Double Wedding Rings: Crochet Square or Blanket Pattern
Are there bells ringing soon? Do you have friends or family members tying the knot?
This beautiful design (if I do say so myself) was based on a traditional quilting pattern. The Double Wedding Rings Quilt has been remade in many variations throughout the years and I am happy to offer my take on it now. I even unpacked my wedding dress for some photos!
Like all of my patterns, this pattern includes written line-by-line instructions and charts for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. The overlay mosaic crochet version has X’s on the chart to show where the dropped double crochets go.
This pattern can be made as large or as small as you want; simply adjust how many repeat you would like to do and choose a yarn weight and hook that matches.
This pattern has been updated to include center-out instructions for both techniques as well as the original bottom-up version.
The base size for the interlocking crochet method is 81 x 81. This is the same size as my collection of large squares (see a list here). The outer rows that lock the layers together show three solid lines but those lines won’t interfere with the image because there are markings to show you which parts to repeat.
Because the chart is the same size as my other oversized squares it works great as a pillow or as a panel in a mix-and-match blanket. Kimberly Windsor-Johnson made this interlocking sample of one square (no repeats) and you can see how awesome the back looks too!
The mosaic version has had the interlocking mesh dots removed and the unnecessary extra border lines that locked the interlocking mesh layers together are not on the mosaic chart. The mosaic chart is 79 x 79 because of that.
My patterns always instruct you to look at the chart to be sure you’re using the colors the way you intend to. I get a lot of messages from people who aren’t sure which color to use first (and I don’t mind these messages) but I always try to help now and educate for later.
For my mosaic sample I have used grey as the main color which shows as blue on the accompanying chart. I made mine 2 repeats wide and 3 repeats tall. I used a 5 mm hook and my yarn is technically a 4 weight but felt a bit thin. The finished size was 36″ wide by 52″ tall. It works as a small couch throw and feels so nice draped around my shoulders!
And the wrong side of your overlay mosaic crochet project will be striped with a faint illusion of the front. There are fancy techniques you can use to change the way the back looks – but I like the simple version.
Cyncitycrochets made this interlocking sample and she decided to use white as the main color which would correspond to the black squares on that chart. The result is stunning on both the right and wrong side.
In my opinion, you will want a minimum of 3 repeats to get the rings effect otherwise it looks a bit like a flower to me. My husband called it propellers.
Interlocking Crochet Details
- 4.5 mm hook (US7)
- Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
- FOR FULL BLANKET (4 squares wide and 5 tall):
- 79” x 92” / 189cm x 234cm
- Worsted weight yarn (7800 – 7900 yards total)
- Main color (MC) – 3900 yards plus 100 for optional border
- Accent color (AC) – 3900 yards
- FOR SINGLE SQUARE:
- 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
- Worsted weight yarn (460 – 485 yards total)
- Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
- Accent color (AC) – 230 yards
Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details
- 5 mm hook (H-8)
- Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”
- FOR FULL BLANKET (3 squares wide and 4 tall):
- 59” x 84” / 150cm x 213cm
- Worsted weight yarn (5550 – 6400 yards total)
- Main color (blue/yellow on chart) – 2600 yards plus 850 for optional envelope border
- Accent color (white on chart) – 2950 yards
- FOR SINGLE SQUARE:
- 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
- Worsted weight yarn (525 – 825 yards total)
- Main color (blue/yellow on chart) – 250 yards plus 300 for optional envelope border
- Accent color (white on chart) – 275 yards
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The envelope border on my overlay mosaic sample took me about 4 hours. I used 4 rows of single crochet in the back loop only after a round of surface single crochets on the ends with the fringe.
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