Close up of my completed Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket: Finished!

After six weeks and two countries (three, if you count our stopover in Singapore), my Persian Tiles crochet blanket is finished!

I’ve blogged about this project before, so you know I bought the yarn as a treat for our trip home to New Zealand. It made the flight over way more bearable… but I finished all the pieces while on holiday, so had to work on a backup project on the flight back!

Back home in Switzerland – wait, is it too confusing to refer to both New Zealand and Switzerland as home? It’s pretty confusing for me too, to be honest. Anyway, back in the home-where-we-live, I started on the border, and immediately ran into a problem… I ran out of yarn.

That was soon fixed (with more yarn, of course), and the last few rows sailed by.

Now I am done, done, done.

I love the interplay of colours in this blanket. Individually, some of the colours look questionable, but together – wow.

Close up of a completed Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket

And when you step back and see the whole blanket…

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket spread out on the floor

Yup, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Even though it’s far from perfect. See how the edges are bubbling? That’s post-blocking.

Edging on the Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket

(Also I photoshopped a breadcrumb out of this pic so you wouldn’t judge my housekeeping.)

Now, admittedly, I didn’t block this blanket very hard. I wet blocked it and laid it out on a spare duvet on the floor, smoothing it out well. I could have dug out my blocking wires and pinned it to the mattress, but we don’t have a spare room any more – I have to sleep on that mattress!

But you know what? The bubbly edge doesn’t bother me a bit. It’s warm and cozy, and the overall effect is just what I wanted.

Besides, how often do you spread out a blanket on the floor? Most of the time, it will be tossed over a chair like this:

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket draped over the back of a chair

Looks pretty good, right?

(I’m annoyed I didn’t move that book, ‘The Hipster‘ for this pic. My sister bought it as a gift, saying it was ‘too easy’ and I identify with it so much it’s almost insulting.)

Anyway, back to the blanket.

Here it is in its new home, our couch.

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket draped over the couch

It’s just the right size to pull over your lap when watching telly, or mucking about online.

My Persian Tiles crochet blanket was a long-ish project for me, but I’m delighted with the result! And despite looking complex, it was really easy to make. It’s basically a series of granny squares and hexagons.

Yup, the humble granny square is still the best motif.

If you’ve been following along this far, thank you. And if you’re looking for more granny square inspiration, check out this post.

My Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket: All the Details

    • Fern
    • February 20, 2019

    Hi, I accidentally did the first bit of the octagon in 3.5hook instead of 4mm. Only realised when they asked me to switch to 3.5mm…. is this going to matter a lot?

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    • helen
    • August 16, 2018

    Blanket looks great. I too am making an attempt.

    However I am stuck on Fan A: Row 2. Can you clarify that I am if I am supposed to make the 1TR into a stitch or a chain-space like row 1. When I do it into the stitches I end up with too many ch-sps. I am supposed have 7 ch-sps but there are more than 7 stitches in the row made in row 1.

    • Michelle Anne Wesley
    • March 2, 2018

    Is this pattern available somewhere (to your knowledge) in american termes? If not, is it clear enough to make out?

    • Reply

      Hi Michelle,

      The pattern is written in UK terms, but includes the ‘translations’ to US terms. I usually pick crochet patterns with US terms, but found it easy to follow.

      I hope this helps!


    • ~T~
    • February 7, 2018


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    A true work of art.

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