FREE Crochet Pattern – Celtic Weave Blanket

I love the woven look of this design. It is so simple to do once you work through the first set of repeats. I used this stitch with a simple border to make one of my memory blankets for Project Sweet Peas, but you could make this blanket any size. Just be sure to start with a multiple of 4 chains + 1 chain to turn and that the beginning chain is the width you want the finished blanket to be less 2 inches to allow for the border.

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Celtic Weave Blanket IMG_4719.jpg

Charmed by Ewe has a really terrific video that demonstrates the technique and I would recommend viewing it before you start. Click here to view video.

 

Celtic Weave Blanket

Materials & Gauge:

You can use any size or type of yarn, choose a hook that is appropriate for your yarn. I used Red Heart Soft yarn and a US H/5.00mm hook for my memory blanket.

Abbreviations:

  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • BPtc – back post treble crochet – Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the stitch in previous row, yarn over and pull up loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] 3 times.
  • FPtc – front post treble crochet – Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the stitch in previous row, yarn over and pull up loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] 3 times.

I use what I call a Beginning dc to start each row. This is a modified dc and makes a sturdy, straight beginning stitch that doesn’t gap like a chain 3 would.

To make a Beginning dc:

Beginning dc tutorial.jpg

Body of Blanket:

Row 1: Start with a chain in a multiple of 4 and then add 3 chains, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain (you should have an even number of stitches), turn.

Row 2: Beginning dc, *skip 2, FPtc in next 2 stitches, crossing in front of two FPtc just made, work FPtc in two skipped stitches*. Repeat between * to end, dc in last stitch, turn.

Row 3: Working from the back of your work, Beginning dc, BPtc first 2 stitches, *skip 2, BPtc next 2 stitches, crossing behind the last two BPtc made,  BPtc in two skipped stitches*. Repeat between * to last 3 stitches. Work BPtc in next two stitches, dc in last stitch, turn.

Row 4: Beginning dc, *skip 2, FPtc in next 2, crossing in front of two FPtc just made, work FPtc in two skipped stitches*. Repeat between * to end, dc in last stitch, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until blanket measures desired length, ending with Row 4.

Border:

Round 1: *Chain 1, work 3 sc in corner, work sc evenly across side to next corner*; repeat between * to end, join with sl st to beg sc. Note: Be sure your stitch count between the center corner stitches is divisible by 6 + 1 extra stitch (example: 19, 31, 37, 43, etc)

Round 2: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, [*7dc in next stitch (this should be the center stitch of the corner), *sc in next stitch, skip 2, 5dc in next stitch, skip 2*; repeat between * to stitch before the corner, sc in stitch before the corner]; repeat between [ and ] to end, join with slip stitch to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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Lovely comments

  1. says

    Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern! It’s already on my to-do list but I’m planning to use sport weight yarn. Here in south Florida, we like our blankets light :)
    — yaya aka mary

  2. says

    If I have 8 skeins of Red Heart fleck @ 260 yards in each how big would my afghan be and how many chains would I need? Love this and so want to make. One of the prettiest I’ve seen.

    • says

      Hi Sharon, I’d say you should be able to get about a 47″ square blanket. As for the number of starting chains, it would depend upon your hook and tension. I would just crochet a chain that is approximately 47″, make sure the number of chains can be divided evenly by 4 and then add 1 more chain. Good luck and can’t wait to see finished pictures!

  3. Upasana says

    Hi! Its a lovely pattern!!!
    Can you please tell me how to use it in rounds as i wanted to make a bag wid the same pattern?
    Thanks

  4. Jackie says

    Hi there, Is this pattern in American crochet terms please. As English crochet differs. IE: in English SC is double dc is treble and so on

  5. Laraine says

    It really is lovely and I’m going to try it in DK. Thanks for all the information and the link to a video. I do so much better when I see a stitch done!!

    • Laraine says

      Since it’s a tight weave, and I don’t like to second guess the pattern creator ;) and I love this and want to make it as well, 1500 yds seems like it’s not enough for a 60″x60″ I’m really interested to find out the answer. I love this pattern!!

      • says

        You are correct, that is a typo and was the yardage from a smaller version I made. I would estimate it to be about 3000 yards. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  6. Diane Loraine Hatch says

    Thank you, I love textured crochet and as I’m also Celtic I’m definitely going to try this out

    • says

      Thank you and you CAN do it! Take a look at the video and take it slow for the first two or three rows and you will see how quickly it goes for you after that. Come back and share you finished projects too, we love to see them!

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