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Come with me on a winter stroll through the woods, snow heavy on the boughs and bushes, birds and other small creatures leaving tracks in the snow. Or better yet, let's stay inside and crochet! The Winter Lark Blanket is a fun and fast afghan pattern, featuring the Larksfoot stitch, and Bernat Blanket Extra Thick. And it's a free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Inspired by the Quiet Winter Woods
The Winter Lark Blanket is made using the Larksfoot Stitch, which looks great in a variety of colors, and color schemes. But I thought that the Underbrush and Vintage White work so beautifully together to create the look of snow-laden branches! No matter which colors of Bernat Blanket Extra Thick you choose, it's sure to be a wonderful and cozy addition to your home.
Note that this pattern calls for Bernat Blanket Extra Thick, but Bernat Blanket Big (sold at Michaels) is a good substitute. However, you will need 4 skeins of each color as they are smaller balls.
Winter Lark Blanket
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280 yds Bernat Blanket Extra Thick (7 Jumbo; 600 g/21.2 oz, 66 m/72 yds)
Color A: Underbrush - 2 balls
Color B: Vintage White - 2 balls
Matching Sewing Thread and sewing needle
Recommended: Clover Ultimate Needle Threader
Gauge: 3 dc = 5" ; 2 rows = 6"
Size: 40" wide x 54" long
Stitch Multiple: mult of 4 +3, plus 2tch
Helpful Links & Tutorials
Winter Lark Blanket Tutorial - scheduled for 1-27-23
How to Change Colors for Striped Patterns
Join with sc - Standing Single Crochet
When working the dc stitches that enclose the 2 chain-1 sts below, be sure to draw up a long loop in ch-1 sp 2 rows below.
When changing colors, work the last dc until 2 loops rem on hook. Yarn over and pull through last 2 loops with new color.
Ch 3 at beg of each row counts as first dc throughout.
Winter Lark Blanket Instructions
With Color A, ch 25.
Row 1: Skip 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in each of next 3 ch; repeat from * across; turn. (23 sts including ch-1s)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, * ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * to end finishing last st with Color B, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, skip next st, dc in next st, * dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below, enclosing chs of both rows, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across; turn
Row 4: Ch 4, skip next ch sp, * dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp; repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in last st finishing with next color; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below, enclosing chs of both rows, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below, enclosing chs of both rows, dc in next st; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, * ch 1, skip next ch sp, dc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from * to end finishing last st with next color, turn.
Row 7 - 18: Repeat Rows 3 - 6, continuing to change colors every 2 rows and ending with a Color A stripe. Weave in and sew down ends.
With Color B, join to any st with sc. Sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, working 2 sc in the side of each dc. Ch 2 at each corner.
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This blanket looks fantastic but I’m unable to afford that yarn. Could it be made with #4 yarn and still turn out as nice? Thank you.
Hi Anna! Yes! I've included the stitch multiple above, so you can make it with any yarn you like. 🙂