The Fairy Slippers Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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When it comes to crochet projects, few things are as satisfying as creating a beautiful and cozy full size blanket. And when you find a pattern that is not only beautiful but also easy to make, it’s a win-win situation.

That’s why we’re excited to share with you a stunning blanket pattern that is sure to become a treasured heirloom. Inspired by the fairy slipper orchid, this crochet blanket features delicate colors and an airy pattern diffraction pattern that is mesmerizing.

Whether you’re making a baby blanket or a full-size throw, this pattern is perfect for any sized bed. Plus, it’s a great option for those who are new to crochet but want to tackle a bigger project. With basic crochet stitches and a little bit of patience, you can create a blanket that will keep you warm and cozy for years to come.

Before we dive into the details of this pattern, let’s take a closer look at the inspiration behind it. The fairy slipper orchid is a delicate and beautiful flower that is found in North America. Its colors range from light pink to pale purple, with a distinctive shape that resembles a slipper. This pattern takes inspiration from the delicate colors of the flower and the whorl effect of its petals.

The diagonal patterns of perforations in this blanket create a stunning spiral pattern effect that plays very nicely with the bands of delicate colors. And because of the airy diffraction pattern, the overall appearance gives the air of a much more complete and homogeneous project than a typical granny square.

The size of the blanket is dependent on the number of rounds and yardage used. For a baby boys blanket, you’ll need less yarn and fewer rounds, while a full-size throw will require more yarn and more rounds. It’s important to choose the right mattress size for your project so that it fits perfectly.

When it comes to choosing the colors for your blanket, the sky’s the limit. You can choose delicate pastels or bold, bright colors, depending on your taste. Keep in mind that the whorl effect of the pattern will show up best with contrasting colors.

Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the pattern itself. This blanket is made using basic crochet stitches, including single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches. You’ll need to be comfortable with increasing and decreasing stitches, but don’t worry – it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

The airy diffraction pattern is created using a circular aperture, which is formed by the stitches around the chain spaces. The Rayleigh criterion, which determines the resolving power of an optical instrument, is used to calculate the size of the airy disc. This gives you the size of the hole in the center of the circular aperture, which is used to create the perforations in the pattern.

To make the blanket, you’ll need a crochet hook in the appropriate size, depending on the weight of yarn you’re using. You’ll also need a tape measure, stitch markers, and a pair of scissors. And of course, you’ll need the yarn itself. Choose a soft, washable yarn that feels cozy against your skin.

When it comes to making the blanket, start with a foundation chain, and then work your way up, row by row. The pattern is repetitive, which makes it easy to memorize. As you work, you’ll see the airy diffraction pattern emerge, creating a stunning effect.

One of the great things about this pattern is that it can be customized to fit your needs. If you want to make a swaddling blanket for a baby, operating crochet baby blanket patterns, simply use lighter weight yarn and fewer rounds. If you want to make a king-size blanket for a sized bed, use heavier weight yarn and more rounds.


. A link to the free pattern is at the end of the post.

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  1. I am interested in purchasing this pattern. Could you give me a link to a site NOT associated with ravelry? ( I cannot in good conscience patronize them after their hateful display)

    1. Robin Hanley says:

      It’s also called Which Way Filet on YouTube by fiber spyder.

  2. Hello! I would like to do this blanket. However the directions – The format is UK crochet, not US, (please refer to a UK stitch guide, and not YouTube. I have not found the UK stitch guide. Can this be changed in to the US method. How? I would appreciate a US method. Thank you for any help with this. Thanks so much. (PS, I am a beginner in crochet)

    1. Jenny Green Mclaren says:

      you tube has US instructions called The Which Way Filet Blanket let me know how you get on. The Lace Diamonds tutorial looks interesting, might have a go at that one. Jenny

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