This is a real special occasion blanket – a true piece of art – so take your time with it. Each motif has the same pattern, but uses a different colour in the centre, so if you are looking for a long-term project that you can just pick up and put down this blanket is ideal. I used my favourite silk blend yarn – if you choose something different, don’t go thicker than a double knit (DK).
Stitches – double crochet, trebles, double trebles and triple trebles
Finished blanket measures approximately 110 x 144cm (431⁄4 x 563⁄4in).
Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply Sport (55% merino wool, 45% silk) super-fine-weight yarn
6 x 100g (31⁄2oz) hanks – approx 2,190m (2,394yd) – of main colour:
MC 304 Water (grey-blue)
1 x 100g (31⁄2oz) hanks – approx 365m (399yd) – of each of four contrasting colours (for A, B):
314 Magenta (bright pink)
306 Baby Pink (pale pink)
302 Gold (gold)
311 Flying Saucer (pale green)
3.5mm (US size E-4) crochet hook
Sides of triangle measure 16cm (61⁄4in) using a 3.5mm (US size E-4) hook.
dc double crochet
dtr double treble
MC main colour
RS right side
ss slip stitch
trtr triple treble
WS wrong side
yrh yarn round hook
dc/rf (raised double crochet round front): Inserting hook from front, work 1dc around post of stitch.
3trtrCL (3-triple treble cluster): *Yrh 3 times and insert hook in sp, yrh and pull yarn through work (5 loops on hook), [yrh and pull yarn through first two loops on hook] 3 times; rep from * twice more (4 loops now on hook), yrh and pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook to complete the 3trtrCL.
The blanket is made up of a total of 136 triangles.
Always use MC for Rounds 3, 4 and 5. Various combinations of the A and B yarns are used for Rounds 1 and 2. The following list gives the A and B combinations and specifies how many triangles to make in each colourway.
Bright pink petals (B) with pale pink centre (A): 14
Bright pink petals (B) with gold centre (A): 15
Bright pink petals (B) with green centre (A): 10
Pale pink petals (B) with bright pink centre (A): 10
Pale pink petals (B) with gold centre (A): 11
Pale pink petals (B) with green centre (A): 12
Gold petals (B) with bright pink centre (A): 9
Gold petals (B) with pale pink centre (A): 10
Gold petals (B) with green centre (A): 11
Green petals (B) with bright pink centre (A): 11
Green petals (B) with pale pink centre (A): 12
Green petals (B) with gold centre (A): 11
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You Will Need
To make the blanket
(Make a total of 136 triangles)
Foundation ring: Using A, make 4ch and join in with a ss in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (RS): 5ch (counts as 1tr and 3ch), *[1tr in ring, 2ch] 5 times, join with a ss in 3rd of 5-ch at beg of round.
Fasten off A.
Cont in rounds with RS always facing you.
Round 2: Join B with a ss in top of any tr, *5ch, 3trtrCL in next 2-ch sp, 5ch, 1dc/rf around next tr from previous Round; rep from * 5 times more, join with a ss in same sp as joining st. Fasten off B.
Round 3: Join MC with a ss in top of any 3trtrCL from previous Round, 7ch (counts as 1dtr and 3ch), 1dtr in same st (corner), *3ch, 1trtr in next dc/rf, 3ch, 1dc in next 3trtrCL, 3ch, 1trtr in next dc/rf, 3ch, [1dtr, 3ch, 1dtr] (corner) in next 3trtrCL; rep from * once more, 3ch, 1trtr in next dc/rf, 3ch, 1dc in next 3trtrCL, 3ch, 1trtr in next dc/rf, 3ch, join with a ss in 4th of first 7-ch.
Round 4: Ss in next 3-ch sp, 6ch, (counts as 1tr and 3ch), 2tr in same ch sp (corner), *[1tr in next st, 3tr in next ch sp] 4 times**, 1tr in next st, [2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in corner sp*; rep from * to * once more, then work from * to **, 1tr in same place as ss at end of Round 3, 1tr in same sp as ss at beg of round, join with a ss in 3rd of first 6-ch. 21 tr on each side of triangle.
Round 5: Ss in next 3-ch sp, 6ch (counts as 1tr and 3ch), 2tr in same ch sp (corner), *1tr in each tr to next corner sp, [2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in corner sp; rep from * once more, 1tr in each tr to next corner, 1tr in same place as ss at end of Round 4, 1tr in same corner sp as ss at beg of round, join with a ss in third of first 6-ch. 25 tr on each side of triangle.
To finish the blanket
Lay out all the triangles on a flat surface, making sure that you place the colours randomly and evenly setting them out in strips as in the diagram. Join the triangles together in strips using the overcast method with right sides together.
When you have made all the triangles for the blanket you will be eager to get them joined and the project finished. But these motifs, especially if made using a silk yarn, may be a little out of shape so it’s important to sew in all the ends first, then block and steam each triangle on the wrong side before laying out the blanket design.