2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Squaring Off

I love it when a plan comes together and this week one certainly did. I finally fully joined all the granny squares to the 2021 blanket and my mathematics has more or less worked out:) So from next week on, we are going to be working in the round again. I was always a little nervous about how these corners would turn out, and I am so glad it has worked. Although I can see that the blanket is in need of blocking again – a task for next week alongside sewing the petals into place. I also had a little time for calligraphy this week, getting ready for a spree of family birthdays.

 

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

This week, we are finally squaring off the blanket after adding the granny square corners.

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

 

Start crocheting here:

Row 14
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.

 

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

Row 15
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 corner space of the granny square. Then, htr, ch1, skip 1. Work in this pattern across the row. Attach to granny square corner space with slip stitch. Fasten off.
Repeat for all 4 sides.
Note: For rows 14 and 15, if your counting has been a little out when starting or ending a row, you can even it out be working htr in row 14 or tr in row 15 and adjusting where you attach the yarn accordingly.

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