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
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.
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I have to say, I don't have many crochet books by other designers but I absolutely love the ones I do have.
Crochet by Jennifer recently released another beautiful crochet pattern book and I received a copy to review. This is not a paid review. All opinions are my own and honest thoughts. Let's dive in and show you why I think you'll love this book as much as I do!
Baby & Kids Crochet Style is really an extension of Jennifer's first book Crochet Style. If you already own Crochet Style, you know you won't be disappointed in the Baby & Kids book. Both books are beautifully done with detailed step by step instructions, amazing photos and a wonderful selection of styles and sizes. Don't let the name "Baby & Kids" fool you! This book has a fantastic selection of designs for infants and kids while also including instructions that can be worked for larger sizes too.
Here's what I love...
A Quick and Simple Blanket Crochet Pattern
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!
Brick Stitch Blanket Instructions
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
(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)
Repeat row 3 until you reach your desired length
End 3 Rows:
- Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sc, sc around ch-2 of next BSt, *2 dc in sc of next BSt, sc around ch-2 of next BSt,* repeat from *to* across
- Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across
- Ch 1, reverse sc evenly around entire border of afghan, sl st to beginning ch-1
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I'm Kate and crochet is my passion. I've been crocheting for 30+ years and as you can see from the selection of designs on my site, blankets are my obsession. I absolutely love creating something that will wrap my love around friends and family when they're in need of comfort.
Having 4 beautiful girls of my own has also inspired many infant, toddler and child size dresses. They are my biggest cheerleaders and have enjoyed wearing the things I've made them.
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