The foundation chain is a multiple of 6 with an added 5 on the end. My pattern uses a base chain of 125.
Next, you'll put 1 dc into the 4th ch from the hook to get started, and another dc in the next ch.
Now ch 3. Then skip the next 3 ch and put 1 dc into each of the following 3 ch. Repeat from the ch 3 to the end of the row.
For row 2, we're gonna keep with this color turn and ch 3. We're gonna skip the 3 dc in the previous row, then working over the ch 3 space, we're gonna put a dc into each of the 3 skipped ch in the foundation ch.
Note: For this starting point, you'll be using one loop from the starting ch.
Then ch 3 and again skip the next 3 dc and working over the previous ch 3 space, put 1 dc into each of the skipped ch below.
Your piece should look something like this:
Notice how you are working those dc around the ch 3?
Repeat this process to the end of the row.
Now for continuing the pattern, when you move on to subsequent rows, you'll still be working around the ch 3 space, but you'll be placing the dc into the 3 dc from the rows below using both loops.
I hope the above mini-tutorial helps you understand the light complex piece to this pattern. Below, you will find the entire pattern and photos to ogle!
9oz each of- Caron Simply Soft Yarn
Size- 32" (height) x 36" (width)
Gauge- 1" across 3 dc stitches
Multiples- 6 plus 5 for base
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, *ch 3, sk next 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3ch, repeat from * across to end
Row 2: ch 3, sk next 3 dc, *working over next ch 3 space, put 1 dc in each dc two rows below
(Note: at start of blanket, you'll be putting the 3 dc into the foundation ch)
Be sure to use both loops of the dc. ch 3, sk 3 dc, repeat from * to the end of the row- you'll end with a ch 3, put 1 sc in top of turning ch
Row 3: ch3, sk 1st stitch, working over ch3sp put 1 dc in each of skipped dc two rows below, * ch 3, sk 3 sts, working over next ch3sp put 1 dc in each of skipped dc two rows below, repeat from * across
Repeat rows 2 and 3, alternating, until blanket is desired length.
Border: To make the final row similar to the beginning row, put dc into the skipped dc 2 rows below, same as the pattern repeat, however, instead of chaining 3, you'll be putting a sc into each of the dc in the previous row. Then, sc evenly all the way around to finish.
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sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
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