Fall into Winter Blanket – by Fay Dashper-Hughes
This lap blanket is quick to crochet, and warm without being overly heavy. It was designed to make use of the aran/worsted weight 100g and 25g skeins of Harvest Hues wool that are available from John Arbon Textiles.
The blanket uses simple crochet stitches to make four linen stitch panels with rows worked across two panel edges, forming a right-angled corner. The panels are slip stitch crocheted together before the double crochet border is added.
Main Colour – Blue Spruce, 600g/1200m/1312yds (6 x 100g skeins)
CC1 – Flax, 35g/70m/77yds (2 x 25g mini skeins)
CC2 – Russet, 48g/96m/105yds (2 x 25g mini skeins)
CC3 – Bracken, 48g/96m/105yds (2 x 25g mini skeins)
CC4 – Pomegranate, 29g/58m/63yds (2 x 25g mini skeins)
unblocked 110cm/43.25″ wide and 92cm/36.25″ long. Pinned out to 113cm/44.5″ wide and 98cm/38.5″ long. Blocked 112cm/44″ wide and 94cm/37″ long.
5mm hook (US H/8) for panels, 6mm hook (US J/10) for joining, 5.5mm hook (US I/9) for border
unblocked linen stitch of 18 sts and 17 rows over 10cm/4″. Blocked linen stitch of 17.5 sts and 16 rows over 10cm/4″.