I have a new crochet tutorial out today, yay! I know you love the crochet tutorials and this one does not disappoint! It features a border on the blanket and a bulky yarn so that this project will work up nice and quick. It’s lacey enough that it can be used all year round, but still keep baby warm! I used the LionBrand Tweed Stripes yarn so that it would have an interesting look without having to change different types of yarn, the yarn does the work for you which is nice! Especially if you are a beginner and still getting the hang of it.
Find the Pattern HERE
The yarn I used HERE
I used the color Limeade.
Time Code for reference
0:00-1:49 intro, yarn info, summary, pattern info
1:50-2:50 pattern info, swatches, gauge info
2:50-3:22 Step 1 Ch 94
3:22-6:40 Step 2, all of row 1
6:40-8:15 begin row 2, ch 3
8:15-8:58 Row 3
9:15 3 rows complete for idea on how its lookng
9:20-10:05 Adding next ball of yarn
10:13-10:30 ending blanket and beginning border
10:30-12:15 sc border
12:15-15:25 picot edge
15:25 fasten off and weave in ends
16:50 How to find the about box
If you are a loose crocheter, go down 1 hook size. The pattern calls for a size K, but you can use a J. I am a looser crocheter and I ended up needing 1 more ball of yarn than the 4 suggested in the pattern. I didn’t use much, but I needed it to finish the border, so keep that in mind and check your gauge if you think you might be off. The balls of yarn aren’t expensive, so it wasn’t a big deal but I wanted you to be aware of that!
This picot edge can be used for many different blanket patterns, so feel free to add this idea to other blanket patterns!
This is a great beginner pattern because it is very repetitive. Once you get the hang of the v stitch, you are good to go!
There should be 30 V stitches in each row, so if anything seems off, check that first!
Here is the full video tutorial! Share it with your crocheting friends and let me know what you think!
Monday 6th of June 2016
Melanie I just wanted to thank you, it has been 30+ years since I last crocheted, i was just a beginner back then. I saw your tutorial for the peach throw and it inspired me to start again, I have done 14 different throws, 6 baby blankets, two were from your vstitch tutorial. Thanks so much. Looking forward to more tutorials.
Saturday 28th of May 2016
Hi! I really want to make this blanket for a pregnant co-worker who is due in a month. I picked up baby yarn that I like but it's a category 3. It's the Lion Brand Baby Soft Yarn. It's recommended that I use a G hook. My silly self got this tutorial and the one that uses Bernat chunky baby yarn mixed up and I picked up a 10mm P hook. I know I can exchange the hooks but my question is, since the yarn is so thin can I double it like you did in the color block blanket tutorial and use a bigger hook like a J or K or will that make it look all messed up? Also I was was planning on doing it color blocked but I like the stitching on this one better. Thanks!
Tuesday 24th of May 2016
I just finished making this blanket and it turned out great! Your tutorials are fantastic. I struggle with reading patterns and it is so helpful the way you break down the pattern in your video. I look forward to making more projects from your website. Thank you!!
Sunday 10th of April 2016
I would like to make it larger. How would I go about that? Love your tutorials. Have made a baby blanket but now my 11 year old granddaughter would like a one a little bit larger Thanks
Thursday 7th of April 2016
Hi can anyone tell me what the multiples for this blanket are please? Do I just double it? Tia