Crochet Pin Stripes Blanket


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at yarnspirations.com. Today’s the Pinstripe Crochet Blanket. This is an easy level blanket and this is using quite an easy texture to be able to master. What you’re looking at is ten rows of one color of the main color and then two rows of the secondary color. Now if you go on to this pattern through the more information of this video you will find that this pattern has a color plate tool. Meaning that you can change the color on screen to whatever colors that you most prefer. You can change the main color, you can change the stripes, you can change both and therefore you can see what your project would look like in advance if you had certain colors. So that’s a nice little new application from yarnspirations.com. We hopefully that you enjoy it. Let me show you a little diagram I made just to make this a little bit easier for you to understand. So this pattern works out basically on multiples of two. So whatever is an even number is gonna work out for you. As we begin then row number one we’re going to go second, second chain from the hook and we’re gonna put in a single crochet. The next one will be double, single, double, single and you keep doing that. The last one if your count is right should always be a single crochet and the reason for that is that every time that you’re going to finish this round or row we want to be able to start up and do it properly. So what we need to do is that we need to continue and build up on the second row. So you chain up three which is the opposite of this single crochet that’s here and then the next one will be single and then the next one will be double. So see how it’s sitting opposite to each other and you do that all the way back across. Of course, you’re gonna do this in stitch work. So your last stitch that you will have will be a double crochet and make sure because look at this. This is a double crochet, chain three counts as a double crochet. So they’re completely even on each side. So when you start up the next row it’ll be just chain one, single crochet and then it will be double so it’s again opposite to what is sitting below it. You’re gonna be able to identify these stitches in the long term. Um for me, I’m a seasoned and crocheter I can actually um, figure this out pretty quickly and uh, it’s something that you can understand. So these two rows that you see are gonna be completely repeating it with each other and then you’re gonna do ten rows of the main color and then two rows of the secondary color number ‘A’ in order to get the pinstripe look. So let’s begin on our project. The pattern calls for a 9 mm, size ‘M’ crochet hook and we’re using Bernat Blanket yarn for today’s yarn of choice. Just uh, for demonstration reasons I’m using an 8 mm, size ‘L’ crochet hook just to be transparent.. So I told you that the stitch pattern works in multiples of two. So you can either go 106 like I suggest but if you’d like to change the size just keep it an even numbers. So I’m just gonna do an even number. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. So go, I have an even number now go to the size that you want and then meet me back here in just a moment. For those that are carrying on you’re gonna go second chain from the hook. So what I want you to do is just count back. So 1 and 2, turn it and get the back hump of that chain and I want you to single crochet. Once you get the first one turned over the whole chain will turn over for you, single crochet. The next chain in the next back hump is going to be a double crochet. So you’re just gonna keep alternating those two stitches back uh, back uh, between each other. So the next one is a single and then the next one is a double. Okay, a single and a double. So you do that all the way down your chain and if your count is right you should end up on this particular row that your last one will be a single crochet. So if you start off with the single crochet to begin with your last stitch should be a single crochet. So this is my last stitch it’s going to be a single crochet. So let’s turn our work. So rows number two and three are gonna be with the repeat pattern. So I finished off with a single crochet therefore I have to chain three to start that’s my first double crochet and then this one, the next one is going to be a single. So the single is sitting on top of the double. Okay and now the next one is a double. Now the way that I look at it and you’ll see it in time. This, see how this kinda looks a lot more compressed? That looks like a double so therefore it’ll be a single and this one looks a little more sparse therefore it’s a single so it must be a double on top. Even if you just do single, double, single, double if you can identify what you’re looking at it just makes it easier. So we have a single and a double and then a single and then the last stitch is a double. Now we started off with chain three in that round so therefore the last one should be a double crochet. So turning up our work let’s turn again. So this was a double so chain up one and then you just do a single crochet to keep it opposite and then the other one, do you see the difference, see how this looks more compact so that’s a double, this is a single. So when it’s a single there’s a double that’s on top and then single and double. I promise you in time that you won’t have to really think about it too hard. You just naturally doing it. Right now I can chat, chat with you and actually just do the motions of making sure that it’s the right stitches going in. So the last stitch was a single. Turning our work so if the last one was a single you chain up three and then single into the next and then double, single, double and do that all the way down. So all you’re just going to do is ten rounds or rows of this and then you change out your color and you make it and then two rows of the pin striping that you have. And this gives you the texture that you see. It makes it more dense as well so if you don’t like the pesky lines of double crochet that happens in projects this is a great way to go and you’ll have the texture at the same time. So just change out your color. If you want to see how to change out your color all you’re just going to do is that, I’m just gonna use a different layer of yarn. If you wanna change out your color. So say you wanted to get rid of it now you can just trim this and finish it. Turn your, okay, so you’re gonna turn and go back in the other direction. So I’m using the wrong gauge of Bernat Blanket. I’m using the pet yarn here. I just wanna show you for demonstrations. So the last one here was a double crochet so therefore this has to be a single. So you just join it okay, you got two loops there pull through and therefore there’s your first single. Leave your two stragglers down on top and so the next one will be a double. Go right up over top of those stragglers to keep those in play and then the next one is a single and double and I would do at least two inches of covering that over top and then continue and then once you’re satisfied just let it fall to the back and then just finish it off as you normally would. And so you’re gonna do two rows of the secondary color and then just change it back then to the main color. So turn, so chain up three so I’m using the different gage of a Bernat Blanket here. That’s why it’s not as thick and then you come back and then you switch it back to the other color once you’re satisfied with that. Isn’t that neat? So you can get your neat little pinstripes if you want your stripes to be more uh, dominant then you can just add them more into it. Just note that the pattern is suggesting the the pinstripes are where they are and you will change the yarn quantities when you go to do that. So once you’re satisfied just pull up on these strings that you tucked underneath and then you can safely just cut those out of the way and they should be good to go. So that would be how to complete the Bernat Pinstripe Crochet Blanket, and it’s a pretty awesome idea and I think it’s really neat and there’s no border associated to this pattern. So that’s it for now. Have a good one. Bye, bye 👋

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