Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Crochet Your Mood Blanket - Week 1! Free Crochet Pattern!

I'm horrible in doing afghans, blankets or other large projects. I just get bored, I can't do it. I have several scarves that still needs finishing! Hats are fine, hats are easy, hats are finished!

BUT, I do love my blankie on the sofa on a cold winter evening with a nice cup of tea, good show on tv and my crocheting. And honestly, I don't have a home made blanket. I have a nice shop bought Sea Green warm and fluffy blankie. And I love my blankie.. My son loves it and we fight over it constantly. Now with the cold days he's taking it with him to bed, horrible monkey!!! Leaving me on the sofa with a fleece blanket, that is just not doing the business!

Then I saw a post about "Crochet Your Mood Blanket" on Crochet me Lovely's Facebook! Basically you crochet 1 granny Square a week that reflects your mood and at the end of the year, you have 52 grannies to make a blanket and it will show you what kind of year you've had! How amazing is that!! So I think I can do a granny a week (but I need your help, so you may stalk, push, scold and harrass me!)

But I need a granny to work with. And I have several grannies, but they just didn't do it for me. Also I wanted one that works well with just one color or with multiple colors. Because my week is rarely just one mood, hahaha!

I tried a bunch of stitches, cross over DC's, drop down DC's and a lot of other amazing stitches. But they have been done already and I wanted something that reflects ME! With some help and great suggestions, I have incorporated my Ziggy Hat Pattern in the centre.

The pattern for the Mood Granny is below, you can also download a PDF here!

And my mood for the first week was LAZY, last week of the holidays, enoying my kids and PJ days! And lavender was the color that was suggested to me on my facebook page, thank you!!

You can find a Color Mood Chart here!

I should have used purple instead of lavender to get the deeply relaxed feeling I had.. But as I said, my mood is never just one mood a week. We had some big things coming up this week, so a bit nervous, questioning, wondering was done by me last week as well. So it was a good pick!

I will try and keep you up to date every week, please also check my facebook Pukado for more updates!




Yarn - “ScheepjesWol” 100% Acrylic, 10cmx10cm= 21stx26rows - 11wpi (DK)

Hook Needle - 3.5
Color - Reflects your mood of the week :)


For more information regarding the first 2 rows, please check the post of my Ziggy Hat with pictures here!


R1, MC, 11DC, SLST to first DC - 12 st




R2a, 2DC2clusters in each stitch around - 24 st




R2b, CH3, SLST around first DC2 post of R1, CH3, skip st, SLST around post of next st, *CH3, SLST around post of next DC2 of R1, CH3, skip st, SLST around post of next st* repeat around, SLST to first CH and first DC2 of R2a




R3, SLST into first st, CH2, HDC in same st, HDC in next st, *2HDC in next st, HDC in next st* repeat all around - 36st





R4, SLST into first st, *CH3, Skip 2 st, SLST in third st* repeat all around - 36 st





R5, Work behind the Chains of R4, CH2, HDC in next 2 st,
CH2, 2HDC in next st (same st as SLST of R4), HDC in next 2 st,
CH2, 2HDC in next st (same st as SLST of R4), HDC in next 2 st, CH2,
*HDC in next 3st, CH2, 2HDC in next st (same st as SLST of R4), HDC in next 2 st, CH2, 2HDC in next st (same st as SLST of R4), HDC in next 2 st, CH2* repeat all around , SLST to first HDC
Each side has 3 blocks of HDC, the middle block has 3HDC’s and the outerblocks have 4 HDC’s





R6, CH2, 2DC in last created CH2Space, 6DC in next CH2Space, (6DC, CH2, 6DC) in next CH2Space, 6DC in next CH2Space, *6DC in next CH2Space, (6DC, CH2, 6DC) in next CH2Space, 6DC in next CH2Space* Repeat all around, at the end add 3DC to your first DC’s to make 5 plus CH2, SLST to first DC




R7, *CH3, SLST on top of next 6HDCshell, CH3, SLST on top of next 6HDCshell, CH3, SLST in corner, CH3, SLST in same cornerspace, *CH3, SLST on top of each next 6HDCshell until you reach the corner*, CH3, SLST in corner, CH3, SLST in same cornerspace, *CH3, SLST on top of each next 6HDCshell until you reach the corner*, CH3, SLST in corner, CH3, SLST in same cornerspace, *CH3, SLST on top of each next 6HDCshell until you reach the corner*, CH3, SLST in corner, CH3, SLST in same cornerspace, CH3, SLST on top of next 6HDCshell CH3, SLST to first SLST




R8, SLST into next CH3Space, CH2, 3HDC in same CH3Space, *4HDC in each of next CH3Spaces until you reach a corner, 2HDC, CH2, 2HDC in corner space* repeat all around, SLST to first HDC.







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2 comments:

  1. pretty design, but can't understand how to work from row 3 on. i understand easier with tutorial videos. do you have any? thanks.
    Silvia.R

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