It’s been an absolute age but here I am again, with a swanky new look to the website and a new addition to The Yarn Stash Series – The Larksfoot Blanket. I’ve been busy working away over the last year since having our beautiful little boy Elliot, luckily he likes his sleep so nap times have been very productive!
So, the latest free pattern to add to the series is an absolute classic of a stitch. The Larksfoot stitch gives the blanket the most gorgeous drape without being too gappy and is so fast to make! The pattern PDF is available free in my stores but it’s also here for you to enjoy too.
I think that you can really have fun with this one by playing around with the colour combinations. Have a raid of your stash and see what you can come up with! I grabbed this combination in just a few seconds and instantly knew they would work together. I didn’t have as much yarn in some of the colours so just used them as accents and was so pleased with how well that worked. It shows you don’t always have to have an even repeat of colours to make things cohesive and feel right. I also love the vintage nod it has without feeling old.
As with everything in the Yarn Stash Series I’m using a combination of treasures I found in my stash. This blanket needs about 400g and I’ve found as close a colour match of Stylecraft Special DK as I can to make life easier for you if you like my choices.
You will need one ball of each –
I made this blanket long before Elliot was born not ever planning to use it for his room but now it takes pride of place in there and he loves it.
400g of lovely double knit yarn from your stash (or that you’ve treated yourself to)
A 5mm/H crochet hook
One size: 85cm by 100cm but easy to adapt to any size you like.
11st and 7 rows = 10cm by 10cm
Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)
ch(s) – chain(s)
sk – skip
ss – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
dc – double crochet (sc – single crochet)
tr – treble crochet (dc – double crochet)
rep – repeat
ch-sp – chain space
RS – right side
- The ch3 at the beginning of a row count as a treble.
- The ch4 at the beginning of a row counts as a ch and a treble.
- I changed colour after every two rows in a random combination but you can do whatever you like with your blanket to make it your own.
Pattern: (Standard UK terms)
Foundation chain: ch100 (or any multiple of 4)
Row 1: tr in 3rd ch from hook, tr in next, *ch1, sk1, tr in 3, rep from *across 
Row 2: ch3, tr in 2, *ch1,sk1, tr in 3, rep from *across, change colour
Row 3: ch4, sk1, tr in next, extended tr in ch1-sp two rows below, tr in next, *ch1, sk1, tr in next^, extended tr in ch1-sp two rows below, tr in next, rep from *across, ending at ^the last time.
Row 4: ch4, sk1, tr in 3, *ch1, sk1, tr in 3, rep from *across to last two, ch1, sk1, tr in last, change colour
Row 5: ch3, extended tr in ch1-sp two rows below, tr in next, * ch1, sk1, tr in next, extended tr in ch1-sp two rows below, tr in next, rep from *across
Row 6: ch3, tr in 2, *ch1, sk1, tr in 3, rep from * across, change colour
Rows 3-6 create the pattern.
Rows 7-70: Repeat the pattern.
Rows 71-72: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 to finish.
Download the free PDF for this pattern on Ravelry here.
Download the free PDF for this pattern on LoveCrochet here.
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More stitch tutorials and patterns
Now that you’ve mastered the Granny Block Stitch you might like to try some others. I have a whole collection of free stitch tutorials and blanket patterns on my blog so just visit the links and see what you fancy making next.
These are some of my favourites that I thought you might like. They are all suitable for beginners and they all lend themselves really nicely to make blankets, scarves, garments, you name it!
It’s a really easy stitch but slightly different from a traditional cable stitch as you only work across the stitches to create the cable and not into the skipped stitch.
The stitch is a really simple 2 row repeat that creates a beautiful lace-like texture with the most gorgeous drape and feel. It uses simple stitches with a little twist (a crossover stitch) to give the lovely texture. So if you can crochet a treble stitch (UK) or double crochet (US) then you can definitely do this!
Learn to crochet the V stitch with this step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A perfect stitch for baby blankets, home decor, scarves and cardigans this is a classic crochet stitch which everyone can learn.
Learn to crochet the granny block crochet stitch with this easy step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A twist on the classic crochet granny square, the granny block stitch is worked in rows instead of rounds and so is much easier to master. The free crochet blanket pattern and stitch tutorial are in both US and UK crochet terms.
The Ripple Stitch is such a crochet classic that everyone needs to learn! It has a really easy repeat and such a soothing rhythm that you’ll be addicted before you know it. You can really play around with colours to make this modern or classic so easily.