Whimm by Tracy Pipinich

Whimm

Crochet
January 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
0 repeats = 4 inches
in Fingering: one square = 4½x4½" / 11.5x11.5 cm; DK: one square = 5¾x5¾" / 14.5x14.5 cm
3.75 mm (F)
3.5 mm (E)
4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
2973 - 3680 yards (2719 - 3365 m)
US
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Embrace a sense of whimsy by snuggling up with the wonderful weight of crocheted Whimm. Playful circles bounded by perfect squares harken back to a simpler time of picnics on quilted throws and lovingly crafted crib blankets. Explore boundless color by mixing and matching squares, or construct a timeless heirloom from soothing neutrals.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


Construction

  • Whimm is made of 99 individually crocheted squares with circular dot motifs, which are worked circularly with RS facing throughout. The squares are then sewn together using the Whip Stitch. A simple border is worked around the entire blanket after assembly.
  • The baby blanket’s schematic includes the color arrangement used for the sample but we encourage you to have fun and arrange your colored dots as you wish.
  • The squares may be worked from either the chart or from the written instructions.
  • Two size options are obtained by changing gauge: a baby blanket worked in fingering weight Peerie and a larger throw worked in DK-weight Arbor.

Finished Dimensions

Baby Blanket

42”/107 cm wide; 52”/132 cm long

Throw

53”/135 cm wide; 67”/170 cm long

Yarn

Baby Blanket

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

  • 13 skeins of Main Color (MC); one skein each of Colors 1-7 (C1-C7)
  • Photographed in colors Seaglass (MC); Butte (C1); Wreath (C2); Admiral (C3); Humpback (C4); Treehouse (C5); Gatsby (C6); Aurora (C7)

Throw

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 23 skeins of Main Color (MC); 4 skeins of Color 1 (C1)
  • Photographed in colors Thaw (MC) and Tincture (C1)

Yardage

Baby Blanket

  • MC: 2,593 yards/2,371 meters; C1: 34 yards/31 meters; C2–C5: 55 yards/50 meters; C6 & C7: 63 yards/58 meters

Throw

  • MC: 3,242 yards/2,964 meters; C1: 438 yards/401 meters

Gauge

Baby Blanket

  • One square measures 4½”/11.5 cm by 4½”/11.5 cm with Size A hook, after blocking

Throw

  • One square measures 5¾”/14.5 cm by 5¾”/14.5 cm with Size A hook, after blocking

Hooks

Baby Blanket

Larger Hook (for square)

  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm/US F-5

Smaller Hook (optional, for final round of blanket border)

  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm/US E-4

Throw

Larger Hook (for square)

  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm/US 7

Smaller Hook (optional, for final round of throw border)

  • Suggested Size: 4 mm/US G-6

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Whip Stitch

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner