Are you ready for a new and unique square blanket crochet pattern?
So, here's the deal... ANYONE can take a simple stitch out of a crochet stitch book, make a large swatch of it, call it a blanket and say they designed it. To me, it's not really designing unless you do something extra. Make it unique to you and change things up a little or a lot.
If you've followed me very long, you know that I am obsessed with blankets. I absolutely LOVE them! I love creating them, crocheting them, wrapping up in them or gifting them! I have a few simple blanket patterns available that use basic stitches and they're nice to have around. When I see them, they seem comfy and useful but don't bring me joy.
I love the challenge of using a variety of stitches that you don't typically see worked together. I want that Ahhh moment when I crochet something amazing. More than that, I want YOU to feel that AHHH moment when you finish crocheting one of my blanket patterns. I want YOU to feel accomplished and feel the joy each time you wrap up in the blanket you made or see the look on a friend's face when they open the gift you made especially for them.
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I've wanted to create a square blanket for quite a while now. I just needed the right yarn/color inspiration and some stitches to speak to me. Months ago, I was strolling the yarn isles at my local JoAnn's store and they had Premier Yarn's Everyday yarn for $2 a skein. I could NOT pass that deal up!!! I filled my cart with some amazing fall colors that I wanted to work and then noticed some baby yarn too. It's been years since I've worked with baby yarn and for this price, I figured I'd bring something to life. I grabbed all the grey, white and pink they had. THIS was going to be adorable no matter how it ended. As I started working my first swatch with these colors, I realized that the pink was a 4ww and not the baby yarn. Darn it! I should have paid attention though I won't complain about another yarn shopping day lol. I set the pink aside for something else and ordered the yellow online. I am thrilled with the change!
The Sunny Day Blanket has been a lot of fun to crochet and I've really enjoyed playing with a bunch of beautiful textured stitches . I hope that you'll have fun working this along with me! This is a great blanket to play with color so grab your stash and make it yours. The original is worked in Premier Everyday Baby Yarn #3 in yellow, grey and white. I'm working a 2nd blanket to crochet with you during this CAL using Premier Everyday Antipilling #4ww Yarn in rainbow colors.
Sunny Day Blanket Details
Skill Level: Intermediate
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 2455 total yards Premier Yarns Everyday Baby #3 DK Light or similar
735 yards Grey
742 yards White
978 yards Yellow
Note: Other sizes of yarn may be used though your final size will vary
Finished Size: 53” x 53”
Gauge: Checkpoints given throughout pattern
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
yo - yarn over
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
Get ready for a New Corner to Corner style crochet pattern!
When I was young, my grandma was amazing at crochet and always had something in the works. She crocheted an afghan for all of her grandkids with one exception. Me! You see, I learned to crochet when I was 10 years old and crocheted SO many blankets by the time I was 20. One day I asked my grandma when she was going to make me an afghan and my silly grandma kind of laughed and said I could make my own. She wasn't trying to be mean. I think in her mind, she thought I wouldn't need another blanket because I was making so many. Well, I didn't NEED another blanket but I DID want something she crocheted to always have and hold and love and appreciate because of who she is. While we were standing in her living room, she decided I could have an afghan that she had made for a friend (another silly lady!). This friend wouldn't accept the blanket because it was "to nice and so much work." The blanket was placed across my grandma's couch and I happily accepted it as a keepsake.
Spring ahead a few months to our family reunion. For many years, grandma would crochet an afghan to be raffled off at our family reunions to help cover the cost of food for the next year's party. Wouldn't you know it, I WON another afghan in this raffle!! Woot Woot!!! I now have 2 blankets made by grandma. I was so excited because now I could tuck one away for safe keeping and use the 2nd one to snuggle in.
While grandma never submitted any patterns to magazines, she was always tinkering with crochet stitches and coming up with her own creations. The blanket I won in the raffle was worked in a corner to corner style. I asked her for the pattern thinking it would be fun to make another one some day. She giggled and told me there wasn't a pattern because she just made it up as she went. She amazed me! Because of her, I had the courage to test the waters and come up with my own corner to corner style blanket.
Years later, my sister had a baby boy and named him Hunter. His dad likes to hunt a lot and another sister helped paint a fantastic nature scene on the wall in his nursery. This is when I came up with the Camo Afghan crochet pattern. I wanted to make it in the corner to corner style and also wanted it to seem natural in his room. The camo effect wasn't intentional but worked out well for what I wanted.
The Camo Afghan crochet pattern has 2 different versions.
The first (original ~ green or pink) version is worked from right to left and fastened off at the end of each row. Not only is this fun to work in camo colors but would be a PERFECT option for using up scrap yarn stashes, Rainbow colors or temperature blankets!
Instructions for the original version are available to view for FREE by continuing below.
The 2nd version (blue/black) works the colors in 2 rows allowing you to carry the yarn on the edges of the blanket and not have so many ends to weave in. This version is available in the ad free pdf.
The ad free pdf also includes written instructions and a stitch chart for both versions along with a stitch flow chart for Version 2. This is available HERE on my website or continue below for other purchase options.
A Scrumptious new year round throw
When Red Heart Yarns released their new Amore yarn, I HAD to try it. Just feeling the skein in the store made me clear the shelves (and I'm not joking!). Mind you, the shelves weren't very full of this yarn so I had to keep checking for more each time I went to town. It took some time to get the amount of yarn I wanted for a few different designs but the wait was SO worth it! If you haven't tried Red Heart Amore yet, don't wait any longer. It is so soft and flexible and comfy and feels like butter to work with.
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The Wrapped in Ribbon Blanket is great for year round use! Using the Amore yarn, it drapes nicely and is comfy cozy for cool summer evenings. Using other 4ww yarns (as seen below) make this wonderfully warm for winter too.
Crochet Pattern Supplies and Details
The Traveling Arrows Throw crochet pattern is the final pattern in the Traveling Arrows Home Decor Collection. This crochet pattern is so easy to customize to your desired size making it a must have! You can quickly make a baby blanket for baby shower gifts, enjoy some time crocheting up a throw or if you're really adventurous, you can keep going to make an afghan to cover your bed. The beautiful ripple and texture in this crochet design are a sight to behold. You're sure to be complimented on your work over and over!
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Welcome to the MCAL for the Cabled Blooms Blanket!
A few words of encouragement before we start. The skill level for this crochet pattern is considered intermediate because of the use of post stitches and a few other stitches that a beginner may not be familiar with. I will be adding photo & video tutorials to help with those stitches so don't be afraid to try it out! It never hurts to try.
While I used Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft Yarn for my pattern swatch, I will be using Premier Yarn's Everyday yarn for my full blanket. It's all about the color for me and it's ok to use something different. This pattern will work well using a variety of yarns. If you enjoy working with thread, consider working 1 section wide of the instructions to create a stunning table runner. If you enjoy working with baby yarn, go for it! If Red Heart Super Saver is your go to, go right ahead!
The size of your finished project will vary from mine but that's ok. I'll be giving you instructions to work as close to your desired size as you can.
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