Monday, July 4, 2016

Crochet Lego Blanket Free Pattern

It's been a long time since I've been able to put something up here! I've missed all of my awesome stalkers!

This last May my not so little brother graduated from High School!


We were so proud...

I decided he needed a gift from his big sister. Everyone else in the family has a blanket made by me, but he hadn't got one yet.

Being that he's always been into Lego's the only thing I could think of was to come up with a Lego themed blanket. I scoured the internet for a pattern that inspired me, and I found a few that I liked, but nothing that really struck me. So this is what I came up with. I winged most of it, taking a little bit of stuff I saw and combining it into my own pattern.

I think the look on his face speaks volumes.


He got the blanket in the middle of the summer, and immediately crawled under it in my parent's living room. Silly teeneager!

Enjoy the pattern below, and if you have any questions about it, please feel free to let me know! Thanks for looking!


Lego Themed Crochet Blanket
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Designer Notes:
Each block measures 3.5’’X5’’.
This blanket measures 42’’X70’’.
I used a J hook and “I love this yarn” from Hobby Lobby.
Use whatever hook and yarn you want to achieve desired size.
There were 168 individual Lego Blocks made and sewn together to form the blanket. Yours can be adjusted to make whatever size blanket you want, simply by adjusting the number of individual blocks you make. I did four colors with a white border, but you can do as many colors as you want and adjust the number to make your desired size blanket.


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Stitch Abbveriations:
Ch=Chain
Sc=Single Crochet
Dc=Double Crochet
Tc=Triple Crochet
Hdc=Half Double Crochet
Yo=Yarn Over


Special Stitch: Bobble Stitch


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**yo twice, insert hook in designated stitch. Yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through two loops, yo pull through two loops.** One partial Tc complete, and you now have two loops left on your hook. Repeat from ** to ** four more times all in the same stitch, at the end you should have six loops left on your hook. Yo, and pull through all six loops. One bobble stitch complete


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Lego Block:


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Row 1: Ch16, sc in second ch from the hook and in each st across.  Ch2, turn. (15st)
Row 2: DC in each st across. Ch1 turn (15 st)
Row 3: *Hdc in each of the next 3st. Bobble stitch in the next * repeat from * to * three times total. Hdc in last three st. Ch2 turn (15 st)
Row 4: DC in each st across. Ch 1, turn (15st)
Row 5:  *Hdc in each of the next 3st. Bobble stitch in the next * repeat from * to * three times total. Hdc in last three st. Ch2 turn (15 st)
Row 6: DC in each st across, Ch 1, turn (15st)
Row 7: Sc in each st across. (15 st)
Fasten off

Assembling the Blanket:
Once you have made all of your blocks comes the fun part! Now it’s time to start laying out your blocks to form the blanket. Your creativity can really be let loose at this point. I laid out all of my blocks on the bed to try and find a pattern and color scheme that worked for me.


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Joining


I used a simple Sc join for this blanket. There are many other methods of joining, but I wanted a textured feel on the top to go with the texture of the blocks. Feel free to use whatever joining method is best for your project!


Match two blocks, wrong sides facing and Sc through both layers, putting one stitch in each space. When you get to the end, take your next two blocks (both with wrong sides facing) and continue joining with a Sc through each stitch. Keep joining blocks in this method until you get to the end of your row.
(For a more detailed set of instructions, check out this tutorial from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me. http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/04/how-to-join-solid-granny-squares.html)


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Do the vertical seams first, and then go back and do the horizontal seams.
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Finishing and Border:
Starting in the corner, Sc around the whole blanket, tucking in your ends as you go. (or leave them out and weave in later, I’m just lazy and don’t want to weave them in later!) When you get back to where you started, join with a sl st in the first Sc and ch 4.


Dc in the same st, then skip 2. **Dc in next sp, ch1, Dc in same sp. Skip 2.** Repeat from **to** all the way around the blanket. When you get back to the start, join to your ch4 with a sl st, and ch4. Dc in the same stitch, then V-stitch in the next space. Continue putting v-stitches in the spaces of the previous row’s V-stitch.


I put two rounds of V-stitches around the whole blanket, then ended with two rounds of Sc. This gave it a nice wide border to offset the blocks.


Fasten off, and weave in all your ends. And that’s it! Viola!





Thank you for using my pattern for your blanket, and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for improvements to this pattern, please feel free to email me! amber@craftaboo.com

You are welcome to use your finished products in whatever way you want, including selling the finished product. Please do not copy, reproduce or use any part of this pattern for anything other than personal use. Thank you.  


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