When I was sick as a child my Mum made me a bed on the sofa, I loved to snuggle up with a waffle blanket that only came out at times when I was poorly. I loved to try and put a finger each into their own indentation in the blanket, and it was so warm it felt like a hug in a rug.
At times such as these we could all use a comfort blanket.
This is an easy pattern, it only uses one stitch, a treble. I decided to make wide stripes so I don’t have so many ends to darn in, I hate doing that. I chose calming colours but brights would certainly lift the spirit.
Waffle Comfort Blanket.
Double knitting yarn, I use Stylecraft, amount depends on the size of your blanket. I have 10 balls but will need another 10 balls ( 1 ball does 2 stripes the width I have chosen). Plus yarn for the border, I haven’t decided how to do my border yet but I will update the pattern when I have finished the blanket.
Crochet hook – I’m using a 4.5 mm as I like a firm fabric but a 5mm will be ok too.
My blanket measures 116 cm in width, this is without the border.
I hope you will join me in the ‘crochet along’.
note – Cast on chain needs to be multiples of 3 plus 2 extra chain. My blanket is 198 chain.
Treble (tr) in 3rd chain from hook, tr in each chain to end of row. Chain (ch) 1 and turn.* Ch 1 counts as first st.
Tr in next stitch, trAP ( treble around post of next stitch ), tr in next 2 sts, repeat to last 2 st, tr A P in next st then 1 tr in last st. Ch 1 and turn.
Tr in next st, trAP in next 2 sts, repeat to last st trAP around last st. Ch 1 and turn.
Tr into next st, trAP around next st, tr in next 2 sts. Repeat to end, tr in turning chain.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 to end of blanket. Change colour as desired. I decided to make wide stripes of 6 rows as I don’t like darning in ends. Each stripe took about 45g of yarn. I had 9 colours and did 3 stripes of each colour.
Repeat row 1 to * finish off by pulling yarn through loop. Darn in all loose ends.
Note – I picked up 195 st on short ends of blanket and 270 st on the long sides .
Starting in 2nd tr of a short end ch3 for first st, tr into each st to corner, 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr into last st. On long side tr about 9 sts into each stripe to last st, 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr into last st. Continue around other 2 sides. Slip st into the first st.
Row 2 & 3.
Change colour, working in waffle st as r 1 & 2 and keeping the pattern in line with the blanket pattern do 2 r of waffle stitch, turning corners as r 1. Turn blanket over for 2nd r.
Rows 4 & 13.
Continue as r 1, 2 and 3 changing colour as you go, slip st into first st, pull end through. Darn in end.
Here’s my blanket so far, I’m going to have to ration myself to one stripe a day as I will run out of yarn soon.
If you want to join in and crochet along, with this blanket or your own project I’d love to see photos, you can post them in my Facebook group Hobbies For Wellbeing
Stay safe and well x.