Hello and Welcome!
This blanket was fun and incredibly easy folks! The color way is really basic and with the large color blocks, I whipped it up in no time!
The Caron Simply Soft was like a cherry on top for sure. You pair a squishy stitch like the wattle crochet stitch with a soft silky yarn and it’s heaven! Enjoy!
What is the Wattle Stitch?
A cousin to the Wattle stitch, the Sedge stitch on a cluster of stitches consisting of the single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet (sc,hdc,dc). Your chain is worked in Multiples of 3. This stitch works up surprisingly fast and creates fabulous texture!
YO – Yarn Over
REP – Repeat
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crocher
ST – Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
SK – Skip
*All stitches are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 18 sts and 12 row = 4” (10cm)
Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.
SC (SC) – Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops on the hook.
Double Crochet (DC) – YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
If you’re not familiar with the Wattle Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video.
In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.
The row counts for all 3 sizes are super easy. Each one is mirrored on both sides. The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
Repeat from * to **
Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting!
While the Wattle stitch is super easy to crochet, we have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) smooth sailing. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!
- It’s a good idea to weave in those ends with a darning/tapestry needle instead of crocheting over the top of them, Since you skip 2 chains/stitches there isn’t a lot of opportunity for security.
- If you’re having a hard time finding that list stitch at the end of the row to crochet into, try chaining 2 before you turn. It creates just a wee bit more height and loosens then end of the row up.
- Not every blanket needs a border! Don’t be afraid to skip it. If you edges are straight and consistent, there’s really no need!
Sometimes it’s easier to shop your stash so we worked out some alternative brands for ya. We’ve matched each one in person so we know first hand they’ll play nice and look lovely! To see the exact amounts of each you will need to purchase and doweled the pdf. You can do that HERE.
Red Heart With Love: Aran, Chocolate, Iced Aqua, Cornsilk and Tiger Lily
Red Heart Soft: Off White, Chocolate, Turquoise, Lemon and Cinnabar
Red Heart Super Saver: Aran, Coffee, Aruba Sea, Cornmeal and Carrot
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!: Ivory, Brown, Turquoise, Sungold and Burnt Pumpkin
Lion Brand Basic Stitch: Ecru, Cocoa, Turquoise Heather, Lemonade and Pumpkin
That’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace