'Morning Frost' Tartan Crochet Blanket

'Morning Frost' Tartan Crochet Blanket

Is it just me or is winter the perfect time to cozy up with a good crochet project? This year I have spent more time than usual snuggled up with my projects, as the combination of quarantine and snowy weather has kept me indoors. With the holidays coming up I wanted to create the perfect blanket that would act as a neutral backdrop for my Christmas decor. I tend to change up the colours I decorate with often but wanted this blanket to be something that would fit in with anything over the years.

Plaid is an impressive design that is actually much simpler than it looks. If you have never tried it, I have a tutorial (video and photos) here.

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In my part of the world, we get a brilliant morning sunshine - but it only lasts for a few hours before the sun sets in the late afternoon. For this blanket I was inspired by the gorgeous morning sunshine reflecting off the snowy evergreens. I wanted to keep the colours lighter for most of the blanket with contrasting stripes.

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For this project you will need three colours. I used Bernat Softee Chunky in the colours Natural, Grey Heather, and True Grey. These three colours blend so well and give a great plaid effect. This chunky yarn makes for a super cozy blanket to keep warm in our cold Canadian winters. The blankets I make with this yarn are so great for snuggling up in and enjoying a cup of cocoa - or warming up after a fun afternoon outside in the snow.

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I found this blanket to be the perfect size to lay as a runner on the end of my bed. I did not add tassels to this design, but it would look amazing should you choose to do that.

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Purchase the Pattern PDF here.

MATERIALS

  • 3 colours of yarn required (A, B, C). I used Bernat Softee Chunky.

    • Colour A – Natural (2 balls, 788m)

    • Colour B – Grey Heather (2 balls, 788m)

    • Colour C – True Grey (1 ball, 394m)

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle

  • Crochet hook (10 mm and 8 mm)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 48 x 60”

Gauge: 5 in. = 10 sts, 8 rows

STITCHES USED IN THIS PATTERN: 

  • Half Double (HDC), Single Crochet (SC)

 NOTES: 

  • You will be working with 2 colors in each row. You will carry along & crochet over the colour you aren’t working with (sometimes called “tapestry crochet”).

  • To change colours, pull through a loop of the next colour to finish the last half double crochet of the active colour. Give the colour you carried over a small tug first to keep it flat along your row.

  • Keep one colour to the front of your work, and one colour to the back to keep the yarn from twisting.

  • You can find a photo & video tutorial for changing colours in plaid here

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This listing is for a printable PDF pattern & includes a chart as well as written instructions. 

Purchase the Pattern PDF here.

You can find other patterns on my blog www.callistafaye.ca

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All patterns are in English, using US crochet terms. Please don't be shy if you have any questions as I am new to crocheting and even newer to explaining a pattern! I will do my best to answer your queries. Take a look at my other crochet posts and YouTube channel for helpful tips & tutorials.

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Hope you like it, please let me know if you have any questions! And if you make it yourself, I would love if you share your version with me! Happy creating!

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