Christmas Candy Cane – a Free filet Pattern

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Christmas Candy Cane Blanket Pattern

This pattern can be worked with any weight yarn and gauge is not important, but yarn amounts are given for DK weight yarn with a finished size of approximately 40×31.5 inches, depending on your personal tension. I am a tight hooker, so yours may be a little bigger.

I recommend making a swatch (one repeat, or one candy cane, 29 sts x 26 rows) with your desired yarn & hook. Measure and decide how many repeats you need to get the blanket size you want. Simple, right?

This pattern can be increased in multiples of 25+4 stitches across and 26 rows up to make any size blanket.

Wanna make individual blocks for a joined blanket or bunting? Just FDC 29 and to the pattern repeat only ONCE. Do NOT finish off your color yet. Follow the Granny Border directions (below).

Yarn & Supplies

  • 4 balls DK yarn
  • 4.5mm Hook
  • 4mm hook (for border)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle

Terms & Stitches Used – US Terms

  • st(s) – stitch(es) 
  • ch – chain 
  • sk – skip
  • dc – double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • rep – repeat

Special Stitches

Christmas Candy Cane Blanket Pattern

Place stitch markers during row one in stitch 4, 29, 54, 79, 104.Each time you come to a marker, you should have just reached the end of a repeat (or unrepeated section). Move the marker into that last stitch of the repeat/section you just finished, and then start your next set.

Row 1: FDC 129; in repeats just dc across for 129 sts.

Alternately, chain 130 and dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across. The ch2 at the bringing counts as a dc – 129 sts.

Row 2: (8 , 1 , 14) x5 then 4  

Row 3: 4 (13 , 3 , 7) x5  

Row 4: (6 , 5 , 12) x5 then 4  

Row 5: 4 (11 , 1 , 5 , 5) x5  

Row 6: (6 , 3 , 3 , 10) x5 then 4  

Row 7: 4 (9 , 5 , 1 , 7) x5  

Row 8: (8 , 5 , 1 , 8) x5 then 4  

Row 9: 4 (7 , 3 , 3 , 9) x5  

Row 10: (10 , 1 , 5 , 6) x5 then 4  

Row 11: 4 (5 , 1 , 5 , 11) x5  

Row 12: (12 , 3 , 3 , 4) x5 then 4  

Row 13: 4 (3 , 5 , 1 , 13) x5  

Row 14: (14 , 5 , 1 , 2) x5 then 4  

Row 15: 4 (1 , 3 , 3 , 15) x5  

Row 16: (16 , 1 , 5 ,  ) x5 then 4

Row 17: 4 (  ,  6 , 7 , 1 , 7) x5  

Row 18: (6 , 3 , 7 , 1 , 1 , 1 ,  ) x5 then 4

Row 19: 4 (  ,  6 , 5 , 5 , 5) x5  

Row 20: (4 , 5 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 5 ,  ) x5 then 4

Row 21: 4 (  ,  4 , 3 , 5 , 3 , 5) x5  

Row 22: (6 , 1 , 6 , 4 , 2 , 1) x5 then 4  

Row 23: 4 (3 , 6 , 6 , 7) x5

Row 24: (8 , 4 , 6 , 4) x5 then 4  

Row 25: 4 (6 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 10) x5  

Rows 26-27: Dc across (129 sts) – change colors after Row 26 if desired 

Row 28: (18 , 1 , 4) x5 then 4  

Row 29: 4 (3 , 3 , 17) x5  

Row 30: (16 , 5 , 2) x5 then 4  

Row 31: 4 (1 , 5 , 1 , 15) x5  

Row 32: (14 , 3 , 3 , 2) x5 then 4  

Row 33: 4 (3 , 1 , 5 , 13) x5  

Row 34: (12 , 1 , 5 , 4) x5 then 4  

Row 35: 4 (5 , 3 , 3 , 11) x5  

Row 36: (10 , 5 , 1 , 6) x5 then 4  

Row 37: 4 (7 , 5 , 1 , 9) x5  

Row 38: (8 , 3 , 3 , 8) x5 then 4  

Row 39: 4 (9 , 1 , 5 , 7) x5  

Row 40: (6 , 1 , 5 , 10) x5 then 4  

Row 41: 4 (11 , 3 , 3 , 5) x5  

Row 42: (4 , 5 , 1 , 12) x5 then 4  

Row 43: 4 (3 , 1 , 7 , 6 , 4) x5  

Row 44: (4 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 7 , 3 , 2) x5 then 4  

Row 45: 4 (1 , 5 , 5 , 6 , 4) x5  

Row 46: (4 , 5 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 5 ,  ) x5 then 4

Row 47: 4 (1 , 3 , 5 , 3 , 4 , 4) x5  

Row 48: (5 , 2 , 4 , 6 , 1 , 2) x5 then 4  

Row 49: 4 (3 , 6 , 6 , 7) x5  

Row 50: (8 , 6 , 4 , 4) x5 then 4  

Row 51: 4 (6 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 10) x5  

Row 52: Dc across (129 sts)   

Rows 53-104: Repeat Rows 1-52 once more (4 panels of candy canes).

Granny Border – for making joinable blocks – 4mm hook

Rnd 1: Ch1 and start by going down the side of your blanket by making 2sc around each dc post (or row) down the side. Then you’ll do 2sc into the first stitch along the bottom of the blanket (into your FDC or chain), and then sc in each stitch across to the last chain/FDC where you’ll do another 2sc (these increases at the ends make the corners). Continue in this manner around your blanket. Join with a slst to your first sc. Sides: 58 sc — Corners: 1 sc — Top/Bottom: 29 sc

From here, you can border in endless ways. For this Christmas theme, I’m writing a granny border for you.

Rnd 2: Change to border color. With RS facing, join new color and ch3, make 2 more dc. You have just made one half of a granny corner, and are now set to work along the long edge of your blanket first. 

Long sides: Sk 3 sts, 3dc into next st, [sk2 sts, 3dc in next st] repeat [ ] across to last 3 sc, skip these last 3 sts and do (3dc ch1, 3dc) into the corner stitch. 

Top/Bottom: Then [sk2, 3dc into next st] across top of blanket, doing (3dc, ch1, 3dc) into the corner. 

At last corner, finish the granny corner by doing 3dc, ch1 and slst to your first dc/ch3 (depending on preferred start method).

Finish off here and join up all your candy cane blocks with the method of your choosing!

Blanket Border

Rnd 1: Change colors if desired, Ch1 and start by going down the side of your blanket by making 2sc around each dc post (or row) down the side. Then you’ll do 2sc into the first stitch along the bottom of the blanket (into your FDC or chain), and then sc in each stitch across to the last chain/FDC where you’ll do another 2sc (these increases at the ends make the corners). Continue in this manner around your blanket. Join with a slst to your first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in joining st and in each st around, doing 3 sc into each corner stitch. Sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc next st and in each st around, doing 5 dc sts into each corner sc st. Sl st to top of starting ch2.

Rnd 4: Ch 1 and Crab Stitch in each stitch around, no increases for corners. Sl st to starting st and finish off. Weave in all your ends.

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