Crochet Bacon Blanket

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

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.

Crochet Bacon Blanket

As always, if you enjoy making this project I would love to know how it turned out!

Difficulty: Beginner

Materials

-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

Pattern

ch 162

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!

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