Spring Field Crochet Blanket Pattern – a free pattern

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.

PatternPiper Spring Field Blanket_2

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.

PatternPiper Spring Field Blanket_In Progress

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!

PatternPiper Spring Field Blanket_1

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.

PatternPiper Spring Field Blanket - Badly Drawn Chart

And here’s the PDF: PatternPiper Spring Field Blanket
Let me know if you make one!
Happy blanket making xxx

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17 thoughts on “Spring Field Crochet Blanket Pattern – a free pattern

  1. Jenny - thegeekyknit (@riley_jl) says:

    this is a beautiful blanket! thanks ever so for sharing the pattern for it too – I would love to have a go at it and have saved it for the future 🙂 now that I’m older i really appreciate all the times my dad and mum drove me places, and I dread when its my turn to do the same :p jenny xx

    • PatternPiper says:

      I hope the pattern makes sense Jenny. I’d love to see your finished blanket. I’m resigned to forever being referred to as “mum’s taxi”! I don’t mind really, at least I know they’re doing something constructive and not getting into trouble 😀

  2. Rose says:

    Beautiful blanket! The colors and stitches together are perfect. Just to double check, when I see “triple crochet” in UK terms, I would do a double crochet in American terms…UK “double crochet”, American, single crochet…correct?

    Thank you for this gorgeous pattern…I can hardly wait to make it…I am planning on a large blanket for my queen sized bed.

    • PatternPiper says:

      Hi Rose, thank you for such a lovely comment. Yes, you’re absolutely right with the U.K. to U.S. conversions. I hope you enjoy making your blanket and I’d love to see pictures when it’s finished.

      P.s. If you get chance, could you let me know how you found the pattern. X

    • PatternPiper says:

      No problem Lee Ann. I hope you enjoy the pattern and I’d love to see you’re finished blanket.

      I’d love to know, how did you discover my website? I know that someone, I assume in the US, has shared my pattern on Facebook but I don’t know who. I’d like to be able to thank them if possible.

  3. Julie Straley says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern! The colors complement the stitches nicely. I am almost done with a Christmas present afghan, and I think your pattern will be the next one in the line up! :-). I’m so happy to have found your pattern in my crochet group, shared by Kim Guzman! Happy Hooking to you!

    • PatternPiper says:

      Thank you Julie! I’m so pleased you like the pattern and the colours. I hope you enjoy making your blanket. And thank you for letting me know how you found the pattern. Happy hooking to you too!

  4. kddomingue says:

    Ooooooo! I am, just now, crocheting the border of a sofa nap blanket …..and I came across yours and said “Eureka! That’s my next project!”. It’s lovely, simple and unfussy and will work up beautifully in my favorite 100% cotton Sugar ‘n Cream yarn from Lily. I’m going to make the body one solid color with a contrasting color for the border. Thanks so much for posting the pattern and the lovely pictures. If I remember correctly, I came to you by way of Kim Guzman. I subscribed to your blog and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work!

  5. Rae Hallet says:

    I love this pattern. I’m in the US so I’ve used those terms. I also used a larger hook, a 4.25 mm or size G hook. Most of my yarn is Caron Soft and Simple. I’d like to know the finished dimensions of your baby afghan. My color repeats are 5 inches so I’m making it either 35 inches, then adding the border, or 40 inches, then the border. Thank you for such a great easy to understand pattern.
    Rae Haller (nrhaller@aol.com)

    • PatternPiper says:

      Hi Rae, I’m so glad you like the pattern. I’m afraid I can’t recall the finished size of my blanket – sorry. I’ve heard that the Caron yarns are lovely to work with but I haven’t used them yet. That’s a brand to add to my “Yarns to try” list.

  6. Cheryl says:

    I have worked “V” stitch patterns. This is a little different and interesting. Other patterns have the “V” worked in one stitch at a time, not worked over two chains.

    Found this on Pinterest on Facebook.

    I live in the US.

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