Jackie’s Blanket

jackiesblanketIt is my greatest pleasure to bring you another easy-to-follow, free pattern. Jackie’s blanket was born from my Amigurumi exchange. I wanted to gift something that my dear ami making friend Jackie couldn’t find the time to make herself. In the process, I wanted to insure she received something filled with love and creativity. Due to time constraints, I had to work up something quick and simple. I started with my favorite stitch, the half double crochet, and finished with a neat but simple single crocheted border worked in the back loops only. It makes a perfect gift in either size and is plush and warm  for those chilly winter nights. You can find the PDF on Ravelry to save for later or work directly from here.

Happy hooking, Geeks and Geekettes!

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Jackie’s Blanket

This pattern includes written instructions for a simple blanket in two sizes. It features easy repetition of basic crochet stitches and works up quickly.

Materials

  • Bulky (5) weight yarn
    • I used approx. 8 skeins for the stroller blanket and 13 skeins for the lap blanket in Loops and Threads Charisma (109yd/100m each)
  • 9mm M/13 crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Features

  • Gauge: 4 sts and 3 rows= 2”
  • Stroller blanket finished measurements: 30” x 36”
  • Lap blanket measurements: 50” x 60”

Pattern Key

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • F/O: Finish off

Experience Level

Beginner
Stroller Blanket:

Ch 60

Row 1: Hdc 2 in second Ch from hook, Skip 1 Ch, *Hdc 2 in next Ch, Skip 1 Ch*, repeat from * to * to end, Hdc in last Ch, Ch 1 and turn

Row 2-52: Hdc 2 in first Skip space and in each Skip space across, Hdc in turning Ch, Ch 1 and turn

Row 53: Hdc 2 in first Skip space and in each Skip space across, Hdc in turning Ch

Finishing notes: Do NOT F/O after Row 53. Ch 1 and turn, Sc around entire blanket, with 3 Sc in each corner, join in first Sc and F/O.

Border: Join into the back loop of any Sc with a Sc, Sc in the back loop only around the entire blanket, with 3 Sc in each corner St, join in first Sc and F/O. Sew in ends.

You can repeat the border round with a variety of colors to make this simple blanket more festive.

Lap Blanket:
Ch 100

Row 1: Hdc 2 in second Ch from hook, Skip 1 Ch, *Hdc 2 in next Ch, Skip 1 Ch*, repeat from * to * to end, Hdc in last Ch, Ch 1 and turn

Row 2-88: Hdc 2 in first Skip space and in each Skip space across, Hdc in turning Ch, Ch 1 and turn

Row 89: Hdc 2 in first Skip space and in each Skip space across, Hdc in turning Ch

Finishing notes: Do NOT F/O after Row 89. Ch 1 and turn, Sc around entire blanket, with 3 Sc in each corner, join in first Sc and F/O.

Border: Join into the back loop of any Sc with a Sc, Sc in the back loop only around the entire blanket, with 3 Sc in each corner St, join in first Sc and F/O. Sew in ends.

You can repeat the border round with a variety of colors to make this simple blanket more festive.

 

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