The following is a collection of patterns for making a Welcome Blanket. We are starting with Kat Coyle's "Come Together" blanket. We love it because it can be done in pieces - you can knit on the go and you can knit as part of a group. The simple square piece comes together in a 4X4 square. Choose your colors, number of colors, choose your shape and get to it! We are also including a "My Welcome Blanket Template" to plan out your piece.
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“Come Together Blanket”
(40”X40” LAP blanket)
MATERIALS: Universal Yarn Deluxe Bulky Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 106 yd/97m per 3.5oz/100g)
MC: #936, CC: #934, 6 skeins each
Needles: US 11/8 mm straight (or size needed to achieve gauge)
Notions: tapestry needleGauge: 12 sts and 24 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch
Make 16 squares:
With MC, CO 2sts
Row 1: K1, inc 1 (with backward loop), k to end.
Rep Row 1, to 46 sts (or 10” measured along right edge).
Break Yarn / join CC.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to end.
Rep last row until 2 sts remain.
Next Row: K2tog. Fasten off.
Finishing: Arrange Squares and whipstitch together
Neatly weave in loose ends.
Need help? Check out our tutorial.
Stefanie's Quilt Pattern... coming soon!
Stefanie Kamerman is creating a quilt pattern based on the "Come Together Blanket." Stay tuned!
Amy's crochet pattern translation!
Come Together Blanket - Crochet Square
Adapted for crochet with permission from designer Kat Coyle
By Amy O’Neill Houck, June, 2017
40” x 40” Lap Blanket
Yarn: Cascade Eco+, (100% Peruvian HIghland Wool, 250g/8.75oz, 478 yards/437 meters)
Color A: 2 skeins. Color B: 2 skeins
USJ/6mm crochet hook
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 11 sts and 11 rows = 4 inches in hdc
Hdc: Half double crochet (turning chain does not count as a stitch)
Hdc2tog (decrease): Hdc two stitches together (yarn over, insert hook into the first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook).
TIP: When decreasing at the ends of rows, be sure to decrease into the top of the last stitch which can look deceptively like part of the turning ch that’s just beyond it.
Make 16 squares.
With Color A, Ch 3.
Row 1: Work 3 hdc in third chain from hook. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. Turn. (5 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc to last st, 2 hdc in final st. Turn. (7 sts)
Repeat row 3 for pattern, until side edges of your right triangle measure 10 inches, or desired length (Your stitch count will grow by 2 sts per row. The length of the side edges equal the size of your square).
Fasten off Color A. Turn. Attach Color B at beginning of next row.
Decrease Row: Ch 2, hdc2tog into first 2 sts, hdc up to last two stitches, hdc2tog in final 2 sts. Turn.
Work decrease row until 3 sts remain.
Final Row: (No turning chain). Finish by slipping hook through all three remaining sts, yarn over, pull through all sts.(1 loop remains on hook). Fasten off. Weave in ends. Wash and block to desired measurements.
Finishing: Arrange squares and whipstitch together. Weave in ends.