Recently in a crochet forum someone was asking a question about how to figure out pattern multiples. They wanted to take a bigger sized blanket and make it into a smaller sized one and was trying to figure out how to find the starting chain number.
While I was posting through that and explaining to her how to find the pattern multiple (which will tell you the starting chain amount), I thought it would make a good blog post….
Often in patterns you might see something like this… chain in a multiple of 6 +2. What is this and why do it? How in the world do they find this number?
Well I finally got some pictures of the finished product with my beautiful model, Paige.
I am so glad I reworked this in the larger size as now she can grow into it over the winter. The other size would have just fit.
For the pattern: I used Emerald Moon Creation’s Poncho Sweater. This pattern was hard for me to follow as it was written, but easy for me to do (if that one makes sense !) Once I figured out what was going on with the pattern, I was able to rework it. From that point on it went easily and quickly.
I thought I would share how I make a basic hexagon granny block…in this case, this pattern is done in baby yarn and can be used in a wide variety of colors to make a nice baby afghan.
This was taught to me eons ago by a wise crochet sage 😉 who was like a mentor to me and straightened me out in a lot of areas regarding my techniques. So while the pattern is no doubt not original at all, I have not seen it written down anywhere in so many rounds as to make an afghan/blanket block this size in baby yarn. (6 to 6 1/2 in) . I have had to scramble through my crazy notes to make a pattern that makes sense…so if you see any errors please let me know !