Winter Wonderland Wattle Stitch Crochet Blanket

Hello and Welcome!

I had a blast making this blanket. I’m pretty sure I say a color way like this at some point. I feel like it was knit and I think it was inspired by Alice In Wonderland, but it felt like winter to me, so here we are!

Caron Simply Soft and the wattle stitch are one of my favorite combinations, plus I wanted a stitch where the color lines weren’t so even. I wanted each row of color to play nice with the next because there was going to be big contrasts. Also the wattle stitch is toasty!

Contrasts of soft blue and pink with red, gold and black make up a nontraditional winter color palette!

What is the Wattle Stitch?

A cousin to the Wattle stitch, the Sedge stitch on a cluster of stitches consisting of the single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet (sc,hdc,dc). Your chain is worked in Multiples of 3. This stitch works up surprisingly fast and creates fabulous texture!


YO – Yarn Over

REP – Repeat

CH – Chain

SC – Single Crocher

ST – Stitch

DC – Double Crochet

SK – Skip


*All stitches are in U.S. Terms.

Gauge: 18 sts and 12 row = 4” (10cm)

Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.

SC (SC) – Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops on the hook.

Double Crochet (DC) – YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.

The tutorial

If you’re not familiar with the Wattle Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video.

In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.

Row Counts

The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket. 

Repeat from * to **

Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE.  I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting! 


While the Wattle stitch is super easy to crochet, we have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) smooth sailing. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!

  • It’s a good idea to weave in those ends with a darning/tapestry needle instead of crocheting over the top of them, Since you skip 2 chains/stitches there isn’t a lot of opportunity for security.
  • If you’re having a hard time finding that list stitch at the end of the row to crochet into, try chaining 2 before you turn. It creates just a wee bit more height and loosens then end of the row up.
  • Not every blanket needs a border! Don’t be afraid to skip it. If you edges are straight and consistent, there’s really no need!


A few option I considered were the Double Crochet Ribbed Border, Crochet Front Bottom Loop HDC Border , but I decided to just go with 1 row of SC and 2 rows Extended SC. 


Sometimes it’s easier to shop your stash so we worked out some alternative brands for ya. We’ve matched each one in person so we know first hand they’ll play nice and look lovely! To see the exact amounts of each you will need to purchase and doweled the pdf. You can do that HERE.

Brava Worsted: Sky, Blush, Red, Canary, White  and Black

Paintbox Simply Aran: Duck Egg Blue, Ballet Pink, Pillar Red, Mustard Yellow, Paper White and Black

Red Heart Super Saver: Light Blue, Baby Pink, Cherry Red, Gold, White and Black

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!: Soft Blue, Pink, Red, Sungold, White and Black

Lion Brand Basic Stitch: Baby Blue, Baby Pink, Red Heather, Mustard, White and Black

That’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.

Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace

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