Hot off the hook this lunch time - a little lacy baby blanket for a friends brand new baby girl. I have made this a number of times, its lovely and light and airy for summer time and using a v-stitch, it makes up quickly. This time I used bamboo tape, which has given the finished blanket a lovely silky, drapy feel about it. For a bit of extra girly-ness I edged the blanket with a shell stitch which gave a nice frill effect.
Livvy Blanket Pattern
I used a 4.5mm hook with the bamboo tape (weight the equivalent of aran yarn) but think with hindsight I could have possibly used a slightly bigger hook - use a hook appropriate to your yarn thickness. All in US crochet terminology
Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook, (This is your basic V-stitch pattern)
[skip 2 ch, work V-st in next ch] across to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch – 28 V-sts and dc at each end of row.
Row 2: Ch 3, work V-st in each ch1-space across, end dc in top of turning chain.
Repeat Row 2 for V-st pattern until there are a total of 34 rows;
After you have crocheted 34 rows, ch 1 (instead of ch 3), turn. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Sc in each dc and ch1-space across, end 3 sc in last dc; rotate to side, sc evenly along side edge, 3 sc in first ch of foundation ch; sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; sc evenly along rem side edge, end 2 sc in top of last row turning chain, join with slip st to top of first sc.
(1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc) into second Sc, (this is your basic shell stitch ) skip one Sc and repeat shell stitch into next Sc, continue this around entire blanket.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.