Do you remember my Vintage style blanket? I noticed that it’s very popular on Pinterest, and the blog post about it with a free pattern is one of the most visited posts on my site. I don’t know how many of you tried the pattern, but I received several emails from inexperienced crocheters who asked me to make a step-by-step tutorial. Since I really love that pattern and think that every beginner could make it with a detailed pattern, I decided to make a step-by-step picture tutorial. I made some minor changes to the pattern during the process, added one round, so it is not exactly the same pattern as my Vintage style crochet blanket.
I named it Fenya blanket. Fenya was my first dog. My first big victory. My sister and I have always loved animals, and since we were little we wanted to have a dog. Our working parents didn’t want any additional obligations, like walking a dog when their daughters get bored with an active puppy full of energy. They always categorically rejected us when we asked to get a dog. But we were persistent. We went to dog shows, read dog magazines, and we asked and begged. Again and again. My older cousin told me once that when you want something so badly you have to think, pray and to draw it. So I thought about my future dog, and I drew it. And one day our parents relented: “Yes, you can have a dog” Just like that! I was 16 at the time, and I couldn’t believe that after so many years of asking and begging our prayers were answered! So, we bought an Airedale terrier. Our first dog. Her name was Fenya.
She was my first big victory. Something I had to fight for. For years. And let me tel you, our parents didn’t have to walk or feed her, or to do anything for her. Never. We didn’t get bored with her.
Fenya blanket measures approximately 105 cm x 105 cm (41” x 41”) and it consists of 16 squares. You can make the blanket bigger simply by adding more squares. The squares are quite big, 22 x 22 cm (8,7” x 8,7”). The whole blanket weighs 940g.
I made it with 100% cotton yarn “Cotton Classic” by St. George – 120m/50g but you can use whatever yarn you like. I chose this yarn primarily because of that pale powder pink color which I seriously adore.
I used Alize “Cotton gold” yarn for my previous blanket. It is a mix of cotton and acrylic, very soft and fluffy. And it looks great in this blanket.
I made a pdf pattern and step-by-step tutorial with more than 90 photographs. The pattern includes detailed explanation on how to make the squares, join the squares and make a border. I also made a crochet chart for the square.
The printable pdf pattern is now available for only $3.97 in Dada’s place shop (payment options: PayPal and credit cards). You can also buy it in my Ravelry shop and my Etsy shop (payment option: PayPal).
I would really, really like to see your finished blankets, to see your own versions, so if you post it anywhere on the Internet please tag me and use hash tag #fenyablanket
Update: Fenya blanket pattern is now available in German.
Click here to get Fenya blanket pattern for only $3.97!
Heidi B says
What a beautiful blanket! If I were to use Alize Cotton Gold yarn, how many skeins would it take for the size you show here? Thankyou so much!
Thank you so much Heidi for your kind words! This version has one row more than my first version, so I guess you will need probably 8 skeins of 100g.
It is absolutely gorgeous. I’m a Beginner & Think I will give it a try.
Wish me luck ?
Thanks! Glad you like it! Good luck!!!
I love the green one but looked on the Alize site and couldn’t find 464 so is it a different wool. I’ve bought the pattern and can’t wait to get started. Thank you
So glad you like the pattern! Sorry to hear that you couldn’t find that yarn.
Been wanting to make a solid color blanket for a while now. I finally found something that inspires me. Thank you.
Great! Glad to hear that! Happy crocheting!
Is this available as a knit pattern?
No, just crochet.
This pattern is stunning! Just purchased the pattern and going to go shopping for yarn tomorrow. Can hardly wait to get started!
Great! I’m happy to hear that! Happy crocheting!
Teresa Antene-Dye says
I made this blanket back in the late 1970’s. It still looks great. Such an heirloom. Going to look for that pattern book now! Hope I still have it.
You couldn’t make this blanket back in the 1970’s, because I published the pattern in 2015. It was probably similar popcorn stitch blanket.
Teresa Antene-Dye says
Your border is different. It’s a beautiful pattern!
Teresa Antene-Dye says
You are correct! I have looked closer and your pattern is different. I think I like your pattern much better! Thank you!
Hi i really liked the blanket but where can i find the pattern because i really want to do it .
You can find the free pattern here: https://www.dadasplace.com/2015/12/vintage-style-crochet-blanket-pattern.html
And if you’d like to have a printable pdf pattern, very detailed, with lots of step-by-step pictures and crochet chart for the square you can buy it for only $3.97 here:https://www.dadasplace.com/dadas-shop/CROCHET-PATTERN-Fenya-Blanket-p126458101
Autumm Hayes says
Um…do you possibly have a this tutorial as a video as well…? I can’t learn how to crochet by reading symbols and numbers…I need a video, I learn better and faster from a slow video…
No, I don’t have.
I usually need video tutorial as well but this pattern is written so well I can follow it. It has diagrams and explained so well.
Thanks for a beautiful blanket pattern.
You’re welcome! I’m so glad to hear that!
Valerie Files says
I saw this on my phone one day and thought it was the most beautiful blanket I have seen. Unfortunately, I got busy and the next morning checked on my phone to order the pattern and it was GONE! I searched through different sites but no luck. I am going to order this today…I am so thrilled that it is back!
Beautiful, wondering if this is crocheted in one piece or in squares that have to be weaved together.
Thanks! This is a granny square blanket. You crochet squares and then join them together.
Deborah George says
I made this blanket and it is gorgeous! Definitely an heirloom
Glad to hear that!
The instruction for the half square is not included in pattern?? Your finished blanket pictures show half squares on edges of blanket?? Can half squares be omitted? Please advise.
Thank you –
There are no half squares in this blanket. Only squares. All the instructions are included in the pattern.
Gorgeous! How many squares would you do for a baby blanket?
Thanks! If you use the same yarn weight yarn, I would say 9 squares. The best way to check is to make one square, measure it, then decide how many you need.