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Crocheted blanket in DROPS Safran. The piece is worked with lace pattern and squares.

Tags: blankets, lace, square,

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-288
Yarn group A

Width (including edge): approx. 165 cm = 64 3/4”. Length (including edge): approx. 208 cm = 81 3/4”. Edge = approx. 18 cm = 7”.

DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
1400 g color 17, white

22 double crochets in width and 12 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.
1 crochet square should measure 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm = 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 MM = US E/4 - or the hook size needed to make a crochet square of 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm = 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”.
Hook size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger hook size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller hook size.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.



See diagrams A.1 to A.8.

The first round when working the edge is finished with 1 slip stitch in the first single crochet on the round, and then slip stitches are worked to the first chain-space in the corner.
At the beginning of the other rounds in diagram A.4, you work 3 chain stitches (replace the first double crochet) and finish the round with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch on the round and then work slip stitches to the first chain-space in the corner.




There are 48 crochet squares worked and then sewn together. You work an edge around the whole blanket to finish.

Work 5 chain stitches with hook size 3.5 mm = US E/4 and Safran and form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Then work pattern in the round as follows: A.1 (shows how the rounds start and finish), * A.2, A.3 *, work from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with A.2, but on the first round: skip the last 3 double crochets = 24 double crochets and 8 chain spaces. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE. When A.1 to A.3 have been completed in height, the square measures approx. 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm = 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Work a total of 48 squares.

Sew the blanket together with 6 crochet squares in width and 8 in length. Sew each square together in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch, first lengthwise and then across.

Start around the chain-space in one corner of the blanket and work the edge as follows – read CROCHET INFORMATION: Work * A.4 around the chain-space in the corner, A.5 to the next corner, but in the transition between each square work 1 single crochet in the seam as shown in diagram A.6 (see black star), work A.7 *, work from *-* a total of 4 times on the round. When the diagrams have been completed in height, repeat the pattern from the arrow with a white star one more time in height and until there is 1 round left in the diagrams. The last round (= next to last round in diagrams) finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round. Cut the strand.
Now work a finishing edge as follows:
Start in the first chain-space after one of the corners and work A.8a around this chain-space, * A.8b to the next corner, A.8c in the corner *, work from *-* a total of 4 times on the round and finish with 1 slip stitch in the first single crochet on the round. Cut and fasten the strand. When is finished, the edge should measure approx. 18 cm = 7”.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= Start here - this chain-stitch ring is described in the text (= 5 chain stitches + 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch). Continue at the symbol over the point on the circle and work towards the left
= 1 chain stitch
= 4 chain stitches
= 3 chain stitches
= 5 chain stitches
= Round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round, then work slip stitches to the first chain-space
= 1 double crochet around chain-stitch ring/chain-space
= 1 double crochet in stitch
= 1 single crochet around chain-space
= 1 single crochet in stitch
= Y = number of chain stitches in chain-space
= start here!
= when pattern in edge is repeated in height, start on this round
= 1 single crochet in seam between squares
= 6 chain stitches
= work 1 single crochet around previous chain-stitch ring worked
= 1 slip stitch in the 4th chain stitch from hook (NOTE: work in same chain stitch 2 more times), 2 double crochets in same chain stitch
= 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch after last single crochet to make a neat chain-stitch ring

Heidi 11.02.2019 - 11:36:

Wat is de omgekeerde v tussen de stokjes in A1 en A3?

DROPS Design 13.02.2019 kl. 11:22:

Dag Heidi,

Dit zijn drie lossen. Dit staat ook aangegeven in de lijst met symbolen.

Kristina 07.02.2019 - 10:21:

Hej. Er det muligt, at få denne opskrift i skreven form, da jeg ikke kan hækle ud fra et diagram. I har så mange fede opskrifter, det er bare super ærgerligt, at man kun kun kan hækle dem, hvis man kan læse diagrammer. Kh Kristina

DROPS Design 11.02.2019 kl. 11:12:

Hei Kristina. Nei, vi har dessverre ikke mulighet til å skrive om oppskriften. Det brukes diagram nettopp fordi det er veldig uoversiktleig å forklare alt med ord. Det kommer snart en leksjon på våre hjemmesider med detaljert informasjon om hvordan man leser heklediagrammer. Du begynner med sirkelen nederst (eller ved pilen) og leser hvert symbol fra høyre mot venstre, rad for rad, nedenfra og opp. Symbolene hekles i akkurat den rekkefølgen de står, i den masken som er rett under (forrige rad). Om det er noe spesielt du lurer på må du gjerne spørre så skal vi hjelpe deg så godt vi kan.

Nicole Schmeitz 24.01.2019 - 12:34:

I like this! 1. Is there a Dutch translation available? 2. Can a order the yarn from the Netherlands? What is the price of shipment?

DROPS Design 24.01.2019 kl. 12:39:

Dear Mrs Schmeitz, edit language under the photo choosing "Nederlands" - you'll then get the list of DROPS retailer in your country in our dutch pages. Happy crocheting!

Anke Van Der Werf 11.01.2019 - 17:08:

Prachtig leuk om te maken

Lina 14.12.2018 - 21:48:

Underbar som överkast!

Laura Waterfield 14.12.2018 - 11:56:


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