As much as I want to argue against the asinine commentary that True Blood is "Vampire Porn" — I will put that aside for another Look Closer post, 'cause right now is time for another installment of Yarn Porn seen on True Blood! Of course it comes courtesy once again from my favorite hooker, Lafayette!
This time it's featuring the big ol' multi-color-Red-Heart-yarn-lovin'-double-crochet-scrappy-square blanket seen in Season Three's episode "Fresh Blood." In case you've forgotten what happened in that episode, here's a lil' reminder:
Lafayette is sportin' a solid granny square with eyelet corners (in contrast to a traditional granny square that consists of clusters and chain spaces). While we never really see the middle of the blanket, it's a pretty good guess that it's similar to the Square Target pattern found in 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match. Similar FREE patterns (with visual instructions!) can be found here (with an updated post here) and another here!
I freakin' love the Internet. I hope it continues to catch on.
The eyelet corners eventually end and you continue your double-crochet rounds with a solid corner. And this is where my mad Internet skillz FAILED me. I cannot find instructions on how to do this! It's what I did to the corners when I made the Granny in the Middle square. You can find that pattern also in 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans or, um, check this out. You want to start with Round 6, but change any "1 sc" to "1 dc" and ignoring anything to do with the chain 1 spaces, and then continue on till Round 8 --- and repeat Round 8 (remember, you can change colors whenever) until the blanket is the size you want it!
So to recap: To begin, ch 3, work 1 dc into each dc of previous round, working 5 dc into each eyelet SPACE, join with sl st into first dc.
Next round: Ch 3, 1 dc into each sc of previous round, working 3 dc into center st of each 5 dc corner group, join with sl st into first dc.
Next round: ch 3, 1 dc into each dc of previous round, working 3 dc into center st of each 3 dc corner group, join with sl st into first dc. Repeat until desired size!
That sounds right, but I could be totally wrong.
You could certainly just keep doing the eyelets too — here's a beautiful example of how the Square Target looks larger: Colourful Square Target.
This seems like the type of project that you could do at Vamp Speed! If you start today, you would totally have it finished by next week's episode of True Blood! P.S. I just totally glamored you.