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Wrapped in Love Crochet Blanket

By: Roseanna Beck for redheart.com

Wrap your love in love with a gorgeous crocheted blanket. This cuddle-worthy throw is one of the best DIY anniversary gifts for him because it'll bring the two of you closer. If your anniversary isn't in the near future, this also makes a perfect Valentine's Day gift or a just-because present. This free blanket tutorial teaches you how to crochet a blanket that's cozy, cute, and comfortable. Whether it's your first or fiftieth anniversary, this sweet gift is sure to melt your significant other's heart.

 

Time to Complete: Longer than a weekend

Primary Technique: Crochet

Estimated Cost: $21-$30

 

Materials:

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 4 skeins 1303 Aran A, 2 skeins 1909 Holly Berry B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 7 mm [US K-10 ½]
  • Heart placement diagram

 

Instructions:

GAUGE: 12 dc = 4” (10cm); 8 rows = 5½” (14cm) with smaller hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

A, B= Color A, Color B

ch= chain

dc= double crochet

sc= single crochet

st(s)= stitch (es)

tr= treble (triple) crochet

( )= work directions in parentheses into same st

*, **, or ***= repeat whatever follows the *, **, or *** as indicated

 

Throw measures 44” x 53” (111.8cm x 134.6cm); Heart measure 2 ½” x 2 ¾” (6.4cm x 7cm)

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

V-st=Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.

shell=Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st.

 

THROW

With smaller hook and B, ch 140.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in next 10 ch, *skip next ch, V-st in next ch, skip next 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, skip next ch, dc in next 12 ch; repeat from * 5 more times, turn—12 V-sts, 6 shells.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next 11 dc, *V-st in ch-1 space of next V-st, shell in ch-1 space of next shell, V-st in ch-1 space of next V-st, dc in next 12 dc; repeat from * across, turn. Fasten off B.

Row 3: Join A with slip st in first dc (joining slip stitch and following ch-2 count as first dc), ch 2, dc in next 11 dc, *V-st in ch-1 space of next V-st, shell in ch-1 space of next shell, V-st in ch-1 space of next V-st, dc in next 12 dc; repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 4-8: Repeat Row 2, 5 times. Fasten off A at end of last row.

Row 9: With B, repeat Row 3.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off B.

Rows 11-16: With A, repeat Rows 3-8. Fasten off A at end of last row.

Rows 17-72: Repeat Rows 9-16, 7 times. Fasten off A at end of last row.

Rows 73-74: Repeat Rows 9 and 10. Do not fasten off B.

 

EDGING

With smaller hook and B, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 1, dc) in first dc of last row of throw, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 2, *sc in ch-1 space of next V-st, ch 2, V-st in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 2, sc in ch-1 space of next V-st, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * across to last dc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last dc; working across side edge, **ch 2, sc in space between next 2 rows, ch 2, V-st in space between next 2 rows**; repeat from ** to ** across; working across opposite side of foundation ch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in first ch, ch 2, skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2, ***sc in ch at base of next V-st, ch 2, V-st in ch at base of next shell, ch 2, sc in ch at base of next V-st, ch 2, skip next ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2, skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2, skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2; repeat from *** across to last ch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch; working across last side edge, repeat from ** to ** across; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. Fasten off.

 

HEARTS (make 13)
With larger hook and B, ch 4; (3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr) in 4th ch from hook; ch 3, slip st in first ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Sew hearts onto throw as shown in heart placement diagram, found in materials list. Weave in all ends.

 

Notes:

If you liked this crochet blanket, you'll love the Tender Hearts Crochet Tablecloth!

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What size skein (oz) of red heart heart soft yarn is used for this project?

Hello happyday22 3976943! The skeins used in this pattern each weigh 7oz (198 g). Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeDIYWeddings.com

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