Darkness Blanket Pattern
Create your own stunning Darkness Blanket with this free crochet pattern. Using only double crochet and single crochet stitches, this blanket is created with a simple two-row repeat and it works up quickly. To complete this project, you will need Worsted Weight Yarn  and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook. My pattern comes with instructions to create this blanket in 6 different sizes.
I designed the Darkness Blanket Pattern as part of the 2023 Cozy at Home Crochet Along.
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Disclosure: The yarn used for this project was given to me by Knitpal.
The yarn I used for this pattern is Cotton to the Core and it is available from KnitPal. This Worsted Weight yarn is 65% cotton and 35% acrylic.
I love how this yarn seems to glow from within. The black outer fibers surround a central core of white yarn. There are 11 different heathered colors available in the Cotton to the Core line.
The distinctive fiberfill netting construction creates an airy fabric with a fuzzy halo and fabulous stitch definition.KnitPal
I enjoyed working with this yarn to create my Darkness Blanket. I think Cotton to the Core will work wonderfully for other projects too, like hats, shawls, scarves and amigurumi.
The finished blanket is cozy, soft and warm. I found it very easy to crochet with Cotton to the Core, it didn’t fluff or pill as I crocheted and there weren’t any knots or variations in the thickness of the yarn strand. It was consistent throughout the ball which let me maintain the size of my stitches easily.
The stitch definition is amazing with this yarn. I’m not sure if it is because the halo sort of outlines each stitch, or that it is because of the color I chose I love the way my stitches look.
I would definitely make another project using this yarn.
See the other colors available in the Cotton to the Core line here.
Check out all the KnitPal yarns available in their online shop here.
Darkness Blanket Pattern
- Yarn: Knitpal, Cotton to the Core. 3.5 oz (100 g) and 306 yds (280 m). 65% cotton and 35% Acrylic. Worsted-Weight Yarn . Machine wash in warm water. Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry.
- Colors: Charcoal Black (see yardage below).
- Hook: 5.50 mm (I).
- Finished Project Yardage: Blanket: 11.5 (16.5, 28.9, 31.3, 23.5, 41.2) oz / 325 (468, 818, 887, 665, 1169) g / 995 (1435, 2505, 2715, 2035, 3580) yds / 910 (1315, 2295, 2485, 1865, 3275) m. Balls: 4 (5, 9, 9, 7, 12). Note that if your gauge is different from the stated, you may need more yardage.
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
Blanket width for sizes: baby (receiving, toddler, child, lapghan, adult) is approximately 25 (32, 42, 42, 36, 48) inches and 32 (36, 48, 52, 45.5, 60) inches length, including the edging. Edging measures 1.75 inches on each side.
- Approximately 2.5 rows per 1 inch and 4 dc per 1 inch
- Edging: 4 rows per 1.75 inches and 4 sts per 1 inch
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
- BPdc – back post double crochet
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- ch2sp – chain 2 space
- dc – double crochet
- FPdc – front post double crochet
- g – grams
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- Rnd – round
- RS – right side
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip/skipped
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yds – yards
- * to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
- [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space AND alternative sizes instructions
- Stitch multiple is 4.
- Instructions are written for the smallest size, alternative sizes are in parentheses.
- I use an invisible join to finish the blanket but you can substitute a slip stitch to join if you prefer.
- Add the Darkness Blanket Pattern to your Ravelry library here.
Darkness Blanket Pattern
This blanket is crocheted widthwise, in rows.
Using your 5.50 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: (RS) Ch 92 (120, 164, 164, 140, 188). Sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. [91 (119, 163, 163, 139, 187) sc]
R2: Ch 1, *1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts**. Work from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts. Turn. [47 (61, 83, 83, 71, 95) sc, 22 (29, 40, 40, 34, 46) ch2sp]
R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, sk 1 st, 3 dc in the ch2sp, working around the last 3 sts made make 1 dc in the sk st. *Sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next ch2sp, working around the last 3 sts made make 1 dc in the last sk st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk next st, 1 dc in last st. Turn. [91 (119, 163, 163, 139, 187) dc]
R4-R67 (77, 105, 115, 99, 133): Rep R2 and R3.
Do not turn after last row, proceed to edging instructions below.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc evenly around the blanket, making 3 dc in each corner, completing your final corner in the stitch before the initial ch 3. Do not join. TIP: I worked 2 dc in each dc row end and 1 dc in each sc row end of the blanket.
Rnd 2: Alternate FPdc and BPdc around the blanket, making 3 alternating post stitches around the center of each corner stitch. (So where you worked 3 dc in the corner, make 3 alternating post stitches around the second dc in the set). Do not join.
Match your post stitches for each repeating round. This means you work a FPdc around each FPdc and a BPdc around each BPdc and alternate three posts stitches around the center of each corner stitch.
Rnd 3 and Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Proceed to finishing instructions.
- Finish off using an invisible join.
- Weave in any remaining ends.
- Add your Ravelry project page for the Darkness Blanket here.
Wrap yourself in warmth with the Darkness Blanket. This beautiful blanket is available in 6 different sizes, and is crafted from worsted weight yarn using a 5.5 mm (I) hook. A two-row repeat makes it easy to crochet and provides a stunning, textured look. It is sure to keep you comfortable as you cuddle up with a good book or settle in for a day of lounging.
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Do you have a passion for creating beautiful handmade items but don’t have the time to invest in an overly elaborate project? Then my simple and elegant Darkness Blanket crochet pattern is right up your alley! Using basic crochet stitches, just double crochet and single crochet, this blanket is an easy to master two-row repeat that works up surprisingly fast. With my free pattern, you’ll have all the information you need to create your own Darkness Blanket in sizes in 6 different sizes, including a baby blanket. And the best part? You can make it with just Worsted Weight Yarn  and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook. So, if you’re looking for a way to make something special with your crochet skills, my Darkness Blanket is the perfect project to try!
Hi Naz, If the yarn calls for the 5 mm (H) you can use that size hook with it. For your project since we don’t know how many stitches per inch you have (unless you do a small gauge swatch first) I would recommend trying this method:
>Chain to the width blanket you want to make, with your chosen yarn and hook.
>Add 3 extra inches of chain stitches.
>Follow Row 1 of my pattern below and stop when the blanket you have is the width you wanted minus (less) the edging. So if you wanted a 30 inch blanket make the blanket Row 1 until it measures 27 inches since this edging is approximately 1.75 inches on each side. Ignore those extra chain stitches for now.
>Follow R2 of the pattern.
>Let’s get rid of those extra chain stitches. Watch this quick video. https://youtu.be/63BJl7YqRi4
>Continue working the pattern as written. Make sure you complete a full set of rows before you stop (finish after a repeat of R3).
>Stop when your blanket is the length you want it to be less the edging length; so if you want it to be 35 inches in total stop around 32 inches.
>Follow the edging instructions.
>Weave in your ends.
Hope this helps!
I was wondering if anyone can help me to determine what size pattern to select based on the yarn I have. I have 10 skeins of a worsted weight yarn 3.5oz, 100g, 210yds. The recommended hook size for my yarn is 5mm, 8(H) but I plan to use the 5.5mm hook suggested here.
What is the best way to figure out which pattern size to select? I really appreciate the help!
Hi Krystina, I’ve added a stitch tutorial here: https://youtu.be/0O2To8XcGd4
Hi Krystina, Yes 🙂 I can – I will try to add the video later this week. I meant to do this today but things went sideways here and I’ve gotten behind. Best wishes, Rhondda
Hello! This is such a beautiful stitch… But I was wondering if you can post a video? I learn so much better by seeing and repeating and I get easily confused just by reading the directions. If not it’s totally understandable. But if you can THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!! Again this is a very beautiful stitch thank you for the pattern.