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When I find a stitch I love, I get really fixated on it. I make a bunch of different patterns with it until I finally get bored and move on to another stitch.

My fixation right now?

The SC+HDC combo!

The first pattern I made with this stitch was the Comfy Squares Textured Cowl. It was a bit of an accident how it all came together, and interestingly enough, that cowl has become my go-to cowl this winter. I love the way it drapes, and I just love the look of the stitches.

Our family draws names for Christmas, and this year, I drew my Grandma. I was so excited! I knew right away that I wanted to make her something special. So I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to try out this stitch in blanket form.

I am thrilled with how it turned out!

Comfy Squares Textured Blanket Crochet Pattern | Free Lap Blanket Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Let’s talk colors. I need to give a shoutout to my friend Krista at Rescued Paw Designs — I’ve admired her great sense of color schemes since I first discovered her blog. The colors I chose for my blanket were inspired by some of her blanket patterns.

Comfy Squares Textured Blanket Crochet Pattern | Free Lap Blanket Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

I used a collection of Vanna’s Choice (which has some of the most gorgeous neutral colors available in the big craft stores): Purple, Linen, Taupe, and Gray Marble. The great thing about Vanna’s Choice is that their entire line coordinates. So you can pretty much go in and choose any colors you want, and you’re almost guaranteed to come out with a beautiful color scheme.

My advice? Choose three neutrals and one accent color. Make sure at least one of your choices is a heather yarn (meaning it has little flecks of other colors in it) to give your blanket a rustic modern look. (Love me some rustic modern!)

I took the advice of my Little Monkeys followers and softened the finished blanket up by running it through the dryer with a dryer sheet. I was surprised at how soft it came out, and it didn’t mess with the blanket at all. (I’m paranoid about stuff like that.)

Here it is, all ready for Christmas! (Find my free printable “handmade with special care” gift tags here.)

Comfy Squares Textured Blanket Crochet Pattern | Free Lap Blanket Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

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Comfy Squares Textured Blanket Crochet Pattern


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Level: Easy

Size: Blanket measures 30"x40" (stroller blanket or small lap blanket size). Pattern is easily adjustable for both length and width.

Hook: K (6.50mm) 

Yarn: About 180 yards of #4 worsted/aran weight yarn per color block. I used Vanna's Choice (by Lion Brand) in color blocks of Purple (x2), Linen, Taupe and Gray Marble. Please see Notes section for a helpful note about yarn amounts.

You’ll also need: Yarn needle

Not crucial, but a row of 10SC = about 3" in length.

Abbreviations Used:
   ST (stitch)
   SL ST (slip stitch)
   SK (skip)
   CH (chain)
   SC (single crochet)
   HDC (half double crochet)
   SC+HDC (this just means to put a single crochet and a half double crochet in the same stitch)

(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) Starting CHs do not count as stitches.
(3) A note about yarn amounts: I used yarn in my stash to complete most of this project, so I wasn't concerned about trying to use full skeins... which resulted in a pattern that, if done as written, uses about 30 yards of a second skein per color block. If that drives you absolutely nuts, you might want to make your blanket smaller or larger to avoid having a lot of leftover yarn.  :)
(4) To adjust the width of your blanket, add or subtract from your starting CH (just begin with an odd number of CHs). To adjust the length of your blanket, add or subtract an even number of rows to/from each color block. 

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To begin:
With first color, CH101.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) across until 1 CH remains. SC in remaining CH. (100)

Rows 2-22: CH1, turn. HDC in 1st ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) across until 1 ST remains. SC in remaining ST. (100)

Row 23: CH1, turn. SC in first ST and in each ST across. (100)

Helpful tip: The SCs in Rows 23 & 24 help us to create a nice straight line where color blocks come together. If we didn't add it, the color changes would have a more jagged edge.

Switch to a new color; fasten off previous color.

Row 24: CH1, turn. SC in first ST and in each ST across. (100)

Rows 25-46: CH1, turn. HDC in 1st ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) across until 1 ST remains. SC in remaining ST. (100)

Row 47: CH1, turn. SC in first ST and in each ST across. (100)

For each remaining color block: Switch to a new color and fasten off the previous color, then repeat Rows 24-47. 

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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Love the texture of this blanket? You can wear it, too! View the Comfy Squares Textured Cowl pattern.

Comfy Squares Textured Cowl Crochet Pattern  |  Free Cowl Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet


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  • Teia Collier January 4, 2016, 11:20 pm

    Absolutely adore this pattern. It looks easy enough that I can make one for each of my three Littles.

    Thank you.

  • Beth McC January 5, 2016, 9:40 am

    I love love love the DC + SC combo!! I made a long soft scarf with it, blankets with it, scarf for my granddaughter, etc. Great stitch for squares, rectangles, anything! I’ve always used it for solid colors. Now I will have to try this HDC + SC combo — it looks terrific!

  • Hellyloulou January 5, 2016, 9:59 am

    What a lovely blanket! I’ve been thinking about next C already (daren’t mention the word lol ?) and am planning on making my 3 nephews and 2 nieces a blanket each … This looks perfect for them … Thank you for sharing the pattern

  • Jessica January 5, 2016, 10:25 am

    I love this pattern you’ve created. The colors are my favorite part. I have a question: How many skeins did you use for your grandmas blanket? And what was your starting chain count for how big you made it? Thanks 🙂

    • Rebecca January 5, 2016, 11:03 am

      Hi Jessica! The pattern as written is exactly what I did for my Grandma. 🙂

  • Rachel Helberg January 5, 2016, 5:32 pm

    This is beautiful! Great job and thanx for sharing the pattern!

  • Mandy January 6, 2016, 1:44 pm

    Hi Rebecca. Thanks for your stunning patterns. I thoroughly enjoy all of them. How long did you run the blanket through the dryer and at what setting?

  • Annie Brodrick January 6, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Today is the day known to some as little christmas so I’ll share this merry greeting with you: Là Féill nan Rìgh (Irish for little christmas)

    Thank you Rebecca, for your gift of this lovely blanket pattern which, I think I’ll be making for my mom who is 93.
    Happy New Year!

  • Melissa Easley January 9, 2016, 10:05 pm

    I love this stitch combination. I’m making the blanket all white for a dear friend that is expecting. Thank you for all of your beautiful patterns!

  • Mardi January 11, 2016, 9:10 am

    Love this pattern. It definitely looks comfy and cozy.

  • Bethann January 11, 2016, 9:17 am

    Love the stitch and color combo. Looks warm and inviting!

  • lizelle breet January 11, 2016, 9:38 am

    Hi have you tried 1sc, 2dc in same st, the same as your pattern? Looks very nice too 😉

  • Patti January 11, 2016, 10:13 am

    Have added Comfy Squares Textured Blanket to me to-do list.

  • Nina Reichert January 11, 2016, 10:31 am

    I LOVE this pattern. Reading how you made it for your grandma made me cry. I lost my grandma last year and she was one of my best friends. She is the one that taught me to crochet and now I’ll make this fabulous blanket in her honor. Thank you for sharing this pattern and your story!

    • Rebecca January 13, 2016, 1:04 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss, but so glad that she taught you to crochet — what a wonderful piece of her that you will always have!

  • PJ January 11, 2016, 10:58 am

    Love this design and plan to make it for my husband.

  • Sue Illgen January 11, 2016, 1:06 pm

    I absolutely love this comfy squares blanket pattern. Thank you for this and all of the other wonderful patterns you provide for free.

  • Ruth January 11, 2016, 3:04 pm

    I just saw your boot cuff pattern this morning and posted that the stitch could be used for so many things and here it is,a blanket made from it. Someone posted on the boot cuff about a hat. It wouldn’t be hard to make a hat with this esp if you started with the usual half double crochets for the increase part then changed to this for the rest.

    • Rebecca January 13, 2016, 1:03 pm

      Yes, I’m working on a hat now 🙂

  • Ruth January 11, 2016, 3:09 pm

    btw, I’m using this stitch to make a purse for my grandaughter. I got the purse pattern on another blog but it uses a cross stitch..This one is easier and prettier and the finished product is not thick and hard like it comes out with the continuous rows of x stitch.. I’ll follow the instructions on that pattern for the rest but as looking for a better idea for the main front and back portions

  • Crystal January 11, 2016, 6:45 pm

    I love the textured stitch with simple colors. Beautiful.

  • Patricia B January 11, 2016, 9:28 pm

    I’m loving that rustic feel!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Ingrid Durfee January 11, 2016, 11:36 pm

    Lovely – the colors work really well together & what a lovely presentation of a blanket-in-a-box. Thanks for sharing so many lovely patterns.

  • Katherine Liszewski January 12, 2016, 2:16 am

    I’ve been looking for this simple pattern for 2 years. When I ask other crocheters they look at me like I’m crazy! Thank you so much for the pattern. I wanted to used this for preemie blankets because of the softness and solid design little fingers will not get caught in. Thank you again!

  • D Webb January 12, 2016, 8:20 am

    This is a big project, but I love the added texture.

  • Lois January 12, 2016, 10:30 pm

    I love this blanket pattern and am excited about trying this myself. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Cynthia Rose January 16, 2016, 1:51 am

    I’ve followed your blog for about a year. I love your posts, and have made quite a few of your lovely patterns. I do think that the Comfy Squares Textured Blanket is my favorite. I made several as gifts already. My grandson, I think has his blanket glued to him. He never leaves home without it. He says that it feels like I’m hugging him when he wraps himself in it. Thank you for another wonderful pattern.
    Cynthia R.

  • Ruth January 16, 2016, 1:54 am

    I had to post again because I’m making this,as I mentioned for the front and back of a child’s purse and I have the say the way you designed it so that the sides turn out so nice is awesome.That one single crochet in the end of the row and half double crochet in the first stitch of each row works so well. 🙂

    • Rebecca January 16, 2016, 8:22 am

      Thank you! I originally started making it without that little modification, but the edges were turning out awful (one straight, one really jagged) so I figured something needed to be done. I’m happy with how it ended up and so glad you have found so much use for the pattern! 🙂

  • Katie Wells January 16, 2016, 12:11 pm

    Love the pattern stitch thanks for posting it can’t wait to try it

  • Elizabeth Rutkowski January 18, 2016, 6:49 am

    Okay…gorgeous blanket and stitch. I have 15 balls of Vanna’s here…so I know what I’m starting on today while I sit two hours doing nothing before work in the breakroom (thank you car issues)!

  • Pam Janssen January 18, 2016, 2:46 pm

    Love this pattern. I am really into texture in my crocheting and this fits that bill.

  • Nikoletta January 22, 2016, 4:38 am

    Dear Rebecca,
    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderfull pattern with US….i have allready began! 🙂
    (Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland )

  • Nancy Herman January 26, 2016, 12:59 pm

    Hi Rebecca !
    I just wanted to say how much I enjoy littlemonkeyscrochet. I love your creativity with new stitches, I love your wonderful cowl and blanket patterns. Your two little boys are adorable , and you are such a beautiful girl. I wish you continued success with your site and look forward to more beautiful creative cowl and blanket patterns. I love how you experiment putting stitches together most especially the SC+HDC stitches together.
    Nancy Herman
    Westchester, Illinois
    PS one other request, I really enjoy working scarves and cowls in the round so if you have patterns that are written to work in the round, I’d love it if you would share them. Thank you

    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:17 pm

      Hi there, I do have quite a few. You can find all of my patterns by clicking “patterns” up in the top menu, right under my logo. A few to look for that are worked in the round would be the Sandy Cowl, Comfy Squares Textured Cowl, Super Plush Infinity Scarf, Double Wrap Infinity, etc. 🙂

  • Sarah January 26, 2016, 2:59 pm

    Super cute!!!

    I tried to make a quick sample block using the pattern to practice the stitch and ended up with a curly mess :/ Do you have any tips on keeping the project straight? I guess I’m having a hard time visualizing how you don’t grow the pattern by putting 2 stitches in every stitch…

    It has been a while since I tried to read a pattern, I could be missing something.


    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:15 pm

      Hi Sarah! In row 1, in this section:

      (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) across

      “SK next ST” means “skip next stitch”. You’re skipping every other stitch. You can look up in the pattern notes for any other abbreviations you might not know. 🙂

      • Sarah January 26, 2016, 6:28 pm

        Ooooooh!! I see what I was doing! Thank you!

  • Sheila Kurien January 28, 2016, 8:31 am

    Dear Rebecca, I saw a picture of a blanket I loved which you made and wanted to try making it. There is one problem, I learned to crochet from YouTube videos. And so I was wondering if you have made any instruction videos? Thank you in advance. Sheila

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:32 pm

      Not yet for this pattern, but I plan to 🙂

  • Florence Zelaya January 28, 2016, 5:53 pm

    I really like the look of this pattern, but I’m brand new to reading patterns and was wondering if for the rows 2-22 do you skip a st after each sc+hdc (sc+hdc skip sc+hdc skip etc) or no skipping except that first hdc? also after you ch 1 and turn do you go right in the chain you just made or skip one and go to the top of the first stitch? like i said i am brand new at reading patterns so it can be quite confusing to me still. Thank you for your help!!

    • Florence Zelaya January 28, 2016, 6:03 pm

      lol I’m such a goof! if only i would have read your notes a little closer!! I answered my own questions!! Never mind me!! Thank you for having those notes! 🙂 I can’t wait to get started on this pattern now that I understand it better!

      • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:32 pm

        No worries! I’m glad you found your answer, as I’m (obviously) way behind on answering blog comments 🙂

  • Donna G. January 30, 2016, 6:10 pm

    I was intrigued by the single/half double crochet combo stitch used in your lovely blanket and decided to use it for my 2016 Temperature Afghan. It is a wonderful stitch and this afghan will be warm and cozy. I

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:31 pm

      LOVE it!

  • Lindsay February 7, 2016, 10:53 pm

    Thank you so much for this beautiful and well written pattern! I just made my first blanket and LOVE it! I’ll definitely be making another one.

  • Katrina February 9, 2016, 9:19 am

    Silly question, (total beginner here) do you skip a stitch after each sc+hdc??

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:30 pm

      Before, technically. You’ll repeat the sequence in the parentheses:

      (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST)

  • Linda February 10, 2016, 10:33 am

    This is just beautiful. Great choice of colors and the pattern, although simple, looks very rich. Great job. I would like to try this and make a gift for my daughter. Thank you so much.

  • Natalie February 10, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Is there any chance you would make a quick video clip showing how to make this. I’m very new to crochet and have a difficult time following written instructions. I guess I’m a visual learner.

    • Rebecca March 22, 2016, 8:48 am

      Video tutorials aren’t an easy thing for me at this stage because I have two little boys running around all the time, but I hope to be able to put some more of my patterns on video soon. 🙂

  • Jillian February 18, 2016, 10:31 am

    I live this pattern! I just recently learned how to crochet and have just started this project for my first afghan 🙂 I am using a bulkier yarn, so the squares aren’t as distinct as yours. But I love how it looks! And the nice thing about that is I didn’t need to adjust the chain as the chunky yarn makes it wider already!

  • Dawn Adshead March 19, 2016, 5:51 pm

    Does this stitch that you use have a specific name? It is super cute. I have completed an afghan using this stitch but can’t post it yet because I have not been able to give it to the recipient yet but when I do, I’ll be sure to link back to your site….. Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous work with us!

    • Rebecca March 22, 2016, 8:46 am

      It is a modified Grit Stitch. 🙂

  • Amber Hensen March 22, 2016, 10:34 pm

    I ordered the two of the grey marble “Vanna’s Choice” just a note for readers, this skein only has 145 yards of yarn, so you are not going to be able to make a full panel (21 rows) from one skein. I wanted to have two panels of grey marble, but I would have to order more yarn. I don’t have alot of leftover yarn in my “project” basket!!

  • Hannah Andrews April 25, 2016, 3:36 pm

    I love this stitch combo! I made a purse with it and was wondering if I could sell the pattern or if you would prefer me not to.

    • Rebecca April 26, 2016, 8:38 am

      I don’t own the stitch combo, so you’re very welcome to create your own patterns with it 🙂

      • Hannah Andrews April 26, 2016, 8:51 am


  • NancyI April 28, 2016, 3:53 pm

    I love the simplicity of it !

  • Allison K Collins May 2, 2016, 6:41 pm

    I love your single/double or half double crochet stitch!! Do you have a pattern for a Christmas tree skirt using this stitch? If not, can you? I think it would be beautiful! ?

    • Rebecca May 3, 2016, 12:51 pm

      That WOULD be beautiful! I’ll have to add that to my pattern brainstorms list 🙂

  • Carla May 6, 2016, 7:53 am

    Thank you, Rebecca. You always have the best readable patterns. I look forward to your emails. Thanks again

  • Rochelle May 29, 2016, 5:35 pm

    Hi – I’ve just made this and I absolutely love the pattern. Slight problem – I,ve made it too narrow. Can you recommend a border pattern to go around it?or has anyone done one that doesn’t look out of place.

    • Rebecca August 9, 2016, 8:54 am

      I rarely do borders but when I do it’s usually simple SC 🙂

  • Sarah July 24, 2016, 7:50 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful pattern! It is a beautiful blanket and it is super fun and easy to make!!

  • Barb August 8, 2016, 7:27 pm

    I love your colors but I don’t like vanna yarn however I have never made something and then used fabric softener on it. Does it really make it a lot softer. I suppose I could crochet something small and see. Thanks for the pattern. My son in law wants a blanket and this should work minus the purple.

    • Rebecca August 9, 2016, 8:55 am

      I haven’t used fabric softener so I can’t answer that. Regarding the yarn though, this blanket could be made with any yarn you prefer 🙂

  • Debbie Debortoli August 25, 2016, 5:40 am

    hello, I love your patterns, I made your rustic fringe scarf for my sisters birthday, and now I am making this for her for christmas, hopefully it will be done on time, haha, thanks for sharing

  • Susan Pritchett August 31, 2016, 10:59 am

    Someone posted the link to this pattern on facebook and I had to try it. “I’m in love with the texture.” I have a few Lion Brand “Heartland” skeins of yarn and was looking for something to make with them. This pattern is perfect for them. I have used 1 skein of yarn for one color block. I did add 2 more rows of the pattern so I could use up an entire skein. My first color block measures 32″ long x 7″ wide, using a 101 starting chain and a “K”, 6.5 mm hook.
    Thank you for sharing this pattern for free.
    I will be following your blog for future ideas.

  • Tami October 9, 2016, 11:43 am

    I’m making this in a vertical pattern for my daughter. I used 201 for the chain and it’s turning out beautifully. I’m so glad you share your patterns, I love them!

    • Paula Kolarik October 21, 2016, 12:08 pm

      I am also using 201 st for my blanket! Great luck on yours!

  • Paula Kolarik October 21, 2016, 12:07 pm

    Thank you, thank you and thank you for this awesome pattern! I’ve been looking for something JUST like this for my sons Christmas blanket and couldn’t figure out how I wanted to position my blocks AND what stitches I wanted to use and you just helped me immensely! LOL

  • Carole Franzone November 7, 2016, 11:45 am

    This is a fabulous stitch. I just completed a baby blanket for my niece using your pattern, as well as several others I am donating. Easy, can listen to tv without missing a stitch, and lovely to look at with a nice texture as well. Thank you so much for your time, talent, and treasures.

  • Paula Kolarik November 7, 2016, 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I was looking for something easy to work up for my sons Christmas gift and as soon as I saw this photo I knew this was the ONE! I appreciate you so so much! ~Paula

  • Pamela November 21, 2016, 4:19 am

    Hello Rebecca,
    This-really is a lovely pattern and stitch. I particularly like the stitch because it is textured, consistent and clean looking. It is one stitch that is suitable to a man or boy too as it has a handsome, outdoor, cozy, sit by the fireplace look depending on the colours one uses. Vey versatile. I am going to make for my son-in-law but much larger (maybe 50″x80″) as he is a tall man. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
    Pamela (a happy follower of your blog)

  • Paula November 27, 2016, 9:20 am

    Hi Rebecca! Thanks for designing this great pattern! I am making the blanket now and everything was fine till I hit row 47 and did my sc row then the next row I went to do as normal and now the blanket is “buckling” on the 48th row (3rd color) and it looks like I crammed a bunch of stitches in when I didn’t! Have you ever run into this problem? How can I fix it?! Thanks in advance!

    • Rebecca November 27, 2016, 8:56 pm

      Since the pattern doesn’t change, there isn’t any reason that the blanket would start buckling that far in. The only thing I can think is that you must have added (or missed) a couple of stitches somewhere recent. Or did you switch to a different brand of yarn that might be thinner or thicker than what you used on the first couple of colors?

  • Elizabeth December 12, 2016, 1:13 pm

    Love this pattern. Have made several for gifts using the same yarn and colors.
    Thank you so much for this pattern.

  • Claudia Perrone December 20, 2016, 5:01 pm

    I liked the blankets I saw and would like to see more. I do lap throws for our VA Hospital so I could use that size. Thank you

  • Doreen December 25, 2016, 9:56 am

    Congratulations to you and your family awaiting the birth of your son. I made your blanket pattern for my son for Christmas and it came out beautiful. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I did change it up a bit as far as colors and size of stripes and I used cashmere and merino wool yarns. It is so soft and shows the pattern beautifully. I used your gift tag also.

  • Gloria December 25, 2016, 11:08 pm

    Thanks for the patterns you’ve posted this past year, and best Christmas wishes for the safe delivery of a healthy baby and happy mom.

  • Donna January 30, 2017, 7:55 am

    Just wanted to say congratulations! Enjoy him being little as long as you can!

  • christine sveistys March 11, 2017, 2:11 pm

    Wonderful pattern, I’m starting a lap blanket for my husband who is now on Hospice care. I think he will love the pattern as well as I. Congratulations on the birth of your son!

  • Carolyn September 26, 2017, 7:38 pm

    Hi Rebecca. In rows 2 – 22, are you putting the SC + HDC combo in the skipped stitch spaces in the row below or are you putting it in either the SC or HDC stitch.

    • Rebecca September 29, 2017, 6:10 pm

      Always put your stitches into the top loops unless otherwise indicated. 🙂

  • Doreen Holderbaum October 3, 2017, 1:33 pm

    Love the look of this stitch would love to make…caught my eye..thanks so much.

  • Sara December 19, 2017, 3:17 am

    LOVED the look of your blanket. Posted the link to this page on my Facebook page (business). Can’t wait to try it!

  • Sherri December 26, 2017, 6:28 pm

    I made one of these before my baby was born, and took it into the hospital with me. All the nurses commented on how much they liked the stitch pattern. Thankyou for sharing!

  • Payton June 23, 2018, 10:49 pm

    If I want to use one color throughout (I have yarn that is dyed to change color) does the pattern change any?

    • Rebecca June 29, 2018, 6:13 pm

      You could just skip the single crochet rows, as they are only there to make the color changes smoother 🙂

  • lori August 26, 2018, 9:08 am

    I’m confused.if I chain 101 and then in row 1 sc+,hdc in every other stitch that would only be 50 stitches. You indicated that it should be 100. I tried sc+hdc in every stitch for row 1 , then every other stitch for row two but that didn’t seem right. Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    • Rebecca September 6, 2018, 9:01 pm

      So sorry for the delayed response. You are completing a full SC and a full DC in those stitches, so they count as 2, not 1.

  • Tammy DeMoss September 21, 2018, 10:33 am

    I have loved this stitch combo for a couple years now so i wanted to write a note of thanks! I have probably done 10+ different blanket combos with it – all different, and all receiving lots of compliments. I love the simplicity and yet has a nice texture. have made baby blankets, used it for squares that i then put motif on, scarves, translated into beanie, it is my go-to…sc, dc, and hdc plain blankets are no more for me…always the comfy squares combo!

  • Julia October 11, 2018, 10:59 pm

    Hi : ) Thank you for sharing your creativity and patterns. I just finished this blanket for my son and was hoping you could give me advice…

    I love the way it looks without a border but I want to try with this blanket. I’m going to do an sc border around 1st and I got the top and bottom down but confused about the sides. Am i going to sc in each stitch? Or will I be putting 2 sc’s in HDC stitch and 1 sc in sc stitch? Thank you for your time and any help you can give me. God Bless You

    • Rebecca October 16, 2018, 9:36 pm

      I would stick with just one in each. 🙂

  • Teri November 17, 2018, 7:10 am

    I love this stitch and the colors you have chosen are very modern. I love the presentation and gift tag. Thank you for your pattern/ideas.

    Congratulations on your new “little monkey”.