Upperclassman Apartment Blanket

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Yarn: approx. 2500 yards of worsted weight yarn

Tools: 5.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Skill Level: Experienced

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (hdc)half-double crochet, (dc)double crochet, (dtr)double triple crochet, (hbdc)herringbone double crochet, (tr)triple stitch, (sl st)slip stitch

BLOCK 1

Ch.11

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch. from hook, sc in each ch. across (10 sc).

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc in each sc across.

Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2.

Do not finish off. (Do not finish off any block throughout blanket!)

BLOCK 2

Turn to work down edge of Block #1.

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 20 evenly down the edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each remaining sc tblo (20 hdc).

 

Row 3: Turn, ch.2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each hdc across tblo.

Rows 4-10: Repeat Row 3.

BLOCK 3

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #2 & 1.

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 25 evenly down the edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch.2, sc) in the same sp. as 3ch, *sk nxt 2 sc, (2dc, ch.2, sc) in nxt sc; repeat from * across to end.

Row 3: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch.2, sc) in the 1st 2ch sp., (2dc, ch.2, sc) in each 2ch sp., across to end.

Rows 4-7: Repeat Row 3

BLOCK 4

Special Stitch Definition: Double-Triple Crochet-Yo 3 times, insert hook into nxt st., yo and draw through st (5 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through last 2 (stitch complete).

Turn to work down edge of Blocks # 3 &1

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 32 evenly down the edge.

Row 2: Ch.5 (counts as dtr), 1dtr into nxt sc and each sc to end.

Row 3-5: Turn, ch.1, sc in each dtr across.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7-9: Turn, ch.1, sc in each dtr across.

BLOCK 5

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #4, 1, & 2

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 42 evenly down the edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt st., sk nxt st. *dc in nxt st., dc in previous st., sk nxt unworked st.; repeat from * until last 2 st., dc in last 2 st.

Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2.

BLOCK 6

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #5, 2, & 3

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 53 evenly down the edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, *sc in nxt sc, sk nxt sc, 3dc in nxt sc, sk nxt sc: repeat from * across to end, sc in last st.

Row 3: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, sk nxt dc, *5dc in nxt dc, sk nxt dc, sc in nxt sc, sk nxt dc: repeat from * across to end, sc in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.2, sc in middle dc of shell, ch.5, sc in the same dc, ch.2, sc in nxt sc; repeat from *across to end.

Row 5: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *3dc in 5ch sp., sk nxt sc, sc in nxt sc, sk nxt sc; repeat from * across to end, sc in last sc.

Row 6: Repeat Row 3.

Row 7: Repeat Row 4.

Row 8: Repeat Row 5.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

BLOCK 7

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #6, 3, & 4

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 58 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc across tblo.

Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2.

BLOCK 8

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #7, 4, & 5

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 63 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc in nxt 2sc, *ch.5, sk 3sc, 1 sc into nxt sc; repeat from * to end, sc in last sc. (15 5ch spaces)

Row 3: Turn, ch.5 (counts as 1dc & ch.2), *sc into nxt 5ch arch, 8dc into nxt arch, sc in nxt arch** ch.5; repeat from * ending the last repeat at ** in the last arch, ch.2, dc in last sc. (5 8dc shells)

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sc into 1st st., sk 2ch and 1 sc, *work a picot of [dc into nxt dc, ch.3, insert hook down through top of the same dc and sl st to close] 7 times, 1 dc into nxt dc, sc into nxt arch; repeat from * to end. (5 8dc shells with picots)

Row 5: Turn, ch.8 (counts as dc and 5ch), sk 2 picots, *sc into nxt picot, ch.5, sk 1 picot, sc into nxt picot, ch.5, sk 2 picots, 1 dc into nxt sc**, ch.5, sk 2 picots, dc in last sc; repeat from * ending last repeat at **. (15 5ch spaces)

Row 6: Turn, ch.5 (counts as 1 dc and 2ch), *sc into nxt 5ch arch, 8 dc in to nxt arch, sc into nxt arch **, ch.5 repeat from * ending last repeat at ** in last arch, ch.2, 1dc into 3rd ch. of the turning ch. (5 8dc shells)

Row 7: Repeat Row 4.

Row 8: Repeat Row 5.

Row 9: Turn, ch.1, sc 90 evenly across.

BLOCK 9

Special Stitch Instructions-Herringbone Double Crochet: yo, insert hook, yo, draw through st. and first loop on hook, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #8, 5, & 6

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 74 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Ch.3, (counts as 1dc), 1HBdc into nxt and each sc to end.

Row 3: Turn, ch.3 (counts as 1dc), 1HBdc into nxt and each st. to end, working last st. into top of turning ch.

Rows 4-7: Repeat Row 3.

BLOCK 10

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #9, 6, & 7

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 97 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, work shell of [1sc, ch.3, 4dc] into nxt st. *sk 3sc, shell into nxt sc; repeat from * to last 4sc, sk 3 sc, sc in last sc.

Row 3: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), sk 1 st, *sk 1dc, over nxt 2 sts work a dc2tog, ch.3, sk 1dc, sc into top of ch.3; repeat from * to end.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, shell into 1st st. *sk 3ch and nxt st. ** shell into nxt st; repeat from * ending at ** sc into top of turning ch.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

BLOCK 11

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #10, 7, & 8

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 93 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc into nxt st., *ch.1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc into nxt sc; repeat from * to end.

Row 3: Turn, ch.1, sc into 1st st., *ch.1, sk 1 ch., sc into nxt sc; repeat from * to end.

Row 4-15: Repeat Row 3.

BLOCK 12

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #11, 8, & 9

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 118 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc into 1st st., *ch.3, sk 2 sc, sc into nxt st.; repeat from * to end.

Row 3: Turn, ch.1, sc into 1st st., *sc into nxt 3ch arch, 8dc into nxt 3ch arch; repeat from * to last 3ch arch, sc in last arch, sc in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, ch.3, 3dc in 1st st., *sc in between 4th & 5th dc of 8dc shell ** 5dc in nxt sc; repeat from * to end, ending last repeat at **, 4dc in last sc.

Row 5: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st st., *8dc in nxt sc, ** sc in 3rd dc of nxt 5dc shell; repeat from *ending last repeat at ** sc in last st.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: Repeat Row 5.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: Repeat Row 5.

BLOCK 13

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #12, 9, 10

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 102 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2, sc in 2nd ch. from hook * ch.1, sk nxt 2 sc, (2dc, ch.1) twice in nxt sc, sk nxt 2sc, sc in nxt ch. * repeat from * across.

Row 3: Turn, ch.5 (counts as dc + 2ch), sk nxt ch.1 sp., sc in nxt ch.1 sp, ch.2, * sk nxt ch.1 sp., dc in nxt ch.1 sp., ch. 1, work across dc just made & dc in skipped ch.1 sp., ch.2, sc in nxt ch.1 sp, ch.2; * repeat from * across to last ch.1 sp., sk last ch.1 sp. dc in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st dc, ch.1, (2dc, ch.1) twice in nxt sc, * sk nxt ch.2 sp., sc in nxt ch.1 sp., ch.1, (2dc, ch.1) twice in nxt sc * repeat fom * across to last ch.2 sp., sk last ch.2 sp., sc in last dc.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 4

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Repeat Row 3

BLOCK 14

Turn to work down edge of Blocks # 13, 10, 11

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 126 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st. across.

Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2.

BLOCK 15

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #14, 11, 12

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 114 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2, sc in 2nd ch. from hook, * ch.3, sk nxt 2 st, dc in nxt st, ch.3, sk nxt 2 st, sc in nxt st * repeat from * across.

Row 3: Turn, ch.4 (counts as 1st dc and 1ch), dc in 1st sc, sc in nxt dc, * dc in nxt sc, (ch.1, dc in same st) twice, sc in nxt dc * repeat from * across to last sc, (dc, ch.1, dc) in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, Ch.6 (counts as 1st dc and 3ch), sk nxt dc, sc in nxt sc, ch.3, sk nxt dc, dc in nxt dc, * ch.3, sk nxt dc, sc in nxt sc, ch.3, sk nxt dc, dc in nxt dc * repeat from * across.

Row 5: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st dc, * dc in nxt sc, (ch.1, dc in same st.) twice, sc in nxt dc * repeat from * across.

Row 6: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, * ch.3, sk nxt dc, dc in nxt dc, ch.3, sk nxt dc, sc in nxt sc * repeat from * across.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Repeat Row 5

Row 10: Repeat Row 6

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

Row 12: Repeat Row 4

Row 13: Repeat Row 5

BLOCK 16

Turn to work down edge of Blocks # 15, 12, 13

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 131 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc tblo in each st. across.

Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2.

BLOCK 17

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #16, 13, 14

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 148 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2, sc in 2nd ch. from hook, * ch.3, sk nxt 3ch, sc in nxt ch * repeat from * across.

Row 3: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in 1st sc, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., (3dc in nxt sc, sc in nxt ch.3 sp.) across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st dc, * ch.3, sk nxt 3 sts., sc in nxt dc * repeat from * across.

Row 5-10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

BLOCK 18

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #17, 14, 15

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 160 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2, sc in 2nd ch. from hook, * ch.1, sk nxt 3 st, (3dc, ch.2, 3dc) in nxt st, ch.1, sk nxt 3st, sc in nxt st * repeat from * across.

Row 3: Turn, ch.6 (counts as 1st dc + ch.3), sk nxt ch.1 sp., (sc, ch.3) twice in nxt ch.2 sp., sk nxt ch.1 sp., dc in nxt sc *ch.3, sk nxt ch.1 sp, (sc, ch.3) twice in nxt ch.2 sp., sk nxt ch.1 sp., dc in nxt sc * repeat from * across.

Row 4: Turn, ch.3 (counts as 1st hdc + ch.1), sc in nxt ch.3 sp., (ch.3, sc in nxt ch.3 sp.) across, ch.1, hdc in last dc.

Row 5: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st hdc, ch.3, sk nxt ch.1 sp., (sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.3) across to last ch.1 sp., sk last ch.1 sp., sc in last hdc.

Row 6: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.1, sk nxt ch.3 sp., (3dc, ch.2, 3dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.1, sk nxt ch.3 sp., sc in nxt sc * repeat from * across.

Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6

Rows 11-13: Repeat Rows 3-5

BLOCK 19

Turn to work down edge of Blocks #18, 15, 16

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 130 evenly down edge

Row 2: Turn, ch.2, sc in 2nd ch. from hook, * ch.3, [yo, insert hook into nxt st., yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch.1, sc in nxt ch. * repeat from * across.

Row 3: Turn, ch.5, * sk nxt sc, sc in nxt ch., ch.3, yo, insert hook in nxt ch.3 sp., yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, [yo, insert hook in same sp., yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch.1 * repeat from * across to last sc, dc in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sk 1st dc, * sc in nxt ch., ch.3, yo, insert hook in nxt ch.3 sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, [yo, insert hook in same sp., yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch.1, sk nxt sc * repeat from * across to last sp. sc in last sp.

Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 3-4

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

BLOCK 20

Special Stitch Definition: Decrease (over 4 st), *yo, insert hook into nxt dc, yo and pull up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops * repeat from * 3 more times, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

Turn to work down edge of #19, 16, 17

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 162 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.2, sc in 2nd ch. from hook, ch.1, sk nxt st., sc in nxt st, ch.3, sk nxt 3st, sc in nxt st, ch.5, sk nxt 5st, sc in nxt st, * (ch.3, sk nxt 3st, sc in nxt st) 3 times, ch.5, sk nxt 5st, sc in nxt st * repeat from * across to last 6 st, ch.3, sk nxt 3 st, sc in nxt st., ch.1, sk nxt st, sc in last st.

Row 3: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, ch.4, sk nxt ch.1 sp., sc in nxt ch.3 sp., (4dc, ch.1 4dc) in nxt ch.5 sp. sc in nxt ch.3 sp., * (ch.3, sc in nxt ch.3 sp) twice, (4dc, ch.1, 4dc) in nxt ch.5 sp., sc in nxt ch.3 sp. * repeat from * across to last ch.1 sp., ch.4, sk last ch.1 sp, sc in last sc.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, ch.1, sc in nxt ch.4 sp., ch.3, sk nxt sc, decrease, 4 dc in nxt ch.1 sp., decrease, ch.3, * sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.5, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.3, sk nxt sc, decrease, 4dc in nxt ch.1 sp., decrease ch.3 * repeat from * across to last ch.4 sp., sc in last ch.4 sp., ch.1, sc in last sc.

Row 5: Turn, ch.3 (counts as 1st dc), 4dc in nxt ch.1 sp., sc in nxt ch.3 sp, ch.5, sk nxt st, decrease, ch.5, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., * (4dc, ch.1, 4dc) in nxt ch.5 sp., sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.5, sk nxt st, decrease, ch.5, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., * repeat from * across to last ch.1 sp., 4dc in last ch.1 sp., dc in last st.

Row 6: Turn, ch.3, dc in 1st dc, decrease, ch.3, sc in nxt ch.5 sp. ch.5, sc in nxt ch.5 sp., ch.3, sk nxt sc, decrease, * 4 dc in nxt ch.1 sp., decrease, ch.3, sc in nxt ch.5 sp, ch.5, sc in nxt ch.5 sp., ch.3, sk nxt sc, decrease, * repeat from * across to last dc.

Row 7: Turn, ch.3, dc in 2st dc, ch.5, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., (4dc, ch.1, 4dc) in nxt ch.5 sp., sc in nxt ch.3 sp. ch.5, * sk nxt st., decrease, ch.5, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., (4dc, ch.1, 4dc) in nxt ch.5 sp, sc in nxt ch.3 sp, ch.5 * repeat from * across to last 3 st, sk nxt 2 st., 2 dc in last st.

Row 8: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st dc, ch.1, sk nxt dc, sc in nxt ch.5 sp., ch.3, sk nxt sc, decrease, 4dc in nxt ch.1 sp., decrease, ch.3, sc in nxt ch.5 sp., * ch.5, sc in nxt ch.5 sp, ch.3, sk nxt sc, decrease, 4 dc in nxt ch.1 sp., decrease, ch.3, sc in nxt ch.5 sp, * repeat from * across to last 2dc, ch.2 sk nxt dc, sc in last st.

Repeat Row 5.

BLOCK 21

Turn to work down edge of Blocks # 20, 17, 18

Row 1: Ch.1, sc 188 evenly down edge.

Row 2: Turn, ch.4 (counts as tr), tr in each st. across to end.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Row 2.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

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