DIY & Crafts

Crochet a colourful blanket

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Crochet a colourful blanket

Finished blanket measures approx 122 x 142 cm (48 x 56 inches). Motifs are crocheted individually, then joined to create blanket.

Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for crocheters with some experience.

Take a look at a larger image of the finished afghan.

You need:
Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds) as follows:
• 4 balls Winter White (MC)
• 2 balls each Tweet Yellow (A) and Raspberry (C)
• 1 ball each Deep Orchid (B), Tangy (D), Lime Juice (E), Dark Teal (F) and Clearwater Blue (G)
5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension given below

Tension:

13 sc and 14 rows = 10 cm (4 inches).
Motif: Approx 20 cm (8 inches) square.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.

Glossary:
Approx: Approximately
Beg: Beginning
Ch: Chain
Dc: Double crochet
MC: Main colour
Rep: Repeat
Rnd: Round
RS: Right side
Sc: Single crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sp(s): Space(s)
Tog: Together

To make:
Motif

Motif 1: Make 7 with C as Colour 1, B as Colour 2.
Motif 2: Make 7 with D as Colour 1, C as Colour 2.
Motif 3: Make 7 with C as Colour 1, D as Colour 2.
Motif 4: Make 7 with E as Colour 1, A as Colour 2.
Motif 5: Make 7 with F as Colour 1, E as Colour 2.
Motif 6: Make 7 with G as Colour 1, F as Colour 2.

Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout.
With A, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.

New to crocheting? Get started with these easy instructions.

This story was originally titled "Blanket Statement" in the April 2011 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

Page 1 of 2 -- Find instructions and a diagram to get started on your colourful crocheted blanket on page 2.
Download the colour diagram of the kaledoscope blanket.

1st rnd:
Ch 3. 15 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 16 dc.

2nd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Rep from * around. Join Colour 1 with sl st to3rd ch of ch 4.

3rd rnd: With Colour 1, ch 3. *2 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last ch-1 sp. 2 dc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 sc.

4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Ch 5. Sl st in 5th ch from hook. Miss next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 2. Miss next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 3. Miss next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 2. Miss next 2 dc.** 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to first sc.

5th rnd: Sl st in next ch-5 sp. Ch 3. (4 dc. Ch 3. 5 dc) all in same ch-5 sp. *1 sc in next ch-2 sp. 5 dc in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in next ch-2 sp.** (5 dc. Ch 3. 5 dc) all in next ch-5 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Break Colour 1.

6th rnd: Join Colour 2 to any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in same ch-3 sp. *Ch 5. 1 dc in next sc. Ch 3. Miss next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 3. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in next sc. Ch 5.** (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to first sc.

7th rnd: Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp. *5 dc in next ch-5 sp. (3 dc in next ch-2 sp) twice. 5 dc in next ch-5 sp.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3.

8th rnd:
With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around working (2 sc. Ch 2. 2 sc) in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.

9th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing
With MC, sew motifs tog as shown in diagram below.

Border

1st rnd: (RS). Join MC with sl st to any corner. Ch 3. 4 dc in same sp. 1 dc in each st around, working 5 dc in each corner. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

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