Lots of people wanted to try the stitch in the blanket I am making – The Fanny Blanket – so (as promised) here is how to do just that!
+ Nearly finished! I will show you then finished blanket very soon! +
How to Crochet A Fanny Blanket
lots of yarn in your favourite colours (I use acrylic DK 8ply yarn in various brands)
a 5mm crochet hook
a 3mm crochet hook
something good on the telly
a pot of tea
Which stitches do we need, Pip?
Stitches used are in UK/Australian terminology. They are …
- Chain stitch
- UK treble stitch (wrap around hook once) and
- UK double-treble stitch (wrap around hook twice)
(The above video links take you to the correct stitch how-to’s in case you need a refresher – sorry the crochet language is confusing, but just follow the how-to’s on each video and you can’t go wrong.)
Note that we make our foundation chain using a bigger hook to keep the edge of your blanket from getting too tight.
A note on colour choice
Mix and match without trying to hard. My philosophy is to simply pick colours that seem bright and pretty without bothering to match them or make any regular pattern. The patterns working from the heart and with random abandon always seem to beat the ones we earnestly try to put together, I think!
Phew! That took 127 years to create, so I hope you find it useful! Let me know if you make something using this stitch!
I am literally two rows off finishing a queen sized bedspread in this stitch and I am busting to show you, so hopefully I can do that this weekend, now that I have finished this often-promised tutorial for the keen crocheters out there.
I hope your weekend is full of cups of tea and woolly things, peaches.
Love to you!