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Crochet Race Flag Blanket

By: Kristin Omdahl

Do you love crocheting blankets? This crochet race flag blanket by featured artist Kristin Omdahl is a twist on a basic crochet blanket pattern that will leave everyone wanting one of their own!


Finished size: 84' x 60"
 

Materials:

  • 800 yards each of black and white super bulky yarn (sample shown in Caron One Pound, 2 balls each of black and white, yarn doubled throughout)
  • 10mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • Gauge: one square = 12"

Instructions:
Square (make 17 black and 18 white):

  1. ch4, slip stitch into first chain to form ring.
     
  2. Round 1: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc into ring, ch2, *3dc into ring, ch2*. Repeat from * 2 times more. Ch 2, slip stitch into top of ch3 at beginning of round.
     
  3. Round 2: slip stitch into the first 2 dc's and in the first ch2 loop. Ch3, 2dc in ch2 space, ch2, work 3dc into same space. *ch1, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc into next ch2 loop*. Repeat from * 2 times more. Ch1, join with slip stitch into top of ch3 at beginning of round.
     
  4. Round 3: Slip stitch into the first 2 dc's and into the first ch2 space. Ch3, 2dc into ch2 space, ch2, work 3dc into same space. Ch1, work 3dc into next ch1 space, ch1. *Work 3dc, ch2, 3dc into next ch2 space. Ch1, work 3dc into next ch1 space, ch1*. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with slip stitch into top of ch3 at beginning of round.
     
  5. Work the next 2 rounds exaclty the same but work the following into each ch1 space on each side of square: (ch1, 3dc, ch1).
     
  6. At the end of round 5, fasten off.
     
  7. After you have made 17 black and 18 white squares, line them up according to the photo above. Using the tapestry needle, sew the motifs together.

Finishing:

  1. With black yarn, work one row of sc around entire perimeter of blanket, working 3 single crochets into each of the four corners.
     
  2. Fasten off.

 

 

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