Barren Soul

Worsted weight blanket 44″ x 60″ on a full size rocking chair.

This blanket was inspired by a song from Need to Breathe. One of the lines in the song is “grow Your roses on my barren soul.”

It made me think of all things that God has done in my life, the roses, even when my soul wasn’t for Him. Without Him my soul would’ve stayed barren and not produced anything. It is only because of Him that I have experienced all these roses.

This crochet pattern comes with a journal so that you can write down the story of each of your roses. You can look back on them, share the stories with others and add new roses in the future.

Sample made using 100% wool in Cascade 220 worsted weight in the color Galaxy.

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  • Crocheting in the round
  • Joining with a half double crochet
  • Joining into a motif after completion


Poncho comes in 3 size options. Measure around the widest part of the shoulder to decide which size to make. 30.5” (35.25”, 40”) / 76 (88, 100)cm

Blanket sample measures 44” x 60” / 110cm x 150cm

The blanket can be made in almost any size and there are directions on how to do that.  A smaller blanket will require less yarn and a larger blanket more yarn.



Poncho – sport weight yarn 1200yds / 1116m to make the largest size poncho. The sample was made using Cascade 220 sport weight yarn in Black. I used 6 hanks. Thank you Cascade!

Blanket – worsted weight yarn 2200yds / 2050m to make the sample size. The sample was made using Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn in Galaxy, I used 10 hanks.


Hook size “F” / 4mm for the poncho and “I” / 5.5mm for the blanket

Size 3 poncho shown on Sara, with 51″ bust.

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