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Houndstooth Blanket

Houndstooth check or hound’s tooth, also known as dogstooth, dogtooth or dog’s tooth, is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colors can be used.  This blanket designed by Susan Leitzsch definately has a houndstooth influence and is a free download on Ravelry just click here.

This sophisticated blanket is worked in crisp, contrasting colors. Its simple-to-knit slip-stitch pattern uses only one color yarn per row so you don’t have to carry two colors making the pattern easier than appears to the eye.  The one we have pictured was knit out of 4 coal, 4 snow day, and 3 sour cherry hanks of Berroco Yarns Vintage Chunky.  The yarn is spun as a heavy worsted or aran-weight fiber gem and is a blend of wool, acrylic, and nylon.

This blanket was knit for a geometric and textured nursery with the yarn choice being perfect for baby (machine washable).  Not only is the bold contrast wonderful to keep the babies interest on the front, the back has a really neat textured stripe making both sides interesting.  Thank you to Pat for bringing the blanket by the store for us to take some wonderful pictures of this beautiful, bold creation. -B

23 Comments to Houndstooth Blanket

  1. February 28, 2012 @ 11:44 am | by Anonymous

    How do I get this pattern?

  2. February 29, 2012 @ 9:23 pm | by Betsy

    This is sooo cute Pat! Great job!

  3. March 2, 2012 @ 5:56 pm | by leslie

    Just click on the link in the copy of the blog.

  4. March 14, 2012 @ 1:32 pm | by Anonymous

    I would like to order this blanket. Is it for sale?

  5. March 16, 2012 @ 1:18 pm | by Cindy

    Can you tell me what size needles you knitted this blanket with. The pattern link uses a lighter weight yarn than your’s and I like your’s way better.

  6. March 29, 2012 @ 4:17 pm | by leslie

    Sorry it isn’t for sale but you could knit it:)

  7. March 29, 2012 @ 4:18 pm | by leslie

    The yarn calls for a size 10.

  8. July 23, 2012 @ 12:42 pm | by Julie

    Could you provide crochet instructions to make this?

  9. July 24, 2012 @ 10:57 am | by leslie

    I’m sorry, it is a knit pattern only.

  10. November 6, 2012 @ 12:41 pm | by Jane

    How can I get this pattern?

  11. November 7, 2012 @ 12:52 pm | by leslie

  12. February 7, 2013 @ 10:06 pm | by Evelyn Neal

    This is so amazing!!! I love it!

  13. April 3, 2013 @ 8:54 pm | by margaret kaleta

    I really need this pattern!!!!!!!! How do I get it?

  14. April 3, 2013 @ 8:55 pm | by margaret kaleta

    I don’t understand…..awaiting moderation?

  15. April 19, 2013 @ 4:21 pm | by leslie

    Just click on the “here” button in the text and it will link you directly to the pattern.

  16. July 24, 2013 @ 3:27 pm | by baju batik

    Hi there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally
    suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.

  17. December 9, 2013 @ 6:08 pm | by Sandy

    I saw a similar pattern in crochet recently. It, too, is available for free on Ravelry. The link is for a scarf, but you could easily adapt it for making a blanket, simply increase your beginning chain, making sure to have an odd number of chains at the beginning. Here is the link:

  18. March 19, 2014 @ 8:54 am | by Maria

    How do I get the pattern for this houndstooth afghan?

  19. January 10, 2015 @ 12:57 pm | by Debbie Johnson

    you say the black is coal, they do not have a coal, they have charcoal and they have cast iron. both these are black, but the charcoal looks a little heather, which one would best replace coal?

  20. January 10, 2015 @ 4:02 pm | by leslie

    I would use black :)

  21. June 13, 2015 @ 9:10 am | by leslie

    It means “as if to purl”.

  22. June 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm | by Lisa

    First let me say, I love the blanket. I don’t knit, but I will be learning. I live in Alabama, and we have two rival football teams. My team’s colors are Crimson and white, ROLL TIDE!. Many years ago we had a coach that wore a hounds tooth hat, so that has became a very popular pattern in this neck of the woods. The colors on this blanket fit perfect. When I first saw it I thought you were an Alabama fan!
    I’m going to get me a copy of Knitting for Dummies and make me one and see who thinks they will take it from me!! :D
    Thank you so much for the link to this pattern.
    Lisa in Alabama

  23. June 24, 2015 @ 7:15 pm | by leslie

    Absolutely!! Thank you for your feedback :).

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