Stitch Sampler Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 2 Free Crochet Pattern

Here it is – Part 2 of the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket Stitch Sampler Free Crochet Pattern a Crochet a Long (CAL) at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 2 Free Crochet Pattern

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Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 2 Free Crochet Pattern

Part 2 has three complete stitch tutorials to accompany and help you through this part of the blanket. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a new video!

Popcorn Stitch (with color changing tips) You can also scroll to the bottom of this post for this video!

Extreme Drop Leaf Stitch

Single Crochet Spike Stitch

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  1. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket Part 1
  2. Extreme Drop Leaf Stitch Tutorial
  3. Spike Stitch Tutorial

Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Part 2

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

PaintboxCotton Aran Stormy Grey (Color A)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Melon Sorbet (Color B)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Red Wine (Color C)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Pistachio Green (Color D)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Coffee Bean (Color E)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Mustard Yellow (Color F)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Peach Orange (Color G)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Soft Fudge (Color H)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Seville Orange (Color I)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Blood Orange (Color J)

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
pc = popcorn (see special stitch section below)
SP-2 = spike stitch two rows below (see special stitch section below)
SP-3 = spike stitch 3 rows below (see special stitch section below)
SP-4 = spike stitch 4 rows below (see special stitch section below)

Notes about pattern:

Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch

NOTE ABOUT RESIZING BLANKET TO LARGER SIZES:

You can find more details about resizing your blanket 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. For the Extreme Drop Section, if you change the end of your row count (after the repeat) change the beginning of your next row to match that count. For the Extreme Drop Section, if you change the end of your row count (after the repeat) change the beginning of your next row to match that count. So, for example row 42: dc in last 8 st and your row ends with dc in last 7. For row 43 subtract 1 stitch from the beginning of the row before ch 1.

Special stitches:

Popcorn (pc):  4 dc st in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into top of 1st dc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull loop through st.  When changing colors at the end of the pc, pull new color yarn through loop to finish st.

Extreme Drop Stitch: 

  1. (working in ch sp 1 row below) yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), 
  2. (working in next ch sp 2 rows below) yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up a loop (9 loops on hook), 
  3. (working in next ch sp 3 rows below) yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up a loop (13 loops on hook), 
  4. (working in next ch sp 2 rows below) yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up a loop (17 loops on hook), 
  5. (working in next ch sp 1 row below) yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up a loop (21 loops on hook).
  6. Yo, pull through all loops, ch 1.

Spike Stitch:

  • SP-2: Insert hook below sc from 2 rows below your hook (current row counts as row 1), yo, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 2 loops on hook.
  • SP-3:  Insert hook below sc from 3 rows below (current row counts as row 1), yo, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 2 loops on hook.
  • SP-4: Insert hook below sc from 4 rows below (current row counts as row 1), yo, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 2 loops on hook.

Row 39:  Carry color A, working with Color C, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *with color A, pc in the next st, with color C dc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, with color C dc in last 5 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Colors A & C.

Row 40:  With Color F, ch 3, dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color F.

Extreme Drop Stitch Section Rows 41 – 58: 

Note:  

  • In this section you will NOT skip a stitch after the ch 1 — work your next dc in the very next st.  
  • You will always skip the ch 1 sp from the previous row — working your dc in the next st after the ch 1 sp from the previous row.
  • If you are working a larger size of the blanket for the Extreme Drop Section, if you change the end of your row count (after the repeat) change the beginning of your next row to match that count. So, for example row 42: dc in last 8 st and your row ends with dc in last 7. For row 43 subtract 1 stitch from the beginning of the row before ch 1.

Row 41:  With Color H, repeat row 40.  

Row 42:  ch 3, dc in next 6 st, *ch 1, dc next 7 st,* repeat between * * to last 8 st, ch 1, dc in last 8 st.  Turn

Row 43:  ch 3, dc next 6 st, ch 1, dc next 2 st, *ch 1, dc next 5 st, ch 1, dc next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, ch 1, dc in last 6 st.  Turn.

Row 44:  ch 3, dc next 4 st, *ch 1, dc next 4 st, ch 1, dc next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, ch 1, dc in last 6 st.  Turn.  

Fasten off Color H.

Row 45:  With Color I, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 st, *extreme drop st over next 5 st, ch 2, (sk 5 st in current row) sc next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, sc last 5 st.  Turn.

Row 46:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 st, *2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, sc in last 6 st.  (120)

Fasten off Color I.

Row 47:  With Color E, repeat row 40.

Row 48:  ch 3, dc in next 10 st, *ch 1, dc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to last 11 st, ch 1, dc in last 11 st.  Turn.

Row 49:  ch 3, dc in next 9 st, ch 1, dc in next 2 st, *ch 1, dc in next 5 st, ch 1, dc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last 10 st, ch 1, dc in last 10 st.  Turn.

Row 50:  ch 3, dc in next 8 st, *ch 1, dc in next 4 st, ch 1, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 9 st, ch 1, dc in last 9 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color E.

Row 51:  With Color J, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 st, *extreme drop st over next 5 st, ch 2, (sk 5 st in current row) sc next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 9 st, sc in last 9 st.  Turn.

Row 52:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 st, *2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to last 9 st, sc in last 9 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color J.

Row 53 – 56:  With Color G, repeat rows 41 – 44.

Fasten off Color G.

Row 57 – 58:  With Color C, repeat rows 45 – 46.

Fasten off Color C.

Row 59:  With Color D, sc in same st, sc in each st to end.  Turn

Row 60:  ch 3, dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 61:  Carry color F, working with Color D, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *with color F, pc in the next st, with color D dc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, with color D dc in last 5 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color F.

Row 62:  With Color D, repeat row 60.

Fasten off Color D.

Row 63 – 66:  With Color B, repeat row 59.

Fasten off Color B.

Row 67:  With Color H, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, SP-2 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-4 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-2 in next st, *sc in next 2 st (sk 5 st in current row), SP-2 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-4 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-2 in next st* repeat between * * to last st, sc in last st.  Turn.

Row 68 – 70:  Repeat row 59.

Fasten off Color H.

Row 71:  With Color A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 st, *SP-2 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-4 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-2 in next st, sc in next 2 st (sk 5 st in current row),* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sc in last 2 st.  Turn.

Row 72 – 74:  repeat row 59.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 75:  With Color I, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, *SP-2 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-4 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-2 in next st, sc in next 2 st (sk 5 st in current row),* repeat between * * to last 5 st, SP-2 in next st, SP-3 in next st, SP-4 in next st, SP-3 in next st, sc in last st.  Turn.

Row 76 – 78:  repeat row 59.

Fasten off Color I.

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 2 Free Crochet Pattern

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  1. Janie Bradley

    Thanks! You explain it so well. My sister gifted with your membership. Christmas feeling! 🙂

    Reply
    • Tonya Bush

      So glad you are enjoying it! What a wonderful gift – welcome and enjoy! 😊

      Reply

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