It’s so lovely to be in “blanket” season! I’m so excited to introduce my newest design, the Mystic Dunes Blanket. I was inspired to design the Mystic Dunes Blanket to have a lot of texture and look very modern. The wavy puffs are offset by double crochet rows to give a bohemian feel and have a super yummy texture. I’m also honored you can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn. This is a free pattern and a low-cost PDF with written instructions is available in my Shop and Ravelry.
The trick to this blanket is to see your stitch count but I promise it’s a lot easier than it looks. The stitch count is in groups of 17 so just make sure your count of 17 with the single crochet row in the pattern is spot on and you’ll be ok. This is a great pattern to give you a little challenge but also has lots of repeats and works up quickly.
Puff (puff stitch) (Yarn over, insert hook in designated st, yarn over and draw up loop) 4 times, yarn over and draw through 9 loops on hook. Ch1 to secure puff.
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
Rows are worked flat in back-and-forth rows, turning at the end of each row.
Be sure to count sts when switching stitch techniques in order to keep the appropriate count.
Odd-numbered rows are RS and even-numbered rows are WS.
Row 1(RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 170 sc in this row.
Row 2(WS): Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, dc across -you will have 170 dc.
Rows 3-12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, *sc 1, hdc 4, dc 7, hdc 4, sc 1*; rep from * across.
Row 14: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, (dc2tog) three times, *(ch 1, puff in next st) 5 times, ch 1, (dc2tog) 6 times; rep from * across, ending with (dc2tog) three times.
Note: Work the puff st including the closing chain and then ch 1 before working the next puff. It will feel like you’re chaining 2, that’s ok, one belongs to the puff, the next is a ch-sp.
Row 15: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, sc in each st and each ch-1 sp across – you will have 170 sc.
Rep Rows 14 & 15 five times – you will end at Row 25.
Row 26:Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, *dc 3, hdc 5, sc, hdc 5, dc 3*; rep from * across.
Rows 27-32: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 13-32 four times – you will be at Row 112.
Rep Rows 13-26 one more time – you will be at Row 126.
Rep Row 2 eleven times – you will be at Row 137.
Next Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, sc across.
Do not fasten off.
Note: Border is worked in the round on the RS of blanket.
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, working across top *2hdc in 1st st, hdc across until last st, 2hdc in last st, ch 2, turn work and working on long side, 2hdc at the end of sc row, work 2 hdc at the end of each dc row and 1 hdc at the end of each sc row, end with 2hdc at the end of sc row, ch 2*. Rep from * across short side and along long side. Sl st to first hdc.
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), *sc in each across, (2sc, ch 2, 2sc) in ch-1 sp*. Rep from * around, sl st to first sc.
Weave in ends.
I hope you’re keeping your mind calm and getting plenty of rest as the holidays are around the corner. Don’t forget that crocheting is a great way to unwind and decompress. I hope you love this pattern!
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