Creating a Beautiful Crochet Blanket with the Arrow Stitch

Creating a Beautiful Crochet Blanket with the Arrow Stitch
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Welcome to the final free section of the Adventure Blanket CAL, where we will be diving into the beautiful Arrow Stitch Blanket section. This stunning part of the blanket uses basic cable stitches to create a textured, eye-catching arrow pattern that adds a gorgeous finishing touch to your project. Whether you’re a right-handed or left-handed crocheter, I’ve got you covered with comprehensive video tutorials tailored to your needs. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions to master the arrow stitch and complete your Adventure Blanket with style and finesse. Let’s get started and bring your blanket to life with these stunning arrow textures!

The Arrow stitch section is 10th section of the free Adventure Blanket CAL. This free blanket pattern event is a collaboration between myself and Kristine from Ambassador Crochet. We wanted to create a project that was fun, rewarding and absolutely an adventure! Check out the roundup post for the other sections available and how this event works.

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Inspiration behind the design and the Adventure Blanket CAL

The inspiration behind the Arrow Stitch Blanket section comes from my desire to end the Adventure Blanket CAL with as much beautiful texture as it began. The arrow stitch, known for its rich, 3D texture, was a perfect fit. I’ve used this stitch in several personal projects and gifts over the years, always appreciating its striking visual and tactile appeal. While I hadn’t featured it in my commercial patterns before, its intricate beauty made it an ideal choice for the final section of our crochet-along.

The arrow stitch adds a dramatic and eye-catching effect to any project. Its unique texture creates depth and a sense of movement, making it perfect for the last part of the Adventure Blanket CAL. By including this stitch, we ensure the blanket ends on a high note, resulting in a finished piece that is as textured and beautiful as the entire crochet journey has been. Ending with the arrow stitch is the perfect way to complete this adventure!

Construction of the design

The construction of the Arrow Stitch Blanket section is designed to be both visually striking and manageable. For the background, we use single crochets, providing a solid and stable base. The arrow stitch itself is created with double treble crochets, which add the distinctive 3D texture and depth. To make the process easier, I’ve incorporated some chain 1 stitches in strategic places. These chain 1 stitches allow you to use stitch markers in the skipped stitches, making it simpler to identify where to work in subsequent rows.

I highly recommend having plenty of stitch markers on hand for this section. Using stitch markers will significantly simplify the process of creating the arrow stitch, ensuring you don’t miss any important stitches and can maintain the pattern’s integrity. With this approach, you’ll find the Arrowhead Blanket section much easier to complete, resulting in a beautifully textured finish for your Adventure Blanket CAL.

I run through the use of the stitch marker in my video tutorials below!

The Yarn

I made my entire Adventure Blanket with Sirdar Country Classic Worsted yarn. It is an acrylic / wool mix that is simply devine to work with. And the colours available in this range and just superb! I don;t think you could pick any colours in this range that do not look fantastic together.

For this section I used approximately 247 yards of the Oyster colourway.

Get the PDF e-book!

You can purchase the ad-free PDF e-book for all 20 of the sections featured in the Adventure Blanket CAL by clicking the button below:

Included in the e-book are:

  • all 20 sections featured in the free CAL
  • 5 BONUS sections – giving you 25 sections in total and over 33,000 possible blanket combinations!
  • Divider section instructions
  • Border instructions
  • a document with a list of all of the video links for each section should you need it (all videos will be included by 20th May 2024).

During the free crochet along the ebook will be $12.99 but the price will increase to $15.99 once the CAL ends.

The Arrowhead section pattern specifics:

Materials:

Any 4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used approximately 247 yards of Sirdar Country Classic worsted.
5mm hook 
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers optional to mark first or last stitch of the row and all skipped stitches.

Gauge:

Not important for this project – a relaxed tension will work out just fine! You just have to be happy with how it looks.

Sizing:

My section was approximately 48” wide by 5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)

St(s)–stitch(es)

rep—repeat

sk – skip

Sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dtr – double treble crochet

sp (s) – space (s)

*to* – repeat between the * and *FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Other notes:

Written in US terms.
Ch1 starts do not count as a st unless stated otherwise. Any ch sts within the row do count as sts.
You start this strip on the right side, and end with the wrong side facing you.
The odd numbered rows are the right side of the work.

Video tutorials:

I have video tutorials to talk you through the whole section, and give you hints and tips along the way.

Special stitches used in the Arrow Stitch:

Double Treble Crochet Stitch: YO three times, insert hook into next st, YO and pull through, *YO and pull through to loops on hook. Rep from * three more times. Stitch completed.

The Pattern:

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Row 1 (if you are starting a new project)Ch 202 and hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across (200)

OR

Fhdc 200 (200)

Row 1 (As a blanket strip not being used as the first strip): Ch1, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

Row 2: CH1, turn, sc in the first st and each stitch across. (200)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first 5 sts, ch1, sk1, *sc in next 4 sts, ch1, sk1*. Rep from * to * until you have 4 sts left, sc in last 4 sts. (200)

Rows  4– 6: Rep row 2.

Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, dtr into the ch1 sp 3 rows below, sk1, *sc in next st, ch1, sk1, sc into next st, dtr into the same ch1 sp previously worked, dtr into the next ch1 sp from 3 rows below, sk2 sts from the row below.* Rep from * to * across until you have 7 sts remaining, Dtr into last ch1 sp from 3 rows below, sk2, sc in next st, ch1, sk1,  sc in next st, dtr into ch1 sp previously worked to finish off that arrow. Sk1, Sc in last 2 sts.

Rows 8-10: Rep row 2

Rows 11-22: Rep rows 7-10 three more times.

Row 23: Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, dtr into the ch1 sp 3 rows below, sk1,* sc in next 3 sts, dtr into the same ch1 sp previously worked, dtr into the next ch1 sp from 3 rows below, sk2 sts from the row below.* Rep from * to * across until you have 7 sts remaining, Dtr into last ch1 sp from 3 rows below, sk1, sc in next 3 sts, dtr into last ch1 sp worked to finish off that arrow. Sc in last 2 sts.

Row 24: CH1, turn, hdc in the first st and each stitch across. (200)

FO and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy using the arrow stitch as much as I did for this section! Please share your projects with me or tag my Facebook and Instagram accounts.



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