Free Pattern: "Josephine" Blanket

Last year I started designing a blanket pattern but then like most blankets, it got put aside and remained unfinished. The design itself was complete, I just didn't have the time to fit in working the rest of the blanket. And so when I came across it again this week, I frogged it completely so that I could reuse the yarn for something else. 

Nonetheless, since the pattern itself is written, I am going to share it here for free. Please keep in mind that since I did not get to the border, there is no picture of it completed with that part. You can use the border that I wrote for the pattern or implement your own.

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Josephine

Important Note

This pattern was designed and written by me, Grace Fearon. Do not copy or distribute any part of this page (pattern or pictures) without express permission from me. Please only link directly to this page. You may print the pattern for convenience, but please do not distribute.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn (3,600+ yards)
  • J (6.00mm) and K (6.50mm) hooks
     

Stitches & Terms

  • SLST = slip stitch
  • SK = skip
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • CSDC = chainless starting double crochet; You may substitute a CH 3 for a CSDC if you prefer. CSDC will always count as the first DC of the round. 
  • BP = back post
  • Cluster = holding back the last loop of all stitches in cluster set, complete the number of
  • stitches into the stitch or space indicated, then y.o. and pull through all loops on hook
  • RS = right side
  • RSC = reverse single crochet (also called ‘crab stitch’)
  • Rear horizontal bar
Type Size Foundation Row No. of Repeats
Baby 36" by 37" 137 21
Toddler 42" by 48" 161 28
Throw 50" by 59" 193 35
Adult 60" by 70" 233 42

Pattern

Row Pattern
1 Using “K” hook (6.50mm), foundation chain 1 + multiples of 8 (see chart above). Turn.
2 Using “J” hook (6.00mm), CH 1, SC in second ch from hook (for subsequent repeats: in first stitch), CH 3, sk 1 stitch, *SC in next stitch, CH 5, sk 3 stitches* across until left with 3 stitches, SC in next stitch, CH 3, sk 1 stitch, SC in last stitch. Turn. Mark the 3rd space of this round for round 4.
3 CH 1, SC in first stitch, sk ch3 space, *(3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC) in next space, SC in next space* across until left with 2 spaces, (3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC) in next space, sk ch3 space, SC in last stitch. Turn.
4 CH 1, SC in first stitch, 3 DC in skipped ch3 space of round 2, SC in next ch1 space of round 3, 3 DC in marked space of round 2 before the SC in same space, CH 1, 3 DC after the SC in same space, *SC in next ch1 space of round 3, sk next space of round 2, 3 DC in next space before the SC in same space, CH 1, 3 DC after the SC in same space* across, SC in next space ch1 space of round 3, 3 DC in next ch3 space, SC in last stitch of round 3. Turn.
5 CSDC, *DC in each of the next 3 DC of round 3, CH 1, DC in each of the next 3 DC, SC in next ch1 space of round 4,* across, DC in each of the next 3 DC of round 3, CH 1, DC in each of the next 3 DC, DC in the last stitch of round 4. Turn.
6 BP-SLST around first stitch, CSDC—first BPDC made, *BPDC around each of the next 3 DC of round 5, SC in next space, BPDC around each of the next 3 DC, 3DC-cluster in next space of round 4 overlapping the SC in same space* across, BPDC around each of the next 3 DC of round 5, SC in last space, BPDC around each of the last 4 DC. Turn.
7 CH 1, SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch* across. Turn. A common mistake in this row is to not complete a SC in the very last stitch. If you make this mistake, your count will be incorrect to complete the next row.
Repeat rounds 2-7 until you reach the desired length.
BORDER
Be sure to crochet extra stitches in the corners so it doesn't fold inward.
1 With RS facing, CH 2, *HDC in next stitch* around. Join.
2 CSDC, *DC into the rear horizontal bar of next HDC* around. Join.
3 SLST into the space between the first two stitches, CH 2, *HDC in space between the next 2 stitches* around. Join.
Repeat rounds 2-3 as many times as desired.
End CH 1, *RSC into the rear horizontal bar of the next HDC* around. Join.
Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in all ends.
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