I've had a request for the charted version of the Blackberry Salad Striped Blankets. Now, I don't have that fancy crochet software, but I DO have a sharpie and paper. It's not the prettiest chart, but it should get the job done.
Obviously, this isn't a chart for a full sized blanket - more like a nice little scrubby washcloth. But it should give you the idea. The starting chain is a multiple of 4, plus 3 which count as the first dc. In the chart, it's 16 stitches (4 x 4), plus 3, for a starting chain of 19. So, for the Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket, it's 112 stitches (4 x 28) , plus 3, for a total of 115 in the starting chain. For the Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan, it's 164 stitches (4 x 41), plus 3, for a starting chain of 167.
I hope this helps, and clears up any confusion! I know charts have helped me visualize a project more than once. Have a great weekend!
I love your pattern for Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket. When I try to print it will not let me print all of the pages. Any IDEA!!!
I'm sorry about that Lila! Let me get my computer guy on that! In the meantime, if you are on a pc, you could try highlighting the parts you wish to print, and then clicking on "Selection" in the print popup window.
Your afghan is gorgeous! Thanks for the chart - it really clarified the pattern & stitch placement for me.
Thank you Lynn!:D I'm glad the chart helped!
Trying to clear up the pattern and the amount of stitches in rows 2 and 4 . If the row starts with 2 single crochet and then boggle, then that row will end with 2 sc? And if it starts with 4 sc then boggle then that will end with 4 sc? what should the number of sc be in each of these rows. Im totally confused
Hi Rita! Sorry for the confusion!
Yes, if a row starts with two sc, it should end with two sc. If it starts with four, it should end with four,
The total # of sc in each row just depends on how many repeats of the pattern you are making, but there should be 3 sc between each bobble (plus two or four at each end).
I'm sure I''m overlooking it, but I can't find the colors you used. I love it and want it to look just like yours!!
Robin, for the baby blanket? I didn't keep a record, but the closest I can get is Terracotta, Maize, White, Berry, Lime, Violet, and Seaspray. At any rate, those are the closest ones now available from Cotton-Ease!
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my blanket is turning out lopsided...i think I'm adding dc that shouldn't be there. The pattern (for the baby blanket) says that there will be 113 dc(chain 3 counts as one of the 113). Should I have 113 dc at the end of row 3, 5, 7,...as well?
Hi Lucia, sorry you're having trouble! Yes, there should be 113 stitches on every row - 113 dc on the dc rows, and 113 sc and bobbles on the bobble rows.
How did you end? Dc row or bobble row
Beth, I always try to end on a dc row. If I don't have enough yarn left, I'll do a sc row, but I like to have a little something after that last row of bobbles.
Love the blanket, it would be great for a lapagan, making it larger though. Many thanks for sharing your pattern and talent. I've shared it with other, with a link back here as well as pinned it to Pinterest. Hope that was ok.
So glad you like it! There are some starting chain amounts listed on the main afghan page to help you get the custom size you're looking for!
Hi. Thanks for sharing the pattern. On the written instructions, R2 started with 4 sc but the chart showed only 2 sc before the dc5tog. Can you please clarify. Thanks so much.
Sorry for the confusion - Rows 2 and 4 alternate throughout the pattern, and I accidentally switched them in the pattern. Either way works though, as long as you switch back and forth between them.
Love your site, and LOVE charts! a lot easier to understand than the written directions... I wish there were more...
I have never done crochet but have set it as my mission for 2013. This might be a tad too complicated to jump into with no experience but I tend to throw myself off the deep end.
Can I ask, for the chain to start off with, should I be following your video for single or double crochet? Hope that's not a dumb question!
Hi Emma! It is ambitious for a first project but it's doable if you have enough motivation! You start with a chain and then work double crochets into the chain. You'll want to watch the tutorials for chaining, single crochet, double crochet, bobbles, and switching colors for stripes for this pattern. 🙂
Great, thanks so much.
I think it might be a step too far to start off my crochet addiction, but it's too cute not to try. Will try a mini one first to get the hang of the techniques. My daughter would love a little bobbly blanket to chew on and pull at 🙂
Yes! Start with 27 chains and they make fine scrubby dishcloths too! 😀
I would like to see the video. The instruction of the pattern is really confusing me. I really love this afghans with different colors.. i would like to do this pattern for my granddaughters. Many thanks..
Hi Kathleen! The video for this pattern is here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/basics-of-the-blackberry-salad-striped-blanket/
I'm making a throw. I started with 148, I believe. I'm through seven colors so far. By my calculations, it should take me 86 hours to complete! Here's hoping I pick up the pace. It is beautiful, which helps with my motivation. Thank you for sharing!
You're very welcome! Fingers crossed it gets faster for you!
Thanks Tamara...that helped me too much..may God showers His blessings on you...helping me every day.........☆﹏☆,...:)
😀 Thank you Marrie, same to you!
I like it
Hi Tamara, I don't know if anyone else has had this problem or not, but when I try to use the "Printer Friendly" button above to print off the chart, it causes the chart to become distorted and speads it out over several pages (3 or 4 pages). I tried BOTH the print and pdf option...both had the same effect. Since no one else commented on it, I wondered if it was either a new problem OR if perhaps it was somehow my pc. Though I will say that I have used the same technique in printing/saving SEVERAL other patterns of yours as well with no problem. (LOVE your patterns by the way! 😉 )
Hi Shelly! I tried to duplicate your problem but didn't have any luck. I'm wondering if you have the text size turned way up? The control for it as at the top of the print friendly version. Another option would be to click to turn it into a pdf, download the pdf, and then print that. I hope that works!
I have just a few more rows to do on the blanket. Having chained initially 115 stitches with an H crochet hook, the blanket is 35 inches long, though I think I crochet loosely. It should be 35 in x 30 in upon completion, and I am making it to be a stroller blanket for my upcoming granddaughter. I used a large variety of colors from Vanna's yarn. Thanks so much for the lovely and fun pattern!
🙂 I'm so glad you enjoyed it, thank you Debbie!
I've always wanted to learn how to do this stitch. Thanks to your instructions I've been able to not do the stitch but make a baby blanket. Thankyou so much for your help. Your work is amazing..
🙂 I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you Shilpl!
I love this blanket but I have never done anything like this before please help
Hi Rebecca! You will want to check out the video tutorial most likely: https://www.mooglyblog.com/basics-of-the-blackberry-salad-striped-blanket/