Tranquility Blanket: A Free Crochet Pattern

 

Hi Crochet Lovers,

I have a pretty piece of home decor crochet to share with you today!

And also a personal announcement! My husband, daughter, and I will be welcoming a new baby girl into our family this October and we are full of joy at the prospect of growing our family with another girl. To celebrate, I decided to design a baby blanket, but have also sized up the pattern for an adult-sized throw.

The Tranquility Blanket is lacy blanket featuring a fun and interesting stitch pattern.

 

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The Tranquility Blanket will add beauty and comfort to any home and would be beautiful in many yarns and yarn weights.

 



 

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Tranquility is perfect for enjoying any tranquil moment whether snuggling a new baby or curling up on the couch with a hot drink and some serious Netflix time, hopefully with a hook in your hand.

 


It is my joy to be sharing more crochet patterns for free here on the blog. I am touched by all the comments I receive from you–all over the world–enjoying my designs. To help me offer more patterns for free, please consider supporting my work by clicking a few ads or stopping by my shop to purchase the PDF download of this and my other patterns.

 



 

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Here is the free pattern; you may also download this pattern for $1.99 in my shop.

 



 

SIZE

Baby Blanket: 31” [79 cm] wide x 41” [104 cm] long after steam-blocking

Throw Blanket: 52” [132 cm] wide x 66” [168 cm] long after steam-blocking

 

 

YARN

Yarn Bee Sweet Divinity (100% Acrylic; 243 yd [222 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]; #1 Blush: 5 (13) balls

For Yarn Substitutions: #4 Medium Yarn

Baby Size: 1080 yd [988 m]/16 oz [445 g]

Throw Size: 2921 yd [2671 m]/43 oz [1202 g]

 

 

CROCHET HOOK

Size H/8 (5.0 mm)

 

 

TOOLS

Yarn needle

 

 

GAUGE

3.5 wide shells and 9.5 rows = 4”

 

 



 

NOTES

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This baby blanket is worked flat from the bottom up with a seamless border worked in the round after the blanket body is made.
  • Blanket Body is worked in turned rows. Blanket Border is worked in the round with Right Side facing.
  • This blanket is reversible.

 

 

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Edge Shell (esh): 3 dc worked in st or sp indicated.

Long Single Crochet (lsc): single crochet in st or sp indicated worked beneath/around 2 previous rows. See Chart for assistance.

Wide Shell (wsh): (2 dc-ch 1-2 dc) worked in st or sp indicated

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

BLANKET BODY (See Chart for assistance.)

Foundation Chain: Ch 121 (211).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, *sk next 4 ch, wsh in next ch; rep from * to last 5 ch, sk next 4 ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn…23 (41) wsh; 2 esh made.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same dc, wsh in each ch-sp across, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same dc, ch 2, lsc betw same esh and next wsh inserting hook beneath previous 2 rows to make a gather then working sc as usual around these 2 rows, ch 2, wsh in next ch-sp, ch 2, lsc betw same wsh and next wsh, ch 2, wsh in next ch-sp ; rep from * to last esh, ch 2, lsc betw same wsh and next esh, ch 2, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same dc, wsh in each ch-sp across, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 5: Work as for Row 4.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same dc, ch 2, lsc betw same esh and next wsh, ch 2, wsh in next ch-sp, *ch 2, lsc betw same wsh and next wsh, ch 2, wsh in next ch-sp; rep from * to last esh, ch 2, lsc betw same wsh and next esh, ch 2, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

Rows 7-75 (129): Rep Rows 4-6 for blanket body pattern…25 (43) row repeats (ovals) worked.

Final Row: Ch 1, sc in same dc, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * to last 3 dc, ch 4, sc in last dc, do not turn.

 

 



 

BLANKET BORDER (See Chart for assistance)

Continue working in the round down left side of BLANKET BODY and around next three sides:

 

Row 1 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), (dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc) in same corner st, *ch 1, dc in next edge dc; rep from * to lower left corner, (dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc) in corner, (ch 1-dc, ch 1-dc) in each 4-ch sp of bottom edge, ch 1, (dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc) in lower right corner st; rep from * to top right corner st, ch 1, (dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc) in top right corner st, (ch 1-dc-ch 1-dc) in each 4-ch sp across top edge of blanket, ch 1, sl st to first dc to join rnd. Do not turn.

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next ch-sp, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-sp (corner ch-sp of blanket), dc in each dc and ch-sp around the entire blanket, working 3 dc in corner ch-sps, sl st to first dc to join rnd.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving 6” tail.

 

FINISHING

Weave in yarn ends. Lay flat and use gentle steam to smooth fabric and polish the stitches. This treatment will enlarge the blanket slightly.



 

 

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STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

 

”         inches

betw  between

ch      chain

ch-sp chain space

cm     centimeters

dc      double crochet

g        grams

hk      hook

m       meters

mm    millimeters

oz       ounces

rep     repeat

RS      Right Side

sc       single crochet

sk       skip

sp       space

st        stitch

WS     Wrong Side

yd      yards

 

 

 

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Yours in Stitches,

Sara



6 thoughts on “Tranquility Blanket: A Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Theresa Roke says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming addition❤ This pattern is so beautiful – I can hardly wait to try it!

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