Bullion Beach Blanket

Bullion-studded motifs worked in color variations are joined to create this crochet blanket that’s just begging to go to the beach. Easy to wash yarn makes this a great crochet gift.


Designer: Donna Kay Lacey

Finished Size: 46″ × 56″.

Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd [188 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #099 almond (MC), 7 skeins; #123 seaspray (CC1), 3 skeins; #113 cherry (CC2), 2 skeins.

Hook Size: I/9 (5.5 mm) Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle; 8 st markers (m).

Gauge: 13 sts and 7 rows = 4″ in dc. Large motifs = 10″ diameter. Small motifs = 4″ square.


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Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.

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  1. The designer is gearing up to host a crochet-a-long on http://www.Ravelry.com.  It is easy to sign up (free).  It you haven’t heard of or used Ravelry prepare to be amazed.  Donna’s group is called “A New Twist – Creative Crochet Designs by Donna Kay Lacey Group.  You could just search groups “a new twist” and find it.  Donna has lots of tutorials to help with bullion stitches and finishing techniques, so no need to shy away if you think this pattern might be a stretch for you.  Jump right it!!  Julie