So, where do crochet pattern names come from? (hint: it’s not a stork)
Crochet projects come in all different shapes and styles. Crochet patterns also come in a variety of naming styles. My pattern names come from a variety of fun and unique places.
I live in New England. Our countryside landscape and northern elements provide plenty of inspiration for naming my designs and accessories: Winter View Cowl, North Ridge Ear Warmer, Sugar Maple Scarf and even Snow Spell Mittens.
When it comes to blankets most of my naming ideas come from the awe and wonder of holding my little ones in my arms. Everything about babies is so tiny and amazing and wonderful! Wonder needed to be in the name of a blanket.
But I didn’t stop there. Do you ever get stuck in a dictionary? I do! So, word etymology is extremely distracting to me in the best possible way. This lead me to researching the word wonder and discovering that wundran was an early form of the word. This was perfect for me and the name of my new blanket, Wundran, stuck.
Do you name your crochet work? I’d love to hear your naming creation process. Please share in the comments below!
The full free pattern is provided below including all sizes, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Wundran Blanket pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.
More pattern information below!
What do I get with this free pattern?
With this easy crochet pattern you’ll get everything you’ll need to create your own Wundran Blanket.
- Yarn & Materials
- Skill level
- Pattern notes
- Special stitches
When I designed this blanket, I wanted to showcase a bean stitch vertically. But I also wanted to make sure there was a distinct pattern horizontally, too, showcasing color changes. The first version of this blanket can be seen in gray and off white style. The four-color and off white style came next but it just begged to be done the whole way up the blanket. The Wundran Blanket can be so versatile in any color combination.
Size with multiples to create a crochet throw:
Approximately 37 x 29 in (94 x 73 cm)
Pattern is worked in multiples of 10 + 15 and over 3 rows.
Blanket with single-color stripes:
♥ Base color – approximately 1000 yards heavy #worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for blanket pictured.
♥ Accent color – approximately 120 yards matching weight yarn.
Blanket with multi-color stripes:
♥ Base color – approximately 800 yards heavy worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for blanket pictured.
♥ 4 stripe colors – approximately 75 yards of each color in matching weight yarn.
See yarn color list in Pattern Notes Section.
Crochet hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Other: Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Gauge: In single crochet,14 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
Skill Level: Easy
Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.
This blanket is worked flat.
Row Stitches Guide for Rows 8 – 11 is below.
Border Stitches Guide for Round 2 is below.
Drops Nepal yarn colors used for these blankets:
♥ Base color – Off White,
♥ Single color stripe – Gray Mix
♥ Multi-stripe – Goldenrod, Light Olive, Gray Green and Gray Purple.
The yarn used for this blanket contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read your yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Single Crochet in Back Bar (Bottom Loop) of Foundation Chain:
Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.
(Altered) Bean Stitch – aka Puff Stitch:
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, pull through, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal two stitches in pattern.
Crochet the Wundran Blanket
In base color, chain 95.
Turn foundation chain over and single crochet in bottom loop of second stitch of foundation chain (see Special Stitches Section for instructions), continue single crochet stitch in each bottom loop of foundation chain, turn. (94 stitches total and for each row hereafter.)
Rows 2 – 6:
Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch of row, turn.
*In color stripe of choice, chain 1, single crochet in each stitch of row, turn.
In base color chain 1, single crochet in first stitch of row, 2 altered bean stitches (see Special Stitches Section for instruction), **4 single crochet, 3 bean stitches, repeat from ** across row to last 9 stitches of row, 4 single crochet, 2 bean stitches, single crochet in last stitch of row, turn.
In base color chain 1, 2 single crochet, 1 altered bean stitch, ***6 single crochet, 2 bean stitches, repeat from *** across row to last 10 stitches of row, 6 single crochet, 1 bean stitch, 2 single crochet, turn.
Rows 10 – 126:
Repeat from * for indicated number of rows, turn. (End striping at Row 43 if creating partially striped blanket with 13 color stripes total.)
In color stripe of choice, chain 1, single crochet in each stitch of row, turn.
Rows 128 – 132:
In base color chain 1, single crochet in each stitch of row, turn.
Weave in ends.
Row Stitches Guide
Beginning in any corner space, *3 single crochet in corner stitch, single crochet in each space across first side, repeat from * around 3 remaining sides, slip stitch into first stitch of round.
*In first stitch of round, bean stitch in front loop of stitch, in same stitch (do not skip one stitch for bean stitch), double crochet in back loop, half double crochet in back loop of next stitch, repeat from * for remainder of border, slip stitch into first stitch of round.
Weave in ends.
Border Stitches Guide
What does the border look like?
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