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
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!