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
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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December's new crochet pattern releases
The new Pebbled Archway Reversible home decor crochet pattern collection has quickly become another one of my favorites. I love the feeling you get when you walk in a room and see a comforting afghan placed across a couch. It's even more wonderful with coordinating pillows! What could make it even better? How about all of the pieces being reversible?
Each week through the month of December, I'm releasing 1 crochet pattern from this set. The Pebbled Archway Reversible Bolster Pillow crochet pattern was released last week and can be found HERE on my website. This week, is the Pebbled Archway Reversible Throw crochet pattern. This is such a great way to add a splash of color to any room! I hope you'll enjoy laying with color and working up this collection as much as I did.
Blanket Supplies and notes:
If you enjoy pops of color or peek-a-boo arches, you’ll have fun with this Pebbled Archway Reversible Throw crochet pattern.
This blanket has a fun pattern on both sides to play up the color and give some unique style to any room. Be sure to check out the coordinating pillows!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: 3098 (total yards) Red Heart With Love 4ww yarn or similar
878 yards Black
740 yards Pewter
740 yards White
740 yards Berry Red
Finished Size: 48” x 60” with instruction to easily customize to your desired size from infant to king!
Hook: H/8-5.00 mm
Gauge: 14 sc & 17 rows = 4”
Terminology: US crochet terms
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, TTCL - Triple Treble Cluster
Foundation hdc: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may help
Triple Treble Cluster (TTCL): Working in front of stitches in previous rounds, yo 4x, insert hook in
indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook4x, yo 4x, insert hook in same
stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook4x, repeat from to 2x, yo, pull through
all 5 loops on hook
(c) 2018 Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs
(c) 2018 Photo Copyright by Ash & Co
It is ILLEGAL to copy, share or upload this pattern to sites for others to access. This crochet pattern is not to be used for educational purposes. You are welcome to sell the finished items you crochet using this pattern.
You can find the individual patterns here:
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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