Stitch Sampler Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 1 free crochet pattern

The Stitch Sampler Autumn Rhapsody Blanket is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

This begins my latest Crochet a Long and I couldn’t be more excited! Thank you so much for loving this blanket as much as I do and joining in on all the fun!

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Lemon Peel Stitch

Sunflower Stitch

Falling Leaves Stitch

Granny Spike Stitch

Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Part 1 Free Crochet Pattern

This section of the blanket is my favorite — those sunflowers really make me happy! And don’t worry – they really are easier than they look – I promise!

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!

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

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Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Part 1

Pattern written in US crochet terminology 

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 

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Stitch Markers

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
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over
sk = skip
sp = space

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch
  • To resize blanket:  chain in multiples of 12 + 2 for the foundation chain. 

With gauge provided: 

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

NOTE ABOUT RESIZING:

For more details on resizing you can find that HERE.

With a stitch sampler style blanket there can be some difficult in providing stitch multiples to resize. Not every stitch repeat provided for the different stitches are divisible by the starting chain – not even the 120! I am providing the stitch multiples to hit several of the more difficult stitches as well as the largest number of stitches. The most important thing is to make sure each row ends with the right amount of stitches for the size you are making. Some of the stitches (like the popcorn row) you may have to “fudge” slightly at the end. This will not effect the overall look of your blanket.

  • If you are resizing the blanket to a larger size, you will also want to adjust the length. I would recommend adding rows in your desired stitches as you are working throughout the blanket. For larger sizes you may want to add a section of each of the stitches throughout the blanket – another section of sunflowers, another section of the Falling Leaves Stitch, etc.
  • Blanket is meant to be a scrap buster style of blanket so make the blanket in the colors you desire. Run out of a color? No worries — bring in another! Don’t want to use 10 different colors? Change it to 6 and you will still get a lot of happy colors changes throughout.
  • I really do stress that after you finish a section of the blanket, you weave in the ends before starting the next section of the blanket. You will thank me later! 😉

Special stitches:

Sunflower center:   working in front and back loops separately, Round 1: 4 sc in back loop of next st, rotate work slightly and place 4 sc in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st of the sunflower center just worked, sl st to 1st st, sl st in next 7 st of the sunflower center.

Sunflower picot:  sl st in st indicated, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same st.

Leaf stitch:  (yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop) twice, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Spike stitch:  work long dc (dc is worked around ch 1 from previous row) into the middle stitch of the skipped 3 stitches from 2 rows below.

Row 1:  With Color A, RS ch 122, 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 (counts as 1st st),  dc in each st to end.  Turn 

Fasten off Color A.

Row 3:  With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st,* repeat between * * to end. Turn.

Row 4:  repeat row 3.

Fasten off Color B.

Row 5 – 6:  With Color C, repeat row 3.

Fasten off Color C.

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

Fasten off Color D.

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

Row 11:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 st, sunflower center in next st, [sunflower center:  working in front and back loops separately, Round 1: 4 sc in back loop of next st, rotate work slightly and place 4 sc in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st of the sunflower center just worked, sl st to 1st st, sl st in next 7 st of the sunflower center] *sc in next 11 st, sunflower center in next,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, sc in remaining st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color E

Row 11a: Round 3 of Sunflower: with Color F, working on RS of first sunflower center, attach yarn to any stitch of sunflower center with sl st, sunflower picot in same st, (sunflower picot:  sl st in st indicated, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same st), work sunflower picot in each st of sunflower center, sl st to first st.  Fasten off.  Repeat for each sunflower center.  (16 sunflower petals per 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 sunflowers or work 2 dc in last st before each sunflower. 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 G, repeat row 13.

Fasten off Color G

Row 18:  With Color E, repeat row 10.

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

Fasten off Color E.

Row 19a:  With Color C, repeat row 11a (sunflower petals).

Row 20:  With Color G, repeat row 12.

Row 21 – 22 repeat row 13.

Fasten off Color G

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

Row 24:  Repeat row 23

Fasten off color H.

Row 25:  With Color I, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *1 leaf st (see special stitches section) around the sc post st from 2 rows below, sk next st in current row, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st.  Turn.

Row 26:  repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color I

Row 27:  With Color B, ch 3, dc in next st, *1 leaf st around the dc post st from 2 rows below, sk next st in current row, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 28:  repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color B.

Row 29:  With Color A, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *1 leaf st around the dc post st from 2 rows below, sk next st in current row, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st.  Turn.

Row 30:  repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 31 – 32:  With Color H, repeat row 23.

Fasten off Color H.

Row 33:  With Color J, ch 3, dc in next 2 st, *ch 1, sk next 3 st, 3 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, ch 1, sk next 3 st, dc in last 2 st.  Turn.

Row 34:  ch 3, dc in next st, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color J.

Row 35:  With Color E,  ch 3, dc in next 2 st, ch 1, sk next 3 st, *(1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp, ch 1,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, sk next 3 st, dc in last 2 st.  Turn.

Row 36:  ch 3, dc in next st, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color E.

Row 37:  With Color F, repeat row 35.

Row 38:  ch 3, dc in next st, dc in ch 1 sp, *spike st in ch 1 sp, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, spike st in ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, dc in last 3 st.  Turn. (120)

Fasten off Color F

WEAVE IN ENDS! I can’t stress this enough — don’t wait until you finish the blanket to weave in all of those ends! You’re welcome! 😉

End of Part 1! Part 2 of the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket will be released on 09/18/2019! If you are a Nana’s Lifetime Member you will have access to Part 2 on 09/11/2019 – a whole week early! Become a Lifetime Member today for perks and bonuses only available to members!

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  1. Mary

    Thanks for having this great crochet along!. I was wondering how tall part one is. Mine is at 15″ tall x 38″ wide.

    Thanks, Mary

    • Tonya Bush

      Mary, I am so glad you are enjoying it! Those measurements are very close to mine – 15″ tall x 37 1/2″ wide (before border as well). Hope that helps!

  2. Charlotte Albanese

    Gorgeous blanket! I need help with round 35. There’s only one *asterisk so I don’t know where to start the repeat. Thanks in advance!

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Charlotte! I have updated row 35 to show the asterisk right before the (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) for the repeat. Thank you again!