Valentine’s Day is coming up fast so I wanted to create a project you could easily whip up in a weekend. This is also such a great snuggly blanket for any time of year!
I really love Hometown USA from Lion Brand Yarn. They make it in so many colors and it’s affordable and easy to find in most stores (even my local Wal Mart has it!)
Another great thing about this yarn is the size. I wanted a project that would work up quickly, so you know I was looking for some super bulky yarn in colors that I wanted.
I also knew I wanted a soft yarn in case this would be used for babies, so wool was out for me. A lot of the super bulky yarns have wool in them, so I was afraid at first I wasn’t going to be able to find a suitable yarn in a store near me. I was wrong!
The hardest part at the store was choosing the colors! Pink? Gray? Red? I love teal and turquoise so I was really drawn to this color combo. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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Be Still My Heart Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA, 4 skeins Houston Cream, 1 skein Miami Seafoam
Hook: US Size P/Q (15.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 6 sts and 4 rows = 4″ in dc
Finished Size: Approximately 24″ wide x 39″ long
2-dc cluster (2-dc cl): yo, insert hook into stitch indicated and pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining loops.
3-dc cluster (3-dc cl): (yo, insert hook into stitch indicated and pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops) 3x into same stitch (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through four loops.
With MC, ch 57. (Stitch pattern is a multiple of 6 + 3)
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across; turn (55 sts).
Row 2: Ch 3 (or use chainless dc as seen in video), dc in each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Change to CC.
Row 4: Ch 3 (or use chainless dc as seen in video), 2-dc cluster in first sc, *ch 2, skip next 5 sts, (3-dc cl, ch 2, 3-dc cl) in next st; repeat from * to last 6 sts, ch 2, skip next 5 sts, 3-dc cl in last st; turn.
Change to MC.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 3-dc cl, ch 1, *dc in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th skipped st from row below, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, ch 2; repeat from * to last ch-2 space, dc in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th skipped st from row below, ch 1, sc in top of turning ch (or chainless dc).
Row 6: Ch 3 (or work chainless dc as shown in video), dc in each st across.
Rows 7-26: Repeat rows 2-6.
Round 1: With MC, work a round of sc evenly around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner. Join with slip st to first sc.
Change to CC.
Round 2: Ch 3 (or work chainless dc as shown in video), 2 dc in same space, *skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st; repeat from * around, working 7 dc in corner spaces, ending with 4 dc in same space as beginning.
Change to MC.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in dc, *ch 2, sc in next st; repeat from * around, working a ch-2 between each sc. If this is too ruffled, try doing a ch-1 instead between the sc.
You’re done! 🙂 I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick and easy project using super bulky yarn and will make one for someone special in your life. Remember, you can always view all of my free crochet patterns here.