Chasing Colors Blanket is so pretty and warm. It is a great blanket to chase the colors and see how the next section will look, it can be hard to put down. It’s a great project to use up leftover yarn or plan out each section in advance. Easy to customize the size and colors. Here we go…
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Chasing Colors Blanket
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Caron One Pound Yarn – 1 skein each:
Color A (Azure)
Color B (Bright White)
Color C (Peach)
Color D (Soft Sage)
Color E (Lilac)
Color F (Dark Pink)
- Composition: 100% acrylic
- Weight Category: 4
- Weight: Solids: 16 oz/826 yds
- Care: Dry after machine wash
- The manufacturer does not dye lot this yarn
Hook – Size J, 6.00 mm
Stitch Marker – Quantity (2)
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: 4 pattern repeats plus 1 sc and 4 ½ rows = 4 inches
Measurement: approximately 75″ long by 38″ wide
Abbreviations: In US Terminology
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
Reverse single crochet – rsc: working left to right, place hook in previous stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook. Click HERE for video tutorial.
Standing single crochet – ssc: with slip knot on your hook, insert into stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook.
1. Worked in rows, edging worked in the round.
2. Written in US terminology.
3. Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a stitch.
4. Stitch count at the end of each row indicated inside ( ).
5. Rows 3 & 4 are the repeat rows and are in red font to easily find them.
6. Attach new color to Right Side (RS) of work at sc row.
This blanket uses the Block Stitch, and I’ve designed it to carry the yarn up the sides instead of cutting it after each row. If you prefer that method, please do so. I have a video for cutting the yarn after each sc row, that will work for this blanket too. Click HERE for video. Or you can follow the pattern below for less ends to weave in or work over. It will leave a bulky edge and requires a border to cover it up.
Chasing Colors Blanket is named for chasing the colors. The way I designed this is for less ends to weave in, or work over. Each section uses two different colors, alternating colors each row. Add (or carry up) Color B in the sc row and continue it into the next section, making it the dc rows becoming Color A. Once you complete the number of dc rows, end off that color.
Example: See picture, reading from right to left.
Each color will start as the sc row and then become the dc row in the next section.
Section 1- 2 dc rows in Blue, 1 sc row in Sage. End off Blue, carry Sage- becomes dc rows.
Section 2- add Lavender in sc row, continue Sage for dc rows. 4 dc rows in Sage, 4 sc rows in Lavender. End off Sage, carry Lavender – becomes dc rows.
Section 3- add Pink in sc row, continue Lavender for dc row. 2 dc rows in lavender, 2 sc rows in Pink. End off Lavender, carry Pink – becomes dc rows).
Section 4- add Peach in sc row, continue Pink for dc row. 1 dc row in Pink, 2 sc rows in Peach. End off Pink, carry Peach – becomes dc rows- Peach dc rows not shown.
Use two colors per section, alternating them each row. You can make your stripes all the same width, or vary the number of rows as I’ve done here. If the stripes are wider, then there will be less ends to weave in, or work over. Do not cut yarn until after you complete the last dc row of the section.
Pattern Starts Here
Chain multiple 3 + 4.
Color A – Ch 116, turn.
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as a st), *1 dc in next ch*, repeat *-* across. (113 dc). Drop loop off hook, place stitch marker in loop.
Color B – attach new color with ssc (see special stitches above) to RS. St is placed between 1st and 2nd dc sts, not in the top of the st.
Row 2: (RS) 1 ssc between 1st and 2nd dc, in the sp; *ch 2, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next sp*, repeat *-* across, ending with 1 sc between last 2 dcs. (38 sc, 37 ch2 loops). Drop loop off hook, place stitch marker in loop.
Note: both working yarns (or loops) will now be at the same end.
Row 3: Pick up Color A- ch 3, turn, *3 dc in ch 2 loop*, repeat *-* across placing 1 dc in last st of previous dc row. (113 dc). Drop loop off hook, place stitch marker in loop.
Row 4: Pick up Color B- 1 sl st around post of last dc, and 1 sl st in the top of same dc made in previous row, *1 sc in next sp, ch 2, 1 sc between each set of 3 dc sts*, *-* repeat across, ending with 1 sc between last 2 dcs. (38 sc, 37 ch2 loops). Drop loop off hook, place stitch marker in loop.
Rows 5-73: repeat Rows 3 – 4, changing colors as desired. (72 rows sc, 73 rows dc).
Edging: working around entire blanket in rounds.
Round 1: Color-White: ch 1, 1 sc evenly around each side of the blanket, working over ends, placing 3 sc in each corner, ending with sl st to beginning ch 1.
Round 2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, ending with sl st to beginning ch 1.
Round 3: ch 1, 1 rsc (see Special Stitches above) in each st around. End off, weave in or trim any loose ends.
End of Pattern.
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