Diagonal Stone Blanket

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One of the crocheter’s favourite projects is making crochet blankets! They are so versatile and can be made using any stitch pattern or any yarn weight. Trust me, playing with different shapes and sizes is a great fun. That makes crochet blanlets perfect presents for your loved ones.

Today I wanted to show you my new crochet blanket pattern, Diagonal Stone Blanket. I really love the way this blanket turned out and I believe you can make it even if you are a beginner crocheter. All you need to know is basic crochet stitches and simple increasing and decreasing. This crochet pattern combines double crochet stitch and granny stitch sections in diagonal fashion.

Scroll down to see the free pattern or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern with stitch chart HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

This Diagonal Stone Blanket is easier than it looks! What I love about this crochet blanket pattern is that it’s simple, but it’s unique bacuse it uses diagonal technique which is very exciting to make. It’s worked from one corner of the blanket to the opposite corner to create an interesting stripe pattern. Once you get into a rhythm, you can pretty much just crochet on autopilot.

So how is it made? In the beginning you will be crocheting a giant pyramid by increasing stitches on both ends of row. Then you will be increasing at one end of the row and decreasing on the other end. When desired height is reached, you will be decreasing stitches on both ends to make the second pyramid. When finish and turned horizontal, the blanket will create diagonal effect.

This crochet Diagonal Stone Blanket will really make your couch or bed more attractive and give them a modern look. It’s really easy to crochet and perfect for relaxing after wrapping it. This pattern is written for a throw/afghan size, but is easily adaptable to other sizes. Feel free to follow what I’ve done or to make yours as small or as large as you’d like.

I really do love the finished project using the Scheepjes Stone Washed XL yarn, and wouldn’t have made it with anything else. I chose this yarn because its color palette was exaclty as I wanted and I fell in love with the “washed” effect.

This is a great diagonal crochet blanket for experimenting with colors and I just want to mention that one of my tester made her blanket using just one color (blue) and the second tester has decided to use three colors and, trust me, they all look amazing!

For my blanket I used two colors: the light one called A Pink Quartzite  and the contrasting A Rose Quartz. This color combination makes my blanket very elegant and delicate but you can also follow the pattern in your favourite colors.

Although crocheting this diagonal crochet blanket was quite time-consuming, the finished result is superb.

MORE CROCHET PATTERNS FOR HOME

  1. Dahlia Pillow / 2. Fern Pillow/ 3. Cable Diamond Pillow/ 4. Granny Pinwheel Blanket
Materials & Tools:
  1. Yarn Scheepjes Stone Washed XL 50g = 75m, (70% Cotton, 30% Acrylic), 23 skeins. in 2 different colors:

12 skeins of Yarn A Rose Quartz (860)

11 skeins of Yarn B Pink Quartzite (861)

  1. Hook size 5mm (US H/8-UK 6).  Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  2. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
  3. Scissors.
 Level:

Intermediate.

Size:

87cm wide x 155cm long.

Gauge after blocking:

After Row 15 the triangle is approx. 20cm/8in high.

Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirements and the finished size.

Notes:
  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • Blanket is worked diagonally from bottom right corner to top left corner.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated
  • The stitch chart is included in the ad-free printable PDF here on ETSY or here on Ravelry.
  • Stitch count table (below) includes the color scheme.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

 ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

corner cluster – tutorial below

 sp – space

beg – beginning

prev – previous

sk – skip

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The blanket you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

As a bonus in the ad-free, printable PDF, I’ve included a stitch chart. If you’re a visual learner or if you just want to support my work you can purchase this crochet pattern HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry. Thank you and I hope you find it useful!

 PATTERN

Row 1: ch5, (3dc, ch1, dc) in 5th ch from hook. Turn.

Rows 2 – 13: ch4 (counts as dc and ch1 here and throughout), dc in first st, dc in every st and ch-1 sp until last st remain, (dc, ch1, dc) in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Row 14: ch4, 3dc in first ch-1 sp, ch1, sk 3sts, [3dc in next st, ch1, sk next 3sts] rep until ch-1 sp remain, 3dc in last ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Rows 15 – 21: ch4, 3dc in first ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk next 3dcs, 3dc in next ch-1 sp] rep until ch-1 sp remain, ch1, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Rows 22 – 35: Repeat Row 2

Row 36: Repeat Row 14

Rows 37 – 43: Repeat Row 15

Row 44: Repeat Row 2

Row 45: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk next 2dcs, dc in every st and ch-1 sp until last st remain, (dc, ch1, dc) in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Row 46: ch4, dc in first st, dc in every st and ch-1 sp until 2dcs remain before ch-1 sp, ch1, sk 2dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Repeat Rows 45 – 46 5 more Times.

Row 57: Repeat Row 45

Row 58: ch4, 3dc in first ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk 3sts, 3dc in next st] rep until 3dcs remain before ch-1 sp, ch1, sk 3dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Row 59: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk 3dcs, 3dc in next ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk next 3dcs, 3dc in next ch-1 sp] rep until last ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Row 60: ch4, 3dc in first ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk 3sts, 3dc in next ch-1 sp] rep until 3dcs remain, ch1, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Repeat Rows 59 –60 2 more Times.

Row 65: Repeat Row 59

Repeat Rows 46 – 45 6 times.

Row 78: Repeat Row 46

Row 79: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk next 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain, ch1, sk 2dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Row 80: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk 3dcs, 3dc in next st, [ch1, sk next 3dcs, 3dc in next st] rep until 3dcs remain, ch1, sk 3dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Rows 81 – 87: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk 3dcs, 3dc in next ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk next 3dcs, 3dc in next ch-1 sp] rep until 3dcs remain, ch1, sk 3dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Row 88: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk 2dcs, dc in every st and ch-1 sp until 2dcs remain, ch1, sk 2dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Rows 89 – 101: ch4, sk first ch-1 sp and sk 2dcs, dc in every st until 2dcs remain, ch1, sk 2dcs, dc in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row. Turn.

Rows 102 – 121: Repeat Rows 80 – 99

Row 122: ch5, sk first ch-1 sp and sk 2dcs, corner cluster.

Make a slip stitch.

Stitch count with color scheme

BORDER

Pick either yarn A or yarn B and start doing the border.

Attach the yarn in the corner and make ch3, 2dc in the same corner/stitch, [dc2tog (first leg around the same corner/stitch, second leg around next space here and throughout), 2dc in the same space where second leg of dc2tog is placed] repeat around – instead of 2dc make 3dc in each corner. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beg ch3.

CORNER CLUSTER TUTORIAL

Yarn over twice and insert the hook in the specified stitch (the arrow points at the right stitch), yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 of 4 loops already on the hook, yarn over and pull through 2 of 3 loops already on the hook. Do not complete the stitch – 2 loops on the hook.

Yarn over twice and insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 of 5 loops already on the hook, yarn over and pull through 2 of 4 loops already on the hook. Do not complete the stitch – 3 loops on the hook.

Yarn over twice and insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 of 6 loops already on the hook, yarn over and pull through 2 of 5 loops already on the hook. Do not complete the stitch – 4 loops on the hook.

Yarn over twice, skip next ch1 and insert the hook in 3rd chain of ch4 at beg of prev row, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 of 7 loops already on the hook, yarn over and pull through 2 of 6 loops already on the hook. To complete the stitch yarn over and pull through 5 loops on the hook.

Make a slip stitch and start doing the border or fasten off the yarn and pick another color and make a border.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block your blanket.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

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