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bernat® toasty™ mad for plaid crochet blanket

Look at these beautiful, rich textures! Using Bernat® Toasty™ yarn, this blanket incorporates blocks of colour using an intarsia technique where separate balls of colour are used for each different area. An all over moss stitch keeps the pattern simple and fun! The blanket's vertical lines are created with a surface slip stitch technique, making a grid that makes lines easy to create.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx 52" x 62½" [132 cm x 159 cm]
GAUGE: 10 sts and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat; save time and check your gauge.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
Notes:
- Wind balls of the colours to be used, one for each separate area of colour in the design.
- To change colour, work to last 2 loops on hook and draw new colour through last 2 loops and proceed, keeping colour change to WS of work.
With A, ch 131. (See Chart).
Row 1: (RS). With A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 6 times. With B, 1 sc in next ch. (Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 6 times. *With A, 1 sc in next ch. (Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 6 times. With B, 1 sc in next ch. (Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 6 times. Rep from * to end of chain. 130 sts. Turn.
Row 2: With B, ch 1. *With B, 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. With A, 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: With A, ch 1, *With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. With B, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows once more.
Row 6: As Row 2.
Row 7: With C, ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rows 8 to 13: As Rows 2 and 3, 3 times more.
Row 14: With A, ch 1. *With A, 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. With C, 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 15: With C, ch 1. *With C, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rows 16-19: As Rows 14 and 15 twice more.
Row 20: With B, ch 1. *1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

Step 3

Row 21: With C, ch 1. *With C, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 22: With A, ch 1. *With A, 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. With C, 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rows 23 to 26: As Rows 21 and 22 twice more.
Row 27: With A, ch 1. *With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. With B, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rep Rows 2 to 27 - 4 times more, then Rows 2 to 26 once.
Fasten off.
Vertical Surface Sl St Lines: With RS facing, join B with sl st to centre ch-1 sp of first A section at foundation row blanket. Keeping yarn at back (WS) of work, sl st into each ch-1 sp in alternate rows above to create a straight vertical line of surface sl sts up to top edge of blanket. Take care to sl st loosely to avoid pulling in work as you stitch. Fasten off.
With B, rep vertical sl st line beg in centre of each A section at foundation row (5 vertical lines in B).
With C, rep vertical sl st line beg in centre of each B section at foundation row (5 vertical lines in C).
Border: Join A with sl st to top right corner of blanket.
1st Rnd: Ch 1. Work sc evenly around blanket working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd Rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fringe: Cut lengths of A, B, and C approx 18" [45.75 cm]. Taking two strands tog, fold strands in half and knot into fringe at top and bottom edges of blanket, matching colours to colour changes blanket. Trim fringe evenly.

Step 4

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Contrast A (A) = Shadow
Contrast B (B) = Taupe
Contrast C (C) = Mauve
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side

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