“The Little Things” Crochet Blanket— Free Pattern

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This name is a little on the nose. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that keep you grounded, keep you moving and enjoying life. This blanket is so fast, so easy, and so beautiful that it is SO easy to enjoy.

I made the first sample in just one day and every member of the family fell in love with it. The little things: like kids who love the things you make, having just enough yarn to complete a project, sitting in front of a cozy fire with a fresh crochet project. All those little things just make each day worth it.

I really think that you’ll love making this blanket with this FREE pattern. And if you do, I would love for you to share it on social media to spread the love of the little things. Please use #thelittlethingsblanket on Instagram and Facebook when you make your own.

#thelittlethingsblanket

SO without further delay, here is the pattern:

Materials:

600 yds of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Main color (Fisherman in the sample)

100 yds of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in a contrasting color (Fisherman in the sample)

11.5 mm Crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

POM maker

Abbreviations:

FSC: Foundation Single Crochet

CH: Chain

sk: skip a stitch

SC: Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

Notes:

All CH 2 turning chains DO count as DC.

Pattern:

Begin with 52 sts of FSC

Row 1: CH 2 (counts) *sk 2, 5DC, sk2, DC* Repeat across. (DC in last stitch) CH 2 and turn.

Row 2: 2DC in same st, sk2, *DC in third DC of 5DC from previous row, sk2, 5DC, sk 2* Repeat **to last st, 3DC in top of turning chain. CH 2 and turn.

Row3: *Sk2, 5DC, sk2, DC* Repeat ** to end. CH 2 and turn.

Rows 4 – 39: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (ending with a row 3– CH 1 and turn on final row of repeats).

Row 40: SC evenly across by *SC 2, sk1, HDC, sk 1* Repeat ** across. SC 2 In last two sts. CH 1 and turn.

41: SC across and Bind Off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Using yarn in a contrasting color and your Pom maker, make 6 large poms. Attack at the corners and the midpoints of the top and bottom edges of the throw blanket.

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