4.04.2016

Skittles Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Who wants a sweet rainbow of color springing off your crochet hook? You can do just that with my new free crochet pattern--


Skittles Blanket
Skittles Blanket FREE crochet pattern by Felted Button



It's a party of color, I tell ya! And with fun texture, too. I had someone tell me
that it looks really complicated, but honestly, it is super simple!! The center rows are an easy repeat working only sc and dc (US) combinations. And the border follows a really simple repeat, as well--mostly hdc. I rated the pattern as "Easy" which according to the Craft Yarn Council means "Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing." Yep. That's about right. So, I say, give it a try!

Skittles Blanket Free Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I made it with one of my favorite yarns--Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Scheepjes Colour Crafter used in Skittles Blanket free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


There are lots of reasons why I love working with this yarn, but here are a few:
~with generous 100g center-pull skeins at a very affordable price, they are perfect for blankets and other larger projects
~I'm finding that the DK weight is heavy enough for a bit of warmth, but not too heavy to sit under while working in warmer weather--again, perfect for blankets
~the premium acrylic is easy care, doesn't pill or fuzz, and is super soft--again, ideal for blankets
~have you seen the colors?!!! Again, perfect for blankets--and ME!

So, now that you know why I love this yarn for blankets (and lots of other projects, too), let's gaze at this blanket...

Skittles Blanket Free Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Ahhhh. It makes me happy. 

I have taken the time to write up a PDF printable pattern for you--because I know how much nicer they are to work from--and it has been thoroughly tested for accuracy. You can find the pattern and a bunch of others (free and paid) for download in my Ravelry shop here or my Craftsy shop here. But I've got some fabulous news...


Skittles Blanket Free Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

You can get your hooks into a KIT with all of the yarn needed to make your own Skittles blanket. One click. All the yarn you need to finish this sample blanket. They are available from Wool Warehouse beginning Monday, April 4. So follow the link above and snag your kit. Let's get Skittling!

I've got sooooo many projects in the works right now--last count 7. Some are nearly ready--some are in the early stages. So stay in the "Button" loop with me on Facebook here, or Instagram (@FeltedButton). Or sign up for my newsletter at the top of the sidebar and don't miss out on my colorful (sometimes crazy) happenings.

| On the Board | -- Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life. You make it. 
                                                                          ~Thomas S. Monson

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Susan Carlson of Felted Button--Colorful Crochet Patterns

61 comments:

  1. Susan, I love it! Absolutely gorgeous. *wonders whether I can sneak in another project*

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Lol! Just one more. Just one more. And since I'm going to try to complete 2 "Dances" blankets, I've got GOBS of time, right? ;) Thanks for your kind comment.

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  2. Total awesomeness, Susan! I just love this cheerful and colorful blanket. Thanks SO much for this free pattern even though I would be happy to have paid for it. I know the work you must go through developing these patterns and then publishing the instructions. Your generosity is appreciated!

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    1. Ditto! I couldn't agree more with what Eileen said. Thank you!!!

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  3. It's beautiful, Susan :)

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    1. Golly, Dedri! This means a lot coming from you. Thank you!

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  4. Awesome! Thank you so much! Another amazing pattern from the Felted Button!

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    1. Thank you and you are welcome!

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  5. You've done it again! You've grabbed me with all the colors and the design. I absolutely adore your designs. They look so complex, yet, they are delightfully easy. Girl, you are amazing.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    1. Sharon, you are too kind, Thank you. This one is just that--it looks tricky and complicated but is very simple! Hugs back to you!

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  6. One more things, I would have happily paid for this pattern. You are too generous.

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    1. Yes. And I appreciate that very much! However, sometimes I like to just give a gift to my loyal and generous felow crocheters, like yourself. Enjoy!

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  7. Wunderwunderschön! Die Farben das Muster die Decke! Eine phantastische Arbeit.
    LG lykka

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  8. Wow!!! So beautiful... I'm off to the yarn store to start this beautiful piece!!!!

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    1. Ooooh! The yarn store!! I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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  9. I love this blanket! Those colors beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I love the colors, too!

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  10. Gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anna

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  11. I love how colorful your designs are! I want to make them all. Rainbows are such joyful eye candy.

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    1. Haha! I completely agree--rainbows are eye candy! And the colors make me happy, too.

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  12. Hi Susan, I just discovered your blog via a friends favorites on Ravelry. All these colors make me feel happy! If I didn't already have half a dozen projects with deadlines I'd start this blanket right now.
    Thank you!
    - Another Susan

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    1. I'm so happy you found me, Susan! The pattern will be here when you are ready. Believe me, I completely understand about the WIP problem! ;)

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  13. This blanket makes me want to crochet and eat candy!

    I love the pattern, it's so cheerful.

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    1. Eating candy and crocheting sounds like great inspiration! Happy to help! Thanks!

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  14. Just ordered the pack! Thank you so much for yet another great design! Quick question: how much yarn was left over? I think I want to make mine slightly longer.

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    1. In the pattern it states it, I think. As I recall, there was nearly half of each of the colors, but almost all of the contrasting color was used (2 balls), so if you want to make it larger, you'll need to order more of that one (Almelo, I believe it is called.)

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  15. This is such a pretty and cheerful pattern.

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    1. Thanks! I like spreading happiness!

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  16. Hi Susan! I just received my kit in the mail and I love it! I can't wait to start the project...tonight! Thanks for the pattern and making the kit so easy to get. Can't wait for more :-)

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    1. You are very welcome, Maria! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  17. Hi Susan!
    I just got the kit in the mail and I love it. Great quality! I will be starting the project tonight :-) Thank you for sharing the pattern and making it so easy with the kit. Looking forward to the future ones!

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  18. Hi. I recently started the Skittle blanket and love it! Thank you for the pattern. I do have a question...how many stitches should be in rows 3, 5, and 6? I am assuming 160 but want to make sure since I seem to have lost a couple stitches somewhere and I am now on row 8.
    Thanks!

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    1. Good assumption. There should be 160 on all of those rows.

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    2. Now that my brain has had a bit more time to go over this--I believe the count is 159--not 160. So sorry for any confusion. I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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  19. It's gorgeous! I'm getting a new grandniece and a new grandchild in a few months, so I've been keeping an eye open for blanket patterns. This one is lovely, as your designs always are - thanks!

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  20. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this pattern with us!

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  21. My grandmother made these types of quilts out of my grandfather and my dads wool long sleeve shirts. They kept us warm during the winter months.

    Rowena
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  22. I've started this blanket but in doing row 2 after 163 chains an dc in 4th at end I have 161 dc counting the chain 3 as one of stitches. I've redone an redone an still come up with the same. What am i doing wrong? I'm a old timer at crochet but having trouble with this one. Do I count the ch 3 at turn as a dc with the total of 160? Confused...

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    1. If you dc in the 4th ch, that means you are skipping 3 chains of the 163, which leaves 160 dc and the turning ch. If you count the ch, that is 161.

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  23. Gorgeous result but where is the pattern? did not see them on this page...am a beginner so need instructions please...ty

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    1. If you click "here" in the post where it says you can get the pdf in my Craftsy shop here or my Ravelry shop here, you can download from there.

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  24. I'm starting border an stuck with "drop yarn an loop to WS an pick up on designated rnds" Is there a video to help me or something so I can continue with this project? Please help me.

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  25. This means to drop the main color to the wrong side without cutting the yarn. You'll just pick it back up again when you come around after the next round. You can cut it, if you prefer, but that just means a few more ends to weave.

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    1. I am having trouble with the border round 3 instructions picking up MC says hdc two rows down but what? I can see from the picture what should happen but can't make the instructions give up their mystery here. Thanks. LOVE your designs and use of color! Olivedog

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    2. You'll be working over the previous round and into RND 1.

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  26. Thank you for providing your beautiful pattern for free! I just started crocheting this year, and have been trying to read patterns from a bunch of different sources so I can figure out different writing styles.

    I have a question about Row 2 where you say to single crochet in the first dc, then skip a double and (sc,dc) in the next - are you saying to put both a single and a double crochet in the same double crochet?

    Thank you!

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    1. Emily,
      Yes! Exactly. This way the stitches are grouped which gives a bit different texture. Congrats on your crocheting adventure. It's such a fun and relaxing craft. And you are clever to try a bunch of different designers. Although I strive to follow industry standards, there are always little "preferences" and wording differences between designers. Best to you!

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  27. Is the yarn package from Wool Warehouse enough for this gorgeous Skittles blanket, I live in the U.S. and if I had to buy more at a later time, it would be costly to buy a few extra skeins. Thank you for the gorgeous pattern.

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    1. The yarn kit is enough to make the blanket as sized in the pattern. If you want to make it larger, you will need more.

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  28. I have crocheted a long time and have the kit for skittles blanket. I love the colors. There must be a trick to finding the end of the yarn to pull from the center. I have looked at all the balls and can't seem to find it. I have taken apart 2 balls from center and found the end but there must be an easier way. Have never encountered this before. Thanks for any help.

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    1. I typically don't work from the center, but rather the outside, although my favorite is to cake them so I always have a center pull. I hope this helps.

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  29. What do you mean by cake them? thank you for your help.

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    1. I use my yarn winder to make them into cakes. They stack really nice that way, too.

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  30. Good morning Please clarify for me row 2 do you sc and dc in the 3rd stitch? Thank you. Debi Gregg

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