Blanket of Calm by Casapinka

Blanket of Calm

March 2020
3.25 mm (D)
Two sizes but easily adustable
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

If you’d like to join the CAL there is a thread in my Ravelry Group here. No drama allowed!

The Blanket of Calm is a little gift from me to all of you who need a project to help cope with the worry we are experiencing right now with the pandemic. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit and crochet a quick granny square when you can’t focus on anything else. I was doing this myself when I suddenly realized that my random squares would add up to a blanket and I could produce something beautiful made up from moments of worry or distraction. So, while I don’t have a finished blanket yet, I do have the directions for you to make one!

If you prefer knitting, this is a great pandemic knitting pattern: Olive Pink.

We knitters (and maybe you hookers, too) have tons of scrap fingering weight yarn lying around so that is what my pattern is based on - but you can use any weight of yarn. Please note that this is not my own invention, I just rewrote it in a way that might appeal to knitters. It is a solid granny square (that’s been around for donkey’s years) but looks great in a colorful array.

Skills Needed - Links to learn these techniques are given below.
Chain, Single Crochet, and Double Crochet. With a bit of practice these will become second nature.

Here is a video that I made - apologies that it’s a bit blurry in places here. Here is an alternative one here - These are for people who already know how to crochet. Print out your pattern and use with the video.

Here is a link to the “Slip Stitch Join” - in my opinion the simplest and most cosmetically appealing way to join your squares. Note that you should join across before joining up and down.

Learn to chain here. Note that reviews on crochet Youtube videos are brutal. You must be patient and practice all of this and not expect to be perfect in a day.

Learn to Single Crochet (SC) here. And once you’ve mastered single crochet, learn the double crochet - then you are ready!

Learn to Double Crochet (DC) here.

Yarn Requirements
Small Throw
42” x 51”
14 squares wide x 17 squares long (238 squares)
12/3g yards per 3” square

Large Throw
For a throw that is 51” x 64”
17 squares wide x 21 squares long (336 squares) but you can alter it as you go to make it smaller if you like.
12/3g yards per 3” square

I will be updating the pattern this weekend to show you how to attach the squares (which is simple and requires no seaming!)

Please note that I cannot provide individual crochet instruction.

If you’d like to join the Crochet-a-Long there is a thread in my Ravelry Group here.

Note - random scrap yarn is used in pictures to the left, fingering weight on a US D hook.