How To Crochet Blanket Patterns

If you know how to crochet squares, you can crochet blanket patterns and create your own custom rugs.

Craft crochet blanket patterns in your spare time. Crochet squares are easy to stop and start when you have a spare few minutes, and a little time spent here and there adds up to beautiful crochet blanket patterns.

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If the terminology used in this zodiac blanket pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

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How To Crochet Squares

Materials: 7 100g balls 8 ply dusty pink, 6 100g balls 8ply cream yarn, 5 100g balls 8ply burgundy yarn, 2 100g balls 8ply white yarn, 5mm crochet hook, burgundy sewing thread, darning needle, sewing needle.

Measurements: Each of the crochet squares is approximately 28cm [11ins] square. Overall custom rug size - approximately 130cm [52ins] x 193cm [77ins].

Tension: First 3 rounds – approximately 8.5cm [3ins] across. 100g of yarn makes approximately 1.5 pink or cream squares.

Craft Crochet Stitches: Treble, Chain, Slip Stitch.

Dusty Pink Crochet Squares - Work 12.

Begin by working 8ch, join with a ss to form a ring.

1st Round: Work 3ch, 2tr into ring, [2ch. 3tr into ring 2ch] 3 times, ss in 1st of 3ch.

2nd Round: Work 3ch, *1tr in each tr to corner, [2 tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner sp. Repeat from * to 1st 3ch, 1ss in 3rd of 3ch.

3rd – 12th Round: Work as 2nd Round. Fasten off.

The next squares will be cream, followed by the mixed granny squares.

When all granny squares are complete, you may assemble your rug and finish it off with a decorative edging.

For more beautiful afghan patterns check out my picnic blanket, Granny Square Rug, Granny Square Afghan, Ripple Afghan, or afghan bed rug.

Free patterns for zodiac symbols - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Sun, and Moon.

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