1.23.2015

Brighton Blanket Free Crochet Pattern


Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! I'm pleased to introduce the Brighton Blanket in all its glory! And it is FREE for you to enjoy!

I stumbled upon the stitch pattern over at MyPicot.com and decided to give it a try because I love the texture and intricacy and ripples and possibilities with color! Sounds right down my alley, huh?

Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
I chose I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby because it has a fabulous color selection, is very affordable and cotton shows stitch definition so well. But you could choose any yarn in any weight. (I'm working on a cowl in this pattern using a fingering yarn that is fabulous!) I even think this would make a pretty stash-busting project.

Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

After playing around with the color changes, I finally came up with this--see how the color just peeks through on the front? Little hints of it. But look at the back...

Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

...it is so beautiful it could be the FRONT! And the texture!!! 

I've written up a complete PDF for you that includes:

~thoroughly-tested and printable written instructions
~a complete materials list including yarn colors, total yardage and number of skeins used in this sample
~notes section including how to adjust the blanket to any dimensions you want
~detailed special stitches and stitch abbreviations (in standard US terms)
~nearly 50 photos with descriptions to walk you through if you need some extra help (and are visual like me!)

Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

The pattern is a little tricky at the start, but only because it has such a long repeat and requires a bit of focus. But after you get rolling, it is really fun to crochet!

You can find it in my Ravelry shop here, and my Craftsy shop here. There are also some other fun free patterns you can download while you're there, as well as some for sale.

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I hope you enjoy the blanket! Be well and Happy Hooking! (Big Hugs!))

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65 comments:

  1. Do you have a Baby blanket sized version of this? Or could you give me a starting chain count for one? Please email me at jdyke83@yahoo.com as i don't check google+ account.

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    1. Jenni,
      The size in the pattern is sized for a crib/baby.

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  2. That is awesome, Susan. it is also awesome you work for free.
    Be blessed for it!
    Beate

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    1. Thank you, Beate! I live a most blessed life! Best to you!

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  3. What a gorgeous blanket! And so generous of you to offer it for free! Now all I need is a baby to make it for as we have way too much full size blankets ;-)

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    1. Maree, Thank you! I'm actually making an awesome cowl with this stitch pattern right now and loving the result!

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  4. This is beautiful. I just wish I needed a blanket!!!

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  5. I had to tell you that I am in love with this. It really does remind me of beach waves. It is so kind of you to offer this lovely pattern for free. Thank you so much!

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    1. You are very welcome, Patricia. It reminds me of waves, too! And someone suggested crowns. So maybe Royal Waves would be a fitting name. :)

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  6. Your ravelry button doesn't seem to be working

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    1. I'm not certain why, but it seems to be working for me. Try this one...http://www.ravelry.com/designers/susan-carlson

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  7. Thank you for the pattern. It is one of the most beautiful afghan.

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Susan, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pattern with us! I am having some problems with it and I hope you can help!! I have begun the pattern 4 times now and every time I end up with 6 sc6tog and 24 ch-5 spaces. I have counted stitches so many times that I am counting in my sleep!! I even have kept going with the pattern until the repeat is finished and at some point it just does not work out. what am I doing wrong???? I have not had any trouble understanding the pattern.

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    1. Juju,
      It is hard to assess where the trouble is occurring, but it sounds like you have too many stitches and therefore another partial repeat. Are you decreasing across 6 stitches on your sc6tog or working them all in the same stitch (you shouldn't be doing this one.) If not, I may need to see a photo of your work. Feel free to PM me on my Facebook page at Facebook.com/FeltedButton and we'll get you rolling in no time.

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    2. Aaah that must be where I'm going wrong too! Now it makes much more sense!

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  9. What a beautiful blanket! I love your color choices too! :). :)
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    Lee Ann
    Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Lee Ann! I love playing with color!

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  10. I forgot to ask....what kind of yarn did you use? :). thanks. :)
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    Lee Ann
    Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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    1. This is I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby.

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  11. Hello! I unfortunately am having problems with the stitch as well. In the beginning it says to chain 249 .. I follow through with round one . I get the right amount of sc6tog as well as the 5-ch sps. Yet I always seem to have about forty or so stitches on the end extra. Am I chaining too many in the beginning? Or am I going wrong somewhere in row one ? Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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    1. The only thing I can figure since you are off by so many stitches, is that you are not decreasing six stitches into one on the sc6tog. I can't imagine your initial count would be that far off. If you want to take a pic and PM me on my Facebook page I might be able to help you more. (Facebook.com/FeltedButton)

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    2. Okay! I'll try again today (I undid my original work as I knew I was wrong! ) and send pics of what I do. Thanks so much for your help!

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    3. Hi. I am having the exact same problem. Any chance of seeing your solution?

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  12. I'm in love with this throw. I'm not sure my skills are up to it but I'm going to try.

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  13. Oh, man, oh, man, I just love how you made this one! Thank you for posting the pattern, too--I saw this one on MyPicot, but having just splurged on two patterns from Felted Button, didn't feel I should yet buy another one; now I can make this gorgeous blanket for a pregnant coworker (she loves purple and pink, and I have those, plus a gorgeous Red Heart yarn that combines purple, pink, turquoise and green)!

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    1. I hour the pattern is fun for you! Those colors sound gorgeous!

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  14. Wow, it's amazing! Absolutely lovely, I love the colours and pattern... Thank you so much for sharing it ^^
    Hugs from Spain ♥

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    1. Thanks, Xandra!And your are very welcome!

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  15. Wonderful, thank you for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful! Wish you had a "pin" button so I could pin it from my phone. ;)

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    1. Thanks. It will pin on a tablet or a computer when you hover, but I don't know how on a phone! Hmmm.

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    2. You have to open Safari & then in your top right corner there's a small single square, click on that. You should have a Pinterest icon there you can click on. Good luck
      Just love this blanket! Started it last night & I'm happy to say I've made it through row three & did not have to rip anything out. I'm so proud & pleased.

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  17. It's a beautiful afghan. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. You are very welcome, Andrea!

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  18. All I can say is WOW!!! Another masterpiece from you!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!
    ♥Tess

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Tess. You are welcome!

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  19. I absolutely love this pattern:) I have a couple of babies to crochet for coming this spring, plus there is an orphanage in Mexico that I am crocheting for so I intend to make this in a few different color combos. I love your colors, you have a great eye for combinations, along with that wonderful pattern, perfection! Great work and thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. How wonderful, Barbara, to share it with others like that! Bless you for your generosity and kindness!

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  20. WOW--this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Have fun! It's a super fun pattern, I think!

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  21. Any chance of a video tutorial of this stitch? I feel like I am following the instructions exactly, however, the counts end up wrong.

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    1. So sorry, Joyce. I do not have the ability to do video at this time. Because the repeat is so very long, it is tough to keep track of counts. I suggest placing a stitch marker after each repeat to be certain you are on the right track.

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  22. Beautiful blanket! Apart from the amazing stitch design, I love the color play,

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  23. This is the most beautiful pattern I've seen in years. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. This blanket is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for the lovely work and sharing your pattern! I have returned to crocheting after stopping for many years and I look forward to trying this pattern. I only hope mine will turn out to look like yours! :) Thanks again for sharing!

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  25. Your blanket is beautiful. I am confused because others have posted that it is a free pattern. When I look it up it shows $5.50. Have I been crocheting too long? Thanks.

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    1. It is free! Lol! Maybe you have been crocheting too long, but is that even possible? !

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  26. Hi Susan. I love the blanket. I am a beginner chrochet-er, so I can only wish to be able to crochet this lovely piece. You are blessed for your generosity in giving this pattern to everyone. Thank you for the quote from David A. Bednar; don't they all say such great things?! Thanks again, Kim

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    1. You are very welcome! Thank you for the kind words, Kim. And, yes, they all say such uplifting things!

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  27. I love this blanket and all the gorgeous colors. I am a beginner crochet-er so I can only wish I could make it. You are blessed for your kindness and generosity. I love your quote from David A. Bednar; don't they all say such great things?!

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  28. Super! Thank you very much for sharing that amazing colorful pattern with us ♥

    Best regards from Die Häkel-Eule / The Crochet-Owl

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  29. Thank you for this stunning blanket pattern! I am making up crocheted baby blankets, sweaters, dresses, and booties, and sewing the same and many other things in anticipation of the someday when I will have Grandchildren of my own. IF my children can ever be bothered to provide me with any!!! Thank you again! You are very talented!

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    1. It sounds like you are very busy preparing. I'm trying to be patient, as well, waiting for grandchildren. Thank you for your kind words.

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  30. Looks amazing thank you for the pattern :)

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  31. Hi Susan, I've been thumbing my way through patterns tonight looking for something unique and beautiful. It didn't take me long to meet my goals in this gorgeous pattern!!! It will be a few months before I can make as I have 3 or 4 pieces to complete first.
    Bless you for sharing your talent.

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  32. Sure wish you had the ability to do a tutorial. Can't quite grasp how row 3 goes. Trying to help my granddaughter as she does this beautiful pattern. Hopefully a tutorial will be coming soon!!

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    1. I'm happy to help with a specific question if you want to contact me via pm on my Facebook page. You can send photos there to show your work, as well. I'm happy to help.

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    2. I'm happy to help with a specific question if you want to contact me via pm on my Facebook page. You can send photos there to show your work, as well. I'm happy to help.

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  33. This is unreal that I found such a beauty for free
    Thank you so much!

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  34. This is a stunningly beautiful pattern. My goal this year is to make afghans for each of my children and their spouses and possible start afghans for each of my grown grandchildren. I've been searching for a pattern for my only daughter and this is IT. Thank you so much. I have been searching for months.

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