I suspect the reason I love making blankets so much is that they are basically grown up dishcloths. You get the ease of a dishcloth pattern (think: no shaping!) but the pizazz the size of a blanket affords.
I named it Queen Jane in honor of my little niece who was born just this week. Her adorable siblings held a coronation to install her as High Queen of the Home. Once the bitty Queen is big enough, she’ll claim this blanket as her rightful own!
To ensure blanket was soft enough for Queen Jane’s royal skin, I used our super soft and washable Mighty Stitch yarn in Mint and White.
Yarn: Mighty Stitch 6 balls in Mint, 1.5 in White
Pattern: Jazz Age dishcloth
The border for patterns like this (with a variety of different stitches/spaces at the end of each row) can be tricky. For the first row, I just had to guess a bit as to where each next stitch would go. Because of this, each side has a slightly different stitch count. It fortunately didn’t effect the overall look, and any unevenness was easily fixed with blocking.
Row 1-2: single crochet, with 3 single crochet in each corner
Row 3: half double crochet, chain 1, half double crochet into second stitch from hook, chain 1. Repeat around entire edge.
Rows 4-7: single crochet
Want to see how we used other dishcloth patterns to make items for around the home? Check out the whole Dishcloth Remix Series!