Joyous Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern

One little word came to mind when I was designing this project: JOY. It is a joy to create and a joy to use! I hope you have fun with this bright and cheerful blanket pattern.


Materials

  • 1 ball of WeCrochet Brava 500 (MC), or approximately 1050 yards of any worsted weight yarn. Sample uses Brava 500 in Dove Heather

  • 18 WeCrochet Brava Minis (CC), or approximately 30 yards each of 18 different colors. Sample uses 18 skeins from the Rainbow Brava Mini Pack

  • 8.00mm crochet hook

  • Ruler to check gauge

  • Scissors and yarn needle

Gauge

It is not necessary to achieve a certain gauge for this blanket, but if you’re limited on yardage or if you’d like the same dimensions as the sample I suggest checking.


6 stitches by 3 rows = 2 by 2 inches in double crochet, worked flat


Abbreviations

MC: main color

CC: contrast color

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

sc: single crochet

sk: skip

ea: each

st(s): stitch(es)

slst: slip stitch

rem: remaining

FO: finish off


Pattern Notes

  • Find the gray yarn featured here.

  • Find the minis featured here.

  • For the linen/moss st rows, the ch 2 counts as a sc and skipped st. You will work into it as an sc at the end of each row.

  • When finished, this blanket measures 45 by 55 inches.

  • If you would like to make your blanket narrower/wider, simply ch any multiple of 2.

  • To make the blanket shorter/longer, simply work less/more repeats.

Construction

This blanket is worked flat, alternating between MC dc rows and CC linen or moss stitch rows. After completing the body of the blanket, you will add a three round sc border to finish.


Blanket

Using MC

Ch 122


Row 1: dc in the third ch from the hook, dc in ea ch across. (120 sts)


Row 2: ch 2 and turn. dc in ea st across. (120 sts)


Switch to CC

Row 3-6: ch 2 and turn. *sk 1, sc in the next st, ch 1* until two sts rem, sk 1, sc in the last st.


Switch to MC

Rows 7-8: ch 2 and turn. dc in ea st across (120 sts)


Repeat Rows 3-8 17 more times, or until the blanket reaches your desired length.


Border

Using MC

The border is optional, but provides a clean finish.

Round 1

Continuing from the last row, sc evenly around the entire blanket, placing three sc sts in ea corner. slst to the first st.

Note: I recommend aiming to place one sc per st along the bottom and top, two sc sts in ea dc row and one sc st in ea moss/linen st row along the sides.

Rounds 2-3

ch 1, sc in ea st around. Place 3 sc sts in ea corner. slst to the first st.


Finishing

Cut yarn, and weave in any ends you may have remaining. If you decide to block your blanket, I recommend laying it flat, spritz it with water, and let air dry or steam lightly. The sample pictured isn’t blocked.


Finally, enjoy or gift your gorgeous blanket! I would love to see your new creation! Post a picture of your finished throw on Instagram, and tag @thegracefultangle. Be sure to use the #joyousblanket and #thegracefultangle for a chance to be featured!


I hope you enjoyed following this pattern! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to thegracefultangle@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow along on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook and to stay in the loop!


Until next time,

Amy Kate


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