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Cyber Monday: Delicious Yarn and Book Bundle Giveaway + Crochet Snowflake Blanket Pattern

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Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving (if you’re stateside)! For us, the celebration continues with Cyber Monday [3] here on Stitch & Unwind.

Now that the holidays are really here, you can decorate shamelessly! Give yourself a project for all those cold winter evenings by making this gorgeous Red Heart crochet pattern: the Corner-to-Corner Snowflake Blanket.

Besides the free pattern, we’re also giving away a great Cyber Monday prize: Delicious Yarn and Book Bundle Giveaway [3]! Read all about it and find out how to enter below.

This classic motif has a Swiss-inspired look that we can’t get enough of. It would look fabulous draped over your couch or easy chair this season. Not to mention all the warm winter snuggles this crochet blanket pattern provides.

This blanket by Marly Bird (one of our Youtube regulars!) is crocheted in a diagonal direction, starting in one corner and ending in the opposite corner.

Corner-to-Corner Snowflake Blanket
By Marly Bird, Red Heart Yarns

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®:
  • 7 skeins 319 Cherry Red A, 6 skeins 311 white B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5 mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle
GAUGE:
Rows 1-11 = 6″ (15 cm) across straight edge. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.


Blanket measures 50 x 43″ (127 x 109 cm)

NOTES
1. Blanket is worked in a diagonal from corner to corner.
2. All right side (odd numbered rows) are worked from top right to bottom left, and all wrong side (even numbered rows) are worked from bottom left to top right.
3. Change colors on the last yarn-over of the last st of the square to the next color indicated by chart.
4. There will be many yarn ends to weave in; you may want to weave some in as you go.
BLANKET
With A, ch 6.
Row 1 (right side): Skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of 2 remaining ch, turn – 1 square made.
Row 2 (wrong side): Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in ch-3 space of Row 1, turn – 2 squares.
Row 3: Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row, turn – 3 squares.
Rows 4-75: Repeat Row 3, changing colors as indicated by chart, turn – 75 squares across last row.
Row 76: Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space to last space changing colors as indicated by chart, sc in last space, turn – 75 squares.
Row 77: Slip st in each of first 3 sts, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row changing colors as indicated by chart, including last space, turn – 75 squares.
Rows 78-87: Repeat Rows 76 and 77 five more times.
Row 88: Slip st in each of first 3 sts , (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row to last space changing colors as indicated by chart, slip st in last space, turn – 74 squares.
Rows 89-161: Repeat Row 88, changing colors as indicated by chart – 1 square at end of Row 161.
Fasten off.
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FINISHING
Weave in remaining loose ends.
ABBREVIATIONS
A, B = Color A, Color B;
ch = chain;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Cyber Monday: Delicious Yarn and Book Bundle Giveaway

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For Cyber Monday, we’re giving away this prize package of 5 knit and crochet books, plus 5 skeins of yarn to one lucky winner!

To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What’s at the top of your holiday wish list this year?

And the winner is:

maria

 

Thanks for entering!