This blanket is made with simple crochet stitches and works up quickly. It can be made with any #4 weight yarn you choose. The blanket in the picture is made from Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn Pastel Green, Pastel Blue, Honey Bee, and Antique White. The pattern is also written with these colors. The main stitch in this blanket is a variation of the Suzette Stitch using sc/hdc instead of sc/dc.
30″ wide / 36″ long unblocked
4.5″ = 16 hdc stitches and 15 rows
500-600 yards of worsted weight #4 yarn in Pastel Green and Pastel Blue
250-350 yards of worsted weight #4 in Honey Bee (yellow)
150-250 yards of worsted weight #4 yarn in Antique White
6 mm crochet hook
Stitch Markers (optional)
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
The Simply Fluffy Crochet Blanket is crocheted in color blocks of 20 rows separated by 2 rows of white (or the color of your choice).
Row 1: In pastel blue, sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: *Skip the first stitch, sc and hdc in the next stitch, repeat from * to * until the end of the row ending in a sc/hdc in the last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3-21: Repeat row 2 for 19 more rows. Change to antique white. Ch 1, turn.
Row 22-23: In antique white, repeat row 2 for 2 rows. Change color to pastel green. Ch 1, turn.
Row 24-43: In pastel green, repeat row 2 for 20 rows. Change color to antique white. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 44-45: In antique white, repeat row 2 for 2 rows. Change color to honey bee. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 46-65: In honey bee, repeat row 2 for 20 rows. Change color to antique white. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 66-67: In antique white, repeat row 2 for 2 rows. Change color to pastel green. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 68-87: In pastel green, repeat row 2 for 20 rows. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 88: Sc in each stitch across. Change to antique white to start the border. Ch. 1, turn.
In antique white, work 2 rows of hdc in each stitch around the blanket. Work 3 hdc stitch in the corners. On the long side, I worked 1 stitch per row. This amounted to 21 hdc for the first and last sections of color, 20 hdc for the middle sections and 2 hdc for antique white lines for a total of 110 stitches on the long sides. This is just a guide; use your judgement to make sure you don’t use too many stitches (resulting in curling or bunching up) or too few stitches. Once complete, fasten off and weave in the ends.