Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Apr 27, 2020 | Crochet patterns

Here is the Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket free crochet pattern Part 1! Part of a Crochet a Long at Nana’s Crafty Home.

Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket CAL free crochet pattern Part 1

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

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So many beautiful stitches in Part 1 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!

Chainless Starting Double Crochet – this stitch will replace the chain 3 at the beginning of your row & eliminates the unsightly gap!

Suzette Crochet Stitch – such a beautiful and gentle texture!

Cherry Blossom Flower Crochet Stitch – you will love making this adorable flower stitch!

Drop Puff Crochet Stitch – beautiful texture & it looks great from both sides!

Heart Crochet Stitch – this stitch will warm your heart!

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. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket & Pillow free crochet patterns
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  3. Falling Leaves Cowl
Stitch Sampler Blanket Spring Rhapsody Blanket free crochet pattern CAL announcement

Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Free Crochet Pattern Part 1

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Paintbox Cotton 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)

Complete Supply List can be found HERE

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
RS = right side
st = stitch
CL = cluster (see special stitches section below) dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over
sk = skip
sp = space
blo = back loop only

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.
  • Cherry Blossom Flower Petals: if substituting yarn with a thicker acrylic yarn you may want to work (1 sl st, 1 hdc, 2 dc) for the petals. They may not lay flat with 3 dc.

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:

Flower center: working in front and back loops separately: 3 sc in back loop of next st, rotate work slightly and place 3 sc in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, sl st in blo of next 2 st of flower center.

Drop Puff Stitch: *yo, insert hook into base of next dc st, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 3 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Cluster (CL): *yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,* repeat between * * 2 times (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Tutorials for Part 1:

Chainless Starting Double Crochet
Suzette Stitch
Cherry Blossom Flower Stitch
Drop Puff Stitch
Heart Stitch

Part 1 Instructions

With Color A, ch 122.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first st), and 1 dc in each ch to end. Turn. (120)

Row 2: ch 3 (chainless starting dc – counts as 1st st), 1 dc in each st to end. Turn.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 3: With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st, *sk 1 st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sk next st, 1 sc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: ch 1, (1 sc, 1 dc) in same st, *sk next st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st (sc from previous row)* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st. Turn. (121)

Fasten off Color B.

Row 5: With Color C, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *sk next st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last st. Turn. (120)

Row 6: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *sk next st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st. Turn.

Fasten off Color C.

Row 7 – 9: With Color D, repeat row 2.

Fasten off Color D.

Row 10: With Color E, ch 1, 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. Turn.

Row 11: Round 1 of Cherry Blossom: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 st, flower center in next st, [flower center: working in front and back loops separately: 3 sc in back loop of next st, rotate work slightly and place 3 sc in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, sl st in blo of next 2 st of flower center] *sc in next 11 st, flower center in next,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, 1 sc in last 6 st. Turn.

Fasten off Color E

Row 11a: Round 2 of Cherry Blossom: with Color F or G, (Note: I used Color F for the 1st flower of the row, Color G for the 2nd flower and then alternated colors for the rest of the row) working on RS of first flower center, attach yarn to any back loop of flower center with sl st, (1 hdc, 3 dc) in same st, *(1 sl st, 1 hdc, 3 dc) in next blo,* repeat between * * in each st, sl st to 1st st. Fasten off. Repeat for each Cherry Blossom alternating Colors F & G for each flower.

Row 12: With Color D, 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. Turn. (120)

Row 13: ch 3, dc in each st to end. Turn.

Row 14: repeat row 13.

Fasten off Color D

Row 15 – 17: With Color C, repeat row 13.

Fasten off Color C

Row 18: With Color E, repeat row 10.

Row 19: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 10 st, *flower center in next st, 1 sc next 11 st,* repeat between * * to last 12 st, sc in last 12 st. Turn.

Fasten off Color E.

Row 19a: With Color F & G, repeat row 11a (flower petals). (Note: I used Color G for the 1st flower of the row, Color F for the 2nd flower and then alternated colors for the rest of the row)

Row 20: With Color C, repeat row 12.

Row 21 – 22 repeat row 13.

Fasten off Color C

Row 23: With Color H, ch 1, 1 sc in same st and in each st to end. Turn.

Row 24: Repeat row 13.

Fasten off color H

Row 25: With Color I, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *1 Drop Puff Stitch (see special stitches section) in next st (base of next dc st), dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. Turn.

Fasten off Color I

Row 26: With Color E, ch 3, dc in next 4 st, *1 Drop Puff Stitch in next st, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st. Turn.

Fasten off Color E

Row 27: With Color H, repeat row 13.

Fasten off Color H

Row 28: With Color J, repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color J

Row 29: With Color F, ch 2 (counts as 1st st of CL), 1 CL in same st, *ch 2, sk 5 st, (1 CL, ch 2, 1 CL) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, ch 2, sk next 4 st, 1 CL in last st. Turn.

Fasten off Color F

Row 30: With Color J, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, ch 1, *1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th skipped sts from the previous row (working around the ch 2 sp), ch 2, sk next CL, 1 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next CL,* repeat between * * to last ch 2 sp, 1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th skipped sts from the previous row, ch 1, sc in last CL. Turn.

Row 31: ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, *1 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next ch 2 sp, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch 2 sp,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, 1 dc in next 4 st. Turn.

Row 32: repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color J

Row 33: With Color G, repeat row 29.

Fasten off Color G

Row 34: With Color J, repeat row 30.

Row 35: repeat row 31.

Row 36: repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color J

End of Part 1 instructions. Part 2 scheduled for release 05/06/2020!

Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket CAL free crochet pattern Part 1

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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 is where 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!

2 Comments

  1. Sagarika

    Thank you verymuch for joining me to the CAL. Its very beautiful . I joined reacently, but anyhow I ll do this CAL. , because its such a beautiful blanket. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Tonya Bush

      So happy you like it – welcome! ❤️🌸