Brrrr winter… So cold these days! At least on this side of the planet…
In case you are in need of cuddly warm blankets, here is a free crochet pattern!
Nicole and Danny are dear friends of mine, who just moved in their new home, so as a special gift to them I designed these blankets.
So let’s get started with choosing yarn and a crochet hook.
As with most of my patterns, you can use any yarn that is available to you and of course any color that you like! Same goes for the crochet hook… I would suggest to use a bigger size of the hook then is indicated by your yarn label. Alternatively, try to crochet very loosely as the idea for this blanket is to be very soft and stretchy. Depending on the size of the yarn and crochet hook that you choose, the size of the blankets may vary.
I’ve used 100% acrylic yarn (100 gr – 241 m) with the size hook 6 mm (J). – 10 balls of yarn for each blanket.
In that case, the size of the blankets turn out to be 130 cm (51 in) x 180 cm (70 in) each.
And now the crochet pattern:
SC – Single crochet
DC – Double crochet
INCdc – Increase Double Crochet (2 DC in the same stitch)
DECdc – Decrease Double Crochet (DC 2 together)
1. SC in the second chain from the hook and in each stitch until the end of the chain, turn (192)
Crochet each row in the back loop only:
2. Chain 1, SC in every stitch until the end, turn (192)
3. Chain 1, SC in every stitch until the end, turn (192)
4. – 86. Chain 3, DC in the very first stitch, *DC in next 3 stitches, DECdc 2 times, DC in next 3 stitches, INCdc 2 times*, repeat *-* until you have 11 stitches remaining, DC in next 3 stitches, DECdc 2 times, DC in next 3 stitches, INCdc in the last stitch, turn (192)
87. Chain 1, SC in every stitch until the end, turn (192)
88. Chain 1, SC in every stitch until the end, cut the yarn, fasten off, wave in ends (192)
Making the edges:
Cut 10 pieces of yarn which are around 25 cm (10 in) long. Repeat this 33 times for one side of the blanket. Follow the pictures as to how to attach the ends on the blankets. Put them between every increase and decrease stitches and on both the edges of the blanket. Repeat the same steps on the other side of the blanket.
And you are done…