I’m so excited to introduce my newest crochet pattern, the Cactus Blanket! You can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn. This is a free pattern with the chart, a low-cost PDF with written instructions is available in my Shop and Ravelry.
The Cactus Blanket is a corner-to-corner blanket and I’ve designed to include the border into the colorwork! This blanket works up quickly and is a nice project to relax into and the ends results will add a beautiful touch to your home. I love all things plant-related and if you are a cactus lover or know someone that is, then this blanket is perfect for you.
I loved working with Pound of Love Yarn, it is a big ball of yarn that goes a long way and is extremely soft as well as durable. The color options for a kit are available at Lion Brand Yarn!
I hope you love this fun and quick pattern! Please share with me on social media. You can follow me on Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE! Tag me @pinkplumeriamaui and use #pinkplumeriamaui. If you like this project, you can check these other free patterns: Olinda Tunic, Modern Purl Stripes Beanie & Cowl & Librarian Cardigan. All three patterns are also available as Lion Bran Yarn Kits!
- H-8 (5 mm) Hook, I love my Clover Amour
- Worsted Weight, #4 yarn. I used Pound by Lion Brand 100% acrylic, 16 oz/454g, 1020 y/932 m
- 1 ball of Succulent, 2 balls of Elephant Grey, 2 balls of Oxford Grey
- Scissors, I love my Clover Patchwork
- Tapestry Needle, I love my Clover set
- Tape Measure
One Size, Large Afghan
- Finished Width About 52 in. (132 cm)
- Finished Length About 62 in. (157.5 cm)
6 squares x 6 squares = about 4 in. x 4 in. (10 x 10 cm)
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
- beg = begin(ning)
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- rep = repeat
- RS = right side
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
Each square in the graph = ch 3 + 3 dc
Starting Square: Start by ch 6, making a dc in the 4th chain from hook and then 1 dc in each of the remaining 2 chains (counts as ch-3, dc 3).
Increase Square: Turn, rep all steps for Starting Square.
Continuing Square: Sl st into ch-3 sp on previous square, ch 3, work 3 dc into same ch-3 of previous square.
Decrease Square: Instead of chaining 6 like you would when increasing, you will turn your work and sl st across the 3 dc’s in the last square made. Join with sl st into the ch-3 of same square. To start next row, ch 3, work 3 dc in same ch-3 sp of last square.
Increase Rows are the first part of the graph, at the beginning of each row, repeat one Increase Square then work Continuing Squares to the end of the row. Follow this method until a decrease row is needed.
Decrease Rows are the second half of the graph. Work a Decrease Square at the beginning of rows where you no longer wish to increase. Work Continuing Square across the rest of the row.
Once blanket width is reached, you will alternate Decrease rows and Increase rows until the panel height is reached. Then you will work only Decrease rows until ending with 1 square.
- Blanket is a corner-to-corner pattern that starts in the lower right-hand corner. The first square in the corner is row 1. Rows are worked back and forth (down one row and back up the next) and read diagonally.
- Chart is provided with the number of squares for each size.
- Odd-numbered rows are worked up and even-numbered rows are worked down.
- Even-numbered rows are the Right Side.
- You will need to know how to change colors in this C2C pattern. You can reference my blog post, Changing Colors in C2C.
- Carry colors on the wrong side of the blanket in both directions.
- Rows 1-75 you will be increasing on both sides, 76-90 you be increasing on one side and Rows 91-164 you will be decreasing on both sides.
- I recommend taking your skein of Pound of Love and separating it into 3 even balls for each color.
Weave in ends.
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