As this is all rather rushed and still a work in progress these instructions for the crochet blanket will be in the form of a recipe rather than a detailed pattern like I would normally provide. The crochet blanket is made using left over sock yarn scraps in a 4ply/ fingering weight and is designed to fit the width of a single bed.
Here is what the blanket should look like – although this will vary immensely based on the colour and style of the sock w
eight yarn you are using.
Each row uses 4g/ 16m except for the foundation chain and first row (worked in the same colour) which you should allow at least 6g/ 24m for. This is based on a gauge of 24st and 13 rows to 10cm.
Stitch Key (UK crochet terms used)
The pattern is based on a scale stitch and is worked over a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1 (with an additional 3 worked for the foundations chain).
Work a foundation chain of 250sts – the last 3 chain loops will act as the first treble of row 1.
The above diagram should give you an indication of how to work the row repeats but in case it really is too dreadful for words and makes no sense here are the written instructions.
Row 1: (using yarn A and following on from foundation chain) work 2 trbl in to 4th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, 1 dc in to next ch, skip 2 ch, 5trbl in to next ch, repeat from * to last ch, work 3 trbl in to last ch. Fasten off yarn A, do not turn.
Row 2: (returning to beginning of the previous row, join yarn B to 3rd of 3ch) 4 ch, *5 trbl tog (over the 2trbl, 1 dc, 2trbl of the row below), 2 ch, 1 dc in next trbl (the centre trbl of 5 from the row below), 2 ch, repeat from *, ending 1 dc in 3rd of 3trbls from row below. Fasten off yarn B, do not turn.
Row 3: (returning to beginning of the previous row, join yarn C to 3rd of 4 ch from the row below, 3ch, 2trbl in to first dc from the row below, *skip 2 ch, 1 dc in to 5 trbl tog, skip 2 ch, 5 trbl in next dc, repeat from * ending 3 trbl in to final dc of the row below.
Repeat rows 2 and 3, joining in a new colour each time, until work reaches the desired length or you run out of yarn scraps.
Please do feel free to let me know if any of this doesn’t make sense and I’ll be happy to try and clarify.