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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern (triangle motif)

Do you have a stash of yarn you want to use up? This crochet blanket pattern is the perfect stash busting project.

Stash Buster Yarn Free Crochet Patter

If you’re a lover of yarn, we probably have similar buying habits… see a colour or fibre you love and pop it into your basket (whether virtual or in person).  Or you’re having a browse online and can’t resist that discount or sale. 

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When I see a project I’d like to try or adapt, more often than not, I don’t have the right amount of yarn and yet I have yarn stashed away in lots of places.  I’ve made a decision this year to only buy the yarn I need for a project (which isn’t working out very well …) and with that in mind, I decided to take a look at what I already own to reduce my stash.

Design Inspiration

My eye was drawn to these three colours in my stash.

Stash Buster Yarn Free Crochet Pattern

They’re different fibres (variegated is cotton and solid acrylic) but the’re all same weight (aran).

I could visualise how each block of colour would work as individual triangle motifs and once sewn together, a border would pull it together to make a striking blanket.

Snuggled up in the crochet blanket pattern

I love how it all came together! It has become my go-to blanket (my feet are cold no matter the weather!) and stays on the back of the sofa in handy reach.

The pattern is easy to follow and is suitable for beginners. The triangles are crocheted first, then sewn together and finally crocheting a border.

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Pattern notes

  • Finished size is approximately 94cm x 86cm
  • A v-st in this project is made up of a pair of trebles.  Work the pair of trebles into the space between the 2 treble posts of the previous row.
  • This v-st gives a tighter texture however, you can crochet your triangles using treble ch2 treble if that feels easier.
Example of v stitch in this free crochet pattern.
  • Each row of the triangle is increased by one v-st.

Materials

  • 1 ball of Premier Yarns Home Cotton Grande Multi (340g)
Premier Yarns Home Cotton Grande Multi used in the Free Crochet Pattern
  • 2 balls of Paintbox Simply Aran (200g) – this is your contrasting colour
Paintbox Simply Aran Free Crochet Pattern
  • 2 balls Painbox Simply Aran (200g) – this is your neutral colour
Paintbox Simply Aran used in this  Free Crochet Pattern
  • 5mm hook – I use Clover hooks (a much treasured birthday gift)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle (for sewing in ends)

Abbreviations

UK crochet terms

  • Ch -chain
  • Tr – treble crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Htc – half treble crochet
  • V-st – V stitch
  • Sp – space
  • Beg – beginning
  • Sl-st slip stitch

Crochet Blanket Pattern (triangle motif)

Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Make 8 triangles

I crocheted 4 x variegated, 2 x contrasting solid, 2 x neutral solid.

Row 1 Ch3, 3tr into the last ch from hook, turn

Row 2 Ch3, tr in sp between first 2 tr posts (this is how a v-st is made throughout), 4tr in sp between last tr and beg ch 3 from row 1, turn (3 v-sts)

Row 3 Ch3, tr into first v-st, 2tr into next v-st, 4tr into last v-st, turn (4 v-sts)

Row 4 Ch3, tr into first v-st, 2tr into each v-st until 1 v-st remains, 4tr into last v-st, turn (5 v-sts)

Row 5 – 27 Repeat row 4 (28 v-sts)

Sew triangles together using the diagram below.

Border

Join variegated yarn to the top of any triangle. 

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as first tr), (tr ch3 2tr) in same corner space, tr in each st to next corner sp, *(2tr ch3 2tr) into corner space, tr in each st to next corner space, * repeat twice more Fasten off

Round 2 join neutral colour and repeat round 1

Round 3,4,5,6 join contrasting colour and repeat round 1, fasten off at the end of round 6

Round 7 join neutral colour and repeat round 1

Edging

Join variegated yarn to a corner space

Edging Pattern is made up of the following sequence: Htr, tr, sl-st, ch1 repeats with 2 repeats in each corner sp

Fasten off. Sew in ends.

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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