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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern: Self Love

Relaxghan #2 “SELF LOVE” is published! Enjoy! 

Self Love Info

Relaxghans Info

Yarny Info

Take a peek at the lacy join and the simple border. Also PINK. Yes, pink is the new neutral. Don’t forget to read about the behind-the-scenes craziness of this blanket on the FO post… I think you’ll be surprised!

I’ll leave you with one more close-up shot. Now go download the free PDF pattern! See free pattern below! Or better yet – download the whole ebook!

Introduction

It is only in my thirties that I realize that life is all about the happiness you achieve by spending time with people who you love and who love you back. But, you have to fill your cup first, honey, before you can fill someone else’s, and this blanket celebrates that fact. Love yourself to pieces! Enjoy!

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Notions & Sizing

  • US 4.5mm hook, 4mm hook for border, tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • Gauge Motif measures about 10in at widest point
  • Measurements Finished piece measures about 48x56in and is easily resized by using larger gauge yarn and hook, or by making more motifs.

Key Stitch Descriptions (US)

  • cl: cluster (all in same st/sp) [yoh 2 times, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, (yoh, draw through 2 lps) twice] 4 times, yoh, draw through 5 lps
  • ch chain
  • beg beginning
  • beg cl (all in same st/sp) beg tr, [yoh 2 times, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, (yoh, draw through 2 lps) twice] 3 times, yoh, draw through 4 lps
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg tr (sc, ch 2) – counts as 1 tr
  • dc double crochet
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • picot ch 3, ss in previous st
  • rep repeat
  • RS/WS right side/wrong side of work
  • sc single crochet
  • sk skip
  • sp space
  • ss slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr treble crochet
  • yoh yarn over hook

Schematic

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Instructions

Note: This pattern includes circular full and half motifs which are bordered with lace and joined as you go. The zig-zag sides of the blanket are filled in and a simple border is added to complete the piece.

Full Motif (Make 27)

Rnd 1 Sl knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: beg dc, 11 dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg cl in next st, (ch 3, cl) 11 times, ch 3, ss in beg cl. [12 cl, 12 ch-sp]

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, (beg dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same ch-sp, (ch 1, 2 dc) 2 times in each ch-sp around, ch 1, dc in first ch-sp, ss in beg dc. [48 dc, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 4 Ss in first ch, beg dc in same ch-sp, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-sp around, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-sp, ss in beg dc. [72 dc, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 5 (sc in ch-sp, ch 3) 24 times, ss in first sc. [24 dc, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 6 (Beg dc, 2 dc) in ch-sp, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-sp around, ch 1, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [72 dc, 24 ch-sp]

Half Motif (Make 6)

Row 1 (WS) Slip knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: beg dc, 7 dc, turn. [8 dc]

Row 2 Beg tr, ch 1, (cl, ch 3) 6 times omitting final 2 ch, tr, turn. [6 cl, 2 tr, 5 ch-3 sp, 2 ch-1 sp]

Row 3 (Beg dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-sp, (ch 1, dc) 2 times in each ch-sp across omitting final dc, turn. [26 dc, 13 ch-sp]

Row 4 (Beg dc, dc) in first ch-sp, (ch 1, 3dc) in each ch-sp across omitting final dc, turn. [37 dc, 12 ch-sp]

Row 5 Sc in first st, ch 1, (sc in ch-sp, ch 3) 12 times omitting final 2 ch, sc in final st, turn. [14 sc, 11 ch-3 sp, 2 ch-1 sp]

Row 6 (Beg dc, dc) in first ch-sp, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-sp across omitting final dc, cut yarn. [37 dc, 12 ch-sp]

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Join Motifs

Note: 3 rnds/rows are added to each motif. On rnd/row 3, motifs are joined as you go. Refer to Schematic for guidance.

Join Full Motifs

Rnd 1 Using background color, ss in any ch-sp of Rnd 6, (sc, ch 3) in all ch-sps around, ss in first sc. [24 sc, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 2 Ss in first ch, (beg dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-sp around, dc in first ch-sp, ss in beg dc. [96 dc, 24 sc]

Rnd 3, first motif * (Sc in ch-sp, ch 5) 3 times, sc in ch-sp, ch 7, rep from * 5 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [24 sc, 6 ch-7 sp, 18 ch-5 sp]

Rnd 3, subsequent motifs Note: Round will be worked exactly as for “Rnd 3, first motif” but center ch of each ch-sp will be replaced with a ss in the adjacent ch-sp of the completed motif. (Sc in ch-sp, ch 5) 3 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, ss in adjacent ch-sp on previous completed motif, ch 3, * sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, ss in adjacent ch-sp on previous completed motif, ch 2, ** rep from * to ** 2 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3,

If joining only 1 side: ss in adjacent ch-sp on previous completed motif, ch 3, *** (sc in next ch-sp, ch 5) 3 times, sc in ch-sp, ch 7, rep from *** around until first ch-sp is reached, ss in first sc, cut yarn.

OR if another joining side is required, make Special Corner 1 as follows: insert hook back to front through first ch-7 sp, pull up lp, insert hook back to front through second ch-7 sp, pull up lp and draw lp through 2 lps on hook, ch 3, rep from * to ** 3 times, sc in ch-sp, ch 3, ss in adjacent ch-sp on previous completed motif, ch 3, *** (sc in next ch-sp, ch 5) 3 times, sc in ch-sp, ch 7, rep from *** around until first ch-sp is reached, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [24 sc, 6 ch-7 sp, 18 ch-5 sp – Note: 1 or 2 sides will be joined, so remember those ch-sps are replaced by ss]

Repeat in order as shown on schematic until all 27 full motifs are joined together.

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Add in Half Motifs

Row 1 (WS) Holding half motif with WS facing, and using background color, ss in first st – where red circle is located on Schematic, sc in same st, ch 1, (sc in ch-sp, ch 3) 12 times omitting final 2 chs, sc in final st, turn. [14 sc, 11 ch-3 sp, 2 ch-1 sp]

Row 2 (Beg dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 11 ch-sps, dc in final ch-sp, turn. [48 dc, 11 ch-2 sp, 1 ch-1 sp]

Row 3 Note: You will be joining as you go from the WS on the half motifs. (Sc, ch 7, sc) in first ch-sp (ch 5, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times. Join 2 sides as with full motifs. Cut yarn.

When making Special Corner 2: (Sc, ch 3, ss in adjacent ch-sp on completed motif, ch 3, sc) all in first ch-sp, then continue motif as normal, joining necessary sides. Cut yarn when row is complete.

Repeat until all half motifs are attached.

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Fill triangle gaps to straighten both zig-zag sides of blanket

Note: Using background color, fill each triangle gap independently as follows.

Row 1 With RS facing, ss in ch-7 sp on right hand side of triangle gap, sc in same ch-sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, sc in ch-7 sp of next motif, (ch 5, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ending in ch-7 sp on left hand side of triangle gap, turn.

Row 2 Ss in 2 chs, sc in same ch-sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-sp) 7 times, turn.

Row 3 Ss in 2 chs, sc in same ch-sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-sp) 2 times, sk 1 ch-sp, (sc in next ch-sp, ch 5) 2 times, sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 4 Ss in 2 chs, sc in same ch-sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-sp, sk 1 ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 5 Ss in 2 chs, sc in same ch-sp, ch 5, sk 1 ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, cut yarn.

Repeat for remaining 11 triangle gaps.

Blanket border

Rnd 1 Using background color and smaller hook, ss in top right corner of blanket. (3 sc in corner, sc evenly across to next corner being sure to make -multiple of 3- sc) 4 times, ss in first sc. I place my sts as follows: 3 sc per ch-3 sp, 6 sc per ch-5 sp, 3 sc per dc (on the half-motifs). Follow this rule of thumb and as I mentioned before, make sure between 3sc corners the number of sc is divisible evenly by 3.

Rnd 2 * (Sc, ch 3, sc) in corner st, (ch 3, sk 2, sc) across to next corner st, ch 3, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc.

Rnd 3 (Beg dc, dc, picot, dc) in corner ch-sp, (2 dc, picot, dc) in all ch-sps around, ss in beg dc, cut yarn.

Yay! All done! Weave ends, block vigorously, and give yourself a fist bump!

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Copyright Information

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    • Haha yes gotta love technology – but so true – make time for the self love, as counterintuitive as that may seem to many of us. ❤️

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