Back in December, I showed you how I plan to decorate my son number 1’s bedroom. We looked at what we had to work with, on his bed was his crochet zig zag blanket. I wanted to share with my crochet readers the pattern. So now you can make one too!
I searched high and low for a zigzag pattern, and I just couldn’t find one that didn’t involve thousands of single crochet (UK doubles)! I wanted a blanket in a couple of months not a life long project(!), so of course this is what led me to write my own. I’ve made ripple blankets before. I knew the basis of what I was trying to create. I just needed to make the ripples a tad steeper.
To make your zig zag blanket:
I used my long time favourite DK Special Stylecraft yarn. I used the colours teal, duck egg, lobellia, mustard, graphite, white, empire, silver and storm blue. It was a big blanket so I used 3 balls of each.
Darning needle for sewing in ends.
insert hook into stitch, yarn over and bring back loop, (1 loop)
insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and bring back loop,(2 loops)
insert hook into last stitch yarn over and bring back a loop, (3 loops)
yarn over though all 3 loops on hook.
yarn over, insert hook into 1st stitch, yo, bring back a loop, yo through 2 loops,(2 loops on hook)
yo insert hook into next stitch, yo bring back loop, yo through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook)
yo insert hook into final stitch, yo bring back a loop, yo through 2 loops (4 loops on hook) yo through all 4 loops.
Foundation chain is worked in multiples of 50 plus 1 chain for turning. This means you can work in multiples of 50 until your desired width.
Row 1: 2sc in second chain from hook, *1sc in the next 10 chains. Then work sc3tog over the next 3 chains, 1sc in the next 10 chains, 3sc in the next chain* (increase) repeat between *’s until last stitch where you put 2sc in the last chain not 3.
Row 2: Ch3 and 1dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next 10st, dc3tog over the next 3 st, 1dc in the next 10st, 3dc in the next stitch,* repeat between *’s until the last stitch where you finish with 2dc in the last stitch.
Continue to repeat row 2 until desired length.
Please let me know how you get on, and show me your zigzags! If you are on instagram you can tag me using @thebungalowedit