Easy DC2TOG Throw Blanket

As the title suggests, this blanket is made entirely using the double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) stitch. I started making it to use some of the yarn I had it my stash, so I crocheted until I ran out of yarn. The Easy DC2TOG Throw Blanket in the picture is made from Caron Cotton Cakes yarn in Infinite Blue. I don’t know if it’s still available, but any worsted #4 yarn will work for this pattern. Caron Cotton Cakes can be found at Yarnspirations.com or at Michaels (where I found mine). I used 2 balls which is 1,060 yards. You can make it as large or as small as you would like.

What I like about Caron Cotton Cakes (or any self striping yarn) is that you don’t have to switch yarns in the middle of the project. As a result, there are minimal ends to weave in when you finish the project.

Anyway, here’s how I made this blanket:

FINISHED SIZE:

Approx. 40″ wide / 47″ long unblocked

GAUGE:

4″ = 9 dc2tog stitches and 8 rows

MATERIALS:

1060 yards of worsted weight #4 yarn

5 mm crochet hook (6 mm hook optional for foundation chain)

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch Markers (optional)

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

slp st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

DC2TOG – To perform this stitch:

  1. In the first st, yarnover and insert your hook into the st.
  2. Grab the yarn, pull through 2 loops.
  3. Yarnover and insert your hook into the next st.
  4. Grab the yarn, pull through 2 loops.
  5. Yarnover, pull through the 3 remaining loops.

BLANKET PATTERN

Ch. 115 (or any even number +1) – chain very loosely, or use a larger hook size only for the chain.

Row 1: In gray, sc in each st across. Ch. 1, turn. (114 sts.)

Row 2: In gray, dc in the same st as the ch. 1. *dc2tog in the 2nd and 3rd st, dc2tog in the 3rd and 4th st)* Repeat from * to * until the last st. Dc in the last st. (The last stitch should have the 2nd half of the dc2tog and 1 dc.) Ch. 1, turn.

Rows 3 until the end: Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired length. Fasten off, weave in your ends, and enjoy.

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