harlequin crochet blanket

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Harlequin Blanket

This beautiful blanket was completed last week and handed to it’s new owner on Friday!

Harlequin Blanket 5

Harlequin Blanket 4

I thoroughly enjoyed crocheting this blanket, from the ‘new to me’ stitch to the colours.

Harlequin Blanket 3

The border I made up as I went along, I decided to scallop each end of the blanket so it matched a little better and then squared it off to all 4 sides looked the same.

Harlequin Blanket 2

I made one small but significant change to the pattern I’ve linked below, and that was to change the 7ch between pinwheels to 6ch. This stopped the bunching of the chain when working on the next row above.

Pattern: Greenway, a free pattern from Berocco

Yarn: Luxury 8ply 100% Wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills in 312 Frost, 322 Lotus, 324 Aquarium, 343 Stone & 363  Blue Denim

Hook: 4mm

Size: 1.1m x 1.2m       Weight: 1.2kg

** EDIT **

I have received lots of emails and comments regarding a particular problem that lots of people seem to be running into with Row 4. I’ve been replying via email with the solution, but I’ve since realised that’s not helpful if you’re reading the comments below for the answer! Here is the response if you’re having the same problem:

“Row 4: Ch 1, skip first sc and ch 3, *[3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] ”

They’re asking you to skip the first sc AND the ch 3 from the previous row. It’s a little confusing, because it does make it sound like you have to skip a sc and then ch 3.

Also, I do not have a pattern for the border I’m afraid! I don’t have the blanket anymore either, otherwise I would be more than happy to put something down onto paper – I wish I did back then. Maybe I’ll just have to make another one :-)

38 Comments on harlequin crochet blanket

  1. tina
    August 6, 2014 at 8:56 am (2 years ago)

    Just lovely Bec, Truly priceless… It’s a “one of”! by Bec!
    mum r

    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:52 am (2 years ago)

      Sure is Mum!

  2. Jenny Jones
    August 6, 2014 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

    It is so beautiful. I love everything about it from the colours, to the stitch, to the border. How lucky the new owner is-I bet they are thrilled :)

    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:52 am (2 years ago)

      She was very very happy with it Jenny! Makes it all worthwhile :-)

  3. Carlien
    August 6, 2014 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

    Wow Bec that looks amazing!

    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:51 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Carlien, I can’t take the credit for the colour palette, well chosen by the person I made it for :-)

  4. Barbara Taylor
    August 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the colours. Hope it keeps someone cozy for a long time.

    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:51 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Barbara, the recipient was over the moon with it, and luckily where we live you can use a blanket on your knees all year round at night time!

  5. Ingrid Kopka
    August 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello Bec! Wow, what a lovely blanket! I love how those rows of colours create the pattern, and how they complement each other!

    Your even stitching is evident and is very pleasing to the eye!

    I also find it interesting that you mention what yarn you used and how heavy the blankets are! Thanks for all these details, it helps to understand it better!

    Btw, I am also very impressed with your Ripple Blanket, I just read your post yesterday!

    Well done! What comes next?

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Ingrid xx

    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:50 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you for your lovely comment Ingrid! I have another ripple blanket in the works, just waiting for some more yarn :-)

  6. Leah
    August 7, 2014 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    Oh wow! It’s beautiful. Well done. Making me itch to crochet, but a few chores do to first…

  7. Teresa @ knitbakecultivate
    August 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Now I do love a good harlequin blanket. I am very jealous of its new owner. T x

    • Bec
      August 8, 2014 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

      It’s a great stitch isn’t it? I’ve always wanted to try it :-)

  8. Deb Baker
    August 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so beautiful. I’m in love with those colours. So special!

    • Bec
      August 8, 2014 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Deb, it was a real pleasure to crochet!

  9. Catherine Hershberger
    February 22, 2015 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    Your blanket is beautiful! I found yours and a couple of others on Pinterest, your colors are amazing. I did a small sample using your suggestion of six chains instead of seven, it really does make a difference. I so love this pattern. I have one question, I know you aren’t the pattern designer but thought it would be easier to ask you. The directions for the 4th row says:

    “Row 4: Ch 1, skip first sc and ch 3, *[3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] ”

    Doesn’t the first set of instructions basically mean “CHAIN 4? If you chain 1 and skip the 1st single crochet, then chain 3, there is no stitch in between directions. What am I missing? I so hope you are able to respond. Thank you very much!

    • Bec
      February 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ll send you an email Catherine!

      • Catherine Hershberger
        February 22, 2015 at 10:41 pm (2 years ago)

        Thank you!

    • Jody
      March 1, 2016 at 1:10 am (7 months ago)

      What’s the answer?? I gotta know!

  10. Amber Wentworth
    May 6, 2015 at 6:19 am (1 year ago)

    hi, your blanket is beautiful and I love the colors! I’m doing a blanket with the same pattern. I was wondering if you could share how you did your border? I’m almost done mine and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make the top straight. Thanks

    • Bec
      May 11, 2015 at 10:40 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Amber, I’ve sent you an email :-)

      • Nicole
        March 9, 2016 at 11:07 pm (7 months ago)

        I would love the instructions too! I’ve finished the blanket and none of the edgings I’ve tried look as good as what you have done. :)

  11. Amina El Sadr
    June 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the design and colors. I have the same question as Catherine Hershberger above re row 4 where instructions state :“Row 4: Ch 1, skip first sc and ch 3″ doesn’t that mean chain a total 0f 4?

    thank you!

    • Bec
      June 8, 2015 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

      I’ve just sent you an email, Amina :-)

  12. Cyndi
    July 15, 2015 at 5:14 am (1 year ago)

    GORGEOUS!! I just got the yarn to make one as a gift. I would love the pattern for your border, I love it! I also would like to know about the Row 4 instructions. I really enjoy your blog! :)

    • Bec
      July 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm (1 year ago)

      I’ve sent you an email Cyndi!

      • Dawn
        December 5, 2015 at 10:09 am (10 months ago)

        I would love the directions for both row 4 and the border! I have a new little grand-daughter that needs this blanket! :)

  13. Kerri
    July 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve picked up this pattern to do and have gotten confused.

    In row 2 it says “3 dc-tog over next 3dc”. Is that three dc in each of the three stitches or am I actually decreasing? For some reason mine just isn’t looking right . :(

    • Bec
      July 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Kerri, I’ve sent you an email :-)

      • Gabe
        February 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm (7 months ago)

        hi Bec
        I also have the same problem as Kerrie with row 2 do you mind explaining it to me please.

        Cheers Gabe

    • Jody
      March 1, 2016 at 12:55 am (7 months ago)

      I need the answer to this too, share with all of us!

  14. Nancy Rabern
    August 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m very new to crocheting. I taught myself about 4 months ago. So far, I’ve made several hats, scarves, and a granny square afghan, but this is my first big project. I’m totally lost on row 1 and 2 (I know, I’m off to a bad start)! If I chain 7 then I have a long chain that doesn’t seem to attach to anything. Then when I get to row 2, I’m really lost. Can you please help!

    • Nancy Rabern
      August 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm (1 year ago)

      I finally figured it out. I’m good now.

  15. Steph
    January 10, 2016 at 1:33 am (9 months ago)

    Your lovely creations are exquisite! I am working on the starburst blanket pattern from wooly wonders and need a border pattern. Your border is wonderful!l! Could you please send me the pattern?

  16. Steph
    January 10, 2016 at 1:40 am (9 months ago)

    Your lovely creations are exquisite! I am working on the starburst blanket pattern from wooly wonders and need a border pattern. Your border is wonderful!l! Could you please send me the pattern? Thanks!

  17. aussiebushgirl
    January 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm (8 months ago)

    Hi Bec. I’m afraid I need help with Row 4 too! Are you able to email me the instructions when time permits? Thanx heaps. heather

  18. Nicole
    March 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm (7 months ago)

    I love this blanket! It turned out so wonderful! I have made one for a baby gift and I was also wondering how you did the edging? I feel like an idiot, but I can’t figure it out from the pictures, and all my scallops keep turning out looking overdone. Could you tell me how you did yours?
    Thanks!

    It’s beautiful!
    Nicole

  19. Nicole
    March 11, 2016 at 6:38 am (7 months ago)

    Hello! This blanket is beautiful! I came across this post on Pinterest and I had to try it out. I was wondering if I could post the link on my blog to send people back to your page to show where I got my inspiration? (I will also link back to the Berocco pattern).
    Thank you! Yours turned out beautifully!
    Nicole McFarlane