A crochet sampler blanket A Winter’s Night Rhapsody is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
My love for crochet stitch sampler blankets began many years ago. My first crochet stitch sampler design released on the blog was the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket which has been loved by so many and featured on the cover of Crochet Magazine!
And my last crochet sampler afghan – the Spring Rhapsody Blanket – was released over 2 years ago! Definitely time to design and release a new one.
The Winter’s Night Rhapsody Sampler Crochet Blanket will be released as a free pattern in a Crochet a Long (CAL) in 4 parts. What is a Crochet a Long? A Crochet a Long is basically a group of people working on the same project at the same time and at the same pace with parts of the pattern being released over a specific time frame. However, if you come across this project later you can absolutely work on this blanket any time as the pattern will remain free on the blog!
Crochet Sampler Blanket Details
I took inspiration for this sampler blanket from all the things that make me think of a cold winter’s night. Shades of blue with soft fluffy white snow and starry skies!
I used Paintbox Cotton Aran which is a medium #4 weight 100% cotton yarn. However, you could certainly use your favorite yarn as substitute – cotton or acrylic.
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There are several crochet stitches I will be introducing in this blanket pattern and each stitch will have a complete photo and video tutorial provided to help you with each section of the blanket.
There is a lot of texture going on in this afghan pattern with the different stitch patterns. I am using bobbles, popcorn stitches, an interesting variation of the double crochet (dc) V-stitch and a fun pom pom border edge.
There is also a section of snowflakes and stars in the tapestry single crochet technique. Are you familiar with this crochet color work method? If not, I have a photo and video tutorial you may want to check out and practice to get ready for this blanket pattern. The I’ll Be Home for Christmas Red Truck Blanket uses this technique and would make another great tapestry project.
If you are familiar with my Autumn & Spring Rhapsody blankets I used an interesting stitch to keep from having to sew the flowers to my blanket. I changed up that method for this blanket but the good news is there is still NO sewing for the snowflakes and stars!
This blanket pattern is very versatile as well. If you wanted to make an all snowflake blanket you could skip making the stars and substitute with snowflakes. If you wanted a star blanket you could skip making the snowflakes. For the tapestry sections of the blanket you could repeat the snowflakes or the star sections a second time. That means you could easily mix and match and make 3 completely different looking blankets out of this one pattern!
I am also playing around with the idea of designing a star border to replace the pom pom border edging for those of you making a star blanket instead.
If you do decide to change up your crochet blanket pattern to all snowflakes or all stars you would need to make adjustments to your yarn needs.
Winter’s Night Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Supplies
Pattern written in US terms
Paintbox Cotton Aran, Weight 4/Medium (100% cotton) 1.7 oz / 93 yds
- (6) Paintbox Cotton Aran Paper White 10.2 oz / 558 yards (Color A)
- (4) Paintbox Cotton Aran Slate Grey 6.8 oz / 372 yards (Color B)
- (5) Paintbox Cotton Aran Dolphin Blue 8.5 oz / 465 yards (Color C)
- (5) Paintbox Cotton Aran Royal Blue 8.5 oz / 465 yards (Color D)
- (5) Paintbox Cotton Aran Mustard Yellow 8.5 oz / 465 yards (Color E)
Total yardage: 42.5 oz / 2325 yards
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Purchase Kit from Lovecraft’s (affiliate):
(3) Festival of Lights 10-ball color pack
Each kit contains 2 balls of each color so you would need a total of 3 kits with a total of 6 balls per color to make the blanket. You will have a bit left over at the end of each color with the purchase of the kit.
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 8 rows dc st = 4” / 14 dc st = 4”
Approximate finished size: 36” wide x 50” height (not including pom pom edge)
Please note that I am not including additional sizes for this pattern. The approximate finished size of this blanket will be fairly equivalent to the lapghan sizes of the Autumn Rhapsody and Spring Rhapsody Blankets.
I would say this design is an intermediate level pattern and you can check out the stitches I am using throughout.
- ch = chain
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- st = stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- yo = yarn over
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- blo = back loop only
- mpc = mini popcorn
- dc4tog = double crochet 4 together (bobble)
dc5tog = double crochet 5 together (bobble)
- pc = popcorn
- V-st = v stitch
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
Crochet a Long Release Schedule
I will be releasing this pattern in 4 parts each part being released a week a part.
If you are a Nana’s Lifetime Member you will have access to Part 1 a week early!
- Part 1 access for Lifetime Members: 01/13/2023. Part 1 download is now available for Lifetime members here: Winter’s Night Rhapsody Blanket part 1 Lifetime Member access
- Part 1 FREE on blog: 01/20/2023: Part 1 now LIVE!
- Part 2 FREE on blog: 01/27/2023: Part 2 now LIVE!
- Part 3 FREE on blog: 02/03/2023: Part 3 now LIVE!
- Part 4 FREE on blog: 02/10/2023: Part 4 now LIVE!
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You may also like the following free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:
- 1. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket free crochet pattern
- 2. Spring Rhapsody Blanket free crochet pattern
- 3. Marjorie Pocket Shawl free crochet pattern
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