Interlocking Crochet Blanket

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You are going to love the interlocking crochet blanket pattern. It’s a great reversible crochet blanket that looks amazing on both sides.

This interlocking crochet project uses two different yarn colors to create a lovely and interesting patterning.

It most likely looks more complex than it actually is, as with the interlocking crochet technique you work with one color at the time just like you do with the mosaic crochet technique.

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How To Crochet The Interlocking Crochet Blanket


The interlocking crochet blanket uses a special crochet technique called the interlocking crochet technique, sometimes also known as the double filet crochet.

The stitches you need to know is the double crochet stitch and chain stitches. The double crochet stitches are worked in the front or in the back, to interlock the two yarn color pieces together.

What’s so great about this technique is that you get a reversible fabric, with two different patterns on each side.

You will work each row twice, starting with the first color and then you will work the second color before you turn your work.

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Yarn For The Interlocking Crochet Blanket


To crochet the interlocking crochet blanket you need 2 colors of yarn.

It is recommended to use colors with a strong contrast, to make the stitch pattern more noticeable and it will also be easier to crochet.

The suggested yarn for this blanket is a soft yarn called Merinoull from Sandnes Garn.

You can easily substitute for a different yarn as you have available.

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Learning the Interlocking Crochet Technique


This crochet blanket is a great crochet pattern to learn a new crochet technique, the interlocking crochet technique.

It’s great for crochet blankets, but you can also use it to make crochet washcloths, placemats and scarves.

This fun colorwork crochet technique is easier than it may seem. So give it a try!

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The Interlocking Crochet Blanket Crochet Pattern Summary


The interlocking crochet blanket is a stunning crochet blanket with 21 sizes and a reversible crochet fabric.

With this technique you get two different stitch patterns on each side, which makes it even more exciting to give as a crochet gift.

Pick two contrasting colors and enjoy trying the interlocking crochet technique!

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Materials Needed For The Interlocking Crochet Blanket


Crochet Hook

Size 5.5 mm / US: I – 9 / UK: 5

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

Yarn

Yarn used:

Sandnes Garn – Merinoull in color 6052 – Blue (CA) and 1002 – White (CB).

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How much yarn needed for the crochet blanket:

Color A:

  • Lovey/Doll: 1 skeins / 41 g / 86 m / 94 yards
  • Bassinet: 3 skeins / 113 g / 237 m / 260 yards
  • Security Blanket: 2 skeins / 79 g / 166 m / 181 yards
  • Small Cradle: 3 skeins / 146 g / 305 m / 333 yards
  • Preemie: 3 skeins / 131 g / 273 m / 299 yards
  • Large Cradle: 5 skeins / 210 g / 440 m / 481 yards
  • Car Seat: 4 skeins / 153 g / 321 m / 351 yards
  • Stroller Blanket: 8 skeins / 355 g / 747 m / 817 yards
  • Receiving Blanket: 11 skeins / 527 g / 1105 m / 1208 yards
  • Crib Blanket: 17 skeins / 807 g / 1694 m / 1853 yards
  • Baby Blanket: 15 skeins / 720 g / 1511 m / 1652 yards
  • Swaddle: 16 skeins / 753 g / 1583 m / 1731 yards
  • Lapghan/Toddler: 12 skeins / 590 g / 1234 m / 1350 yards
  • Young Child: 15 skeins / 744 g / 1562 m / 1708 yards
  • Small Throw/Teen: 19 skeins / 946 g / 1986 m / 2171 yards
  • Medium Throw: 23 skeins / 1141 g / 2396 m / 2620 yards
  • Large Throw: 28 skeins / 1396 g / 2930 m / 3204 yards
  • Twin Bed: 36 skeins / 1774 g / 3725 m / 4074 yards
  • Double Bed: 53 skeins / 2645 g / 5554 m / 6074 yards
  • Queen Bed: 57 skeins / 2810 g / 5899 m / 6451 yards
  • King Bed: 69 skeins / 3418 g / 7176 m / 7848 yards

Color B:

  • Lovey/Doll: 1 skeins / 37 g / 77 m / 85 yards
  • Bassinet: 3 skeins / 103 g / 215 m / 235 yards
  • Security Blanket: 2 skeins / 72 g / 151 m / 165 yards
  • Small Cradle: 3 skeins / 133 g / 278 m / 304 yards
  • Preemie: 3 skeins / 120 g / 251 m / 274 yards
  • Large Cradle: 4 skeins / 193 g / 404 m / 442 yards
  • Car Seat: 3 skeins / 141 g / 295 m / 322 yards
  • Stroller Blanket: 7 skeins / 330 g / 691 m / 756 yards
  • Receiving Blanket: 10 skeins / 489 g / 1027 m / 1123 yards
  • Crib Blanket: 15 skeins / 750 g / 1574 m / 1722 yards
  • Baby Blanket: 14 skeins / 669 g / 1405 m / 1536 yards
  • Swaddle: 14 skeins / 702 g / 1473 m / 1611 yards
  • Lapghan/Toddler: 11 skeins / 546 g / 1146 m / 1253 yards
  • Young Child: 14 skeins / 692 g / 1452 m / 1588 yards
  • Small Throw/Teen: 18 skeins / 880 g / 1848 m / 2021 yards
  • Medium Throw: 22 skeins / 1063 g / 2232 m / 2441 yards
  • Large Throw: 26 skeins / 1301 g / 2732 m / 2988 yards
  • Twin Bed: 34 skeins / 1655 g / 3474 m / 3799 yards
  • Double Bed: 50 skeins / 2472 g / 5190 m / 5676 yards
  • Queen Bed: 53 skeins / 2626 g / 5515 m / 6031 yards
  • King Bed: 64 skeins / 3196 g / 6711 m / 7339 yards

Yarn characteristics:

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Gauge


Measured over stitch pattern crocheted in rows:

18 stitches & 9 rows* per 10 cm / 4”.

*The 9 rows is counted so you count only one color, since you do work each row 2 times, once with each color.

Crochet Pattern Notes


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 21 blanket sizes, based on the blog post about common crochet blanket sizes. The different sizes are given in parentheses like this: Lovey (Bassinet) Security Blanket (Small Cradle) Preemie (Large Cradle) Car Seat (Stroller Blanket) Receiving Blanket (Crib Blanket) Baby Blanket (Swaddle) Lapghan/Toddler (Young Child) Small Throw/Teen (Medium Throw) Large Throw (Twin) Double (Queen) King.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

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Sizes and Measurements


SizeWidth Cm / InchesLength Cm / Inches
Lovey30 cm / 12 inches30 cm / 12 inches
Bassinet33 cm / 13 inches71 cm / 28 inches
Security Blanket36 cm / 14 inches43 cm / 17 inches
Small Cradle36 cm / 14 inches76 cm / 30 inches
Preemie50 cm / 20 inches50 cm / 20 inches
Large Cradle50 cm / 20 inches80 cm / 32 inches
Car Seat50 cm / 20 inches61 cm / 24 inches
Stroller Blanket76 cm / 30 inches89 cm / 35 inches
Receiving Blanket102 cm / 40 inches102 cm / 40 inches
Crib Blanket102 cm / 40 inches152 cm / 60 inches
Baby Blanket107 cm / 42 inches132 cm / 52 inches
Swaddle122 cm / 48 inches122 cm / 48 inches
Lapghan / Toddler92 cm / 36 inches122 cm / 48 inches
Young Child107 cm / 42 inches136 cm / 54 inches
Small Throw / Teen122 cm / 48 inches152 cm / 60 inches
Medium Throw136 cm / 54 inches168 cm /66 inches
Large Throw152 cm / 60 inches182 cm / 72 inches
Twin Bed152 cm / 60 inches228 cm / 90 inches
Double Bed214 cm / 84 inches244 cm / 90 inches
Queen Bed228 cm / 90 inches244 cm / 96 inches
King Bed244 cm / 96 inches274 cm / 108 inches

Each of the sizes of these crochet blankets are based on the sizes found on the crochet blanket sizes blog post. The stitches and rows given in the crochet pattern are the closest you can get to the common measurements, while also getting the correct multiples.

Abbreviations

  • CA = color A
  • CB = color B
  • ch = chain(s)
  • crab st = crab stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • dcib = double crochet in back
  • dcif = double crochet in front
  • RS = right side
  • sk = skip(ped)
  • st = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Techniques Used In The Crochet Pattern


Interlocking Crochet

This crochet pattern uses the interlocking crochet technique, also known as the double mesh technique.

This means you will work each row 2 times, first with color A, then with color B.

With this technique you create a two sided project, that can show different patterning on each side, like with this crochet blanket.

The crochet stitches are simple, double crochet, chain one and skip one stitch. However, you will either work the double crochet in front (dcif) or double crochet in the back (dcib).

That simply means that you will either go from the front of the work to crochet the double crochet, or reach behind to crochet the double crochet, interlocking the crocheted mesh together as you go.

You will only turn your work after working each row with both colors.

Interlocking Crochet Blanket Instructions


Foundation Row With CA: Ch 52 (60) 68 (68) 92 (92) 92 (140) 188 (188) 196 (220) 172 (196) 220 (244) 276 (276) 388 (412) 444 st, dc 1 in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, lay to side and crochet next foundation row (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Foundation Row With CB: Ch 50 (58) 66 (66) 90 (90) 90 (138) 186 (186) 194 (218) 170 (194) 218 (242) 274 (274) 386 (410) 442 st, dc 1 in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (= 47 (55) 63 (63) 87 (87) 87 (135) 183 (183) 191 (215) 167 (191) 215 (239) 271 (271) 383 (407) 439 st).

Place CA layer in front of CB layer, working yarn on same end.

Row 1 with CA (RS): Drop CB to front. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcib in next dc, ch 1, dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 1 with CB (RS): Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st, turn (= 47 (55) 63 (63) 87 (87) 87 (135) 183 (183) 191 (215) 167 (191) 215 (239) 271 (271) 383 (407) 439 st).

Row 2 with CA (WS): Drop CB to front. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1, dcib in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcib in last st (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 2 with CB (WS): Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st, turn (= 47 (55) 63 (63) 87 (87) 87 (135) 183 (183) 191 (215) 167 (191) 215 (239) 271 (271) 383 (407) 439 st).

Row 3 with CA: Drop CB to front. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1, dcib in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcib in last st (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 3 with CB: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st, turn (= 47 (55) 63 (63) 87 (87) 87 (135) 183 (183) 191 (215) 167 (191) 215 (239) 271 (271) 383 (407) 439 st).

Row 4 with CA: Drop CB to front. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcib in next dc, ch 1, dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 4 with CB: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st, turn (= 47 (55) 63 (63) 87 (87) 87 (135) 183 (183) 191 (215) 167 (191) 215 (239) 271 (271) 383 (407) 439 st).

Row 5 with CA: Drop CB to front. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcib in next dc, ch 1, [dcif in next dc, ch 1] 3 times*, repeat from *to* until end of row (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 5 with CB: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), dcif in next dc, *[ch 1, dcib in next dc] 2 times**, [ch 1, dbif in next dc] 2 times*, repeat from *to* until end of row, ending last repeat at **, turn (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 6 with CA: Drop CB to front. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), [dcib in next dc, ch 1] 2 times, *dcif in next dc, ch 1, [dcib in next dc, ch 1] 3 times*, repeat from *to* until you have 2 left, dcif in next dc, ch 1, dcib in last st (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Row 6 with CB: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st, turn (= 47 (55) 63 (63) 87 (87) 87 (135) 183 (183) 191 (215) 167 (191) 215 (239) 271 (271) 383 (407) 439 st).

Row 7 – Row 20 (56) 32 (64) 40 (68) 48 (76) 84 (132) 112 (104) 104 (116) 132 (144) 156 (200) 212 (212) 240: Repeat row 2-4 with CA and CB.

Row 21 (57) 33 (65) 41 (69) 49 (77) 85 (133) 113 (105) 105 (117) 133 (145) 157 (201) 213 (213) 241 – Row 22 (58) 34 (66) 42 (70) 50 (78) 86 (134) 114 (106) 106 (118) 134 (146) 158 (202) 214 (214) 242: Repeat row 5-6 with CA and CB.

Row 23 (59) 35 (67) 43 (71) 51 (79) 87 (135) 115 (107) 107 (119) 135 (147) 159 (203) 215 (215) 243 – Row 26 (62) 38 (70) 46 (74) 54 (82) 90 (138) 118 (110) 110 (122) 138 (150) 162 (206) 218 (218) 246: Repeat row 2-4 with CA and CB.

Fasten off & cut CB.

Row 27 (63) 39 (71) 47 (75) 55 (83) 91 (139) 119 (111) 111 (123) 139 (151) 163 (207) 219 (219) 247 with CA: Drop CB to back. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *dcif in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dcif in last st (= 49 (57) 65 (65) 89 (89) 89 (137) 185 (185) 193 (217) 169 (193) 217 (241) 273 (273) 385 (409) 441 st).

Finishing


Crochet 1 round of crab st around the edge of the blanket using CA, working the stitches into both CA & CB.

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

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