Stitch Sampler Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 3 Free Crochet Pattern

Here is Part 3 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 3 Free Crochet Pattern

Part 3 is the final installment for the main body of the blanket before we move on to the border for Part 4 – so exciting!

The star for this portion of the blanket is definitely the Mum Flower Stitch. I designed this stitch specifically for this blanket and given it is (for us in Kansas anyway!) the last blooming flower of Fall, I have placed it at the end of the blanket. This one really is fun to make and I think you will enjoy it – so pretty and versatile!

If you missed the details of this Crochet a Long and would like to know more about the blanket including release dates and supplies you can find that HERE.

If you would like to start on this blanket you can find Part 1 HERE.

Link to Part 2 instructions HERE.

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 3 Free Crochet Pattern

The last stitch tutorial for the main body of the blanket is for the Sedge Stitch. There is so much to love about this simple stitch – a 1 row repeat with just basic stitches and a lot of texture. You might even end up looking for more projects to take this stitch to – I know I will be! 😉

Sedge Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 3 Free Crochet Pattern

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  1. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket Part 1
  2. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket Part 2
  3. Sunflower Stitch Tutorial

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Autumn Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Blanket Part 3 

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)
cluster = group of 3 double crochet stitches worked in same stitch/space
blo = back loop only
flo = front loop only

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch
  • With a stitch sampler style blanket there can be some difficulty 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. 

More Information about resizing the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket HERE

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.

Mum 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: (working in blo), ch 1, 2 sc in each st of the center just worked, sl st to 1st st, sl st in blo of next 8 st of the mum center. 

Row 79:  With Color E, ch 3, dc in next st, *sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, sk 2 st, dc in last 2 st.  Turn.  (38 dc clusters + 4 st) = 118 st.

Row 80:  ch 3, 3 dc cluster in next sp and in each sp between clusters to end, dc in last st (top of ch 3 from previous row). Turn. (39 dc clusters + 2 st) = 119 st.

Fasten off Color E.

Row 81:  With Color J, ch 3, dc in next sp (between ch 3 and 1st cluster), cluster in next sp and in each sp between clusters to end, dc in last sp (sp between last cluster and last st), dc in last st.  Turn. (38 dc clusters + 4 st) = 118 st.

Row 82:  repeat row 80.

Fasten off Color J.

Row 83 – 84:  With Color G, repeat row 81 and 80.

Fasten off Color G.

Row 85:  With Color A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st (to maintain st count of 120), sc in remaining st to end.  Turn. (120)

Row 86:  ch 3, dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 87:  Carry color C, working with Color H, ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *with color C, pc in the next st, with color H dc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, with color H, dc in last 5 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color C & H.

Row 88:  With Color A, repeat row 86.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 89 – 91:  With Color F, repeat row 86.

Fasten off Color F.

Row 92:  With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 93:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 st, mum center in next st, (Mum 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: (working in blo), ch 1, 2 sc in each st of the center just worked, sl st to 1st st, sl st in blo of next 7 st of the mum center), *sc in next 11 st, mum center in next,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, sc in remaining st. (See photo tutorial pdf). Turn.

Fasten off Color B.

Row 93a:  Round 3 of Mum Flower:  With Color I, attach to unused front loop of any stitch of round 1 with sl st, *ch 3, sl st in flo of next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st.  Fasten off Color I.  Round 4:  With Color C, attach to a front loop of any stitch of round 2 with sl st, *ch 3, sl st in flo of next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st to blo of 1st st, DO NOT fasten off.  Round 5:  (working in unused blo of top of round 2 of mum center behind petals just worked) *ch 3, sl st in blo of next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st.  Fasten off Color C.  Repeat instructions for each mum center. 

Row 94:  With Color F, 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.  (see photo tutorial pdf) Turn (120)

Row 95 – 96:  repeat row 86.

Fasten off Color F.

Row 97 – 99:  With Color A, repeat row 86.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 100:  With Color B, repeat row 92.

Row 101:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 10 st, *mum center in next st, sc next 11 st,* repeat between * * to last 12 st, sc in last 12 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B.

Row 101a:  Round 3 of Mum Flower:  With Color F, repeat row 93a round 3.  Fasten off Color FWith Color J, repeat row 93a rounds 4 & 5.  Fasten off Color J.  Repeat instructions for each mum center.

Row 102:  With Color A, repeat row 94.

Row 103 – 104:  Repeat row 86.

Fasten off Color A.

Row 105:  With Color H, ch 1, (1 sc, 2 dc) in same st, *sk 2 st, (1 sc, 2 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sk next st, sc in last st.  Turn.

Row 106:  ch 1, (1 sc, 2 dc) in same st, sk 2 st, *(1 sc 2 dc) in next st, sk 2 st,* repeat between * * to end, sc in last st.  Turn. Note:  All groups of (1 sc, 2 dc) will be worked in the sc st from previous row.

Fasten off Color H.

Row 107 – 108:  With Color D, repeat row 106.

Fasten off Color D.

Row 109:  With Color I, ch 3, dc in each st to last st.  In order to maintain st count of 120, do not work dc in last sc st from previous row.  Turn. (120)

Row 110 – 111:  With Color I, repeat row 86.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

And that is is for the main body of your Autumn Rhapsody Blanket! Part 4 Border instructions will be released on 10/07!

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Part 3 Free Crochet Pattern

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