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As the days got colder, there had been more of the foggy mornings when the streets are completely enveloped in thick white fog. I love those kinds of mornings when there is a feel of softness outside and all the sounds are muted.
It also brings the memories of my childhood. Growing up by the sea, fog was a regular occurrence and you would hear the distant sound of the fog horn warning the ships out in the sea that the port is near.
I was talking a quiet walk to the other morning in the thick fog, feeling its tiny droplets on my face and I thought of making an easy to crochet but cozy and timeless blanket to remind me of peaceful and relaxing morning fog.
I love crochet for its relaxing, layback nature – it’s so much like quiet, lazy foggy morning, isn’t it?
I got to work on my newest crochet blanket design which I decided to call Fog Horn. I wanted it to be super layback and relaxing to make and something that even a beginner can take on.
So, I decided to make it something that I haven’t done before.
I made this blanket all in a single crochet stitch! That is the stitch that every beginner crochet starts with and it looks great no matter what you make with it. I haven’t had single crochet blanket patterns in my collection, so I was really excited to make one.
Since the blanket was to be made in single crochet stitch, which is on the shorter side and honestly would take a while to make a blanket with, I decided that using a bulky yarn like Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, would be perfect! It allows you to work up the blanket quickly and it’s so cozy and warm since it’s a wool blend.
For the Fog Horn Single Crochet Blanket pattern, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in two contrasting colors to give it more visual interest. I picked my favorite color combo of Oatmeal and Fisherman. I love how the two colors complement each other. Of course you can pick any other colors since Wool-Ease line has such a variety.
Even though you can make the whole blanket in one single color, I think adding color change brings some variety and freshness into the rhythm of crocheting such a large project.
I have made many blankets with the bulky yarn and I always pick the 15mm hook instead of the recommended 9mm. I like how airy and fluffy a larger hook makes the crocheted fabric, plus it lets you crochet this single crochet afghan pattern faster.
You can find the list of my favorite 15mm crochet hooks here.
I wanted this blanket to be super cozy and relaxing to make. I also wanted it to be beginner-friendly, so I chose the all-time classic single crochet stitch (SC) all throughout.
At the same I wanted it to be fun and unexpected, so I added the rows of bobbles. They are totally fun and remind me of the drops of fig off the tree leaves (or squishy marshmallows – you pick!). I know that a bobble can be a bit intimidating, so I added only few of them to a blanket and provided detailed instruction to the pattern on how to make them.
And, to add even more visual interest to the blanket, I also made it in two contracting and complementing colors, introducing thin beige stripes to break up the solid cream of the blanket.
I wanted this blanket to be classic with a touch of fun, streamlined with some whimsy. With single crochet stitch, it’s thick and solid, giving you great cover and warmth, without all the holes that crochet often brings. It will look great layered on a top of your bed, or folded at the foot of your sofa.
Fog Horn Single Crochet Blanket is designed to be easy, layback and relaxing project. Make it while you are vegging in front of TV or sitting outside relaxing in the sun.
Want to make your own?
You can get a step by step pattern with color photos here:
- Etsy Fog Horn Single Crochet Blanket pattern
- Ravelry Fog Horn Single Crochet Blanket pattern
- LoveCrafts Fog Horn Single Crochet Blanket pattern
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