Friday, July 12, 2013

Slant Stitch Baby Blanket - Free Pattern

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.
 (folded up)
 (laid out)
 (close up)
(a corner)

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.

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.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for your time writing this pattern for us addicts. I appreciate all the time it took you to write it. It is a beautiful blanket.

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  2. Do you have a video for this pattern. I do not understand the terminology, but comprehend better while watching.

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    1. i'm sorry, but no. i don't have a video.

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  3. Thank you so much for this pattern. I have done this stitch before but in worsted weight yarn and think it is much prettier using the sport weight.

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