Brick-Wall Blanket – A picture-and-chart-only tutorial

Brick-Wall Blanket - crochet tutorial at francenadeau.comBrick-Wall Blanket - crochet tutorial at francenadeau.comBrick-Wall Blanket - crochet tutorial at francenadeau.comI have made this Brick-Wall Blanket with leftover baby yarn. Most of the blanket was made with the double-crochet stitch. The rest is a combination of chain stitch, slip stitch and single crochet for a lacy border. And more double crochets for a finishing touch of scallops. Below is a picture of a chart I have draw for this Brick-Wall Blanket. The printable picture-and-chart-only tutorial can be found here.http://francenadeau.com/tutorials__instructions

Here are other blankets I have made with the same yarn. Plus a cape. In fact, all those projects were crocheted with the same yarn balls. Four big balls. I think I am ready for a change of colors… (You can click on the pictures to read about them.)

Granny-Square Cape - francenadeau.com          Narcissus Baby Blanket - francenadeau.com          Juicy-Fruit Afghan - francenadeau.com          Tricolor Baby Blanket - francenadeau.com

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Brick-Wall Blanket - crochet tutorial at francenadeau.comBrick-Wall Blanket - crochet tutorial at francenadeau.com

10 thoughts on “Brick-Wall Blanket – A picture-and-chart-only tutorial

  1. You blanket is lovely, but I don’t know how to read charts. If you decide to writ pattern please let me know? Thank you so much!

    • Thank you, Deborah! I’m happy to read that you like my blanket enough to make it. I didn’t plan to write instructions… But here is how to start the blanket:

      1. make a string of chain stitches in color 1, as long as you want, in multiples of 4
      2. *make four double crochets with color 1
      3. make four double crochets with color 2*
      4. repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row
      5. turn the work over
      6. *make four double crochets with color 2
      7. make four double crochets with color 1*
      8. repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row
      9. turn the work over and continue in this fashion until the blanket is as big as you want

      Note 1: At the beginning of each row, for the first group of 4 dc, you actually make three chain stitches and then 3 dc (the first dc being made from the chain stitches).

      Note 2: The pink border made of dc is done after the centre rectangle of “bricks” is finished.

      Note 3: I used white yarn for three rows, twice, because I was using leftover yarn and I could see that I was running low on pink and blue.

      I hope this help. Do not hesitate to contact me for more information: france@francenadeau.com

    • Thank you, Krystal! I’m happy to read that you like the pattern. It indeed is soft and cosy, just big enough for a new born. Thank you for visiting!

    • Thank you, Lara! I must admit I like staging for photos… I’m glad to know my efforts are appreciated. And that you also like the pink with the blue. I find the combination soothing. 🙂

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