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It’s finally here! Somehow, this short month of February seemed to drag on this year. Maybe it was just long in anticipation of this awesome pattern by Bri from HooknStein

Learn some more about our Guest Designer by reading her feature HERE.

Without further ado, let’s get started on the February Stripe!

Materials:

Two Skeins of Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Yarn in your average high and low colors (determined by your chart)

Total yardage for the stripe is roughly 400 yds

200 yds of High Color

200 yds of Low color

6mm hook (My favorite hooks are from Clover, and I’ve provided an Amazon Affiliate Link should you wish to order one.)

Tapestry Needle: I love these Bates needles that are SO great for weaving in short ends. I promise if you try these, you won’t want to use any others!
Abbreviations:

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

st(s): Stitch(es)

Sk: Skip

CH: Chain

HDC: Half Double Crochet

HDC into the Third Loop (Back):Half Double Crochet into the Third loop. If you need a refresher on this technique, Moogly Blog has a great tutorial

BerryS: Berry Stitch — Stitch explanation and video below

Sl St: Slip Stitch

YO: Yarn Over

Special Stitches:

Berry stitch – YO, insert hook into st, YO draw up loop, YO pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), YO insert into st, YO draw up a loop, YO pull through one loop (5 loops on hook) YO, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

Be sure to count your stitches for each row. Each row should contain 180 stitches. 

Rows starting with CH 1 do not count as a stitch.

Rows starting with Ch 3 do count as a DC and CH 1.

Pattern:

(At the end of each row, turn and begin next row.)

Beginning with the high temp color, and working with the wrong side facing you:

Row 1: CH 1, HDC across. (180 sts)

Row 2: CH 1, HDC in 3rd loop across. (You will be working in the BACK third loop throughout the pattern.)

TIP: AT THIS POINT IN THE PATTERN, PLEASE MKE SURE THAT YOUR TEXTURED THIRD LOOP STITCHES ARE APPEARING ON THE SAME SIDE AS THOSE FOR THE JANUARY STRIPE. IF THEY AREN’T YOU MAY NOT BE WORKING INTO THE BACK THIRD LOOP.

Change to low temp color

Row 3: CH 1, SC across.

Change to high temp color

Row 4: CH 1,  BerrySt in first st, Sl St in next. Repeat *berry st, sl st* across ending with a sl st.

Row 5: CH 1, SC in first st (into the Sl St from previous row), Sl St in next st (the top of the BerrySt). Repeat *SC, Sl St* across ending with a SlSt.

Change to low temp color

Row 6: CH 1, BerrySt in first st, Sl St in next. Repeat *BerrySt, Sl St* across ending with a Sl St.

Row 7: CH 1, SC in first st (Sl St from previous row), Sl St in next st (the top of the BerrySt). Repeat *SC, Sl St* across ending with a Sl St

Row 8: CH 1,  HDC across.

Row 9: CH 3 (counts as first DC and CH 1), *sk next st, Dc, ch 1* across, DC in remaining st. 

Change to high temp color

Row 10: CH 1, SC in first 2 sts, DC in the sk st from previous row. Repeat *SC, DC in sk st* across, ending with a SC in the 2nd CH of turning CH. (See photo below for placement of DC)

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Row 11: CH 3 (counts as first DC and CH 1), Repeat *sk next st, DC, CH 1* across, DC in remaining st.

Change to low temp color

Row 12: CH 1, SC in first two sts, DC in the sk st from previous row. Repeat *SC, DC in sk st* across ending with a SC in the 2nd ch of turning CH.

Row 13: CH 1, HDC across.

Row 14: CH 1, HDC in 3rd loop across.

Change to high temp color

Row 15: CH 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), Repeat *sk next st, DC, CH 1* across, DC in remaining st.

Row 16: CH 1, turn, SC in first two sts, DC in the sk st from previous row. Repeat *SC, DC in sk st* across ending with a SC in the 2nd CH of turning CH.

Row 17: CH 1, HDC across.

Row 18: CH 1, HDC in 3rd loop across.

Congrats! Now you’ve completed the full February stripe of the #StressFreeTempBlanket

CONTEST:

Throughout the month of MARCH (2019), share your work on your temperature blanket and be entered to win a $10 Hobby Lobby Giftcard (and some other goodies). Winner will be announced on March 31.  The most creative photo will win! To Enter:

  1. Take and Share a photo of your Temp Blanket and share it on your public Instagram feed.
  2. Tag both @TeaganandLu and @Hooknstein so we can both see your gorgeous stripe and enter you in the giveaway.
  3. Share in your stories as well with the hashtag #StressFreeTempBlanket (and tag @TeaganandLu) for an additional entry!
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