Today I am sharing the pattern for my Vintage Blanket with you. For this blanket I made a total of 54 squares and the finished size is a snuggly 107cm x 75cm. You can of course make it to any size you require and the colour choices are entirely yours too, don’t forget Scheepjeswol Stone Washed yarn is available in 16 fabulous colours.
The pattern for the squares is a modified version of “Wheel in a square” by Susan Pinner from the book Granny Squares, and the random layout was achieved by using the online granny square generator here.
The Pattern: for this size
3 balls each of blue (805) – mustard (809) – rose (808) and 4 balls cream (801)
4mm crochet hook and darning needle
You need to make the following squares: 19 x mustard – 18 x rose – 17 x blue
UK terms used: ch – chain, dc – double crochet, rep – repeat, rnd – round, sp – space, st – stitch, ss – slip stitch, tr – treble crochet
Ch5 and ss to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as tr), work 11tr into ring, ss to join (12tr)
Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as tr + 2ch), *1tr in next st, 2ch; rep. from * in each st around, ss to join
Rnd 3: SS into first 2ch sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr into same 2ch sp, 3tr in each 2ch sp around, ss to join
Rnd 4: Ch4, *dc in 3rd st, ch4; rep. from * around, ss to join (12 loops)
Rnd 5: SS to first 4ch sp, ch3 (counts as tr), [2tr, 2ch, 3tr] in same 4ch sp, *(3dc in next 4ch sp) twice, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next 4ch sp; rep. from * twice, (3dc in next 4ch sp) twice, ss to join – Fasten off main colour.
Rnd 6: Join cream colour at any corner and work: 5ch (counts as tr and 2ch), 1tr in same corner, *1tr in each of next 12sts, [1tr, 2ch, 1tr] in next corner sp; rep. from * twice, 1tr in each of next 12sts, ss to join – Fasten off.
To join the squares:
With right sides together join using double crochet seams as follows:
Place two squares right sides together, and matching stitch for stitch, make a dc stitch through both edges of the two squares.
Edging – 3ch Picot Zig-Zag:
3ch Picot – ch3, 1dc in 3rd ch from hook
Work edge with right side facing
Rnd 1: Using cream work 1dc in each st around, work 3dc’s into corners
Rnd 2: Using contrast colour (blue in my blanket) work 1dc in each st around, work 3dc’s into centre st of corners
Rnd 3: Using cream ss in back loop of first st, *picot, ch1, skip 2sts, ss into back loop of next st; rep. from * around
There you go…all done! Go and make yourself a nice cup of tea and snuggling under your beautiful new blanket…
PS: There is now a link on the free crochet pattern page to download a Pdf document for this blanket!