Crochet Lumberjack Blanket


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as
well as my friends over at Yarnspirations.com. This is a Canada 150th special
tutorial today. Today we’re going to work on the Lumberjack Crochet Throw designed by Midknits a Canadian designer right here. So today let’s begin to work on
this tutorial but first let’s see this. This video has sound alerts added when
you hear this sound it will be your signal that the segment is finishing up
press stop and crochet the instructions and then press play again to continue
along in your project. So as mentioned this is a special design by Midknits created for Yarnspirations.com. Really wonderful observation of ideas here and
it is a really thick pattern in order to play with. So when you look at the
thickness it is gonna be really quite wonderful and I really like the concept
generally it does give me a nice homey feeling to it and I think it’s a great
homage to the Canada 150th celebration. So today you’re going to need a 10 mm, size ‘N’ crochet hook and we’re featuring Bernat Softy Chunky yarn
today. You can see that the ball counts are a little bit substantial for this
but this is an ultra thick blank like so and I think that you’ll get a long-term
use out of this as well. So within today’s project we’re gonna talk a
little bit about what you’re looking at and then we’re gonna dive right on in.
So if you look at the photo I want you to turn this upside down the other way
and what we’re going to be doing is that we’re going to be working on the gray
area first and then we’re gonna do a whack of area that and then we’re gonna transition and white and then into the wine and then back into the white. So
when you’re looking at it from this perspective this is how I have it here.
So you notice that the gray looks a little bit different than this area up
here, so there’s three in a row that creates a ridge and then there’s one
that sunk down in between so if you look at this perspective you can see here’s
the sunken ones right here and then once we get to the white section it turns
into a ribbing just like you see and that carries right up to the top of the
project. So within today’s project what happens if you wanna change the size?
Well the designer’s done a great job with that as well, and the multiples on this
are four plus three so if you’d like to change the design and make it a
different size if you keep them in multiples of four plus three you’ll be
successful each and every time. So today I’m gonna get you started, we’re gonna work on the gray area. I’m gonna do a small sample with you on camera
and then I’m gonna show you how it transitions into the ribbing and et cetera and let’s talk a little bit about the color transitions as well in the pattern. Let’s go to page number two. You will notice that rows all the way from 1 to
52 ending on row number two is gonna be gray and then 53 all the way to 64 which
is 12 rows will be natural white and then there will be four rows of the wine
color and then the last five rows will be done in the white color. So this is
how the colors are breaking down within today’s project. You will notice that
this project has a right side and a wrong side. You’re looking at the right
side here this is the side that is shown in the photograph of the pattern. You can
see that the three ridges are up and then there’s one down. So on the back
because of that you’re gonna have three ridges that are down and then the
one ridge up. This is the wrong side so if you’re displaying this on your sofa
make sure that it’s the right side that faces up. So let’s begin today, we’re
gonna create a slip knot using your 10 mm, size ‘N’ as in Nancy, crochet hook today. So create a slip knot and this is relatively easy once you get
started. So you can either chain 83 that it suggests or what you can just do is
chain in multiples of four plus three so if you do multiples of four you go four,
eight, twelve and et cetera and when you’re satisfied with it just add three more
chains. So I’m gonna do a multiple of four. So 1, 2, 3 and 4, is the big enough yes or no if not do it again so 1, 2, 3 and 4, big enough
yes or no, 1, 2, 3 and 4. So once you’re satisfied with the width say you
got it to the size that you want it, other than the eighty-three that it’s suggesting then you’re just gonna add three more so 1, 2, 3, so that is
your multiples of four plus three. Let’s begin row number one. We’re gonna go
fourth chain from the hook so just count it back so 1, 2, 3, get to the 4th one and turn it over and get the back loop only and I want you to double
crochet in the back loop of that one of the fourth one away. So this chain that
you just created right here, okay, that is considered one of the double crochets
in the future. So you just all you’re just gonna do for row number one is
that you’re gonna just double crochet yourself all the way
across your chain. So no matter what size your chain is just double crochet all
the way and I’ll see at the end of this chain. So coming all the way to the
end and I just wanna go into the very last chain that I have with the double
crochet and then that’s done. So we’re gonna turn a work and go for row
number two. So row number two and three are the
repeat pattern then for this gray area and it’s slightly different than the
other ribbed area. So let’s begin, we’re going to chain up two and it counts as a
double crochet so it counts as the stitch that is existing over top of this
one so that’s done. So all we’re just gonna do then for the next one is
that the next three are gonna be back post double crochets. So we’re just gonna wrap the hook okay and we’re gonna come in from behind
and just insert the through the post and then back out and then pull through and
then pull through two and two. You’re gonna do three of those in a row. So
let’s do another one. So you’re gonna wrap the hook and just see the posts
that are here you’re just gonna pop it through the back and then it comes
in through the front and you pop it right back out to the back again and you just double
crochet as normal. Okay, so do it again. So wrap and through the back post it gets
easier once you get more material onto this project and you’re gonna just do
a back post double crochet. So you do three in a row. The next one is gonna
be one front post double crochet, so wrap the hook coming in from the front side
of the post across and then wrap and then pull through two and two and then
that’s it. So you want to continue to repeat your pattern going all the way
across so it’s gonna be three back post double crochets in a row so 1 and
2 this is a matter of getting this pattern started it gets easier and then
3 and then the next one is gonna be a front post double crochet. So just
wrap the hook coming from the front side and over. So just think of it as in
groups of three for the back post and then the fourth one is the front post.
When you get all the way to the end okay you’re just gonna keep repeating that.
When you get all the way to the end you’ll notice that there’s gonna be
four stitches beyond this post that you see. So what you’re gonna do is that
all the final four are all gonna be back post double crochets okay. So that
fourth one we don’t switch it over to be a front post double crochet at all and
you’re thinking that doesn’t really make sense because you’ve been working in
groups of three it does make sense once it’s visually done for you and you’ll
see it done at a later time. So in the very back turning chain over here
you’re gonna make that also into a back post double crochet just like that.
So you have what appears to be three, what it is, three back post double
crochets but the very final there will be four and et cetera. So let’s turn our work and go for row number three. This is a repeat pattern, so now you can see this
is the good side of the project again you see the raised ridges there’s three
of them and then there’s an indentation in. So the easy thing about it is that
whatever you see raised up you make it raised again and whatever sunk back you
keep it in the back. So you chain up two for the very first one that counts as a
stitch okay and then you just go to the first one and this is in the front post.
See how it’s coming towards you it’s not sunk back so keep that as a front post
double crochet again and you do that one plus all the ones that are sticking out
towards you. So you’re matching exactly what you see. Just like that. Okay, so
the three in a row in the front post double crochet you can see that
this one here is in behind so you’re just gonna come and make that
continue to be a back post double crochet, to keep that behind and then the
next three are again in front, so you just front post double crochet those and
you do that all the way across your pattern. You just match exactly what you
see and that’s what makes this pattern so easy there’s not a lot of thought to
it as far as what you need to do. So the next one you can see it’s in the back so
keep it in the back, do a back post double crochet and then the next one’s
in the front. So the last ones here just remember that the last ones of your, of
your entire row will all be the same thing so there will be four front post double crochets in the last one when you get all the way to the edge
just like that. So come into this last one and also make it a front post double
crochet. So that’s kind of the exception to the rule is that last one that you
have so therefore you can kind of see it. So this is that repeating of row number
three, so this is row number three. So in order to continue along you turn your
work and you do row number two again. So you can see you’re on the backside of
the project. So chain up two counts as that first one and then you can see that
the other three are in the back post, they’re from the back so you wanna
maintain those as back post double crochet. Do you follow the pattern? You’re just
maintaining what you already can see. So this is repeating of row number two of
what you’ve already done below and so it just mattered just following this up so
then the next one is a front post double crochet because you wanna maintain
that ridge that’s in the forward and then just continue to go to the back and
do those as you see. So with this size hook and the thickness of this yarn
you’ll notice that the yarn will go really quickly and but the pattern also
will generate real quick. So the next one’s in the front and you keep it in the
front and et cetera. The next one’s are in the back and this is the end of the line so
therefore all of them, all four will be in the back just like that so make sure
you include this turning chain also as part of the back. So then what you wanna
do is that you want to turn your work and you start row number three. So you
can see it’s really maintaining up now. So you’re just gonna keep repeating
rows two and three until you get to row number 52 and fifty-two will be ending
on row number two. Okay so you have to end on row number two in order to get
this thing to work out. So we just did row number two now so that’s just the
way it goes. So what I’m gonna do is that I’m gonna move you up now. We’re
gonna do the white area next and we’re gonna transition these three
now into be the rip stitch as we move up. So just do
all those rows now and then meet me back here and then we’ll transition to white
together. To transition to white you just gotta finish off your yarn that you
have and then you can use a darning needle later if you want to and I’ll
show you how to do that as well later to weave those in and then we’re gonna
grab our white yarn and we’re going to start exactly where we left off and I’m
gonna create a slipknot to begin just as extra security and I’m gonna go in the top of the very first stitch that is here and I’m going to pull it through
and I’m going to chain a total of two, 1 and 2. So what we have to just do
is that the first one will be a front post double crochet so just make that
happen and instead of doing all three of the
same the next one is gonna be a back post double crochet so come in from the
back and back out the other side and make that into a back post double
crochet and then the next one is a front post double crochet just like that. So
you see what happens so the two outsides of the three still maintain to be out
and then the one in the middle turn toward the back. So the next one’s
in the back post so it’s just ever, it’s just opposite of each other. So what’s in
the front in the first stitch is in the back of the next stitch. So carrying
along you’re just gonna keep on moving so this one’s in the back so the
next one has to be in the forward so it’s a front post double crochet and
then the next one has to be back and the next one’s in the front and the next
one’s in the back. So you’re just gonna do that all the way across for this
row it’s really quite an easy row and then you end up with four stitches along
the last section here. So what you wanna do is that you wanna maintain what
you already know so this is going in the forward, this one’s going in the back and
the exception of the rule is coming up the next one’s in the forward and so make
the final one here also in the forward. So it’s a front post double crochet
that’s the only exception to that. It’ll sink back down and it will make
sense in a little bit. So you turn your work and now you’re on the back side you
can see the back side of the project and you’re gonna maintain
exactly what you can already see so you’re gonna chain up two which counts
as a stitch. The first one is in the back post you can see it’s in the back so make it a back post. Okay, the next one is in the front you can see
that and make that a front so you’re matching exactly what you see and you
keep doing that all the way across and these will keep these ribs all in line
with each other. So it’s the same thing it’s just doing
opposite to each other like you’re maintaining what you already can see
here in the pattern to create the stabilization of the rib. Okay, so you move all the way across so what’s gonna happen in the very final it’s the
same thing so when you get all the way across in the final you’re going to
notice the same thing. So you can see that you got a back one next and because
this one is the back the last one needs to be a back as well so the last one has
to be the same stitch as the one before it. Okay, so then you turn your work. So
the white, the white rows which happens here is that there’s gonna be a total
of 12 white rows in a row. Let me get you started one more time. So you
chain up two, you see what’s in the front keep that in the front with that front
post double crochet, you can see the other one’s sunken and behind so keep it
in behind and you just keep on doing that for total of 12 rows and then
you’re gonna switch off to the wine color and you’re gonna do four colors
of the sorry four rows of the wine and then you’re gonna switch back and
then do five more rows of the white just like you see it. So what I’m gonna do
is that at the end of this row I’m gonna show you how to change color and then
we’ll move you up to there and then I will leave the rest of this project for
you to do because really all the stitch work has now basically been covered. So
now we’re gonna switch over to wine and I’m just finishing up this white
here and I’m just gonna fasten off. You can either do it this way or you can
do it what is suggesting on the pattern it’s up to you so your own creativity you can
decide what works. I’m gonna show you how to weave in the ends later because
you’ll end up with some ends that need to take care of. So now you’re gonna grab your wine color and it’ll be a total of four rows doing the wine. You’re
gonna create a slip knot to begin for extra security and you’re gonna
start right on the edge here. So pull through and then chain two so it counts as a stitch and you can see the first one is in behind so you’re gonna
maintain that to be behind and then the next one here is going to be in the
front. You can see that’s in the front here. We’re gonna take care of our loose
ends later. So the next one’s in behind and et cetera so you’re just matching exactly everything. The ribbing of this wine area stays exactly the same as the white area
so it’s just matter just the color change it’s nothing much more than that. So this is how you create ribbing and when you create ribbing especially
in hats and anything that creates the elasticity of the project. It also you’ll notice that it will have a beautiful drape to it whenever you’re
displaying this as well and when you’re stretching it openly it’ll look really
quite fabulous as well. So you’re just going all the way to the end just
maintaining what you see and again the last two are always the same as each
other so the next one is a back post double crochet that means that the final
one must also be a back post double crochet. So then you turn your work so
that’s one, row one of four. So then turning your work, chain up two counts as
the first one and then you just maintain. So you can see this is in the front so
keep it in the front and et cetera. So this is how you do this particular blanket it’s
really quite an easy blanket to do and I think it actually won’t take too much
time at all. It’ll go relatively quickly for you and I think that you’ll have a
nice stellar homage to the Canada 150th and I think it’s a really neat idea. So
you can have a lot of fun with this particular design. Let me show you how to chain or get rid of your loose ends. So what happens is that you’ll end up with
these loose strings in the end so because it’s a nice thick yarn just
throw it through a darning needle. I wouldn’t weave it in I’d actually throw
it through a darning needle. So now that it’s in a darning needle
you’re just gonna take it and you’re just gonna go straight down into the
actual project and pull it through, okay, and then just come on down and then just
make sure everything’s nice and loose and then just go back up into the same
yarn color itself and back up, now the nice thing is that you’re not changing
this color that often so it’s not like you have too much to worry about and so
what happens is that you end up by being able to hide these loose ends really
quite nicely and then once you have that done you can just safely just trim it
down and right to the project and you’ll never see those. So you’ll do the same
with the white, so just make sure you just weave in and out of the white area
just like you see and then same with the red as well. So it’s actually not a hard
pattern to be able to do and when you look at it from this perspective it’s
actually quite an amazing little project to do and I think that you’ll have a lot
of fun doing it as well. So until next time I might be on behalf of The Crochet
Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com. Have a great day we’ll see you again real
soon, bye, bye. 👋

31 thoughts on “Crochet Lumberjack Blanket

  • Great blanket!!! Easy enough to make for the grandboys and perfect color combinations! Love the idea of your stop man….I would only add that to make things easier put the screen to full to see better. Thanks again for the great tutorial

  • Wonderful tutorial Mikey!!!! Easy to follow, good explanation of the pattern, and visual of your stitches is spot on!!!! Thank you 😊

  • Amazing Genius on the new visual and audio reminder. These videos are hard to back up etc. I will include a deco pillow to match for my lumberjacks man cave. Gorgeous woobieπŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰

  • Mikey, you are Awesome. Love watching your video tuts, you are very thorough. thank you. keep them coming. Tell Diva Dan hI and take care.

  • Absolutely love this blanket and all it's simplicity! Thank you so much for this video and everyone's time to do this for us.

  • I love the new stop and stitch function . That's how Ive have learnt to crochet by stopping and going slow . Wonderful mikey good job and this pattern will be a great one for my next grandbaby due in November . Love it xoxo

  • As always, Thank You for yet another fabulous tutorial. Love the new stitch stop feature. πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Love this pattern and video. I am almost done making this blanket for a retirment party gift. She's moving up to Sault st Marie so it will come in handy

  • Hello! I started this project today and I’m concerned about my gauge. I am not getting the gauge required in the pattern. I am using the N/P 10.0mm hook and I have 9 stitches instead of 6 1/2 across, I went up to an 11.5 mm and I still had 8.0 stitches across. I think the stitches created with the larger hook look too loose and I prefer the stitches created with the 10 mm hook. My concern is material and numbers of rows. I stitched the first three balls of yarn and did some measurements…my blanket is going to come out approx. 44 inches long, rather than 63, which is too short. Should I add rows of grey to get the length or should I try larger hooks to get the gauge? Either way won’t I need more yarn?

  • I like it better around the wrong way, but I also think the same about the hypnotic tiles (hubby's blanket). Nearly finished and I want to put a border on it. Was wondering if I could work it as the instructions for the white 1 fpdc then 1 bpd with a sc stitch all the round before starting it.

  • I love the look of this blanket and am thinking of making it for my wonderful stepfather, but I think I’m going to need to use a size 4 medium worsened weight yarn as he doesn’t like it be too hot.

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