A few days ago, a lady in the crochet group I attend posted a photo of a blanket her mother-in-law had made for her husband when he was a child (40 years ago!), asking if anyone knew the pattern. I didn’t, but I knew I could recreate it. And here it is!
I drafted the sample in DK but I’d recommend Aran weight and a 5mm hook. The squares are joined as you go by slipping into the 2rd treble of the side shells and into the chain space at the corners.
You need to know how to make htrs and puff stitches, but it’s a fairly simple design that’s suitable for adventurous beginners.
Aran weight yarn
htr half treble
dtr double treble
yo yarn over
sm puff ~ yo, hook in st, yo, pull up loop to heigh of tr, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 5 loops on hook, ch to close (does not count towards ch count)puff ~ yo, hook in st, yo, pull up loop to heigh of tr, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 7 loops on hook, ch to close (does not count towards ch count)
Ch 5, sl st to make a ring.
Rnd 1: ch3, tr 11 into ring. [12 sts]
Rnd 2: ch 3, sm puff st, *ch 2, puff st; repeat from * 11 times, ch 2, sl st to puff ch join. [12 puffs & 12 ch sps]
Rnd 3: ch 7, *tr in puff ch, ch 4; repeat from * 11 times, sl st to 3rd ch to join. [12 tr & 12 ch sps]
Rnd 4: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, tr 3, htr, (htr, tr, dtr, ch, dtr, tr, htr) in next loop, (htr, tr 3, htr) in next 2 loops; repeat from * 4 times, omitting last loop, sl st in tr of Rnd 3 to join and bind off.