Gorgeous crochet ribbed blanket square
The Mountain Lake square is a crochet ribbed blanket square, the second installment in the Fall Feels CAL. In this square we will be learning or practicing crochet post stitches.
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This blanket square is worked back and forth in rows of crochet ribbing, and then edged all around with single crochet stitches so that it is easy to join to the other squares in the Fall Feels Throw.
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The Fall Feels CAL
The Fall Feels CAL is a fun event to learn new stitches, meet crochet friends, and crochet an autumn afghan. The first square was released on October 4th, and this new square on October 11th. Each Tuesday through November 15 a new section of the pattern will be released. On the final Tuesday of the crochet along, participants will get the assembly and edging instructions for the blanket.
In addition to crocheting this fall throw blanket, you can visit with other participants in my Facebook group. Participation in the discussion there will also count as entries in a giveaway for three fall-themed stitch marker sets.
Get all the details about the Fall Feels CAL here.
What materials will I need to crochet this blanket square?
You will need 3 skeins of Cascade Yarns Pacific in #150 Blue Sapphire, a J (6 mm) crochet hook, 3 stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
What skills will I need to crochet this ribbed square?
Crochet ribbing can be made in different ways. This square uses crochet post stitches and half double crochet to make the ribbing. If you haven’t learned how to crochet post stitches before, watch the video below and you can learn how!
This square is crocheted in rows, but then edged all around with single crochet. You will be crocheting into row ends to make that edging, which isn’t hard, but you may want a little guidance if you haven’t done it before.
You will need to make half double crochet stitches, and a few single crochet decreases, abbreviated sc2tog. If any of the techniques or stitches I mentioned are unfamiliar, the video below will be a help. It demonstrates all of the stitches and skills needed.
Mountain Lake Crochet Ribbed Blanket Square
By April Garwood
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: About 8 inches square.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific (60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Merino Wool; 213 yds; 100 g; Worsted Weight/4/Medium): 3 skeins #150 Blue Sapphire.
Crochet Hook: J (6 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 14 sts x 10 rows = About 4 inches square in post stitch ribbing.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviations chart here.
For help with basic stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.
For a full video tutorial for this square, be sure to scroll up for the video.
Front post double crochet (fpdc): Yo, insert hook around post of designated st from the front, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.
Back post double crochet (bpdc): Yo, insert hook around post of designated st from the back, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.
Single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog): Insert hook in first designated st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in second designated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops.
Mountain Lake Square (make 8)
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch 2 does not count as a st), dc in each ch across, turn – 27 sts.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, hdc in first st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * across, turn.
Alternate repeating Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.
Work in pattern for a total of 18 rows, ending with a Row 2 repeat.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, with RS facing, *turn 90 degrees to work across row ends, use stitch markers to visually divide this edge into quarters, (6 sc across row ends to next st marker) 3 times, 7 sc across remaining row ends, placing last sc in corner, ch 2 (corner ch sp made), turn 90 degrees to work across next edge, (sc in 8 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts) 2 times, sc in remaining 7 sts**, ch 2, repeat from * to **, hdc in first st to join (hdc counts as corner ch sp) – 100 sts, 4 corner ch sps. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Blocking is optional.
And that finishes our crochet ribbed blanket squares for the Fall Feels Throw! Be sure to share your squares in the Facebook group discussion. I’ll be announcing the winner of the first set of stitch markers on Friday the 14th of October, and comments on CAL posts count as entries in that drawing!
To find all the details and other parts of the Fall Feels CAL and Throw Blanket pattern, visit the crochet along page here.
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