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Southern Blooms Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

The Southern Blooms Blanket combines the right amount of floral details and simplicity to make this blanket both modern and timeless. This blanket is lightweight, making it the perfect summer throw, but also cozy enough for crisp fall days.  This throw uses three different squares that are easy to stitch and that provide visual interest to the blanket.

As a young crocheter, I am very passionate about recreating crochet into a modern art form, that is not your typical “grandma craft.” But there is a part of me that has a love for vintage aesthetics. For years, I have wanted to create a granny square blanket that nods towards the vintage granny square, while still being fresh and modern.

I think I achieved that look with this blanket ;). The monochrome all-white color gives this blanket a minimalist look, while the floral and eyelet granny squares give this blanket a feminine and delicate feel.

This design was definitely a labor of love. This was my first time every designing with granny squares and coming up with my own granny square pattern. It took a lot of constant reworking and experimenting. But I am so happy with the results. This blanket turned out better than I could have ever imagined!

I wanted this blanket to be as easy to crochet as possible, so if you purchase the PDF written pattern, you will also receive an additional 12-page PDF photo tutorial. This photo tutorial is only available through purchasing the pattern.

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Materials

  •  2,100 yards of DK weight (3) yarn
  • I/5.50mm crochet hook
  • H/5.00mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

  1. This pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.
  2. The ch at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
  3. The blanket is worked in individual squares and then seamed together.

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Approximately 54 inches long and 40 inches wide.

Gauge: After round 2 of the eyelet square, the square should approximately measure 2 inches. 

Stitches used

St: Stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

CL dc: Cluster Double Crochet

Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull back through, yarn over pull through first 2 loops (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over pull through first 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over pull through first 2 loops (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern

Flower Square (make 17 )

With I hook, make a magic circle, ch 1.

Round 1: 12 scs in magic circle (12). Sl st into first st, ch 1, TURN

Round 2: *1 CL dc in st, 1 sc in next st (this should create a bobble on the opposite side)* repeat around (12). Sl st into first st, ch 1, TURN.

NOTE: For the rest of the pattern, do NOT turn.

Round 3: Ch 4, skip first 2 sts (this should be a sc and a bobble), sc in next st, ch 4. *skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, ch 4* repeat around. Sl st into first ch space (6 ch spaces). Ch 2.

Round 4: [1 CL dc, ch 2, 1 CL dc, ch 2] in each ch space (12 CL dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 5: *1 sc in st (this is the  CL dc), ch 2, 1 CL dc in ch space (this is in between the CL dcs), ch 2.* (12 CL dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 6: 1 sc in the top of first CL dc, ch 4. *1 sc in CL dc st, ch 4* repeat around (12 ch spaces). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 7: *5 dcs in 2 ch spaces, [2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs] in next st* repeat around (54 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 8: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (64 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 9: 1 dc in every st around, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch space in the corners (80) dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 10: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (88 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2..

Round 11: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (100 dcs). Sl st into first st.

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Eyelet Square (make 12 )

With I hook, make a magic circle, ch 2.

Round 1: In magic circle, *3 dc, ch 1* repeat for a total of 4 ch spaces (12 dcs, 4 ch spaces). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 2: 1 dc in every st around, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch space in the corners (28 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 3.

Round 3: Skip first st, *1 dc in next st, ch 1* repeat around. Work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (20 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 4: 2 dcs in every ch space, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch space in the corners. Remember to work 1 dc in the st right after the corner ch space (52). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 5: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (60 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 3.

Round 6: Skip first st, *1 dc in next st, ch 1* repeat around. Work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (36 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 7: 2 dcs in every ch space, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch space in the corners. Remember to work 1 dc in the st right after the corner ch space (84). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 8: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (92 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 9: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (96 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Mini Squares (Make 24)

With I hook, make a magic circle, ch 2.

Round 1: In magic circle, *3 dc, ch 1* repeat for a total of 4 ch spaces (12 dcs, 4 ch spaces). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 2: 1 dc in every st around, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch space in the corners (28 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 2.

Round 3: 1 dc in every st around, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in each ch space in the corners (36 dcs). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 4: 1 hdc in every st around, work [1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] in each ch space in the corners (44 hdcs). Sl st into first st. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Sew 4 squares together. Evenly hdc around each square once seamed together.

Assembly

Block all of the squares.

For the blanket there will be a total of 7 rows and 5 squares in each row.

F = Flower square

E = Eyelet square

M = 1 square of 4 mini squares

Block blanket if needed.

Border

With I hook

Round 1: Evenly hdc around the blanket, working 3 hdc in each corner space. Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 2: 1 sc in every st. Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Switch to H hook

Round 3: *1 sc in 3 sts, ch 3, sl st into the back bar of the 1st ch* repeat around.

I hope you enjoy making the Southern Bloom Blanket! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your blanket, I would love to see it!

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