Welcome to Week 18 of the Stitch Adventure Blanket! This week’s pattern is the grit stitch, a stitch combination that alternates single crochets and skipped stitches to create a textured look.

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The grit stitch is one of my favorite single crochet stitch combinations. If you enjoy it, too, you can find it in these other free crochet patterns:

The Grit Stitch Manicure Roll and…

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

A Touch of Gleam Scarf.

A Touch of Gleam Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Gleam yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch pattern highlights the gleaming metallic threads wrapped around this yarn. The beginner-friendly stitch creates a dense and warm crochet fabric that’s perfect for fighting off the bitter chill of a windy day.

Join the Stitch Adventure Blanket Mystery Crochet Along!

  • Learn more about the CAL (and enter to win the end-of-CAL giveaways by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 2, 2021) in this blog post.
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Stitch Adventure Blanket 18

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 02-easy-50.jpgThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is US-terms-50.jpgThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 4-medium-50.jpgThe grit stitch pattern combines single crochets and skipped stitches to create a textured look.

The Stitch Adventure Blanket is a mystery crochet along. Unlock the mystery of this crochet sampler blanket, row by row, on Saturdays in 2020.

Finished Sizes

  • 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).

Materials

  • 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.

Gauge

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • CAColor A
  • chchain
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Notes for Part 18

  • 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 A is Red Heart With Love  yarn in 1001 White.
  • For Grit Stitch pattern, repeat Row 1 as desired.

Pattern Instructions

Grit Stitch Pattern (worked over any multiple of 2 sts + 2 sts for edge)

  • Next Row: Turn, join CA with standing sc (see Notes for Part 18) OR join CA with a sl st to first st, ch 1, sc in first st. *Skip 1 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
  • Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *skip 1 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
  • Rows 2-5: Rep Row 1, 4 more times.
  • All sizes: You have completed Part 18.
© 2020 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/05/02/stitch-adventure-blanket-clue-18/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Stitch Adventure Blanket Week 18: Grit Stitch

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