Hi BiCrafty Bootcamp Crocheters! We are giving you a break this week from learning something new in crochet. After all, you’ve really been soaking up a whole lot of information over the past few weeks. So, we’re skipping the live video. But we don’t want to leave you without a project. So we’re sharing a single double double-stranded crochet blanket free pattern for you to work on this week as extra credit. It will help you practice your basic crochet skills, build your muscle memory, and start something new.
BiCrafty Bootcamp Lessons to Date
Here’s where you can find what we’ve done in BiCrafty Bootcamp so far. This includes links to each of the four lessons we’ve completed. Each lesson has links at the bottom for extra suggested projects you might like. And the main post and individual posts also have the live video tutorial for each section. There’s already a lot of info here and we’re only one month into this terrific crochet bootcamp.
What is Single Double Crochet?
You’ve heard me mention single double crochet stitch before. It’s one of my favorite stitch patterns. Single double crochet stitch simply means, as the name suggests, that you alternate single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches across the row. You work single crochet into double crochet from the row below and vice versa. You might also have heard this called seed stitch, griddle stitch, lemon peel stitch or another name. Crochet stitch names aren’t consistent across different designers and eras. But the design is a beautiful texture no matter what you call it. We call it single double combination crochet stitch.
What is Double-Stranded Crochet?
This is a double-stranded crochet blanket pattern. That sounds like something complicated, doesn’t it? It’s not at all. It simply means that you hold two strands of yarn together while you work. We’re going to use a worsted weight yarn. So you’ll make this double-stranded crochet blanket by holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together. Since this makes a thicker, bulkier yarn than a single strand, you’ll work with a larger crochet hook. Other than that, though, you’re doing the same thing that you’ve already learned how to do as a crocheter. Nothing new here. Just practice and building muscle memory.
Materials for Double-Stranded Crochet Blanket Free Pattern
Hopefully you already did your shopping with your handy BiCrafty Bootcamp Yarn List. This list covers what you need for the next five lessons, too.
Double-Stranded Crochet Blanket Free Pattern
This is my go to crochet baby shower blanket pattern. If I need a quick gift to whip up I grab two colors of ombre yarn and make this fun blanket.
It keeps me interested while I crochet because it is exciting to see the colors meld and flow into one another as I crochet.
Plus, because I hold the yarn double, it works up double quick! I have been known to make a blanket like this in one day. Mind you, I was sitting all day and only working on the blanket, but I did it 🙂
Now you can make your own fun Go To Crochet Baby Shower Blanket.
>>The pattern can be found here <<
or click the image below.
Video Tutorial For Single Double Crochet Stitch Pattern and Working Double-Stranded
Even though we’re not going live on YouTube this week, we’re not going to leave you hanging. Marly is working up a video to show you how to make this fun blanket. As soon as she has it ready it will be posted here.