2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Keeping on

Goodness, the year is whizzing by! I can barely believe that it is now Autumn and that I am still keeping up with this blanket.  The start of the year and first rounds feels so long ago now.  But I am still enjoying this adventure of  designing the next stage of the blanket every week and hoping that you are too.

I have also been brushing up my calligraphy skills this week so that I can make some place names for my sister’s upcoming wedding.  It is such fun especially with the shiny ink. It is also providing a great contrast to my crochet, which I find I am doing more and more for relaxation purposes.

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

This week, I we are working on some contrast stitches to make the star stitch really pop!

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 blanket is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before. 

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

For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row

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

Special stitches

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Htr – half treble

Ss – slip stitch

Start crocheting here:

Row 4
Use Ocean
With the right side of the blanket facing up, start on the left side of any corner. Attach yarn with slip stitch into the stitch that is 1 up from the top of the last row. Then, dc in to each stitch in the row. Attach to next corner square with slip stitch. Fasten off.
Repeat for all 4 sides.

Row 5
Use Orchid
With the right side of the blanket facing up, start on the left side of any corner. Attach yarn with slip stitch into the stitch that is 2 up from the top of the last row. Then, htr, ch1, skip 1. Work in this pattern across the row. Attach to next corner square with slip stitch. Fasten off.
Repeat for all 4 sides.

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

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