In the history of the world, few foods have come close to ranking higher in preference than bacon – at least that’s the impression I get when I’ve gone to breakfast buffets and all the bacon is gone. Even when I’ve tried going on a strict vegetarian diet, I’ve found ways to make bacon out of tofu. And yarn is no exception because I now have a crochet bacon blanket!
Crochet Bacon Blanket
How amazing would it be to snuggle into a bacon patterned blanket? Especially one that won’t burn or leave an oily and salty residue. As much as I love bacon I don’t necessarily want to cover myself in fried meat. But my love of bacon has driven me to make a blanket that looks like bacon.
Caution. If you are trying to cut back on eating bacon, this blanket might needlessly tempt you. If you have a deep connection with bacon you’d prefer to nurture, please read on to create or custom order your very own.
I’ve designed a simple crochet pattern using a ripple stitch, resembling wavy, delicious bacon. The pattern is a good project for beginners who want to practice making waves and ripples – you may have seen on Instagram that I had to rip this blanket a few times in my quest to get the technique of crocheting ripples. The size of the blanket can be adjusted by starting with more chains (multiples of 16 stitches plus 2 for turning chain) and adding more rows.
As always, if you enjoy making this project I would love to know how it turned out!
-Approx. 600-650 grams of worsted weight acrylic yarn, depending on how big you want the final blanket to be.
The blanket is made up of 52 rows as follows:
- Brown x 18 rows, 208 grams
- Red x 12 rows, 138 grams
- Tan x 12 rows, 138 grams
- Cream x 10 rows, 116 grams
-6.50mm crochet hook
-Yarn needle, for weaving ends
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, *3dec in next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, *repeat across ending with dec in last 2 ch, turn
Row 2: ch 2, sk first st, dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, *3dec in next 3 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, *repeat across ending with dec in last 2 sts, turn
Repeat Row 2 50 more times or until desired width is reached. Switch colors in a bacon-like fashion, for example:
Rows 1-3: Brown
Rows 4-5: Red
Row 6: Cream
Rows 7-8: Tan
Row 9: Cream
Row 10: Tan
Row 11: Red
Rows 12-14: Brown
Row 15: Tan
Row 16: Cream
Rows 17-18: Red
Row 19: Cream
Row 20: Tan
Rows 21-23: Brown
And so on…
Want more bacon? Check out this bacon and egg wall art I made a few years back. It’s a favourite art piece!