Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Hooked on the Holidays: Crafting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Blanket- Part 9- Holly Berry Edge


Season’s greetings no matter when fellow crochet enthusiasts! As the holiday spirit envelops us in its warmth, we are about to add an elegant final flourish to our Ugly Christmas Sweater Blanket. Our exploration continues with the enchanting Holly Berry Edge, a section that will transform your blanket into a masterpiece worthy of the season's magic. If you're a crocheter who appreciates the art of framing your creation with sophistication, get ready for some simple beauty!

 ๐ŸŽ„Imagine your blanket enveloped in the timeless elegance of holly berries – a symbol of the season's joy and splendor. With the Holly Berry Edge section, your stitches will take on an air of sophistication, providing the perfect frame for your holiday masterpiece.

๐ŸŽ„The beauty of the Holly Berry Edge lies not just in its visual appeal, but in the sense of accomplishment that comes with adding the final touch to your blanket. It's the proverbial ribbon that ties your holiday creation together.

  ๐ŸŽ„ Want the full pattern now? Don't want to deal with ads? You can get it all by upgrading to the premium PDF. You'll gain access to easy-to-follow graphs, bonus video tutorials, mulitple color/supplies lists for several yarn weights, and both UK and US crochet terms to ensure your journey is seamless and enjoyable.  The premium PDF is available through Ravelry, Etsy, or my Website. Just click on one of the pictures below:  

"Ugly Christmas Sweater" Sampler Blanket

by Elizabeth Mareno © 2018

Materials for Entire Blanket:

Worsted Weight/10 ply/Aran yarn- I Love This Yarn (Solids- 7oz/355yds, Metallic- 5oz/252yds)
Colors: White- 4-1/2 skeins
              Metallic Red- 1-1/2 skeins
                Red- 1 skein
                Green- 2 skeins
                Blue- 1-1/2 skeins
                Yellow- ¾ skein
                Orange- ¾ skein
                Brown- 3 oz

Scrap amounts of dark brown for reindeer faces.

Colors used in the original blanket:
Center Peppermint Candy- Uses white, sparkly red, and green.
Christmas Lights- Uses white, blue, yellow, and orange.
Argyle- Uses blue and white.
Candy Stripes 1 & 2- Uses Sparkly red and white.
Snowballs & Icicles- Uses green and white.
Colored Blocks- Uses white, blue, yellow, and orange.
Reindeer Bobbles- Uses regular red, green, and brown.
Marshmallows- Uses white.
Holly Berry Edge- Uses blue, green, and sparkly red.

#7/4.5mm hook
Large eye needle for sewing ends.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, if you would like to make sure you match me, here is the gauge swatch: 

ch21, sc in 2nd ch and each one across (20)
R2-20- ch1, turn, sc in each.
16sc x 18 rows= 4” x 4”
with a #7-4.5mm hook

General Abbreviations and Special Stitches/Notes:

Ch- chain
chg- change
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
trc- treble crochet
Fptr- front post treble crochet
MR- Magic Ring
ar – around
rnds- rounds

PC- Popcorn- 5dc in the stitch indicated, drop the loop from your hook, reinsert hook into the first dc and in the dropped loop, pull a loop through all.

Picot: ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Ch2 counts as hdc unless otherwise noted.
Ch3 counts as dc unless otherwise noted.
Ch4 counts as trc unless otherwise noted.
Ch6 counts as dc and ch3 unless otherwise noted.

Pattern for Part 9- Video Tutorial Available Here :

Holly Berry Edge 

Rd 76- with blue, join in corner with ch1, [(sc, ch3, sc) in corner, sc in 4dc, (3sc in ch3 sp, sc in top of 4dctog) across, 3sc in last ch3 sp, sc in last 4dc] 4x, join. (185/side)

Do not cut color. 

Rd 77- sl st to corner, [(sc, ch3, sc) in corner, sc in each sc] 4x, join.  (187/side)

Cut color.

Rd 78- with green, join in corner w/ch1, [(sc, ch3, sc) in corner, (ch1, sk1, sc in next) across] 4x, join.   (95sc/side)

Cut color.

Rd 79- with red, join in corner w/ch1, [(sc, ch3, sc) in corner, (ch1, sk1, sc in next ch sp) across] 4x, join.  (96sc/side)

Cut color.

Rd 80- with green, join in 1st ch1 sp after the corner w/ch1, sc in ch1 sp, (ch1, dc in next sp, ch1, picot, ch1, dc in sm sp, ch1, sc in next sp) around the entire blanket.  Join in 1st sc.  It should line up with a “spike” in each corner.  

Cut color.  Weave ends.

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© Bizzy Crochet and Designs 2018

Thank you for making an Ugly Christmas Sweater Blanket with me! I hope you have enjoyed the journey and love every minute you get to spend snuggled in your new creation!

Merry Christmas, no matter when! 
~ Biz

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