Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Hooked on the Holidays: Crafting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Blanket- Part 8- Marshmallows


Season’s greetings no matter when fellow crochet enthusiasts! As the scent of cocoa and the warmth of holiday lights fill the air, we are going to add some squishy delight to our Ugly Christmas Sweater Blankets. If you're a crocheter who craves the comfort of seasonal treats and the joy of crafting, you're in for a sweet surprise!

 ๐ŸŽ„Imagine sinking into a blanket that's as soft and squishy as a marshmallow pillow. With the Marshmallows section, your stitches will take on the plush charm of those beloved treats, wrapping you in the cozy embrace of holiday comfort.

๐ŸŽ„As you crochet your marshmallows, envision the comforting aroma of hot cocoa and the crackling of a fireplace. These motifs are more than just stitches; they're an embodiment of the holiday spirit itself.

  ๐ŸŽ„ Want the full pattern now? Don't want to deal with ads? You can get it all by upgrading to the premium PDF. You'll gain access to easy-to-follow graphs, bonus video tutorials, mulitple color/supplies lists for several yarn weights, and both UK and US crochet terms to ensure your journey is seamless and enjoyable.  The premium PDF is available through Ravelry, Etsy, or my Website. Just click on one of the pictures below:  

"Ugly Christmas Sweater" Sampler Blanket

by Elizabeth Mareno © 2018

Materials for Entire Blanket:

Worsted Weight/10 ply/Aran yarn- I Love This Yarn (Solids- 7oz/355yds, Metallic- 5oz/252yds)
Colors: White- 4-1/2 skeins
              Metallic Red- 1-1/2 skeins
                Red- 1 skein
                Green- 2 skeins
                Blue- 1-1/2 skeins
                Yellow- ¾ skein
                Orange- ¾ skein
                Brown- 3 oz

Scrap amounts of dark brown for reindeer faces.

Colors used in the original blanket:
Center Peppermint Candy- Uses white, sparkly red, and green.
Christmas Lights- Uses white, blue, yellow, and orange.
Argyle- Uses blue and white.
Candy Stripes 1 & 2- Uses Sparkly red and white.
Snowballs & Icicles- Uses green and white.
Colored Blocks- Uses white, blue, yellow, and orange.
Reindeer Bobbles- Uses regular red, green, and brown.
Marshmallows- Uses white.
Holly Berry Edge- Uses blue, green, and sparkly red.

#7/4.5mm hook
Large eye needle for sewing ends.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, if you would like to make sure you match me, here is the gauge swatch: 

ch21, sc in 2nd ch and each one across (20)
R2-20- ch1, turn, sc in each.
16sc x 18 rows= 4” x 4”
with a #7-4.5mm hook

General Abbreviations and Special Stitches/Notes:

Ch- chain
chg- change
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
trc- treble crochet
Fptr- front post treble crochet
MR- Magic Ring
ar – around
rnds- rounds

PC- Popcorn- 5dc in the stitch indicated, drop the loop from your hook, reinsert hook into the first dc and in the dropped loop, pull a loop through all.

Picot: ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Ch2 counts as hdc unless otherwise noted.
Ch3 counts as dc unless otherwise noted.
Ch4 counts as trc unless otherwise noted.
Ch6 counts as dc and ch3 unless otherwise noted.

Pattern for Part 8- Video Tutorial Available Here :


With right side of blanket facing –

Rd 72- with white, join in corner w/ch6, dc in corner, [*sk2, (4dc in next sc, ch1, sk3) 42x, 4dc in next sc, sk last 3sc*, (dc, ch3, dc) in corner] 3x, repeat * to * once. Join with 3rd ch of ch6. (174/side) 

Do not cut color

Rd 73- sl st to corner, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner, [*ch1, sk1, (dc4tog in next 4dc, ch3) across to next corner, sk last dc*, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner] 3x, repeat * to * once, join.   (43 clusters and 4 dc /side)  

Do not cut color.

Rd 74- sl st to corner, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner, [*dc in 1st dc, ch1, sk next dc, (4dc in top of dec, ch1) across to next corner, sk 1dc, dc in last dc*, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner] 3x, repeat * to * once, join.  (178dc/side)  

Do not cut.

Rd 75- sl st to corner, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner, [*dc in 2dc, sk 1dc, (ch3, dc4tog in next 4dc) across to next corner, ch3, sk 1dc, dc in next 2dc*, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner] 3x, repeat * to * once, join. (43 clusters and 8 dc/side)  

Cut color.

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© Bizzy Crochet and Designs 2018

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