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Diagonal Line Blanket

This blanket from Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions is worked from one corner diagonally in rows to the opposite corner, by increasing blocks until the centre row then decreasing to make a neat square.

SKILL RATING: •••

MATERIALS

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic, approx. 156m/170yd per 100g/3½ oz ball) Aran (worsted) weight yarn:

2 balls each of shades:

Silver Blue 105 (A)

Linen 099 (B)

Pistachio 169 (C)

1 ball each of shades:

Pink 101 (D)

White 100 (E)

6mm (US size J/10) hook

Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished blanket is 107cm (42in) square

TENSION (GAUGE)

Four 3-tr blocks x 4.5 rows = 10cm (4in) in stitch patt, using

6mm (US size J/10) hook.

 

For the blanket

Using a 6mm (US size J/10) hook and yarn A, work a foundation ch of 6 sts.

Row 1: 1tr in 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each of next 2 sts. One 3-tr block.

Row 2: Turn work, ch6, 1tr in 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, sl st in ch sp on block from previous row, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 3tr in same sp. Two 3-tr blocks.

Row 3: Turn work, ch6, 1tr in 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, sl st in ch sp on fi rst block from previous row, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 3tr in same sp, sl st in ch sp on 2nd block from previous row, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 3tr in same sp.

Three 3-tr blocks.

Cont in patt as set for a further 20 rows, 23 rows in total.

Twenty-three 3-tr blocks.

Cont in patt as set, working foll colour sequence:

Yarn B for 4 rows. Twenty-seven 3-tr blocks.

Yarn C for 4 rows. Thirty-one 3-tr blocks.

Yarn B for 4 rows. Thirty-five 3-tr blocks.

Yarn C for 4 rows. Thirty-nine 3-tr blocks.

Yarn D for 3 rows. Forty-two 3-tr blocks.

 

Begin Decreasing

Cont with yarn D, turn work, sl st in 3 sts on fi rst block in row, *sl st in ch sp on next block from previous row, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 3tr in same sp; rep from * to last block, sl st in ch sp on last block, turn for next row.

This sets patt for dec, cont in dec patt as set in foll colour sequence until one block remains:

Yarn D for 1 row. Forty 3-tr blocks.

Yarn C for 4 rows. Thirty-six 3-tr blocks.

Yarn B for 4 rows. Thirty-two 3-tr blocks.

Yarn C for 4 rows. Twenty-eight 3-tr blocks.

Yarn B for 4 rows. Twenty-four 3-tr blocks.

Yarn A for 23 rows. One 3-tr block.

Fasten off .

For the Border

Round 1: With RS facing, using a 6mm (US size J/10) hook, join yarn E in fi rst st after any corner, ch1, *1dc in each st to next corner, (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in corner; rep from * 3 more times, join with a sl st in fi rst dc.

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as tr), *1tr in each st to next corner sp, (1tr, ch2, 1tr) in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, join with a sl st in 3rd of 3-ch.

Round 3: Ch1, *1dc in each st to next corner sp, (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, join with a sl st in first dc.

Fasten off.

Making up and finishing

Weave in all ends and block as desired to neaten.

This project is from Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions by Laura Strutt. To get more free projects like this one - direct to your inbox - sign up to our mailing list here. 



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