Have you ever crocheted something and had a very hard time giving it up? That happens to me every time I make a snuggle blanket. A few years ago I started making snuggle blankets (and consequently designing a free crochet blanket pattern!) for anyone who invited to me to their wedding, as a gift. I just think it’s such a lovely idea for a present – a handmade with love blanket for couch snuggling. This is the third one I’ve made and they’ve all been so loved. I can tell because they always pop up in the background on Facebook pictures.
My blue ripple blanket usually has a cheeky little dachshund called Suzy K sitting on it. And my orange granny stripe serves as the throne to the magnificent cat Zelda. This blanket will most likely end up with Millie (a little rescue dog) as its model. Love it.
They take a long time to make, usually a few months and by that time I’m super attached. I love giving them away but it’s easy to give away a shawl or a beanie that you didn’t spend the better half of the year hooking. With my blankets it’s like giving away a little piece of me. Where I’ve been, what was I doing. I have memories of the chunk of my life I spent working on each blanket and they get passed on too.
I originally started this blanket because I wanted to try out a colour combo with this stitch for a free crochet blanket pattern and I used my left over yarn from the last few blankets I made. It turns out the colours all work together perfectly (I love deep and slightly muted brights). Introducing the Scraptical Magic Free Crochet Blanket Pattern. One of my Crochettes @crochetandcaffeine came up with the name. Isn’t she clever? It’s like – poof! It makes your scrap stash disappear. Scraptical Magic.
This blanket is an absolute pleasure to make. It’s a serious no brainer which is what I love. Some people don’t love big projects but I’ve almost always got one on the go. It’s the project I turn to when I’m taking a break from my other crochet projects. Most of my mates and family are married now and I’m not currently invited to a wedding so there’s no snuggle blanket on the go but I’m making baby blankets like a fiend. I have six pregnant friends at the moment and I’m designing baby blankets for each of them which is super fun. I can usually knock out a baby blanket in a weekend or two so they’re great projects that give hours of lovely crochet therapy but they aren’t huge commitments like snuggle blankets where I’m still working on them 3 months later.
I used of mix of wool and acrylic blends for this blanket but always a fibre blend or 100% wool. Never 100% acrylic because I wanted wool to be present in each yarn so it all behaved well together.
Because it’s a scrap-gan I can’t be sure exactly of quantities because I used scraps but these are a few of the yarn brands I used for this blanket.
I also used random 8 ply, DK yarn or worsted weight yarns. It gives it an interesting texture and a lot of gorgeous drape.
If you’re keen to bust your own stash you can get the free pattern here. Just sign up and it will be delivered to your inbox.
If you make Scraptical Magic do let me know! The hashtag is #scrapticalmagic. I’d love to see what other people come up with because they’ll all be totally different.
Have you ever made a scrap-gan before? I’d love to see a photo!
I love different crochet projects. I am currently working at a duchess set using fine crochet cotton and this wool project will be a good one to take a rest with inbetween working on the duchess set. Thank you. Will send a photo of the set if you would like to see. Cheers – Carol W.
I am just entering this world of crochet and am intrigued by this lovely bright blanket.
I am having a hard time getting the same number of clusters on each row. I count the stitches and that does not work. I made my chain longer for a really large Scraptical Magic Blanket -500 chain plus 2. I counted the stitches and the first three rows came up just like the directions predicted. The next row 3 short several clusters. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I really like this pattern. The pictures I see look as if the clusters are lined up one above the row beneath it. Is this correct? Please can someone help me. I have been crocheting a long time, and have never had anything “stump” me the way this has. Thank you!
I tried the 17 stitches-it worked for the right number of clusters, but they do no look right. When do more than 17 the clusters decrease. I do the sc between the turning chain and the last dc of the last row. I do not understand the difference between in USA and UK stitches.
What a beautiful blanket. I absolutely love it! ❤️ I signed up to receive the pattern but have not received it yet. Is it sent automatically? Fingers crossed, can’t wait to get started.
I gave you my email address confirmed it and I didn’t receive the pattern .Is there something else I need to do.I notice above the same email from some one else 4 weeks ago and seems they didn’t receive it also.Thanks.hope to get it soon.
Hi Carly, I’d love to tackle this project too. I have signed up to receive the pattern, but nothing as yet. After reading some of the comments above, I guess there may be a problem. Can you please email it to me directly.
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