In the box I found a print-out of the pattern I used to make this sweet baby blanket for my niece back in the Spring of 2011.
|I just love the rainbow of colours! Red, yellow, blue, green, orange and purple makes a gender-neutral afghan.|
Yes...a print-out from my pre-iPad days when I carried around my patterns on on pieces of paper. This is exciting because the pattern is no longer available online and I have had some fellow crafters ask me for it. Here's one more close-up of the blanket, and then I'll post the gist of the pattern below.
Brick Crochet Afghan/Blanket Pattern:
Foundation Row: Chain 131 with your main colour. Make one double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook and in each chain thereafter (128 dcs). Join colour A and turn.
Row 1: With colour A, chain 1. Make 1 sc in each of the first 4 dc. *Ch 1, miss 1 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 9 dc* Repeat from * until you get to the last 5 dc. ch 1 and miss 1 dc, then finish the row with 1 sc in each of the last 4 dc. Turn.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to the end of the row (In row 2, this includes the gap made by your ch 1 from row 1). At the end of row 4, join your main colour again.
|An ingenious stitch into the row of black a few centimetres below creates the funky brick pattern in this blanket.|
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each stitch across the entire row.
Row 7: This is like Row 1 again, except in order to get the brick look, you're going to make 1 sc in each of the first 9 stitches, then ch 1, skip 1 dc and keep going with the same pattern (1 sc in each of next 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc and repeat, repeat, repeat).
Rows 8-10 are like Rows 2-4, etc., etc., etc.,
|Another shot of the brick-like afghan.|
For a brick/window pane blanket border:Round 1: Using main colour, sc evenly around the entire blanket, with 3 scs in each corner.
Round 2: Using an alternate colour, 2 sc, ch 1, skip one sc all the way around the blanket, working 3 scs into each corner
Round 3: Using main colour, crochet 1 dc into the sc stitch below the skipped stitch and 2 sc into the next 2 scs. (Repeat, still workng 3 scs into each corner.)
Round 4: Finish with a round of slip stitches in your main colour.