I have a real problem with crochet blankets. I see so many beautiful blankets on Pinterest or in magazines and I just want to make them all! So, I currently have four unfinished blankets in my room. They are taking up space, so my goals is to finish them all in the next few months. That may be a little ambitious, but I want to at least feel like I’m making progress.
I wanted to share today one of my favorite blanket stitches! This is one of those never-ending blankets that I started months ago. I guess I kind of got burned out and set it aside for a while. I love the way this look, and really want it to be finished, so I pulled it out again a couple nights ago. This is one of my very favorite stitches. It looks kind of vintage to me and is so easy!
I’m using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the nautical colors that came out last summer. I don’t know if they are still available in stores, but you can still get a few of the colors online! I also used a size 6.00 mm hook. You can definitely use a smaller hook to get tighter stitches, but I like mine to be a little looser.This is another larksfoot blanket I made a few years ago while I was in college. It is still one of my favorite blankets! It is also my dad’s favorite. He regularly requests a giant 7′ by 8′ blanket in this stitch. I don’t know when I will find the time to make one that big, but I’m sure I will get around to it someday!For this blanket, I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Sungold, Old Rose, Turquoise and Ivory.
Before I share the tutorial, I should start by saying that I definitely did not come up with this pattern!! I can’t remember exactly where I learned, but it has always been one of my favorites!
1. To begin, chain multiples of 4 plus 2. 2. Starting in the second chain from hook, single crochet in each chain stitch. 3. Chain 2 (counts as first dc) and turn, skip first dc, dc in next three sc, ch1. Skip next sc from previous round and dc in next three sc, ch1. Continue working 3 dc, ch1 until you reach the end. Double crochet in last 4 sc. 4. Chain 2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Skip first dc and dc in next 3 dc from previous round. Chain 1 and skip ch1 from previous round. Continue working dc in each dc from previous round. Make sure you end with a dc in each of the last four dc from previous round. Fasten off. 5. Join new color in the last dc from previous round. Ch2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Make dc in next dc from previous round. Chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc. For the next dc, insert your hook in the hole from two rounds before. The spot is marked with the star in the picture below. Double crochet in next dc from previous round. Chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next stitch, ch1. Continue working 3 dc, ch1 until the end of the row. End one dc in each of the last two stitches. 6. Chain 2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Dc in next dc from previous round, ch1Work dc in next 3 dc from previous round, ch1. Continue working 3dc, ch1 to the end of the round. End with double crochet in last two dc from previous round. 7. Join new color in last dc from previous round. Ch 2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Work dc in next stitch, double crochet in ch1 space from 2 rounds before (where the star is in the picture below)Double crochet in next stitch, ch1, skip next dc, dc in next stitch. Continue working 3 dc, ch1 until the end of the row. End with four dc.
8. Ch2 (counts as first dc) and turn. Dc in next 3 stitches, ch1, dc in next 3 stitches, ch1. Continue to end of row, ending with a dc in last 4 stitches. Fasten off!There you have it! It really is an easy stitch, and looks so cool when you use multiple colors! Please let me know if you have any questions or if anything is unclear! And, I would love to see any pictures of anything you make with the larksfoot pattern! You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more pictures of my many blankets!