6.10.2017

The Washburn Blanket is Yummy

It's an exciting day in my Felted Button world since I'm releasing one of my most favorite recent designs! I'm tickled with it for so many reasons--but as usual, it has oodles of color, lots of texture and is reversible. Yep. My favorite things about a blanket design. Introducing the Washburn Blanket--named after the candy of the same nme.

Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

And would you look at how beautifully flat the border lays--without blocking!


Let me tell you a bit about this blanket. I made mine with 13 different colors (1 skein of each of 12 colors and 2 skeins of white for the border) of I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby and a 5mm hook. I have always loved the colors of this yarn and its soft hand. Plus--it's affordable. If you can't get your hooks into this worsted cotton, however, I think there are lots of good options. In fact, almost any worsted or even DK would be fine. I thought about trying a larger one in Scheepjes Colour Crafter* or Stylecraft Special DK*, too, because there are so many pretty colors available.

I think one of the things that pleases me most is that this blanket is NOT worked in squares, but rather rows. And it is full of pictures on how to avoid a bazillion ends by doing some sneaky color-changing and carrying. You'll only have 4 ends per "block"--and I can handle that in order to get this glorious color-play.


Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

The blanket as designed is sized with border at 37in X 46in (94cm X 117cm). It's a very good sized crib blanket, but includes multiples for making it larger if you want. 

Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

The herringbone stitch is one of my favorites and the way it works with its neighboring "blocks" is pretty nifty, if I do say so myself. I classified this pattern as Easy since the stitch repeats are very simple in the body of the blanket--with only a bit more focus on the border required. I like that the blanket has enough going on to keep you engaged and not get bored, but nothing so tricky you can't enjoy the process. 

Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

Snag your copy of this .pdf pattern in my shops on Etsy here, Ravelry here or Craftsy here.

And please let me know if you make a Washburn Blanket of your own--or any other Felted Button pattern for that matter. I love to see pictures and am so inspired by what others make with my patterns! It's the stuff of magic, I tell ya! You can share your hooky happenings with me on Facebook here--or follow along on Instagram (@FeltedButton) or Pinterest, too.

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Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns
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6 comments:

  1. oh WOW!! I was just going to ask if it was through-crochet or done in blocks. I really hate joining blocks! Beautiful pattern, dear. A real masterpiece. I don't quite have the peace of mind to do it right away, but will put it on my "spsecial-MUST do" list.

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    1. Thank you! It's a fun pattern. And it will be available when you are ready!

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  2. This pattern is stunning!!! It looks intricate, smashing, serene, ... and is yet so simple to make. Oh I had to buy it instantly! I won't start it now because of too many WIPs, but it's on my list. Thank you so much, Susan, for your genius. 😍😍😍

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm tickled that you like it and hope you enjoy the pattern! (When the WIP thing is under control, which I totally understand.)

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  3. Oh My Susan! It turned out so lovely! I love how you finished it off with the white edging detail.

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  4. This blanket is so pretty. I love the edging.

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