Having a lazy day? Enjoy your lounge day with this Lazy Days lapghan. I adore hooking up cozy blankets and this one is squishy and soft and oh so cozy. I can envision myself curled up a book and this blanket this winter, the snow falling softly outside my window. The yarn is an acrylic and alpaca blend and heavenly to work with. I’ve used it before when I created the Chunky Lavender Scarf. You can find this yarn at your local Michaels. A good substitute for the yarn would be Lion Brand, Wool Ease Thick and Quick. But if you can find this yarn, give it a try because it really is cozy.
This is a super easy pattern, using the crunch stitch. If you can slip stitch and half double crochet, you can create the crunch stitch. I love the crunch stitch’s texture and it lends itself well to chunky yarns. The thing that I’m finding as I’m designing is sometimes simple is best. Or maybe I’m just a simple crochet designer 😉 Time will tell!
Lazy Days Lapghan
You can now find the PDF on Ravelry!
5 skeins of Loops and Threads Lush Alpaca in White, 4 in Peacock.
Alternate yarn colours, beginning with White, till the end of the skein. Be sure not to stop in the middle of the row, but at the end of one. I found one skein would give me between 8-10 rows, and that the Peacock always gave me less. I don’t know why however. The difference between rows did not affect the overall look of the project.
The main thing about this stitch is you are always crocheting a half double crocheting into a slip stitch, and a slip stitch into a half double crochet. As long as you keep alternating, the pattern will work up.
Chain 60, beginning with White.
Row 1: In sec ch from hook, *hdc, sl st in next ch, rep from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: In first stitch, *hdc, sl st in next st, rep from * across. Ch 2, turn. Repeat row 2 for pattern till end of skein, change skeins and continue to repeat row 2 for pattern throughout project.
To finish, weave in ends. You can add in a boarder if you like, I chose not to for mine. A boarder of two rows of single crochets all around would look lovely. Either way, you now have the Lazy Days lapghan, and as promised, it’s super cozy, as though a cloud was hugging you.
What kinds of patterns would like you see on the blog? Suggestions are welcome in the comments section!
Hay algun video grabado sobre este punto?
Si es asi le agradeceria me pasara link.
I do not have a video, I’m sorry. This pattern calls for the crunch stitch, and I know there are videos demonstrating how to create this stitch. You could try searching for them.
What are the approximate dimensions for this project?
Hi, thanks for dropping by! The dimensions are 37 x 45 inches. Slightly larger than a baby blanket. You could make it wider by adding more chains in your foundation chain, and make it longer by adding more yarn. It won’t change the look of the project.
if you wanted to make a bigger blanket… or say a sweater, scarf, hat, using this stitch… what’s the multiple breakdown?
I’m so sorry for my late reply. The multiple is 2 plus 1. Thanks so much for dropping by the blog!
Thank you so much for this amazing pattern. I love the look but the simplicity, even better.
I’m doing it in Red Heart 4 ply making 3 strips and putting it together as an Irish Flag lapghan for a Christmas gift for my son. It’s turning out fantastic, so thick and certainly not dainty for a young man. Again thank you
Suzie, thanks so much for dropping by! I’m so glad to hear this pattern is turning out so well for you 🙂 You’ve really made my day.
Now is it hdc, sl st in same ch? Or is it hdc in one ch and sl st in another ch.
It is a half double crochet in one stitch, and then the slip stitch in the next. They do not go in the same stitch. And I apologize for the late reply, but I do hope this helps.
Thanks for this pattern. The stitch is perfect for my project. I lengthened the chain and I am using various Red Heart yarn combinations. I am going to make several lapghans from this pattern to give to nursing home patients during the Christmas holidays.
I’m so glad you like the pattern! Sounds like a perfect Christmas gift to me 🙂
Need pattern for baby blanket using blanket yarn. Like that pattern
It’s really easy! Have fun 😀