It’s that time of year again! Crisp air, hot cocoa, back to school, and FOOTBALL!
Make this uniquely constructed crochet afghan pattern for the college freshman you’ve just sent to school. He or she will love having this Team Spirit Stadium Blanket to snuggle under while studying, and as a quick layer of warmth to grab when they are headed out to watch the game in the stands with friends.
If you’ve got a sports loving fanatic in the house, they’ll appreciate this crochet afghan pattern as well. You can make it in just about any color, but using Red Heart‘s line of Team Spirit yarns make it even easier to choose. Whether you are rooting for the Chicago Bears or the Green Bay Packers, you’ll find a colorway perfect for your team.
Team Spirit Stadium Blanket
Designed by Marianne Forrestal
- RED HEART® Team Spirit™: 8 skeins 944 Navy/Grey
- Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
GAUGE: Rows 1–4 = 2½” (6.5 cm) across side edge and 3” (7.5 cm) across longer edge. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Throw measures 38” wide x 50” long (96.5 x 127 cm).
Throw is made of 12 pairs of triangles sewn together to form squares. Squares are sewn together and edged with a border worked in joined rounds.
- ch = chain(s)
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Triangle (make 24)
Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning chs count as first dc), turn—one 3-dc group.
Row 2 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—two 3-dc groups.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, 3 dc in space between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in last dc, turn— three 3-dc groups.
Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, 3 dc in space between first two 3-dc groups, 3 dc in space between next two 3-dc groups, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—four 3-dc groups.
Rows 5–18: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, 3 dc in space between first two 3-dc groups, *3 dc in space between next two 3-dc groups; repeat from * across, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—eighteen 3-dc groups.
Note: Leave 30” (76 cm) tail for sewing on 12 triangles.
Pair triangle with long tail with triangle without tail. With right sides held together and working through both thicknesses, whipstitch triangles together across last row. Repeat to form remaining 11 squares. Using photo as a guide, arrange 3 rows of 4 squares with diagonal rows facing in same direction and sew squares together.
Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join yarn with sc in seam at any corner, sc in same seam, *working in ends of rows, work 36 sc evenly spaced across each square to seam of next corner, 3 sc in seam; repeat from * twice, work 36 sc evenly spaced across each square to first seam, sc in first seam; join with slip st in first sc—504 sc and four 3-sc groups.
Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, *sc in each sc across to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 sc in center st; repeat from * twice, sc in each remaining sc, sc in same st as join; join with slip st in first sc.
Weave in ends.