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Rainbow Sampler Blanket (Part 3)

20.May.20 / Kirsten Ballering
The pattern for the Rainbow Sampler Blanket (Part 3) is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement free PDF in the Haak maar Raak shop.

Materials

You can find all information about yarns and hook sizes in the pattern of week 1.

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Notes

  • You can find general information and the patterns for the previous weeks for this CAL here.
  • Yarn amounts used in Part 3:
    • Colour A: 28g
    • Colour G: 6g
    • Colour M: 12g
    • Colour N: 18g
    • Colour O: 16g
    • Colour P: 16g

Abbreviations

  • begin-puff stitch: ch2, (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) 3x in the same stitch, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
  • ch: chain
  • ch-space: chain space: the space below the chain of the previous row, e.g. ch-1 space, ch-2 space etc.
  • dc: double crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) 4x in the same stitch, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
  • RS: Right side
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: Wrong Side

Formats

  • *….; rep from * once/twice/3x Crochet the instructions after * and then repeat that section a further number of times as indicated.
  • (…) once/twice/3x Crochet the instructions between brackets the total number of times indicated.
  • […] Indicates the amount of stitches at the end of a row or round.
  • (…) in same st/sp Indicates that all instructions between brackets are worked in the same stitch or space.

Techniques

Larksfoot stitch

Stitch repeat in blanket: Multiples of 8 + 1 stitch.

The Larksfoot stitch consists of two rows. The first row contains the dropped dc’s, and the second row follows the pattern of ch and dc’s set in the first row. Use this explanation in combination with the written pattern, which tells you the exact stitch repeats.

Join your colour with a ss in the first stitch. Crochet three ch (count as dc here and further on) and crochet three dc’s (photo 1). Skip a stitch, crochet a ch and three dc, and repeat this until the end of the row, ending with four dc in the final four stitches (photo 2). Cut yarn, turn blanket.

Join a new colour with a ss in the first stitch, work three chains (photo 3). This is the first row where you’ll be working dropped dc’s. Crochet a dc, a ch, skip one stitch and work another dc (photo 4). You’re now at the chain space. Crochet a dc in the skipped stitch in the grey row, instead of in the chain space (photo 5). Pull the loop of this dc up to your current row so it won’t look cramped. This is your dropped dc. Work a dc in the next stitch. The combination of ‘dc, dropped dc and dc’ is a Larksfoot stitch (photo 6). Crochet a ch, skip a stitch and work another Larksfoot stitch. Repeat this until the end of the row, and work two dc’s in the final two stitches (photo 7). Don’t cut yarn, turn blanket.

Crochet three ch, a dc, ch (above the chain space of the previous row) and skip the chain space. Crochet three dc and a ch with a skipped chain space until the end of the row. This copies the pattern of the row below. Finally, work two dc in the final two stitches (photo 8). Cut yarn, turn blanket.

Join your new colour with a ss in the first stitch. Crochet three ch (photo 9). Make a Larksfoot Stitch by working a dc, dropped dc in the chain space two rows below and a dc (photo 10). Crochet one ch, skip a stitch and work another Larksfoot Stitch. Repeat this until the end of the row, with a dc in the final stitch (photo 11). Don’t cut yarn, turn blanket.

Crochet three ch, three dc, one ch, and skip a stitch. You are again copying the pattern of the row below. Work four dc in the final four stitches (photo 12). Cut your yarn, turn blanket.

Repeat these last four rows until you’ve reached the desired height. Don’t forget to copy the pattern of the row below every second row!

Puff Stitch

Stitch repeat in blanket: Multiples of 2+1 stitch.

Join your new colour with a ss in the first stitch. Crochet two ch (photo 1), this will help you get the right height for the stitch and are part of the begin-puff stitch. Yarn over, insert your hook in the same stitch as the ss, yarn over, pull up a loop. Repeat this another two times in the same stitch, so you will have seven loops on your hook (photo 2). Yarn over again and pull through all loops on hook. This is your begin-puff stitch. Crochet a ch (photo 3).

You will now work ‘regular’ puff stitches. Skip one stitch. Yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat this another three times in the same stitch, so you will have nine loops on your hook (photo 4). Yarn over again, and pull through all loops on hook. This is your regular puff stitch. Crochet a ch (photo 5).

Continue like this until the end of the row: work puff stitches with a chain and a skipped stitch in between. Finally, work a dc in the last stitch (photo 6). Turn your blanket.

Crochet three ch (counts as first dc) (photo 7). Crochet a regular puff stitch in the first chain space between the dc and the final puff stitch of the previous row (photo 8). By working puff stitches in the chain space, you’ll get a more compact row. Repeat the pattern of the last row by creating puff stitches with chains in between. Work a dc in the final puff stitch (the begin-puff stitch of your previous row). Don’t forget that you are NOT working a ch between the last puff stitch and the dc. Cut yarn (photo 9). That’s how you work puff stitches!

Crochet pattern

Larksfoot section 1 (Rows 35-44)

The Larksfoot stitch is a fun way to blend colours. The middle stitch of every Larksfoot is crocheted two rows below, creating a smooth transition when made in a blanket or pillow. The stitch consists of chains and double crochets, so it’s really simple. Let’s get started!

Row 35 (WS) Join Colour G with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as first dc), 3dc, *ch1, skip 1 st, 3dc; repeat from * another 57 times, ch1, 4dc, cut yarn, turn. [182 dc, 59 ch-1 spaces]

Row 36 (RS) Join Colour M with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st, *1dc, 1dc in skipped st of Row 34 (this is what I call a ‘dropped dc’), 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st; repeat from * another 58 times, 2dc, turn. [59 dropped dc’s in Row 34, 122 dc, 60 ch-1 spaces]

One dropped dc and the dc’s on either side form a Larksfoot stitch. In the next row you will crochet dc’s in all dc’s of Row 36. Basically, you’re continuing the pattern but without the dropped stitch. The chain spaces that you’re creating in Rows 36 and 37 form the basis for the next row of Larksfoot stitches.

Row 37 (WS) Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space, *3dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space; repeat from * another 58 times, skip final ch-1 space, 2dc, cut yarn, turn. [181 dc, 60 ch-1 spaces]

Row 38 (RS) Join Colour N with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc, 1dc in ch-1 space in Row 36, 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st; repeat from * another 58 times, 1dc, 1dc in ch-1 space 2 rows below, 2dc, turn. [60 dropped dc in Row 36, 122 dc, 59 ch-1 spaces]

Row 39 (WS) Ch3 (counts as first dc), 3dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space, *3dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space; repeat from * another 57 times, 4dc, cut yarn, turn. [182 dc, 59 ch-1 spaces]

Row 40 (RS) Join Colour O with a ss in first st. Repeat the pattern set in Row 36 and crochet Larksfoot stitches in the chain spaces of Row 38, turn. [60 dropped dc in Row 38, 122 dc, 59 ch-1 spaces]

Row 41 (WS) Repeat Row 37, cut yarn, turn. [181 dc, 60 ch-1 spaces]

In the next row, try to work into the chains of the chain spaces rather than in the chain spaces. This looks more even.

Row 42 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next st, 1hdc in ch-1 space, *3hdc, 1hdc in ch-1 space; repeat from * another 58 times, 2hdc, ch1, turn. [241 hdc]

Row 43 (WS) 241hdc, ch1, turn. [241 hdc]

Row 44 (RS) 241hdc, cut yarn, turn. [241 hdc]

Puff Stitch section 1 (Rows 45 - 48)

Puff stitches are the third way to create ‘bumps’ in your blanket, next to popcorns and bobbles. These stitches resemble bobbles, but instead of almost finishing each stitch in the bobble, you make yarn overs to create more volume. It results in a smaller, denser and puffier stitch (hence, puff stitch).

Row 45 (WS) Join Colour P with a ss in first st, begin-puff st in same st, *ch1, skip 1 st, puff stitch; repeat from * another 118 times, ch1, skip 1 st, 1dc in last stitch, turn. [1 begin-puff stitch, 119 puff stitches, 120 ch, 1 dc]

If you look closely to your stitches, you can see that the chains you’re crocheting look like they’re laying on top of the puff stitches!

Row 46 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first dc), puff stitch in first ch-1 space, *ch1, skip 1 st, puff stitch in next ch-1 space; repeat from * another 118 times, 1dc in last puff stitch, cut yarn, turn. [120 puff stitches, 119 ch, 2 dc]

Row 47 (WS) Join Colour A with a ss in first dc, ch1, 1hdc in same st, *1hdc in next puff stitch, 1hdc in next ch; repeat from * another 118 times, 1hdc in final puff stitch, 1hdc in last dc, ch1, turn. [241 hdc]

Row 48 (RS) 241hdc, cut yarn, turn. [241 hdc]

Diagram

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marie kasch
Hi really enjoying this cal the colours are beautiful ,It is helping so much during lockdown,rush every morning to do housework take dogs out and then Heaven sit with my crochet May 21, 2020 12:11 - Reply
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