I’m so happy to officially announce the crochet spring blanket crochet along!
This crochet along is going to be like my previous crochet alongs. We will work together week by week to make this spring blanket. Working in chunks will make this blanket manageable to make and not so overwhelming!
Below you will find frequently asked questions as well as the list of materials needed to complete this project.
Once the crochet along has started, you will find each part of the pattern below. Purchase the the ad-free PDF for the entire blanket pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.
Crochet Spring Blanket Details
- The crochet spring blanket is made up of granny squares and 8 different appliques.
- Granny squares are joined together in the end. Appliques are sewn onto the cream colored squares.
- The blanket measures roughly 46″ x 46″. My blanket turned out smaller than expected since the worsted weight yarn I used was a ‘thinner’ worsted weight yarn. Feel free to add rounds to your granny squares for a larger blanket.
Crochet Along Questions
When does it start?
The first part of the crochet along will be released Sunday, February 2, 2020 9am EST.
An additional part will be released every Sunday over a span of 9 weeks. The last part of the blanket will be released March 29th.
How do I sign up?
You can bookmark this page and come back every Sunday to view the new pattern each week or you can sign up to be on the email list to get notifications when each part is available.
Is it free?
Yes! Each part of the pattern will be released to view for free on my blog.
There is an option to purchase the PDF which includes all of the patterns in one file to complete the blanket.
You can purchase the ad-free PDF of the entire blanket pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.
Can I use different yarn?
You can! For this particular blanket, I recommend using Caron Simply Soft as a substitute for the yarn that I used. It is similar in weight and feel. You can also use other worsted weight yarns, but the final size of the blanket may vary.
Do the safety eyes poke through?
I’ve used safety eyes for several of my blankets with no issues! When I use my blankets, I never notice them sticking out or poking me.
I have seen safety eyes clipped down in the back or melted down with an iron to avoid concern of any poking.
However, you can use black yarn in place of the safety eyes if you are more comfortable with that especially if making for a baby.
Crochet Spring Blanket Materials List
If you choose to make a larger blanket with additional rounds to each of the granny squares, I would get at least 2 more cream skeins and 1 additional skein of the color you would like your border to be.
Knit Picks Brava Worsted in the folllowing colors/amounts:
5 Cream (add at least two more if you want your blanket to be larger)
2 Lady Slipper
2 Cotton Candy
Worsted weight yarn in small amounts:
yellow, white, light brown, orange, gray, and black.
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(16) 6mm safety eyes
Week 1 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 bumble bee appliques.
- Make 8 granny squares in the color cream.
Week 2 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 umbrella appliques – 1 green, 1 pink, 1 purple, 1 blue. Use gray or white for the handles.
- Make 8 granny squares in the color green.
Week 3 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 bunnies
- Make 8 granny squares in the color cream.
Week 4 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make a total of 12 raindrops (3 for each square).
- Make 8 blue granny squares in the color blue.
Week 5 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 tulip appliques (two tulip flowers per square).
- Make 8 cream granny squares in the color cream.
Week 6 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 daisy appliques.
- Make 8 granny square in the color pink.
Week 7 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 chick appliques.
- Make 8 granny squares in cream.
Week 8 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Make 4 butterfly appliques – one in each color: pink, purple, blue, and green.
- Make 8 granny squares in purple.
Week 9 – Spring Blanket CAL
- Join squares using the crochet together method. See below for arrangement.
- Add border with instructions below.
Use any color you would like for the border. I used the pink color.
Use a J/6.00mm hook or the same hook size you used to make the squares.
Begin by making a border around the entire blanket with the cream color.
Row 1: Make single crochets all the way around, making 5 single crochets in each corner, join to the first single crochet and fasten off.
We will begin to make the second round of our border with the color of your choice. Start at a corner and find the center stitch of the corner. Count back two stitches and attach the color of your choosing.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc3tog over next 3 st, (the last stitch should be worked in the very center of the corner), ch 5, dc3tog over 3 st starting in the last stitch you worked into/the very center of the corner, *dc3tog over next 3 st, ch 3, dc3tog over next 3 st, repeat from *
When working in corners, be sure to overlap the dc3tog like in the beginning of the instructions and ch 5 in the corners. For the edges, dc3tog will not be overlapped and ch 3 in between the dc3tog.
At each corner, I was not able to get to the very corner when making the dc3tog, so I made a dc2tog instead to get to the center of the corner. See photo below.
When you get back to the beginning of the row, ch 3 and join to top of first dc3tog.
Row 3: Ch 1, (2sc, ch 3, 2sc) in each ch 3 sp from previous row and (3sc, ch 3, 3sc) in each ch 5 corner sp from previous row. Join to first sc. Fasten off.
Thank you for the free CAL. Looking forward to it. I looks fresh.
Thank you for such a spring filled refreshing lovely looking cal
Thanks Maria. It amazing! I went to purchase the yarn through your affiliate but items are out of stock, so I was disappointed in that. I know I can use different yarns but then I end up using the same brands instead of something new. When I do a CAL I actually get something accomplished.
Hi Katherine! It looks like the cream will be “available soon”, I would check back often to see when they have it back in stock!