Have you ever tried to crochet a blanket and no matter what stitches you tried, it just wasn’t right? Or have you ever made a blanket and had to frog it so many times you lost count? That was definitely the case with this Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket. Oh sure, it’s very warm and snuggly and my family absolutely loves it, but I’ll be honest, there were many months where it sat on the floor under my work table, unfinished, mocking me.
So it made the perfect project for this Monthly Destash Challenge. I pulled it off the floor, frogged all 8 million balls of yarn, and started from scratch. Four more times. My family said I was insane, that they didn’t care what pattern I used. Fair enough, but I certainly did. In the end, what I discovered is that with this variegated blanket yarn, it really doesn’t matter what stitch you use, it’s all about the softness of the yarn and the color pooling. But here’s what I ended up crocheting…
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Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket
- 14-5.3 Oz. Skeins OR
- 7-10.5 oz. Skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn in Silver Steel
- Size N Crochet Hook
Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket Pattern
Gauge: Single Crochet then Double Crochet (Griddle Stitch) X 3 = 3.5 inches.
1: Chain 99.
2: Chain 1 extra, turn and single crochet into all of the stitches to the end.
3: Chain 1, turn, and Single Crochet into the 2nd stitch from the end. I crocheted through both posts for the entire pattern.
4: Double Crochet into the next stitch, then Single Crochet into the next. This is the Griddle Stitch. Continue the Griddle Stitch for the rest of the row, alternating Single and Double Crochet. You should end on a Single Crochet.
5: Chain 1, turn, and Single Crochet only for the entire row.
6: Chain 1, turn, and Single Crochet into the 2nd stitch from the end. Continue with the Griddle Stitch on this row.
7: Repeat the alternating Single Crochet and Griddle Stitch rows, 5 times, making 10 rows total.
8: Single Crochet 3 rows. (You could totally skip this part and just do alternating Griddle and Single rows, for 114 rows total, it just might use a little more yarn.)
9: Crochet a total of 9 Griddle Stitch/ Single Crochet row blocks, with a total of 8, 3-row blocks of Single Crochet.
10: End with a final Single Crochet row.
Note: For the blanket yarn, when I start a new skein, I hold the new and old ends together and tie them together with a simple knot, pull it very tight, then trim off extra.
11: At the end of that row, add two more Single Crochets into that last stitch of the row. This will create a corner and the beginning of the border. Continue to Single Crochet down the side of the blanket, putting one stitch into each row. Again add two extra SC into the last stitch and continue around all four sides of the blanket. When you get to the end, join the two ends together and chain 1 to begin the 2nd level of border above the 1st. You don’t turn the blanket over for this. I Single Crocheted a total of 3 border rows.
12: Tie off the ends once you’re done. The final blanket measures 64″ x 67″. This is a little larger than your average lap blanket, but we wanted something to cover us from shoulders to over our feet.
Whew! I was SO happy to finally finish this Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket! Would you believe that once I started on the final run, it only took me three days to complete!? Yeah, I wasted a loooot of time being indecisive, but I’m happy I finally pulled it back out of my stash and finished it. The grey camo look reminds us of my husband’s Air Force ABUs and they make enough other colors of this variegated blanket yarn, you could find other shades to suit your camo preferences. There’s a blue, for instance, that looks a lot like the Navy’s uniforms. In fact, these would make great gifts for those special servicemembers in your life, either gender. No one is immune to the über soft blanket yarn’s charms.
Be sure to see my very first crochet blanket using Bernat’s blanket yarn, the Santa Hat Crochet Blanket, it uses a variation of the Griddle Stitch.
And as always, visit All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns to get loads and loads of free crochet blanket patterns, ideas, and more!
And now let’s see what everyone else made for the Monthly Destash Challenge besides this Camo Look Crochet Blanket!
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Hi, I’m Marie! I just built my first home (yay!) and I’m decorating it from the ground up. I decided to refocus my blogging efforts to include this exciting journey. Elle Marie Home (formerly The Inspiration Vault) will continue to provide great DIY and craft project ideas and tutorials, I’m just expanding my scope to include home decor, home improvement, and more advanced DIY projects.