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This is an introduction to the Big Mountains Blanket, it will tell you everything you need to know about making this blanket, so please read it before you start. The written instructions will be uploaded here on a weekly basis in four separate sections. If you purchased this pattern you will find there are a few different files for you to download and use. You do not necessarily need to use all of them but they are included to try and make things as easy as possible for you.

Firstly, you will find a file named ‘Big Mountains Blanket – Written Instructions’ this is a row by row written guide outlining how many stitches you need to do in each colour.

Secondly, there is a file named ‘Big Mountains Blanket – One Page Chart’ this is the entire chart on one A4 page. I would not recommend using this if you plan to print off the pattern as the grid will be too small for you to see. However, if you are going to use your computer/device this will work fine as you can zoom in.

Thirdly, there are four files named ‘Big Mountains Blanket – 16 Page Chart’ this one has the entire chart spread over 16 pages of A4. If you are planning to print off the chart, you should use this one as the squares will be clear and easy to follow.

Size

Finished Size

Length 84 inches

Width 76 inches

213 stitches x 180 rows

Fits a queen size bed with drape

Gauge

11 stitches x 9 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches

Altering the size

If you wish to make this blanket bigger or smaller you can do it a number of ways. Firstly, you could use a different weight yarn. The pattern is designed using chunky yarn which means the blanket is large, warm and heavy. If you wanted to make it smaller you could use a lighter weight yarn such as aran or double knitting (remember to use a smaller hook size if you do this). Alternatively to make it bigger you could use heavier yarn and a larger hook.

The second way you could alter the size of the blanket would be to change to hook size, with a smaller hook you will make a smaller blanket and with a larger hook will make a larger blanket. It is important to remember that this will change the size of the stitches, using a hook which is too small will result in tight stitches and the blanket will not drape very well. Make sure you make a swatch before beginning the blanket so you can get an idea of how it will look. You can also use this to work out the finished size.

Supplies

Hook

6.5mm hook

Yarn

I’ve used Stylecraft Special Chunky in the following colours:

Black – 8 balls (1256 yards)

Denim – 7 balls (1099 yards)

Camel – 5 balls (785 yards)

Aspen – 5 balls (785 yards)

Teal – 4 balls (628 yards)

Cloud Blue – 5 balls (785 yards)

Gold – 1 ball (157 yards)

You can purchase all of these yarns from Lovecrafts – at the checkout mention that you were referred by ‘Willow Crochet’ to receive 15% off your order!

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Making the blanket

Stitches

This blanket is made using chains and half double crochet only. However, you can substitute the half double crochet for single or double crochet if you prefer. This would of course change the way the design looks and will also alter the finished size of the blanket. If you are going to use a different stitch I would recommend doing a swatch before starting so you can work out how big the blanket will be.

Beginning the blanket

To begin the blanket use black yarn to make 213 chainless foundation HDCs. Then, chain 1 and turn. For every following row, you will work HDC into every stitch. You will work the entire blanket this way changing colours as instructed by the chart or written pattern

If you would like an ad-free, printable version of this pattern including an easy to follow chart, you can buy the PDF in our Shop or on Ravelry

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECTION 1

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