Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
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Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket

I am excited to introduce my Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket.  I crocheted this in response to a call out for red, white and blue lap blanket donations for my local hospice center.

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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Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Yarn
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

Hook
6.5 mm / K Hook

Sizing
36” x 46”
Multiples of 2

Abbreviations
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.

Instructions
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.

Border
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.

Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Patriotic Comfort Lap Blanket Pattern

  1. I am excited to make this for a Veteran friend. Was thinking he would benefit from a weighted blanket. What yarn would you recommend with this pattern to make it more weighted…or do you feel your yarn is weighted already?

  2. Love this!! I have been looking for something to make our Veterans for their Christmas bags and here it is. Thank you.

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