Thursday, 29 September 2022

Free scrappy crochet blanket pattern!

Scrappy Blanket III

a crochet pattern



by Marta Mitchell


My first 2 scrappy blankets proved to be so popular, so I’m back with a third and I think you’ll find this one equally satisfying for using up all those little balls of leftover yarn!

It’s a super easy to remember pattern; a repetitive “1, 2, 3, 4, 5” rhythm makes it an excellent choice if you’re looking for a mindful crochet project.

The pattern written here is a tiny snippet of the size possibilities for this blanket. You can purchase the pdf of the full pattern (with instructions for 5 blanket sizes, 4 yarn weights, PLUS stitch tutorial video, chart, US terminology AND all my ideas for taking this pattern further) on my website.


This is a BEGINNER level pattern, written in UK terms.

(US terms available on my website)


You will need

  • lots and lots and lots of scraps or odd balls of yarn in the same weight (I made mine in DK/ 8ply) 

  • appropriate size hook for your yarn thickness (I used 5mm) 

  • scissors

  • tapestry needle for sewing in ends


Measurements 

The finished blanket will measure 113cm x 150cm, which is the standard measurement for a cot blanket, but makes for a decent lap blanket too.

For reference, my blanket is ever so slightly smaller in length, it measured 113cm x 145cm (unblocked) and weighed exactly 1.1kg. I started with ch201 and crocheted for 182 rows.


Tension 

18 stitches x 13 rows per 10cm, main pattern in rows using a 5mm hook or appropriate hook to achieve gauge.

Abbreviations UK terms

ch

chain

dc

double crochet

htr

half treble

tr

treble

st(s)

stitch(es)


Notes

  • The pattern is super easy to remember once you’ve crocheted a few rows. 

  • Ch1 at the start of rows does not count as a stitch and is not included in the stitch count. 

  • To achieve neat colour changes, start using the new colour on the last yarn over of the stitch.

  • Weave in the ends on whichever side they fall, making your blanket reversible.

  • For a full table of sizes (pram, cot, small throw, large throw, single bed) plus how to crochet these sizes in 4ply, DK, aran and chunky yarn, you can buy the pattern on my website here.


A special thank you to Fiona Feeney,  Angela Lawton & Tammy de Nobriga for testing out this pattern for me - thanks ladies! xx





Pattern 

Begin with ch201


Row 1 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 4ch, [1tr in each of next 5ch, 1dc in each of next 5ch] repeat from [ to ] until you have 5ch left, 1tr in each of last 5ch. Turn. (200sts)


Row 2 Ch1, [1dc in each of next 5tr, 1tr in each of next 5dc] across. Turn. (200sts)


Rows 3 to 194 Repeat Row 2.


Final Row Ch1, [1dc in each of next 5tr, 1htr in each of next 5dc] across. Turn. (200sts)


Cut yarn & fasten off. 


Finishing off 

If you have any ends, weave them in on whichever side they fall, this blanket is reversible. 


Block your blanket to size to make the stitches pop!


Video Tutorials

I’ve made a few YouTube videos to help you succeed with this pattern because I really want everyone to feel confident about crocheting this blanket! My pattern should be clear to follow, but if you find yourself stuck the videos will help. If you are still stuck please reach out to me via email (crochet@martamitchelldesigns.com) or via Instagram DMs - I’m more than happy to help!


Starting with a huge number of chains  https://youtu.be/BNvUeegDrfI

How I joined in new yarn in this blanket  https://youtu.be/DgpJBKM6pbE

How to sew in those pesky ends!  https://youtu.be/gb9DK1CUZzE


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If you have any questions about this pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out -

crochet@martamitchelldesigns.com


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