Velvet Plaid Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

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I love this time of year! Even though we have still been hovering in the 90’s (and even swimming!), it’s October and in my mind fall has arrived. I love fall, as many of you do, and it’s the perfect time to jump into crochet projects!

I am SO in love with this velvet plaid blanket!!!!  I can't wait to make it - free pattern for three sizes!

I really enjoyed working with Clover on the Mini Weaving Loom Pumpkins, so when they asked me to create a project with their Tassel Maker, I was super excited!

I racked my brain trying to think of just the right project. I knew I had seen tassels in home decor this year so I focused in on that. Pillow? Curtains? Blanket?

You guys love my other blanket patterns so much it was a pretty easy decision! So then it just boiled down to what yarn I wanted to use. I had been wanting to make a plaid blanket for a while, and I knew the tassels on the end would really be perfect.

When my oldest son, Christian, and I were at JoAnn, he spotted the Bernat Velvet in black, white and gray and I was sold. We picked up a skein of each and headed out.

This velvet plaid blanket is amazing!  You just want to hang out in it all day - and it's a FREE crochet pattern in three sizes!

I am so in love with this thing!! I just want to curl up in it all the time. I made a smaller lapghan size, but I really think I’ll end up making a queen velvet blanket for my bed when I get a chance.

I think you will really like the velvet yarn for this project. If you prefer, you can sub any super bulky yarn that gets gauge to suit your taste.

If you’ve never used the Clover Tassel Maker before, you will be so pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to make perfect tassels. I know I was! I’ve made them for a couple of projects before with cardboard or something similar, but the Tassel Maker allowed me to create all four of these in less than 30 minutes!

How cute is this velvet plaid blanket??  And it's a FREE crochet pattern in three sizes!!

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Velvet Plaid Blanket

What You’ll Need

Yarn: Bernat Velvet, 1 (2, 3) skeins each Vapor Gray (MC), White (CC1), and Blackbird (CC2)

Hook: US size N/P (10.00mm)

Notions: Clover Tassel Maker, Yarn Needle, Scissors

Gauge: 10 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in sc

Finished Sizes:
Lapghan (shown): 26″ x 40″
Throw: 48″ x 56″
Twin: 64″ x 88″

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What a comfy, beautiful blanket!  Free crochet pattern in three sizes!  I love this!

Pattern

With MC, ch 65 (121, 161).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 64 (120, 160) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, *sc 4 MC, sc 4 CC1, repeat from * to end; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, *sc 4 CC1, sc 4 MC, repeat from * to end; turn.

Rows 4-5: Repeat rows 2-3.

Row 6: Join CC2, ch 1, *sc 4 CC2, sc 4 MC, repeat from * to end; turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, *sc 4 MC, sc 4 CC2, repeat from * to end; turn.

Rows 8-9: Repeat rows 6-7.

Repeat rows 2-9 until blanket measures 40 (56, 88)” from beginning.

Fasten off.

Click here to see the full video tutorial on YouTube

Tassels

**Please see video for more help.

Open the large Clover Tassel Maker to it’s largest setting by loosening the screws and sliding the Tassel Maker as wide as it will go. Tighten the screws.

Wrap the end of CC2 around one of the screws, then bring the yarn to the back and wind around the longest part of the Tassel Maker 10 times.

Cut the yarn and secure the other end on the opposite screw.

Cut a length of yarn about 10″ long and tie the middle of the yarn on the Tassel Maker. Pull tightly.

Cut both ends of the yarn on the Tassel Maker, using the grooves provided. Fold in half and create the head of the tassel by tying another length of yarn around the finished tassel.

Attach to corners of blanket with CC2. Weave in ends.

That’s it! You’re done!

I love this velvet plaid blanket!!  It's so soft and comfy and I could stay in it all day.  Free pattern in three sizes!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern. Be sure to check out all of my free crochet patterns here, including more blanket patterns!

Happy Crocheting!
Amanda

Weekend OmbrΓ© Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

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I love using the thicker yarns to make quick, cozy baby blankets. This one is so lovely I really enjoy using it myself as a lapghan! The best part is that this is a very beginner-friendly half double crochet project that anyone can make!

This blanket worked up so quickly I easily made it in a weekend, and I even think someone newer to crochet could make it in that time. It uses only half double crochet, so it’s a great follow up to the Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket that uses single crochet if you are working on your crochet skills.

Baby blankets are really becoming my favorite crochet item right now. I love these quick projects you can work up as gifts. They are always appreciated, are fun and usually inexpensive to make (this one used 2 skeins Bernat Blanket OmbrΓ© yarn that were on sale at JoAnn for 2 for $10!)

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Weekend OmbrΓ© Baby Blanket

What You’ll Need

Yarn: Bernat Blanket OmbrΓ©, 2 skeins Navy OmbrΓ©

Hook: US Size P (11.50mm)

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors

Gauge: 6 sts and 6 rows = 4″ in hdc

Finished Size: Approximately 32 x 38″

Notes

Ch 2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern

Ch 50.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 48 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each ch across; turn.

Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2.

Border

Ch 1, sc evenly around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, too! first st. (Sc, ch1) in same stitch as first, join with slip st to first st.

Fasten off.

That’s it!! This was such a super easy, quick and fun make! I am really enjoying these super bulky blankets and I hope you are, too!

Be sure to check out all of my Free Crochet Patterns – including many more wonderful blanket patterns.

Happy Crocheting!
Amanda

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