Looking Back Blanket Pattern

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My Looking Back Blanket Pattern was designed during our initial lockdown back in March.

I made this to be crocheted in a single color, or in a yarn like the one I used that transitions between colors.

Looking Back Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern. Rhondda Mol.  Yarn: Hopscotch @redheartyarns @yarnspirations #afghanpattern #grannysquares #freepattern #crochet #crochetblanket #crochetafghan
Slippers are from Manitobah Mucklucks

Although our Covid journey is not over yet (we had back into lockdown on Boxing Day) and I’m sure the virus still has some nasty surprises in store for us, I am trying to hold fast to the hope that this year has brought about positive changes too.

I hope that when I look back on the year 2020 in years to come, I will remember how we pulled together to unite against a single enemy and how we succeeded.

I hope that we are able to take this year as a lesson and to grow in better ways from the living of it.

Rhondda

Looking Back Blanket Close-Up.  Free Crochet Pattern. Rhondda Mol. 
Yarn: Hopscotch @redheartyarns @yarnspirations
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Close up of last few rounds (Looking Back Blanket)

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Looking Back Blanket Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Yarnspirations Red Heart Hopscotch. 4 oz (113 g) and 210 yds (193 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and dry.
  • Colors: 7 skeins in Waterslide E860-7953
  • Hook: 6.50 mm (K).
  • Finished Project Yardage: Afghan: 748 g / 1390 yds 
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Size

Afghan width approximately 50 inches X 50 inches height

Gauge

Approximately 5 rows per 4 inches and 10 dc per 4 inches

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.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch1sp – chain 1 space

ch2sp – chain 2 space

ch4sp – chain 4 space

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

FPdc – front post double crochet

FPtr – front post treble crochet

hdc – half double crochet

R – row or round

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

tr – treble crochet

* 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; in row instructions – repeat the sequence the number of times indicated

( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch – (yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull up 1 loop) 4 times, yarn over, pull through all 9 loops on the hook.

Back bar of the stitch – the loop that falls immediately behind and below the back loop of the stitch

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Double magic ring

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain 

Joining a new ball of yarn video tutorial

Notes:

  • Sl st does not count as a stitch unless specified
  • Initial ch-3 counts as 1 dc
  • Initial ch-2 counts as 1 hdc unless otherwise specified
  • Initial ch-1 does not count as a stitch

Looking Back Blanket Pattern Instructions

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Looking Back Blanket Close-Up.  Free Crochet Pattern. Rhondda Mol.  Yarn: Hopscotch @redheartyarns @yarnspirations #afghanpattern #grannysquare

This blanket is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 6.50 mm (K) hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:

R1: DMR: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), *(3 dc, ch 2)**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total into ring. Work 2 more dc into the ring. Sl st to the initial ch-5 to join. [12 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. Ch 1, sk 3 dc, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch2sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp.  [24 dc, 4 ch2sp, 4 ch1sp]

R3: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [36 dc, 4 ch2sp, 8 ch1sp]

R4: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 2 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 2 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [48 dc, 4 ch2sp, 12 ch1sp]

R5: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 3 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 3 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [60 dc, 4 ch2sp, 16 ch1sp]

R6: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 4 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 4 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [72 dc, 4 ch2sp, 20 ch1sp]

R7: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 5 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 5 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [84 dc, 4 ch2sp, 24 ch1sp]

R8: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 6 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 6 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [96 dc, 4 ch2sp, 28 ch1sp]

R9: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 7 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 7 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [108 dc, 4 ch2sp, 32 ch1sp]

R10: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 8 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 8 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [120 dc, 4 ch2sp, 36 ch1sp]

R11: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 9 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 9 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [132 dc, 4 ch2sp, 40 ch1sp]

R12: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 10 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 10 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [144 dc, 4 ch2sp, 44 ch1sp]

R13: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 11 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 11 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [156 dc, 4 ch2sp, 48 ch1sp]

R14: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 12 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 12 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [168 dc, 4 ch2sp, 52 ch1sp]

R15: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *1 dc in each dc and in each ch1sp across (55 in total), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in each dc and in each ch1sp to end (55 in total). Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [244 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R16: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 61 dc across, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in each of the next 61 dc to end. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [268 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R17: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 67 dc across, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in each of the next 67 dc to end. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [292 dc, 4 ch2sp]

R18: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc) 18 times. Ch 1, sk 1 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc) 18 times. Ch 1, sk last dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [240 dc, 76 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]

R19: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 19 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 19 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [252 dc, 4 ch2sp, 80 ch1sp]

R20: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 20 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 20 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [264 dc, 4 ch2sp, 84 ch1sp]

R21: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 21 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 21 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [276 dc, 4 ch2sp, 88 ch1sp]

R22: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *(Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 22 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (Ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp) 22 times, ch 1, sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next 2 dc and sl st in the next corner ch2sp. [288 dc, 4 ch2sp, 92 ch1sp]

R23: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. (1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp) 23 times, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc. *3 dc in the corner ch2sp, (1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp) 23 times, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. Sl st in next dc. [300 dc, 92 ch1sp]

R24: *Ch 1, (puff st, ch 1) 3 times in the corner dc. 1 hdc in each dc and in each ch1sp (97 in total) across to corner dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times in total. Do not join. [388 hdc, 12 puff st, 16 ch1sp]

R25: *1 sc in the first ch1sp, sk the first puff st, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 2, sk the center puff st, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the last puff st, 1 sc in the next ch1sp. Sk first hdc, (1 hdc in the back bar of each of the next 95 hdc), sk last hdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times in total. Sl st to the initial sc to join. [380 hdc, 24 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R26: Ch 3, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, (1 tr, ch 4, 1 tr) in the corner ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 dc each next 95 hdc, 1 dc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, (1 tr, ch 4, 1 tr) in the corner ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 dc each next 95 hdc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. [404 dc, 8 tr, 4 ch4sp]

R27: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. *Ch 1, sk 1 tr, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch4sp, ch 1, sk 1 tr, 1 dc in each of the next 101 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. Ch 1, sk 1 tr, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch4sp, ch 1, sk 1 tr, 1 dc in each of the next 98 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. [420 dc, 8 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]

R28: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), *1 hdc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, FPtr around tr from R26, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st, ch 1) 3 times in the corner ch2sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 FPtr around tr from R26, ch 1, sk ch1sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 dc. 1 hdc in the back bar of each of the next 95 dc^, 1 hdc in next dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times in total and ending last rep at ^. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-2 to join. [420 hdc, 8 FPtr, 12 puff st, 24 ch1sp]

R29: Ch 1, 1 sc in top of ch-2, 1 sc in each of the next 2 hdc. *1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in FPtr, 1 sc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the first puff st, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 2, sk the center puff st, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the the last puff st, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the next hdc, 1 sc in the next hdc, 1 sc in the next FPtr, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 101 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in FPtr, 1 sc in each of the next 2 hdc, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the first puff st, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 2, sk the center puff st, 2 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the last puff st, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the next hdc, 1 sc in the next hdc, 1 sc in the next FPtr, 1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 98 hdc. Sl st to the initial sc to join. [456 sc, 4 ch2sp]

R30: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, sk the next sc in R29, 1 FPdc around the FPtr from R28, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 5 sc, 1 FPdc around the FPtr from R28, sk next sc in R29, 1 dc in each of the next 102 sc. 1 FPdc around the FPtr from R28, sk the next sc from R29, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in each of the next 5 sc, 1 FPdc around the FPtr from R28, sk the next sc in R29, 1 dc in each of the next 98 sc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. [456 dc, 8 FPdc, 4 ch2sp]

R31: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, *1 dc in the FPdc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next FPdc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc. [1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc] 25 times**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in the FPdc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next FPdc, 1 dc next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc. [1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc] 24 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. [356 dc, 4 ch2sp, 120 ch1sp]

R32: Sl st in each of the next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, [ch 1, sk the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch1sp] 2 times. *Ch 1, sk 1 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, [3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk the next 3 dc] 30 times**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. Ch 1, sk 1 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, [3 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc] 27 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. [368 dc, 4 ch2sp, 124 ch1sp]

R33: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp] 3 times. *1 sc in the next dc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp, 1 sc in the next dc, [ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc] 30 times, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 sc in the next dc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp, 1 sc in the next dc, [ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc] 27 times, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp. Sl st to the top of the initial sc to join. [376 sc, 4 ch2sp, 124 ch1sp]

R34: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, [1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp] 2 times. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, [1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp] 30 times**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the corner ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, [1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp] 27 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch-3 to join. [384 dc, 4 ch2sp, 124 ch1sp]

R35: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, [ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc] 3 times. *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp, [1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp] 31 times, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times in total. (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp, [1 sc each next 3 dc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp] 28 times. Sl st to the initial sc to join. [392 dc, 128 ch1sp]

R36: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk first sc, 4 dc in the next sc, [sk the next (sc, ch1sp, sc), (1 sl st, ch 3, 4 dc) in the next sc] 3 times. Sk the next 2 sc, *1 sl st into the corner ch1sp, sk the next 2 sc. [(4 dc, ch 3, 1 sl st) in the next sc, sk the next (sc, ch1sp, sc)] 31 times. (4 dc, ch 3, 1 sl st) in the next sc, sk the next 2 sc, (4 dc, ch 3, 1 sl st, ch 3, 4 dc) in the corner ch1sp, sk the next 2 sc**. [(1 sl st, ch 3, 4 dc) in the next sc, sk the next (sc, ch1sp, sc)] 31 times. (1 sl st, ch 3, 4 dc) in the next sc, sk the next 2 sc. Rep from * to ** 1 more time. [(1 sl st, ch 3, 4 dc) in the next sc, sk the next (sc, ch1sp, sc)] 28 times. Finish off with an invisible join. [132 shells , 2 corner sl st]

Finishing Instructions:

Weave in any remaining ends.

Looking Back Blanket. Free Crochet Pattern. Rhondda Mol.

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Letty, I did a search to see what options would work best and Red Heart with Love is a pretty close match for everything (except colors). Red Heart Roll With it is also a really good match and the color options might be closer. Another option that is very similar but not exact for gauge is Premier Yarns Basix Mosaic. You can check out a variety of close matches on yarnsub.com (that’s where I look when I need to sub a yarn for a project). In case you have some of one of the others they listed 🙂 Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Hi, the yarn RH Hopscotch is unavailble. What would be a good substitute for it…similar yarn? For the Looking Back blanket…

    Thank you!

  3. This looks like a great pattern for a blanket. I’m going to need to add this to my list, but I’d use a solid color probably.

  4. Hi Melissa, I’m sorry that you need to go through Chemo. I hope that your treatment works quickly and you recover swiftly. xo Rhondda

  5. Thank you so much for this pattern!! I am going through Chemo and this gives me something to do for the 6 hours that doesn’t take a pattern to look at!! It’s been a lot of fun so far!!!!

  6. This is a lovely blanket! I’m looking forward to making it for some folks who need encouragement. Thank you very much for the patterns and your blog. Your honesty during the times of lockdown has been inspirational. Thank you.