Thursday, May 16, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Berry Season Blanket


This sweet blanket celebrates berries in season.  It is crocheted in rounds with pretty shades of strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry in an easy to follow granny square pattern.  Make a tiny one for a dolly, a small one for a special baby, a medium one for a throw.  Or, try making a very large one for a lovely full size afghan or bed covering.  The number of rounds will determine the size.

Berry Season Blanket
By Jennifer Dickerson



Yarn for a medium to larger sized blanket (for a dolly or baby blanket, you'll use less, for a very large blanket, you may need more):
  • 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver, Shocking Pink (Color A)
  • 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver, White (Color B)
  • 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver, Orchid (Color C)
  • 2 Skeins Vanna's Choice Baby, Pink Poodle (Color D)
  • 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver, Lavender (Color E)


Other Materials:
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Instructions:

This blanket is a classic granny square with a simple color pattern. Here is a photo tutorial to guide that may help you when making your granny square:

Here is a photo tutorial on how to make a basic granny square

Color sequence as shown (this is one full repeat of the color pattern, repeat this as many times as you like for preferred sizing):
  • 3 Rounds Color A
  • 1 Round Color B
  • 3 Rounds Color C
  • 1 Round Color B
  • 3 Rounds Color D
  • 1 Round Color B
  • 3 Rounds Color E
  • 1 Round Color B
Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

 Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring.  Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space...first corner done!
Then chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1.  To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Keep working in this manner, with two clusters in the corners and one cluster on the sides until you finish the round. Just be sure there is a ch 1 in between each grouping of 3 dc as you work each round. That is what gives you those pretty spaces in between each cluster and keeps it nice and flat.

Repeat round 3 as many times as you want to achieve the desired size.

A note about making multicolored rounds:
  • To begin a new round in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and keep going.  
  • To begin a new round in a new/different color, cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely.
Finishing:
Weave in any ends.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only.  In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages).  Thank you!

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28 comments:

  1. That is so pretty, thank you. x

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    1. Thank you...I had a lot of fun making it! :)

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  3. Beautiful! Love the colors of course!

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  4. Thank you! I made sure to choose yarn that would be hardworking and withstand lots of washings too! :)

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  5. Absolutely LOVE the colors you chose!

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  6. Years ago I made a large one of these with craft yarn, it is really heavy so glad to get this one that I can make with a lighter yarn. Thanks.

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    1. Beautiful, love the colors. I must say the pattern is not unique. I made it 30 years ago in green shades, and it is still being used. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make one again. in purples for my new great grand daughter.

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  7. Thanks for your kind comments! I had a lot of fun choosing the colors...it has a cheerful addition to our house! :)

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  8. I am going to do a red white and blue blanket for 4th of JUly

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  9. Hello. I'm new to crocheting and was hoping to make a throw for myself. This pattern is very easy and the colors are beautiful.However,I've used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn before and found it very scratchy and harsh. Would it turn out well if i used another type of yarn? And if so, which yarn do you recommend?

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  10. Is this dangerous to download to my computer? I love it and want the pattern. I don't know if I should download!

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    1. SAVE IT TO YOUR FAVORITES

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    2. You could also click the green "print friendly" button at the bottom of the post and save it as a PDF, email it to yourself, or print it right from there too. :)

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  11. how many rows will it take to make this for a queen size bed?

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    1. Each row measured about an inch on the one I made, so each round would be double that..approximately 2 inches. However I would try working up a swatch to see if each one of your rounds is the same measurement. A queen bed measures about 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, so you could start there, and keep going depending on how long you'd like for it to hang down.

      Hope that helps! :)

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  12. How in the world do you print this pattern? I get all kinds of picture [ADS} on the side. How do I get rid of that so I can get the pattern????? It prints right over the ads and and I can't read them!!!!!!!!

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    1. At the bottom of the post there is a green "print friendly" button. Click on that and from there you can just print text if you like. That should help.

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    2. Also, you can add or remove the photos too to save on ink before you print...hope that helps too! :)

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  13. I made this 'giant' granny square back in the early 90's. Except I made it with leftover yarn scraps. It was one of my daughter's favorite blankets. In fact I just taught her how to make her own. Great minds think alike! I wonder how many of us have created what I call "the never ending granny square blanket". It was quite the blanket! Unfortunately, we lost our home to fire. I guess it's time I made another. It's been awhile since I've been able to bring myself to start crocheting all over. When you have to buy everything all over again it gets costly. Which is why I'm always looking for free patterns. Thanks for sharing. If any of your followers have any good links or patterns to share I'd appreciate it!

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  14. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Melisa

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  15. I love the colours! What was the finished size? I want to make this pattern and I am trying to figure out how much yarn I will need for a certain blanket size.

    ~Leanne

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  16. perfect for a little girl

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