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Turn Off Your Mind Blanket (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Whether you're looking for beginner #crochetpatterns or are an expert fiber artist looking for a #stashbuster project, this "Turn Off Your Mind" #crochetblanketpattern is a relaxing way to feel productive.


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The entire #crochet blanket is made with the same repeating rows, making it an easy crochet pattern for beginners. The colors are easily interchangeable and you can 'turn your mind off' and relax watching TV while working the pattern.


I originally made this for my Mom, who is a big fan of the #PhiladelphiaEagles. I am in no way affiliated with the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles, or any of their subsidiaries. I found the yarn I thought best matched their colors, and will link to the yarn I used.


I used about 2.2 pounds of yarn. It was about 12 ounces (2 skeins) of each color. It's about 4'x6' and the sizing can easily be adjusted. Just add/subtract stitches in each row, or change the number of rows used.



Helpful Tips:


If you're a beginner, be sure to count stitches until you're confident with where the end of a row is.


Keep in mind that blankets get washed, so make sure any ends are long enough to weave in securely (about 6"). I recommend doing this by going one direction, then the other, then back the first way again.


I arranged the row colors in a way that would allow the yarn to be carried up the ends of the rows. This avoids the need to weave in ends at every color change. After changing colors, leave the original color skein where it is. That's the side you'll be working from the next time that color is needed. Don't worry about any visible yarn on the sides; the border at the end hides it pretty well.







Turn Off Your Mind Blanket©

By Brittany Rooney, ItsBrittsKnits


Pattern written in U.S. Terms


The finished product may be sold, but credit must be given to ItsBrittsKnits, with online listings linking back to this pattern page.


A row counter could come in handy but I found it very helpful having a printed copy of the pattern, so I could cross rows out as I finished them. I'm a visual person so I also liked being able to highlight the rows in different colors to match the yarn being used.


The ad-free photo condensed PDF can be purchased on my secured, data encrypted website here for only 99 cents, or for $1.49USD in my Etsy shop here.





Stitches Used:

Slipknot

sl st- Slip Stitch

sk- Skip

ch- Chain

dc- Double Crochet


Supplies:

L/11-8.00mm Crochet hook

Yarn color A- RHSS in Real Teal

Yarn color B- RHSS in Black

Yarn color C- RHSS in White




With color A, slipknot and chain 127.


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Row 1. Turn your work. Skip the 1st 2 chain stitches and dc into the 3rd. dc into each stitch across, being mindful not to turn the beginning chain row. (125 dc)


Row 2. Turn your work. Ch3, sk the 1st dc. Dc into the 2nd stitch, and each of the next 124. The "ch3" counts as a dc, making it 125dc total for the row. Turn your work.


Row 3. Switch to color B. Ch3, sk1, dc 124 (125 dc)


Row 4. Change to color C and repeat row 3.


**Continue your rows repeating row 3, but with the follow colors:**


Row 5. Color A

Row 6. Color A


Row 7. Color B

Row 8. Color B

Row 9. Color B


Row 10. Color C


Row 11. Color A

Row 12. Color A

Row 13. Color A


Row 14. Color B

Row 15. Color B


Row 16. Color A


Row 17. Color C

Row 18. Color C


Row 19. Color A

Row 20. Color A

Row 21. Color A

Row 22. Color A


Row 23. Color C


Row 24. Color B

Row 25. Color B


Row 26. Color C


Row 27. Color A

Row 28. Color A

Row 29. Color A

Row 30. Color A


Row 31. Color C


Row 32. Color B


Row 33. Color A

Row 34. Color A

Row 35. Color A

Row 36. Color A


Row 37. Color B

Row 38. Color B


Row 39. Color A


Row 40. Color C

Row 41. Color C


Row 42. Color A

Row 43. Color A

Row 44. Color A


Row 45. Color B

Row 46. Color B

Row 47. Color B



Pat yourself on the back; you're halfway done!



Row 48. Color C


Row 49. Color A

Row 50. Color A

Row 51. Color A


Row 52. Color B

Row 53. Color B


Row 54. Color A

Row 55. Color A

Row 56. Color A


Row 57. Color C


Row 58. Color B


Row 59. Color A

Row 60. Color A

Row 61. Color A

Row 62. Color A


Row 63. Color B

Row 64. Color B


Row 65. Color A


Row 66. Color C

Row 67. Color C


Row 68. Color A

Row 69. Color A

Row 70. Color A


Row 71. Color B


Row 72. Color C


Row 73. Color A

Row 74. Color A

Row 75. Color A


Row 76. Color B

Row 77. Color B


Row 78. Color A

Row 79. Color A


Row 80. Color B


Row 81. Color C


Row 82. Color A

Row 83. Color A

Row 84. Color A

Row 85. Color A


Row 86. Color C


Row 87. Color B


Row 88. Color A

Row 89. Color A

Row 90. Color A


Row 91. Color C


Row 92. Color B

Row 93. Color B

Row 94. Color B



Border


After turning your work, ch3, sk1, and use color A to dc into each stitch of row 94, with 3dc in the last stitch. (127 dc)


Turn the blanket 1/4 of a turn clockwise to work down the left side. Dc once into each row down, with 3dc in the last stitch. (96 dc)


Turn the blanket another 1/4 turn to work across the bottom. Dc into each stitch with 3dc in the last stitch. (128 dc)


Turn the blanket 1/4 of a turn clockwise to work down the last side. Dc once into each row up, with 3dc in the last stitch. Sl st into the 3rd chain of the first stitch of the border. (96 dc)





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