Jacana Blanket – Cosy Crochet Pattern
Jacana Blanket Overview
This crochet blanket is called the Jacana blanket and it consists of sixteen squares made in the moss-, or linen stitch. For each square, I used two different, contrasting colours which creates the stripes in a square. It’s such a fun make and you can play with colours as much as you like!
Meet the Jacana
Last autumn I accepted the Hobbii Cozy challenge, and it was all about cosiness. My inspiration for this blanket was a bird, the Jacana. I think it’s the cosiest bird ever!! And check those paws, they’re so long and slim. Exactly like the stripes in my blanket.
Discovering the Jacana Bird
These distinctive wading birds are easily identified by their elongated legs and remarkably long, slender toes and claws. Beyond their striking appearance, Jacanas, especially the African Jacana, exhibit a set of characteristics and behaviors that are almost exclusive to this bird family.
Unique Nesting and Parental Care
One notable distinction is their unconventional approach to nesting and parental care. In contrast to most bird species where females are primarily responsible for these tasks, the roles are reversed in the African Jacana! Breeding females often form harems with multiple males.
Crochet Blanket or Throw
I love to have smaller crochet blankets or throws lying around as they are very practical. We need to share one couch with three people so there’s simply no space for bigger blankets. Last year when the energy crisis started, we decided we would look for more natural ways to stay warm. For us crocheters, it’s just a friendly invitation to do what we already love! Crochet blankets!
Moss Stitch Squares
The Jacana crochet blanket consists of sixteen moss stitch squares. Four pairs of four to be exact. I’ve designed the square pattern in a way that you don’t need to cut your yarn every row. I mean, who likes to weave in all those ends? I chose to work with six different colours but even in two colours, you could create a beautiful result. Just make sure they’re contrasting colours!
Hobbii Friends Winter glow Solid
Hobbii Winter Glow is one of my favourite yarns to work with. It’s so sturdy and the colours are AMAZING! It’s an acrylic wool blend so it’s soft and superwarm!
Winter Glow is a beautiful South American wool blend with an intense depth of color and an extraordinary glow! It is produced at an Italian spinnery that makes the most incredible colours for Hobbii.
I picked six different colours for this crochet blanket : no 31, Almond, no 25, Pumpkin, no 30, Oat no 38, Purple plum, no 05, Graphite, no 24, Copper. I think they work incredibly well together!
The yarn has a loosely spun structure with a slight variation in thickness and is easy to work with.