Crochet Pattern, Abacus Blanket, Baby, Afghan, Throw

Crochet Pattern, Abacus Blanket, Baby, Afghan, Throw



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These nifty little “mock bullion” stitches in rainbow hues definitely remind me of those colorful wooden math helpers you find in children’s school rooms. I’m a fan of the look of a bullion stitch, I just find there is no rhythm and joy in working them. But this nifty little “mock bullion” stitch is super easy (plus, I include a bunch of pictures of how to do it) in the thoroughly tested and detailed written pattern.

One of my testers, Lorrie, said this about the pattern: “Ok let me just start with…mind blown!!!! What an awesome stitch! The pattern read correctly and easily. Your instructions and pictures make me feel like I can do anything!”

The pattern includes:

complete materials section including yarn colors/quantities used in the sample
notes, abbreviations, and special stitches sections
detailed written pattern (standard US terms)
bonus picture section (no need to print to complete the blanket as written) for a little extra help, if needed (not meant to replace the written pattern)
multiples number to adjust dimensions of your blanket


Language & Terms

English US


34 in X 37 in (86.5 cm X 94 cm) but can be adjusted using included multiples


I (5.5mm)

Skill Level

Intermediate--due to some interesting stitches/placements but with the pictures included could be worked by an ambitious beginner


17 colors worsted weight yarn (1 skein each color) with 3 skeins of contrasting/border color
The sample blanket requires approximately 1400-1450 yards (1280-1325m) of worsted/aran yarn.
Alternate yarn suggestion: Scheepjes Chunky Monkey

Stitches used (US Terms)

ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc (other stitches detailed in pattern)

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1,339 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Jenny D Oct 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful blanket. The pattern is well-written and easy to follow. I had never used Willow yarn before, but I ordered the same colors listed in the pattern, and it's a yarn that I will definitely use again. I used a charcoal colored Red Heart Soft as the main color and I'm so pleased with the result! Thank you, FB!

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Kelly Feb 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This pattern is gorgeous. Definitely not for beginners or the faint of heart. I've never worked a blanket front-side only, and learning to use my left hand has been fun and challenging. Thank you!

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Mathew Boudreaux May 14, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Obsessed with this stitch. The pattern is superb amazingly detailed with gorgeous step-by-step photography.

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Kaylee Baldwin Jun 21, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Loved this pattern! The instructions are thorough and it came together easily.

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