Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan Hooking Tutorial
The Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket pattern was originally written up for a baby sized blanket, but of course, it can work for everything from a dishcloth to a king sized bedspread! This past week I worked up one in a size that’s great for a throw, wrap, or lap-ghan. Or maybe an accent/decorator blanket. Whatever you call it, it all worked out.
- Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, 8 skeins (2840 yards)
- I /9 – 5.50 mm Hook
- Finished size: 50″ x 46″ (scroll to the bottom of this pattern for additional sizing info)
- Need a visual rather than written instructions? This video shows how it comes together!
- You can plan a stripe pattern, or pick them randomly.
- Dc5tog: Bobble stitches are worked from the “wrong side” – meaning they pop out away from you as you work. They are worked much like a dc dec, but all into the same stitch. To dc5tog, work 5 dc all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop unworked on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 sts. Work tightly here, and as soon as you make the next (sc) st, the bobble should pop right out on the other side of your work!
Starting chain: 167
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook. (Starting chain of each row counts as first dc.) Dc in each st across to end. Ch1, turn. (165 dc)
Row 2: (WS) Sc into the first 4 sts, *dc5tog into the next st, sc in the next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row, ending the row with 1sc in the top of the turning chain.
Row 3: (RS) Change to second stripe color. Ch 3, turn. Dc across row to the end, skipping the turning ch. Ch1, turn.
Row 4: (WS) Sc into the first 2 sts, *dc5tog into next st, sc in the next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * until the last 3 sts. End the row with one more dc5tog and sc in the last 2 sts (final st in the top of the turning chain).
Row 5: (RS) Change color to 3rd stripe skein. Work as for Row 3.
Row 6 to end: Repeat Rows 2 through 5, changing colors on the odd numbered rows, until you feel the blanket is roughly square or you run out of yarn!
I wish I could’ve gotten better pics, but I finished it up late at night and wanted to get it mailed out the next morning. But it should give you an idea of how to make this blanket your own! Have fun and happy hooking!
FOR ADDITIONAL SIZES:
- In order to change the size, add or subtract in the chain row by multiples of 4 stitches.
- For a Twin Size blanket, start with a chain of 227.
- For a Queen Size blanket, start with a chain of 331.
- For a King Size blanket, start with a chain of 399.