Sampler Crochet Blanket A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Part 2

Jan 27, 2023 | Crochet patterns

A sampler crochet blanket A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Part 2 is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Sampler Crochet Blanket Part 2

This is part 2 of A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Crochet a Long which will be released as a free pattern in four parts. If you missed Part 1 you can find it on the blog as well as the initial announcement post with all the details are also available:

A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Sampler Crochet Blanket Part 1

A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Sampler Crochet Blanket CAL Details

I hope you will enjoy working on your winter themed sampler afghan and learn some new stitches along the way!

Sampler Crochet Blanket A Winter’s Night Rhapsody Part 2 Details

Part two of my Winter’s Night Rhapsody sampler crochet blanket starts off with a bang with the Nesting V-stitch.  I am currently working on the complete photo and video tutorial for this stitch and I will be releasing that in the next few days.  I am going to try to make this stitch as easy as possible for you as it may seem a little complicated at first.

Nesting V-stitch section of the Winter's Night Rhapsody sampler blanket

The most important thing to remember with the Nesting V-stitch is that you are working V-stitches throughout – the variation is provided by the placement of the V-stitch.  The first row of V-stitches are your standard V-stitches – a dc, ch 1, dc all worked in the same stitch.  For the next row the V-stitches are worked over the V-stitch from the previous row into the same stitch you worked the previous one.

For row 3 of the Nesting V-stitch you will work the V-stitch into the ch-1 sp of the V-stitch from row 1.  Every row thereafter you will be working the V-stitch into the row from 2 rows below.  It may sound complicated but I promise the tutorial will help tremendously!

Working this stitch with different colors will also help you with this stitch – so much easier to see the stitches from two rows below when each row is a different color!  Honestly, even though I think this stitch is the most complicated of the new stitches offered in this blanket it has such gorgeous texture and looks so unique it turned out to be my personal favorite from the blanket.

Then you will be moving onto the tapestry crochet section.  If you are not familiar with tapestry crochet I have a couple of tutorials that will help you learn this wonderful crochet color work technique. 

Tapestry Crochet Guide for Beginners

What is Tapestry Crochet? Tapestry crochet is the art of working with multiple colors to create graphic designs. The yarn colors you are not currently “working” with are carried along your work and picked up or dropped as indicated in the graph.  

I also have another video tutorial which adds Intarsia color work techniques to your tapestry color work. Both of these tutorials will get you right up to speed and perhaps even open up a whole new world of crochet for you!

Intarsia Color Work Techniques

You can follow along with the written row by row instructions for the tapestry sections and I also have included the full color graphs if you prefer to work from that.

The fun part about this blanket is how customizable it is! If you want a snowflake blanket then do another section of tapestry snowflakes instead of the stars – or vice versa. It really is up to you!

Once you finish up the tapestry crochet sections, part 2 will finish up and then next week we will move on to Part 3 and the amazing star stitch!

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Winter's Night Rhapsody Sampler Crochet Blanket Part 2

Winter’s Night Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Crochet Blanket Part 2

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Paintbox Cotton Aran, Weight 4/Medium (100% cotton) 1.7 oz / 93 yds

Paintbox Cotton Aran Paper White 10.2 oz / 558 yards / 6 skeins (Color A)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Slate Grey 6.8 oz / 372 yards / 4 skeins (Color B)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Dolphin Blue 8.5 oz / 465 yards / 5 skeins (Color C)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Royal Blue 8.5 oz / 465 yards / 5 skeins (Color D)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Mustard Yellow 8.5 oz / 465 yards / 5 skeins (Color  E)

Total yardage:  42.5 oz / 2325 yards

Purchase Kit from Lovecraft’s (affiliate):

(3) Festival of Lights 10-ball color pack 

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Stitch Markers
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size:  36” wide x 50” height (not including pom pom edge)

Gauge:   8 rows dc st = 4” / 14 dc st = 4”

Abbreviations:

  • 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(s) = space(s)
  • blo = back loop only
  • mpc = mini popcorn (see special stitches section below)
  • dc4tog = double crochet 4 together (see special stitches section below)
    dc5tog = double crochet 5 together (see special stitches section below)
  • pc = popcorn (see special stitches section below)
  • V-st = v stitch (see special stitches section below)
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below

Special stitches:

dc4tog: yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat from * to * 2 more times; yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

dc5tog: yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

pc (popcorn):  4 dc st in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into top of first dc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull loop through st.  When changing colors at the end of the pc, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops to close popcorn.

V-st (v stitch): (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) worked in the same st.

sc2tog: (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

mpc (mini popcorn): 3 sc sts in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into top of first sc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull loop through st.

Recommended Video Tutorials:

Stacked SC Stitch – alternative turning ch 3

Bobble Crochet Stitch

Parquet Stitch Tutorial

Popcorn Crochet Stitch + changing colors

Leaping Stripes & Blocks Stitch Tutorial

Nesting V-stitches Tutorial – coming soon!

Snowflake Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tapestry Crochet Tips & Tricks

Incorporating Intarsia techniques in Tapestry Crochet Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch.
  • I used a stacked sc stitch as an alternative ch 3 turning chain.
  • Stitch count will remain the same throughout unless otherwise noted.

Pattern Notes for Rows 47 – 67 & Rows 71 – 91:

  • Rows are worked in single crochet stitches in the tapestry crochet color work technique.
  • At the end of each row, turn and ch 1.  Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Written row by row instructions follow; full-color graph at end of PDF.
  • Since all sts are sc, the pattern is written telling you which color to use and how many stitches of that color. For Example: “[A1, C9] eleven times” means you will work with color A for 1 sc st, then color C for 9 sc sts, and work that pattern 11 times total across the row.

Part 2 Pattern Instructions

Row 37:  With Color E, ch 3, *sk 2 sts, V-st in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, sk next st, 1 dc in last st.  Drop Color E, join Color D. Turn.  (39 V-sts + 2 sts)

Row 38:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, *working in the same st as V-st from previous row and over the ch-1 sp V-st in the next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Drop Color D, join Color B. Turn. (39 V-sts + 2 sts)

Row 39:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, *working in the ch-1 sp of the V-st from 2 rows below; V-st in the next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Drop Color B, pull in dropped color E.  Turn. (39 V-sts + 2 sts)

Row 40:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, dc in between the first hdc st and the next dc 2 rows below, *working in between the next 2 V-sts from 2 rows below V-st in the next sp,* repeat from * to * to last V-st, sk over last V-st and dc in between last V-st and hdc from 2 rows below, hdc in last st.  Drop Color E, pull in dropped color D. Turn. (38 V-sts + 4 sts)

Row 41:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, dc in between the hdc and the next dc 2 rows below, *working over the ch-1 sp of the V-st from the row below V-st in the sp between the next 2 V-sts from 2 rows below,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, dc in between last dc and hdc from 2 rows below, hdc in last st. Drop Color D, pull in dropped Color B. Turn. (38 V-sts + 4 sts)

Row 42:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, dc in between the hdc and the next dc 2 rows below, *working in the ch-1 sp of the V-st from 2 rows below V-st in the next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * last 2 sts, dc in between last dc and hdc from 2 rows below, hdc in last st. Drop Color B, pull in dropped Color E.  Turn. (38 V-sts + 4 sts)

Row 43:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, V-st in the sp between the next dc and the V-st 2 rows below, *working in between the next 2 V-sts from 2 rows below, V-st in the next sp,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Fasten off Color E, pull in dropped Color D. Turn. (39 V-sts + 2 sts)

Row 44:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, V-st in the sp between the next dc and the next V-st from 2 rows below, *working over the ch-1 sp of the V-st below and in the sp between the next two V-sts; V-st in the sp between V-sts 2 rows below,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Fasten off Color D, pull in dropped Color B.  Turn. (39 V-sts + 2 sts)

Row 45:  Ch 1, hdc in same st, *working in the ch-1 sp of the V-st from 2 rows below; V-st in the next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * to last st, hdc in last st. Turn. (39 V-sts + 2 sts)

Fasten off Color B.

Row 46:  With Color C, ch 3, 1 dc in each st and ch-1 sp to last st, dc in sp after last V-st, dc in last st. Turn. (120)

See Pattern notes for rows 47 – 67.

crochet sampler blanket snowflake graph

← Row 47 [RS]: C120  

→ Row 48 [WS]: C120  

← Row 49 [RS]: C5, [A1, C9] eleven times; A1, C4  

→ Row 50 [WS]: C4, [A2, C3, A1, C3, A2, C9] five times; A2, C3, A1, C3, A2, C5  

← Row 51 [RS]: C5, [A3, C5, A3, C9] five times; A3, C5, A3, C4  

→ Row 52 [WS]: C4, [A4, C3, A4, C9] five times; A4, C3, A4, C5  

← Row 53 [RS]: C2, [A3, C1, A4, C1, A4, C1, A3, C3] five times; A3, C1, A4, C1, A4, C1, A3, C1

→ Row 54 [WS]: C1, A4, C1, [A3, C1, A3, C1, A4, C3, A4, C1] five times;  A3, C1, A3, C1, A4, C2  

← Row 55 [RS]: C3, A4, C1, [A5, C1, A4, C5, A4, C1] five times; A5, C1, A4, C2  

→ Row 56 [WS]: C3, [A13, C7] five times; A13, C4  

← Row 57 [RS]: C2, A1, [C6, A3, C6, A1, C3, A1] five times; C6, A3, C6, A1, C1  

→ Row 58 [WS]: C3, [A13, C7] five times; A13, C4  

← Row 59 [RS]: C3, A4, [C1, A5, C1, A4, C5, A4] five times; C1, A5, C1, A4, C2  

→ Row 60 [WS]: C1, A4, [C1, A3, C1, A3, C1, A4, C3, A4] five times; C1, A3, C1, A3, C1, A4, C2  

← Row 61 [RS]: C2, A3, [C1, A4, C1, A4, C1, A3, C3, A3] five times; C1, A4, C1, A4, C1, A3, C1  

→ Row 62 [WS]: C4, A4, [C3, A4, C9, A4] five times; C3, A4, C5  

← Row 63 [RS]: C5, A3, [C5, A3, C9, A3] five times; C5, A3, C4  

→ Row 64 [WS]: C4, A2, [C3, A1, C3, A2, C9, A2] five times; C3, A1, C3, A2, C5  

← Row 65 [RS]: C5, A1, [C9, A1] eleven times; C4  

Fasten off Color A.

→ Row 66 [WS]: C120  

← Row 67 [RS]: C120 

Fasten off Color C. 

Row 68: With Color B, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B. 

Row 69: Carry color E, working with Color D, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, *with color E pc in the next st, with color D dc in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 5 sts, with color D dc in last 5 sts.  Turn.

Fasten off Colors E & D.

Row 70: With Color B, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B.

See Pattern notes for rows 71 – 91.

crochet sampler blanket star graph

← Row 71 [RS]: D120 

→ Row 72 [WS]: D120  

← Row 73 [RS]: D4, [E3, D11, E3, D2] five times; E3, D11, E3, D4  

→ Row 74 [WS]: D5, [E3, D9, E3, D4] five times; E3, D9, E3, D5  

← Row 75 [RS]: D5, [E4, D7, E4, D4] five times; E4, D7, E4, D5  

→ Row 76 [WS]: D5, [E6, D3, E6, D4] five times; E6, D3, E6, D5  

← Row 77 [RS]: D6, [E6, D1, E6, D6] six times 

→ Row 78 [WS]: [D6, E13] six times; D6  

← Row 79 [RS]: D7, [E11, D8] five times; E11, D7  

→ Row 80 [WS]: D7, [E11, D8] five times; E11, D7  

← Row 81 [RS]: [D6, E13] six times; D6  

→ Row 82 [WS]: D5, [E15, D4] five times; E15, D5  

← Row 83 [RS]: D4, [E17, D2] five times; E17, D4  

→ Row 84 [WS]: [D6, E13] six times; D6  

← Row 85 [RS]: D9, [E7, D12] five times; E7, D9  

→ Row 86 [WS]: D10, [E5, D14] five times; E5, D10  

← Row 87 [RS]: D11, [E3, D16] five times; E3, D11 

→ Row 88 [WS]: D11, [E3, D16] five times; E3, D11

← Row 89 [RS]: D12, [E1, D18] five times; E1, D12  

→ Row 90 [WS]: D120  

← Row 91 [RS]: D120 

Fasten off Color D.

End of Part 2 

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!