Beginner Friendly Blanket CAL – 2022. A free pattern

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With the year just a few days to an end, it’s time to start planning for beautiful projects to be made in 2022. If learning more stitches, using up some of your yarn, or making something special for yourself or loved ones is part of your plan for 2022, then, this crochet-along is for you. This year, the Spring CAL was fun. It was such fun to make and also the perfect stash-busting design. This next CAL would be a little different as it would be made in one piece, with no need for joining and you can also make this beginner-friendly blanket in any weight of yarn you prefer! Yes, that sounds like something I am all set for! I promise you, it would be much more interesting.

This Crochet Along is a mystery as you only get to see the photo of the parts available. The finished blanket would be revealed when the CAL ends!!

Tudor Spring Blanket from 2021 – A free Crochet blanket pattern with detailed instructions and videos.

Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

The aim of this beginner Blanket is to encourage everyone to make something for themselves or start making their next gift with this blanket. It would teach you some beautiful crochet stitches and would be the perfect project to use up your random skeins of yarn. No matter your level at crocheting, this would be a perfect project.

Sizes Available –

This Blanket is beginner-friendly and it has been graded in 5 different sizes – Baby, Toddler, Twin, Queen, and King sizes. You are to decide on which of the sizes you are interested in making. All the sizes would be included in the free pattern.

How this CAL would run

This is a crochet along. This means that the pattern would be released in parts and the finished pattern would only be made available upon the completion of the project. You would however be seeing some beautiful sneak peeks of these blankets on my social media outlets.

Every 2 weeks, there would be an update here on this page with a new pattern. I would be sending out reminders with each update.

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Purchase the Beginner-friendly blanket pattern – You can get the ad-free copy of this blanket which saves you the stress of catching up with the updates here on the blog. But since this is a mystery crochet along, you get the patterns in batches when released here on the blog.

Buy the Beginner Friendly Blanket here

Materials required for the mystery begininger friendly blanket

Yarn – As stated earlier, you can choose to use whatever weight of yarn is available to you. The prototype would be made in Worsted weight (#4). If you are using a different weight of yarn, be guided that the amount of yarn you would use would be different. Also, your finished project dimensions would also be different from the one provided in the pattern. I would however tell you how to adjust your starting chains and repeats.

I’ve attached a collage of the yarn I would be using below.

Use colors of your choice, you can go stash busting, fewer or more colors. There’s no end to the possibilities. You can get similar yarn in colors of your choice. Here is my affiliate link

Hook size – I would be using 6 mm. Get your beautiful hooks here.

Please, note that this is my affiliate link, you would not be charged extra when you purchase anything through my link(s)

You are welcome to use any hook suitable for your yarn and the hook used in archiving your gauge.

Stitch Tutorials – There would be detailed stitch tutorials for each of the stitches used in the CAL. Since this is meant to be beginner-friendly, it would help anyone not confident with certain stitches. I would be linking to the stitch tutorials as we come across those.

How to participate in this fun beginner-friendly blanket crochet along.

You absolutely do not need to do anything. Simply get your materials ready and wait for the first part of the CAL which would be added to this post on the 14th of January, 2022. However, you can decide to keep informed by doing any of the following.

You can bookmark this page, or pin it to any of your boards on Pinterest.

Join my FB group or follow my FB page

Follow me on Instagram – @crochet_fosbas

Purchase the PDF pattern (This would be updated just like this page would be but with more photos)

Invite your crochet friends to join in this fun (This would greatly be appreciated, the more the fun, the more the merrier)

Subscribe to my newsletter for reminders. Subscribe here

Add it to your queue on Ravelry

Estimated Yardage for this beginner friendly Blanket pattern

Blanket yardages

Estimated Yardage:

Color A = 900 (1100, 1300, 1600, 2000) yards (if using A for Border)

Color B = 400 (520, 650, 870, 1000) yards

Color C = 200 (300, 400, 500, 600) yards

Color D =  200 (300, 400, 500, 600) yards

Below is the schematic showing how the colors are spaced. Remember, you do not have to follow my sequence, you can make this using just one color!

Parts available in this cal

In order not to bore you with this project, new parts would be uploaded every other 2 weeks. You would be reminded of new updates through email (if you opt for this method), or in my Facebook group or page.

Part 1 of the beginner-friendly crochet blanket

Gauge – 12 sts over 10 rows = 10 cm square/4” made in hdc

Difficulty – Easy

Terms – US Terminology

 Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any #4 weight can be used in colors of your choice.
  3. If using another weight of yarn, use the measurement provided as a guide.
  4. Make sure to use similar weights when using different brands for your project.
  5. Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch.

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Treble – tr

Single crochet – sc

Stitch – st

Front post single crochet – FPsc

Back post double crochet – BPdc

Special stitches

Bobble stitch = 7dctog – *Yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over, draw yarn through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 6 more times, “you should have 8 loops around your hook”, yarn over, pull through all the loops at once, chain 1 to lock.

Bean stitch = Insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook), Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), next, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, and pull up a loop (6 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook.

Chain 1 to secure the stitch.

First bean made

Skip the next stitch then make another bean stitch.

Continue skipping a stitch and then making another bean stitch as indicated in the pattern.

Petal = sc in of BL of next st, chain 7, sl st in same st, crocheting into the ch-7 (the ch ring just created), sc, hdc, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st, ch 3, 3 dc, hdc, sc, flip the petal to the right side, sc in both loops to secure the petal

Click here for detailed instructions as to how to make the bean stitch.

Familiarise yourself with how to crochet with multiple colors by reading through this post

I made a video for this part, check it out here

Part 1

With A Chain 115 (121, 169, 229, 277)

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 113 (119, 167, 227, 275) hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, bean st across, turn. 57 (60, 84, 114, 138) bean sts

Row 3: Ch 1, bean st in each ch-1 sp of each bean st across, turn. 57 (60, 84, 114, 138) bean sts

Rows 4 – 7 (9, 13, 15, 17): Rep Row 3

Row 8 (10, 14, 16, 18): Ch 2, hdc in first ch sp, hdc in next st, rep from * to end, turn.  113 (119, 167, 227, 275) hdc

Fasten off A, Join B

Rows 1 – 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. 113 (119, 167, 227, 275) hdc

Refer to the stitch explanation above on how to make the petal

See photos below for row 9

Check the link for the video of how I make the petals/bobbles

Row 9: Ch 1, with B, sc in first 11 (14, 13, 13, 17) sts, *with A, 1 petal, with B, sc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last 12 (15, 14, 14, 18) sts, with A, 1 petal, with B, sc in last 11 (14, 13, 13, 17) sts, turn. 

10 (10, 15, 21, 25) petals, 103 (108, 152, 206, 250) sc

Note

  • The bobble in the next row secures the petals. To make the bobble, pass your hook below the sc used in securing the petal into the ch 7 sp(petal)  
  • Place a stitch marker in each stitch with the petal, this would prevent missing/losing any stitch in the next row.

Row 10: Ch 2, with B, hdc in first 11 (14, 13, 13, 17) sts, *with A, 1 bobble, with B, hdc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last 12 (15, 14, 14, 18) sts, with A, bobble in next st, with B, hdc in last 11 (14, 13, 13, 17) sts, turn. 10 (10, 15, 21, 25) bobbles, 103 (108, 152, 206, 250) hdc

Rows 11 – 12:  With B, Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. 113 (119, 167, 227, 275) hdc

Row 13: Ch 1, with B, sc in first 16 (19, 18, 18, 22) sts, *with A, 1 petal, with B, sc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last 17 (20, 19, 19, 23) sts, with A, 1 petal, with B, sc in the last 16 (19, 18, 18, 22) sts, turn. 9 (9, 14, 20, 24) petals, 104 (109, 153, 207, 251) sc

Row 14: Ch 2, with B, hdc in first 16 (19, 18, 18, 22) sts, *with A, 1 bobble, with B, hdc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last 17 (20, 19, 19, 23) sts, with A, 1 bobble, with B, hdc in last 16 (14, 18, 18, 22) sts, turn. 9 (9, 14, 20, 24) Bobbles, 104 (109, 153, 207, 251) hdc

Rows 15 – 16:  With B, Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. 113 (119, 167, 227, 275) hdc

Baby size – skip to row 1 for all sizes

Rows 17 – 20: Rep rows 9 – 12

Toddler size, skip to row 1 for all sizes

Rows 21 – 24: Rep Rows 13 – 16

Rows 25 – 28: Rep rows 9 – 12

Twin size = Skip to row 1 for all sizes

Rows 29 – 32: Rep Rows 13 – 16

For all sizes

Rows 1 – 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. 113 (119, 167, 227, 275) hdc

Fasten off B

Be on the lookout for the second part – January 31st

Third part – February 14th

Fourth part – February 28th

Fifth Part (Edging) – March 14th.

I can’t wait to see the color(s) you would use for our own Tranquility Dawn Blanket.

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