Plaid Picnic Blanket Crochet Applique Tutorial


Hello everyone, thank you for joining me,
I’m Kerri. Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet a picnic blanket, which I’ll
be attaching to my teddy bears picnic blanket and I’ll be sitting a family of
Teddies and some food on the blanket. And there’s some of the Teddies I’ll be
attaching to the blanket. I’ll be using 4 ply crochet cotton. I’ve
got the light blue as my main color. The darker blue is my first contrast and the
white is my second contrast. I’ve got a 1.25 millimeter crochet hook. The darning
needle to weave in the ends and scissors. Now my main color is this light blue
here. I use it in every row and my first contrast is the darker blue. It’s only
used in the first and every odd number row. The second contrast, the white is
used in the even number rows. Now I start with the main color, the light blue and I
work 90 chain. Now there’s my 90 chain. You could use
this pattern to make a large blanket if you’d like. Now for row 1 we miss the first 3 chain
and work 1 double crochet into each of the following 3 stitches. A double
crochet is called a treble in the UK. For a double crochet we put the yarn around
the hook. Hook into the stitch, which will be the fourth one from the hook and
bring through a loop. Yarn around the hook, take the hook with the yarn at the end
through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook, hook with the yarn through the remaining
2 loops. And we need 1 double crochet into each of the next 2 stitches. Now we join in our first contrast color.
So for me it’s the dark blue and we work 1 double crochet into
each of the next 3 stitches. And I’m going to hold the main color against my
work and crochet over the top of it. Now I’ve got my 3 double crochet. Now I
change to my main color and I hold my first contrast color against my work
and crochet over the top of it. And I work 1 double crochet into each of the
following 3 stitches. And then I change to my first contrast
color and work 1 double crochet into the next 3 stitches. And I’m
crocheting over the top of my main color. I’ll always crochet over the top of the
yarn I’m not using. And I repeat like that working 1 double crochet into the
next 3 stitches with my main color and then changing to the contrast and
working 1 double crochet into the following 3 stitches with the
contrast color. And that’s what the first row will look
like. I’ll continue working along the row and I’ll meet you at the end of the row.
There’s the first row done. To make a bigger blanket or a smaller blanket you
just have to make sure that the amount of chain you have can be divided by 6.
Now I’m going to be cutting off my contrast colors after each row because
I’d find it difficult to have the 2 lots going. So I’ll cut the darker blue
off and I’ll join in my white, my second contrast color. So I just join it in like
that at the end and I’ll work 3 chain with
my white. And then I turn and I work 1 double crochet into each of the first
3 stitches. I’m going to crochet over the blue, the light blue, the main
color because I’ll be using it next. So 1 double crochet into each of the
first 3 stitches with my second contrast color. And then I start using my main color.
So I bring it up to the top and work 1 double crochet into each of the
following 3 stitches and I’m working over the top of my white, my second
contrast color. And then I bring up my white and work
1 double crochet into each of the following 3 stitches, working over my
main color. And then using my main color I work 1
double crochet into each of the next 3 stitches. And then I just continue right across
the row. So I’ll continue across this row and
I’ll be back when I get to the end of the row. Now that’s row 2 done. For row
3 we start with 3 chain using our main color. And then fasten off the white,
our second contrast and we’ll be joining in the dark blue, my first contrast. So I
turn my work and work 1 double crochet into each of the first 3 stitches. And join my darker blue and work 1
double crochet into each of the next 3 stitches, working over my light
blue. And then change to my light blue, my main
color and work 1 double crochet into each of the next 3 stitches. And then just continue across the row working 1 double crochet into each of
the next 3 stitches with my first contrast color and then 1 double
crochet into each of the following 3 stitches with my main color. So
I’ll continue across this row and I’ll be back when I get to the end. Now that’s
row 3 done, so I’ll fasten off the darker blue and I join in my white, my
second contrast and work 3 chain and turn my work and I work 1 double
crochet into each of the first 3 stitches and I’m crocheting over the
blue, my main color. I’m just pulling it a bit tighter. And then change to my main color and
work 1 double crochet into the following 3 stitches. And then work 1 double crochet into
each of the next 3 stitches with my white, my second contrast color and then 1 double crochet into each
of the next 3 stitches with my main color. And I just continue like that,
repeating row 2 and 3 until my work measures the desired amount. Mine
will be almost square. So I’ll continue with the blanket and I’ll be back when
I’ve finished the main part of the blanket and we’ll start on a border.
Now the blanket is the desired length and I end with a row 3, so the same row
as I begin with. So I’ll fasten off and I’ll weave in those ends and I’ll be
back and we’ll do a border around it. Now my ends are all finished off. I’m using
the white, my second contrast for the border. So I’m going to join in any
stitch around the edge and work 1 chain and I’m going to work a single
crochet into each stitch along the sides. A single crochet is called a
double crochet in the UK. For a single crochet you put your hook into the
stitch and bring through a loop. Yarn around the hook and take your hook with
the yarn at the end through both loops. Now I’m crocheting over the tail so I’m
holding it against my work and crocheting over the top
of it. Now into the corner stitch I work 1
single crochet, 1 chain and 1 single crochet. And then I work 1 single crochet into
each stitch down the side. And I just continue like that, working a
single crochet into each stitch on the sides and 1 single crochet, 1 chain
and 1 single crochet into each corner stitch. And then I join with a slip
stitch in the top of the first stitch. So I’ll complete this and I’ll be back to show
you the finished blanket. And there’s my finished picnic blanket. I’m looking
forward to making some other appliques to go on my teddy bears picnic blanket. If
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