I'm pleased to present my latest free pattern. I've been working on it for a few weeks now. It's called the Slant Stitch Baby Blanket. Now, I did NOT invent the slant stitch. I cannot take credit for that. I did, however, take the stitch and use it to make something. I take credit for making the blanket pattern, nothing more. With that said, here are some photos and a free pattern after.
Slant Stitch Baby Blanket - Free Pattern
Bernat Baby Sport yarn - approx. 13 to 14 oz.
size G crochet hook
yarn needle for weaving in ends
(Multiple of 4 + 1 ch)
Ch 121 loosely.
1- sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (120)
2- (Right side) ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn; dc in next sc, *[sk next sc, dc in next 3 sc, yo, insert hook in skipped sc and pull up a loop even with hook, )yo, and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice (SLANT STITCH MADE)]; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
3- ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern (you should have 41 slant stitch rows when you are finished); do not fasten off yarn at the end of the last row 3 as we will go to the edging.
1- ch 1, turn; sc evenly around the edge of the blanket, working 3 sc in each corner stitch, join with a sl st to beg ch 1.
2 & 3- ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st, join with a sl st to beg ch 1.
At the end of round 3, fasten off yarn, weave in end.
And now, a bonus pattern:
TO MAKE A 7" SQUARE USING THE SLANT STITCH
ch 25 loosely.
follow baby blanket pattern until the piece measures almost 7" (ending with a row 3).
work 2 rounds of sc for edging.