Crochet blanket made of old pink, purple and lilac shades amended by a neutral beige shade. .
Yarns are divided into groups:
Group A: Light shades of old pink and purple
Group B: dark shades of violet
Group C: neutral beige (at least 200 – 250 g)
Group D: For connecting the squares – colour from old pink palette (around 75 g)
Total weight of the blanket: 700 g
Blanket size: 113 x 173 cm
Square size: 20 x 20 cm
Nr. of squares: – 5 x 8 = 40
Other material: hook 4 mm, scissors, needle
Squares to the blanket have names: „Bystrica“, „Zvolen, „Trnava“ and „Nitra“
Make 10 of every square pattern – or according to your available yarn.
Stitches (US terminology)
Ch – chain
ss- slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
bphdc – back post hdc
V stitch – dc, ch, dc in one stitch or space
COR1 – sc, ch, sc
COR1A – beginning of the row: 3ch, sc
COR2 – hdc, 2 ch, hdc
COR2A – beginning of the row: ch, hdc, 2ch, hdc
COR3 – 2 dc, 2ch, 2 dc
COR3A – beginning of the row: 2ch, dc, 2ch,2dc
COR4 – 3dc, ch2, 3dc
COR4A – beginning of the row: 2ch, 2dc, 2ch, 3dc
COR5: V, 2ro, V
COR5A – beginning of the row: 5ch (=dc + 2ch corner space), V
Joining the squares
Use yarn from (A) group. The same yarn is used for 1st edge row.
Place the squares flatly as you wish to have them in the blanket.
Sew or crochet them together in one direction and then in other direction.
I crocheted them together with ss to the BL. When I held 2 squares back-to back BLs are: 2nd loop on the square near to you, 1st loop of the farer square.
Ss to both corner chains, (30 ss to sc, ss to corner ch, ch2, ss to corner ch) repeat to join all squares in row, finish the row with ss to both corner chains. Do not twist the squares. Put a marker to first square.
Please check the condition of your edge, if necessary, unwind and adjust the number of stitches according to the needs of your project. Attach new color of yarn to the corner with a ss, tighten the ss before starting the row.
1.r. (A) COR1, 30 sc, all sc are crochet through the BL, dc2tog (one leg to to 1st corner ch, the other leg to the join), dc to the 2nd corner chain the next square – repeat to the end of the side, COR1 to the corner. Repeat around the entire blanket, finish with a ss to the first corner space of the row
2.r. (C): COR3A, dc to every stitch to the back loop on sides, COR3 to the corners, finish with a ss to the first dc, ss to the corner space.
3.r. (C) (COR1, sc to every stitch) x 4, join with a ss to first corner space
4.r. (C): as r. 2
5.r. (C): as r. 3
6.r (C): as r. 2
7.r. (A): as r. 3
8.r. (C) Work the sc to the back loops: (COR1, (ch1, sc) repeat along the side) x 4, join with a ss to first corner space.
9.r. (A) Work the sc to the back loops over the ch1 spaces of previous row: (COR1, (ch1, sc to the BL of sc from row 7) repeat along the side) x 4, finish the row with invisible join, sew in the ends of yarns.
Sew the protruding threads. Your project is ready.
If you liked the project and made your own blanket, I will be happy if you send me a photo from my blog – contacts. Thank you and enjoy crocheting.