What do you get when you combine a stunning stitch with a zillion rustic color? This beautiful Houndstooth crochet blanket. 🙂 I just love how this blanket turned out! It’s easy to make using color-changing tweed yarn and a couple of easy crochet stitches (read on). You can see the free pattern below, or you can choose to purchase the ad-free printable version from Etsy HERE or the collection from Lion Brand HERE.
Do you like working with color? Although I haven’t been big on color over the years (cream-cream is my all-time favourite), it does grow on me. Like, it really grows on me! Whether it’s blankets, sweaters (like a sweater with endless holes) or household goods, I love things in a lot of bright colors.
I didn’t count how many actual colors are in this blanket, but there are three different colors of tweed with several different colors in each one. So you’re getting a lot of color contrast in this style. Color lovers rejoice. 🙂
By using many colors, and by simply switching the colors in each row, you will get a really amazing stitch pattern. And not to worry, the yarn is carried all around so there are no weaves in the million tiny tips of yarn in each row. You can read more about that in the style notes and details below. By the way, if you like this houndstooth stitch, you will likely also love the granite crochet stitch and even the spider stitch.
Here’s a little more detail on how to crochet, but look at the full detailed free pattern at the bottom of the blog post.
How do I crochet a Houndstooth?
It’s so easy! The houndstooth pattern is now pretty cool in clothing and design, so it’s really cool that it’s so easy to create with crochet.
You’ll start the row with a single crochet and follow it with a double crochet stitch. You’ll continue this pattern, alternating single crochet followed by double crochet, across the row. It’s very easy to remember because you’ll always start the row with a single crochet stitch and end with a double stitch.
How do I make the blanket bigger or smaller?
All you have to do is start with a longer or shorter string with an odd multiple. Then you can crochet until you reach the length you want.
If you’ve never used mandala tweed before, which I haven’t used before this project, I think you’ll really love it. I’m a huge fan of the look and feel of regular mandala strands, so I had high hopes for this version as well. It did not disappoint! You can also read reviews from other people who have used it on the Lion Brand website. There seem to be a lot of other people who liked it too!
I really wanted to make this item colorful, so I went with 3 different colors. If I had to pick one, I really like the Wishing Well method the most. But to get that very dramatic look, go with the 2-3 you used or pick your own variety. very fun! I really enjoyed seeing the moss stitch blanket craze, and this one is definitely similar.
Well, are we ready for this pattern?
Remember, you can purchase the ad-free Etsy version here, or watch the free pattern below. Enjoy!
Combine endless tweed colors, fine yarn, and a beautiful stitch pattern to create this rustic and stunning throw. You’ll love to see the new colors appear as you crochet along the rows, working in a meditative and simple repeating stitch pattern. No need to weave in a bunch of ends as you can hold the yarn up to the sides while you’re making it. It is very easy to adjust the size to make this beauty your own. Add a fringe for more personality!
2 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes in Knock On Wood 150 g / skein 426 yds
2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Mandala Tweed Stripes in Wishing Well 150g/skein 426yards
1 skein of Lion Brand Yarn Mandala Tweed Stripes in Cats Eye 150 g / skein 426 yds Convenient Set Available Here
The pattern uses about 600g
Crochet Hook US Size H 5.0 mm
Textile needle to weave in the ends
Measures 41″ x 43″ (small throw / Lapgan) adjusts easily.
Approximately 12 stitches and 10 rows of houndstooth stitch pattern (used on all blanket) in 4″ x 4″
This blanket is made from bottom to top, working two sheets at a time, changing colors at the beginning of each row.
To avoid cutting the thread at the end of each row, you can carry the thread all over the pattern and pick up the new color at the beginning of each row. To hold unused yarn: Lay the unused color on top of the row you’re working in, and work stitches on the unused yarn and in the previous row. Feel free to practice on a small swatch before starting the blanket to make sure you understand the stitches and to learn how to crochet with yarn. It’s easy, you may just need to adjust your tension and give your fabric traction to make sure the yarn doesn’t pop out anywhere in the row while you’re holding it. You can also choose to cut the thread at the end of each row.
Follow the notes
To adjust the width of the blanket (or to make a small swatch), start with a chain that contains any odd number of stitches. To make the blanket longer, simply crochet until the blanket reaches the desired length.
For the pictured blanket sample, some sections of yarn containing white or pale gray within the surfaces were removed and kept in balls, just as a personal preference for blanket appearance. You can choose to do this as well, or remove any color you wish to remove from the blanket. The colors are all beautiful and this is purely optional. These small amounts of yarn can then be used as a fringe if desired.
If you leave out one skein of yarn, you may end up turning half of it into a separate ball so you’ll still have two balls of yarn to work with.
Abbreviations (US) and Skills:
Chapter – Series
u – stitch
sc – single crochet
DC – double crochet
* Do not use the same or very similar colors in rows next to each other. Colors should be different when switching rows.
* There is no specific order or bar pattern for color layers. Each blanket will look slightly different depending on the colors you use together throughout the pattern. You cannot make any mistakes! Just be sure to switch colors on each row. You can use two different color paths at once and then split the finished skin into two if necessary.
* When you finish a skein of a skein and start a new skein, start the new skein at the beginning of the row instead of the middle of the row for continuation of colors.
* Each row begins with a single crochet stitch and ends with a double crochet stitch.
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* Change color in each row
grade 1 Sc in the second ch of the hook, dc in the next ch, *sc, dc; Repeat from * across the row. (130 pieces)
Class 2 ch 1, rotation, sc in 1st st, dc in next st, *sc, dc; Repeat from * across the row. (130 pieces)
Repeat Row 2 until the blanket is 43 inches long or as long as you like.
With any remaining yarn, you can choose to add a border, fringe, or tassels. A simple border with single crochet stitches would be beautiful. Feel free to make it your own!
Hope you liked this houndstooth blanket pattern! If you’ve done so, you may also like the Wintertide Throw Blanket, Go-To Blanket Pattern.
Happy warm knitting, my friends!
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This post is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. All opinions are 100% of my own.