This Sedona Desert blanket pattern reminds me of the exotic looks of the wilderness. The colors remind me of the red clay colors rocks, bubbling brooks, and wildflower colors peppered throughout. It is just an awe-inspiring vision, and this crochet blanket is just perfect for snuggling up under while star gazing on a chilly night.
Reversable Blanket Pattern
This pattern uses the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch, which looks the same on the front and back. The crochet stitch creates rows of larger alternating circles, which creates a unique design with lots of gorgeous texture.
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Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch
The main stitches used in this crochet blanket are the easy double crochet and single crochet. The hardest part is learning how to work a double crochet decrease and double crochet increase.
However, not to worry, there is a Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Tutorial to help you out.
Soft Cotton Yarn
This Sedona Desert crochet pattern uses Lion Brand Coboo Yarn. When crocheting with this yarn, I noticed that the strands of the yarn split apart quite easily. So, I had to pay attention to make sure that I had all the strands on the hook with each stitch. Other than that, this is a very soft cotton yarn. The blanket has a wonderful soft, and luxurious feel to it.
Carry the Yarn up the Side
In this crochet blanket pattern, I carried the yarn up the side rather than cut off the yarn ends each time I was joining a new color. However, I did not carry the yarn through the back of my work as I crochet each row.
As you change the yarn color, at the beginning of every other row, just bring the new yarn color through the last loop. Then let the color for the row you just finished drop and hang. continue repeating this process every other row.
When bringing the colors up the side, just make sure that the yarn is not too snug or too loose as you carry it up the side. This way when adding the border the yarn that is being carried up the side it covers up the yarn nicely for a polished look.
Directions: Sedona Desert Blanket Pattern
Advanced Beginner or Intermediate. You should be able to work a double crochet, single crochet, and work decreasing and increasing stitches.
16 stitches to 4 inches
38 inches wide X 38 inches long
Change the width using multiples of 10 + 7. The length can be increased or decreased by adding or removing rows of crochet.
Beige. Lion Brand Coboo Yarn. 2 skeins or 400 yards
Lichen. Lion Brand Coboo Yarn. 2 skeins or 400 yards
Mauve. Lion Brand Coboo Yarn. 2 skeins or 460 yards
White. Lion Brand Coboo Yarn. 2 skeins or 400 yards
If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.
Crochet Hook Size H
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
DCTog = Double Crochet Together
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SP = Space
SPs = Spaces
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] = Repeat Between
The Catherin’s Wheel Stitch consists of a four-row repeat. Double crochet half circles are worked using decreases and increases. Decreases in crochet are crocheting more than one stitch together. Increases in crochet are working more than one stitch inside another stitch.
This crochet stitch is worked using multiples of 10 + 7. This means that the beginning chain is a multiple of 10, plus 7. My sample blanket was 147 stitches. Here is the math 10 X 14 = 140 + 7 = 147.
Turn at the end of each row.
Change colors as desired. However, to showcase the wheel shape, patterns are often changing color every other row or at least after the top of the wheel row is complete.
I carried my yarn up the side since I was adding a crochet border. This covers up the yarn that is carried up the side nicely and it saves a lot of time.
Color Chart and Repeating Row. There is a row repeat and color chart below the crochet pattern.
There is a row and color chart after the written crochet pattern.
Using the beige yarn.
Chain 147 stitches.
1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. 1 SC in the next CH. [SK 3 CH, 7 DC in next CH, SK 3 CH, 1 SC in each of the next 3 CH]. Repeat between [ ] to the last 4 CH SPs. SK 3 CH, 4 DC in the last CH. Turn
Switch to the Mauve yarn.
CH 1, 1 SC in each of the first 2 DC. [CH 3, work 7 DCTog across the next 7 STs, CH 3, 1 SC in each of the next 3 STs] Repeat between [ ] to the last 4 STs. CH 3, 4 DCTog across the last 4 STs. Turn
CH 3, 3 DC in the first ST. [SK 3 CH, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC, SK 3 CH, 7 DC in the loop that closed the previous row 7DCTog]. Repeat between [ ] to the last 5 STs. End with SK 3 CH, 1 SC in each of the last 2 SC. Turn
Switch to the White yarn.
CH 3, 3DCtog across the next 3 STs. [CH 3, 1 SC in each of the next 3 STs, CH 3, 7DCTog across the next 7 STs]. Repeat between [ ] to the last 2 STs. CH 3, 1 SC in the last ST. 1 SC in the top of the turning CH. Turn
CH 1, 1 SC in the first ST and the next ST. [SK 3 CH, 7 DC in the closed loop of the 7DCTog. SK 3 CH, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC] repeat between [ ] to the last 4 STs. SK 3 CH, work 4 DC into the top CH 3 of the initial CH. Turn
Rows 6 to row 77
Repeat rows 2 – 5
Change the yarn color every other row
Weave in the yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.
Using the mauve yarn, join the yarn in any corner. SC in each ST around with 3 SC in each corner. This helps each corner lay flat. Join with a SL ST into the first ST.
Straight Edge Option. If you prefer to have the scalloped edge straighter, work a SC onto of each DC ST, and a DC in each SC ST.
CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in each corner ST.
Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.
Right Hand Crochet
Left Hand Crochet