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This blanket uses alternating single crochets and double crochets while changing colors each row to create the houndstooth stitch. One main color is used while transitioning 4 or 5 accent colors to create the appearance of an ombré/fade until your blanket reaches your desired size. Feel free to choose any colors you love; your blanket does not have to fade as the sample blanket does - bright sections of color would be just as lovely!
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Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Basic Stitch in 6 colorways: Ivory (Main Color), Hazelnut, Nutmeg, Truffle, Cocoa, Ebony
- 100% acrylic
- 185 yds (170 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
- Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes
Main Color (MC): Ivory - 6 skeins or 1100 yds (1006 m)
Color 1 (C1): Hazelnut - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 2 (C2): Nutmeg - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 3 (C3): Truffle - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 4 (C4): Cocoa - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 5 (C5): Ebony - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Substitute Lion Brand Basic Stitch with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.
Main Gauge Hook: Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Border Hook: Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) or size that is 0.5 mm smaller than Main Gauge Hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, 4 locking stitch markers
4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 14 sts and 12 rows in the houndstooth stitch with Main Gauge (larger) hook, blocked.
Using CC, ch 23, follow instructions from Section 1 until you have at least 18 rows completed. Measure the inner 4" (10 cm) of your blocked swatch to get the most accurate measurement. Within 4” (10 cm), you should have 14 sts and 12 rows in order to achieve the specified finished measurements.
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TERMS + ABBREVIATIONS
Written in U.S. Crochet terms
C1-C5: color 1 – color 5
dc: double crochet
MC: main color
PM: place marker
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Finished blanket measures approximately 40.5” (103 cm) by 40.5” (103 cm), measured after blocking.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Immediately after purchase, you will instantly receive a digital download of the PDF crochet pattern. Please include your email when prompted (be sure it's spelled correctly). Please send me an email if you don’t receive the download link!
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