In collaboration with some amazing designers, we are bringing you a little bit of cozy for this holiday season. The Hope in the Holidays Crochet-Along (CAL) is hosted by Claire at BearRye.com.
Every day from December 2, 2020, through January 1, 2021, a new 8″ x 8″ crochet blanket square pattern will be revealed. Be sure to bookmark the CAL page so you can easily get to it each day!
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LIMITED TIME ONLY – DECEMBER 21, 2020
Get the PDF Pattern for FREE through the Hope in the Holidays CAL by Bear Rye
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Introducing The Monogram Crochet Blanket Square
For this year’s crochet-along, the theme was for each designer to design a blanket square using the prompt “home for the holidays”.
When I think of what ‘home for the holidays’ looks like to me, the first thing that came to mind was my family. My husband and our four beautiful blessings. This holiday season (and the previous nine months) will be filled with time together, enjoying just the six of us. So I wanted to place my stamp on this blanket with an M to represent our last name, Morris.
The yarn for this CAL was generously provided by WeCrochet. We used Mighty Stitch by Knit Picks in Black, Chocolate, Love Letter, Oyster, Silver, Spruce, and White.
It’s always fun to try out new yarns and Mighty Stitch is one I haven’t used before. It’s a light, worsted weight yarn that is really soft and cozy. Perfect for cold winter nights!
I used Oyster and Love Letter in half double crochet stitches for my square. There are a few bobble stitches to add some fun texture and to frame the letter.
Your blanket is going to be absolutely cozy and one you will love to snuggle under.
About the Stitches
Before you can get started with this blanket square, here are some details you need to know.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- WeCrochet Mighty Stitch
- Main Color: Oyster – 60 yds (1.0 oz)
- Letter: Love Letter – 6 yds (0.1 oz)
- I (5.25mm) Hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: hdc 14 stitches x 12.5 rows = 4″ square
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm)
- ch – chain
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- bobble – 5 dc bobble stitch
- Bobble – 5 dc bobble stitch
- To make the bobble stitch: * yarn over and insert your hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through two loops *, repeat from * to * 4x, yarn over, pull through all loops on your hook
- US Terms (US to UK terminology conversion)
- Ch 2 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch
- When changing colors, carry the yarn on the wrong side of the fabric
- Use the blank chart provided to chart your chosen letter, centered within the overall diagram
How to Make The Crochet Monogram Blanket Square
In Main Color, Ch 29.
Row 1: hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc to end of row. Turn. (28)
Row 2: ch 2, hdc to end of the row. Turn. (28)
Row 3-25: Repeat row 2, and reference the chart for locations of bobble stitches and changing colors. (28)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Here’s how I charted my M letter. The yellow squares represent where to place the bobble stitches.
Use the blanket chart below to draw your own monogram letter.
Most letters will be centered on rows 7-18
Note: The premium PDF includes a design chart for all the letters so you don’t have to worry about designing your own.
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