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Braided Stitch Tutorial

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However, the braided stitch is also another great technique for making a textured blanket. In particular, it’ll work great with earth tones.

Braided Stitch Tutorial

The full tutorial about this stitch is on Claudetta CrochetYoutube channel:

Braided Stitch Tutorial

Braided Cables Square

Afghans and Blankets

"Braided Cables Square is a great project for those who would like to dip their toes in the world of Tunisian crochet cables. The repetitive pattern allows for sufficient practise of the technique creating a beautiful texture reminiscent of braided hairstyles. The Cables Square is worked flat, RS facing from right to left. The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP. There are 3 cable st patterns running in parallel with sts being crossed in the same row every 2nd row. Work tks sts in rows where sts cross over slightly looser otherwise the cables will look flat and stretched. "

Braided Cables Square

Bobble Stitch Blanket Tutorial

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Overall, the bobble stitch blanket is probably the ultimate crochet textured blanket. Undoubtedly, this texture works best with the appropriate color selection.

Bobble Stitch  Blanket Tutorial

Elements CAL Bedspread in Redwood

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Elements CAL Bedspread in Redwood

So, here is the first embodiment using the Elements CAL square as a building block. While one may consider it a bit subdued in its earth tones, it's actually very energizing in its redwood and flame tones

Textured Ombre Crochet Blanket

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This Textured Ombre Crochet Blanket will be a beautiful addition to the decor at the farmhouse. If you can double crochet, you can create this lovely afghan. Are you looking for the perfect crochet blanket pattern? This is one of those relaxing patterns that is easy to crochet with gorgeous results. The colors of this ombre yarn are long. Therefore, this yarn lends itself to crocheting a large blanket like this one. I just love the hues of changing colors without the hassle of having to weave in tons of yarn ends. This was a very nice yarn to work with. This crochet pattern uses double crochet to achieve this beautiful textured look. Repeat rows 2-16 throughout. However, due to the turning at the end of each row, some of the row directions are slightly different. That way, the texture will stay on the correct side of the afghan.

Textured Ombre Crochet Blanket

Blooming Granny Square Baby Afghan

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Several years ago I hosted a crochet-along for a stitch sampler blanket and one of the squares was the Blooming Granny Square. In the CAL we did small squares as the learning swatch size. Well, one of my contactors loved the look of the small blooming granny square so she made several, seamed them together then added the same border we used for the stitch sampler blanket to her new blanket and voila! The minute I saw it I knew I needed to purchase the sample and publish it as an option for that very cute square. So, let's say thank you to Jennifer Purtee for her vision and enjoy this fun pattern. If you find you are having trouble with the stitch pattern you can always watch the video for the square I did for the CAL. It is a a step-by-step video tutorial that can be found on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel. By the way, have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet?

Blooming Granny Square Baby Afghan

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