Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern

TLC Blanket – Part 6

In Part 6 of TLC Blanket we are learning to make textured stitches, particularly front and back post stitches. These stitches are not worked in the top of the stitch as we normally do, but around the post of the stitch, tipping the top of the stitch forward or backwards. As a result you get a 3D effect on your work.

Resources

Materials

TLC Blanket is available in 3 beautiful colorways from the wide range of Scheepjes Chunky Monkey yarn. Each blanket is made using 6 colors, a 5.0mm and a 6.5mm hook. Find all information about yarn amounts and other other supplies HERE.

Scheepjes Chunky Monkey is available from many Scheepjes retailers, including Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), and Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU). Many stores (will soon) have kits available in the colors I selected, such as Wool Warehouse (UK/Int) who have kits for the Kaleidoscope, Marine and Meadow colorways. Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) and Creahuys 41 (NL) also have kits available, but you are also more than welcome to choose your own colors.


Learning Objectives Part 6

In part 6 of the pattern you will learn to add texture to your fabric. You will learn

  • to work around the post of a stitch
  • to work front post and back post stitches

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US terms.
bpdc back post double crochet
ch chain
dc double crochet
fpdc front post double crochet
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
RS Right side of work
WS Wrong side of work

Notes and Tips Part 6

  • The stitch pattern we work in rows 44-47 is called a waffle stitch, this stitch pattern is perfect for learning to make front and back post stitches.
  • Ch2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • Ch3 at the beginning of a row counts a 1dc.

Video Tutorials Part 6

To help you as much as possible, I have made full video tutorials showing as much as possible of every step involved in making your TLC Blanket. The videos are available in a LEFT HANDED version and a RIGHT HANDED version.


Pattern Part 6

Row 40 (RS) With 5mm hook, attach Color A in first st with ss, ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc in next st to end. Turn. 
[145 dc]

Row 41 (WS) Ch2 (does not count as a st), 1fpdc in first st, 1fpdc in next st to end. Turn. 
[145 fpdc]

Row 42 (RS) Ch3, 1bpdc in first st, 1bpdc in next st to end. Turn. 
[1 dc, 144 bpdc]

Row 43 (WS) Ch3, 1dc in next st to end. Turn.
[145 dc]

Row 44 (RS) Ch2, 1fpdc around first st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 1fpdc around next st; repeat from * to end. Turn.
[49 fpdc, 96 dc]

Row 45 (WS) Ch3, *1fpdc around next 2 sts, 1dc in next st; repeat from * to end. Turn.
[96 fpdc, 49 d]

Rows 46-47 Repeat Rows 44 and 45.

Row 48 (RS) Ch3, 1dc in next st to end. Turn.
[145 dc]

Row 49 (WS) Repeat Row 41.
[145 fpdc]

Row 50 (RS) Repeat Row 42.
[1 dc, 144 bpdc]

Row 51 (WS) Ch3, 1dc in next st to end. Leave yarn attached. Secure working loop with a stitch maker.
[145 dc]

Finishing Part 6

Work away all yarn tails. The blanket is now about 65cm wide and 125cm long.


#TLCBlanket

If you would like to share your blankets, use the hashtag #TLCBlanket or #itsallinanutshell to help me find it on Facebook or Instagram. If you need any extra help, I am available in my Facebook group It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts. Also if you would like to show us your blanket, my Facebook group is a great place to do so.

Just let your hands run over the stitches of part 6, you can really feel the texture. Next week we will add even more texture to the blanket when we make popcorn stitches.

With love,
Esther

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