For a Cozy Update, the Free Kieran Blanket Crochet Pattern
Happy February everyone! I hope your 2023 is starting out solid. I know it took me a couple weeks to feel ready for a new year but once I was able to feel stable, it’s been pretty good. In fact, I have release some patterns I quite like and this week is no exception, so I bring you the Kieran Blanket crochet pattern.
Usually I like to use holidays as a way to plan designs but… I started this blanket last year and then put it down for a while. Things came up, the end of the year got super hectic so I had to put aside this easy and fun design for a bit. But then an opening showed up in my schedule and I was like “oh, it’s finally time!” And you’ll get to snuggle up with it like I’ve been doing for weeks now.
This new blanket design is part of my ever expanding Kieran Line. I am just in love with the simple textures that I combined for this line. You’ve got the easy single crochet/double crochet sections, that you work back into the with single crochet into single crochet and double crochet into double crochet. This is actually known as the Crumpled Stitch, not to be confused with the Griddle Stitch (where you work single crochet into double crochet). It creates a lovely little texture due to the height difference in stitches. And of course you have one of my all time favorite stitches, the hdc back third loop only. This is also known as the Camel Stitch and it’s when you work into the 3rd loop that lies on the back of the hdc (when you’re looking at the RS of the stitch). It tilts the whole stitch forward and makes the “V” on the top of the hdc be in front of the stitch. All these stitches together make mejust love how the patterns in the Kieran Line work up.
Construction wise, this is worked in 20 squares that will work out to be about 12″ x 12″. I blocked all mine (because Pound of Love takes so well to blocking) and with the border they were spot on. Seaming, which I know a lot of people don’t like, was pretty fun for me on this design. I used the slip st into the back loop only method, because it’s one of my favorites and I love the extra bit of texture it gives the blanket. With the individual squares having hard horizontal lines (from the hdc BTLO) the vertical seams help to break all that up in a pleasing way (if I do say so myself).
So, yeah. I could probably go on and on about how much fun I had making this blanket. It’s a simple while you’re watching tv or listing to a book/ podcast kind of design. I worked on my squares in between my other patterns for the last couple of months and it was such a nice way to break up a cardigan (or two). I really do hope you like this new pattern.
Have a great new month. Don’t forget to wash and wear your masks and be kind.
Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Kieran Blanket crochet pattern, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I always enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times, I really love blankets made with Pound of Love. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated. You can purchase a kit for this pattern from Lion Brand Yarn as well here.
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Where to purchase the Kieran blanket crochet pattern
- US I/ 5.50 mm crochet hook
- Size #4 worsted weight yarn
- 47 oz/ 2996 yds
- I used Pound of Love from Lion Brand Yarn in the colorway Ozone
- Notions: yarn needle, measuring tape
- 13 sts x 12 rows = 4” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- St: Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- Rnd: Round
- RS: Right side
- Sc: Single crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- BTLO: Back third loop only (explained below)
- For gauge: Chain an even amount of chs that will give you an over 4” swatch (your row st count needs to be odd), sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, *dc into the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * across. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first sc, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * across. Repeat row 2 as many times as you need to get more than 4” swatch then measure a blocked section.
- Back third loop only (BTLO): When looking at the front of the st you will have the 2 loops on top of the hdc (the V on top), lean the st towards you and will see the third loop that runs along the back of the st. This is the loop you will work into. This st is also known as the Camel Stitch. Please note on the rows where you work this st you will be looking at the back of the previous row’s hdc, so the third loop will be facing you.
- This blanket is worked in 20 12” x 12” squares that are then seamed up to make the 48” x 60” blanket.
- Each square is worked in rows from the bottom up with a turn at the beginning of each row, the squares are then finished with a sc border.
- Once you seam the squares together in a 4 x 5 rectangle, you then finish by adding a sc border around the entire blanket.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows/ rnds does not count as a stitch.
- The sample was made in Pound of Love by Lion Brand Yarns in the color Quartz.
Approx Finished Product Details for the Kieran Blanket crochet pattern
12” x 12”
60” x 48” (approx)
Kieran Blanket Crochet Pattern
(RS) Row 1: Ch 40, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, *dc into the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * across – 20 sc, 19 dc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * across – 20 sc, 19 dc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, hdc across until 1 st remains, sc into the last st – 2 sc, 37 hdc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, dc BTLO into the next st, *sc BTLO into the next st, dc BTLO into the next st,* repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, sc into the last st – 20 sc, 19 dc
Rows 5 – 6: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * across – 20 sc, 19 dc
Rows 7 – 10: Repeat Rows 3 – 6, once more.
Rows 11 – 12: Repeat Rows 3 – 4, once more.
Rows 13 – 22: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * across – 20 sc, 19 dc
Rows 23 – 30: Repeat rows 3 – 6, twice more.
Rows 31 – 32: Repeat Rows 3 – 4, once more.
Row 33: Repeat Row 2, once more.
Do not fasten off, move onto the Border.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, rotate your square so you’re working along the row ends, sc into each row end (33), ch 1, rotate your square, sc into the other side of Row 1 (39), ch 1, rotate your square, sc into each row end (33), ch 1, rotate your square, sc into Row 33 (39), ch 1, join – 144 sc
Fasten off, weave in all your ends. Block your square so it measures 12” x 12”.
Arrange your squares so they’re in a 4 x 5 rectangle. Use your preferred method of seaming and the back loop only to seam the squares together. I used a slip st back loop only method, seaming horizontally first and then vertically.
Rnd 1: With the RS facing you, join your yarn in the ch 1 of the bottom right corner square of the now assembled blanket, ch 1, sk the ch 1 space, up the edge of your blanket until you get to the corner, *[sc, ch 1, sc] into the corner ch 1 space, rotate your blanket and sc across the edge until you reach the next corner,* repeat from * to * repeat from * to * twice more until you get back to where you started, [sc, ch 1, sc] into the corner ch 1, join – 678 sc
Please note: if you feel like your border is a little wavy, you can sc2tog the ch 1 corners of your squares (where your seams are), this will change your stitch count but may give you a tighter
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc once into each st until you reach the corner ch 1, sc 3 times into the ch 1,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way round, join – 690 sc
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
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3 thoughts on “For a Cozy Update, the Free Kieran Blanket Crochet Pattern”
I brought the yarn. Baby Soft by LionBrand before I found your pattern for the. Kieran Blanket.. Even though I have crocheted on and off for 70 years, ii have never been good at figuring yarn and patterns out.. So because my great granddaughter is expecting her first baby boy and because I live in an Assisted Care Facility and can’t get out very much.. I had my daughter get this yarn – sight unseen in Little Boy Blue.. I have six skeins for a blanket and bunting for my Great Great Grandson.. So could you help me out by telling me if I have enough yarn for a baby blanket either blanket or Crib blanket size for the Kieran.. I can order more but don’t want to get more than I need.. I am not sure what size I want to make and will use approximately 420 yards for bunting to match the blanket. Please help me out by helping me out on what size I need
Baby Soft is a thinner yarn than the yarn I used for this design but you can still use it, you may want to adjust the hook you use from the one I used. This design is worked in individual squares, so you can make one square and measure it, then use that square to figure out how many squares you need to get to the average baby blanket size, which is 36″ x 36″. Just make sure to save yarn for seaming and the border. At 30 oz and 2754 yds, I want to say there’s a good chance you’ll have enough but unfortunately I can’t say for certain.
I hope that helps.
Amber. Thank you for answering my questions.. I will let you know how I make out.. Thanks, Jan