Gardens of Ithilien by K.A.M.E. Crochet

Gardens of Ithilien

August 2022
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 0 rows = 1 inch
in double crochet
3.5 mm (E)
5370 - 5375 yards (4910 - 4915 m)
51” x 68” / 130 x 173 cm AFTER BLOCKING
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Let me introduce: Gardens of Ithilien

The blocks remind me of beautiful little gardens, full of colourful flowers with warm sunshine and sweet scent!

As many of you may know, J.R.R. Tolkien’s world inspires many names of my designs and I always choose something with a deeper meaning.
Ithilien was the easternmost province of Gondor, and its only region between the river Anduin and the Ephel Dúath.
It was a fair and prosperous land during the Second Age and the first part of the Third Age, filled with many woods and gardens, when Gondor was strong and Mordor deserted.

This is how I tried to include my imagination of the beautiful gardens within the texture of the stitches while creating the pattern.

The pattern has 4 different files, available to download:

»It has a DETAILED PHOTO TUTORIAL from start to finish, with lots of tips and tricks, guiding you through the pattern. (There’s 1 PDF photo tutorial file for the block and a separate one for the joining and the border)
»1 PDF file which is a STITCH GUIDE and contains all the additional notes
»1 PRINT FRIENDLY VERSION of the full pattern

Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

Finished Size:

The full blanket: 51” x 68” / 130 x 173 cm AFTER BLOCKING
Each Block: 15” x 15” / 38 x 38 cm AFTER BLOCKING

Materials needed:

• 3.5 mm (E) size hook (I used Limited Edition Snakewood Alpha by Furls)
• NOTE: If you crochet loosely I advise you to use a 3 mm (5/0) size hook
• 4 Scheepjes Whirls and 3 Whirlettes in the following shades and quantities:
o Whirls: 4 x Rosewater Cocktail (776)
o Whirlettes: 3 x Blueberry (854)
or approximately 5374 yards/ 4914 meters of fingering weight yarn
• Yarn needle for weaving in ends
• Scissors
• Stitch markers (optional)
NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the lacy, textured patternwork of your blanket

Gauge: 5 DC STS= 1” / 2.5cm

US terms used throughout


Special thanks for my testers for their help:
Cheryl Freeman
Becky Hummel
Éva Nagyné Lakhézi
Tammy Thompson
Rebecca Urrutia

I hope you’ll love it as much as I loved creating it!

Happy crocheting!