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.
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.
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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!