Stacked Coins Blanket
As the building block of fancier stitches, there’s still nothing quite as pretty as an expanse of single crochet. So, how fun when we reimagine this simple stitch in a new yarn that we love and a color combination that uplifts us, all while creating something beautiful and easy!
Our Stacked Coins Blanket borrows a tried-and-true motif from the world of quilting and takes the opportunity to dip into Cotton Pure’s palette of over 40 stunning colors. We chose ten that flicker from foggy morning to glowing sunset, all against a natural background of Birch Bark. Get all these gorgeous colors together with our Stacked Coins Blanket Bundle!
A color adventure and a small technical challenge, our Stacked Coins Blanket embraces the ease of single crochet while adding the extra excitement of working with two strands of yarn at the same time. I had never tried this colorwork technique, but it’s incredibly easy, and for those who have never done it, we provide step-by-step instructions below.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy as each color adds up to this beautiful Stacked Coins Blanket! -Kristy
Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoStackedCoinsBlanket and #PurlSohoCottonPure. We can’t wait to see what you make!
Our Stacked Coins Blanket Bundle, which includes…
- 15 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% cotton, in 11 colors. Each skein is 279 yards/ 100 grams.
- Color A: 5 skeins; approximately 1188 yards required. We used Birch Bark.
- Color B: 1 skein; approximately 35 yards required. We used Teacake Pink.
- Color C: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Icy Pink.
- Color D: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Golden Peach.
- Color E: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Yellow Curry.
- Color F: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Warm Cider.
- Color G: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Sea Pink.
- Color H: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Purple Heath.
- Color I: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Pale Lilac.
- Color J: 1 skein; approximately 58 yards required. We used Bucket Gray.
- Color K: 1 skein; approximately 30 yards required. We used Cloud Gray.
You’ll also need…
- A size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
21 stitches = 4 inches in single crochet
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 31 ½ inches wide x 33 inches long
With Color A, chain 166.
Note: For the sake of color contrast and clarity, in these photos we use Purple Heath as Color B instead of Teacake Pink.
Begin Row 1 (right side): Place Color B behind the chain, with its tail to the right and its working yarn running left along the chain. Then, starting with the second chain from the hook, use Color A to make 1 single crochet into the next 104 chain stitches, placing the hook under Color B as you begin each stitch. Keep the tension of Color B relaxed as it gets encased in Color A’s stitches.
Continue Row 1: Insert the hook into the next chain stitch, and without first going under Color B, pull up a loop of Color A. Then, finish the single crochet by pulling a loop of Color B through the two loops of Color A. Now with Color B, work 39 single crochets, placing the hook under Color A as you begin each stitch.
Finish Row 1: Change colors as before (pull a loop of Color A through two loops of Color B) so that you are now using Color A and encasing Color B. Make 1 single crochet in each chain to end of row. Turn.
Row 2 (wrong side): Starting with the first stitch from hook, use Color A to make 1 single crochet into the next 19 stitches, placing the hook under Color B before each stitch. Change colors as before, so that you use Color B, encasing Color A, to work 39 single crochets. Then change colors, and use Color A, encasing Color B, to make 1 single crochet in each stitch to end of row. Cut Color B, leaving a 4-inch tail. Turn.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, noting that for Row 1, you are no longer working into the chain, but rather into the previous row of single crochets. Also, you start each row by working into the first chain from the hook. And finally, each time you work a Row 1, substitute Color B with the following colors in the following order:
*Color C, Color D, Color E, Color F, Color G, Color H, Color I, Color J, Color K, Color J, Color I, Color H, Color G, Color F, Color E, Color D, Color C, Color B, repeat from * 4 more times.
Weave in ends and block as desired. Note: We found it best to machine wash the blanket in cold water on a gentle cycle and to let it air dry.
25 comments on “Stacked Coins Blanket”
Que trabalho harmonioso, em suas cores.
Parabéns. Assim tenho vontade de fazer crochet.
Any chance this could be turned into a knitting pattern?
Do you have any tips for weaving in all those colorful ends, seeing as how they’re left at the edge of the large field of neutral? I’m worried about them being lumpy, obvious, or insecure…
I would love to see this in a knitted pattern as well.
This is beautiful! I am interested in making a larger version of this blanket (both wider and longer). How would you suggest I adjust the pattern? Thank you!
Hi! Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern! I’ve completed Row 1, and I’m having a hard time figuring out how to get the proper color to show on the right side when working Row 2. Would it be possible to see pictures (or a video would be even better) of how to work Row 2? I’m not having success with the instructions as written. Thank you so much!
Love this pattern but am having a heck of a time figuring out how to carry the ‘B’ color on row 2. Help!! I’m on vacation and wanting to work on this! 😉 is it possible to show pics of row 2, also?
Thank you, PURL!!
I LOVE this new blanket and would love to make it – but the price is a little steep for me at the moment – is there a similar colourway that I could access in slightly cheaper yarn?
Great blanket. I’m wondering what yardage is used for each color so I can accurately substitute a different yarn.
You’ll need approximately 1080 yards for the main yarn, 32 yards for color B, 27 yards for color K and 53 yards for colors C-J. Best of luck!
I have found using other cotton yarns that the blanket gets stiffer with repeated washing and drying. Do you have any suggestions for the temperature of water and heat of the dryer?
Thanks for writing us. I suggest washing in cold water and drying on the cool setting. This might help but ultimately hand washing will be the best if you want to preserve the drape of the fabric.
All the best,
Will you be making this blanket bundle available again?
Thanks for reaching out! Cotton Pure is back in stock, but unfortunately is not available in the original colors, so we will not be restocking this bundle. If you would like to create your own color palette from the new Cotton Pure colors, you will need 5 skeins of your main color and 1,000 yards of your contrast colors, split up into however many colors you would like.
I hope that helps, and happy crocheting!
I’m considering this as a baby blanket and maybe 5 colors. How would you adjust the yarn needed and number to change to start?