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Between Ridges Blanket a Free Crochet Pattern

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Between the Ridges Crochet Throw Blanket is so cozy and comfy that you’ll never want to leave. Snuggle up with a warm drink and good book or ready to those little sweeties under your handmade blanket. Whatever your style of relaxing is, the Between the Ridges Blanket will keep you toasty snug.

This squishy crochet afghan is made with worsted weight yarn and your favorite 6mm hook. I chose Paintbox Aran in Melon Sorbet, which is a gorgeous peachy orange. My favorite thing about this throw blanket is that the border is made as you go! I kinda love it.

I always enjoy having a large crochet project going “in the background.” This usually means I have something I can pick up and continue here and there throughout my day. So often I’m crocheting a sweater or a blanket pattern, since they take the longest to work up.

I have loved working on this beautiful blanket. The repeat is simple and easy to memorize too-a bonus for tired moms, ? or any of us who like to crochet at night.

It’s been a while since I crocheted a blanket that we get to keep. But I think this one will be much loved in our house this season. And one of my little guys is a huge fan of orange.

picture of crochet blanket folded

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The Yarn

For this crochet blanket I used a 10 ball pack of Paintbox Simply Aran. I love how LoveCrafts will put these on sale quite regularly. 10 balls of this aran/worsted weight yarn was just the right amount for a throw size blanket.

picture of crochet ribbed throw blanket in orange on blue chair

Construction

The border of this blanket is worked as you go. This means the first 10 rows will be the bottom bordered edge. Then it’s time to start the center section, which will begin and end with the bordered edges. Once the desired length is reached, the final 10 rows will be the opposite bordered edge.

picture of orange crochet blanket twisted on wood floor

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Materials

10 balls of Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Melon Sorbet, or 2000 yds of worsted/aran yarn.

6mm hook

Yarn needle

Measuring tape

Scissors

picture of orange blanket and wood crochet hook
My 6mm Ebony Streamline is an amazing hook. It keeps my hands healthy even when crocheting for hours.

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. The border is worked as you go.
  3. Stitch multiple is 2 + 2 for the foundation chain.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

rep-repeat st(s)-stitch(es)

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

hdc(s)-half double crochet(s)

sl st-slip stitch

Special Stitches

Fdc-foundation double crochet

Fpdc-Front Post Double Crochet

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC): made the same way you make the FPDC, but instead of inserting your hook in from the front around the post of the stitch you insert your hook from the back around the post and form a double crochet.

Finished Dimensions:

48” long x 44” wide

Adjustments

Wider

The stitch multiple for the center section is 2, so any even number, and the edges need an odd number on each side.

As written the border has 17 sts on either side, so 34 sts total for both edges. To change them, keep it odd 13, 15, 17, 19… etc. Now these are on both edges, so remember to double this number so for a larger border of 19 sts on either side, 13 x 2 = 26… or 19 x 2 = 38 sts.

Here are some common blanket widths. This chart assumes you will keep the border edge stitch count the same as the pattern. See above note if you’re modifying edges.

Blanket Sizes

WidthStart with # sts
36″108
44″126
52″156
60″180

Longer

Likewise, to lengthen or shorten your blanket add or subtract rows. For every 9 rows you add or subtract you will gain or lose 4″ in length. Remember any changes will effect the amount of yarn needed, so plan accordingly.

Gauge

4” x 4” = 12 hdc sts x 9 rows of hdc 

Pattern

 Row 1. Fdc 126 or chain 128, dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. 

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * across to one st left, dc in last st, turn. (126 sts)

Row 3-9. Rep last row, or for 4.”

Pictured: Rows 1-9 and the first part of 10.

picture of crochet blanket in orange border

Row 10. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * 7 more times (=17 sts on edge), *{sk next fpdc, 2 hdc in next bpdc} rep from *across to last 17 sts, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * til 1 st left, dc in last st (=17 sts on edge), turn. (126 sts=17 sts each edge + 92 hdc in center) 

Pictured: Row 10 beginning the center section of hdc

picture of crochet throw blanket in orange border stitches
picture of crochet blanket center stitches orange

Pictured: Row 11 starting with fpdc/bpdc and starting hdc center section

Row 11. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * 7 more times (=17 sts on edge), *{sk next 2 hdc and work 2 hdc into the space between sets of hdc sts} rep from * across to last 17 sts, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * 7 more times, (=17 sts on edge), dc in last st, turn. (126 sts=17 sts each edge + 92 hdc in center)

Row 12-103. Rep last row or until center section measures about 38,” or to your desired length. 

Row 104. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * across to one st left, dc in last, turn. (126 sts)

Row 105-112. Rep last row, or for 4.”

Finishing

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet throw blanket. I’d love to see your #betweenridgesblanket 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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