The crochet stitch sampler blanket the Spring Rhapsody Blanket is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!
The Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket will be a free pattern and released in 4 parts as a Crochet a Long. 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!
Last Fall I released my first Stitch Sampler Blanket – the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket. I have always loved stitch sampler style blankets. In fact, making my first one from another designer is what led to me becoming a designer and starting this blog! You can read all about my design journey and the Summer Love Blanket HERE. I always wanted to design my own and Fall is my favorite time of the year and so the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket idea was born. It was a huge hit and frankly will always be one of my favorite designs.
Check out the video at the bottom of the post to see the complete Spring Rhapsody blanket!
If you followed the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket Crochet a Long, the Spring Rhapsody will be released in a similar fashion. I will be releasing complete stitch photo & video tutorials for each section of the blanket as we go along. I am planning to have a minimum of 17 different stitch tutorials for you! And if you fall in love with any of the stitches you will be able to take them to other projects as well.
Even though the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket will always hold a special place for me, I really do love this blanket as well. So cheerful and bright with so much texture! And the flowers just make me smile. ?
I wanted a similar yet unique design – basically blanket cousins if you will. The blankets are the same size with a similar appearance yet are so different. Completely unique yet still friends. ?I like stitch samplers with a balanced and cohesive feel – not just a hodgepodge of stitches thrown together.
In keeping with that idea, I used the same yarn choice as well – Paintbox Cotton Aran. I love the stitch definition in this yarn – perfect way to display these fabulous stitches. However, if you aren’t a big fan of cotton – the Paintbox Simply Aran yarn is really soft and lovely with the same color packs available.
If you would like to make your blanket in the same yarn and colors as mine you can find it on LoveCrafts HERE. You will need 3 packs of the 10 ball Color Pack called Tudor Garden in Cotton Aran to make the Lap size blanket. You will also have enough left over to make the matching pillow as well. The Cotton yarn comes in small balls of just 1.7 oz so if you decide to go with the Acrylic Simply Aran yarn the balls have 3.5 oz so you will need a lot less in the Simply Aran. The individual colors I used are listed below in the supply list.
Pick the 10 ball color pack that you like best – I think I would like to make another Spring Rhapsody in the Festival color pack as it has my favorite color green included.
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However, this blanket is intended to be a happy stash scrap buster – bust out those tubs of yarn and find the colors that work best for you!
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The Cherry Blossom Flower Stitch and the Magnolia Flower Stitch are the flower stitches on either end of the blanket. I designed these stitches specifically for this blanket. Both of these flowers are so pretty & fun to make.
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You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:
- Autumn Rhapsody Blanket free crochet pattern
- Cross My Heart Baby Blanket free crochet pattern
- Winter Rhapsody Blanket free crochet pattern
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Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Free Crochet Pattern Supply List
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
3 PaintboxCotton Aran Misty Grey 3.9 oz / 215 yds (Color A)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Dolphin Blue 2.9 oz / 160 yds (Color B)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Paper White 2.6 oz / 145 yds (Color C)
3 Paintbox Cotton Aran Light Caramel 3.7 oz / 205 yds (Color D)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Daffodil Yellow 3.2 / 180 yds (Color E)
3 Paintbox Cotton Aran Bubblegum Pink 4.2 oz / 230 yds (Color F)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Dusty Rose 3 oz / 165 yds (Color G)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Duck Egg Blue 3.4 oz / 190 yds (Color H)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Raspberry Pink 3.4 oz / 190 yds (Color I)
2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Candyfloss Pink 3.4 oz / 190 yds (Color J)
Total yarn needs: 33.7 oz / 1870 yds
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 49” tall x 38” wide (pattern as written)
Resizing approximate sizes:
Lap: 38” wide
Throw: 48” wide
Twin: 68 1/2” wide
Full: 85 1/2” wide
Queen: 92” wide
King: 109” wide
Resizing info approximate total yardage needs
Note: In order to make your blanket longer (taller) to the below specifications, you will be choosing your own rows to repeat. As this is a stitch sampler blanket, the stitches will vary in yarn needs. For example, a row of standard double crochet will not use as much yarn as a row of puff stitches. So, the totals provided below are approximate. I used 10 colors fairly evenly throughout the pattern so divide yardage by 10 to approximate individual color usage.
As written: Lap: 38” wide x 49” tall = 1870 yds
Throw: 48” wide x 60” tall = 3066 yds
Twin: 68 1/2” wide x 85” tall = 3600 yds
Full: 85 1/2” wide x 90” tall = 3900 yds
Queen: 92” wide x 90” tall = 4200 yds
King: 109” wide x 109” tall = 4700 yds
Gauge: 8 rows dc st = 4” / 14 dc st = 4”
Crochet a Long Details
Part 1: Release 04/27/2020 Spring Rhapsody Blanket pattern is now live!
Part 2: Release 05/06/2020. Spring Rhapsody Blanket pattern part 2 is now live!
Part 3: Release 05/18/2020 Spring Rhapsody Blanket pattern part 3 is now live!
Part 4: Border: Release 05/27/2020 Spring Rhapsody Blanket pattern part 4 is now live!
This will give approximately a week and a half between releases in order to give you enough time to complete each before the next part releases.
The Crochet a Long will be hosted in my Facebook group. Be sure to join as you will get to see other’s yarn choices as well as ask questions in the group for assistance or to just show off your work!
I will also be releasing the matching pillow pattern after Part 4 Border is released!
I am so excited about this Crochet a Long and I hope you are, too! Can’t wait to see your projects and the colors you choose for your masterpieces! If you make this blanket and share on social media be sure to add #springrhapsody or #springrhapsodycal and #nanascraftyhome
I am so excited to begin – hope to see you all there!