Mountain Lodge Crochet Blanket Pattern

Someone asked me what inspires your designs. The answer is simple: textures, colors and eye appeal. When I design crochet blankets many things can spark an idea, but I will admit that quilting has always amazed me. I love all the small pieces, straight seams, and the eye for perfection. Log Cabin quilts are one of my favorites and inspired my latest, Mountain Lodge blanket design.

Mountain Lodge Blanket crochet pattern

If you are not familiar with some of the history behind the Log Cabin Quilt designs and the meaning, I would love to share just a small tid bit with you. The design dates back as early 1830 in Egypt, but became popular in the 1860’s in during the Civil War. The following explains the importance of the center color square:

Early Log Cabin blocks were hand-pieced using strips of fabrics around a central square. In traditional Log Cabin blocks, one half is made of dark fabrics and the other half light. A red center symbolized the hearth of home and a yellow center represented a welcoming light in the window. 

http://www.aqsblog.com/log-cabin-quilts-a-short-history
Mountain Lodge Blanket crochet pattern

Mountain Lodge Designs Modern Twist

While I was designing the Mountain Lodge blanket, I had a few things I wanted to acheive. I’ll explain each of those below and hopefully you will get a good understanding about the design, the construction and the richness in the pattern.

The Stitches create a light fabric

I wanted the blanket to be a lighter weight design and a pattern that wouldn’t eat up a ton of yarn. My hope was to be able to grab this blanket and wrap up for a morning cup of coffee on the front porch in the spring and fall.

Mountain Lodge Blanket close up

To acheive this, I went back and used one of my favorite stitches, the Extended Single Crochet. I have a tutorial on the stitch combination I used that you can watch to help see how easy the pattern is. The tutorial is not specific to this pattern, but shows how to work the combination of stitches. You can view the video by clicking HERE.

Deciding on Colors

Choosing your colors for a design can change the entire look of the blanket. I knew I wanted to stick with the “warmth of the home” for the center of the blanket. I was hoping for a softer look so decided on a light pink. Instead of doing all the squares a different color I stuck with the tradition of a dark and light color side but kept the light side all cream. I went with calming greens to accent the pink and kept the naeutral grey for the outline.

Choosing the square layout

In my designs I typically don’t like to do things in a traditional way. Stacking the squares directly on top of one another is lovely but I was hoping for a more modern twist. Deciding the angle the squares in a diamond shape gives the blanket an whole new look.

But, this creates a challenge with making the blanket a rectangle. I had to put my thinking cap on and design some half and quarter squares (triangles) to fill in those edges and create a nice shape to the blanket. By making these odd shaped edge pieces in a solid color really makes the actual log cabin pieces pop in the design.

Mountain Lodge Blanket

A Simple Border

A simple border allows for the eyes to really focus on the design elements of the blanket. I didn’t want to loose the focus on the details in the log cabin squares so a very basic border was crocheted. This is easy to adjust the thickness as well by adding or deleting rows.

Easily adjust the size

The sample blanket was made using a light weight yarn called Mighty Stitch, I loved how this made the blanket so light weight. The final size was 35” wide X 42” high.

You can use a heavier weight yarn. However, that will effect your gauge. Gauge on a blanket does not have to match like it does while crochet garments and such. However, be aware that not meeting the gauge will alter the amount of yarn needed.

You can easily adjust the size of the blanket by adding more squares. I would love to see this design made in a full throw or bed spread size.

Mimmo Caddy

My Mimmo Caddy

While making the Mountain Lodge Blanket you make a lot of small pieces. This makes it an ideal project for on the go. But, you need something to tote all the pieces around with. This is why I am in love with my Mimmo Caddy. If you don’t have one your should check it out, I have a full review of why this tote is my favorite.

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Howling Wolf Blanket – Crochet Pattern

The Howling Wolf Blanket is a new individual pattern that coordinates with the rest of the blanket designs in the Interchangeable Wildlife Blanket ebook. All the blanket patterns feature a striking animal silhouette that is framed with a beautiful crochet texture in a frame (border) of the blanket. 

The Howling Wolf blanket was inspired by the lovely bold Native American decor that I love seeing in so many different settings. This blanket will appeal to so many different people though. It will touch everyone on a different level giving them that “warmth of home”, “weekend at the cabin” or “my native land” feel.

Howling  Wolf

The design in the blanket panels features a unique feathering look to the stitches. This is actually a very easy stitch to crochet and you will love the look and feel it creates.

Howling Wolf Side Panel

The corner pieces of the Howling Wolf blanket feature a whimsical look. Resembling a dream catcher or some have said wagon wheel, this cornerstone to your blanket will set off just the right detail to make it pop!  

Howling Wolf Corner Square

About the Pattern

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn for the rich burnt orange color. I love working with this line of yarn. It is soft, works up nicely, makes your stitches stand out and washes up well. For the white background color it is essential that you either use the same brand and weight of yarn, or use a yarn that has the same WIP (wraps per inch). I used Caron Simply Soft for the background resulting in 2 different yarns that worked well together.  

The main silhouette panel has multiple formats in the pattern for you to choose from. A chart, or graph, is used to crochet the bear silhouette. At the end of the pattern, there is an included enlarged graph, simply print off all 4 pages and tape them together.

howling wolf

If you are unfamiliar with crocheting from a graph then your in luck. A supplement has been added to the pattern to assist you along the way. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in a little more detail. Essentially, it states how many stitches to complete in each color. This supplement can also be used as a way to double check the accuracy of your work.

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Wandering Moose Blanket – Crochet Pattern

The Wandering Moose Blanket is a new individual pattern that coordinates with the rest of the blanket designs in the Interchangeable Wildlife Blanket ebook. These blanket patterns all feature a striking animal silhouette that is framed with a beautiful crochet cable texture in a frame (border) of the blanket. 

The Wandering Moose blanket was inspired by a moose that Wandered across our fire pit while visiting some friends cabin in the woods. Anyone who love the great outdoors and wants that “warmth of home” or a “weekend at the cabin” feel will fall in love with this design.

Wandering Moose

The design of the blanket panels features a unique cable that vaguely resembles hoof prints. However, you may need to use your imagination there, but they are still fun and catch your attention.

Wandering Moose Panels

The corner pieces of this blanket feature a bold rhombus, or diamond, shape that makes the corners pop!  

Moose Corner Square

About the Pattern

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn for the beautiful charcoal grey. I love working with this line of yarn. It is soft, works up nicely, makes your stitches stand out and washes up well. For the white background color it is essential that you either use the same brand and weight of yarn, or use a yarn that has the same WIP (wraps per inch). I used Caron Simply Soft for the background resulting in 2 different yarns that worked well together.  

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wandering moose blanket

If you are unfamiliar with crocheting from a graph then your in luck. A supplement has been added to the pattern to assist you along the way. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in a little more detail. Essentially, it states how many stitches to complete in each color. This supplement can also be used as a way to double check the accuracy of your work.

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Bear Hug Blanket – Crochet Pattern

The Bear Hug Blanket is a new individual pattern that coordinates with the Interchangeable Wildlife Blanket ebook. These blanket patterns all feature a striking animal silhouette and is framed with a beautiful crochet cable textures in a frame (border) of the blanket. 

The Bear Hug blanket was inspired by the cute cabin decor that is found on store shelves right now. Nearly anyone who love the great outdoors and wants that “warmth of home” or a “weekend at the cabin” feel will fall in love with this design.

bear hug crochet blanket pattern

The design of the blanket features a mirrored detail of twisting cables separated by lines of detail. The corner pieces of this blanket feature the same straight lines that pop and bring the sides together. This is a more modern corner piece than the other wildlife designs. 

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I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn for the beautiful rich brown. I love working with this yarn because it is soft, works up nicely, makes your stitches stand out and washes up well. For the white background color it is essential that you either use the same brand and weight of yarn, or use a yarn that has the same WIP (wraps per inch). I used Caron Simply Soft for the background resulting in 2 different yarns that worked well together.  

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If you are unfamiliar with crocheting from a graph then a supplement has been added to the pattern to assist you along the way. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in a little more detail. Essentially, it states how many stitches to complete in each color. This supplement can also be used as a way to double check the accuracy of your work.

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Don’t Moose With Me Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Don’t Moose with Me Crochet Blanket Pattern is a fun oversized throw blanket. The silhouette of the moose is defined with an outline that makes it pop, while the silhouette is emphasized with the striped background.

Don't Moose with Me Blanket Crochet Pattern

The blanket is made using a simple stitch repeat. The pattern is not a C2C blanket, it is worked from the bottom up in short rows.

The pattern has a couple different formats that you can follow. It includes a color chart in 2 sizes: one page for a quick print off and go option or a 4 page enlarged format for easier tracking and viewing. There is also a written format that includes how many stitches to crochet in each color.

The Don’t Moose with Me pattern includes full photo tutorials for all the techniques you need to complete the blanket.

The blanket is fun to create and can fit in nearly any decor style by simply changing the color scheme. The extra large tassels are completely optional, they add a playful and whimsical look to the throw blanket.

Don't Moose with Me Tassel View

Don’t Moose with Me Blanket Details

The blanket is an extra large throw blanket which is extra nice to snuggle up in. The completed size is 40” wide X 52” long.

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