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 and 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 crocheting 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 crocheting 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 Crochet - A - Long 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
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
Thankful for Birthdays
Birthdays are something we should all celebrate. I'm not meaning the big parties with balloons and gifts and a ton of attention. Those things are nice, but not what's important. It's a time to celebrate life, to celebrate who you are, to appreciate someone important and amazing - and that's you!
I was born in February and every year on my birthday, my grandpa would tell me the story of how he was building the addition on my parents house and the winter was really bad that year. When my mom's due date was close, they worried about how they would get her to the hospital which is about 30 miles away. There was talk about taking her on a snowmobile to the next town (heaven help her if that had happened!) It was always fun to hear their thoughts surrounding the day I was born and to know that others were willing to help her out if needed. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and everything turned out ok.
To give you an idea of where I grew up, this photo is a beautiful shot of my hometown. Winters were brutal back then and there were many, many days where we were snowed in. Snow drifts where HUGE which made for fun sledding!
As each of my 4 girls were born, I've tried to remember the events surrounding their day. I like to tell them about how we felt and how we knew their little personalities and how they are each beautifully unique. I was a single mom with my oldest daughter and she was so tiny and sweet and looked just like a porcelain doll. She was my little buddy for years and I appreciate that time together.
My 2nd daughter was the 1st baby for my husband and it was so sweet to watch him with her when she was first born. He would talk to her while I was pregnant and she would turn her head to listen to him. My 3rd, well, she did NOT like her dad! He would try to talk to her while I was pregnant too and she would immediately flip to kick him away. The first year, she was such a mama's girl and it was a big struggle for me to do the simple every day tasks. And my 4th is definitely the most energetic. She was constantly twisting and turning and kicking while I was pregnant and we teased that she would be part of a circus. She's still our little ball of energy and we love every minute of it. Each one filled our hearts with more love than we could imagine and each of them mean the world to us.
Fast forward 22 years from that photo above...
My oldest daughter is due this month and you may be reading this as I'm holding my new grandson. I am going to be a grandma!!!! I'm so excited to record the events of the day that my new little first grandchild enters this world. I want him to know how loved and special he is.
No matter your background, I want you to know...
We ALL have something in common! We ALL have birthdays. We ALL are unique. We ALL are important. We ALL have a story. We ALL can celebrate that we are here. Though our lives may be very different, we still have some things in common. I for one am glad that you are here! I hope that you will take a moment to think to yourself on your birthday - "I am unique", "I am important", "I am the best me there is" because you absolutely are!!!
Now, for the $1 crochet patterns of the day
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There is something about the teal color family that just soothes my emotions. It's just so peaceful and pretty and brings clarity to my mind. Chevrons are one of my favorite patterns to crochet so combining the 2 was a natural process for me.
I hope you'll enjoy this free Sea Breeze Chevron Afghan crochet pattern and be able to find a little peace of your own!
This crochet pattern is available to view for free by continuing on below. You can also purchase the ad free pdf instant download HERE
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Hdc foundation chain: If you’re unfamiliar with foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Shell - (2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated stitch
Cluster - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)4x, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook
Row 1: Hdc foundation chain: 87 (26”), 123 (36”), 159 (46”), 195 (56”) OR customize by working in multiples of 36 + 15
(If you prefer working a basic starting chain, chain in multiples of 36 + 17, turn, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across ending in required # of hdc for desired size)
Row 2: Turn, dc in next 2 sst, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, CL in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *[dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st]5x, Shell in next st, [ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts]5x, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, CL in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end 5 sts, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts
A Quick and Simple Blanket Crochet Pattern
The C2C or Corner to Corner blankets are EVERYWERE! The crochet stitch used for this blanket is a fun one to work and is sort of a mindless project stitch. Years and years and years ago (20 or more), I learned this stitch as the Brick Stitch. I've seen it called by other names and I've also seen other stitches called the Brick Stitch. No matter the name you call it, it still works out the same.
This blanket is worked from side to side and creates a fun little chevron look when using more than one color. It's easy to work to the size you want which means you're not limited to just a baby blanket or throw size. Make it yours! Have fun with colors and enjoy some crochet time!
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Brick Stitch Blanket Instructions
Skill Level: Easy
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 1575 yards Medium 4ww yarn
Finished Size: 3’x3’ or Customizable
Gauge: 6 dc & 3 rows = 2”
Stitches/Abbreviations: st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet
Hdc Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Brick Stitch (BSt): (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same stitch (see Photo 1)
Reverse Single Crochet: Insert hook in previous stitch to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook
Note: If changing colors, do so in the last step of the last stitch of the row before the color change
Row 1: Hdc Foundation Chain in multiples of 3 + 1 to desired width/length
(a chain of 73 is about 24” with 1 Brick Stitch = 1”)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *BSt in next st, skip next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end st, sc in end chain (see Photos 2 & 3)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, BSt in next sc, BSt around ch-2 of each BSt across to end BSt, sc around ch-2 of end BSt (see Photos 4, 5 & 6)
Repeat row 3 until you reach your desired length
When you reach the height you prefer, complete the following:
End 3 Rows:
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