Welcome to Craft For The World, who doesn’t like to try new patterns and even better when we do it next to the one we love or someone we love, excited to start this beautiful pattern called Velvet Dotted Lines. It’s a simple stitch, using half a double crochet stitch between the posts.
This stitch is just like half a normal crochet hook (YO, insert your hook, YO, pull, YO, pull all 3 loops), except that you are working between the stems of the stitches below, instead of the top of the stitches below.
This is a pattern that works best with a tighter stitch and tighter tension. If you tend to be a loose crocheter like me, it is definitely recommended to drop a hook size.
The yarn is so soft and soft it is impossible not to love this yarn, even more transformed into a blanket!
(Finished size 31 in. x 41 in.)
- 2 (10.5oz) skeins of Bernat Velvet yarn in Smokey Violet
- 1 (10.5oz) skein of Bernat Velvet yarn in White
- Size J or K Hook
- Tapestry Needle
Chain 70 (or any multiple of 7) with Smokey Violet.
(Note: Normally, half a double crochet stitch is used, starting by entering the third chain of the hook and chaining 2 at the end of each line, but as this thread is very flexible, it can start at the second chain of the hook and only chain 1. At the end of each line, if you prefer to start at the third chain and at chain 2 at the end of each line, this is perfectly fine, just add an extra chain to your base chain, so that you have enough points to evenly align your bobbles).
ROW 1: In the second chain from the hook, work a half double crochet (HDC). Work a HDC in each chain to the end. Then chain one and turn.
ROW 2-5: Work 4 rows of HDC, working in between the posts of the stitches of the row below (see video demonstration above). Chain one and turn at the end of each row. When you reach the end of the 5th row, pull through with White on the last stitch and cut the Smokey Violet, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later. (There should be three loops on your hook when you pull through with White.) Chain one and turn.
Work 6 more HDCs, then another bobble. Continue the pattern of 6 HDCs, one bobble until you reach the end of the row, ending with 6 HDCs. On the last stitch, pull through with Smokey Violet and cut the White, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later. Chain one and turn.
ROW 7-11: Work 5 rows of HDC in Smokey Violet (working in between the posts), chaining one and turning at the end of each row. When you reach the end of the 11th row, pull through with White.
ROW 12: Repeat row 6.
Repeat rows 7 through 12 until you reach your desired blanket length. When the blanket is finished, weave all the ends in with a tapestry needle.
ROW 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 3. DC around the entire blanket, work 3 DCs into each corner stitch.
ROW 2: When you reach the corner you started with, work 3 DCs into that corner, then go around the blanket again, this time alternating front and back post double crochet. A front post DC means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC. A back post DC means you insert your hook from the back to the front and work a DC.
When you get to the corners of this row, you will want to continue the pattern of alternating front and back post double crochet, but you will work three stitches around the corner post. So, for example, if you get to the corner post and you are supposed to work a front post DC, then work a front post DC, a back post DC, and a front post DC all around that corner post. Then in the next stitch you would continue the alternating pattern, working the opposite of whichever stitch you just used (in this example, you would work a back post DC).
Maybe it’s a little difficult and confusing! Remember that you are always alternating the double crochet front and back posts around the entire blanket; by chance, you work three of those points in the same post when you work in the corners.
ROW 3-4: When you finish row 2, work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat row 2 two more times around the blanket, until you have four rows total. (Or you can go around as many times as you like to get the desired height from the edge – it was done four times before going wireless.) When you get to the corner you started in, slide the stitch in the corner and tie.
Thank you very much for having seen this pattern, I hope you enjoyed and gained knowledge of making this blanket!