I don’t know about you, but my workplace is often cool. I don’t always want to wear my coat, especially in the summer! So, I decided that a little crochet lap blanket would be perfect for my office.
It is just big enough to cover my lap when I am working at my desk and take the chill off, and when I am not, it is stylish enough to lay across my seat or on the back of my chair and give a cozy look to my office space.
I didn’t want a huge blanket that would drag on the floor or get tangled in my chair wheels, so this was the perfect side to cover my lap and the top of my legs.
This pattern release is part of the 30 Days of Cozy pattern bundle from my friend Pam, at Made With a Twist. You can check out all 30+ patterns, even if you are reading this later after the 30 days have ended!
- Yarn: (brand, weight, color, yardage): 2 skeins – Lion Brand Thick & Quick, 5 bulky, 5oz/142g, St. Paul Sky, 81yd/74m
- Hook: N-13, 9.0 mm
Techniques and Abbreviations:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
Notes & Details
Gauge: 4” x 4” = 3 rope clusters x 4 rows
Finished measurements/sizing: 18”x 21”
Multiples of 3 stitches + 2, plus 1 ch in foundation row.
This pattern uses the Rope Stitch. You can learn how to crochet the Rope Stitch here.
Get to Work Lap Blanket Written Pattern:
Row 1: in 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch; repeat from * to end of row, 1 dc in last ch, turn. (40 sts, 27 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first two sts, *[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next ch 1 space from row below, skip next two dc; repeat from * to last dc, skip the last dc and work 1 dc in turning chain, turn.
Row 3 – 21: Repeat Row 2.
If you would like a border, work 1 sc in each st around the perimeter and work 2 ch in each corner. Sl st to join at the end.