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Wonderful new textured crochet blanket pattern
For years, I have absolutely loved the look of the various wheel stitches. Using color to play up the texture brings an amazing accent to any room. Fringe has always been a fun touch to those blankets that are placed across couches or bed. They give that extra feeling of "Hey, Look at me!" This Ropes and Wheels Blanket would be stunning in a single color and is wonderful in many.
Crochet Pattern Details
Skill Level: Intermediate
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 4ww yarn such as Premier Yarns Everyday yarn or similar
790 yards Blue Heather (main blanket)
1363 yards Snow White (main blanket)
790 yards Terracotta Heather (main blanket)
192 yards Snow White (for fringe only)
Finished Size: 47” x 70” or customize
Gauge: 7 sc & 9 rows = 2”
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
Hdc Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Front Post Single Crochet (FPsc): Insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through both loops on hook
4 Back Post Double Crochet Cluster (4BPdcCL): [Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around next dc, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook]4x, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1
Back Post Double Crochet Cluster (BPdcCL): [Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around next dc, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook]8x, yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1
Beginning Standing stitches: These stitches are used to start each row in place of a turning chain.
If you are unfamiliar with working these stitches, you can find a video tutorial here: http://jessieathome.com/crochet-techniques-chainless-row-turns-sc-hdc-dc/
Note: If you prefer to use turning chains, chain the amount needed for the first stitch height and then work a regular sc, hdc or dc in the very first stitch as written. Do not use the chain as a stitch.
This pattern uses standing stitches to begin each row
Photos showing stitch placement are on the last page of pattern and are referenced as P1, P2, P3 etc.
When changing colors, do so in the last step of the last stitch of the row before the color change
(c) 2019 Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs
(c) 2019 Photo Copyright by Ash & Co
It is ILLEGAL to copy, share or upload this pattern to sites for others to access. You are welcome to sell the finished items you crochet using this pattern.
Crochet pattern details:
Clouded Skies Blanket crochet pattern
~ Worked in strips and stitched together with a pretty butterfly chain.
This pattern is available on Bluprint as a kit with the yarn included
Skill Level: Easy
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 1900 yards Sprightly Spectrum 4ww yarn or similar
16 stitch markers, safety pins or strands of yarn to mark corner stitches of each section
Finished Size: 48” x 60”
Gauge: Rows 1-15 = 7” high x 10” wide
st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, hdc - half double crochet,
dc - double crochet
Hdc Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may help: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/hdc-ch...
Or a video tutorial is available here:
Herringbone hdc: Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, pull through 1 loop on hook, yo, Pull through both loops on hook
2 dcCL: yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook2x, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook
3 dcCL: yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook3x, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Clouded Skies Blanket crochet pattern available in the following places:
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
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.
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