I’m excited to share with you a new FREE blanket pattern and video!
This cozy blanket is one of my favorites for snuggling on the couch. It’s big and warm and just the right amount of heaviness.
The new free pattern comes with calculations on how to get started if you want to make the blanket a different size. This would make such a cute baby gift!
At the bottom of the pattern I also explained how to calculate how much yarn you’ll need if you want to make the blanket a different size.
Watch the video of how to make this blanket from start to finish and then scroll down to see the written pattern and modifications.
Supplies: N/9mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), tapestry needle.
Yarn: Super bulky weight; 1,080 Yards; Loops and Threads Cozy Wool (90yds per skein), 9 skeins Fleece,3 skeins Pewter
Gauge: 4” x 4” = 8 stitches / 5 rows in pattern
A gauge swatch is important if you plan to follow the directions given at the end of the pattern for modifying your blanket.
To make a gauge swatch: ch 11 and follow directions for the first 5 rows of the pattern. Your finished swatch should measure close to 4”x4”. If it is significantly larger (more than half an inch), use one size smaller hook. If it is significantly smaller (more than half an inch), use one size larger hook.
Finished Dimensions: 52” x 51” as written, see end of pattern for modifications. See information on gauge, above.
Abbreviations and Special Stitches
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
scflo: single crochet in the front loop only
sl st: slip stitch
Bobble: yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 more times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count in stitch count.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row does count in stitch count
- Turn at the end of each row.
- Work bobble in both loops (not in the front loop only).
With Fleece, ch 107.
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and each ch across. (104 sts including 3 ch)
Row 2: Ch 1, scflo in each st, sc in top of ch 3.
Row 3: Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, *7 scflo, bobble; rep from * across, replacing last bobble with sc.
Row 5: Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, scflo in each st, sc in top of ch 3.
Row 7: Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 8: ch 1, *3 scflo, bobble, 4 scflo; rep from * across.
Repeat rows 1-8 five times (work row 1 the same way as rows 3, 5, and 7). Then repeat rows 1-6 once more.
Switch to Pewter. Complete rows 7-8. Then repeat rows 1-8 once. Finish by repeating rows rows 1-4. Tie off and weave in loose ends.
*For modifications and yardage calculations to work, be sure to follow the directions for making a gauge swatch, above.
Modifying Blanket Width
To modify blanket width, begin by chaining any multiple of 8, plus 3. Each multiple of 8 will add 4” to your blanket width. The 3 extra chains are needed because you will dc in the fourth chain from the hook.
For a blanket 36” wide,
40” wide, chain 80+3
44” wide, chain 88+ 3
48” wide, chain 96+3
52” wide, chain 104 +3
56” wide, chain 112+3
Modifying Blanket Length
Each pattern repeat adds 8 rows and 6”. Decide how long you want your blanket to be. Divide this number by 6 and that’s how many pattern repeats you will need.
To figure out how much yarn you’ll need, calculate the desired square inches of your blanket (multiply length times width in inches). Divide this number by 221. The answer will tell you how many yards you need.
Be sure to tag me on Instagram @tealandfinch with photos of your work, I love to see them!