This easy textured crochet blanket pattern features raised stitches, an abundance of tassels, and a beautiful yarn that is soft and incredible to work with.
Ever since I designed the Raised Stitches Shawl Pattern, I knew I wanted to someday make a blanket with the same raised stitches.
After experimenting with a couple of different yarns, I ended up using the same yarn I used for the shawl.
The other ones I tried before this one created a really stiff blanket that felt like covering myself with a piece of cardboard.
Obviously not something you want in a blanket.
The Kara Blanket | An Easy Textured Crochet Blanket Pattern
If you’re looking for a modern-looking crochet blanket featuring just a handful of different stitches, the Kara blanket is it.
As I mentioned above, I used the same yarn as I did for the Raised Stitches Shawl – Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn.
I love the look of a neutral color blanket, so I chose the color Dry Tortugas, but they have several other neutral yarn colors to choose from:
- Acadia – I used this one in this baby blanket
- Grand Canyon – I used this one for this shawl and for this linen stitch blanket pattern
- Great Smoky Mountains – I used this one for this scarf
- Mount Rainier
Just to name a few…
Yep, I’m a fan of this yarn line. Here’s a look at the rest of the colors they offer.
When it comes to regular crochet stitches and creating modern look crochet projects, there are a few stitches that are my go-to’s:
- Half Double Crochet – Finley Blanket pattern here
- Herringbone Half Double Crochet – The Getaway Scarf Pattern here
So which one did I end up using for this blanket?
The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch
Here’s a video tutorial of this gorgeous stitch:
I love how this stitch turned out combined with the next stitches, which are…
Front Post Double Crochet & Back Post Double Crochet
By alternating these stitches, you get the raised stitch look on one side. You can see how to do both of these stitches in our waffle stitch video below.
If you’ve made or looked at the Raised Shawl Pattern, then you know I combined half double crochet stitches with front post and back post half double crochet.
But for the Kara blanket pattern, I combined herringbone half double crochet with front post and back post double crochet.
Why? Because it just looked better.
Having the front and back post stitches a little higher than the herringbone stitch, helped everything lay flat and come together beautifully.
The Kara blanket is all about luxury. It’s made with a beautiful neutral color yarn that is super soft and enjoyable to work with. The raised stitches give it a modern touch and the extra amount of tassels give it a higher-end look.
This is the perfect blanket to snuggle up under during those cold winter months. It also looks gorgeous displayed on your couch, bed, or a blanket ladder.
- Finished size measures 43″ wide x 60″ long (without tassels)
- To change the width, here are a few size options:
- For 30″ width, chain 97
- For 39″ width, chain 125
- For 47″ width, chain 167
- For 60″ width, chain 209
- To change the length, simply add more rows
- ch 1 does not count as stitch
- 2sc means 2 single crochet in same stitch
6 mm crochet hook for blanket & border
Weight 4 • approx. 2,761 yards
GAUGE (4 x 4″)
14 sts x 6 rows
yo yarn over
sc single crochet
hhdc herringbone half double crochet
dc double crochet
fpdc front post double crochet
bpdc back post double crochet
herringbone half double crochet (hhdc)
Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), slip loop 3 through loop 2 (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
front post double crochet (fpdc)
Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook
back post double crochet (bpdc)
Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook
Row 1 ch 153, hhdc in 2nd ch from hook, hhdc next 11 sts, *dc next 2 sts, hhdc next 12 sts*; repeat from * to * across to end, ch 1, turn (152 sts)
Row 2 hhdc in 1st st, hhdc in next 11 sts, *fpdc in next 2 sts, hhdc in next 12 sts*; repeat from * to * across to end, ch 1, turn (152 sts)
Row 3 hhdc in 1st st, hhdc in next 11 sts, *bpdc in next 2 sts, hhdc in next 12 sts*; repeat from * to * across to end, ch 1, turn (152 sts)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for rest of pattern
Do not fasten off yarn
Side 1: ch 1, 2sc in same st, evenly sc along side in each st, 2sc in last st
Bottom of blanket: 2sc in 1st st, sc in each st across, 2sc in last st
Side 2: 2sc in 1st st, evenly sc along side in each st, 2sc in last st
Top of blanket: 2sc in 1st st, sc in each st across, 2sc in last st, sl st to 1st sc from side 1
Fasten off yarn, weave in ends
Tassels photo tutorial:
- Cut a piece of 4-inch long cardboard
- Wrap yarn around cardboard about 30 times See photo E
- Cut off yarn See photo F
- Cut an 8-inch piece of yarn, thread under yarn on cardboard and tie loosely at the top of the tassel See photos G and H
- Cut ends of yarn and remove from cardboard carefully See photo I
- Position the piece of 8-inch yard in the middle of the tassel and tie snuggly See photo J
- Fold yarn over 8-inch piece See photo K
- Cut another piece of yarn about 7 inches long and tie snuggly around the tassel about 1 inch from the top See photo L
- Trim tassel evenly See photo M
- With tapestry needle, tie onto corners of blanket and each raised stitch section See photos below
- With tapestry needle, thread tied ends through top of tassel See photo below
Enjoy your new blanket!
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Hi! I’m Julie. I design modern crochet patterns and tutorials to help you learn to crochet. I’ve been crocheting for over two decades and with the gentle nudging of my husband, decided to turn this passion into a career. Although we travel a lot in our campervan, you’ll never find me without a bag of yarn and projects.