As I began to make my second Sunday Shawl recently, it occurred to me that I should start my journey into crochet design. So I took inspiration from the gorgeous Sunday Shawl by The Little Bee. Check out her website, she has some amazing patterns! I do not intend to sell this pattern for profit as I do not believe in profiting when I'm using half a pattern that someone else lovingly created. But I love the stitch repeat for the body of the Sunday shawl so I turned it into a square and made a blanket instead!
I so enjoyed making this blanket as it was the first time I'd made something without a pattern to follow! I did have a few different attempts at the border but none of my initial attempts had the right feel to them so I did quite a lot of frogging in working out what the border would be on this blanket.
Initially I tried a combination of v-stitch & bobbles, which created a very 'Sophies universe' inspired flower look, but it didn't feel right for this particular blanket, so that was frogged too!
A couple of attempts with multiple rows of bobbles made the border ripple too much and not sit flat so out that came.
Then I flicked through a needlecraft book I have and came across the moss stitch. A nice simple stitch which let the colours shine and gave the blanket the simple modern feel I was after.
Here is my first ever written pattern for my Sunday Shawl inspired blanket.
'Winter Mornings Blanket'
5.5mm hook, 8 ply yarn (I used acrylic). (I have used US terminology.)
Ch - Chain
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Hdc - Half double crochet
Tr - Treble crochet
Begin with a magic ring.
Row 1: Chain 4 (Beginning chains count as the first stitch throughout the pattern), 2 tr into magic ring. (ch 2, 3 tr) 3 times. Slip stitch to top of chain 4 to join.
Row 2: Ch 2, *hdc in between each stitch, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in corner space**. Repeat from * to ** around each side of the square.
Row 3: Ch 2, *hdc in between each stitch, (1 hdc ch 2 1 hdc) in corner space**. Repeat from * to ** around each side of the square.
Row 4: Ch 4, *tr in between each stitch, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in each corner space**. Repeat from * to ** around each side of the square.
Row 5: Repeat row 2
Row 6: Repeat row 3
Row 7: Repeat row 4
Keep repeating the same three rows of pattern until the blanket is the desired size.
Remember on the second row of hdc, only put (1hdc ch2 1hdc) in the corner space.
This will help the blanket sit flat.
1. Row of hdc in every stitch, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in corner space
2. Row of bobbles in every other gap.
3. Row of 2 hdc in each space between bobbles.
4. Row of sc, ch
5. Row of sc, ch
6. Row of sc, ch
7. Row of sc, ch
I did 9 rows of each colour for nice big wide stripes.
The colours per rows are as below:
Rows 1-9 Charcoal
Rows 10-18 Teal
Rows 19-27 Lime
Rows 28-36 Purple
Rows 37-45 Pink
Rows 46-54 Charcoal
Rows 55-57 White
Row 58 Teal
Row 59 Lime
Row 60 Purple
Row 61 Pink
If you give this pattern a try, I would love to see photos of your version of my Winter Mornings blanket.
Kate Made It
Hi! I’m Kate, a stay at home Mum, crochet addict and designer, craft lover, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression survivor, PANDA Community Champion & Arbonne Independent Consultant.