This is the blanket that I started back in April, and finally finished about a month ago. Did I mention that I’m slooooooow when it comes to making blankets? It also took me more time than usual to edit the pattern since there are color changes and a couple of different stitches involved. This blanket is by no means difficult, it’s actually super easy, but it just had a bit more counting of rows to get the striping right. It uses chunky, Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash Wool, which means it’s soft, washable and warm. This is one of my favorite stitch patterns (the granite stitch – I’ve also heard moss stitch or linen stitch) and you might recognize it from the Fave Slouch Beanie that I made last year. You can see a FULL TUTORIAL on how to make this simple stitch from Fiber Flux HERE! I’m so pleased with how this cozy blanket turned out and it’s new home is in the master bedroom!
With all of the knit and crochet projects that I’ve made, I want a few pieces to be special enough (and modern enough) to keep around for a while…..like maybe until my daughter is grown. Have you made anything that you hope might be heirloom worthy? This afghan isn’t the cheapest project in the world, but every now and then I think we can justify a more expensive project. I’m hoping that this blanket will be used for many, many years.
This blanket uses the granite stitch which gives it a woven look, but I wanted to make sure we knew it was crochet so I changed up the stitch for the thicker grey stripes.
A neutral, modern, heirloom quality blanket made with super wash wool. The blanket features a woven look and a color scheme that go with any home décor and simple stripes.
Scroll down for the free pattern below, or you can purchase an inexpensive, advertisement free, printable PDF version from my Etsy shop HERE!
Single crochet, chain, skip stitch
This blanket uses the granite stitch. You can find several helpful YouTube videos on how to make this stitch if you’ve never done it. The one that I’ve linked to in the past for my Fave Slouch Hat and Twist Headband is from Fiber Flux, and you can find the tutorial HERE. You will be working single crochet stitches into the chain stitch below to create this look.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk st – skip stitch
MC – Main Color
CC – Contrast Color
Lapghan – Approximately 37” wide X 51” long after blocked
(To make the blanket longer or shorter, simply increase the number of chains in your initial chain, keeping an odd stitch count and follow the pattern. You can add rows or repeat sections from the center to make the blanket longer)
Approximately 3 1/3 stitches per inch and just over 2 1/2 rows per inch
When starting a new skein, begin using the skein at the start of the row for best results.
9 (possibly 10 if you are a loose crocheter!) skeins of Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (Bulky weight- 6) in Ecru Color #817 (Main Color – MC) or comparable chunky yarn
2 skeins of Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (Chunky Weight Yarn – Weight 5) in Feather Grey Color #875 (Contrast Color – CC) (This blanket used 1.098 kg of wool yarn and near 1,280 yards of yarn) or comparable chunky yarn
Purchase the yarn:
US Size J 6.0 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Row 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * across, sc in last stitch. Ch 1, turn. (Be sure to see the tutorial from Fiber Flux HERE for help with this stitch)
Row 2 – 6 Repeat row 1 (You will sc into first sc of row, *ch1, sk st, sc in next stitch and repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. You will be placing the single crochet stitches into the chain stitch below)
Change to CC
Row 7 Sc in 2nd st from hook (in the first sc of row), *sk st, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * across, sc in last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8 – 9 Repeat row 7
Change to MC
Row 10 – 11 Repeat row 1
Row 12 Change to CC, repeat row 1
Row 13 – 17 Change to MC, repeat row 1
Row 18 Change to CC, repeat row 1
Row 19 – 23 Change to MC, repeat row 1
Row 24 Change to CC, repeat row 1
Row 25 – 26 Change to MC, repeat row 1
Row 27 – 29 Change to CC, repeat row 7
Row 30 – 47 Change to MC, repeat row 1 (18 rows)
Row 48 Change to CC, repeat row 1
Row 49 – 105 Repeat rows 30 – 48, 3 times
Row 106 – 123 Change to MC, repeat row 1 (18 rows)
Final Stripe Section:
Row 124- 126 Change to CC, repeat row 7
Row 127 – 128 Change to MC, repeat row 6
Row 129 – Change to CC, repeat row 1
Row 130 – 134 Change to MC, repeat row 1
Row 135 – Change to CC, repeat row 1
Row 136 – 140 MC repeat row 1
Row 141 CC repeat row 1
Row 142 – 143 MC repeat row 1
Row 144 – 146 CC repeat row 7
Row 147 – 152 MC repeat row 1
Tie off, weave in ends
Evenly single crochet around entire blanket for two rounds.
Block to shape.
Now cuddle up with your blanket!
Thank you to Cascade Yarns for supplying the yarn for this project!