Spring Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 3 Free Crochet Pattern

May 18, 2020 | Crochet patterns

Here is the Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket free crochet pattern Part 3! Part of a Stitch Sampler Blanket Crochet a Long at Nana’s Crafty Home.

Spring Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 3 free crochet pattern close up

I am so happy you are here and that you love the Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket as much as I do!

If you missed the post with all of the details including complete Spring Rhapsody Blanket supply list and release dates you can find it here.

Spring Rhapsody Blanket Part 1 free crochet pattern

Spring Rhapsody Blanket Part 2 free crochet pattern

So many beautiful stitches in Part 3 of the Spring Rhapsody Blanket and I have photo & video tutorials for all 5! Just click any of the links below to go directly to each tutorial:  One note about the tutorials – the instructions are intended to help you with the stitch repeats in the blanket but instructions are provided so that you can take the stitch to additional projects as well. Be sure to follow the written pattern instructions of the blanket as the stitches were adapted to the stitch count of the blanket. The stitch repeats are the same but the number of stitches at the beginning and end of each row may differ from the videos.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a video!

Triads Puff Crochet Stitch

Braided Loops Crochet Stitch

Strawberry Crochet Stitch

Magnolia Flower Crochet Stitch

Wattle Crochet Stitch

I made my blanket with Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn* and I am so happy I did – such amazing stitch definition in this yarn. You can certainly sub out with another yarn or even raid your stash — this is a scrappy, happy project!

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If you would like to check out the different yarns that others are using and to Crochet a Long with others while making this blanket head on over to the Nana’s Crafty Home Crochet a Long Group. A fun place to make new crochet friends and crochet right along with others! I will be available as much as possible to provide any help that may be needed.

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You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Spring Rhapsody Blanket Part 1
  2. Spring Rhapsody Blanket Part 2
  3. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket

Spring Rhapsody Blanket Part 3 Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies:

PaintboxCotton Aran Misty Grey (Color A)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Dolphin Blue (Color B)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Paper White (Color C)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Light Caramel (Color D)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Daffodil Yellow (Color E)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Bubblegum Pink(Color F)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Dusty Rose (Color G)
Paintbox Cotton Aran  Duck Egg Blue (Color H)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Raspberry Pink (Color I)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Candyfloss Pink (Color J)

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

Approximate finished size: 49” tall x 38” wide

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

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over
sk = skip
sp = space
tpst = triads puff stitch (see special stitches section below)
dps = double puff stitch (see special stitches section below)
hdc = half double crochet
hdc5tog = half double crochet 5 together (see special stitches section below)
FP = flower puff (see special stitches section below)

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch
  • I used a Chainless Starting dc in place of the ch 3 at the beginning of each row.
  • Stitch count will remain the same throughout unless otherwise noted.
  • To resize blanket:  chain in multiples of 12 + 2 for the foundation chain. 

As written:  Lap:  122 ch = 38” wide

Throw:  170 ch = 48” wide
Twin:  242 ch = 68 1/2” wide
Full:  302 ch = 85 1/2” wide
Queen:  326 ch = 92” wide
King:  386 ch = 109” wide

Special stitches:

Triads Puff Stitch (tpst): yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up a tall loop, *yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a tall loop,* repeat between * * 1 time (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through 6 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Double Puff Stitch (dps): [*yo, insert hook into sp indicated, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 1 time (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook,] repeat between [ ] in same sp. Note:  1 dps is counted as 2 stitches.

Half Double Crochet 5 Together (hdc5tog):  *yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 4 times (11 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook. 

Magnolia Centerworking in front and back loops separately: *1 hdc in back loop of next st, ch 1* repeat between * * 2 times in back loop, rotate work slightly and repeat between * * 3 times in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, *sl st in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st,* repeat between * * 2 times.

Flower Puff (FP): *yo, insert hook into sp indicated, yo, pull up a tall loop,* repeat between * * 4 times (11 loops on hook), yo, pull through 10 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Part 3 instructions:

Row 68:  With Color H, ch 3, tpst over next 3 st, *ch 1, 1 tpst beg in last st of previous tpst,* repeat between * * to end, 1 dc in last st (same st as ending of last tpst).  Do NOT Turn.  ( 59 tpst + 2 st)

Fasten off color H

Row 69:  Attach Color F to 1st st of row 68, ch 3, 1 dps in each tpst from previous row (work dps in sp above loops – Triads Puff Flower Stitch photo & video tutorial), to end, 1 dc in last st.  Turn.  (120)

Fasten off Color F

Row 70:  With Color H, ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color H

Row 71:  With Color G, repeat row 68.

Fasten off Color G

Row 72:  Attach Color E to 1st st of row 71, repeat row 69.

Fasten off Color E

Row 73:  With Color G, repeat row 70.

Fasten off Color G

Row 74:  (Note:  If you are resizing your blanket see instructions below) Lap sizeWith Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in next 4 st, *ch 10, 1 dc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end.  Turn.

Resizing instructions for row 74:  

Throw:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 6 st, *ch 10, 1 dc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last st, 1 dc in last st.  Turn.

Twin:  same as original lap size

Full:  same as original lap size

Queen:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 6 st, *ch 10, 1 dc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 dc in last 2 st.  Turn.

King:  same as Queen instructions

Row 75:  (pushing ch 10 loops to RS of work), ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A

Row 76:  With Color J, repeat row 74.

Row 77:  repeat row 75.

Fasten off Color J

Row 78:  With Color I, repeat row 74.

Row 79:  repeat row 75.

Fasten off Color I

Pull each chain loop through the one below to connect them. Braided Loops Photo & Video Tutorial

Row 80:  With Color B, ch 3,  dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 81:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 3 st, working over the ch 10 loop of row 79, 1 sc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, 1 sc in last 4 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B

Row 82:  With Color D, repeat row 70.

Row 83:  Note:  you will be using both Color D & Color F for this row.  Carry non-working yarn throughout row.  ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st (change to Color F at the end of this st and carry Color D), *5 hdc in next st, (change to Color D on the 5th hdc), 1 hdc in the next 2 sts (change to Color F at the end of last st),* repeat between * * to last st, 1 hdc in last st. Turn. (276)

Fasten off Color F

Row 84:  With Color D, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, *1 hdc5tog, 1 hdc in next 2 sts,* repeat between * * to end. (120)

Row 85:  repeat row 70.

Fasten off Color D

Row 86 – 87:  With Color G, repeat row 70.

Fasten off Color G

Row 88:  With Color H, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 89 – 90: repeat row 88.

Fasten off Color H

Row 91:  With Color E, repeat row 70.

Row 92:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 st, magnolia center in next st, [magnolia center:  working in front and back loops separately: *1 hdc in back loop of next st, ch 1* repeat between * * 2 times in back loop, rotate work slightly and repeat between * * 3 times in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, *sl st in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st,* repeat between * * 2 times,] *sc in next 11 st, magnolia center in next st,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, 1 sc in last 6 st. (See photo tutorial pdf).  Turn. (110 sc + 10 magnolia centers)

Fasten off Color E

Note:  I recommend working row 93 before working your flower petals for row 92.

Row 93:  With Color H, ch 3, dc in each st of row.  In order to maintain stitch count of 120, pick up a stitch behind flowers or work 2 dc in last st before each flower.  (see photo tutorial pdf) Turn. (120)

Row 92a:  (magnolia flower petals) With Color I or J, attach yarn to any ch 1 sp of magnolia center from row 92, *ch 3, FP in same sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * in each ch 1 sp of magnolia center (6 total petals).  Fasten off.  Repeat for each magnolia flower alternating Colors I & J for each flower.  (see photo tutorial pdf)

Row 94 – 95:  With Color H, repeat row 88.

Fasten off Color H

Row 96 – 98:  With Color A, repeat row 88.

Fasten off Color A

Row 99:  With Color E, repeat row 70.

Row 100:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 10 st, *magnolia center in next st, 1 sc next 11 st,* repeat between * * to last 12 st, sc in last 12 st.  Turn. (111 sc + 9 magnolia centers)

Fasten off Color E

Row 101:  With Color A, repeat row 93.

Row 100a:  With Color I or J, repeat row 92a.

Row 102 – 103:  With Color A, repeat row 88.

Fasten off Color A

Row 104:  With Color F, ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in same st, *sk next 2 st, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sk next st, 1 sc in last st.  Turn. (81 st + 40 ch 1 sp)

Row 105:  ch 1, sk the 1st sc and the 1st dc, (1 sc, ch1, 1 dc) in ch 1 sp from previous row, *sk next 2 st, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to end, 1 sc in last st (last sc).  Turn. (81 st + 40 ch 1 sp)

Fasten off Color F

Row 106 – 107:  With Color B, repeat row 105.

Fasten off Color B

Row 108:  With Color G, ch 2 (does not count as st), *1 dc in next 2 st, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to end. Turn. Note:  make sure to have a st count of 120 at end of row.

Row 109:  repeat row 88.

Fasten off Color G

Row 110:  With Color D, repeat row 88.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

End of Part 3 instructions – Part 4 Border Releases on 05/27/2020!

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2 Comments

  1. Hazel

    I only just came across part 3 before I knew this throw existed. I absolutely love it and it’s a great way to use my stash. I Ishtar make a small version for my snug sofa. Thank you for the lovely design!

    • Tonya Bush

      So happy that you like it Hazel – enjoy! ❤️😊