I found this beautiful blanket on Happy in Red and fell in love with it. When I read the pattern properly and realised how easy it was I was even more excited.
Up to now I have pretty much avoided crochet that involves straight edges. It's just so hard to keep the sides from meandering (even on something as tiny as my little Earphone Wire Tidy pattern I struggled) I like granny squares and other things that go round and round. But this gorgeous pattern, this made it easy and very do-able.
This was my "work in progress" that you could see in my Silent Sunday photo on 20th July.
If you want to have a go you need to pop over to Happy in Red to get the pattern. What I am sharing here is what I did to make this blanket based on Ester's lovely instructions.
I chose white and rainbow dk and used:
White 2 x 100g balls
Yellow 1 x 50g ball
Red, Orange, Green, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Lilac and Wine 25g of each
I used a 5mm hook and started with a chain of 123.
With the border the finished size is 39" x 36"
Ester from Happy in Red has written the pattern as 5 rows but really once you are past the foundation chain and row one it is only 2 rows of pattern.
You are basically doing a granny stripe with clusters of 2 trebles (that's UK tr or US dc) turning it over each row and going back the other way.
The white row has a single stitch at each end, the coloured row is all clusters of 2.