I've wanted to crochet a geometric blanket for a long time, but I was intimidated by all the sewing that would be involved so I've been put it off. I had never made a blanket that required the pieces to be sewn together, but it ended up (go figure, because I love to crochet) being really easy and fun! I let my son pick out the colours for this one, and I love that he went for such vibrant jewel tones!
I used the woven stitch for a nice look and feel, and like all of my favourite patterns, it's really simple to make. After the first three rows, you're just doing the same thing over and over to decrease. I love that while this blanket takes some time, it doesn't take a ton of concentration, so it's easy to bring it along when you're going out, and simple enough to work on while zoning out and watching Netflix. The triangles are crocheted in groups of two, cutting the amount of sewing you're going to have to do in half. (Because I hate sewing and weaving in ends, and try to make patterns I'd be willing to make again!)
I made this for my three year old as a snuggle/lap/couch/car blanket and he loves it for that, but the size is really just right as a large baby blanket.
Hope you enjoy this one, let me know how it goes!
-Size 6.0m crochet hook
-Medium level 4 yarn in four colours (I used Caron Simply Soft)
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
Sc Dec = Single Crochet Decrease
Row 1: SC into fourth CH from hook. CH 1, [skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch, CH 1]* repeat to end of row. CH 2 after last SC of the row, turn.
Row 2: SC into first CH 1 space, CH 1, [SC into next CH 1 space, CH 1]* Repeat until three stitches remain. SC into CH 1 space, Sc Dec. CH 1, Turn.
Row 3: Sc Dec, [SC into CH 1 space, CH 1]* Repeat to last SC of row. CH 2, turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until there is only one stitch left, tie off.
Attach second colour:
Row 1: Join new colour into the first chain of the first row of the previous colour. [CH 1, skip 1 CH, SC in next stitch]* Repeat to end of row. CH 2 after last SC of the row, turn.
Row 2: SC into first CH 1 space, CH 1, [SC into next CH 1 space, CH 1]* Repeat to end of row. CH 2, turn.
Row 3: SC into first CH 1 space, CH 1, [SC into next CH 1 space, CH 1]* Repeat until three stitches remain. SC into CH 1 space, Sc Dec. CH 1, Turn.
Row 4: Sc Dec, [SC into CH 1 space, CH 1]* Repeat to last SC of row. CH 2, turn.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until there is only one stitch left, tie off.
Make four sets of two connected triangles.
Arrange triangles with the points facing inward in the order of your choosing. I sprayed mine with some water and blocked them to get even shapes at this point. Use stitch markers to hold the edges that need to be sewn in alignment and whip stitch to join. Weave in ends. Enjoy a snuggle!