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Carousel Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

February 15, 2019

This week I have a Free Crochet pattern for the Carousel Crochet Blanket! I love using lace motifs in crochet design, and wanted to use a lace square for a light airy crochet blanket. This is modern crochet with bright retro colours! But the lace motif gives it a Vintage twist. The squares are fast to work up and it won’t take long to make a large throw.

The yarn used in this blanket, is the lovely and soft Deramore’s Studio DK – a fantastic value yarn for blankets.

You can purchase a Colour Pack to make this blanket at Deramores

For this blanket – size 34 x 42 inches [86 x 107cm], I used 6 balls of yarn, so it was a very economical make. It would make a gorgeous cot blanket for a toddler or a lap size blanket for the couch. The colours are bright and vibrant and very modern.  I choose Mustard, Orange and Red and couldn’t resist putting in the bright Pink as well. It was my first time using the Indigo/Navy shade as the main colour, and I am delighted with the result. I used all the colours to crochet a Linen Stitch border to frame the blanket.

You can use any DK yarn to make this blanket. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook – bear in mind your yardage requirements will vary.

You can make a larger blanket by making more squares. Flexible pattern and perfect stashbuster!

 

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Materials

Deramore’s Studio dk 100% Acrylic; 100g/250m

You can purchase a Colour Pack to make this blanket at Deramores

2 balls of Indigo (MC)

1 ball each of Mustard, Ruby, Burnt Orange and Fuschia (CC)

US 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Abbreviations

US Crochet terms

dc       double crochet

ch       chain

sl st    slip stitch

st        stitch

rep      repeat

beg     beginning

yo       yarn over

UK Crochet terms

tr        treble crochet

ch       chain

sl st    slip stitch

st        stitch

rep      repeat

beg     beginning

yo       yarn over

Measurements

Blanket shown is 34 x 42 inches [86 x 107cm] –  42 squares in total, 6 squares per row and 7 squares per column

Each square measures 5” [13cm]

Special Stitches

Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog): (Yo, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Double crochet 4 together (dc4tog): (Yo, insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

If you would like to make a blanket similar to the sample, you can use the photograph above for guidance on colour placement.

Instructions

(in US crochet terms with UK terms in table above) 

Square Motif (make 42)

With colour of your choice, make a magic ring

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), [1 dc, ch 1] 7 times into ring. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Fasten off yarn – 8dc, 8 ch-1 sp

Round 2: Using next colour, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st, ch 2, * 2 dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around. Join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 3. Do not fasten off yarn – 16dc, 8 ch-2 sp

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, * 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times. Join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 3 – 32dc, 4 ch-3 sp, 4 ch-1 sp

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as a st), dc3tog over the next 3 dc, ch 2, [1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc] ch 2, in next ch-3 sp (corner made), * dc4tog over the next 4 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc4tog over the next 4 dc, ch 2, [1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc] ch 2 in the next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc4tog over the next 4 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 2. Join with a sl st in beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn.

Round 5: Using MC, join in any ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 4, 2 dc in same sp, * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc on next dc4tog, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc on next dc4tog, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ** [2 dc, ch4, 2 dc] in the next ch-5 sp; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 68 dc /17 dc each side

Notes for Joining

  • You can use a yarn needle to sew squares together if preferred.
  • Joining instructions are given for blanket pictured. You can also make a larger or smaller blanket from this guide.
  • Layout squares in rows of 6 x 7 squares. Refer to image of the complete blanket as a guideline.
  • Seams are worked by holding 2 squares with RS together and inserting the hook through both back loops of each square and making a sl st join. If your join appears to be pulling tight, use a larger hook for seaming.
  • It may be helpful to use stitch holders to connect the unworked sides and edges of the squares so the strips of squares will hold together until all seams are completed.

Joining Squares

You will join each row to the one below as follows:

Horizontal Join – Using MC, take first square of row 1 and first square of row 2, and holding RS together, place hook in both ch-2 corner spaces. Ch1, 2 sc in ch-2 corner space, sl st in back loop (the outside loop) of both squares, across to next ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sl st in back loop of both squares across, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across row.

Without breaking yarn, continue joining pairs of squares until there is a strip of 2 rows of 6 Motifs each. Fasten off.

Join the third and following rows in the same way until you have 7 strips with 6 squares in each. Fasten off yarn.

Vertical Join – Turn partially joined blanket and work the unjoined squares in the same way as the Horizontal Seams, crocheting over the tops of the Horizontal Seams. (Tip – make a ch-1 over the seams between each 2 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Border

Work border rounds with right side facing throughout. I made 8 rounds in total

Round 1: With MC, join in any st, ch 1, sc in each st around, working 2 sc in each ch-2 sp and [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in each corner ch-4 sp. Fasten off yarn

Round 2: With red yarn, join in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, * ch 1, skip next st, 1 sc in next st; rep from * around, making [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in each corner ch-2 sp. In last corner space, work 1 sc, ch 2, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn.

Rounds 3 – 8: Repeat round 2, changing colours for each round. You can use the picture for colour guidance.

  • Get the ad-free, printable PDF pattern with a bonus crochet chart in US or UK crochet terms on Ravelry

  • Purchase on Etsy

  • You can purchase a Colour Pack to make this blanket at Deramores

 

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  • Reply
    Crystal
    February 21, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Love this design! And the bright colors you chose are stunning ♥️

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