope that helps and good luck!
      Alison

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    2. Thank you so much Alison for answer me, and yes, I think I got it :) x

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    3. Hi, Is this crocheted in the back loop or in the 3rd loop of the hdc?

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  9. Thanks for the pattern! Do you do anything special at the finished end or on the sides?

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  10. about how much yarn did it take?

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    1. Hi Alison I made it,came out very nice. thanks

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    2. Hi Alison I made it,came out very nice. thanks

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  12. Janice I made it came out very nice. thanks

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  13. Hi just found your blog. I wanted to know what is the multiple of this blanket. I absolutely love it but I have a California king bed which is kind of high so it usually takes twice the amount of chain stitches of a full to go across my bed. Can I double the stitches?

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  14. I can't see any reason why you couldn't. I would do a test swatch and measure it and then figure out from there how many stitches it will take based on the width you want your blanket to be. I don't have a gauge for this pattern, but if you do your own test swatch with the yarn and hook you intend to use it should be more accurate.

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  15. Thank you for sharing your patterns. I sent a small donation.

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  16. Hi Alison, my name is Nicole. I love your pattern! I recently lost my mother to complications of ovarian cancer. I would like to donate blankets to I would like to donate blankets to Comfort patients during chemo treatments and wanted to know if I could have your permission to use your pattern I would be happy to include a acknowledgment of your design along with a small tribute that I would like to include with them. I love how it works up with the ribs making it feel like it's thick without having a whole lot of weight I am very pleased with what I have made so far! I love how it works up with the ribs making it feel like it's thick without having a whole lot of weight I am very pleased with what I have made so far! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Nicole, What a wonderful cause. You absolutely have my permission to use the pattern for donation. Best of luck!
      Alison

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  17. Hi...I can't wait to do this pattern however you do not specify how much yarn is needed...can you please help?

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  18. It takes roughly 11 balls to complete.

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  19. Hi Alison ..I'm new at crocheting and this will be my second blanket for yet to arrive baby.. I really liked this pattern but was wondering if this is going to be very heavyweight for a new born? And also can I use a smaller size hook

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    1. I think this yarn may be a bit heavy for a baby blanket, although it may work in the winter months. I also wouldn't advise using a smaller hook with this particular yarn, as the stitches would be too tight, resulting in an even heavier blanket. You could use a medium weight yarn, with a smaller hook. Simply chain an even number of stitches until you reach your desired width. I love Vanna's choice yarn for baby blankets, btw. Good luck!

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  20. Hi Alison. Thank you fab r the wonderful pattern blanket is fab. Unfortunately I can get my hands on the yarn so I'm using blockbuster chunky and size 6 hook. Hope this will be ok. What you think. Also is the ch 2 counted as a stitch. Thank you again. Karen

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  21. Hi Karen, so glad you like the pattern. You can substitute any yarn for this pattern, I would make sure you use the recommended hook size for that yarn. I used a 10 mm hook which is larger than your 6 hook, so you may want to add more chains to get you to your desired width. Simply chain an even number of chains. The ch 2 is not counted as a stitch, rather is is the turning ch, or the building ch between each row. Hope that helps and good luck!

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  22. WHAT TYPE OF BORDER DO YOU FINISH IT OFF WITH?

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    1. This particular blanket doesn't have a border, however a simple single crochet border would look nice.

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  23. Hi Alison. I have made 3 of these blankets, all for babies and they turned out beautiful. I used Heartland Lion brand yarn which is a medium weight that I bought from Spotlight here on the Gold Coast in Australia. Because they were for babies, I did a shell edging which softened the blanket. Using this yarn, the blankets are really soft and squishy. Oh yes, I used a 6mm hook. Hope this helps some of your fans here in Oz.

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    1. Hi Sharon, glad you like the blanket pattern. Thanks for the tips!

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