Kalinda Crochet Blanket

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Few weeks ago, one of my readers asked me if it’s possible to convert Kalinda Shawl pattern for a square blanket. I remember thinking, ‘what a great idea!’. I have to confess, that Kalinda Shawl is one of your favourite patterns of all my designs. Over the last year, crocheters from all over the world have made delightful and gorgeous shawls. Their project pages you can see HERE on Ravelry. I am so thankful for all your support and beautful creations you’ve made, I couldn’t have wished for a better job.

I have also updated the Kalinda Shawl PDF pattern (available on ETSY and on Ravelry). The layout has changed and the stitch chart has been added

Back to my newest design – Kalinda Blanket...

Worked in the round, this crochet blanket pattern features a waves motif and is just as lovely to crochet as it is to gift and use. It is very impressive and beautiful. I like so much the way one of my testers described this design: ‘lovely mix of complexity and simplicity’. The combination of used stitches creates pattern that is appropriate for the adventurous beginner to intermediate level crocheters. The repetitive pattern is very addictive and will keep you interested and excited.

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.

Don’t hesitate to use any colors you want or use a different color in every few rows. Kalinda Blanket is a beautiful pattern that is perfect to show off the lovely color changes in ombre yarn, such as yarn cakes and self striping yarn. Use your fantasy and creativity!

This time I chose Whirl yarn cake in Indigo Plane colorway. It’s such a lovely yarn to work with!

This blanket is worked from the center out but after each round you will turn your blanket and work on the backside. Your crochet blanket will look very neat as each round starts in the corner chain space. This makes the seam less visible.

However you may use any yarn type and hook size of your choice with this pattern so no need to worry about meeting a specific gauge.

Grow the square pattern for as long as you want. This is definitely a very calming blanket to make and the pattern is so adaptable. Use an additional cake and simply repeat rows until you get the desired size of your crochet blanket.

I hope you love it as much as I do.

If you love making home decor items, you might enjoy these other free crochet patterns from MyCrochetory:

  1. Diagonal Stone Blanket
  2. Dahlia Pillow
  3. Cable Diamond Pillow
  4. Granny Pinwheel Blaket

KALINDA BLANKET FREE PATTERN

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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!

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn Scheepjes Whirl 215g = 1000m, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 1 cake. For the shawl sample I used Indigo Plane (553) colorway.
  2. Hook size 3.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge,
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends),
  4. Scissors,
  5. 4 stitch markers.

Level:

Intermediate.

Size after blocking:

Approx. 80cm x 80cm (31.5’’ x 31,5’’)

 Gauge after blocking:

After round 11, measures 20cm (8″).

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.
  • Kalinda Blanket is a one-piece baby blanket worked in the round from the center out but after each round you will turn your blanket and work on the backside.
  • Each round builds on the next, and each round starts in the corner chain space.
  • Place the stitch marker in every ch-1 sp corner.
  • Pay special attention to row 5 and 6. There are nested brackets {…} which include a square bracket […] inside.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] or in {…} are worked as many times as indicated.
  • After the written instruction, you can find the stitch counting for some rows.
  • This pattern can easily be adapted to use heavier weight yarn and/or additional rows to make desired size.
  • The stitch chart is included in the ad-free printable PDF here on ETSY or here on Ravelry.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

 ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sc – single crochet

tr – treble crochet

BLdc – back loop only double crochet

slst – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

 

sp – space

sk – skip

m – marker

Pm – place marker

Rm – reposition marker

Start with a magic ring or with 5ch and sl st in the first st to close the round.

Round 1: ch3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 4dcs in ring, ch1, Pm, [5dcs in ring, ch1, Pm] rep 3 times in total, slst at the top of ch3 to close the round. Turn.

Round 2, 3, 4: slst into ch-1 sp, ch3, dc in ch-1 sp, [BLdc in every st until ch-1 sp, (2dcs, ch1, Rm, 2dcs) in ch-1 sp] rep 3 times in total, BLdc in every st until last ch-1 sp, 2dcs in last ch-1 sp, ch1, Rm, slst at the top of ch3 to close the round. Turn.

Round 5: slst into ch-1 sp, ch1, sc in ch-1 sp, {ch1, sk next st, [sc, ch1, sk next st, hdc, ch1, sk next st, dc, ch1, sk next st, tr, ch1, sk next st, tr, ch1, sk next st, dc, ch1, sk next st, hdc, ch1, sk next st, sc, ch1, sk next st] rep until ch-1 sp, (2sc, ch1, Rm, 2sc) in ch-1 sp} rep 3 times in total, ch1, sk next st, [sc, ch1, sk next st, hdc, ch1, sk next st, dc, ch1, sk next st, tr, ch1, sk next st, tr, ch1, sk next st, dc, ch1, sk next st, hdc, ch1, sk next st, sc, ch1, sk next st] rep until last ch-1 sp, 2scs in last ch-1 sp, ch1, Rm, slst into ch1 to close the round. Turn.

Round 6: slst into ch-1 sp, ch1, {sc in next 2scs, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, [sc in next sc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, tr in next tr, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, tr in next tr, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp] rep until 2scs remain before ch-1 sp, sc in next 2scs, (sc, ch3, Rm, sc) in ch-1 sp} rep 3 times in total, sc in next 2scs, ch-1, sk next ch-1 sp, [sc in next sc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, tr in next tr, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, tr in next tr, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp] rep until 2scs remain before last ch-1 sp, sc in next 2scs, sc in last ch-1 sp, ch3, Rm, slst into ch1 to close the round. Turn.

Round 7: 2slst into ch-3 sp, ch3, 2dcs in ch-3 sp, [dc in every st and ch-1 sp until ch-3 sp, (3dcs, ch1, rm, 3dcs) in ch-3 sp] rep 3 times in total, dc in every st and ch-1 sp until last ch-3 sp, 3dcs in last ch-3 sp, ch1, Rm, slst at the top of ch3 to close the round. Turn.

Round 8: Repeat Row 2

After Round 8 repeat :

Rounds 5-8 one time

Round 2 four times

Rounds 5-8 two times

Round 2 four times

Rounds 5-8 four times

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

Stitch count

Round 7 = 29dcs each side

Round 11 = 45dcs each side

Round 19 = 77dcs each side

Round 23 = 93dcs each side

Round 31 = 125dcs each side

Round 39 = 157dcs each side

Round 43 = 173dcs each side

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

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