Fluffy White Clouds (crochet) by Vikki Bird

Fluffy White Clouds (crochet)

by Vikki Bird
Crochet
March 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
mini corner to corner crochet
5.5 mm (I)
1810 yards (1655 m)
97 cm [37.75 in] square
both US and UK
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Several years ago I wrote a pattern for a knitted blanket featuring fluffy white clouds on a sky blue background. A design classic, the pattern became an instant bestseller. Not wanting crocheters to be left out, here is a pattern for a crochet version.

The blanket is unisex, and sufficiently large to outlive the baby years. The blanket could also be made as a throw or lap blanket. The blanket is crocheted in machine washable, aran weight yarn, making it quick to work up and easy to care for.

This pattern contains both a chart and written instructions for the two-colour section.

This pattern is written using US terms. Where applicable, UK terms are given in square brackets: US UK. Full photo tutorials for both the mini-corner-to-corner crochet technique and border, making this pattern suitable for advanced beginners.

Sizes
One size: 97 cm 37.75 in square. See pattern notes for tips on making a larger or smaller blanket.*

Tension
10 mini-corner-to-corner squares = 13.5 cm 5.25 in worked on a 5.5 mm (US I/9) hook after blocking, or size neded to obtain correct tension.

Yarn and other materials
Aran weight yarn (ideally a plied acrylic, wool or wool/acrylic blend) in each of the following colours:

  • MC (for main blanket, blue): 1065 m 1160 yds
  • CC (for main blanket, cream): 490 m 530 yds
  • MC (for border, blue): 100 m 110 yds

Tools

  • 5.5 mm (US I/9) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Bobbins for holding the different yarn colours during colourwork x 13 (7 wound with MC and 6 wound with CC)

The sample is crocheted in Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (100% acrylic, 184 m 201 yds per 100 g ball) in Sky Blue (238, MC) and Champagne White (202, CC).

*Fluffy White Clouds – the crochet version is a single size pattern. If you’d like to make a larger version, you can work the pattern using chunky weight yarn and a larger hook, or switch from mini-corner-to-corner crochet to corner-to-corner crochet and use aran weight and the hook size given here. Both options will require additional yarn. If you’d like to make a smaller version, why not try using DK weight yarn and a smaller hook?