This post is sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.
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 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.
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!
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
Lapghan (shown): 26″ x 40″
Throw: 48″ x 56″
Twin: 64″ x 88″
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.
**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 hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern. Be sure to check out all of my free crochet patterns here, including more blanket patterns!