Double Wedding Ring Blanket by Jennifer Olivarez

Double Wedding Ring Blanket

August 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
Rnds 1–4 = 4 inches (10 cm) square; Motif = 8 inches (20 cm) square, blocked
4.0 mm (G)
655 - 3930 yards (599 - 3594 m)
24 (32, 40, 48, 56, 64) inches (61 [81, 102, 122, 142, 163] cm) square
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This blanket was inspired by the popular quilt design of the same name. With its interlocking rings symbolizing marriage, Double Wedding Ring quilts are traditionally made by mothers and grandmothers as a gift to their children on their wedding day or anniversary. Heirlooms in many American households, these blankets are often passed down from generation to generation.

The Double Wedding Ring crochet blanket is made up of motifs that are worked in the round. When the motifs are assembled using the join-as-you-go (JAYGO) method, the Double Wedding Ring design emerges across the fabric. Each motif, after the first one, is joined to previous motifs on either one or two sides in the final round. Slip stitches and a special front-post join help align the stitches for a seamless connection. Finally, once all motifs have been joined, a wide border is added to complete the lace-filled almond shapes on the outer edge.

Six sizes are included so that you can make this heirloom blanket for a variety of special occasions. Whatever life event it commemorates, may this blanket bring joy to you and your loved ones for years and years to come.

Written in US crochet terms

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: Choose from 6 sizes!
Lovey: 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)
Baby: 32 x 32 inches (81 x 81 cm)
Small: 40 x 40 inches (102 x 102 cm)
Medium: 48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm)
Large: 56 x 56 inches (142 x 142 cm)
X-Large: 64 x 64 inches (163 x 163 cm)

Sample shown is 56 inches (142 cm) square

Universal Yarns Clean Cotton medium (Aran) weight cotton/polyester yarn (131 yds/120 m;
2.65 oz/75 g per skein): 5 (8, 12, 17, 23, 30) skeins of #108 Peach Rose
Size G/6/4.0mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers

Approximate Medium Weight Yarn for 6 Sizes
Lovey: 640–660 yds (585–604 m)
Baby: 1040–1080 yds (951–988 m)
Small: 1560–1620 yds (1426–1481 m)
Medium: 2220–2300 yds (2030–2103 m)
Large: 3000–3100 yds (2743–2835 m)
X-Large: 3900–4000 yds (3566–3658 m)

Yarn Note
Pattern is designed for medium weight yarn. Lighter or heavier weight yarns may be used. A different weight yarn may require a different size hook, as well as more or less yarn than noted.

Suggested Yarn Substitutions
• Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme
• Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton!
• Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran
• Garnstudio DROPS Paris
• Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran
• Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8 Ply
• Cascade 220

Rnds 1–4 = 4 inches (10 cm) square
Motif = 8 inches (20 cm) square, blocked

• Premium pattern pdf with professional full-color photographs.
• List of abbreviations used, plus detailed instructions for special stitches and techniques.
• 4 stitch charts: single motif, join-as you go on 1 side, join as you go on 2 sides, and border.
• Sizing Sheet with number of motifs and joining sequence for all 6 sizes.
• 13-page photo tutorial will walk you step-by-step through how to make the motifs and assemble them using a join-as-you-go method.

This pattern listing includes 3 downloadable files:
(1) Main Pattern PDF presents the pattern in a 2-column layout with color photos, sizing sheet, and stitch charts.
(2) Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial walks you step-by-step through the pattern, including how to make the motifs and assemble them using a join-as-you-go method.
(3) Print- and Screen-Friendly PDF: An additional text-only pdf presents the pattern in a simplified 1-column layout. All text is in black.

Stitches Used
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, cluster, front-post treble crochet, treble crochet decrease (tr2tog), front post treble crochet join, reverse single crochet

Techniques Used
Adjustable ring (aka magic ring), working in the round, join-as-you-go assembly

This pattern was tested by Ana‐Maria, Odette Blaak, Nicole Bryant, Andrea Burgher, Jane Dixon, Debbie Field, and Lee Smith

Technical editing by Randy Cavaliere