2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Here comes the sun…

Wow, I can hardly believe it is the same month as last week. While last Sunday, I was still huddled up on the sofa underneath a cosy blanket with the heating on full blast, today I am bathing in some wonderful winter sunshine through the window. I think the sun has once again influenced the design of the 2021 blanket – the yellow petals added to the corner pieces look like flames coming from the sun.

There are just two rounds this week. There are two reasons for that: Firstly, the day job has been pretty busy so I haven’t had as much crochet time as I would have liked. Secondly, what I have in mind for the next part is to crochet 3 rows in Orchid, so I did not want to stop in the middle of these rows and create more ends to sew in … But don’t worry next week there will be a couple of extra rows to catch up:)

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
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This week, the sun has been out and I have turned the corner pieces we started last week to make little mini sunshines on each side.

Materials

Caron Simply Soft – Gold

Caron Simply Soft – Ocean

Caron Simply Soft – Orchid

Caron Simply Soft – Sunshine

5 mm hook

Tapestry needle and sharp scissors

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Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Sunshine
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Orchid
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Gold
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Ocean

Pattern notes

The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link

The corner pieces of the blanket are worked rows. Unless otherwise instructed, you will always be working your work facing you and working from right to left. For the corner pieces you will always join a new colour of yarn on the right hand side.

[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Special stitches

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Dtr – double treble crochet

Htr – half treble

Tr – treble

3-ch-picout – picout worked with 3 chains

Start crocheting here:
Row 4:

Use sunshine and start in the stitch on Round 20 that is 2 stitches in front of the start of Row 3.

Dc, ch 1, skip 1, (now work into Row 3) *htr, ch 1, skip 1. From * 13 times. Then dc in Round 20 in the stitch that is 2 stitches after the end of Row 3. 

(2dc, 13htr and 14 ch-1-sp)

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Row 5:

In this row you are only working into the ch-1-sp of Row 4 and skipping all other stiches. You do not make any stitches into Round 20 in this row.

Ch 1 and turn your work so that you are now working backwards over Row 4.

Dc, *[dc, htr, tr, dtr with 3-ch-picout on top], [tr, htr, dc], ch 1. From * 6 times. Dc. Fasten off.

(6 “petals” and 2 dc)

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