This blanket is made with Lion Brand Mandala yarn and came out amazing! View the free crochet pattern below.
Lion Brand Mandala Yarn
For this blanket, I used the Lion Brand Mandala Bonus Bundle Yarn in the color “Genie”. It is 100% acrylic, category 3 yarn. I typically like to use a category 4/worsted weight yarn for blankets, but this was a great choice for a light blanket.
The bonus bundle size has a bit over 1,000 yards which makes it perfect for a one skein/cake baby blanket. I used a bit over one cake since I made this a custom size for my love seat in my office. I have almost an entire skein leftover.
The color transitions are beautiful and the cakes come in many different colors, it’s hard to choose! The color changes also help to keep the project interesting so you won’t get bored.
Closed Scallop Stitch
The stitch I used is very easy and works up rather quickly. The stitch is made up of double crochets and single crochets, so it is very beginner friendly! View the video below for the tutorial.
Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
Lion Brand Mandala Bonus Bundle (1,181 yards) in Genie
Tapestry needle & Scissors
Make the blanket any size you’d like using the multiple 6 + 1 for the beginning chain.
The PDF includes 8 different sizes (security, baby, toddler, throw, lapghan, twin, queen, and king) with beginning chain #, row counts, as well as yarn amounts for each size.
Gauge: 4” x 4” ~ 13 stitches x 7 rows in the pattern below
Abbreviations: (US terms)
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, st = stitch
Row 1: Ch multiple of 6 + 1, 2dc in 4th ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 4dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn
Row 2: Ch 3, 2dc in first st, skip next 2 st, *sc between 2nd and 3rd dc of previous cluster of 4 dc, skip next 2 st, 4dc in next sc from previous row, skip next 2 st, repeat from * across, sc in between last st and beginning ch from previous row
Repeat Row 2