3.18.2014

Spring into Summer with a FREE Crochet Blanket Pattern

Sharing is nice, right?! I worked up this awesome lightweight blanket with a nifty corner-to-corner stitch (sometimes called Crazy Stitch) and I thought it would be nice to share it for FREE with you!!


Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern
I'm calling it Spring into Summer Blanket



Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern

because it seems to be the perfect project for working on as things warm up (well, at least on this side of the world!).


Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern

I love the corner-to-corner stitching, because essentially you can work the width until just under half your yarn is used up (remember extra for the border) and then start to decrease. The repeat is so simple, too, that once mastered it doesn't take much brain energy. That's a good thing for me!!

Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern

But, of course, the thing I love the MOSTEST about this blanket is the COLOR!! The yarn is Red Heart Unforgettable in the Candied colorway. The super long color runs do all of the striping for you and guess what??? No ends!! Well, only when one skein ends and the other begins. You don't even fasten off to start the border!! Wahoo!


Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern

Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern

Isn't that border just so stinkin' cool the way it blends those colors? You never know exactly which one will happen next. It's a little happy color surprise every round.


Spring into Summer Blanket--FREE Crochet Pattern

You can find the pattern in my Ravelry shop here, or my Craftsy shop here.

Enjoy your little Spring into Summer!!

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56 comments:

  1. Hello, and thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I just love the pretty colors.

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    1. You are welcome, Pamela! Please feel free to share on my FB page!

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  2. Susan, thank you for the gorgeous pattern and superb photos to go along! I love long runs in yarn too and have the perfect skeins to use for it!
    Best,
    sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/03/crocodile-stitch-scarf.html

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I would love to see the yarn you end up using! You have such good color sense, this could be FUN!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. Just ordered my yarn. Can't wait to get started. Best pattern I've seen in a long time.

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    1. Why, that is so sweet! I hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Thank you for the wonderful pattern. Love the yarn you have used. Delicious colors. I am dying to try my hand at the edging. Since we do not have such yarn here, I guess mine will have to be a single color.
    Have a great day.

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    1. I look forward to seeing your blanket, Sangeetha! You always do such lovely work!

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  5. Love the blanket! Thanks so much for sharing. Gorgeous photos :)

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    1. You are very welcome, Joanita! Hope you have fun with it!

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  6. This is AWESOME. Thank you very much for sharing your pattern with us! A good friend just had her first baby girl so I am excited to make this RIGHT NOW!

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    1. This blanket has wonderful drape and would be perfect for a new little girl. Enjoy!

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  7. Came across your gorgeous pattern on Pinterest. I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing. Now I have to see where I can find this yarn. The colors are luscious!
    Thank you again. blessings, denise :D

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    1. Denise, I'm not certain where you are, but it can be found on Amazon and in Wal Mart in the US. It's not expensive either--BONUS!

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  8. This is stunning! Thank you for making it a free pattern. And this yarn looks so nice. I think I must give it a try.

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    1. You are welcome! The yarn is delicious!

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  9. Very pretty! Love your designs!

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  10. Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.
    http://www.titacarre.com
    http://elo7.com.br/titacarre

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  11. Hi Susan :) Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! I love your blanket! You always can pick the best colours to use :) and Congratulations!! You were one of the Most Clicked Projects at last week's Party!!! http://www.oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/03/wednesday-link-party-35-twitterhop.html Have a lovely week! Rhondda

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  12. I love this blanket so much, I just got the yarn for it and I'm working on it now. How many rows did you go before you started to decrease? I know you said use half your yarn then decrease but, I'm not sure how much it will need for the border and I've only got 3 skeins of the yarn. I guess I fear cutting myself short on the border.
    Thanks so much for your help. It's really a beautiful pattern!

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    1. I meant to ask how long was your blanket in inches....not how many rows! (Gosh...I must of been having a bad day when I wrote that!)
      Because I had to use a smaller hook (size F), I'm afraid my blocks are much smaller! I tried to use the bigger hook but, the yarn is so skinny that it was just too big of a hook to use an H hook. I got the same yarn you used but it's really skinny, close to a baby or sport weight yarn.
      Anyways, thanks again for your help!

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    2. In the sample blanket pictured, the blanket is square--and with the border 32" square--the cm measurement is outlined in the Dimensions section of the pattern. The yarn, although it says it is 4 medium weight, is more like a DK or light worsted than worsted, but I wanted a really soft drape so went with the suggested hook size. Fortunately, adjusting the dimensions of this stitch is simple!

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  13. HI Susan, curious, how many skeins of yarn would you think for a lap blanket or a twin size? Thank you so much this is gorgeous!!

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    1. Good question, Terry. There is a great guide for estimating yarn requirements based on weight of the yarn and size of the project on the Lion Brand site. http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/96.html
      Hope this helps.

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  14. Hello, thank you so much for this pattern it's gorgeous! Think I will make it as a wedding present for a friend as we are coming into winter here in SA now. God bless xxx

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    1. Yes! For you folks on the other side of the world, this could still be lovely. What a sweet gift for a friend!

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  15. Thank you for the great colors and directions to this great pattern. I have been looking for a corner to corner pattern to make for my daughter and her fiance for their wedding.

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    1. You are so very welcome! Enjoy!

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  16. Beautiful! I just wish we had this brand of yarn in the UK. Will have to look for something similar.

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    1. I don't know about shipping costs to the UK, but you can find the Unforgettable directly on the Red Heart site. I also think almost any yarn with long color runs would give a similar striped effect without the color changes. I did see someone make this up in Stylecraft DK and changed colors each row. It was gorgeous!! Best to you!

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    2. They also sell it on Joanns.com, some of their stores may carry it, but not all.

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  17. It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. All the best to you.

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  18. thank you so much for your generousity - I can't wait to try it!

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  19. I am going to Walmart Monday morning to get four skeins and go to working on this project ; it's so pretty and girly, love it ,thanks for sharing, saw it on Facebook.

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  20. I have been doing this pattern but not the border. Love the yarn. Such beautiful work.

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  21. Thank you for the free pattern. It's beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful blanket! I was wondering how many skeins of yarn you used?

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  23. I just love this pattern! It was easy to follow and the pictures were a wonderful help. I'm not a big fan of most RH yarns, but this Unforgettable is so soft and the colors are so pretty...I'm glad I gave it a shot. I have a question...I have the body of the blanket done and I'm not sure what to so once I made that last group of dc. Part of the problem is I lost track of which is the back/front...so do I slip stitch to the ch3 and keep going to the left in that chain3 space, or do I slip stitch and then turn it and make my first hdc in the top of that last dc group? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Either way works fine--as telling the RS and WS apart is not critical. If you follow the pattern precisely you will turn. But working a slip stitch into the final ch-3 and then working to the left beginning in that space works, too!

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  24. Thank you for a quick reply!

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  25. I just felt the need to tell you how much I love this pattern. I went to Hobby Lobby specifically to buy some RH Unforgettable to make it, but they apparently only sell their store brand anymore. So I found "Baby Bee Pomp" yarn in a rainbow colorway, and it is GORGEOUS. Even a short-striping colorway makes a beautiful blanket in this pattern. It's a bunch of little rainbow squares!

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    1. Sounds beautiful! Feel free to share finished photos of items you make from my patterns on my FB page at Facebook.com/FeltedButton!

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  26. I made this blanket, and it turned out beautiful! I used a hdc border though and then finished it with a shell pattern. Beautiful! Thank you!

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    1. I'm happy to hear you enjoy the pattern!

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  27. What a coincidence! I saw this photo of your beautiful blanket on Instagram today but was so disappointed when i saw it was posted by someone who I know takes credit for other's work. And here it is few hours later and I find your original photo - and the free pattern! Thank you so much, I can't wait to make it. Love the colors!

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    1. So happy you found me! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  28. I'm just about to start my Spring into Summer blanket, I would have never bought this type of yarn (ombre and pastel rainbow) but this is way too cute! Thank you!

    rachelnewcomer.blogspot.com

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    1. You are so welcome! Your blog is adorable!

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  29. Just LOVE this blanket!! You do such amazing work!

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  30. Oh I love the colours. I wish we cld get yarn like this in the uk. I'm in hospital now 6 weeks and came across this pattern as am dying to crochet something. I'm a beginner to intermediate. I haven't had much practice as I've not had any yarn and I got all my stuff brought in from house including 15 crochet books all my hooks and yarn I just bought into hospital to start a project and all my stuff has been stolen! I just spent all my savings on yarn to make blanket as I've saved from january. Now I've nothing but can I ask if you've any other good patterns for blankets/afghans both for adult and baby that you cld share with me? Ill not be able to replace my stuff for another while as I'll have to save again but please send me any links or anything you can for any nice patterns. My email address is gemma_madden@yahoo.com in case you need it. I look forward to hearing from you. Ps. What size of blanket does this make and how did you get it so that the colours did not mix?

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  31. Thank you, Gemma! This blanket was made with a self-striping yarn with very long runs of color so that it doesn't mix, but rather creates stripes. If you choose yarn with just a few inches before it changes color you get the mixing effect. You can find all of the patterns that I have designed--some free and some paid--at the top of this page under "My Patterns". A search of the web will get you to many more that are wonderful! Happy crocheting!

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  32. Such a happy blanket! Where can I find this type of yarn, please?

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    1. Beth, I got mine at Wal Mart for just under $5/skein. But you can find it on Amazon or directly from Red Heart at RedHeart.com, too.

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  33. Thank you so very much for this simply gorgeous blanket pattern! I am making mine with Bernat Mosaic in Spectrum and it is turning out beautifully. The stitch is an interesting one to do and I never get tired of it. My one question is if it is possible to adapt the pattern to make a rectangular blanket? My plan is to make it into a queen sized coverlet for my son. Thank you again for sharing this with us. L.

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    1. You are so very welcome! I haven't worked with the Mosaic but would like to give it a try! If you are interested in making your blanket a rectangle rather than a square it is quite easily done by consistently increasing at one end (corner) and decreasing (once you have achieved the desired width) at the other end (corner). Here is a link to blog post that might help. http://creeksidecrochet.blogspot.com/2014/01/technical-thursday-c2c-sizing-and-shape.html

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    2. Thank you for the help with this. It shouldn't be a problem at all now. I noticed that you are in Salt Lake City and this coverlet I am making is for our son who lives in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Small world! Thank you again. L.

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