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Relaxghan No. 5: Let it Go Crochet Blanket Pattern (written and video instruction)

Let it Go Blanket Pattern

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Introduction

After spending so much time staring longingly at my Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed XL Cutie Pie Pack (some pretty pics!), I finally decided to design something for it. One of my goals for 2018 is to have a no-waste spirit, so I wanted to use every inch of yarn. I thought a fun and quirky granny square blanket would be perfect. Join as-you-go to make sure nothing is wasted, and of course since this blanket is in the Relaxghan Series (designed with peace in mind), I had to give it a special, peaceful name. So the Let it Go blanket was born. Read more about the process here!

Materials

  • Yarn: Scheepjes “Stone Washed and River Washed XL Cutie Pie Colour Pack” (70% Cotton, 30% Acrylic; 50 x 15g balls, 22.5m) // Qty: 1 Colour Pack (Total: 750g aran weight yarn)
  • Shop this Colour Pack: Wool Warehouse (affiliate), and other Scheepjes retailers
  • Hook: US Size 5.5mm for blanket body, and US Size 4.25mm for border.
  • Find this pattern as an ad-free, easy print 6-page PDF file for a small fee ($2) on ETSY | RAVELRY | CRAFTSY | LoveCrochet.com (includes video tutorial links)

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Pattern

Key Stitch Descriptions (US)

  • ch chain
  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • MR make ring: Sl knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring
  • 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

LetItGo Schematic

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Instructions

Note: Use larger hook for entire blanket body. Small squares are made, and then Motifs are worked form them. Square 1 (top left) is worked complete, then squares are worked join as-you-go until body is complete, then a border is added using the smaller hook.

Blanket Body

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Small Granny Square (Make 38)

Note: Use a different color (randomly) from the Colour Pack for each Small Granny Square.

Video Tutorial

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, (ch3, 3dc) 3 times, ch3, 2dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 2 Ss in first ch, beg dc in sp, (ch3, 3dc in same sp, ch1, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [24 dc, 8 sp]

Note: Set the partial yarn balls from the small granny squares to the side. We will use them in our Motifs.

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Square No. 1 (See numbered squares on schematic)

Note: This motif is a full granny square and will use a full Cutie Pie ball.  

Motif A

Step 1 Using a new Cutie Pie ball, make a small granny square, but do not cut your yarn after Rnd 2.

Step 2 Make 2 more Rnds as follows:

Video Tutorial

Rnd 3 Ss in first 2 chs, turn to WS of work, beg dc in sp, * ch3, 3dc in same sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [36 dc, 12 sp]

Rnd 4 Ss in first 2 chs, turn to RS of work, beg dc in sp, * ch3, 3dc in same sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [48 dc, 16 sp]

Note: Set the tiny partial yarn ball to the side. We will use these remnants for the border later on.

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Square No. 2

Note: This is Motif B, rotated so that the small granny square is in the top right corner.  

Motif B

Video Tutorial

Note: The tutorial above shows 2 sides joined. If only one side is required, then leave one side worked plain as needed. 

Row 1 Holding any small granny square with WS facing, and using one of the partial yarn balls from the small granny squares, ss in any corner sp, (beg dc, 2dc) in same sp, ch1, 3dc in next sp, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in corner, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, turn. [18 dc, 5 sp]

Row 2(RS) Beg dc in first st, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in corner, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, ch1, dc in final st, turn. [20 dc, 7 sp]

Row 3 (Beg dc, 2dc) in sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in corner sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, turn. [24 dc, 7 sp]

Row 4 Beg dc in first st, hold Square 1 with small granny square at top edge, join as-you-go to the right-hand side of Square 1 (see schematic) as follows: (holding motifs with wrong sides together, insert hook back to front in final sp of Row 2 on Square 1, ss in sp to join, 3dc in next sp on motif in progress) 4 times, ch1, ss in corner sp of Square 1 to join, ch1, 3dc in same sp on motif in progress, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, ch1, dc in final st, cut yarn. [26 dc, 1 joined side, 1 plain side]

The Joined Side represents how squares will be joined throughout the entire blanket. Join in the order that they appear on the schematic. 

Note: Set the tiny partial yarn ball to the side. We will use these remnants for the border later on.

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Square No. 3

Note: This is Motif B, rotated so that the small granny square is along the bottom edge.  

Motif B

Video Tutorial

Step 1 Work 2 rows on one side of the small granny square as follows:

Row 1 Holding any small granny square with WS facing, and using one of the partial yarn balls from the small granny squares, ss in any corner sp, (beg dc, 2dc) in same sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, turn. [9 dc, 2 sp]

Row 2 (RS) Beg dc in first st, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, ch1, dc in final st, cut yarn. [8 dc, 3 sp]

Step 2 Work around 3 sides as follows:

Row 1 Hold small granny square with WS facing, and with the 2 rows from Step 1 along the left-hand side. Using the same partial yarn ball from Step 1, ss in the top right corner sp of the small granny square, (beg dc, 2dc) in same sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, ch1, treating dc and ch1 as a corner sp, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in this “sp”, ch1, 3dc in next sp, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in next “corner sp”, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, turn. [33 dc, 10 sp]

Row 2 Beg dc in first st, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in corner sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in corner sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, ch1, dc in final st, cut yarn. [38 dc, 13 sp]

Note: Set the tiny partial yarn ball to the side. We will use these remnants for the border later on.

Square No. 4

Note: This is Motif B again, rotated so that the small granny square is along the top edge. 

Work as for Square 3, but join on the third side, leaving the first and second sides worked plain, without joining. Keep leaving the small partial ball of yarn to the side in a container or bag.

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Square No. 5 

Note: This motif is worked just like Motif A, but Rounds 3 and 4 are added onto a small granny square.

Motif D

Rnd 3 Holding a small granny square with WS facing, using one of the partial balls left over from the small granny squares, ss in any corner sp, beg dc in sp, * ch3, 3dc in same sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 2 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [36 dc, 12 sp]

Rnd 4 Ss in first 2 chs, turn to RS of work, beg dc in sp, * ch3, 3dc in same sp, (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [48 dc, 16 sp]

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This is what I did with all of my tiny little yarn balls as I finished Motifs B, C, and D. Motif A uses a fresh new Cutie Pie, but the same little amount of yarn will be left over.

When all 49 of the motifs are finished, you will be left with 49 tiny remnants like the ones in the photo above, plus 1 full Cutie Pie that was never used, since there are 50 balls in the Colour Pack.

Blanket Border

Prepare remnants for border using the 3 photos below as a guide.

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1) Gather your tiny 49 remnant balls and your full Cutie Pie yarn ball.

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2) Put the remnants in order how you would like them to be worked for the border. You can randomize them or place them in a certain order if you like.

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3) Using a type of surgeon’s knot (below), start knotting the remnants end to end and making a big yarn ball. I trim the ends short, and you can also weave them in. You will use this yarn ball for your border yarn so that no yarn goes to waste.

Surgeon’s knot – My preferred method

This diagram from wolfandiron.com illustrates the Surgeon’s Knot that I use. It is a square knot, but with an extra pass on one side to secure it. It will hold very tightly as long as it is seated properly.

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Begin blanket border

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Rnd 1 Using remnant yarn ball and smaller hook, ss in any corner sp of the blanket body, * 3sc in corner, (sc in 15 sts/sps, sc in next sp, sc2tog as follows: insert hook in same sp, yoh, pull up lp, insert hook in next sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps, sc in same sp) across 7 squares, until next corner is reached, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc.

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Rnd 2 * (Sc, ch3, sc) in corner sc, (ch3, sk 2, sc) across to next corner, ch3, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc.

Rnd 3 Ss in first ch, (beg dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, * (ch1, 2dc in next sp) across to next corner, ch1, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final corner, 2dc in first corner to complete it, ss in beg dc.

Rnd 4 * (Sc, ch3, sc) in corner sp, (ch3, sc in next sp) across to next corner, ch3, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc.

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Rnds 5-7 Rep Rnds 3 and 4, then 3 again.

Rnd 8 (Sc, ch3, sc) in all sps around, ss in first sc, cut yarn.  

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

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12 replies »

  1. I am not a fan of granny squares, but oh how I love this blanket. I love the intent behind it, I love the pattern (especially the 2-color squares), I love the schematic, and I love the finished product. I’m now a granny square convert. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lol thank you so much! I think of the granny square as like the mashed potatoes and gravy of crochet 😂 Comfort crochet! Haha I’m glad you like it 🙂

    • Yes it’s used in the border – you’d tie it in with all the small pieces. 🙂 Glad you like it!!

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