Welcome to our Lockdown Blanket Crochet Along
Well, what can we say about 2020 so far?! It has definitely been a dramatic month or 2. So with all the changes we have had to face in mind, I decided to create a crochet along for you all. Hopefully it will help keep you all slightly sane over the next few weeks/months.
When will it be released?
The first part will be released here on Friday 24th April in the morning.
Following parts will be released on Mondays and Fridays. There are 8 parts. All of them will stay available on here.
What materials do I need?
The pattern was written using DK weight yarn, but obviously you can use any weight, just select your hook accordingly.
We used 18 balls of DK weight yarn – Majestic by King C0le in shades – Apple, Duck Egg, Amber, Old Rose, Berry, Pale Petrol, Peacock, Grey, Cream – 2 balls or 242m of each colour.
I am also creating a rainbow one using King Cole Big Value DK.
You will also need a 4mm crochet hook.
What size is the blanket?
The blanket is approx 90cm by 115cm. If you would like to make it larger I would recommend doubling the quantity of chains you start with. You could also make it larger by using a thicker yarn.
The pattern is written in UK terms.
I will link videos of new techniques and stitches where necessary.
Ch – chain, dc, double crochet, st – stitch, htr – half treble, tr – treble crochet, dtr – double treble,
Friday 24th April Part 1:
Colours used today – Peacock, Old Rose, Apple and Berry (or Red, Orange, Yellow and Green if you are making a rainbow one)
Chain 153 in Peacock (or Red)
Row 1: Miss 3ch (counts as 1 tr). 1 Tr in ever stitch. Turn. 151 stitches
Row 2: 2ch, 1 dc in every stitch. Turn
Peacock stitch (rows 3 and 4)
Row 3: Change to Old Rose (or orange). 1ch. 1 dc in 1st stitch. * skip 4 sts, 9dtr in next stitch, skip 4 stitches, 1dc in next stitch. Rep from 8 to end of row. DON’T TURN! Fasten off.
Row 4: Join Apple (or Yellow) to the beginning of row 3. 4ch, 4dtr in next stitch, then *miss 4 sts, 1dc in next, miss 4 sts, 9dtr in next, rep from * to last cluster. Miss 4sts, 1dc in next, miss 4, in last st 5dtr. DON’T TURN! Fasten off.
Row 4 – rejoin to beginning of row 3.
Row 5: Join Berry (or green) to the beginning of row 4. 1 ch. 1 dc in next 3 sts, 1htr in next, 1tr in next, *1htr in next, 1 dc in next 7sts, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next and rep from * to last 5 sts. 1htr in next, 1 dc in next 4 sts. TURN
Row 5 – rejoin to beginning of row 4
Row 6: 3ch, 1tr in each stitch, TURN.
Row 6 – 3 ch at beginning of row
Where has the rest of the Lockdown Blanket gone? You can download the rest of the pattern on our Ravelry page from 1st January.