To celebrate our move to Phoenix and in honor of Arizonas gorgeous sunsets, I crocheted a Sunset Blanket! Very easy to use colors that are already in your stash. This is a mix of yarn from Yarnspirations.com. Mostly Red Heart Super Saver but with a few Bernat Super Value shades thrown in for a gorgeous gradient of colors that looks like the sun is setting over the desert landscape. I framed the finished blanket with a solid black border using a very easy SC in the back loop technique that I will explain more about below.
– Red Heart Super Saver Pale Yellow
– Red Heart with Love Daffodil
– Red Heart Super Saver Coral
– Red Heart Super Saver Flamingo
– Bernat Super Value Magenta
– Bernat Super Value Light Damson
– Red Heart Super Saver Dark Orchid
– Red Heart Super Saver Black
Shop all shades HERE on Yarnspirations.com
I didn’t use more than one skein of each
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
Finished Size: 28 x 34 inches but you could make it bigger by making your starting chain longer.
Note: my blanket is pretty small.. more like a stroller baby blanket size so I suggest starting your blanket with a chain count of more than 100.
I chose to use the grit stitch because I like the texture and look but you could absolutely just use the basic single crochet stitch in repeating rows to make this blanket. The grit stitch is 2 SC, skip a stitch, 2 SC in next. Pretty easy!
Chain 87, SC in second chain from hook, skip a chain, 2 SC in chain, skip a chain, *2 SC in next, skip a chain, repeat from * until you get to the last chain, make one SC in the last chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in first stitch, skip a stitch, *2 SC in next stitch, skip a stitch, repeat from * until you get to the last stitch, make one SC in the last stitch, chain 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you get 16 rows. Then add in a new color and crochet 16 rows of each color until finished!
To begin the border you will want to crochet around our blanket evenly with SC in black yarn. Then get started on THIS simple Single Crochet in the Back Loop Border by friends over at Daisy Farm Crafts! They have a very easy and popular video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous border. There is no awkward corner turns and you will not need to attach any pieces at the end. Such a great technique!
Let me see your sunset blanket! You could even add on a black appliqués of a cactus or sun or any thing else that could be a silhouette in the foreground! Tag me on social media using @repeatcrafterme or #repeatcrafterme. And let Yarnspirations know if you use their yarn by using #redheartyarn or #yarnspirations in your posts!