Wrapping Hugs Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

Wrapping Hugs Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

The world is a mess.
It seems that life gets harder on a personal level each and every day.
Hug and kiss those you love every day.
You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life.

Kevin Nash

INTRODUCTION

The Wrapping Hugs Blanket is a free and simple crochet pattern that uses a combination of the bead stitch and half double crochet. Once you master the bead stitch, the project becomes quite mindless. Ideal for when you have a TV shows on.

This is my third pattern using the bead stitch. Can you tell how much I love this stitch? My first pattern with the bead stitch is the Wrapping Hugs Shawl that I created a while back. Soon after, my daughter was asking for a scarf, and the Wrapping Hugs Scarf came to light. And now, in the middle of a cold and rainy east coast winter, I was desperate for a cozy blanket to cover me when I am sitting on the sofa reading, watching TV or crocheting, so the idea of this Wrapping Hugs Blanket emerged.

The yarn I used for this blanket is the Bernat Blanket Yarn in Orange Leaf. This is a category 6 (super bulky) yarn, so you can imagine that the project works up pretty quickly.

The finished size of this blanket is about 41″ (L) x 51″ (W), ideal size for a lapghan (lap blanket) or a child’s blanket. If you wish to adjust the size of the blanket, please see the Notes section below.

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Wrapping Hugs Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern by Haven Crochet Designs

WRAPPING HUGS BLANKET – FREE CROCHET PATTERN

MATERIALS:

  • Bernat Blanket in Orange Leaf (this is a #6 super bulky yearn; 10.5 oz / 300 g, 220 yds / 201 m per ball)
    • Approx. 880 yds (4 balls)
  • 9mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

GAUGE:

  • 4″ x 4″ = 8 hdc x 4 rows (3 hdc rows + 1 bead st row)

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Approx. 41″ (L) x 51″ (W)

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rem – remaining
  • sk – skip
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yo – yarn over

TERMINOLOGY:

  • Standard US Crochet Terms

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Advanced Beginner

SPECIAL STITCH:

  • Bead Stitch: Dc in the designated st, *yo, insert hook behind the dc post from right to left, yo, pull up a loop*, repeat * to * 1 more time (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through 4 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through rem 2 loops.

NOTES:

  • Meeting gauge is not essential for this pattern. However, I suggest that you make a swatch to see how you like the drape of the crocheted fabric.
  • Crochet the beginning chain loosely or go up a hook size for the chain
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of the hdc rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of the bead stitch rows DOES count as a stitch.
  • Adjust the size of this blanket by chaining any multiple of 3 + 2 and by adding or subtracting rows.
  • Adding tassels is optional.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Ch 78 + 2 (or any multiple of 3 + 2)

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across (79), ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), turn.

Row 2: Hdc in the first st and in each st across (79), ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Hdc in the first st and in each st acroos (79), ch 3 (counts as a stitch), turn.

Row 4: *Bead st in next st, sk 1, dc in next st*, repeat * to * until end of row (27 dc, 26 bead st), ch 2, turn.

Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Rows 9-55: Repeat rows 5-8 (3 rows of hdc + 1 row of bead st), ending with 3 rows of hdc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Optional: Attached one 4″ tassel on each end of the blanket.

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR BLANKET IS DONE!

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