Feeling Cozy for Spring with the Free Louise Blanket Crochet Pattern

[Image description] A white woman purple hair looks to her left draped in the tan and blue striped Louise Blanket crochet pattern in front of green bushes.

Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you’re April is going well where you are and that you’re not so overwhelmed by allergies that you just want to sleep all day. But if you are in that situation, then you might be like me and in need of a good snuggly warm-weather blanket, like this week’s new pattern the Louise Blanket crochet pattern.
So, I’m the kind of person who needs a blanket all the time. I like feeling cozy (I think I’ve said that about a thousand times before in other posts) and I like feeling safe. Don’t blankets kinda give you both? But when the weather starts to get warm, I’m frustrated by how warm it really gets. This year I decided to do something about that though with this week’s design, the Louise Blanket.
This pattern is super simple, I swear, and it’s adapted from the Louise Shawl design I put out last year. I was such a fan of how that design worked up that I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to make a blanket with it. I still kind want to make this design in bulky weight, because how snuggly would that be, but I probably won’t entertain that until the Winter when it’s needed. As I was saying, my love for the Louise Shawl is what drew me to making this blanket, in addition to my love of blankets.
I updated the striping to fit a 2 color scheme and then added a nice border and tassels to really class the joint up. Now I used a DK weight for this design but you can definitely use a worsted if that’s what you have on had. I’d love to see a project of this worked up in rainbow colors (you know how much I love a good rainbow) but you can use one or 400 colors as you’d like. I think this design is really versatile like that and would lend itself to a lot or just one color. Do what suits you.

Whatever you decide in the colors, I hope you like this pattern and give it a try.

I hope where ever you are you’re having a great time and being safe and healthy. Hugs friends. Wash your hands and masks.

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I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of making this design, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, it was the first time I’ve tried it and I definitely will be designing again with it in the future.


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[Image description] Tan and blue striped Louise Blanket crochet pattern lays on the floor with 3 skeins of Coboo on top, 2 tan and one blue

Level

Easy

Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #3 light weight yarn
    • B: 7 oz/ 464 yds (blue)
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle

Gauge

  • 8 rows x 14 hdc = 4”

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Sk: skip
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the Body, the Border, and the Tassels.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • The ch 3 at the beginning of some rows does count as a stitch (as noted in the pattern).
  • Color A is tan (Lion Brand Yarn’s Coboo in Tan) and color B is blue (Lion Brand Yarn’s Coboo in Denim).

Approx finished product details (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

Height Width
51″41″
 

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[Image description] Tan and blue Louise Blanket crochet pattern is draped over a blanket ladder, tassels forward, with a table to the right of the blanket

Louise Blanket Crochet Pattern Instructions

Body

Row 1: A: Ch 140, hdc into the 3rd st from the hook (the skipped sts count as a hdc) and into the next 137 chs – 139 hdc
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 139 sts – 139 hdc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc into the next st, ch 5, sk 3 sts, *sc into the next 3 sts, ch 5, sk 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 21 more times, sc into the last 2 sts – 70 sc, 23 ch-5 spaces

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), turn, dc into the next st, ch 1, sc into the ch-5 space, ch 1, *dc into the next 3 sc, ch 1, sc into the ch-5 space, ch 1,* repeat from * to * 21 more times, dc into the last 2 sts – 70 dc, 23 sc, 46 ch-1 Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 139 sts (this counts sts and ch spaces here and throughout the pattern) – 139 hdc
Rows 7 – 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 139 sts – 139 hdc
Rows 9 – 18: repeat rows, repeat rows 4 – 8 twice.
Rows 19 – 20: repeat rows 4 – 5 once.
Fasten off color A. Join color B.

Rows 21 – 23: B: repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 24 – 28:
repeat rows 4 – 8 once.
Rows 29 – 30: repeat rows 4 – 5 once.
Fasten off color B. Join color A.
Rows 31 – 33: A:
repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 34 – 48:
repeat rows 4 – 8 three times.
Rows 49 – 50:
repeat rows 4 – 5 once.
Fasten off color A. Join color B.
Rows 51 – 53: B:
repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 54 – 58:
repeat rows 4 – 8 once.
Rows 59 – 60:
repeat rows 4 – 5 once. 
Fasten off color B. Join color A.
Rows 61 – 63: A:
repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 64 – 78:
repeat rows 4 – 8 three times.
Rows 79 – 80:
repeat rows 4 – 5 once.
Fasten off color A. Join color B.
Rows 81 – 83: B: repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 84 – 88:
repeat rows 4 – 8 once.
Rows 89 – 90: repeat rows 4 – 5 once. 
Fasten off color B. Join color A.
Rows 91 – 93: A:
repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 94 – 108:
repeat rows 4 – 8 three times.
Rows 109 – 110:
repeat rows 4 – 5 once.
Fasten off color A. Join color B.
Rows 111 – 113: B:
repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 114 – 118:
repeat rows 4 – 8 once.
Rows 119 – 120:
repeat rows 4 – 5 once. 
Fasten off color B. Join color A.
Rows 121 – 123: A:
repeat rows 6 – 8 once.
Rows 124 – 138:
repeat rows 4 – 8 three times.
Rows 139 – 140:
repeat rows 4 – 5 once.
Do not fasten off color A, move onto the border.
[image description] Tan and blue striped Louise Blanket crochet pattern lays off the edge of a couch, tassels forward dangling

Border
Rnd 1: A:
Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 139 sts, ch 2 at the corner and rotate your blanket, *sc twice into the next dc row end, sc once into the next sc row end, sc twice into the next hdc row end, sc into the next hdc row end, sc twice into the next hdc row end,* repeat from * to * 27 more times (224 sc on this side), ch 2 at the corner and rotate your blanket, sc into the next 139 sts (this will be the other side of row 1 of the Body), ch 2 at the corner and rotate your blanket, *sc twice into the next hdc row end, sc into the next hdc row end, sc twice into the next hdc row end, sc into the next sc row end, sc twice into the next dc row end,* repeat from * to * 27  more times (224 sc on this side), ch 2 at the corner and rotate your blanket, join – 726 sc, 4 ch-2 spaces
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into the next 139 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 224 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 139 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 224 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, join – 734 sc, 4 ch-2 spaces
Note:
the ch-3 spaces on the corners of the next rnd are for the Tassels, if you choose to not have tassels you can make these ch-2 spaces to minimize gaps in the corners.
Rnd 3:
Ch 1, sc into the next 140 sts, [sc, ch 3, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 226 sts, [sc, ch 3, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 141 sts, [sc, ch 3, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 226 sts, [sc, ch 3, sc] into the next ch-2 space, st into the next st, join – 742 sc, 4 ch-3 spaces
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your blanket if necessary or desired.

Tassels (optional)
With color A, cut approx 108 10” pieces of yarn, separate them into piles of 27. Loop the piles through the ch-3 spaces on the corners of the Border of your blanket. With color B, cut 4 more 10” pieces of yarn and tie them (at least a few times before fastening off) approx 1” from the fold point around the ch-3. Do this with all four corners.


Tada! There it is, the Louise Blanket crochet pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

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