Battenberg Blanket by Sandra Paul
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Battenberg Blanket

Crochet
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
UK
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Good enough to eat…
This arrangement of squishy colourful squares, alternated with a simple squares in a neutral shade made me think of the chequerboard pink and yellow sponge cubes of a Battenberg Cake, a UK teatime favourite from my childhood days. The cake version comes wrapped in a simple marzipan coat, with sugar sprinkles. So I made a border of simple stitches to match, with a dusting of picots along the edges.

Skill Level
Easy/Intermediate
This pattern uses a basic motif with a simple border pattern and a joining method which is a new technique, however a full video tutorial is included.

Yarn
Any yarn type or weight can be used to make a blanket in this style and the yardage amounts required will depend on the weight of yarn you choose and the size of blanket that you require. See ‘Making a Battenberg Blanket’ on page 4 for more information.

To make a blanket of 1020 (34 x 30) squares in mostly 4ply/fingering weight yarn I used:

Drops Merino Baby
50g/175m (191yards) 100% merino yarn
26 x Off White - 02 (2 of which were used for the border)

Colourful Squares
Approximately 800g/3,200m (3,500yards) of various 4ply/fingering weight sock yarns in a range of colours.

Needles/Hook
3mm (C/D USA) - Or appropriate hook size for your yarn choice.

Materials
Yarn needle

Size
180 x 156 cm (70 x 62”)

Gauge
Each square is 5cm (2”) across
(With yarn and hook given above)

Pattern Notes
A full pattern including clearly written instructions.

  • Photo tutorial for Solid Granny Square
  • Video tutorial link for special joining technique. (Right & Left Handed)
  • Diagrams to show joining method.

Pattern written in
UK terms

Update: ‘Baby Bergs’ cake slice style coaster pattern now available!

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