Stitch Sampler Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

I love stitch sampler crochet blanket patterns and I am so excited to announce the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Crochet a Long Announcement

The Autumn Rhapsody Blanket design was born out of my love for stitch samplers and all things Fall! If you have been following Nana’s Crafty Home you may have read about my design journey which started with another stitch sampler blanket designed by SpitSpot Crochet. If not, you can read all about it HERE.

The pattern for the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket will be 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!

Check out the video at the bottom of the post to see the complete blanket!

This is the third pattern I have hosted as a Crochet a Long at Nana’s Crafty Home! If you would like to check out the previous two you can find them here —

Easter C2C Blanket – 9 stand alone Easter themed C2C squares from cute chicks to a beautiful Cross.

Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket – 6 C2C panels with a cute Christmas Gnome scene!

The Autumn Rhapsody Blanket is going to be a bit more challenging with more complicated stitches throughout. However, I will have complete photo and video tutorials for the stitches for extra help.

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

I must admit that I am completely in love with this blanket! The Fall colors provided by Paintbox Yarn Cotton Aran are just perfect for this theme. 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 Fallen Leaves in Cotton Aran. 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 are listed below in the supply list.

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

I chose cotton for mine for the fantastic stitch definition since my blanket will be more for show. However, I have been pleasantly surprised with the softness of the Cotton Aran yarn. This blanket would also make a fantastic scrap and stash buster as well!

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

I wanted to create a blanket design that would be cohesive and balanced even though it would still be classified as a stitch sampler. Most stitch samplers are truly that — every few rows a new color and a new stitch throughout.

Even though the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket has many different stitches throughout I wanted to make sure the stitches would balance throughout the blanket even repeating a couple of the stitches to provide the balance I was looking for.

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The Sunflower Stitch and the Mum Stitch are the flower stitches on either end of the blanket. I designed these stitches specifically for this blanket. In fact, I designed this blanket around the idea of the Sunflower Stitch! When this design started to come to life in my head the only stitch I knew that had to be in it was this one! The trick was making the design work and I am really happy with how they turned out!

If you become a Lifetime Member of Nana’s Crafty Home you will have early access to the Pattern PDF on 09/02/2019 – a whole week early! Head on over to all the details about Nana’s Lifetime Membership HERE. The individual pattern PDF will be available for purchase beginning on 09/09/2019 – the day the pattern releases to the blog. Thank you so much for your support!

Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Part 1 Free Crochet Pattern

Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Supply List

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

I will be offering the complete individual pattern PDFs in my online store once the pattern is released or purchase a Lifetime Membership to get access to ALL of my patterns — for 1 price!

Supplies:

3 PaintboxCotton Aran Stormy Grey 4.1 oz / 225 yds (Color A)

2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Melon Sorbet 3.2 oz / 176 yds (Color B)

2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Red Wine 3.1 oz / 170 yds (Color C)

2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Pistachio Green 3 oz / 165 yds (Color D)

2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Coffee Bean 3.3 oz / 181 yds (Color E)

3 Paintbox Cotton Aran Mustard Yellow 4.2 oz / 230 yds (Color F)

2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Peach Orange 3.2 oz / 176 yds (Color G)

2 Paintbox Cotton Aran Soft Fudge 3 oz / 165 yds (Color H)

3 Paintbox Cotton Aran Seville Orange 3.5 oz / 192 yds (Color I)

3 Paintbox Cotton Aran Blood Orange 2.8 oz / 154 yds (Color J)

Total yarn needs:  33.4 oz / 1834 yds 

Approximate finished size: 49” tall x 38” wide

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

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Stitch Markers

Tapestry Needle

Crochet a Long Details

Part 1: Release 09/09/2019. LINK TO PART 1 HERE!

Part 2: Release 09/18/2019 LINK TO PART 2 HERE!

Part 3: Release 09/27/2019 LINK TO PART 3 HERE!

Part 4: Border: Release 10/07/2019 LINK to PART 4 HERE!

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 the following Facebook groups. Be sure to join both as I will be giving away different prizes in each!

Nana’s Crafty Home Crochet a Long Group

Crochet a Long With Us CAL group

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 add #autumnrhapsodycal and #nanascraftyhome

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Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

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  1. Ruth Lee

    The new CAL is beautiful & I would love the challenge of following along to make it.

    • Tonya

      Thank you so much Ruth! So glad you like it – looking forward to seeing you there ! 😊

  2. thpagano

    I’ve decided to use Herrschner’s 2-ply afghan yarn, because I have A LOT of it. Will be include the multiples in your instructions to that I may make my afghan larger….using the 2-ply afghan yarn will not yield the 38″ wide as indicated in your description. TIA

    • Tonya

      I will be providing starting chain multiples for several sizes with the pattern so that should help you get to the size you want with the smaller weight yarn. So glad you like the blanket!

  3. Janie

    So excited to learn and make this beautiful blanket! Thank you so much for taking the time to do all this work. I am unable financially to join lifetime. I would love to, but my disability check is all consumed monthly. Again, thank you for your hard work and sharing so freely!

    • Tonya

      Janie, that is no problem at all – I completely understand! That is one of the reasons why I offer the majority of my patterns free of charge to the blog. I am so glad you like the blanket!

  4. Chris McKenzie

    I already purchased my yarn and took advantage of the Lifetime Membership, I’m so excited and cannot wait till the release date.

    • Tonya

      Thank you so much for your support and I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations! So excited to share!

  5. Yvonne McElroy

    So looking forward to this cal they are my fav colours

    • Tonya

      So glad you like it! Fall colors are my favorite, too!

  6. Joanne Hodges

    Hi,I’m practicing stitches,just did Lemon Peel,can’t locate Sunflower and Mum stitches

    • Tonya

      The Sunflower Stitch tutorial will be released tomorrow Wednesday 09/04 and the Mum Stitch Tutorial will be released closer to the Part 3 release. I hope that helps!