I made this blanket in the summer for a friend whose sister was having a baby.
Her request came shortly after my Deramores Blog Award win, so I had lots of lovely new yarn for her to choose from, and for me to play with.
She opted for these lovely colours from the Deramores Baby range – Apple Green, Sky Blue, Primrose Yellow and Ivory. The yarn, a nylon-acrylic mix, is incredibly soft and lovely to work with. I’ve called it the Spring Field Blanket because that’s what the colours, and the yarn names, remind me of.
The blanket turned out beautifully and was mainly made on the side of a football pitch due to Matey’s training commitments.
If you fancy making a Spring Field Blanket yourself the pattern is below and I’ve even attempted a (badly drawn) chart too (still getting to grips with that drawing software). The whole thing can be downloaded in a handy PDF at the bottom of the post – this is to make up for a notable blogging absence due to my kids having busier lives than me, but still requiring me to drive them everywhere. This will probably continue for – I don’t know – at least the next 7 years until they are both old enough to drive. But then they probably won’t be able to afford to – so who knows really!
Anyhoo! Here it is….
Springfield Blanket (UK Terms)
Yarn: Deramores Baby in Apple Green, Primrose Yellow, Sky Blue and Ivory
(For a pram sized blanket I used just under 1 ball each of the green, yellow and blue and approximately 1.5 of the Ivory)
Hook Size: 3.5mm
Foundation Chain = multiples of 3 + 2 (e.g 19×3 = 57 + 2 = 59) to desired length
Row 1: In Colour A (Green) 1tr in 3rd chain from hook, *chain 1, then begin tr2tog in the same chain, skip 1 chain and then finish the tr2tog in the next chain*. Repeat from * to * until the end finishing your last tr2tog in the final chain. Turn.
Row 2: In Main Colour (Ivory) Chain 2, then begin 1tr in the next chain space (the chain between the first V stitch on Row 1), *chain 1, then begin tr2tog in the same chain space and finish the tr2tog in the next chain space*. Repeat from * to * until the end finishing your last tr2tog in the final chain. Turn.
Row 3: In Colour B (Yellow) repeat Row 2
Row 4: In Main Colour repeat Row 2
Row 5: In Colour C (Blue) repeat Row 2
Row 6: In Main Colour repeat Row 2
Row 7: In Colour A (Green) repeat Row 2
Row 8: In Main Colour repeat Row 2
Row 9: In Colour B (Yellow) repeat Row 2
Row 10: In Main Colour repeat Row 2
Continue following this pattern (Colour A, MC, Colour B, MC, Colour C, MC, Colour A, MC, Colour B, MC) until the blanket is the desired length. Make sure your last coloured row is in Colour B (Yellow)and then repeat row 2 in the Main Colour.
Weave in all ends.
Border Row 1: In Colour C (Blue) Chain 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) and then htr into each stitch, with 3htr into each corner. When you get to the sides of the blanket (the end of each V-Stitch row) make 2 htr into the end of each row. Then return to 1htr in each stitch on the bottom edge and 2htr on the next side edge all the way around the edge of the blanket. Slip stitch into the second chain of the beginning chain 2
Border Row 2: In MC chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), dc into each stitch, with 3dc into the corner stitches, all the way around the edge of the blanket. Slip stich into the first dc.
Border Row 3: In Colour A (Green) repeat Border Row 2
Border Row 4: In Main Colour repeat Border Row 2
Border Row 5: In Colour B (Yellow) repeat Border Row 2
Border Row 6: In Main Colour repeat Border Row 1.
Weave in all ends.
And here’s the PDF: PatternPiper Spring Field Blanket
Let me know if you make one!
Happy blanket making xxx