How to crochet a blanket: free pattern
Gather your supplies:
- 20 balls (approx) of Kmart’s chunky 12 ply yarn
- Size 7 hook
- 2 balls of Spotlight’s Spot Saver yarn in natural
Crochet stitches for this blanket
Stitch abbreviations (US terms)
- CH - Chain
- DC - Double Crochet
- SL ST - Slip Stitch SC - Single Crochet
- V ST - (dc, ch 1, dc) all in one stitch
- Ch3 Counts as a Double Crochet
- Picot - Chain 4 then work a SL St into the 1st chain of the chain 4 made creating a little loop.
How-to tutorials for each crochet stitch
NOTE: Melissa's pattern is written using US terminology. The step-bystep tutorials below are for UK terms.
- Single crochet (sc): single crochet in the US is the same as double crochet (dc) in the UK. Here's how to master double crochet UK.
- Double crochet (dc): double crochet in the US is the equivalent of treble crochet in the UK. Here's how to treble crochet UK.
- Chain (ch): the chain stitch is a simple stitch that creates a chain of loops. While the tension of your chain stitch can greatly impact the rest of your project, it’s still a pretty easy stitch to master. Here's how to chain stitch in crochet.
Free crochet v-stitch blanket pattern
The v-stitch blanket is perfect for beginners and can be made up using the double crochet stitch. (Here’s a video showing you how to make the v-stitch blanket.)
Row 1: dc in the 5th ch from the hook. *skip 2 ch, v stitch into the next ch space*. Repeat from * to * across the row until there's 3 ch left. skip 2 and dc in last ch.
Row 2: ch 4, dc in same stitch. *Skip the next dc and ch, v stitch into next dc*. Repeat from * to * across the row to the last v stitch, dc in last stitch.
Repeat until the blanket has reached your desired length.
Melissa says she used 2 balls of Spotlight’s Spot Saver yarn in natural to create the border. Here's the pattern:
1st Row: Join other coloured yarn with a slip stitch to row 1 of your work (You will work on the opposite sides of the chains that you created at the beginning of your project). Chain 2, Double crochet in the same space as the chain 2 and continue to double crochet all the way to the end. - 158dc
2nd Row: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *sk next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, sk next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in last st. Turn.
3rd Row: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp, *(5 dc, picot, 5 dc) in next ch 3 sp, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, * repeat between ** to last ch 3 sp.
Fasten off, weave in the ends and continue to make tassels.
"I think you should make us all one"
Members in the group absolutely love this crochet pattern with many describing it as stunning.
“Absolutely stunning,” said one person.
Another said: “I love it… I think you should make us all one.”
“If I could only crochet! It is just beautiful.”
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