Deciduous Stripes

Deciduous Stripes by Melissa Mall

By Melissa Mall
Photos: Melissa Mall

Difficulty: Easy

My grandmother is a phenomenal quilter. Whether it’s a wedding, birth, or graduation, Grandma has a quilt for the occasion. Before I left for college my Grandma and I spent some time together as she taught me the basics of arranging the pieces and assembling them into a – mostly – flat, square whole. Although I never advanced beyond piecing blocks with ninety degree angles, my grandmother could produce the most improbable shapes and curves out of hundreds of tiny, straight seams. This blanket was inspired by the way quilt blocks go together. (One that I could totally do.)

Size: Crib

Finished Measurements: 32 x 36 inches

Materials:

    Lion Brand Wool-Ease [80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 197yd/180m per 3oz/85g skein]

  • [MC] Mink Brown, 4 skeins
  • [CC1] Natural Heather, 1 skein
  • [CC2] Gold, 1 skein
  • [CC3] Paprika, 1 skein
  • [CC4] Forest Green Heather, 1 skein
  • J/10 (6.00mm size) hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 13 sts/12 rows = 4″/10cm in sc

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 97. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. (96 sc) Turn.

Rows 2-17: Ch 1. Sc in each st across; turn. (96 sc)

Row 18: Switch to CC1. Ch 1; sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 19-29: Ch 1; sc in each st across, turn.

Row 30: Switch to MC. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 31-40: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 41: Switch to CC2. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 42-52: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 53: Switch to MC. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 54-63: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 64: Switch to CC3. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 65-75: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 76: Switch to MC. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 77-86: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 87: Switch to CC4. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 88-98: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 99: Switch to MC. Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 100-114: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 115: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Finish off.

Turn blanket 90 degrees to begin work along the edges of your rows.

Edge

Row 1: Attach yarn at corner. Ch 1. Sc evenly across the rows. I like to put one stitch in each row, but it’s more important that the work lies flat than to have a certain number of stitches. Turn.

Rows 2-13: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 14: Ch 1; sc in each st across; finish off.

Repeat edge on other side.

Finishing: To finish, weave in ends with the needle; wash and block as needed.

About the Designer

Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

4 responses

  1. can this pattern be made larger? if so do you know how to do this? and can you forward to me please? THANKS, Havlyn

    • Hi, Havlyn. It could be made larger, If you increased the initial number of chains, and then increased again the number of times you worked the row, then you’d get a color stripe that was larger than the original. I think if you study the construction you can see that it would not be too difficult at all to upsize this. Hope this helps!

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