Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The On-The-Go Wobbly Blanket - Free Pattern

My son has started his basketball season and I find myself a mess during basketball games.  I could handle soccer, but the stress of basketball leaves me with my hands covering my eyes and generally not being a positive vision as a spectator.  I decided last night that I need something to occupy my hands so that I can keep them away from my face. It also needs to be portable so that I don't have to drag around something large.  I've decided to use the Wobbly Pattern (my favorite) to create something I can crochet without having to think too much.

Last year, I made this blanket by crocheting strips of Wobbly stripes and joining them using the flat braid join.


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I've decided to actually write down the pattern this time and make it into something with lots more color. This is very much a pattern in progress and I will update it as I go. For now, the plan is to make this in a baby blanket size.

Supplies:
{As I am stash busting, I am using any leftover Red Heart with Love yarn I have}
Red Heart with Love Yarn in 6 colors
J Hook (6 mm)
tapestry needle

Stitches:

Chain
DC - double crochet
dc2tog - couble crochet together

Pattern:

To make this blanket, I am going to start by making 5 panels in different colors.

To make a panel:

Chain 20. (This will make a receiving blanket size.  To make a larger blanket, chain a multiple of 3 plus 2.)

Row 1: DC in the third chain from the hook. Chain 1. *Begin a dc2tog in the same chain, skip one chain, complete the dc2tog in the next chain. Chain 1. * Continue from * to * across. To complete the row, crochet one final dc2tog without skipping a chain between the dcs. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 2: DC in the first chain 1 space.  Chain 1. *Begin a dc2tog in the same space and complete it in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1.* Continue from * to * across. To complete the row, begin the last dc2tog in the last chain 1 space and complete it in the top of the chain 3 from the first row. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 3: DC in the first chain 1 space.  Chain 1. *Begin a dc2tog in the same space and complete it in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1.* Continue from * to * across. To complete the row, begin the last dc2tog in the last chain 1 space and complete it in the top of the turning chain of the previous row. Chain 3 and turn.

Rows 4-42: The rest of the panel is super simple!  Just repeat row 3.  If you would like your blanket longer, continue row 3.

To be continued...




2 comments:

  1. I love this!! I love the Wobbly pattern so much - wobbly squares are my 'go to' for baby blankets, so easy, quick and snuggly! :) Thanks for this - I want to make a bright rainbow one! :)

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    1. Thank you, Claire! I feel the same way. It is such a comforting pattern.

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