Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan

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The Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket pattern was originally written up for a baby sized blanket, but of course, it can work for everything from a dishcloth to a king sized bedspread! This past week I worked up one in a size that’s great for a throw, wrap, or lap-ghan. Or maybe an accent/decorator blanket. Whatever you call it, it all worked out.

Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan - a free #crochet pattern from

Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan
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  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, 8 skeins (2840 yards)
  • I /9 – 5.50 mm Hook
  • Finished size: 50″ x 46″ (scroll to the bottom of this pattern for additional sizing info)
  • Blackberry Stitch Pattern Chart (hand drawn)
  • Video Tutorial: How to make the Bobble Stitch, or dc5tog
  • Need a visual rather than written instructions? This video shows how it comes together!
  • You can plan a stripe pattern, or pick them randomly. Prefer a randomized plan? Try this free Random Stripe Generator at Biscuits and Jam!
  • Dc5tog: Bobble stitches are worked from the “wrong side” – meaning they pop out away from you as you work. They are worked much like a dc dec, but all into the same stitch. To dc5tog, work 5 dc all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop unworked on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 sts. Work tightly here, and as soon as you make the next (sc) st, the bobble should pop right out on the other side of your work!

Starting chain: 167
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook. (Starting chain of each row counts as first dc.) Dc in each st across to end. Ch1, turn. (165 dc)
Row 2: (WS) Sc into the first 4 sts, *dc5tog into the next st, sc in the next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row, ending the row with 1sc in the top of the turning chain.
Row 3: (RS) Change to second stripe color. Ch 3, turn. Dc across row to the end, skipping the turning ch. Ch1, turn.
Row 4: (WS) Sc into the first 2 sts, *dc5tog into next st, sc in the next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * until the last 3 sts. End the row with one more dc5tog and sc in the last 2 sts (final st in the top of the turning chain).
Row 5: (RS) Change color to 3rd stripe skein. Work as for Row 3.
Row 6  to end: Repeat Rows 2 through 5, changing colors on the odd numbered rows, until you feel the blanket is roughly square or you run out of yarn!

Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan - a free #crochet pattern from

free crochet pattern blanket stripes bobbles throw afghan


I wish I could’ve gotten better pics, but I finished it up late at night and wanted to get it mailed out the next morning. But it should give you an idea of how to make this blanket your own! Have fun and happy hooking!


  • In order to change the size, add or subtract in the chain row by multiples of 4 stitches.
  • For a baby blanket, go to the Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket
  • For a Twin Size blanket, start with a chain of 227.
  • For a Queen Size blanket, start with a chain of 331.
  • For a King Size blanket, start with a chain of 399.

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Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2011. Do not republish or distribute this pattern, but please do link to the web page to share it with others! You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to Moogly on the listing or tag with credit for the pattern.

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  1. 6

    Penny says

    Hi! Thank’s for publishing this, I love it!!! I’m doing it but I’m stuck in Row 3!! in this part: Dc across row to the end (ok) – skipping the turning ch. Ch1, turn.???? and then R4???

    When I turn the bubble stitch is on my side “looking at me”and I can’t continue crocheting, because I have the chain on my right side! Not from left to right.

    Please HELP ME!!! How can I go from R3 to R4???? and so on? It would be great if you post a video about it!

    Thank’s a lot!!! I love your blog!!!!!

  2. 7

    moogly says

    Hi Penny! Thanks for reading! 😀
    I’m a little confused about where you are stuck. When you are dc-ing across the blanket for row 3, the bobbles should be pointing towards you. At the end of the row, you ch1, then flip the blanket over (aka turn) to work row 4, turning the bobbles away from you. You should then be ready to work from right to left again.
    Can you read crochet charts? There’s a link up there to a chart I made that demonstrates how the blanket comes together. I’ve also made a video that demonstrates how to make the bobble, but I’m afraid I haven’t made one demonstrating the entire blanket. I hope this helps!

  3. 8

    Penny says

    Hi! Thanks a lot! I was totally wrong!!!! jajaja My mistake!

    I don’t know how I ended with the bubbles in the first row!?. That’s why it was son wrong.

    I corrected it, and is fine now. It’s good to know you can help me anytime. Thanks! When I finish my project I’ll send you a pic.


  4. 9

    Remi Twombly says

    I absolutely love the look of this afghan! I just have a few questions because I am confused. When I begin R2, it says to sc in the first 4 stitches and then dc5tog. However, in the pattern you have hand drawn, it shows just 2 sc and then a dc5tog. Which one is correct? Another question I have is do I sc in the stitch directly under the chain 3? Can you also let me know how many dc5tog should be in each row? I see that for the baby afghan it is 27 in R2 and 28 in R4. How many are in R2 and R4 for the full size afghan? Thank you!

    • 10

      moogly says

      Thanks Remi!

      Good catch on the chart/pattern discrepancy! Oops! Fortunately, Rows 2 and 4 are interchangeable, so it doesn’t really matter which one you do first, just as long as you switch back and forth between the two. So you can pick whichever you like lol.

      When working the last sc of Rows 2 and/or 4, work the sc into the top chain as if it were the top of a dc. (I think this is what you’re asking?)

      For a full size afghan you should have 40 and 41 dc5tog, alternating, in the even numbered rows.

      Hope that helps! Good luck with your afghan! 😀

    • 16

      Audrea says

      I just found this pattern and I love it. I want to make a full size afgan. How much yarn is needed and how many chain stitches do I need?

      • 17

        Tamara Kelly says

        That depends on your gauge. I would recommend chaining according to the given multiples in the width desired.

  5. 18

    Irma says

    Hi! My sister wants me to make this for her, she says the colors make her happy!! can you tell me what colors you used?? Thanks!!!

    • 19

      moogly says

      It’s been awhile, and I failed to write them down at the time, but if I’m not mistaken they were White, Jellybean (green), Old Rose (pink), Buttercup (Yellow), Sea Blue (light blue), Royal (dark blue), and either Red or Terra Cotta. Either one should work! :) Good luck with your blanket!

  6. 20

    Irma says

    Thank You!! I am off to hobby lobby to get yarn! :)
    Oh and thanks for the video, I can do this now!!!
    Thanks again!!!

  7. 21

    linda says

    Hi…I am brand new to this, sorry if this is a stupid question! I have practiced this pattern and love it, would like to make kitchen towel, washcloths etc. before starting a blanket. Is there a “formula” for chain number in the beginning…always an odd number? Multiples of 4? just wanted to know how to start smaller projects…thank you!!

    • 22

      moogly says

      Not a stupid question at all! The formula for this stitch pattern is 4 sts + 1, plus 2 more for the chain. So for example, if you wanted to make a washcloth, you could ch 27: 4sts x 6 repeats + 1 + 2 for the chain. To simplify, to figure out how many to ch for a project, start with a multiple of 4 and add 3. I hope this help! Good luck and thanks for reading!

      • 23

        linda says

        I understand, I think the last part where its a multiple of 4, then add 3…to the total?
        so 44 I would chain 47?
        Sorry, had this problem with knitting as well…MAtH IS INVOLVED….LOL

        • 24

          moogly says

          😀 I understand completely. Yes, 47! You’ve got it! Any multiple of 4, then add 3 = the number of chains.

          • 25


            Thank you both of you …this was my doubt about the multiples … Always is a Big problem for me ,I love crochet and the multiples of the patterns is very difficult to me to figure it out …. :)
            Very beautiful work… Thank for sharing …

  8. 26

    Anne says

    Absolutely fell in love with your pattern, thought it would be hard as I am a beginner, but found it was easy. So when I finished my ripple blanket started this pattern and now I am one the last rows using colours. I was wondering if you had a border on yours if not want would you use. I thought that the crab stitch (reverse dc) would be simple and not take away from the pattern.

    • 27

      moogly says

      Hi Anne, thanks so much for the comments! I don’t typically put a border on this blanket, but I know lots of people do. I think crab stitch would look great! One person wrote to me to say they did a border that was basically the crab stitch, but with a ch 1 before each sc. I’ve also seen it done with a row of dc followed be a row of sc in the blo, or just a couple of rows of dc. There are lots of options for sure! I’m so glad you like the pattern! :)

  9. 31

    Ashley says

    I love this pattern. I just found out my best friend is expecting her first child, so I’m going to start one for her! So excited, thanks for posting all of the information and video :)

    • 32

      moogly says

      You are very welcome! If you like, come on over to the fb page and post a pic when you’re finished (as long as it won’t spoil the surprise, of course)!

  10. 33

    Sara says

    LOVE this blanket! I fell in love with the baby blanket and that linked to this larger one. I’m making a larger baby blanket (more twin sized) for a friends baby. I think this would be perfect. I’m using a light teal, golden yellow, dark gray, light gray, and white. All striped like that, I think it would look great. These are the colors she has in the baby room… so exciting, can’t wait to start!

      • 35

        Sara says

        Yes, I plan to incorporate 4 times more the teal than any other color. I have 4 strands of teal, 1 yellow, 1 white, 1 lt. gray and 1 dk. gray. all in a cup. and I’m drawing like straws… it’s going to be awesome. Just on row 1 now. :) it will be my “work project”… i have a 1 hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks I can use to make this blanket. :)

        Say, how many rows did you do to make 50″? I know there are two rows to make a “berry”, and I lost track after 80 “berries” in your flat picture above… :) Just wanting to know for reference!

  11. 37

    Sara says

    You have no idea (…ok, maybe you do…) how helpful your video on the dc5tog helped me… I would have been wayyyy off! :)

  12. 39

    Sara says

    I’m on the 4th bobble row and I’m realizing from 168 stitches I’m now at 159 stitches. :( I’m not quite sure where I have been dropping stitches, but I am. It must be on the turning rows.

    • 40

      moogly says

      I could be, I’m sorry! Really counting is the only way. When someone invents a better technique I know I’ll rejoice as much as anyone!

    • 41

      sharon says

      Once you start the bobble stitch they should all line up, makes it easier to follow the pattern, cause if they are off you will see it..

  13. 42

    Jenni says

    LOVE THIS!!!! I can not believe I am doing it. Looks so hard and complex, but your video made it so simple. Thank u very much. Only on row 2 so not very far, we will see how it goes. But looking great so far. Thanks!

  14. 44

    Chris says

    I’m really loving this…thank you so much. I am a total beginner crotcheter (just taught a couple stitches when I was about 10 (now 57). I can’t read crotchet patterns but was able to read this one. I stuffed up somewhere on row 4 but am able to fudge it so that it still looks right (I’m a couple stitches short).

    Your vidio was invaluable as USA terminology is different to Australia. Here, sc is dc & dc is a treble.

    One question….what do you do with all the bits hanging off when you change colours. I have knots & threads going everywhere.

  15. 46

    Chris says

    Thanks for the reply Moogly. I could shoot myself. USA uses 10ply yarn with a bigger hook. 8 ply is more the norm in Oz with a smaller hook, Conseqently I upped the chains to 200 + 3….big misake!!!!! I have a five foot wide blanket happening. Oh well…it’s a BIG project…BUT…,:”oh so beautiful”. Thanks millions for the idea. I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 48

    Chris says

    yeah…heavy as!!!! Figure I will make it as a single bedcover:) Daughter ‘freezes’ when she comes home…not any more…….

  17. 49

    Dorothy Toman says

    i what to know if i can use red heart super saver yarn and how many chains for a queen size bedspread thanks

  18. 52

    Chris says

    Hi Moogly,
    My ‘massive’ project is nearing completion….perhaps another couple weeks. It covers the top of a double bed. I’m making it as a pull up for super cold nights (will just fold it at the bottom of the bed). I’m so pleased with it. It is so colourful.

    My question is….if I take a photo of the finished project, where do I send it to?

  19. 54

    Kim Kern says

    I saw you said 331 for a queen size, have you ever figured deminsions and stiches for a king size? Thought I would save myself some math if you already have the numbers worked, if not I can figure out myself (especially with the help of my math teacher husband). Also wondering how much yarn I would need for a king size. :) Thanks for your info, it is a beautiful blanket.

    • 55

      moogly says

      I haven’t figured it out before, but I’d recommend 399 for King Size. How much yarn is a bit trickier… I come up with 13,200 yds, but I’d have your resident math expert double check that figure!

  20. 56

    sue shantz says

    this is my 1st visit to your site and just wanted to say how impressed I am with you quick responses to questions and helpful answers. Will definitely be back and will let others know of your site.

    • 57

      moogly says

      Wow, thanks so much for saying so, sue! I do try to respond as quickly as I can – I’ve been on the other end, waiting for a response that often never comes, and I know how frustrating that can be. Thanks so much for your comments, and for spreading the word! 😀

  21. 58

    Heather says

    I made a striped Afghan a few years ago, just single crochet, but so colorful because every row was a different color. Loved how it looked. Then I wove in the ends (I’m not fond of fringe) but it ruined it for me. All that extra yarn worked into the stitches on the two opposite sides made those edges … sort of fan out. I don’t really know how to describe it … those two opposite edges ended up longer than the other edges. I don’t knows how to make that not happen other than making fringe. :(

    • 59

      moogly says

      That sounds so heartbreaking Heather – all that work! It is indeed tricky with single crochet. With taller stitches you can put some of the bulk in the height of the stitches. Did you try crocheting a firm border to pull it back together?

      For the Blackberry Salad patterns, I actually end up weaving a lot of the ends into the back of the same color bobble closest to the edge. It makes that bobble a little “firmer” to the touch than the other, but it’s not visually noticeable and seems to work really well.

      I wish you better luck with your next project!

  22. 60

    Tanu Yadav says


    I learned basic crochet recently and i am attempting to make my first big project.
    As it is my first project i am facing a problem ,as i am going up the rows it is curling.All you guys are expert and my question sounds silly .But please help i am using a a hook larger than the recommend as i crochet bit tight.Any help is appreciated.


    • 61

      moogly says

      Hi Tanu! A little bit of curling is normal, but if it’s curling more than you like, you can always add a border to the edges when you are done. It may be a tension issue that will get better in time. Just make sure your end stitches aren’t tighter than your middle of the row stitches. And congrats on learning to crochet!

  23. 62

    Heather says

    I don’t know why your project is curling except for inconsistent tension. One little thing that helped me is when I crochet the foundation chain I use a hook one size larger than the hook I’ll be using in the project. Otherwise my chain ends up too tight.

  24. 63

    Martha says

    Please could you tell me the weight of the yarn because I am wanting to make this but I do not work in skeins, I use balls of wool , thank you ! X

  25. 65

    Gail Brown says

    Hi! I love the blackberry salad pattern. I am making a baby blanket but I notice that when I lay it flat, bobbles facing up, I am having problems with the edge on the right. The bobbles seem to be right on the edge – I do not see a picture of the blanket showing both edges and think that I am doing something wrong. Help!

    • 66

      moogly says

      Gail, there should be 2 or 4 stitches on the end of each row (alternating). If the stitches are there, then maybe your bobbles just lean? Hm. Well, it’s only a problem anyway if you don’t like it. If you want more blanket on that edge but you’re far enough along that frogging isn’t appealing, you could always add a border/edging.

  26. 67

    Bebe LeStrange says

    My almost 7 y/o picked out this gorgeous pattern for my first BIG crochet project. We picked out 8 colors for the stripes and I started working. I’m using a chain of 157 (I felt 167 was going to be too big). Now on row 4 (2nd row of bobbles) I think I have a problem. The first 4 bobbles on row 4 are offset like they should, but the 5th one all of a sudden lined up with the bobble in row two. I counted.. counted again and checked the stitches and they all work out right. Where did I go wrong?

    • 68

      moogly says

      Bebe I wish I knew, but without seeing it it’s so hard to say! It sounds like maybe you’ve got an extra stitch in row 3?

    • 69


      Sounds to me like it’s a problem with the original stitch count. The instructions say “In order to change the size, add or subtract in the chain row by multiples of 4 stitches.” (4,8,12, etc) You took off 10. The pattern calls for a chain count of 167. To decrease, take off either 8 (start with 159) or 12 (start with 155).

  27. 70

    Danielle says

    Just ordered the yarn to make this for my brand new niece. Can’t wait to start making this – the wait for my yarn to get here is going to drive me bonkers!

  28. 72

    Shauna says

    I’ve been crocheting avidly for about 6 months now and really enjoy it. I’m undertaking this project for my queen sized bed (I will be working on it for a while!) My problem is the skipping the dc in the chain stitch but turning anyway. It seems that that is causing me to decrease rows. Am I doing something wrong? I’ve got three rows that are off from my original row. My OCD is kicking in and it’s driving me crazy.

    • 73

      moogly says

      Hi Shauna! I’m a little confused about what’s happening here, but it sounds like you’re not treating the ch 3 as a stitch. The ch 3 at the start of each dc row *does* count as a stitch in this pattern, so you should be working a sc stitch into the top of the ch 3 at the end of each bobble row. There’s a video tutorial for this blanket that might make things a little clearer:

      If that’s not the issue, then stitches are getting skipped elsewhere. The stitch count should be the same for every row.

  29. 74

    Shauna says

    It’s the row 3 instructions that I’m referring to. At the end you say to “Dc across row to the end, skipping the turning ch. Ch1, turn.”

    When I skip the turning chain it moves the next row’s stitches in by one and on & on. I’m sure I’m just not understanding something but that’s howim reading it?

    • 75

      moogly says

      Ah, ok. I’m wondering if you are skipping the first st when you’re working the bobble row? You should ch1 and sc right into the first st (the last st from the dc row). So there should be the same number of sc + bobbles as there were dc sts. The ch 1 doesn’t count as a st, so you don’t work into that ch1, but you do work into that first sc you made. I know some patterns count the ch1 at the start of a sc row as a stitch, but this pattern does not.

  30. 76

    Shauna says

    Oh my goodness! That’s it! What a ninny I am! I’m skipping the chain but forgetting to turn and chain. Gah! Thank you! I’m off to pull some rows! Haha.

    • 77

      moogly says

      😀 I’m glad we were able to pin it down! Diagnosing crochet with words on a computer can be a tricky business!

  31. 78

    Kerstin says

    This is such a fun pattern! I haven’t crochet in years, but I am feeling very inspired by the colors, texture, and simplicity of this. Thank you for the wonderful videos as well!

  32. 79

    L. Jordan says

    You said you used: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, 8 skeins (2840 yards) . I /9 – 5.50 mm Hook. Finished size: 50″ x 46″ (scroll to the bottom of this pattern for additional sizing info).

    Was this 8 skeins per color or 8 skeins total.

  33. 81

    Donna G. says

    I just did a practice swatch for this popcorn/bobble stitch and I love it! Since I’m still learning how to read crochet instructions, I was glad to have the video for clarification. I bought 8 colors and have run them through the Random Stripe generator. I can’t wait to get started on blankets for my granddaughters! This will be fun to make!

    • 82

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m glad the video helped Donna! Come by the Facebook page and post a picture when you’re done if you like! 😀

  34. 85

    Vicki says

    I read instructions and do not do so well with videos.. Can you just describe in words the dc5tog? I think I know what it is (like a bobble or bubble), but your assistance is appreciated. I love how this stitch presents itself. Thanks! Vicki

  35. 87

    Viki says

    I didn’t have time to read all the comments, but if I run into a problem, I might ! ! ! LOL . . . I would imagine everything has been ironed out.

    What I really want to say is THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing how many to chain to make larger sizes. I don’t know how to calculate that and sometimes I just want to make something bigger. I know your 50″ size is generous, but the larger sizes are really luxurious . . .
    Can’t wait to start…

  36. 88

    Tina says

    Hi! I’m learning crochet just so I can do your beautiful pattern! I’m making the baby blanket for my little one due in Nov and I needed bit of help with yarn selection. I notice in the original post you used lion cotton ease (50/50 blend) and now recommend the hobby lobby I love this yarn (100% acrylic?). I was wondering why the change? Im looking for yarn that’s easy to work with (beginner with carpel tunnel) and is still plush and soft (for the baby and sorta disguise slight imperfections). I don’t have hobby lobby near and so many colors online are sold out! Any thoughts would be welcome, thanks!

    • 89

      Tamara Kelly says

      Any aran or worsted weight yarn should work – I’ve used KnitPicks Comfy Worsted as well – and it’s especially nice for summer because it’s a bit lighter. The Hobby Lobby is easiest to care for, but it’s not available everywhere and is very very warm. Really, any medium weight yarn should work – just pick something that has the colors and feel you like! A soft yarn that you can find at Walmart in a variety of colors is Red Heart With Love – that might be easiest!

    • 90

      Danielle says

      I am using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice for the one I am making and it is lovely to work with.

  37. 92

    Jesse says

    Hi, I love this pattern and I wanted to make an afghan for my mom. I think I’ve ran into an issue on my end though. Once I’ve done the bobbles it makes everything all wavy and I can’t get it to lay flat. It also gets skinnier as I go along the pattern. Is there any way to help fix this?

    • 93

      Tamara Kelly says

      The waviness it sounds like your tension is too tight – or you’re using too small a hook for the yarn. Try going up a hooks size or too and see if that helps. As for the blanket getting skinnier, either your tension has gotten tighter as you go or you’re losing stitches somewhere. You should have the same number of stitches in each row.

    • 94

      Jesse says

      Just kidding, I figured out what I was doing wrong! I was treating the dc5tog like an actual decrease, not all in the same stitch!

  38. 96

    Leigh Mitchell says

    Love this pattern, thanks for sharing it, but I’m stuck. I have chained 200+3 as I am using 8ply yarn. So my first row of DC has 200 which I think works as you are going into the 4th chain with your first DC. But basing this on your pattern where you started with 167 you have 165 DC, 167-2 it doesn’t add up? So how many DC should I have for a chain of 200? Thanks

      • 98

        Tamara Kelly says

        Hi Leigh! For this stitch pattern you need a multiple of 4 plus 1, plus 2 for the starting chain. So chaining 203 is right, but you should have 201 sts (including the ch 3 that you skipped at the beginning) as a stitch count. You have that ch 3 (1 st) plus 200 dc sts (worked into the remaining 200 ch sts). I hope that helps!

  39. 100

    Karin says

    Do you think this would be pretty with just a solid color? I have about 3 lbs of a tweed-ish acrylic yarn I’d like to do something fun with and thought this might work. But I don’t really want to do a bunch and then decide I don’t like it! What do you think? :)

    • 101

      Tamara Kelly says

      I believe some people have! If you’re on Ravelry check out the gallery of projects and you should be able to get an idea. :)

  40. 102

    Marrie says

    WOW..Tamaraaa!’s remarkable, exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvellous, wonderful, sensational, stunning, incredible, unbelievable, miraculous….. 😉

  41. 107

    Mahogany says

    Hi! I keep coming up with only 39 bobbles in row 2. Can’t figure out where I’m going wrong, i’ve done it over a few times. Any guesses or advice? Thanks in advance.

    • 108

      Tamara Kelly says

      It sounds like you’re losing sts somewhere in there. Do you have the right number of sts in the dc row previous?

  42. 109

    April says

    I just wanted to take the time to extend a personal thank you for the pattern. I started this last night for a friend’s birthday present. It’s fun, quick, and makes such a unique textural fabric.

      • 111

        StepHaBee says

        I have no idea how to add a comment other than replying as I don’t have a comment button :( curses!!! Amazing pattern and so much fun! Though I’m terribly slow at crochet and am wondering if there is a good quick and pretty pattern to intersperse between several rows of the blackberry salad pattern? Thank you :)

        • 112

          Tamara Kelly says

          Oh how weird! Sorry about the missing button. This works though! 😀 If you wanted to lighten it up (as the bobbles are indeed a yarn eater!) you could do a row of filet for every other bobble row. :)

  43. 113


    I am making the queen sized version… Find change of 331 sts…. It’s almost twice as long as it needs to be for a queen size….. I have my doc rows at 330 sts across….why is it so much bigger than it needs to be……

    • 114

      Tamara Kelly says

      It’s most likely the yarn and tension level – I’m sure we have different gauges. Additionally, some people like more “drape” on the sides of their blankets than others. But you can decrease by any multiple of 4 until you have the width you want. :)

      • 115

        Audrea says

        I’m at Hobby Lobby now and I’m going to use the Yarn Bee Soft Secret that has 300yards per skein.
        How many steins will I need for a queen size of each of the eight colors?

        Help please!!!!

        • 116

          Tamara Kelly says

          I haven’t written this pattern for Queen and I’m not familiar with that yarn, so I’m afraid it will take some experimentation on your part!

  44. 119

    Donna Bowen says

    This pattern looks great!!! I could use your help, though. I like to do projects in varigated yarn, and I was wondering if you have ever tried this pattern that way? Thanks!

  45. 121

    Jenee says

    Hi! I am loving your site! I have only done single color projects and am ready to make the leap. Do you have a video on how to switch colors for the rows? I looked on your tutorial page but was not sure which one to pick. I want to have a good idea about this before I start. Thanks so much!

  46. 123

    Tammy says

    How would I make the BlackBerry Salad blanket as a twinn size??? How many would I chain?? I’m not good at math, and I like the “Easy” category for projects. I Love this afghan!! It’s ” happy ” for sure!!!

  47. 125

    Shauna says

    Hi Tamara,

    Thank you so much for a darling pattern. I’m going to make it for a friend who loves bright colors. I’d like to make the twin size and am just trying to figure out how many skeins I should buy. I will be using the same HL ILTY that you used.

    Thank you for your help! Your site is one of my favorite and most visited.


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      Tamara Kelly says

      Thanks so much Shauna! :) Just take the total yardage listed, then divide that by the number of colors you’d like to use, and then divide that number by the yardage of the skein you want to use, and that will tell you how many skeins of each color to get.


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