Spring Flower Blanket Crochet a Long- Week 1

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Hello everyone, welcome to week 1 of the Spring blanket crochet along! Thank you to everyone who is taking part, I am so excited to get started and can’t wait to see phtos of your blankets!! As discussed in the introduction, I am keen for the blanket to reflect the progress of Spring so it will be really fun choosing colours for each round to reflect what’s going on in our gardens and the countryside around us. I will provide a list of the colours that I have chosen each week for both the spring brights palette and the muted vintage spring palette. I also have to confess that I’ve started a third blanket (oops!) in Scheepjes Softfun which is a lovely soft cotton/acrylic mix, so I’ll also let you know which colours I’m using for that. But of course there’s absolutely no pressure to use the same colours as me and I’m hoping it will give you the opportunity to be creative with your colour choices, especially for those who are using it as a stash buster.

So the last week has been snowy, wet and cold for most of us!! But I was really pleased to see a few snowdrops and daffodils peeking through the mud and snow when I went out for a walk the other day! So for my first week I have focused on using greens with some mini puff stitches to represent the snowdrop buds peeping through. You may also want to use some yellows if you have daffodils coming through in your garden. Rounds 1-3 represent the greenery starting to show through, round 4 the stems of the snowdrops and round 5 the buds of the snowdrops, rounds 6-10 are then repeats of the snowdrop theme.

Spring Brights

lincoln, kelly green, spring green, kelly green, white, lincoln, white, spring green, white, kelly green

Vintage Shades

duck egg, meadow, cypress, duck egg, white, meadow, white, cypress white, duck egg

Debs’ Blanket

King Cole Cotton Soft

celery, apple, lime, celery, white, apple, white, lime, white, apple

Softfun

2533, 2516, 2470, 2605, 2412, 2533, 2611, 2516, 2412, 2605

Stitch reminder:

Treble (tr) – yarn over hook (yoh), put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back through, you will have 3 loops on the hook, yoh, pull through the first 2 loops, yoh, pull through the last 2 loops.

Half treble (htr) – yarn over hook (yoh), put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back through, you will have 3 loops on the hook, yoh, pull through all 3 loops.

mini puff stitch (mini puff)- yoh, put hook through space, yoh, pull yarn back through (3 loops), yoh, put hook back through space, yoh, pull back through (5 loops), yoh, put hook back through space, yoh, pull back through (7 loops), yoh pull through all 7 loops. TIP: pull the loops on the hook up high each time so that there’s plenty of space to work through.

How to read the pattern- I have used *s and #s to mark the repeats, when you come across the * or # for the first time just continue to read and follow the pattern until you come to the instruction to repeat, the instructions will then send you back to either the single * or the single #.

ch6, sl to 1st chain to make a ring

Round 1- ch3, make 3 trebles in the ring, ch2, *make 4 trebles in the ring, ch2**, repeat from * to ** twice more, sl st to 3rd of 3 chain, fasten off (you will now have 4 groups of 4 trebles and 4 chain 2 corner spaces)

Round 2- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, make 1tr in the same space, ch2, make 2 tr in the same space, make 1 tr in each of the next 4 stitches, *in the corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr), make 1tr in each of the next 4 stitches** repeat from * to ** twice more, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (8 stitches on each side of the square)

Round 3 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, make 1tr in the same space, ch2, make 2 tr in the same space, make 1 tr in each of the next 8 stitches, *in the corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr), make 1tr in each of the next 8 stitches** repeat from * to ** twice more, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (12 stitches on each side of the square)

Round 4- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch4, make 1tr in the same space, ch2, make 1tr, ch1, 1tr in the same space, #ch1, *skip one stitch, make 1tr in the next stitch, ch1**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in the corner space make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch2, 1tr, ch1, 1tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 4ch, fasten off (10 trebles, 9 ch1 spaces on each side of the square)

Round 5- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, #in the corner space make (1 mini puff stitch, ch2, 1 mini puff) ch1, * make 1 mini puff in the next ch1 space, ch1, **, repeat from * to ** along the side of the square ##, repeat from # to ## 3 more times, sl st to top of first mini puff stitch, fasten off (11 mini puffs on each side of the square)

Round 6- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch4, make 1tr in the same space, ch2, make 1tr, ch1, 1tr in the same space, #ch1, *skip puff, make 1tr in the next ch1 space, ch1**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in the corner space make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch2, 1tr, ch1, 1tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 4ch, fasten off (14 trebles, 13 ch1 spaces on each side of the square)

Round 7- repeat round 5 (15 puffs on each side of the square)

Round 8- repeat round 6 (18 trebles, 17 ch1 spaces)

Round 9- repeat round 5 (19 puffs on each side of the square)

Round 10- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch5, make 1tr in same space, #*make 1tr in top of puff stitch, make 1tr in ch1 space** repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, make 1tr in final puff, in corner space make (1tr, ch2, 1tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of initial 5ch, fasten off (39 trebles stitches along each edge)

And that’s week 1 finished folks! I hope you’ve enjoyed it!! I’ll be live on Facebook this Friday evening at 7.30pm answering any queries and demonstrating stitches, so if you have anything you’d like to ask, comment below!

In the meantime please keep sharing your progress- you can find me on social media at www.facebook.com/re-madebysam and on instagram @remadebysam. Remember to use the hashtag #remadebysamspringcal.

You can also join my facebook group Re-made by Sam Spring Blanket CAL to chat with other people who are working on the blanket.

8 Responses

  1. Alex Gray

    Fantastic Sam, great photos and video are really good additions to an easy to read pattern x

  2. Karen Byass

    Addicted♥️ Pizza for dinner for the kids ..not stopping this weeks until I am finished 😜

  3. Silvana Grella

    Hello Sam

    I’m sorry but I was only made aware of your weekly tutorial last week so I’m a bit behind! I would love to begin the spring blanket course so I wondered exactly how many balls of the different colours I will need? I want to get the wool as soon as you reply as I’m very keen to start!😊 Also I love your videos and how you explain every thing and even though I know how to crochet I’m not very confident and I forget what all the names of the stitches are and how to do them… getting old you see 😊😊😊. Hope to hear from you. Love Silvana in Aylesbury x

    • sam

      Hi Silvana, so glad you want to join us!! I used 15 100g balls all in different colours, so 15 colours in total, but it works just as well with less colours, It makes a great stashbuster too!

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