Welcome to Week 12 of the Stitch Adventure Blanket! This week, we will crochet the piggyback stitch, one of my favorite two-row stitch combinations.
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If you like the piggyback stitch as much as I do, try out the Little Gracie Baby Blanket.
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Stitch Adventure Blanket 12
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
This is one of my favorite simple stitch combinations. If you enjoy it, try the Little Gracie Baby Blanket.
The Stitch Adventure Blanket is a mystery crochet along. Unlock the mystery of this crochet sampler blanket, row by row, on Saturdays in 2020.
- To fit the following U.S. mattress sizes: Twin (Twin XL/Twin Long, Full, Queen, King, California King). Mattress sizes are listed below. Finished blanket size will be larger to include borders.
- Twin (38″ x 75″/96.5 cm x 190.5 cm),
- Twin XL/Long Twin (38″ x 80″/96.5 cm x 203 cm),
- Full (53″ x 75″/134.5 cm x 190.5 cm),
- Queen (60″ x 80″/152.5 cm x 203 cm),
- King (76″ x 80″/193 cm x 203 cm), and
- California King (72″ x 84″/183 cm x 208.5 cm).
- Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 370 yd/338 m):
- Twin: 9 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 3,330 yards/3,044 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Twin XL/Long Twin: 10 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 3,500 yards/3,200.5 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Full: 13 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 4,810 yards/4,398 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Queen: 15 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 5,550 yards/5,075 meters of any medium weight yarn
- King: 19 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 7,030 yards/6,428 meters of any medium weight yarn
- California King: 20 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 7,400 yards/6,766.5 meters of any medium weight yarn
- US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. I’m using my hand-crafted MorgansMane Biggies Crochet Hook Wand.
- Yarn needle.
- 13 dc x 7 rows in double crochet = 4” (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Stitch Adventure Blanket Pattern Notes
- The Stitch Adventure Blanket is constructed in one piece in rows with borders added in the round. New “clues” will be released on Saturdays during 2020.
- I am using 5 colors for my version of the blanket: Red Heart With Love yarn in 1001 White, 1012 Black, 1401 Pewter, 1803 Blue Hawaii, and 1939 Papaya.
- Red Heart With Love is a “no dye lot” yarn, meaning that the dyes are consistent between batches so you can order additional yarn as needed and the colors will match. If you substitute a “dye lot” yarn, be sure to get enough of each color you plan to use so that the colors match. You can use as many or as few colors as you like for your version. I recommend at least 2 colors to show certain stitch patterns.
- I change colors in the last yarn over (yo) before the next color is used, usually in the last yo of the row.
- Red Heart has a helpful video tutorials for changing colors in the last single crochet of a row here.
- AllFree Crochet has a helpful video tutorial for changing colors in the last double crochet of a row here.
- Whenever possible, I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails as you work. Sometimes, a stitch pattern will be too lacy to effectively crochet over your yarn tails. In that case, I recommend weaving in ends.
- Bernat has a helpful video tutorial for crocheting over your yarn tails as you work here.
- Red Heart has a helpful video tutorial for weaving in ends here.
- Because the border will be crocheted in the round over the unworked sides of rows, when changing colors often you can carry your yarn tails up the side of your work. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for carrying your yarn tails up the side of your work here.
- Stitch multiples for individual stitches vary. However, the blanket rows are crocheted in multiples of 24 stitches, + 2 stitches.
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often.
- Unless otherwise noted, stitch count remains the same throughout the blanket as your stitch count at the end of Clue 1 Foundation Row – 122 (122, 194, 218, 266, 242 sts).
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CE – Color E
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
Notes for Part 12
- Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for the standing single crochet here.
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often. For this section, my Color E is Red Heart With Love yarn in 1803 Blue Hawaii .
- For Piggyback Stitch pattern, repeat Rows 1-2 as desired.
Piggyback Stitch (worked over any multiple of 3 sts + 2 sts for edge)
- Next Row: Turn, join CE with standing sc (see Notes for Part 12) OR join CE with a sl st to first st, ch 1, sc in first st. Sc in next st and in each st across.
- Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next st, sk ch-2 sp, *3 dc in next st, sk ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last st, 2 dc in next st.
- Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 once.
- Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st an in each st across.
- All sizes: You have completed Part 12.