Houndstooth Baby Blanket by Janine Myska

Houndstooth Baby Blanket

May 2023
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in houndstooth stitch
4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1950 yards (1783 m)
One size with instructions on how to adjust for any width/length.
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This blanket uses alternating single crochets and double crochets while changing colors each row to create the houndstooth stitch. One main color is used while transitioning 4 or 5 accent colors to create the appearance of an ombré/fade until your blanket reaches your desired size. Feel free to choose any colors you love; your blanket does not have to fade as the sample blanket does - bright sections of color would be just as lovely!

For more information and additional photos, visit knitsnknots.ca/houndstooth-baby-blanket.

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Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Basic Stitch in 6 colorways: Ivory (Main Color), Hazelnut, Nutmeg, Truffle, Cocoa, Ebony

  • 100% acrylic
  • 185 yds (170 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
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Yardage Required:
Main Color (MC): Ivory - 6 skeins or 1100 yds (1006 m)
Color 1 (C1): Hazelnut - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 2 (C2): Nutmeg - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 3 (C3): Truffle - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 4 (C4): Cocoa - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)
Color 5 (C5): Ebony - 1 skein or 170 yds (155 m)

Substitute Lion Brand Basic Stitch with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Main Gauge Hook:
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Border Hook: Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) or size that is 0.5 mm smaller than Main Gauge Hook

Notions: Tapestry needle, 4 locking stitch markers

Finished blanket measures approximately 40.5” (103 cm) by 40.5” (103 cm), measured after blocking.

(U.S. Terms)
C1-C5: color 1 – color 5
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
MC: main color
PM: place marker
rep: repeat
rnd: round
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Skill Level: Beginner

Sizing: This blanket is written as a baby blanket. To adjust the sizing, begin with any odd number of chains (this establishes your width), and work the repeats until reaching your desired length.

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row.

Turning Chain: The turning chain does not count as a stitch anywhere in this pattern.

Reversible: There is no right side or wrong side to this stitch pattern; however, each side looks slightly different. One side will appear to have the MC as the dominant color, and the other side will appear to have C1-C5 as the dominant colors. You choose which side to designate as the right side, as this is purely preference.

Changing Colors: When changing colors at the end of each row, work the last stitch of the row with the old color, but do not work the final yarn-over to close the stitch. Work this yarn-over with the new color that you have been carrying across the row. Then drop the old color and continue crocheting with the new color. (See page 4 of the pattern or watch this video.)

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