Crochet Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket
I have had two experiences with hospice so far in my life, first with my dad, then last year with my husband. They are an amazing group and I am happy to give back by sharing a few lap blankets with the people who are in need of comfort. I really enjoy crocheting for charity as it’s so rewarding.
This easy blanket is textured with cross stitches and worked entirely double stranded for the lovely marled effect. I offset the red, white and blue with an off white yarn to give the white yarn a bit of pop. This lap blanket would look great in your favorite color combo and easily resized by to any length and width.
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Main Color MC – Caron One Pound, Off White, 2 balls, 454g / 16 oz, 742 meters / 812 yards
Caron Simply Soft, 1 ball each, 170g / 6 oz, 288 meters / 315 yards
Color A – Red
Color B – White
Color C – Dark Country Blue
6.5 mm / K Hook
36” x 46”
Multiples of 2
Beg – Beginning
BLO – Back loop only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double crochet
Rep – Repeat
Rs – Right side
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – Skip
St(s) – Stitch, stitches
This comfort lap blanket is for all of those heros in your life. It is crocheted double stranded for a marled effect.
Begin with one strand each of MC and color A, ch 120.
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch to end. Turn. – 118 dc
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, *(sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st), rep from * until 2 sts remain, dc in last 2 sts. Turn. – 57 X-st, 4 dc
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in BLO of each st across. Turn.
Row 4 – 15: Rep rows 2 and 3.
Row 16: Rep row 2. At the end, drop color A and beg using 2 strands of MC. Turn.
Row 17: Rep row 3.
Row 18 – 21: Ch 3, dc in each st across. At the end of row 21, drop 1 strand of MC and beg using color B. Turn.
Row 22 – 35: Rep rows 2 and 3.
Row 36: Rep row 2. At the end, drop color B and beg using 2 strands of MC. Turn.
Rows 37: Rep row 3.
Row 38 – 41: Ch 3, dc in each st across. At the end of row 41, drop 1 strand of MC and beg using color C. Turn.
Row 42 – 57: Rep rows 2 and 3. At the end of row 57, drop color C and beg using 2 strands of MC. Do not turn.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc evenly in the end of the rows and sts, 3 sc in the corner; rep from * around the entire blanket. Fasten off.
Designs by Jeanne