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Harlequin Blanket

12.Apr.17 / Kirsten Ballering

Get ready to bring a wave of colour into your home with the Harlequin blanket! The Catherine wheel pattern emerges as more diamond shaped on the front, and kind and gentle round wheels on the back. The colours are yours to play with, and while you can create a colourful vibrant blanket such as mine, you can just as easily make a gentle and delicate blanket in more neutral tones.

The pattern for the Harlequin Blanket is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement free PDF in the Haak maar Raak shop.

Materials

Scheepjes Cotton 8 (100% cotton, 50g/170m)
  • Colour A: 653 x 2 balls
  • Colour B: 720 x 2 balls
  • Colour C: 510 x 2 balls
  • Colour D: 716 x 2 balls
  • Colour E: 639 x 2 balls
  • Colour F: 714 x 2 balls
  • Colour G: 551 x 2 balls

Shop the yarn

Cotton 8 is available from Scheepjes retailers such as:

Crochet hook

3.5mm (US Size E/4).

Measurements

The finished and blocked blanket measures 78 x 105cm (31 x 41in).

Gauge/Tension

3 Catherine wheel pattern repeats and 10 rows measures 10cm (4in) using a 3.5mm hook.

Notes

  • The dc7tog in Row 3 can be easily recognized as you are working in all stitches between two ch-1 sps.
  • If your Catherine wheels are looking cramped, try making 8 ch in Row 3 and 5 instead of 7 ch. This won’t influence other instructions in the blanket.
  • Ch1 at the end of a row is a turning chain and doesn’t count as a st.

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • ch-sp: chain space
  • ch-1 sp: chain-1 space: number denotes number of chains in chain space
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc7tog: double crochet 7 stitches together: ((yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) seven times, yarn over, draw through all loops)
  • RS: Right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together ((insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) twice, yarn over, draw through all loops)
  • ss: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: Wrong side

Crochet pattern

Blanket

With Colour A, ch194.

Row 1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook, sc to end, ch1, turn. [193 sc]

Row 2 (WS) Sc in first st, *skip 3 sts, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next st, skip 3 sts, 1sc; repeat from * another 23 times, turn, cut yarn. [24 half wheels]

Row 3 Join Colour B with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as st throughout), dc3tog in next 3 sts, ch7, *skip ch-1 sp, dc7tog, ch7; repeat from * another 22 times, dc3tog in next 3 sts, 1dc in last st, turn. [23 half wheels, 2 quarter wheels]

Row 4 Ch3, 3dc in dc3tog, sc in ch-1 sp of Row 2, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in dc7tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 22 times, 3dc in dc3tog, 1dc in last st, turn, cut yarn. [23 half wheels, 2 quarter wheels].

Row 5 Join Colour C with a ss in first st, sc in same st, ch3, dc7tog, ch7, *skip ch-1 sp, dc7tog, ch7: repeat from * another 21 times, skip ch-1 sp, dc7tog, ch3, sc in last st, ch1 turn. [24 half wheels]

Row 6 Sc in first st, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in dc7tog, sc in ch-1 sp of Row 4; repeat from * another 22 times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in dc7tog, sc in last st. turn, cut yarn. [24 half wheels]

Rows 3-6 form pattern repeat (which is 2 full Catherine wheels).

Repeat Rows 3-6 until the following colour sequence has been completed, each colour consisting of two rows (so two colours per Rows 3-6 repeat):

D, E, F, G, *G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G; repeat from * another two times, then G, F, E, D, C, B.

Next row Join Colour A with a ss in first st, ch3, dc3tog in next 3 sts, ch3, sc in ch-1 sp, ch3, *dc7tog, ch3, sc in ch-1 sp, ch3; repeat from * another 22 times, dc3tog in next 3 st, 1dc in last st, turn. [23 half wheels, 2 quarter wheels]

Last row Sc in first st, *3sc in ch-3 sp, 1sc in sc, 3sc in next ch-3 sp, 1sc in dc7tog; repeat from * another 22 times, 3sc in ch-3 sp 1sc in sc, 3sc in next ch-3 sp, sc2tog, cut yarn. [193 sc]

To finish

Block to size and weave in all ends.

Diagram

Diagram 1

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