Whenever I get invited to a wedding I always design and make a blanket for the bride and groom. The bride of this couple is a huge fan of the Australian clothing store Gorman so I thought it would be rather rude to make a blanket for her that doesn’t have pom poms on it! I wouldn’t usually choose to make a blanket in beige, but I found this yarn at my local yarn store and couldn’t put it down. It was so soft and snuggly for 100% wool and thought it would look amazing with some neon or brightly coloured pom poms.
For those of you that use crochet charts there’s a PDF version here version of the stitch pattern here.
Width – 59.25 inches (148 cm)
Length – 60 inches (150 cm)
This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
What You Need
- Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool (worsted weight; 100% Pure Virgin Wool; 8 oz/227 g; 465 yds/425 m): 7 balls in Oatmeal (MC) for blanket
- Cleckheaton Country Naturals 8 ply (85% Wool, 10% Acrylic, 5% Rayon; 1.76 oz/50 g; 105 yds/96 m): 3 balls in Picante (CC) for pom poms
- US J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Small Clover pom pom maker (optional)
13 stitches and 8.5 row = 4 inches (10 cm) in Blanket pattern stitch
With MC, fdc 193 sts, turn.
Row 2 – (Ch 1, 2 dc in first stitch) (counts as 1 cluster), *skip 2 sts, 1 cluster in next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, skip 2 sts, sc in last fdc, turn. (64 clusters, 1 sc).
Row 3 – Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in next and each st across, turn. (193 dc).
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until blanket reaches 60 inches (150 cm), or desired length.
Note: adjustments to length may require more or less yarn.
Wash blanket on the cold, gentle or hand wash setting on your washing machine. Do not spin, gently wring out excess water and dry flat.
With CC and Clover pom pom maker, make 10 pom poms.
Sew pom poms along the top and bottom of blanket and each edge at evenly spaced intervals.