Hello and Welcome!
About a year or so ago a friend of mine crocheted a chevron in these colors. I totally stole them cause I needed a baby blanket for a lil girl and these were perfect! I never took pictures or anything, but the left over skeins sat on a shelf ever since. Sooo…when I planned blankets for this month I thought it was a grand time for round 2!
Thick, soft wattle stitches paired with pinks and white make this blanket perfect for your sweet pea!
What is the Wattle Stitch?
A cousin to the Sedge stitch, the Wattle stitch on a cluster of stitches consisting of the single crochet, chain 1 and double crochet (sc, ch 1, 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.
Chain – Multiple of 3
Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, *work SC, CH 1, DC. SK 2 CH. Repeat from * across the row. When 3 chains remain, SK 2 CH and work 1 SC in last CH. CH 2 and turn.
SK the first two ST, start in the first CH space with *SC, CH 1, DC into the same CH space. SK two ST. REP from * across the row ending with 1 SC in turning chain. CH 2 and turn.
REPEAT ROW 2
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.
Wattle Stitch Lovey
Red Heart Super Saver (RHSS) medium (worsted)
weight 100% acrylic yarn (198g/7oz./364 yd. per skein)
1 skein each (unless otherwise noted):
(W) White, (B) Baby Pink, (L)Light Raspberry,
(P) Petal Pink, (C) Claret
Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook
The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
You can find RED HEART SUPER SAVER – HERE
- WHITE – 6
- *BABY PINK – 2
- LT. RASPBERRY – 2
- PETAL PINK – 2
- CLARET – 2
- PETAL PINK – 2
- LT. RASPBERRY – 2
- BABY PINK – 2
- **WHITE – 6
- REPEAT FROM * TO ** 3X END WITH 6 WHITE
- TOTAL: 86 ROWS
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!
I decided to go with a ruffled border on this. I probably wouldn’t given a chance to do it again, but it was fun anyway! If you dig it, I simply did one round single crochet and then 1 round with 3 double crochet in to each stitch.
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: White, Sweet Pink, Bubblegum, Merlot and Cameo
Caron Simply Soft: White, Soft Pink, Victorian Rose, Strawberry and Burgundy
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