Crochet Pattern: Round Heirloom Blanket

By Erin Burger – 7 Comments
There is nothing better than a handmade gift, especially one that has a classic look to it that could be passed down easily from generation to generation. This round blanket is smaller in size; perfect for a baby blanket, excellent for car trips because of it’s extra thickness or as a lap blanket for cozy winter nights spent crocheting under a cabled blanket!

In this round blanket BPDC and FPDC (Front and Back Post Stitches) are the key to successfully crocheting a classic and timeless piece. If you are not familiar with these stitches, check them out in the link above and then practice them with this beginner’s cabling pattern: Cabled Headband.

The pictured afghan is made in 100% peruvian wool, but the pattern can be made in any type of yarn. The gauge and finished size is for sport weight yarn, but if you decide to use a heavier weight yarn (which will make thicker cables) please check your gauge for an accurate and excellent finished project!

Skill Level: crochet skill level intermediate

Finished Size: 32″ (81 cm) in diameter

Light Weight Yarn (approximately 1000 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 3


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  1. Liza says:

    Wow! There’s so much detail in this blanket! I love the texture created by the f/bp stitches!

  2. Sarah says:

    I really love this blanket. I’ve been thinking of making a round red blanket like that to go over my white duvet on my double bed, but obviously I’d have to make it a lot larger. Would I be able to easily figure out how to expand your pattern, do you think? Or do you know of a larger round blanket pattern? It seems like most of what I can find when I search for it is the Round Ripple…and that’s not what I want at all.

  3. Erin says:

    It has a repeating design and increase in the pattern, so it should be fairly easy to make it larger. I’ve made larger blankets like this freehand (without a pattern) in the past and didn’t have a problem.

    Thanks for your compliment on this blanket, it’s my favorite pattern yet!


  4. Julia says:

    Love this pattern! I’m trying to make it now and after round 34 the edges just start curling up like crazy. Do you have any suggestions? My gauge was spot on. I’m thinking about maybe going up a size or two after that round, just not sure if you might have a better idea. Thanks so much!

  5. Julia says:

    So, I tried moving up to a size k hook from a size I to help combat the curling edges. It sort of worked until I got to the single crochets at the end. Also, my project only ended up being 22″ across instead of 32″ despite having the correct gauge at the beginning. I definitely didn’t skip any rows or anything. Any ideas/tips? I so badly want this to work out.

  6. Erin says:

    Hi Julia,

    When the single crochet’s come at the end you can do a moss stitch around instead of single crochet’s to combat curling. As for the size of the blanket, I’ve made lots of these blankets and they’ve always been the larger size.


  7. Kayla says:

    I’m crocheting a plan round blanket and it started curling. I got this this tip from another website. I toke an iron and put it on steam and it laid down perfectly the down side was it became thinner but it flowed like a blanket not all stiff

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