Hi friends! One of the most popular patterns on my blog has been the Mod Heirloom Crocheted Blanket that I made for my family last year. I used Cascade 128 Superwash which is a wool yarn that is crazy soft and completely washable. The truth is that I avoid a lot of 100% wool yarns simply because they’re not the easiest to wash but that’s not the case with this yarn. The other reason that wool can be hit or miss is the “itchy” factor. However, this wool is incredibly soft. I love the look and lofty feel of it and wanted to come up with another pattern this year. The Mod Heirloom is characterized by it’s clean lines, modern look and neutral colors. In trying to stick with that theme, I chose to use the block stitch with this project and keep neutral color tones that will stand the test of time. No crazy colors that will allow any particular decade to claim it (remembering the mustard yellow and brown throw from my youth – lol)!
Have you ever tried the block stitch? This is the first time I’ve used it in a project and I absolutely LOVE it! You can find a full picture tutorial on my blog to see how it’s done HERE. It is a simple two row repeat, making it a great TV or Netflix stitch. 😉 It’s always a thrill to me to use super simple stitches that are also beautiful.
You can scroll down for the blanket pattern below and also be sure to check out the stitch tutorial here:
Let’s get started!
Made with luxurious chunky yarn and neutral colors, this throw blanket will compliment any living room décor. Clean, modern lines in this blanket make it a beautiful choice for gift giving or as a gift to yourself.
You will need:
US Size J 6.0 mm crochet hook
6 Cascade Yarn 128 Superwash in Ecru (100 grams/skein)
3 Cascade Yarn 128 Superwash in Doeskin Heather (100 grams/skein)
(Pattern uses approximately 852 grams)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Approximately 33” X 46” This is a nice lapghan size.
(To make a larger throw blanket size, double your yarn and start with a chain 223 and follow stitch pattern. This size will be approx. 66” X 46”)
You can make this any size that you like by making your beginning chain longer or shorter. It should be in a multiple of 3 + 1. Feel free to make any border that you’d like once your blanket is complete! Remember to see my stitch tutorial for additional help here.
Not important for this pattern however it’s close to 13 dc stitches per 4 inches
Skills & Abbreviations:
ch2sp-chain two space
You should know how to do basic color changes. Pattern is in a multiple of 3+1. Ch1 at beginning of row three doesn’t count as a stitch. The rest of the chain stitches count as stitches in the total at the end of the row. It is easiest to carry the colors up the sides as you work to avoid weaving in a bunch of ends when you finish.
With Doeskin Heather, Chain 112
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next sc, *ch 2, sk 2 ch sts, 1 sc in the next st; repeat from * across the row, 1 sc in the last ch. Change color to Ecru at end of row, turn. (111 stitches)
Row 2 Ch 3 (counts as dc stitch), 3 dc in each ch2sp across the row. (Do not make stitches in any of the sc stitches except for final sc) 1 dc in last sc of the row. Change color to Doeskin Heather at end of row, turn. (110 dc stitches)
Row 3 Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in sp, *Ch2, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in the sp. Repeat from * across the row. 1 sc in the last st, change color to Ecru at end of row, turn. (111 stitches)
Repeat row 2 & 3 until your piece reaches desired length (for this pattern approximately 46”) ending with a Doeskin Heather row. Single crochet evenly around entire blanket, working 3 sc in each corner with Doeskin Heather color. Tie off and weave in ends. Block as desired.
That’s all there is to this super easy pattern! You can be so creative with the colors that you use and the size blanket that you make. It’s such a versatile pattern!
I’d love to hear if you make one for yourself or a loved one.
Thank you to Cascade Yarn for supplying the yarn for this lovely project!
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Once again you nailed it! I just love this pattern. You are my favorite blogger
Aww thanks Linda! So sweet of you. So glad you like it. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!
This is so pretty!
If I want to do the block blanket in one color, I’d go ahead and get 9- balls of the Ecru, yes?
Yes! It would be gorgeous in a solid color!
Stefanie Schlupp says
Thank you for sharing . Have been stitching for many , many years, hard to come up with new patterns. I am guessing you are not in the US as I have never heard of this yarn . Do you know of something similar here. Thanks again.
Amazon has many colors of this yarn
CHARLES ORTIZ says
Hi the crochet king here, I just want to say I love this design and I now have X-Men gifts for three family members thank you
Have seen this stitch done to make fingerless mitts, one row in white, one in red, with black as grid. Was fabulous….
would look like bricks with rust and off white, good gift men, lol
Love this pattern. I do have to ask how you join the color at the end of the rows? I noticed there were string hanging on the edges of the rows. If you could let me know that would be awesome.
You can carry the colors up the sides so you’re not cutting each time.
Do you carry both colors up the side or are you starting a new strand each row?
It is easiest to carry both colors up the side and then hide the ends with the border at the end for sure. But some people cut at each color change and that can work out too.
What type of border would you suggest for this blanket style? I love how mine is forming and have been thinking about what type of border to add. I want to use a darker shade around the edge to make the other two colors of the blanket pop!
All that was done here is a single crochet border – it might look neat with a few rounds! But the sky is the limit for border options!
Thank you for your lovely patterns! I love them!
Love from Holland ❤️
I’m so glad that you like my patterns and projects! It’s so fun. 🙂 My best to you in Holland!
This blanket is lovely. Would it look as good if I used worsted? What kind of adjustments would I need to make….just use a smaller hook? Thanks so much.
Yep! Just use a smaller hook and start with a longer chain if you are wanting to make the same size. You’re welcome!
This is SO fantastic! Have you ever converted this pattern into a knit stitch? I’d love to make it. (Also, thank you for the triangle scarf, I’m giving many many of them for Christmas this year!)
Hi Dionne! I haven’t thought of a knit version, but that would be cool. So glad to hear you like the triangle scarf!! You’re welcome!
What a cool throw! Can I ask, how long did this take you to make?
I’m horrible at saying how long things take to make since I always pick them up and set them down. This isn’t the fastest project on earth by any means!
LOL I’m the same way and you said it perfectly …. it’s not something I should attempt to try before Christmas!
Carrie Brumfield says
I just finished my first block stitch blanket and like it so much I’m starting a second. I cut the yarn each row on the 1st and would like to carry up the yarn on the second. I don’t understand how though… the yarn color picks up at the opposite side that you left it…?
You have to hold two seperate skeins of color- one on each side and your good to go!
Charissa L Odom says
Does this mean you only turn after each set of rows? Thanks.
Barbara Kruza says
I am crocheting your Mod Heirloom Crocheted Blanket. The triple crochet is in dark blue and the chains and single crochet are in white which gives this blanket a total different look. I was wondering if you could tell me a border that I could use with this blanket. I told our yarn club at the Library about you and now everyone is excited to try your patterns.
Thanks so much for passing along my blog to others at your yarn club!
You can do any type of border that you like – even just a basic couple of rounds of single crochet stitches. Have a lovely day and happy crocheting!
Hi there! This I such a beautiful pattern and I’ve been trying to figure out something that has been giving me a hard time. I am using 2 skeins of each color to try to carry the yarn up the sides but I am still left with all 4 skeins on one side!! I cant get them to alternate to avoid cutting. can you walk me through how you introduced the other skeins to keep them then all going to one side (then im left with needing to pick up on the side that no yarn is on).
For a clearer picture, when I have the skein from row one it ends up on one side, when I introduce the second skein of contrast in row 3 iit ends ends on the same side as the row 1 skein, see the issue? So when i need that again I can pick it up because they’re both on the wrong side (same thing happens to the main color despite two skeins of that color being used). Can you help explain how to get that going? I’ve gone through the stitch tutorial page to no avail. Thank you! Cant wait to do this pattern!
Hi Samantha! If you read through the comments, one kind lady gives a great explanation on how to do it! Hope it works for you!
Can you point out which comment explains this? I’m having trouble, too.
Carly Hunter says
Hi there! I started this awesome pattern and noticed when holding up the blanket, it looks like the width decreased somehow. Can you recommend a way to keep track of the stitches so that this doesn’t happen once I start over??
Hi! I’m currently making this blanket and I love how it’s turning out! Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern.
However, I am having a lot of trouble carrying up the yarn. Could you please explain how you did this? I have multiple skeins of each colour but I’ve just ended up with 4 skeins of one colour on one side and 4 skeins of the other colour on the other. Because I’m going from one side to the other in each colour, there’s no chance to bring the yarn back to the other side. Could you please tell me how you solved this isse? Did you not turn your work?
Please help as I’m very confused and really want to make this. Thank you.
Charissa Odom says
HI! Just starting out on this. I did the 223 base chain and it looks like this pattern is kinda worked sideways to get the measurements you noted? Meaning the base chain is the long side of the blanket?