A couple of weeks ago I was on the hunt for a scarf and ran across the Winter Scarf project by the Crochet Crowd. It didn’t quite work up the way I wanted so I decided to use it as inspiration instead for a blanket. I knew it was a winner when my daughter was snuggling under it while I made it. This pattern can be made bigger or smaller very easily as each round is just a repeating pattern. The number of starting rows will determine how rectangular or square it is.

The project is made with Yarnspirations Caron Big Cakes in colour Honey Glazed and I used 3 cakes to make this blanket in total. I just kept going until I ran out. I had to rewind one cake to get the colours to repeat in the same order. I should check next time when I’m buying them to see how they are spun.

Hook Size: 5 mm, US H/8

Finished Size: 38 inches by 64 inches. It’s kinda perfect to cover a person in a lounger, chair or other comfy spot. It is a little longer than a standard lap blanket and if you wanted to make it that way just reduce the number of rows in the start.

Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Sk: Skip
Sl St: Slip Stitch

This project begins with a series of rows to create the middle section. Once the rows are finished, you begin working in the round to continue to wrap around and grow the blanket.

Row 1: Ch 9, in the 6th ch from the hook complete this set (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), sk 2 st, dc in the last chain.  Turn your work.

Row 2: Ch 3, sk 3 dc, complete this set in the ch1 space from the previous row (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), sk 3 dc, dc in the top of the ch3 of the last row. Turn your work.

Repeat Row 2 to get the desired centre length. For this size I completed up to Row 31.

Row 32: Ch 3, sk 3 dc, sl st in ch1 space, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sl st to top of the ch3 of the last row. Turn your work.

The centre section is now complete and now you will begin to work rounds around the outside.

Outside Round 1: Sl st into the ch3 sp, ch 3, complete set into the space (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), complete in next ch 3 sp (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) to make the corner. Then 3 dc in each ch3 space to the other end. When you reach the corner with the ch 3 space complete (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc). Then again repeat 3 dc in each ch 3 space. Continue around with the same corner pattern and side pattern. At the end of the row sl st to the beginning ch3. Do not turn your work. The rounds do not turn.

Outside Round 2: Sl st into the next 2 dc. You should now be at the corner. Then in the corner ch space complete (sc, ch 3, sc). Repeat the following until you reach the next corner (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in the gap). At the next corner ch1 space complete again (sc ch 3 sc), then work the side with (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in the gap) to the next corner. Complete around the round until the end. Sl st ito the beginning sc.

Outside Round 3. Sl st into the next ch3 space. In the ch3 corner space complete (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc). This is the first corner. Then complete 3 dc into each ch3 space until you reach the next corner. In the next corner ch1 space complete (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), repeat 3 dc into each ch3 space until you reach the next corner. Complete the pattern until you reach the end. Sl st to the beginning ch3.

Complete Outside Rounds 2-3 until you reach your desired size. In this project we completed up to Round 41. Always finish with a Outside Round 3 type row.

To complete this project you can use a variety of options for edging. To make best use of the remaining yarn and to achieve some colour banding, this project completed with 4 rounds of sc.

Round 42-45, sl st into the next 2 dc, You should now be in the corner. In the corner ch space complete (sc, ch 3, sc). Then sc in each st until you reach the next ch 1 space in the next corner and complete (sc, ch3, sc), Complete the pattern until you reach the end. Sl st into the last sc.

If you have any questions just ask away.