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Easy Patchwork Blanket

Thanks to Vickie Howell, here is a free pattern to make this gorgeous patchwork blanket. Crochet lovers combine this with your own selection of colors and make a statement.

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Bernat ® Softee ® Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz; 99 m/108 yds)

Contrast A (28044 True Grey) 6 balls
Contrast B (28607 Glowing Gold) 5 balls
Contrast C (28047 Grey Ragg) 4 balls

Size 10 mm (U.S. N or 15) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
10 sts and 9 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 471⁄2" x 50" [120.5 x 127 cm].

Instructions

Note: Wind balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook and draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed, keeping color change to WS of work.

With A, ch 16. *With B, ch 17. With A, ch 17. Rep from * twice more. With A, ch 2. 120 ch total.

1st row: (RS). With A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 8 times, joining B in last sc. *With B, 1 sc in next ch. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 8 times, joining A in last sc. With A, 1 sc in next ch. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch) 8 times, joining B in last sc. Rep from * twice more. Do not join B at end of row. 119 sts. Turn.

2nd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. *With B, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. With A, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. Rep from * twice more. Do not join B at end of row. Turn.

3rd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. *With B, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. Rep from * twice more. Do not join B at end of row. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows for pat 7 times more, then rep 2nd row once, joining B at end of last rep.

**Next row: (RS). With B, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining C. *With C, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. With B, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining C. Rep from * twice more. Do not join C at end of row. Turn.

Next row: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining C. *With C, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. With B, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining C. Rep from * twice more. Do not join C at end of row. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows for pat 8 times more, joining C at end of last rep.

Next row: (RS). With C, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. *With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining C. With C, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. Rep from * twice more. Do not join A at end of row. Turn.

Next row: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. *With A, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining C. With C, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. Rep from * twice more. Do not join A at end of row. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows for pat 8 times more, joining A at end of last rep.

Next row: (RS). With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. *With B, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. With A, 1 sc in next sc. (Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. Rep from * twice more. Do not join B at end of row. Turn.

Next row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. *With B, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining A. With A, 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc) 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc, joining B. Rep from * twice more. Do not join B at end of row. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows for pat 8 times more, joining B at end of last rep.**

Rep from ** to ** once more. Do not join B. Fasten off.

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