harlequin crochet blanket

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

28 Comments on harlequin crochet blanket

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

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

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    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:52 am (1 year ago)

      Sure is Mum!

      Reply
  2. Jenny Jones
    August 6, 2014 at 9:35 am (1 year 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 :)

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    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:52 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  3. Carlien
    August 6, 2014 at 9:47 am (1 year ago)

    Wow Bec that looks amazing!

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    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:51 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  4. Barbara Taylor
    August 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

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

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    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:51 am (1 year 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!

      Reply
  5. Ingrid Kopka
    August 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm (1 year 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

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    • Bec
      August 7, 2014 at 10:50 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  6. Leah
    August 7, 2014 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

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

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    • Bec
      August 8, 2014 at 9:56 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  7. Deb Baker
    August 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm (1 year ago)

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

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    • Bec
      August 8, 2014 at 9:56 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Deb, it was a real pleasure to crochet!

      Reply
  8. Catherine Hershberger
    February 22, 2015 at 11:54 am (6 months 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!

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    • Bec
      February 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm (6 months ago)

      I’ll send you an email Catherine!

      Reply
      • Catherine Hershberger
        February 22, 2015 at 10:41 pm (6 months ago)

        Thank you!

        Reply
  9. Amber Wentworth
    May 6, 2015 at 6:19 am (4 months 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

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    • Bec
      May 11, 2015 at 10:40 am (4 months ago)

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

      Reply
  10. Amina El Sadr
    June 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm (3 months 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!

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    • Bec
      June 8, 2015 at 9:23 am (3 months ago)

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

      Reply
  11. Cyndi
    July 15, 2015 at 5:14 am (2 months 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! :)

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

      I’ve sent you an email Cyndi!

      Reply
  12. Kerri
    July 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm (1 month 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 . :(

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

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

      Reply
  13. Nancy Rabern
    August 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm (6 days 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!

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    • Nancy Rabern
      August 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm (5 days ago)

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

      Reply

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