Simple Joy Blanket by Dedri Uys

Simple Joy Blanket

December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in Dc
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
2078 - 2187 yards (1900 - 2000 m)
105cm (41.3”) x 130cm (51.2”).
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This pattern is available for free.

The Simple Joy blanket is both colourful and tranquil. The textured background and the coloured bands will stimulate without overwhelming. The Chunky Monkey version I am sharing is child size and quite heavy (1.6kg), which is perfect for my youngest, who needs a bit of weighing down at bedtime.

After having made it for Boy 3, I realised that I wouldn’t mind having one of these myself. The pattern is super simple to customise size-wise, and I will share more details about that next week when I share the adaptations needed to create a Colour Crafter baby version.

I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed working with this yarn. Everything about it is a YES in my books. The best bit is probably how quickly a project grows with such a chunky yarn :)

This pattern uses the following stitches (US Terminology):

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double crochet
  • Hdc – Half-double crochet
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Tr – Treble

It is suitable for beginners and perfect as a no-thinking project (for the most part).

I hope you enjoy making it!