Try this double crochet blanket if you want a fun crochet stitch. In addition to double crochet (dc), you will be also using chain (ch) stitches.
Most importantly, even if you are a beginner, don’t be intimidated by this pattern. It looks more complicated than it really is.
In fact, concentrate on the structure of the leaves made with double crochet stitches. After that, it is almost a mindless crochet project you can relax with.
Usually, all double crochet blanket patterns are using just a double crochet stitch by repeating it over and over. What if you could use a basic crochet stitch but create a fun project?
In like manner, we have another project with the same leaf pattern that you may enjoy:
Often, even the most sophisticated crocheter intends to relax, kick back, and crochet a blanket that’s unique and also relaxing. This double crochet blanket pattern is simply that.
As an illustration, the pattern is created by two intertwined leaves separated by 2 chain stitches. The leaves extend to the whole length of the blanket.
Consequently, the width is a repeat of these 2 leaves to create the blanket you need.
The fundamental stitch blended with a few occasional chain stitches develops the perfect crochet blanket. Whether you’re paying attention to your favorite audiobook or watching a show, this free pattern uses easy crochet stitches that are perfect for multitasking.
Double Crochet Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial
The double crochet (dc) stitch is one of the fundamental stitches every crocheter must know. Here is a step-by-step tutorial to help you master it:
- yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch;
- yarn over and pull up a loop by pulling yarn through the stitch (three loops on the hook)
- yarn over and pull the yarn through the first 2 loops on the hook;
- yarn over and pull the yarn through the last 2 loops on the hook (one loop on the hook).
If you are wondering why double crochet is a popular crochet stitch for blankets, consider a few advantages:
- it creates a taller stitch than single crochet and lets you finish your blanket faster;
- it is a basic stitch worth learning and mastering as it is used in many quick and easy crochet projects;
- double crochet is an easy stitch that allows you to relax while crafting.
What yarn can you use for this crochet blanket?
Regardless of your choice of yarn, it will help you adjust the blanket size, if necessary, and pick up the correct hook size for your project.
In this case, I’ve picked up a few skeins of “Snuggly Wuggly” Yarn by Loops and Threads in yellow at the clearance section for $1.99 each. In fact, the whole blanket cost was just under $6 dollars as we used 3 skeins for this double crochet blanket.
As a matter of fact, this yarn comes in 11 beautiful colors so you can find your perfect shade of yarn.
By all means, don’t forget the clearance aisle of your favorite craft store. You can find your treasure at a bargain price.
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
dc2 – two double crochet stitches in the same stitch
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
sk – skip
If you are familiar with a basic double crochet stitch but don’t know how to do 2 double crochet stitches together, here is a step-by-step tutorial:
1: Yarn over.
2: Insert hook through the stitch;
3: Yarn over.
4: Pull yarn through the stitch.
5: You now have 3 loops on the hook
6: Yarn over.
7: Pull yarn through the first 2 loops only.
8: Yarn over.
9: Insert the hook into the next stitch.
10: Yarn over
11: Pull yarn through the stitch
12: There are now 4 loops on the hook
13: Yarn over
14: Pull yarn through the first 2 loops only.
15: Yarn over
16: Pull yarn through the last 3 remaining loops on the hook – 1 loop on the hook.
You have finished DC2TOG.
- Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® or Impeccable Yarn by Loops & Threads in yellow, 3 skeins
- Crochet hook 4 mm, US – G/6
- Tapestry Needle
First, look at the pattern as a collection of individual leaves separated by 2 chain stitches. Second, after each individual leaf always chain 2.
Moreover, each leaf has 9 rows. When you come to the next leaf, just check where are you: are you increasing, decreasing, or in the middle? As long as you keep this in mind, your chance of mistakes is minimal.
With this in mind, here are the stitches for each row of the leaf:
1st row of the leaf: 3 DC stitches in the same ch sp
2nd row of the leaf: 5 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2 in the same stitch)
3rd row of the leaf: 7 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2 in the same stitch)
4th row of the leaf: 9 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2 in the same stitch)
5th row of the leaf: 9 DC stitches
6th row of the leaf: 7 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2TOG)
7th row of the leaf: 5 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2TOG)
8th row of the leaf: 3 DC crochet stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2TOG)
8th row of the leaf: DC3TOG
Free pattern of “Fall Leaves” Blanket
Chain multiples of 23 + 8 (we need these additional 8 chains for 4 chains before and after the first leaf and 1st double crochet (3 chains) and 1 chain for the last double crochet). Each leaf sequence requires 23 stitches.
For this blanket, chain 161 + 8 (23 x 7 plus 8) – 7 double-leaf motifs.
Finished size: 36″ x 36″
dc2tog into 8th and 9th chain from the hook, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2 ch, 3dc into next ch, ch2, 9dc, ch2, skip 2ch, repeat between * * last stitch: skip 2ch, dc into last ch, ch 5, turn.
*dc2tog, 5 dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk 2ch, dc2 same stitch, dc, dc2 same stitch, ch2, sk 2ch, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2ch * repeat * * last st: dc top ch3 (of ch5 turning chain), ch5, turn.
*dc3tog, ch2, sk 2ch, dc2 same stitch, 3dc, dc2 same stitch, ch2, 3dc ch-sp, ch2, dc2tog, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk 2ch * repeat * * dc top ch3 of ch5, ch5, turn.
*dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2, dc2 same st, dc, dc2 same st, ch2, sk2, 2dc same st, 5dc, 2dc same st, ch2, sk2* repeat * * dc top ch3 of ch5, ch5, turn.
*9dc, ch2, sk2, dc2 same st, 3dc, dc2 same st, ch2, sk2, dc3tog, ch2, sk2* repeat** dc top ch3 (of ch5) ch5, turn.
*dc2 same st, 5dc, dc2 same st, ch2, sk2, dc2tog, 5dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2* repeat * * dc top ch3 of ch5 turning ch, ch5, turn.
Keep repeating rows 1-6 until your blanket reaches the desired length. In fact, you have some leftover yarn for a border if you are making a baby blanket from 3 skeins.
Border for this crochet blanket
Finally, to complete a border for this baby blanket, chain 3 and crochet a row of dc around the whole blanket.
As shown below, make approximately 3dc into each chain space so it looks even and 1 dc into each dc around. Make 5dc into each corner.
We hope you enjoyed this fun crochet project! Furthermore, check out our video tutorials (3 parts) which will help you to master this stitch:
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