Thursday, March 1, 2012

pattern: zig zag blanket

i made this custom queen sized mint and cream blanket for Devon, and i was so pleased with how it came out! i'd love to make one for myself one of these days.

pattern: zig zag blanket
i used:
5.5 mm crochet hook
caron simply soft yarn in soft green and off white (about 18 skeins for this queen sized blanket)
scissors
yarn needle to weave in ends

chain a multiple of 28 stitches (for this queen size blanket, i chained 336)

row 1:  turn. ch 2. 2 dcs in 3rd ch from hook, *10 dcs, dc3together 2 times, 10 dcs, (3 dcs in next stitch) 2 times* ; repeat from * to * across, ending with 3 dcs in last ch.

row 2: turn. ch 2. 2 dcs in first dc, *10 dcs, dc3together 2 times, 10 dcs, (3 dcs in next stitch) 2 times* ; repeat from * to * across, ending with 3 dcs in turning chain.

repeat row 2.


for this 2 color blanket,i switched colors after every seven rows.




50 comments:

  1. Awe, love it and its colors!

    Hope you're getting ready to have a great weekend! ;)

    Miki.

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  2. It's just dreamy! I love this color combination, one of my favorites. and 18 skeins! That's epic! You did a great job :)

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  3. knitted blankets: the best! looks great!

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  4. It turned out so good linny! So pretty. Love the color choices.

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  5. Thanks for the pattern! I love the way zig zag blankets look and the colors are fantastic. One of these days I'll knit (or crochet) a blanket for myself too (hopefully)

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  6. Oh.my.goodness. This is gorgeous. We have such similar tastes! I've been begging my mom to make a twin size for my daughter's bed. If only I could decide on a color... Thanks for the pattern!

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  7. Beautiful!! I love the soft colors.

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  8. So pretty, I love the color choice!

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  9. Gorgeous! Just love simply soft for everything..Great colors...Love to see it on the bed!

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  10. what a pretty blanket i wish i could read crochet patterns lol i need to start on a baby blanket for my friend but i have no idea where to begin all i have ever made were scarves

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  11. h its realy nice, and i like the colours!

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  12. So beautiful!!
    Thanks for the pattern too. :)

    Gen

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  13. Sooo beautiful! I wish I could understand those crochet patterns...

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  14. So wonderful, I love it! The colors are simply dreamy, it makes me think of a beach house, which leads to thinking about summer and the sea...Oh my, this winter was way too long and cold on our side of the world. :)
    Oh and so nice of you to share the pattern, hope I'll be able to find the time to start it and then give myself enough time to finish it and not feel bad about deadlines, hahahaha.
    Have a great weekend!
    Erika.

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  15. what a lovely blanket. Have a nice weekend!

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  16. I love it! The blue is perfection! :) x

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  17. Oh! Another adorable blanket! I love the color choices! :)

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  18. There's a certain quality to your photos that I really love! What do you do to edit them? Sorry if someone has asked you this before, but I just have to know!

    Thanks!
    Kara

    Love your blog by the way. So crafty

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  19. Curious, what were the measurements of the finished blanket? Beautiful! And thanks again for sharing your patterns!

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    1. the finished measurements were 90x90 inches. thank you!

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  20. well, this is just really gorgeous. I LOVE crocheted afghans, and this zigzag pattern is so fantastic! what a special present!

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  21. Oh I love it, you always make just the prettiest of things! :) -Lo

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  22. Simple lovely! When you say 18 skeins, I assume you mean 9 of each color?

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  23. I just popped in to say that I can never thank you enough for making such a beautiful blanket for me! It is truly a treasure that I plan to pass on to my kiddos one day. You are the best!!

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    1. oh i'm so glad you like it, i'm honored! thank you Devon!!

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  24. beautiful... thanks for this pattern!

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  25. This is beautiful Lindsi :) I want to make a chunky blanket/throw for my 3/4 bed, but I'll definetly need some $ for the amount of skeins! Where do you buy your yarn?

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  26. I know this is probably a silly question, but what method of switching colors do you use? Do you cut the yarn? Carry it? If you could let me know, I'd appreciate it! I hope to make one of these blankets for a friend as a wedding gift!!

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    1. thanks for your question ashley! when i want to change colors, i work the stitch to within the last step, and then finish it with the new color. i also cut the yarn with enough length to sew it in really well.

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  27. I wish I have the talent in crocheting too! good job dear! very nice!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  28. I would like you to know you are officially one of my favorite people! I have searched high and low for this pattern but the only one I could find, the zig zags are more rounded. Thank you times a million! Your projects are gorgeous, they inspire me to make things more my style instead of the typical slouchy hats and such that ive been making since I learned to crochet. You awesome!

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  29. Hey Lindsi, can you suggest how many chains I would start with if I was making this for a twin size bed rather than a queen? thank you so much! Love the pattern and colour choices, it's inspired me to start my first epic crochet project!

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  30. The peaks of my blanket aren't meeting up and after reading the pattern what feels like 100 times I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong! When you write dc3togeher 2 times that means yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook...and then I do that twice into separate stitches, correct? and then for the 3dc in next stitch I just double crochet three times into two separate stitches? Sorry that this is such a confusing comment! I just can't figure out what i've done wrong!

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    1. Oops, i'm sorry i haven't checked back at the comments in awhile!
      It sounds like the way you're describing the stitches is correct, i just want to make sure that each dc3together is made over 3 stitches (or 3 chains if you're on the foundation chain).
      together the (3dctogether 2 times) takes up 6 separate stitches in all. 3 for each 3dctogether (if that makes sense)

      so,,
      dc3together:
      (yarn over, insert hook into stitch #1, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)
      now don't keep working in stitch #1, but move to stitch #2- (yarn over, insert hook into stitch #2, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)
      and now do the same and move to stitch #3- (yarn over, insert hook into stitch #3, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)
      then finish the whole thing- (4 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

      that finishes the first dc3together. then, do the same dc3together over the next 3 stitches.
      it should be two groups of 3dcs sort of pulled together to form the zig.

      i hope that was the problem!

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  31. I can't figure out how to get the pattern to "zag" in the opposite direction. The way I'm reading the pattern creates a bend in the same direction every time. Please help :)

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    1. Did you ever figure this out? I don't know how to make the slant up part of my zig zag. I just make a continuous square! Help!!!!

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    2. i'm sorry i didn't reply until now! i didn't realize there were comments!
      for the 'dc3together 2 times' , each dc3together is worked over 3 separate stitches. that might be the problem..

      so, for the dc3together:

      (yarn over, insert hook into stitch #1, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)
      now don't keep working in stitch #1, but move to stitch #2- (yarn over, insert hook into stitch #2, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)
      and now do the same and move to stitch #3- (yarn over, insert hook into stitch #3, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)
      then finish the whole thing- (4 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

      and do that whole dc3together again over the next 3 stitches.

      i hope that helps!

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  32. Love it just a beginner wish me luck I'll need it vernee15

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  33. I just started mine!! Using cream, yellow, navy blue, and brown.

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  34. When you say (3 dc in next stitch) 2 times, does that mean 6dc in the same stitch? Or 3dc in one stitch then 3 dc in the stitch after that? Thank you!

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  35. hi I'm new to crochet well reading patterns..... It says repeat row 2 so does that mean you continue doing row 2 till you have the length you want...... or do you continue with... row 1 ..row 2.. row 2 repeat... meaning three rows to pattern until finished

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    1. Just repeat row #2 itself until the correct length. I modified this pattern and added a drop stitch. I made a king size--I love it!! Thank you so much!!

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  36. Hello.
    What technique do you use when switching colors? -Cherry-kiss

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  37. Hello, another question.
    How do I do 2 dcs in 1 st? I cant find a tutorial for it. Is it also called a 2-DC Cluster Stitch? -Cherry-kiss

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  38. I figured out my Q's - Cherry-kiss

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  39. How do I make your beautiful blanket into a smaller size as 40" X 60'?

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  40. thank you for the pattern, I have been looking one for a queen size bed! it seems to me ater finishing with a 3dcs after every row my blankets is uneven at the end with the previous row end? I don't understand what I am doing wrong

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  41. I don't understand the obviation

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