Blankets · Captain America · January 2017

Captain America Shield blanket

Sometime a go my 5 year old son was very much in love with The Avengers – a specially Captain America and Ironman.

Captain America

I wanted to make him a blanket with Captain America, but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Nothing looked like the idea I had in my head. The idea was a round blanket for the floor that looked like Captain Americas shield. I did find some pictures of it, but then again it wasn’t quiet right anyway. I started to look for a way to make the star. I had a plan, I didn’t wanted to have two colors at the same time, but after looking at a LOT of different patterns I realized that, that was the easieste way.

So I started my own pattern – I just did what felt right, and didn’t write anything down. 🙂

I ended up with this, which I’m pretty happy about. I really like the outcome.

My son however was over his Captain America period so he wasn’t too happy about the fact that I wanted to put it in his room. 🙂 It does how every have a place in his room now and he has afterward said he like it, so mom here is happy.

My thoughs

My concern about using two colors at the same time was mostly about the star in the middle, because I had to crocheted with a white over a dark blue. I was afraid that it would look wrong or even bad when done. But I must say that I don’t notice it very much when it is in use.

I have afterwards written down the pattern and now I’ll share it with all of you. Please let me know if you have any questions or if something in the pattern isn’t right.

The pattern

The blanket is made with 3 threads of 100% 4/8 cotton. I have used a hook 8 mm. The entire blanket is made in double crochet (dc) and with 10 increases in every round. Every round is started with 3 chain and dose not count as a stitch.

The finished blanket is about 90 cm ind diameter.

Tip: you will at a part of the pattern be working with both the blue and white. Its can be a little hard to control all the balls og yarn. I worked its with all 6 balls, but I have afterwards seen this video and hope that will help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tieArIwQ9Vk

The star

Start with white:

  1. round: Make a magic ring with 10 dc (10)
  2. round: ch 3, Make 2 dc in every stitch. (20)
  3. round: ch 3, Make 1 dc in next stitch, make 2 dc in the next (increase), continue all the way around (30)
  4. round: ch 3, Make increase in every 3.th stitch (40)
  5. round: ch 3, Make increase in every 4.th stitch (50)
  6. round: ch 3, Make increase in every 5.th stitch (60)

You now have to use both the blue and the white.

  1.  7. round: ch 3, 5 dc (white), 1 increase (blue), 5 dc + 1 increase (white), Repeat 5 times (70)
  2. 8. round: ch 3, 4 dc (white), 2 dc + 1 increase + 1 dc (blue), 5 dc + 1 increase (white), repeat 4 times          (80)
  3. 9. round: ch 3, 2 dc (withe), *3 dc + 1 increase + 5 dc (blue), 2 dc + 1 increase + 4 dc (white)*, repeat frem *to* 3 times, 3 dc + 1 increase + 5 dc (blue), 2 dc + 1 increase + 2 dc (white) (90)
  4. 10. round: ch 3 (white), *7 dc + 1 increase + 4 dc (blue), 4 dc + 1 increase + 1 dc (white)*, repeat *to* 3 times, 7 dc + 1 increase + 4 dc (blue), 4 dc + 1 increase (white)
  5. 11. round: ch 3, 2 dc + 1 increase + 9 dc + 1 increase + 2 dc (blue) *3 dc (white), 4 dc + 1 increase + 9 dc + 1 increase + 2 dc (Blue)*, repeat *to* 3 times, 3 dc (white), 2 dc (blue)
  6. The star is now done and you can cut the white yarn.
  7. 12. round: ch 3, 10 dc, 1 increase, repeat 10 times (120)
The red and white circles

Cut blue yarn and change to red.

Tip: It will be a good idea for the next 12 rounds to make the increases in different places around the round, otherwise you will get a decagon and not a circle.

13. to 16. round: Make 4 rounds with red by ch 3, continue with dc and make 10 increases for every round (red)
17. to 20. round: Make 4 rounds with white by ch 3, continue with dc and make 10 increases for every round (white)
21. to 24. round: Make 4 rounds with red by ch 3, continue with dc and make 10 increases for every round (red)

You can buy the pattern in PDF format at my Etsy page here the pattern are both in Englich and Danish.

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