## Vintage Vibes Blanket

**A sweet blanket with a beginner worthy filet design. This blanket whips up quickly, can be easily sized according to individual preference, and will make a cherished gift for baby, child or adult.**

This is an original pattern by **Farrah Jane Tate**. You are welcome to sell products you’ve made using my patterns; however I ask that you refer to the exact name of my pattern somewhere in the text of your listing. You may not copy, re-publish, sell, distribute, translate without permission, or claim my photos or patterns as your own in any way.

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**Pattern Details**

**Skill Level: **Advanced beginner.

**Stitch Terminology: **US. **Refer to Abbreviations and Special Stitches **for stitches used.

**Yarn:** Any ply and fibre suitable. Please refer to **Cake Yarn Filet Variant** instructions if using **cake yarn** with unplanned colour changes **OR** if using **single colour yarn**.

**Hook Size (recommended):**

- 4-5 ply/Sport/ Cat 2. weight : 3.0-3.5mm/ C-E hook
- 8 ply/ DK/ Cat 3. weight: 3.5-4.5mm/ E-7 hook
- 10 ply/ Worsted/ Cat 4. weight: 4.5-5.5 mm/ 7-I hook
- 12 ply/ Bulky/ Cat 5. weight: 5.5-6.5 mm/ I-K hook

**Blanket Size:** Size to individual preference – refer to **Tips**.

Make a matching **Vintage Vibes Beanie **(adult or baby, depending on size of blanket being made).

Remember to spam me **#VintageVibesBlanket** @TheCrochetFix on social media with your finished projects.

**Pattern Synopsis**

**Square blanket**with**diamond flower filet motifs**and**colour work**.- Worked
**right side**always,**in the round**, with a simple**eight round repeat**. - Stitches are beginner worthy
**DC, Ch and Sl St**. **Increases**occur in the**four corners**of the blanket (with the exception of diamond flower motifs, however these are not counted as a true increase as this increase is not maintained in subsequent solid rounds).- Each
**round commences**in a**corner**(to ensure the seam is less noticeable).

**Colour Changes**

- Colour changes are intentionally
**not incorporated**into the**pattern instructions**. If you would like to follow the same colour pattern as one of the example blankets then follow the**Pattern Colour Options**below. Alternatively, compose your own colour pattern. - If commencing with a
**new colour**for a**new round**, ignore the instructions to ‘Sl St across to the first Ch 1 Sp corner’, and instead**directly join the yarn**in the**Ch 1 Sp corner**. Either use a Ch 3 to count for the first DC, or use a DCStndSt. - Other suggestions are: Option 1 with two to three contrasting colours alternated; and, Option 2 with rainbow colours separated by a round of white, cream or silver.

**Example 1**

**Examples 2, 3 and 4**

**Pattern Colour Options**

(**R** = Round; **C** = Colour ; **n**= total number (of Colours or Rounds))

*Option 1*

**Round 7:**Filet (follow rounds 7A & 8A and their repeats)**Colour Construction:**C1: R1-8; C2: R9-16; C3: R17-24; C4: R25-32; …etc. to C(n): R(n-7)-R(n)**Example 1:**__Yarn__: Marvel 4 Seasons 8 ply acrylic (5 colours, 1 ball of C1, C2 and C3, and 2 balls of C4 and C5), 420g/14.8oz in total.__Hook__: 4mm/G.__Pattern__: 40 rounds (5 repeats). Size: ~100 cm^{2}/~39.4“ (NB size).__Border__: SpnSt.**Example 2:**__Yarn__: Spotlight Value Ball Gradients (Worsted) acrylic (Blues, 2 packs, 3 shades used), ~230g/ ~8.1oz in total.__Hook__: 5mm/H.__Pattern__: 24 rounds (3 repeats). Size: ~72cm^{2}/ ~28.5” (pram size).__Border__: 2 rounds of HDC (C2, then C1).

*Option 2*

**Round 7:**Solid (follow rounds 7B & 8B and their repeats)**Colour Construction:**C1: R1-7; C2: R9-15; C3: R17-23; C4: R25-31; …etc. to C(n-1): R(n-7)-(n-1); C(n): R8, R16, R24, R32 …etc to R(n).**Example 3:**__Yarn__: Spotlight Value Ball Gradients (Worsted) acrylic (Greys, 2 packs, 4 shades used), ~250g/~8.8oz in total.__Hook__: 5mm/H hook.__Pattern__: 24 rounds (3 repeats). Size: ~76cm^{2}/~30” (pram size).__Border__: 3 rounds of HDC (C3, then C2, then C1) followed by SpnSt round (C1).

*Option 3*

**Round 7:**Solid (follow rounds 7B & 8B and their repeats)**Colour Construction:**C1: R1-6, R10-14, R18-22, R26-30, …etc. to R(n-7)-R(n-3); C2: R7, R9, R15, R17, R23, R25, R31, R33, …etc. to R(n-2), Rn; C3: R8, R16, R24, R32, …etc. to R(n-1)__Note__: work an additional round of solid DC C2 as the final round, to complete the colour pattern.**Example 4:**__Yarn__: Marvel 4 Seasons USA Style (Worsted) acrylic, (2 balls of C1 and 1 ball of each of C2 and C3), ~600g/21.2oz in total.__Hook__: 5.5mm/I.__Pattern__: 33 rounds (4 repeats plus additional solid DC round of C2). Size: ~100cm^{2}/~39.4” (NB size).__Border__: SpnSt.

**Tips**

- For best effect, use a
**yarn**that is composed of a fibre that yields**good stitch definition**(not overly soft or fluffy). - Use
**recommended hook size**as a**guide only**. My tension is reasonably loose, and I have a ‘Rider’ Golden Loop style. - To
**size**to individual preference, work 8 round repeats until the intended size is achieved. To determine the required number of repeats for a blanket of a preferred finished size, work the first repeat and measure the width of this repeat, then calculate the estimated required number of repeats as follows: Finished Preferred Size/Single Repeat Size. Round up or down (to a whole number). - When fastening off a colour, always leave a long tail for sewing in (unless your preference is to use a secure knotting method).
- Always join next colour yarn with the
**same joining**and initial stitch**method**(whether this be a standing stitch or Ch stitches). - Always
**join**next colour yarn at a**different corner**from the last. - When constructing
**corner stitches**in the Ch 1 Sp corner, after making the last corner DC**ensure the next previous round DC stitch is exposed**by pulling the corner stitches sideways, away from this stitch. Stitching in this first side DC stitch is critical to maintain the correct stitch count for each side. - When constructing the
**rounds 4 and 5**, ensure that the motif stitches are workedthe*into***stitches**, rather than*over*the stitches, from the previous round. - Depending on
**individual tensioning/ thickness of yarn**, when constructing the blanket**corners**,**Ch 2 may be substituted**for the pattern**Ch 1**, in order to maintain the square shape of the corners.

**Abbreviations**

**Ch =**Chain**Sp**= Space**Sl St =**Slip Stitch**DC =**Double Crochet**HDC =**Half Double Crochet (referred to in pattern only as example blanket border)**DCStndSt**= DC Standing Stitch**HDCStndSt**= HDC Standing Stitch**SpnSt**= Spin Stitch (referred to in pattern only as example blanket border). Refer to The Crochet Fix YouTube channel Spin Stitch video for instructions.)

**Special Stitch Instructions – StndSt[1]**

**DCStndSt**:

- Ch 1 and then SC in the first stitch from the previous round (the same stitch in which the previous round Sl St was made).
- Ch1 and then SC in the
*front loop only*of the SC made in Step 1.

**HDCStndSt (used for optional border option only)**:

- Follow DCStndSt Step 1.
- Ch1 and then SC in
*both loops*of the SC made in Step 1.

**Pattern Instructions**

The blanket has **two options** for working **Round 7** of each eight round repeat. This round can either be constructed in a **DC Ch 1 Sp ****filet** pattern – refer to **Round 7****A**. Or it can be constructed as **solid DC** – refer to** Round 7 B**. Work *only one* of the options for Rounds 7 and 8, not both. If working Round 7 A instructions, then next follow Round 8 A instructions. Similarly, if working Round 7 B instructions, then next follow Round 8 B instructions. This is applicable for all repeats.Refer to **Pattern Image Appendix** for visualisation of the more complex parts of the blanket construction and for motif charts.

**First Pattern Repeat**

**Round 1**

- With first colour yarn make a closed circle using either: Magic circle; or Ch 3-4 and then Sl St into first Ch.
- DCStndSt
**[2]**over circle. - Ch 1 and then 3 DC over circle.
- Repeat Step 3 twice.
- Ch 1 and then 2 DC over circle.
- Sl St into the DCStndSt to close circle.

(Stitch Count: 12 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp)

**Round 2**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp, then work the following five stitches over the corner: DCStndSt, DC, Ch 1
**[3]**and then 2 DC. (First corner increase constructed.) - DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following five stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 28 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 3 –First Round Diamond flower motif**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following five stitches over the corner: DCStndSt, DC, Ch 1 and then 2 DC. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following five stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 4 to 6 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 40 DC, 4 Ch 3 Sp motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 4 – second round diamond flower motif**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following five stitches over the corner: DCStndSt, DC, Ch 1 and then 2 DC. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3 and skip the next 2 DCs and the first Ch of the previous round Ch 3, then Sl St into the 2
^{nd}Ch (middle Ch) of the previous round Ch 3 (working into both loops of Ch stitch). - Ch 3 and skip the last Ch of the previous round Ch 3 and the next 2 DCs, then DC into each of the next 3 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following five stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3 and skip the next 2 DCs and the first Ch of the previous round Ch 3, then Sl St into the 2
^{nd}Ch (middle Ch) of the previous round Ch 3 (working into both loops of Ch stitch). - Ch 3 and skip the last Ch of the previous round Ch 3 and the next 2 DCs, then DC into each of the next 3 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 6 to 8 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 40 DC, 4 [Ch 3 Sp – Sl St – Ch 3 Sp] motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 5- third round diamond flower motif**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following five stitches over the corner: DCStndSt, DC, Ch 1 and then 2 DC. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 5 DCs, and then DC in each of the first 2 chains of the next Ch 3 Sp from the previous round.
- Ch 1, then skip all of the following previous round stitches: third chain of the first Ch 3 Sp, Sl St, and the first chain of the next Ch 3 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 2 chains of the next Ch 3 Sp, and then in each of the next 5 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 5 DCs, and then in each of the first 2 chains of the next Ch 3 Sp from the previous round.
- Ch 1, then skip all of the following previous round stitches: third chain of the Ch 3 Sp, Sl St, and the first chain of the next Ch 3 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 2 chains of the Ch 3 Sp, and then in each of the next 5 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 5 to 8 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 72 DC and 8 Ch 1 Sp (4 motifs and 4 corners))

**Round 6**

- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- DC over the next Ch 1 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- DC in/over all of the following stitches: 9 DCs, Ch 1 Sp, and 9 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 5 and 6 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 92 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Note: **Work **only one** of the following **Round 7 options**. The same applies for all subsequent repeats.

**Round 7 A – FILET DC/ Ch 1 Sp option – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner and then work the following four stitches over the corner: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in the next DC, then Ch 1.
- Skip the next DC.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 10 times.
- DC in the next DC (which is the last DC of the first side of the square).
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following five stitches: Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in the next DC, then Ch 1.
- Skip the next DC.
- Repeat Steps 7 and 8, 10 times.
- DC in the next DC.
- Repeat Steps 6 to 10 twice.
- Ch 1 and then Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 56 DC and 56 Ch 1 Sp (including 4 Ch 1 Sp corners))

**OR Round 7 B– Solid DC option**

- DC in the next 23 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp work the following five stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in the next 23 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4, twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 108 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Note: **Work** only one** of the following **Round 8 options**. If you have worked Round 7A, then work Round 8A. If you have worked Round 7B, then work Round 8B. The same applies for all subsequent repeats.

**Round 8A**

- DC in next DC.
- DC over next Ch 1 Sp.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 12 times.
- DC in next DC.
- DC in/ over each of the next 27 stitches (both DCs and Ch 1 Sp from previous round).
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 124 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**OR Round 8B**

- DC in each of the next 27 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp work the following five stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 27 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice.
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 124 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Second Pattern Repeat**

**R****ound 9**

- DC in each of the next 31 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 31 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 140 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 10**

- DC in each of the next 35 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 35 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 156 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 11 –First Round Diamond flower motif – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following three stitches: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 4 DCs.
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- Repeat Step 3 twice.
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 4 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following three stitches: DC, then Ch 1, and then DC. (Second corner constructed.)
- Repeat Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 148 DC, 16 Ch 3 Sp motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 12 – second round diamond flower motif**

- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3 and skip the next 2 DCs and the first Ch of the next previous round Ch 3, then Sl St into the 2
^{nd}Ch (middle Ch) of the previous round Ch 3 (working into both loops of Ch stitch). - Ch 3 and skip the last Ch of the previous round Ch 3 and the next 2 DCs.
- DC into each of the next 5 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 to 5 twice.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4.
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Follow Steps 2 to 8.
- Repeat Steps 9 and 10 twice (to complete remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 100 DC, 16 [Ch 3 Sp – Sl St – Ch 3 Sp] motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 13- third round diamond flower motif**

- DC in each of the next 5 DCs, and then DC in each of the first 2 chains of the next Ch 3 Sp from the previous round (working into both loops of Ch stitch).
- Ch 1, then skip all of the following previous round stitches: third chain of the Ch 3 Sp, Sl St, and the first chain of the next Ch 3 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 2 chains of the Ch 3 Sp (working into both loops of Ch stitch).
- Repeat Steps 2 to 4 three times.
- DC in each of the next 5 DCs.
- Follow Steps 2 to 6.
- Repeat Steps 7 and 8 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 180 DC and 20 Ch 1 Sp (16 motifs and 4 corners))

**Round 14**

- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- DC over the next Ch 1 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 three times.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp work the following stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- Follow steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 212 DC and 4 Ch1 Sp corners)

**Round 15 A – FILET DC/ Ch 1 Sp option – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following four stitches: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in the next DC, then Ch 1.
- Skip the next DC.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 25 times.
- DC in the next DC.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following five stitches: Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- Follow Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Ch 1 and then Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 116 DC and 116 Ch 1 Sp (including 4 Ch 1 Sp corners))

**OR Round 15 B– Solid DC option**

- DC in the next 53 DCs.
- DC in the next 53 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4, twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 228 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 16A**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following 5 stitches over the corner: DCStndSt, DC, Ch 1 and then 2 DC. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in next DC.
- DC over next Ch 1 Sp.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 27 times.
- DC in next DC.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp work the following stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- Follow Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 244 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**OR Round 16B**

- DC in each of the next 57 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp work the following five stitches: 2 DC, then Ch 1, and then 2 DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 57 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 244 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Third Pattern Repeat**

**Round 17**

- DC in each of the next 61 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 61 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 260 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 18**

- DC in each of the next 65 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 65 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 276 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 19 –First Round Diamond flower motif – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following three stitches: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 4 DCs.
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- Repeat Step 3 five times
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 4 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following three stitches: DC, then Ch 1, and then DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- Repeat Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 256 DC, 28 Ch 3 Sp motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 20 – second round diamond flower motif**

- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3 and skip the next 2 DCs and the first Ch of the previous round Ch 3, then Sl St into the 2
^{nd}Ch (middle Ch) of the previous round Ch 3 (working into both loops of Ch stitch). - Ch 3 and skip the last Ch of the previous round Ch 3 and the next 2 DCs.
- DC into each of the next 5 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 to 5 five times.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4.
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Follow Steps 2 to 8.
- Repeat Steps 9 and 10 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 160 DC, 28 [Ch 3 Sp – Sl St – Ch 3 Sp] motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 21- third round diamond flower motif**

- DC in each of the next 5 DCs, and then in each of the first 2 chains of the next Ch 3 Sp from the previous round.
- Ch 1, then skip all of the following previous round stitches: third chain of the Ch 3 Sp, Sl St, and the first chain of the next Ch 3 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 2 chains of the Ch 3 Sp.
- Repeat Steps 2 to 4 six times.
- DC in each of the next 5 DCs.
- Follow Steps 2 to 6.
- Repeat Steps 7 and 8 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 288 DC and 32 Ch 1 Sp (28 motifs and 4 corners))

**Round 22**

- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- DC over the next Ch 1 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 six times.
- Follow steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 332 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 23A – FILET DC/ Ch 1 Sp option – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following four stitches: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in the next DC, then Ch 1.
- Skip the next DC.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 40 times.
- DC in the next DC.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following five stitches: Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- Follow Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Ch 1 and then Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 176 DC and 176 Ch 1 Sp)

**OR Round 23B– Solid DC option**

- DC in the next 83 DCs.
- DC in the next 83 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4, twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 348 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 24A**

- DC in next DC.
- DC over next Ch 1 Sp.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 42 times.
- DC in next DC.
- Follow Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 364 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**OR Round 24B**

- DC in each of the next 87 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 87 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 364 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Fourth Pattern Repeat**

**Round 25**

- DC in each of the next 91 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 91 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 380 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 26**

- DC in each of the next 95 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 95 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 396 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 27 –First Round Diamond flower motif – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following three stitches: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in each of the next 4 DCs.
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- Repeat Step 3 eight times
- Ch 3, skip a DC, and then DC in each of the next 4 DCs.
- Over the next Ch 1 Sp corner work the following three stitches: DC, then Ch 1, and then DC. (Second corner increase constructed.)
- Repeat Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 364 DC, 40 Ch 3 Sp motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 28– second round diamond flower motif**

- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Ch 3 and skip the next 2 DCs and the first Ch of the previous round Ch 3, then Sl St into the 2
^{nd}Ch (middle Ch) of the previous round Ch (3 working into both loops of Ch stitch). - Ch 3 and skip the last Ch of the previous round Ch 3 and the next 2 DCs.
- DC into each of the next 5 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 to 5 eight times.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4.
- DC in each of the next 3 DCs.
- Follow Steps 2 to 8.
- Repeat Steps 9 and 10 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 220 DC, 40 [Ch 3 Sp – Sl St – Ch 3 Sp] motifs and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 29- third round diamond flower motif**

- DC in each of the next 5 DCs, and then in each of the first 2 chains of the next Ch 3 Sp from the previous round.
- DC in each of the next 2 chains of the Ch 3 Sp.
- Repeat Steps 2 to 4 nine times.
- DC in each of the next 5 DCs.
- Follow Steps 2 to 6.
- Repeat Steps 7 and 8 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 396 DC and 44 Ch 1 Sp (40 motifs and 4 corners))

**Round 30**

- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- DC over the next Ch 1 Sp.
- DC in each of the next 9 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 nine times.
- Follow steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 452 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 31A – FILET DC/ Ch 1 Sp option – note different corner construction**

- Sl St across to first Ch 1 Sp corner, then work the following four stitches: DCStndSt, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1. (First corner increase constructed.)
- DC in the next DC, then Ch 1.
- Skip the next DC.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 55 times.
- DC in the next DC.
- Follow Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Ch 1 and then Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 236 DC and 236 Ch 1 Sp)

**OR Round 31B– Solid DC option**

- DC in the next 113 DCs.
- DC in the next 113 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4, twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 468 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Round 32A**

- DC in next DC.
- DC over next Ch 1 Sp.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3, 57 times.
- DC in next DC.
- Follow Steps 2 to 5.
- Repeat Steps 6 and 7 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 484 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**OR Round 32B**

- DC in each of the next 117 DCs.
- DC in each of the next 117 DCs.
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice (to complete the remaining corners and sides).
- Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt made in Step 1.

(Stitch Count: 484 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp corners)

**Further Pattern Repeats**

If continuing with the **same colour**, always **Sl St** into the **Ch 1 Sp corner** to commence the next round. Otherwise **join **the **new colour ****in **a Ch 1 Sp **corner**.Follow the **logic** in the **Pattern Repeat Logic **below to **construct** the **additional repeats**. If more details are needed for construction for a particular round, then refer to Pattern Instructions.The **number of motifs** will **increase** by **three per side** for each repeat (so 13 in Round 5, 16 in Round 6, etc.)

**Pattern Repeat Logic**

(**T** = Round Type; **C** = Corner (x4) ; **S**= Side (x4))

**Round 1:**T= Solid; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= DC in each DC.**Round 2:**T= Solid; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= DC in each DC.**Round 3:**T= Diamond Motif Round 1; C= DC-Ch1-DC; S= 4 DCs immediately after and immediately before each corner, 9 DCs between motifs. Motif construction: Ch 3 over one skipped DC.**Round 4:**T= Diamond Motif Round 2; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= 3 DCs immediately after and immediately before each corner, 5 DCs between motifs. Motif construction: Ch 3 and skip the 2 DCs immediately before the next Ch 3 from previous round, Sl St in middle Ch stitch of Ch 3 from previous round, Ch 3 and skip the 2 DCs immediately after the Ch 3 from the previous round.**Round 5:**T= Diamond Motif Round 3; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= 7 DCs immediately after and immediately before each corner, 9 DCs between motifs. Motif construction: DC in each of first two chains of first Ch 3 from previous round, Ch 1 over skipped Ch 1 – Sl St – Ch 1 sequence, then DC in last two chains of second Ch 3 from previous round.**Round 6:**T= Solid; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= DC in each DC/ over each Ch 1 sp.**Round 7A:**T= Filet; C= Ch1-DC-Ch1-DC-Ch1; S= (DC, Ch 1 and skip DC) repeat, and then finishing with DC in last DC before next corner Ch 1 Sp.**OR Round 7B:**T= Solid; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= DC in each DC.**Round 8A:**T= Solid; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= (DC in DC, DC over Ch 1 Sp) repeat, and then finishing with DC in last DC before next corner Ch 1 Sp.**OR Round 8B:**T= Solid; C= 2DC-Ch1-2DC; S= DC in each DC.

**Border (Optional)**

The blanket can be bordered according to individual preference. Suggestions include:

- A round of SlSt in the back stitches only;
- A round of Crab Stitch or Spin Stitch;
- One round per colour of SC.
- One round per colour of HDC.
- Shell border
- V-stitch and shell border

**Cake Yarn (uncontrolled colour changes) Filet Variant **

A **more symmetrical design** may be preferred when using **yarns such as**:

- Graduated colour change cake(s);
- Sudden colour change cake(s);
- Single yarn solid colour; or,
- Variegated yarn.

It wasn’t my original intention for the blanket to be constructed with these yarns but as this seems to be a popular and excellent choice, I have provided some brief instructions below for my preferred design option for these yarns. Please contact me if you need further assistance with constructing this variant.The **standard blanket** has only **one DC/ Ch 1 Sp filet round** (Round 7A) per repeat. This **variant** instead has **two DC/ Ch 1 Sp filet rounds **per repeat (in Rounds 1 and 7). The Cake Yarn Filet Variant Round 1 should be substituted for the standard blanket solid Round 1. Round 2 will remain a solid round; however this will be constructed slightly differently (Cake Yarn Filet Variant Round 2), owing to the previous filet round.

__Cake Yarn Filet Variant Round 1__

__Cake Yarn Filet Variant Round 1__

__First Repeat__

- Make a magic circle (or closed 3-4 Ch circle).
- DCStndSt (or beginning 3 Ch) over magic circle, then ch 1.
- DC, then ch 1.
- Repeat Step 3, 6 times.
- Pull circle taut, and then Sl St into DCStndSt/ 3
^{rd}ch of beginning Ch 3.

(8 DC and 8 Ch 1 Sp)

__Second and Subsequent Repeats__

Construction is as per the principle of Round 7A construction (except that a different repeat stitches count and total stitch count will apply), i.e.:

- Construct the first corner in the first corner Ch 1 Sp (as per Round 7A). (DCStndSt or Ch 3, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1.)
- Construct the first side: DC in the next DC immediately following the corner Ch 1 Sp, *then Ch 1 and skip the next DC, then DC in next DC*, and then repeat *stitches* until reaching the next corner Ch 1 Sp.
- Construct the second corner in the next corner Ch 1 Sp (as per Round 7A). (Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1.)
- Construct the second side: DC in the next DC immediately following the corner Ch 1 Sp, *then Ch 1 and skip the next DC, then DC in next DC*, and then repeat *stitches* until reaching the next corner Ch 1 Sp.
- Construct the remaining corners and sides as per Steps 3 and 4 (repeat twice).
- Ch 1 and Sl St into first corner DCStndSt/ 3
^{rd}ch of beginning Ch 3.

__Cake Yarn Filet Variant Round 2__

__Cake Yarn Filet Variant Round 2__

__First Repeat__

- Sl St into first Ch 1 Sp, then construct the first corner from the following stitches, (all made into the first Ch 1 Sp): DCStndSt or Ch 3, DC, Ch 1, 2 DC.
- Construct the first side: DC in next DC (immediately after corner Ch 1 Sp), DC over next Ch 1 Sp, and DC in next DC.
- Construct the second corner from the following stitches, (all made into the next Ch 1 Sp): 2 DC, Ch 1, and 2 DC.
- Construct the second side: DC in next DC (immediately after corner Ch 1 Sp), DC over next Ch 1 Sp, and DC in next DC.
- Construct the remaining corners and sides as per Steps 3 and 4 (repeat twice).
- Sl St into DCStndSt/ 3
^{rd}ch of beginning Ch 3.

(28 DC and 4 Ch 1 Sp)

__Second and Subsequent Repeats__

Construction is as per the principle of Round 7B (except that a different repeat stitches count and total stitch count will apply), i.e.:

- Construct the first corner in the first corner Ch 1 Sp (as per Round 7B). (DCStndSt or Ch 3, DC, Ch 1, 2 DC)
- Construct the first side: DC in the next DC immediately following the corner Ch 1 Sp, *then DC over the next Ch 1 Sp, then DC in next DC*, and then repeat *stitches* until reaching the next corner Ch 1 Sp.
- Construct the second corner in the next corner Ch 1 Sp (as per Round 7B). (2DC, Ch 1, 2DC)
- Construct the second side: DC in the next DC immediately following the corner Ch 1 Sp, *then DC over the next Ch 1 Sp, then DC in next DC*, and then repeat *stitches* until reaching the next corner Ch 1 Sp.
- Construct the remaining corners and sides as per Steps 3 and 4.
- Sl St into first corner DCStndSt/ 3
^{rd}ch of beginning Ch 3.

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**Pattern Versioning**

Version |
Date |
Comments |

0.1 | 05/06/2019 | Initial draft. |

0.2 | 28/06/2019 | Corrections/ enhancements from testing |

0.3 | 08/07/2019 | Inclusion of Cake Yarns Filet Variant |

0.4 | 11/07/2019 | Correction to Cake Yarns Filet Variant Round 1 Repeat 1 stitch count |

**Acknowledgements**

Thanks to the following wonderful testers for your excellent efforts in carefully testing this pattern, providing helpful feedback, and for making such lovely example pieces:

- Julie from Three Oaks Crochet
- Ashley from Blankets By Charlee’s Mommy
- Lee Neudahl Smith
- Dawn Ridenour

**Appendix – Pattern Images**

**Completing Round 1**

If Ch 3 was used to commence the round, then Sl St into the top of the 3^{rd} chain (**Image****1).** If DCStndSt was used to commence the round, then Sl St into the top of the DCStndSt (**Image 2**).

**Image 1**

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**Image 2**

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**Constructing Round 2 Corner**

Use Ch 1 space from previous round to construct corner as per **Image 3**, after first making a Sl St into the corner space. Note: corner stitch counts vary for some of the rounds but the principle of construction is the same. Ch 3 can be substituted for the DCStndSt, if preferred.

**Image 3**

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**Motif Charts**

The stitches that the motifs are comprised of are shown in chart form below, with each round shown in a different colour. The following repeat rounds are shown: 2 (orange), 3 (purple), 4 (green), 5 (blue), and 6 (red).

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Multiple motifs are depicted below:

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**Commencing Round 4 (second round of motif construction)**

Refer to **Image 4** for construction. Some of the stitches have already been made (in the order of Steps 1) to 5) in the image). Note the skipped stitches (2 DCs either side of the Ch 3 sp, and the first and last chains of the Ch3 Sp). The last 3 DCs (before the second corner Ch 1 Sp) are yet to be made (Step 6).

**Image 4**

**Commencing Round 5 (third round of motif construction)**

Refer to **Image 5** for construction. Some of the stitches have already been made (in the order of Steps 1) to 4) in the image). Note the stitches that need to be skipped (Sl St and a chain stitch on either side of the Sl St). The last 7 DCs are yet to be made (Steps 5 and 6).

**Image 5**

**Footnotes**

**[1]** The Standing Stitch is worked at the start of a new round so that the seam is less obvious. As there are a number of ways to work a standing stitch, if you already have a method that works for you, please substitute your preferred method where this stitch is referenced in the pattern instructions. Ch 3 can be substituted for DCStndSt and Ch 2 can be substituted for HDCStndSt. Use the same method throughout construction.

**[2]** Ch 3 can be substituted for DCStndSt and Ch 2 can be substituted for HDCStndSt. Use the same method throughout construction. If commencing with Ch 3, then Sl St into the top of the 3^{rd} chain in Step 6 (and to complete each subsequent round).

**[3]** Substitute Ch 2 for Ch 1 if corners are not square or gap not big enough to work the DCs in subsequent rounds (with the thickness of yarn chosen).