Soulful Sierra Security Blanket
Hook this warm security blanket for a sweet little soul in need of hope.
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If you're looking to hook an extra special blanket for a sweet little soul, the Soulful Sierra Security Blanket is the pattern for you. With its stunning yet simple chevron design reminiscent of the Sierra Nevadas' peaks and valleys, this easy security blanket pattern works up quickly and fits all requirements for the 2018 Security Blankets Charity Drive. Blogger and designer extraordinaire, Rachele, created this pattern especially for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns so that you all would have a shining example of an easy security blanket to hook for a kiddo in need of warmth and comfort. So do your soul some good this holiday season and hook your good heart into a blanket made especially for a sick or traumatized child. Hope, dear crochet community, is a powerful thing.
CLICK HERE for details on our 2018 Security Blankets Charity Drive!
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, H/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge20 stitches, 24 rows to 10 cm on 4 mm needles
Finished SizeAbout 38 inches x 46 inches
- Scheepjes, Colour Crafter, DK, 100% Premium Acrylic, 328yds/100g: Color 1722 = 2 skeins. Colors 1725, 1034, 2017, 2012, 1708, 1820 = 1 skein each.
- Tapestry needle
- Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
- Do not make a turning chain when beginning the row with a single crochet. This creates neater edges without rippling or puckering. Consistently turn work counter-clockwise for neater edges.
Striped pattern in sample blanket is worked by changing to a random new color at the beginning of every odd row starting with Row 3. Cut previous color and weave tail. Join new color with a slip stitch in first st of row. Begin working row as instructed in pattern starting in this same stitch. Save second ball of Color 1722 for border.
Note: This blanket does not begin with a long chain like most chevron blankets do; rather, it begins with three Base Triangles which are lined up end to end, and the chevron portion is worked off of them.
Base Triangle (Make 3)
Row 1 (WS): Using any color, ch3, sl st in third ch from hook to make ring, (sc, ch1 – counts as 1 dc unless otherwise indicated in the pattern, 8dc), turn. (9dc)
Rows 2-12: (Sc, ch1, dc) in first st, dc in all sts to center st, 5dc in center st, dc in all sts to final st, 2dc in final st, turn, cut yarn and weave ends. (75dc after Row 12)
Chevron portion of blanket
Row 1 (WS): Holding first Base Triangle with WS facing, attach next color with sl st in first dc, sc, ch1 – does not count as a st for the chevron portion, dc2tog, make 34 dc, 5dc in next st, make 34 dc, *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull yarn through 2 lps on hook**, rep from * to ** 2 times, pick up next Base Triangle and holding WS facing, rep from * to ** 3 times over first three sts of Base Triangle – special dc6tog made, yo, draw yarn through all 7 lps on hook, make 34 dc, 5dc in next st, make 34 dc, join third Base Triangle on with special dc6tog as before, make 34 dc, 5dc in next st, make 34 dc, dc3tog, turn. (2 special dc6tog, 1 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 219 dc)
Row 2: (Sc, ch1) in dc3tog, dc2tog, * make 34 dc, 5dc in next st, make 34 dc, dc5tog, rep from * 2 times omitting final dc5tog, dc3tog, turn. (2 dc5tog, 1 dc3tog, 1 dc2tog, 219 dc)
Repeat Row 2 until blanket reaches desired length when measured from bottom edge to tallest peak of chevron, changing color when necessary. Be sure to end with a RS row.
Square off top edge
Note: There are four triangle gaps at the top of the blanket. Each one will be filled in separately as follows.
First triangle gap – hold blanket with WS facing.
Row 1 (WS): Attach new color with sl st in dc2tog, sc in same st, ch1 – does not count as a st for the “Square off top edge” section, dc2tog, make 34 dc, dc3tog placing last “leg” of decrease in the peak stitch of the chevron, turn.
Rows 2-8: Sc in dc3tog, ch1, dc2tog, dc in all sts to final 3 sts, dc3tog placing last “leg” of decrease in dc2tog, turn.
Row 9: Sc in dc3tog, ch1, dc2tog, dc3tog, turn.
Row 10: Sk 1 st, sc in next st, cut yarn.
Second and third triangle gaps
Row 1 (WS): Attach new color with sl st in center dc of chevron peak (same st as ending of Row 1 on first triangle gap), sc in same st, ch1, dc2tog, make 34 dc, dc5tog, make 34 dc, dc3tog placing last “leg” of decrease in the next chevron peak st, turn.
Rows 2-8: Sc, ch1, dc2tog, dc in all sts down to center 5 sts at valley of chevron pattern, dc5tog, dc in all sts across to final 3 sts, dc3tog placing last “leg” of decrease in dc2tog, turn.
Row 9: Sc, ch1, dc2tog, dc5tog, dc3tog, turn.
Row 10: Sc, sk 1, sc in next st, cut yarn.
Fourth triangle gap
Work as for first triangle gap, but begin at the top of the last chevron peak (same st as ending of Row 1 on third triangle gap).
Rnd 1: Using color 1722, sl st in any corner, (3sc in corner st, sc evenly to next corner placing 5 sc on the side of every 2 rows, being sure to work them into the dc sts, not around them for a neater edge) 4 times, being sure that opposing sides have the same amount of stitches, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Sc in all sts around, sl st in first sc, cut yarn.
Finishing or Assembly
Weave in remaining ends and block if necessary.
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