Bonfire Blanket

This versatile blanket is pretty enough for your living room but rugged enough to use outside for that extra layer of warmth whenever you need it. Worked back and forth from end to end, this blanket features shells, front/back posts, crossed stitches, and bobbles to create a texture that’s both durable and beautiful.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 46″ wide x 57″ long

Gauge: 12 sts and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Super Saver Economy Flecks (96% Acrylic, 4% Other; 260 yards [238 meters]/ 141 grams): 4321 Spa Blue Fleck (8 balls).

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Beg-ch: Beginning chain

Special Stitches

1/1 FPdc cross: Sk 1 FPdc, FPdc in next dc, FPdc in skipped FPdc working in front of the first FPdc.

CL: Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, yo, pull through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1.

Crossed dc: Sk 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in first skipped sc (working in front of the first dc).

Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st.

Pattern Notes

Turning chain counts as a dc.

Turn at the end of every row unless indicated otherwise.

The main body of the blanket is worked back and forth in rows, the edging is worked in the round.

Work approximately 2 sc for every row along long side of blanket for Border.

Yarn Substitute option – Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/ 198 grams): 0382 Country Blue (6 balls

Pattern

Ch 161.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 13 ch, [dc in next 2 ch, sk 1 ch, CL in next ch, sk 1 ch, (dc in next 2 ch, sk 2 ch, shell in next ch, sk 2 ch) 3 times, dc in next 2 ch, sk 1 ch, CL in next ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next 17 ch] 3 times.

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next 14 dc, [BPdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, BPdc in next 2 dc, (shell in ch-1 sp of shell, sk 2 dc of shell, BPdc in next 2 dc) 3 times, ch 1, BPdc in next 2 dc, dc in next 15 dc] 3 times.

Row 3: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next 14 dc, [1/1 FPdc cross, CL in ch-1 sp, (1/1 FPdc cross, shell in ch-1 sp of shell) 3 times, 1/1 FPdc cross, CL in ch-1 sp, 1/1 FPdc cross, dc in next 15 dc] 3 times.

Row 4: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next 14 dc, [BPdc in next 2 BPdc, ch 1, BPdc in next 2 BPdc, (shell in ch-1 sp of shell, BPdc in next 2 BPdc) 3 times, ch 1, BPdc in next 2 BPdc, dc in next 15 dc] 3 times.

Rep Rows 3-4, 46 more times.

Do not fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in first dc, place marker in the 2nd of these 3 sc for corner, sc in next 14 dc, [sc in next 2 BPdc, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, (sc in next 2 BPdc, sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc) 3 times, sc in next 2 BPdc, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 BPdc, sc in next 15 dc] twice, sc in next 2 BPdc, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, (sc in next 2 BPdc, sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc) 3 times, sc in next 2 BPdc, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 BPdc, sc in next 14 dc, 3 sc in tch, place marker in the 2nd of these 3 sc for corner, 192 sc along long edge of blanket to beg-ch, 3 sc in first ch, place marker in the 2nd of these 3 sc for corner, 156 sc to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, place marker in the 2nd of these 3 sc for corner, 192 sc along long edge of blanket to first sc, sl st to first sc. Do not turn. (708 sc)

Rnd 2: Sl st in marked st, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in marked st, [sk next sc, work crossed dc to 1 sc before marker, sk 1 sc, shell in marked st] 3 times, work crossed dc to 1 sc before marker, sl st to top of ch-3. Do not turn.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sc in sp between shell and crossed dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, (sc in sp between 2 crossed dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc) to shell, [sc in sp between crossed dc and shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of shell, sc in sp between shell and crossed dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, (sc in space between 2 crossed dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc) to shell] 3 times, sc in sp between crossed dc and shell, sl st to top of ch-3.

Fasten off.

Break yarn.

Finishing

Remove markers.

Weave in ends.

Block blanket.

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  • Reader Last

    Thank you for making it so easy to print this pattern out!!!!! Love it!! Most times i can not print out patterns because it is so difficult!!!! Thank you, thank you!!! Connie

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