The other Oh My patterns inspired many requests for a blanket – and I do love to crochet blankets! So here is my latest free crochet blanket pattern – the Oh My Blanket!
While I adore the Lion Brand Baby Alpaca I used with this stitch before, making a blanket called for something a little more durable (aka kid and pet and life friendly)! So I chose Lion Brand Heartland – it’s super soft and comes in a lovely colorways inspired by our national parks! I went with blues and taupe for a beachy feel, something I have been craving during this cold. But you can use as many or few colors as you like to create your own custom palette. And when you carry the yarn along the side, covering it up later with the border, you don’t end up with a ton of ends to weave in either!
Oh My Blanket
- US-K, 6.5 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts used)
- 2310 yds Lion Brand Heartland (Aran/”4″/UK: 10 ply; 251 yds/230 m; 5.01 oz)
Color A: Great Sand Dunes – 3 balls (660 yds)
Color B: Olympic – 3 balls (550 yds)
Color C: Glacier Bay – 3 balls (550 yds)
Color D: Pinnacles – 3 balls (550 yds)
- Gauge: 15 sts x 9 rows = 4″ in pattern
- Size: 46″ x 58″
- Crochet Tutorial and Chart for the Oh My Blanket
- Crochet Abbreviations and Crochet Tutorials
- Matching Patterns: Oh My Cowl; Oh My Hat; Oh My Mitts
OTHER SIZE GUIDELINES:
This pattern calls for a multiple of 8, +2 and has a 4 row repeat. The numbers below are estimates, and may vary.
- Baby Blanket: Chain 138, 82 rows, 1150 yds
- Throw/Afghan: Chain 162, 120 rows, 2310 yds (see pattern below)
- Twin: Chain 266, 202 rows, 5460 yds
- Full/Queen: Chain 338, 214 rows, 7410 yds
- King/Cal King: Ch 378, 226 rows, 8675 yds
- big shell – (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in indicated st
- V st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st
Row 1: With first color, ch 162, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, *skip 3 chs, big shell in next st, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, finishing last st with next color, turn. (20 big shells)
Row 2: Continuing with next color, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in 1st st, ch 5, skip big shell, *V st in next sc, ch 5, skip big shell; repeat from * across, 2 dc in last st, turn. (19 V sts and 4 dc sts)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), 4 dc in 1st st, sc in ch-1 sp of next big shell (enclosing previous round ch-5 in the st), *big shell in ch-1 sp of next V st, sc in ch-1 sp of next big shell; repeat from * across, (4 dc, ch 1, dc) in top of ch-3, finishing last st with next color, turn. (19 big shells, 2 half shells)
Row 4: Continuing with next color, ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 2, V st in next sc st, *ch 5, skip big shell, V st in next sc st; repeat from * across, then ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of ch-4, turn. (20 V sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, big shell in ch-1 sp of next V st, *sc in ch-1 sp of next big shell (enclosing previous round ch-5 in the st), big shell in ch-1 sp of next V st; repeat from * across, sc in last sc finishing st with next color, turn. (20 big shells)
Row 6 – 117: Repeat Rows 2 – 5, changing colors at the end of every odd numbered row.
Row 118 and 119: Repeat Row 2 and 3.
Row 120: Ch 1, sc in in 1st st, ch 2, V st in next sc st, *ch 2, sc in ch-1 sp of next big shell, ch 2, V st in next sc st; repeat from * across, then ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of ch-4, turn. (20 V sts)
Border Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join. (Tip: Working across Row 120, sc in each st and ch-1 sp, 2 sc in each ch-2 sp.)
Border Round 2: Sl st into next st, ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st, skip next st, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip next st; repeat from * around, working (sc, dc, sc, dc, sc, dc) in each corner st; join and break yarn.
And that’s the much requested Oh My Blanket! I hope you enjoy making this free crochet blanket pattern – and cozying up in it too!
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