Get the free pattern to crochet this pretty blanket

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Photo credit: Claire Pepper  - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Claire Pepper - Hearst Owned

This beautiful crochet blanket is super cuddly and so easy to make. If you've mastered basic crochet stitches and a granny square blanket, you'll have no problem with our step-by-step guide to making this crochet throw that uses a pretty flower motif.

For those of you still learning how to crochet, this is a great beginner friendly pattern for mastering double crochet stitches and half trebles.

Our free crochet pattern uses five colours to create a vibrant design that can be adapted to suit whatever colour palette you fancy.

Photo credit: Claire Pepper  - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Claire Pepper - Hearst Owned

We didn’t want to waste any yarn, so the finished size of our throw was dependant on how many motifs we could make out of each ball.

Some balls had more length than others, so your finished layout may need to be different to ours.

If you want a larger throw, you could either buy more than one ball in each colour or more than 5 colours.

Our throw is only a suggestion, being made from single identical motifs – the finished throw can be whatever you want it to be!

This blanket pattern is also perfect for our Get Britain Knitting campaign. We've joined up with Knit for Peace to get everyone crocheting blankets for families living in poverty. Find out more about our Get Britain Knitting campaign here.


Size

Approximate finished size 80 x 85cm. Each motif measures approximately 11cm in diameter.

You will need

  • One of each: 100g ball of Paintbox Wool Mix Aran in 5 colours (we used Stormy Grey 804, Slate Green 826, Pistachio Green 824, Vintage Pink 855 and Mustard Yellow 823).

  • 5mm crochet hook

  • Sewing thread

Abbreviations

ch chain

ch-sp chain space

cm centimetres

dc double crochet

htr half treble

rep repeat

ss slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

tr treble.


How to crochet the blanket motif (we made 68)

Base ring 6ch, join with ss in first ch to form a ring.

1st round 1ch (does not count as a st), [1dc into ring, 3ch] 12 times, ss to first dc.

2nd round Ss into each of next 2 ch, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc into same 3ch-sp, [3ch, 1dc into next 3ch-sp] 11 times, 1ch, 1htr into top of first dc.

3rd round * 6ch, 1dc into next 3ch-sp **, 3ch, 1dc into next 3ch-sp *; rep from * to * a further 4 times, then rep from * to ** once, 1ch, 1tr into htr that closed previous round.

4th round * [5tr, 2ch, 5tr] into next 6ch-sp, 1dc into next 3ch-sp; rep from * 5 times more ending last rep in tr that closed previous round, ss to next st. Fasten off.

Make motifs in each colour – we made 14 motifs in 3 of the colours and 13 motifs in each of the other 2 colours – this will depend on the number you can make from each ball.

We arranged our motifs in 5 lines of 8 motifs alternating with 4 lines of 7 motifs, you may wish to make your throw narrower and longer. The motifs are joined by hand sewing through the 2ch-sps at the points of each motif, arranging the colours randomly.

Now you have a crochet blanket pattern you can adapt by size and colour. But if you're looking for more free crochet blanket patterns, check out this crochet baby blanket pattern.

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