Last summer is was on holiday in Austria. No roadtrip this time, but visit the hotspots from one location. Ideal to start a new crochet project in evening while sitting on the couch. But I did not want to take a lot of yarns with me. The answer: cakes! Cakes is a skein of yarn that is has a minimum of 500 meters/546 yards with a nice color gradient. I bought two cakes to crochet a blanket.
Granny Square blanket
A while back I bought two skeins of Lion Brand Mandala cakes in the color Warlock. I spotted this color in a scarf before. But I have already have so many scarfs that I wanted to do something else. So then I thought: I will crochet a blanket for in our car. My husband likes cold air in the car, even in winter which leads to a frozen Carola.
I chose for an easy stitch: the granny stitch. Ideal for when your on holiday. Grab your crochet hook, yarn and get started right away! After Row 2 you get the hang of it and you don’t need to look at the pattern at all.. Do you want to make this easy blanket? Lucky you! Because I wrote the pattern down below, especially for you!
2 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala yarn, 537 meter
Crochet hook 4mm
Row 1 – Make a magic loop, chain 3 (this counts as one double crochet), 2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, slip stitch in the third stitch of the chain. You now have 4 clusters of 3 double crochet.
Row 2 – Chain 1, 1 slip stitch, chain 3, 2 double crochet in the chain space of row 1, chain 1, 3 double crochet in the same chain space, chain 2, *3 double crochet in the chain space of row 1, chain 1, 3 double crochet in the same chain space, chain 2*. Repeat until you have 8 clusters. Slip stitch in the 3 chain.
Row 3 – until there is no more yarn left: In every corner you make two clusters with 1 chain in between. In other open chain spaces you make 1 clusters. You gain 4 clusters every cluster. Sometimes you don’t need to start the row with 1 chain and a slip stitch, but you can start with chain 3 right away. You’ll know when you need to start with a chain and a slip stitch or not.
The last row is optional, but you can make a border with single crochets. On every double crochet make one and two in every chain space. Make three in every corner.
It is not allowed to reproduce this pattern or use it for your own commercial goals. Do you want to use my pattern for commercial goals? Please contact me! I am always open to new collaborations.
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