Crochet Blanket Square Free Pattern

purple ombre crochet blanket square made with this free crochet pattern
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This week I’m sharing my very first crochet blanket square free pattern. I was invited to participate in the 2021 Afghan Crochet Along with The Unraveled Mitten and I jumped at the chance to design my first crochet blanket square – The Lavender Fields Crochet Blanket Square.

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The Lavender Fields Crochet Blanket Square is an intermediate level crochet pattern that features a ombre-effect using 4 different solid-coloured shades and a coordinating speckle yarn. I used Brava Worsted Weight yarn and Brava Speckle yarn for my crochet blanket square. I used the colours Mulberry, Lady Slipper, Plummy Speckle and Freesia. Try mixing and matching your own colours to create your own ombre effect or completely mix it up to create a whole new look. Check out all the colours of WeCrochet Brava and Brava Speckle here.

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Skill Level:

  • Intermediate


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

  • 5 mm Crochet Hook <– Save 15% off Furls Hooks when shopping through this link and using the code LOOPYLAMB15 at the check out (#furlsinf621)
  • Brava Worsted Weight Yarn (100% Premium Acrylic, 218yds/200m, 100g/3.5oz), 1 skein each of: Color A-Plummy Speckle (approx. 22 yds); Color B-Lady Slipper (approx. 44 yds); Colour C-Freesia (approx. 51 yds); Color D-Mulberry (approx. 64 yds)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • CH = Chain
  • CH-SP = Chain Space(s)
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • FO = Finish Off
  • FPDTR = Front Post Double Treble Crochet – YO 3 times before working ST
  • FPTR = Front Post Treble/Triple Crochet
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • ST = Stitch
  • TR = Treble/Triple Crochet
  • YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitches/Techniques:

  • DC Cluster: YO, insert hook into ST, YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, [YO, insert hook into same ST, YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook] twice, with 4 loops on hook, YO and pull through all loops on hook.
  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Find a tutorial on my blog HERE.


Finished Size:

  • 12” tall x 12” wide


Gauge:

  • Motif measures 5.75” at the end of Row 7. Square measures 12” square after completion of Row 17.


NOTES:

  • CH-3 counts as the first DC of the round.
  • This project is worked in joined rounds.  Do NOT turn at the end of each row.
  • Invisible joins are used to create a cleaner join at the end of specified rows.  A SL ST can be used if that is your preference, but it will create a more obvious join.
  • Gauge is vital to ensure you get a 12” square, take time to check your gauge. 

Lavender Fields Crochet Blanket Square Free Pattern

Round 1: Using Colour A, CH 4, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST to form a ring.  CH 1, SC 12 into the ring. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (12)


Round 2: CH 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC2TOG in same ST as CH 3 (counts as first DC-Cluster), CH 1, *DC-Cluster in the next ST, CH 1, repeat from * around.  Fasten off with invisible join. (12 Clusters)



Round 3: Join Colour B with a SL ST in the BLO of the first DC Cluster of Round 2. CH 1, HDC in the BLO of the first ST, HDC in the BLO of each CH and ST around. Fasten off with invisible join.  (24)



Round 4: Join Colour C with a SL ST in the BLO of the first HDC of Round 3.  CH 3 (counts as first DC), working under both loops, DC2TOG in same ST as CH 3, CH 2, *DC-Cluster in the next ST, CH 2, repeat from * around.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (24 Clusters)

close up image of the first four rounds of this crochet blanket square free pattern



Round 5:  CH 3, DC in same ST as CH, CH 2, *2 DC in top of the next DC-Cluster, CH 2, repeat from * around.  Fasten off with invisible join. (48 STS, 24 CH-SPS)



Round 6:  Join Colour D in BLO of first ST of Round 5. CH 1, working under both loops, HDC in the same ST of the CH, HDC in the next ST, *TR in the CH-SP 2 rounds below, HDC in the next 2 STS, repeat from * around until 1 CH-SP remains. TR in the CH-SP 2 rounds below. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (72 STS, 4 CH-SPS)



Round 7:  CH 1, SC in the first ST, *HDC in the next 3 STS, DC in the next 3 STS, 2 TR in the next ST, CH 2, 2 TR in the next ST, DC in the next 3 STS, HDC in the next 3 STS, SC in the next 4 STS repeat from * around. SC in the last 3 STS. Join last ST to first ST with SL ST. (80 STS, 4 CH-SPS)



Round 8: CH 3, *DC in each ST to CH-2 SP, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in CH-SP, repeat from * around, DC in each ST to end. Join last ST to first ST with SL ST.  (96 STS, 4 CH-SPS)



Rounds 9 – 10: Repeat Round 8. FO Round 10 with invisible join.  (112 STS, 4 CH-SPS)

close up image of the first 9 rounds of this crochet motif square in purple



Round 11:
Join Colour A in BLO of first ST of Round 10. CH 1, working under both loops, HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next 2 STS, FPTR around the DC below from Round 9, [HDC 3, FPTR around the DC below from Round 9] twice, HDC 3, *(HDC, CH 2, HDC) in next CH-SP, [HDC in the next 3 STS, FPTR around the DC below from Round 9] 7 times, HDC 4, repeat from * 2 times. (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in next CH-SP, [HDC in the next 3 STS, FPTR around the DC below from Round 9] 4 times, HDC in last ST.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (136 STS, 4 CH-SP)



Round 12: CH 1, *HDC in each ST to CH-2SP, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in CH-SP, repeat from * around, HDC in each ST until end. FO using invisible join. (144 STS, 4 CH-SP)


Round 13: Join Colour B in BLO of first ST of Round 12. CH 1, working under both loops, HDC in the first and second STS, FPDTR around the DC below from Round 10, [HDC 3, FPDTR around the DC from three rows below] 4 times, HDC 2, *(HDC, CH 2, HDC) in next CH-SP, HDC in the next 4 STS, FPDTR around the DC below from Round 10, [HDC in the next 3 STs, FPDTR around the DC below from Round 10] 7 times, HDC 3, repeat from * 2 times. (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in next CH-SP, HDC in the next 4 STS, FPDTR around the DC below from Round 10, [HDC in the next 3 STS, FPDTR around the DC below from Round 10] 3 times, HDC in last 2 STS.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (152 STS, 4 CH-SP)



Round 14: Repeat Round 12. (160 STS, 4 CH-SP)



Round 15: Join Colour C in BLO of first ST of Round 14. CH 1, working under both loops, HDC in the first ST, FPDTR around the HDC below from Round 12, [HDC 3, FPDTR around the HDC below from Round 12] 5 times, HDC, *(HDC, CH 2, HDC) in next CH-SP, HDC in the next 5 STS, FPDTR around the HDC below from Round 12, [HDC in the next 3 STS, FPDTR around the HDC below from Round 12] 8 times, HDC 2, repeat from * 2 times, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in next CH-SP, HDC in the next 5 STS, FPDTR around the HDC from 3 rows below, [HDC in the next 3 STS, FPDTR around the HDC below from Round 12] 3 times, HDC in last 3 STS.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (168 STS, 4 CH-SP)

close up of the post stitches use in this crochet blanket square free pattern



Round 16: Repeat Round 12. (176 STs, 4 CH-SP)



Round 17:  Join Colour D in BLO of first St of Round 16. CH 1, working under both loops, SC in the first ST, SC in the next 4 STS, FPTR around the HDC below from Round 14, [SC 3, FPTR around the HDC below from Round 14] 4 times, SC 4, *(SC, CH 2, SC) in next CH-SP, SC in the next 6 STS, FPTR around the HDC below from Round 14, [SC in the next 3 STS, FPTR around the HDC below from Round 14] 9 times, SC, repeat from * 2 times. (SC, CH 2, SC) in next CH-SP, SC in the next 6 STS, FPTR around the HDC below from Round 14, [SC in the next 3 STS, FPTR around the HDC below from Round 14] 4 times.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (184 STS, 4 CH-SP)

FO and weave in ends.

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Blanket Square Free Pattern”

  1. I love this 12″ granny square. I cant wait to try it. But it may be awhile as I have other projects on the go at the moment. Thanks for the pattern.
    Val

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