Raspberry Ridges Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Raspberry Ridges Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Raspberry Ridges Blanket is the perfect combination of simplicity and beautifully textured stitches. With enough repeats to be eye catching, but not so many that you can’t enjoy your favorite shows, this blanket makes for a happy maker and a joyful recipient.

The Lemon Peel stitch is one of my favorites and I’ve made 3 blankets with it! 🀩 In this version you crochet into the turning chain, which I know is not as common (or as easy!). So if that gives you any trouble you might consider starting with a sc and ending with a dc as I did in my Christmas Lights Blanket.

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In the Christmas Lights Blanket version your stitch multiple is different than this blanket (2 +1)-so that you don’t have to crochet into the turning chains. Check out that post for all the details!

I used stitch markers on this one (see my notes πŸ‘‡) and after a few rows it’s easy peasy to “see” where to insert your hook. I’m pretty used to working into turning chains now, so it’s no biggie. And it really does give you a clean, straight edge!

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This was the first time I used the exhdc-extended half double crochet stitch and I love it. I ended up using it again in my Pixie Spice Hat. It easily creates such interesting texture.πŸ‚πŸ

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This gorgeous pink blanket was gifted to my son’s teacher-a mama of 2 boys with a little girl on the way! How could I not shower her in all things pinky pink? And isn’t Lion Brand’s Denali just the loveliest? I love that Heartland is soft, squishy and washable! Perfect for littles.

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Materials

Notes

  1. The multiple is an even number of stitches.
  2. Your foundation chain will increase as you work into it. Mine grew 6” from 32” to 38” so I have adjusted the pattern to give you about 36” wide. You can check your width after a few rows and adjust if necessary. 
  3. Finished dimensions are 36” wide by 44” long. 
  4. Use your stitch markers to mark the turning Ch 1. The last dc of each row is worked into this chain.
  5. The only rows that you do not work into the turning ch are the second row of the exhdc section through the last row of the exhdc section. Pay close attention to the first and last rows when changing stitch sections. Counting then helps!
  6. You will work alternating sections of 8” (27 rows of dc/sc) & 4” (8 rows of exhdc) as detailed in the pattern. 
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Stitches

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

sc-single crochet

Exhdc-extended half double crochet-yo insert your hook into the stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo (4 loops on your hook) and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on your hook), yo (4 loops on your hook) and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. 

ss-slip stitch

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

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Pattern

 Ch 116

1.Dc in the 2nd ch from your hook (mark the skipped chs with your stitch marker, you will work into this space at the end of the next row), *{sc in the next ch, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (116) st

2. Ch 1 (mark this st, & all Ch 1 sts, as you will crochet into it at the end of the next row), sk the first dc, *{dc in the next sc, sc in the next dc} rep from * to the end, dc into the marked turning ch, turn. (116) st

3. Rep Row 2 through Row 27, or 8.” 

28. Ch 1, exhdc in the same st and in each st across. **Remember to work the last exhdc of the row into the turning ch 1, turn. (116) exhdc

From Row 29-35 you will no longer be working into the turning chain, but into the last exhdc.

29. Ch 1, exhdc in the same st and in each exhdc across, turn. (116) exhdc

30-35. Rep Row 29, or until 4” is reached. **Mark the turning Ch 1 on the last exhdc to row. You will crochet into this on the last stitch of the next row.

36-62. (27 rows, or 8”) Ch 1 (mark this st & all Ch 1 sts, as you will crochet into it at the end of the next row), sk the first exhdc, *{dc in the next exhdc, sc in the next exhdc} rep from * across, dc into the turning ch 1, turn. (116) sts

63-70. (8 rows, or 4”) Rep the exhdc Rows 28-35.

71-96. (27 rows, or 8”) Rep the  dc/sc Rows 36-62. 

97-104. (8 rows, or 4”) Rep the exhdc Rows 28-35.

105-131. (27 rows, or 8”) Rep the dc/sc Rows 36-62.

Finish off.

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 I’d love to see your #raspberryridges blankets tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic! Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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