Winter this year has been rather deceiving. I am so excited for spring that whenever the weather turns nice, I drop everything and head outside to start pretty much anything that involves demolition and construction. Then, just when you think you’re done with the white fluffy stuff, it snows again. We have so many things we want to accomplish on the farm this year, I just can’t wait to get started.
This project has taken me much longer to complete than it probably should have. I think I started this blanket in October 2017. I would have finished it well before Christmas but I kept getting distracted with other things to do like renovations and splitting wood. It made for a great ‘pick-up project’ because I could put it down anytime and then pick it back up and do a couple more rows later on that day or week. I, quite literally, just sat down and finished it about 20 minutes ago! I am so excited to be done and the result is amazing! The biggest perk to making a blanket in the winter is that while you are working on it, the blanket is covering you for added warmth.
I can remember my mom making these kinds of blankets all of the time, but I never knew how she did it. I’ll be totally honest, a lot of crochet patterns intimidate me and this was definitely one of them. Once it was explained to me, I got it. It really was so much easier than I ever could have hoped for, which worked out great for my benefit. If you are intimidated by the look of this pattern, ask yourself two questions. Can you chain and can you double crochet? If so, you’re absolutely able to make this!
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The blanket below was made to be a couch throw, however, it will fit on a twin size bed. Feel free to modify the pattern in any way you like. For this blanket, I worked in multiples of 15 stitches + 4 sts. If you wish to increase or decrease the stitch count, you can add 15 or take away 15, however, to keep the ends symmetrical, work in multiples of 30.
- #4 Medium Yarn (I chose 2 colours, but you can use more or less)
- Size I/9-5.50MM Hook
- Embroidery Needle
- sc – Single crochet
- dc – Double crochet
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
Row 1: Ch 214 sts.
Row 2: Dc into the third st from hook. *Dc into the next 14 sts then work 3 dc into the next st. Dc into the following 14 sts then skip 1 st.* Repeat * for the row. When you reach the end of the row, there will be 2 sts left over. Skip the first st then dc into the last st. Ch 2 then turn.
**From here on out, you will work into the back loop only. This gives the blanket an overall textured look. I personally think that it enhances the whole look.
Row 3: Dc into the very first st. Skip the next st. *Dc in the next 14 sts. Work 3 sts into the next st. Dc in the following 14 sts. Skip 2 sts.* Repeat * for the row. At the end, skip 1 st then dc into the last st. Ch 2 then turn.
Row 4 – the end: Continue the instructions from row 3 until you have reached the desired length of the blanket. Once you are finished, tie off your work. Using an embroidery needle, weave in all loose ends.
I really like this blanket. I am so happy that it is finally finished and cannot wait to give it to a friend! Here is a little ‘behind the scenes’ shot of me getting all of this posted.
I hope you found this pattern easy to follow. As always, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments. Also, if you have tried this pattern let me know how it worked out for you! Happy crocheting!