This Christmas crochet lapghan pattern features a solid stitch pattern to help keep you warm. It’s worked up in an economic yarn using three colors.
It’s the perfect size for those in wheelchairs, but it’s also great for snuggling up on the couch while crocheting or while watching your favorite Christmas movie. It’s not only great for adults, but toddlers and older children will also enjoy cozying up under this.
One thing that kind of saddened me about this blanket is that you have to fasten it off after each color change, which is done after each row. So that’s a lot of ends to weave in, but I found that crocheting over them helped to reduce the amount of work later on. At the same time, I found that crocheting over all the ends along the rows ended up in a distorted, or stretched out, edge. To solve that issue I left the greens out to be crocheted over once I did the edging.
Although it’s crocheted up in Christmas colors, you can choose any of your favorite colors to make this crochet blanket for any season. I chose three colors, but I can also see this done up in two colors where you only change colors to do the bobble rows. Another option would be a solid white throughout.
The stitch pattern is a simple multiple making it easy to adjust this to other sizes as well. Here is a blanket sizes chart if you’re not sure on the measurements you will need.
This crochet lapghan was designed for the EyeLoveKnots 2020 Blog Hop. It’s nearing the end, but you still have time to enter the giveaway!
Striped Bobbles – Christmas Crochet Lapghan Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) Two balls of each color: CA = White, CB = Paddy Green, CC = Hot Red.
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
Gauge: 14 sts = 4.5″.
Finished Size: 36″ wide by 48″ long.
CA = Color A – White
CB = Color B – Paddy Green
CC = Color C – Hot Red
Special Stitch Instructions
Bead St: Insert hk into st indicated, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When working the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side. See Tutorial
To Change Color: Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
Fasten off the old color after each color change.
Crochet Over the Tail Ends: There are a lot of ends to weave in. To make it easier and to keep the edges looking neat, crochet over CA and CC as much as possible along the rows. CB is the same color as the edging, so it can be crocheted over when you do the edging. I did two rounds along the edge to give you lots of space to crochet over the ends.
Care Instructions: Machine wash and dry on gentle. The yarn itself is tough, but the bobbles may get pulled to the wrong side.
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Row 1: With CA, loosely ch 111 (or any multiple of 2+1), dc in third ch from hook and into each ch across. (Skipped Chs do not count as st.) Change to CB in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
Row 2: With CB, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Change to CC in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
Row 3: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Change to CB in last st. Turn. [54 bead sts]
Row 4: With CB, Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Change to CA in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
Row 5: With CA, Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st and into each st across. Change to CB in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
Rows 6-137: Repeat rows 2-5 until you have the desired length.
Rnds 1-2: With CB, and with RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off after Rnd 2.