Crochet Game of Thrones Blanket Pattern

Read the story of my Game of Thrones blanket at my blog post here!

All details below are based on US crochet terms.

I made these to crochet, but I imagine they would work fine for knitting as
well, or cross stitch for that matter. So if you decide to use one of my charts
to knit a panel, I’d love to hear about it and see pictures! 🙂

Supplies

  • Red Heart
    Super Saver yarn (or something similar)

    • Stark
      – black and off white/cream
    • Lannister
      –red and gold (for the gold I used another brand; as long as it’s the
      same weight then it should be fine)
    •  Baratheon
      – yellow and black
    • Targaryan – black and red
    • Greyjoy – black and yellow
    • Tyrell – green and yellow
    • Tully – red, blue, and white
    • Martell – orange, red, and yellow
    • Arryn – blue and white
  •  Size
    H / 5.00 crochet hook
  • Darning
    needle
  • Scissors

Size/gauge

The panels are 65 x 90 pixels (one pixel = single crochet) and each one
measures roughly 22” x 18” before the border is added (around 23” x 19” after
the border).
Gauge doesn’t matter, just try to keep it consistent throughout. For some
reason my panels ended up varying in size quite a bit – some were much bigger
than others! I’m still honestly not sure why that happened, but I do tend to
have trouble keeping consistent tension so that’s probably it. Blocking the
panels helped a bit, but it was still a challenge to sew some of them together
when they were different sizes.

How to Read the Chart

Each chart is working from right to left and bottom to top, not counting the
chain. Start by chaining 66 of the first row’s colour, then the first stitch of
the first row is the first pixel in the bottom right corner of the chart. One
pixel corresponds to one single crochet. For the odd rows you’ll be working
from the front, and for the even rows you’ll flip it and be working from the
back.
I subdivided each chart into 5×5 boxes since it helps me count my stitches.
I like to make a little mark beside each row so I know which direction I’m
going, and I cross off/scribble out each row in sharpie as I finish them. Like
this:

This is the Hawkeye panel of an Avengers blanket I’m… eventually making.

Colour Changes

There are various techniques for changing colours, so it really just depends
on your preference and whether or not you care about what the back looks like.
I decided to line mine in fleece so the back could look as terrible as I
wanted. I personally carried each colour behind as I worked, so I ended up with
a ton of loops at the back of each panel. Sometimes I would also cut a colour
and pick it up later, depending on how far it would be until I needed it again.
I hate weaving in ends, though!

If you don’t want to line the blanket, you can either crochet over the
colour you’re not using (though it tends to bleed through, I find) or cut the
yarn each time you change colours. There are a LOT of colour changes, though,
so this may drive you insane! You could also do a combination of the two,
crocheting over the unused colour when you have a lot of quick colour changes,
and then cutting the yarn when you have larger gaps between colours.

I also found that because of the nature of crochet stitches, there tends to
be gaps sometimes between colour changes, which can be an issue in particular
with the words (it’ll make parts of the letters look like they’re not attached
to other parts). I just filled in the gaps after with yarn – often using the
yarn ends, since I had to weave those in anyway.

Border

I added a border of two rows to each panel using single crochet. The first
row I did in the contrasting colour for that panel (ie. For Lannister I used
gold), and the second row I did in black. For a few of the panels (ie. Stark
and Baratheon) the contrasting colour is black so you end up with 2 black rows,
but oh well…

Putting it all together!

Once you’ve finished all 9 panels, it’s time to assemble the blanket! I
decided to crochet them together, and found a tutorial online with different
options. I honestly don’t remember which tutorial it was now do I remember the
details of how I did it, but I Googled and found this one (which looks familiar,
so I think it’s the one): http://www.woolcrafting.com/crochet-seams.html
She has several methods, so you can choose whichever you prefer.

And the charts!

Click on the picture or caption to download the PDF charts.

Stark
Stark

 

Lannister

 

Baratheon

 

Targaryan

 

Greyjoy

 

Tyrell

 

Martell

 

Tully

 

Arryn

 

19 thoughts on “Crochet Game of Thrones Blanket Pattern

  1. Hi! I love this blanket and I'm trying to make it as a Christmas present. I've tried this 4 times now, about to start it again tonight, my 5th attempt! I think I've gotten myself confused! So do I start at the bottom, line 90 then 89, 88, 87 ect?

    Since 90 is an even number is this the back of the project?

    I should work right to left on the first row, but then do I turn my work, chain one, and then follow the graph from left to right?

    Sorry for all the questions! Hope you can answer them! Thanks!

    1. I started from the bottom and went 65-1. I'm putting my stiches though both loops but I'm also carrying my stitches throughout so you can see what's the front and back.

    1. Hi,

      It's hard to say because I made it over the course of a year, and I'm just always buying more super saver yarn for multiple projects. If you have easy access to buy super saver yarn (you can get it at Michaels, Joanns if you're in the States, Walmart, among others) then I'd just buy one of each for now. You may need more of the red and black, I think those are the most used colours overall. But those super saver skeins are pretty big!

      Julia

  2. I am really tying to get the graphs but it keeps telling me I have to sign up for these different sites…is that right or is thete one place I can get them without "free month trials" of crazy sites?

    1. Hi Audra,

      You shouldn't have to sign up for the site to download it (when you get to the tinyupload.com page, just click on the name of the PDF and it will download), but if you're having trouble with it I'm happy to email them to you. What's your email address?

      Julia

  3. Hello how are you just to let you know this blanket is awesome I've done stark but I'm having issues downloading the other houses say off not supported is there another way to get this pattern?

    Kristie

    1. Hi Kristie,

      Hmm strange, they're working fine for me. What's your email address? I can send them on over. Or if you don't want to post your email here, then email me at vancouvercraftygeeks@gmail.com and I'll respond with the patterns.

      Going to work out a better option for hosting soon because clearly this isn't working for people! 🙂

      Julia

  4. Hey Julia – these charts are the BEST – thank you!!!
    I had no problems downloading them
    Looks to be Excel – my favorite <|:o) my clown face
    Going to try either Tunisian or C2C for each chart
    Thank you again!!!

    1. Thanks, hope you enjoy them! I just changed the links from a free hosting site (which had issues for sure) to proper hosting with WordPress, so good timing. 🙂 Downloading them shouldn’t be a problem for people going forward!

  5. Hello Julia, i have all😀My daughter wish a pillow from Stark😊I will make a blanket, of you make more Banner i do. them too.
    Thank you so much
    Conny from Germany 🙏💕

  6. Thanks to you I’ve started my own crochet blog! I’m not sure if it was a good idea, but I want a place to put/show my creations where maybe people will notice them:) I have nothing up yet but hope to put things on at a later date. I’m definitely doing this game of thrones blanket and hope to put it on my blog when I finish it, with full credit to you of course! I look forward to more creations from you, I love them all!

  7. Hello! So, I LOVE this pattern and I got so so excited to trial it myself. I started from the bottom row and did the 4 rows of white and the first ‘colour changing’ row but then I got very confused…

    How do I…. ‘ flip it and be working from the back.’

    I have been carrying both colours along the line as I go and I am fine with the back being a mess but I don’t know how to continue the SC across for the next row without the strands of colours being shown on the front of the project…Please can you explain the ‘flipping it to work from the back concept. THANKS!

    I

    1. Hi Hayley,

      Sorry you’re having trouble with it! I’all try to explain it in writing, but if it’s still unclear let me know and this weekend I’ll figure out some pictures or video to clarify. 🙂 Basically, when you’re ‘working from the back’ I just mean that the back of the project is facing you. The strands do tend to naturally want to fall to the front as I recall, so I just move them so they’re hanging at the back. So ie. when you’re changing colours, just kinda manipulate it so the yarn ends are all hanging at the back, which is facing you. When you finish that row and turn, the front will be facing you again so the ends will be hanging on the side facing away from you.

      Does that kind of help?? 🙂 Let me know if not and I’ll work something up over the weekend – my girlfriend’s working on a similar charted blanket that I designed for her, so I can always steal it and take some pictures of the process. 😉

      Julia

      1. Hi Julia, thank you so much for responding! I figured it out and have so far completed House Stark and House Martell panels for the blanket. They have come up great and everyone is super impressed!

        Thank you for sharing your amazing patterns for free. Happy crocheting 🙂

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