I created this design because I wanted to lay something over me to keep me warm while watching TV so I’ve made this Couch Bed Crochet Blanket Pattern.
For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Couch Bed Crochet Blanket Video Tutorial. Included in this video tutorial I show you how to join a new ball/skein of yarn into your work because you will need to use several balls/skeins of yarn to make this blanket.
4 balls of Homemaker 12 Ply 400gm AUS Yarn (purchased from Kmart, Australia)
(Substitute yarn: U.S. Medium Worsted Weight Category 4 Yarn)
You’ll need 1,920 metres/2,096 yards of yarn to make the same size blanket as mine.
142 cms/56 inches long x 135 cms/53 inches wide
Stitches & Terms
This pattern is using U.S. stitches and terms. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.
BL = Back Loop
ch = chain
ch-2 = 2 chain stitches on row below at end of row you are working on
FL = Front Loop
foundation chain = the total amount of chain stitches to start your blanket
hdc = half double crochet
hk = hook
rep = repeat
st = stitch
stitch count = the amount of stitches that you have crocheted over an entire row
sts = stitches
turn = turn your work so you can crochet your next row
turning chain = 1 or more chain stitches made at the start of a row to bring the yarn up to height of the stitch you are about to crochet on the following row
Notes: The 2 chain stitches made at the start of a row do not count as a stitch and therefore you do not crochet any stitch into the top of these 2 chain stitches when you come to the end of a row. If you do crochet stitches into the top of the 2 chain stitches your blanket sides will become uneven and not straight.
When crocheting with the half double crochet stitch the chain 2 NEVER counts as a stitch, the 2 chain stitches are purely used for the purpose of bringing the yarn up to the height you need to start crocheting the half double crochet stitch.
To alter the size of this blanket pattern you can add as many chain stitches to your foundation chain; make an even amount of chain stitches. If you are making the blanket for a particular piece of furniture, make your foundation chain to the width you want and check the width by laying over the piece of furniture so you know it’s the correct size. To get the length right, follow the pattern rows until you have the right length that you need.
To start the blanket, leave a 30 cm yarn tail and make your foundation chain to the width you want. If you are making the same size of mine, ch 152 loosely.
Row 1: 1 hdc into 3rd ch from the hk, 1 hdc into each ch st across to the end. (150 sts)
Note: If you started off with a different amount of chain stitches on your foundation chain to mine then at the end of Row 1 your stitch count will be 2 less than the amount you started off with on your foundation chain. For Example: You made a foundation chain of 302 ch sts, then at the end of Row 1 you will have 300 sts because 2 ch sts are skipped at the start of Row 1 to create a turning chain to bring your yarn up to the height for the half double crochet stitches you have crocheted. The amount of stitches you have at the end of Row 1 will remain the same right throughout the pattern now so at the end of all following rows you will have the same amount of stitches on every row providing you DO NOT add stitches into the top of the 2 chain stitches at the end of rows.
Row 2: ch 2, turn, 1 hdc into FL of 1st st, 1 hdc into FL of each st across to the end; making your last st into FL of last hdc (not into the ch-2).
Row 3: ch 2, turn, 1 hdc into BL of 1st st, 1 hdc into BL of each st across to the end; making your last st into BL of last hdc (not into the ch-2).
Rows 4 to 108: Rep Rows 2 and 3; making the last row a Row 2.
Row 109: ch 2, turn, (crochet into both top loops of each st for this row) 1 hdc into 1st st, 1 hdc into each st across to the end.
Weave yarn tails in behind stitches on the back/wrong side of the blanket.
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All the best,
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