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Free Crochet Pattern | Don't Box Me In Blanket


Hey lovelies, how are you all doing? If you are reading this in real time in the UK then you are taking part in days of staying home, social distancing, or if you are a key worker combining these troubled times with work (thank you for that!).

The way I've been coping, is like most stressful times in my life, with a lot of tea drinking and a lot of crochet! And as a result we've created, just for EWE, a simple, memorable pattern which is great for beginning crocheters or for intermediate crocheters to enjoy as a nice mindful pattern.


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Don't Box Me In Crochet Pattern


Yarn:

Sport / Baby weight yarn (4 - 5ply)

  • 100g / 300 metres White (YARN A)

  • 100g / 300 metres Yellow (YARN B)

  • 100g / 300 metres Grey (YARN C)

Scheepjes Colour Crafter washed in Gouda (Shade 1081), Weert (Shade 1001) and Wolvega (Shade 1099) used in photos.

Hook: 4mm (US Size G/6)


You will also need:

  • A yarn needle


Gauge: 2 clusters= 3.5cm / 1.37”

Obtaining the correct gauge is not critical to this project but if your gauge does not match then your finished item will be a different size. Pattern will work in other hooks and yarns though finished size will be different.


Finished Size: 90cm (35.4”) long x 65cm (25.6”)

Abbreviations (UK Crochet Terminology):

st(s) stitch(es)

sl st slip stitch

ch(s) chain

dc double crochet

tr treble

cl cluster


STITCH GUIDANCE

Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook in st indicated and draw up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.

Treble (tr): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

Cluster (cl): Three treble crochets worked in a ch3-sp


PATTERN NOTES

  • Make the blanket bigger or smaller by making the beginning chain in a multiple of 3+5 (stitch counts in the pattern are for the blanket size specified on page 1)

  • A ch3 at the start of a row counts as a st


PATTERN

Row 1: (RS) With YARN A; ch83, 1tr in the 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each st along until end, turn. 80sts

Row 2: Ch1, (1dc in-between the first 2trs of row 1, ch3, miss 3sts, ch3, 1dc in-between the next 2trs of row 1) repeat across until end, turn. 27dc + 26 x ch3-sps

Row 3: Ch3, (miss the next dc, 1Cl in the next ch3-sp) repeat across until the last st, 1tr in the last st, turn. 80sts / 26 clusters + 1tr at either end of row

Rows 4—29: Repeat alternate rows of row 2 and 3 for the pattern. Fasten off YARN A and weave in ends.

Row 30: Attach YARN B, in-between the first 2trs of row 29 with a sl st, ch1, 1dc in the same sp, miss 3sts, ch3, 1dc in-between the next 2trs of row 1) repeat across until end, turn.

Rows 31 - 37: Repeat alternate rows of row 3 and 2 for the pattern. Fasten off YARN B and weave in ends.

Row 38: Attach YARN C, in-between the first 2trs of row 37 with a sl st, ch1, 1dc in the same sp, miss 3sts, ch3, 1dc in-between the next 2trs of row 1) repeat across until end, turn.

Rows 39 - 67: Repeat alternate rows of row 3 and 2 for the pattern. Fasten off YARN C and weave in ends.

Rows 68—75: With YARN B, repeat rows 30—37. Fasten off YARN B and weave in ends.

Rows 76 - 105: With YARN A, repeat rows 2 - 3. Fasten off YARN A and weave in ends.

You will now need to rotate your work to the right so you can continue working on the long edge of the RS of your work.

Row 106: Attach YARN B to the post of the 1tr of row 105, Ch3, 3tr in the first sp, then work a Cl in the tr post sp of each row along until the last tr (of row 1), then work 4tr in the last sp, turn. 51 clusters + 2 x 4trs at the end of each row / 161sts

Row 107: Ch1, (1dc in-between the first 2trs of row 1, ch3, miss 3sts, ch3, 1dc in-between the next 2trs of row 105) repeat across until end, turn.

Row 108: Ch3, (miss the next dc, 1Cl in the next ch3-sp) repeat across until the last st, 1tr in the last st, turn.

Rows 109 - 126: Repeat alternate rows of row 106 and 107 for the pattern. Fasten off YARN B and weave in ends.

Row 127: Attach YARN C, in-between the first 2trs of row 126 with a sl st, ch1, 1dc in the same sp, miss 3sts, ch3, 1dc in-between the next 2trs of row 1) repeat across until end, turn.

Rows 128 - 134: Repeat

alternate rows of row 107 and 106 for the pattern.

Fasten off YARN C and weave in ends.


If you hook up the Don't Box Me in Blanket we hope you’ll share your photos with us on social media (facebooktwitter or instagram) or as a project on Ravelry – as we love to see what you make! 

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Happy Hooking x



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