October is when it finally gets chilly in the Nothern hemisphere and our thoughts turn to cozy sweaters and soft textures. Bright and light fabrics and decor just don’t do it for us anymore. We are called by chunky crochet blankets, long scarves, and steaming cups of hot chocolate. This is the time when we start switching things around in our homes, putting away the Summer items and bringing out all the wonderful cozy things that we love for the Winter season.
BPDC stands for Back Post Double Crochet. It’s called that because it is worked around a DC stitch, using it as a post. This stitch pushes that post to the back of the crochet fabric, so it’s called Back Post DC. BPDC crochet stitch is a variation on the basic DC stitch and a sister stitch to FPDC. BPDC is a fantastic stitch to add to your know-how collection to create so great texture in your crochet projects.
FPDC stands for Front Post Double Crochet. It’s called that because it is worked around a DC stitch, using it as a Post. This particular stitch is worked around the DC post from the front, bumping the texture to the front of the fabric, so it’s called Front Post DC.
A simple crochet baby blanket is an easy and quick gift that comes from the heart. You can make one in almost no time with just basic stitches but it will be a gift that means so much.
A crochet stitch that is basic and easy to make, and produces the crochet fabric that is dense with smallest holes possible like Single Crochet and Half Double Crochet is the best choice for a crochet stitch for a baby blanket. You want a stitch that will also make crocheting the blanket a breeze and will create a blanket that stands the test of time.
DTR crochet stitch is another fun crochet stitch to have in your pocket. With it you can now tackle new fun projects like lace work on scarves, shawls, doilies, or even tablecloths! If you use chunky yarn and large hook, you can incorporate this tall fast double triple crochet stitch into your blankets.