Wonder Crochet Blanket 2016 Crochet Along ~
Alternate Sections ~ Half Double Crochet
After reviewing some feedback that several of you have given regarding having additional rows to grow your blanket and/or to exchange some of the open rows. With that in mind I decided it would be nice to supply two additional sections you can use. If you are crocheting the Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL with us this year then take a look at this post!
You may use this as an alternative or addition for any section of the CAL – or leave them out completely. Just be sure when finishing up the next section starts on the RS of the project (the pretty side of your work). Hopefully the alternate section(s) will also be beneficial for those of you who are planning to add some additional length to your blanket.
I have designed two alternate sections for the Wonder Blanket CAL. If there are some sections that you do not wish to incorporate into your CAL these can be used. The color change is your choice. As you can see it looks great as one color although, if you are changing colors every row as some crocheters are this will look nice also.
Yarn: Red Heart Soft, worsted weight #4, 100% Acrylic, 5oz/141g/256 yds/234m, (I used approximately 100 yds of Wine and Off White )
Hook: 5.50mm (I)
Half Double Crochet: 9 rows = 3 inches
Double Crochet: 5 rows = 3 inches
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Half Double Crochet ~ 9 Rows (I used color wine)
Row 1: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next st and each st across, ch 2 turn (165 hdc)
Row 2 – 9: Repeat row 1 (165 sts)
Double Crochet ~ 5 Rows (I used color wine)
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next st and each st across, ch 2 turn (165 dc)
Row 2 – 5: Repeat row 1 (165 sts)