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



Aura Cowl & Infinity Scarf: A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet Friends!

I’ve got something wonderful to share with you today ~ a free crochet pattern for Aura, a cowl or infinity scarf pattern that blends incredible color and texture and is so much fun to crochet.

 

 

Here is the Aura Cowl:

 

 

And the Aura Infinity Scarf:

 

Each version uses a different construction method. The cowl is worked in the round seamlessly and the infinity scarf is worked flat and sewn together with a seam.

 

 

Aura adds stunning color and pop of squishable, scrumptious texture to your winter wardrobe! 

 


That sounds so good in mid-June, right? It’s been in the 90’s here in central Illinois, even with the rainstorms we’ve gotten.

 

But hey, when you’re ready to cozy up with the squishy warm yarns, Aura will be here waiting for you.

 

 

Materials

For the cowl:

Red Heart Boutique Treasure (70% Acrylic/30% Wool, 151 yd [138 m] / 100g), Abstract #788 1918; 2 skeins

NOTE: This yarn has been discontinued since I first designed this pattern! I would recommend using 2 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. This is the same yarn used to crochet my Kaleidoscope Shawl that went viral and became Red Heart’s Most Downloaded Pattern of 2018, so it’s a can’t-miss choice for amazing color and cozy softness.

 

For the infinity scarf:

Lion Brand Amazing ( 53% wool/47% acrylic, 147 yd [135 m] / 50 g) ) #825-207 Pink Sands; 6 skeins

 

Hook

For the cowl:

Size K (6.5 mm) hook

 

For the infinity scarf:

Size J (6.0 mm) hook

 

Notions

Yarn needle

 

Gauge

For the cowl:

10 sts & 9 rows in 4 in [10 cm] of pattern stitch worked in size K (6.5 mm) hook.

 

For the loop:

9 sts & 9.75 rows in 4 in [10 cm] of pattern stitch worked in size J (6.0 mm) hook.

 

 

 

Notes

  • Two foundation row methods are offered: foundation half double crochet creates an edge with more stretch than a traditional foundation chain edge.
  • This pattern offers two methods of working this stitch pattern (flat or in rounds). The cowl is worked top-down, in rounds, without turning the work. The infinity loop is worked flat in rows, and the short ends are joined with a crocheted seam to form a loop.
  • This fabric is reversible.

 

Scarf Option: Do not seam the short ends of the Infinity Scarf to create a loop and simply wear as a scarf.

 

Skills Needed

Foundation hdc (optional)

Working in rounds

Post stitches

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Back-post double-treble crochet (bpdtr)
Back-post half double crochet (bphdc)
Chain (ch)
Double-treble crochet (dtr)
Extended turning chain (ETC)
Foundation half double crochet (fhdc)
Front-post double treble crochet (fpdtr)
Front-post half double crochet (fphdc)
Half-double crochet (hdc)
Round (rnd)
Slip stitch (sl st)

 



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Aura Cowl (Red Heart Boutique Treasure, yarn now discontinued)

Cowl Instructions

Foundation Row: Fhdc 70 sts. Do not turn, sl st to join last fhdc to 1st fhdc for working in rounds being careful not to twist the round.

 

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Foundation Chain + Foundation Row: Ch 72; hdc in 3rd st from hk and each ch across…70 hdc. Do not turn, sl st to join last hdc to 1st hdc for working in rounds being careful not to twist the round.

 

Set-Up Row: ETC, bphdc in next hdc, fpdtr in next hdc, *bphdc in next hdc, fpdtr in next hdc; rep from * around. Do not turn. Sl st to top of ch-2 to join.

 

Row 1: ETC, fphdc in next phdc, bpdtr over next pdtr, * fphdc over next phdc, bpdtr over next pdtr; rep from * around, sl st to top of 1st st to join rnd, do not turn.

 

Row 2: ETC, bphdc in next phdc, fpdtr in next pdtr, * bphdc in next phdc, fpdtr in next pdtr; rep from * around, sl st to top of 1st st to join rnd, do not turn.

 

Rep Rows 1-2 5 times more.

 

Rep Row 1 once more.

 

Fasten off.

 

Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash and lay flat to dry. Steam lightly if desired.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aura Infinity Scarf (Lion Brand Amazing)

 

 

Infinity Scarf

Foundation Chain: Ch 185.

Foundation Row: ETC, hdc in 1st ch, *dtr in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across…185 sts.

 

Row 1: ETC, bphdc in 1st hdc, *fpdtr in next dtr; bphdc in next hdc; rep from * across.

 

Rep Row 1 21 times more. Do not fasten off.

 

Join 2 short ends by laying the scarf out flat and working a sl st seam from the working yarn edge to the bottom edge. Do not fasten off.

 

From the working yarn work as follows:

Edge Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st st and each st around, sl st join rnd.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail.

 

Join yarn at opposite loop edge.

Edge Row 2: Work as for Edge Row 1.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail.

 

Finishing

Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash and lay flat to dry. Steam lightly if desired.

 

 

Tiny Flag Bunting: Free Crochet Pattern

What makes anything cuter? Bunting, of course! Especially bunting made from tiny crocheted flags.

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These flags are just two rounds of crochet so it’s easy to whip out a whole bunch of them in a short span of time and the project is very portable. This pattern includes written instructions, charts, and a special photo tutorial for hiding yarn tails as you work. Out of 64 potential yarn ends that need weaving, you only have 2—and even those 2 aren’t regular woven ends since you’ll actually be creating hanging loops out of them.



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Cool, huh?

This design is just a springboard for your imagination. Choosing different color combinations, working two colors within a single flag, or making a solid colored bunting will produce totally different looks to suit different occasions.



It’s perfect for baby nurseries, college dorm rooms or birthday party decorations to last a lifetime.

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Bunting really does make everything cuter. It’s a scientifically proven fact.*



*my scientific sources are highly questionable, so the only way to find out if bunting makes everything cuter is to make some and see for yourself!

Sizing
Bunting length: 84” [213 cm]
Individual flag dimensions: 1.5” X 1.5” X 1.5” [4 X 4 X 4 cm]

Yarn
#4 Medium
I Love this Cotton! (100% cotton; 180 yd [165 m]/3.5 oz [100 g])
1 skein each:
Color A: #24 Ivory
Color B: #74 Pink
Color C: #12 Buttercup
Color D: #258 Pistache
Color E: #68 Aqua

Hook
US Size G/6 [4.0 mm]

Gauge
Gauge is not critical to this pattern. Feel free to cheer!

Notions
Yarn needle

Other Tools
Spray starch (if desired)
Steam iron
Press cloth
Ironing board or surface



Pattern Notes
• It’s simple to make bunting longer or shorter by working the same number more or fewer flags in each color to keep the color sequence on point, e.g. If you wanted your bunting to be 13” [33 cm] longer, you would work 8 flags in color A and 7 flags in colors B, C, D, E. If you wanted the bunting to be 13” [33 cm] shorter, you would work 6 flags in color A and 5 flags in colors B, C, D, E.
• You can make larger sized flags by working additional hdc rounds as follows: work 1 hdc in each hdc and (2 hdc-ch 2-2 hdc) in each corner 2-ch sp.
• Note that you may require more yarn than stated if you make longer bunting or larger flags.
• This pattern calls for use of the Extended Turning Chain (ETC). To make ETC, simply pull up a chain to the height of the stitch you are about to work, do not yarn over or pull through.



Flags
Color A: Make 7.
Color B, C, D, E: Make 6.

Make Flag Motif (Chart offered below)
Make a magic ring.
Rnd 1: ETC, (3 hdc, ch 2) 3 times into ring working over yarn tail, sl st to 1st hdc to join rnd. Tighten ring by pulling on center yarn tail. Continue working over yarn tail in rnd 2. Refer to photo tutorial for assistance.
Rnd 2: ETC, *hdc in next 3 hdc, (2 hdc-ch 2-2 hdc) in next 2-ch sp; rep from * around, sl st to 1st hdc to join rnd.



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Fasten off and break yarn leaving a 4” [10 cm] tail. If you’ve worked over your beginning yarn tail, trim neatly at back of flag.

Join Flag Motifs (See red row of Chart above)
With Color A, join yarn at right corner 2-ch sp of flag (Make sure that the yarn tail of the flag is positioned across the top edge of the flag. Refer to Photo Tutorial below).



Joining Row: * Ch 1, sc in 2-ch sp, sc in each hdc across top edge of flag working over yarn tail as you go, sc in left corner 2-ch sp (9 sc worked across flag), ch 1; rep from * across top edge of each flag in the following sequence [A-E-D-C-B] for a total of 6 color repeats ending with the final Flag A.

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Fasten off, break yarn leaving a 6” [15 cm] tail. Neatly trim all top edge yarn tails you covered with the joining row.
Chart

Working in Yarn Tails Photo Tutorial
1. Approach tail to be worked in.

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2. Hold tail to back of work, insert hook.

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3. Work stitch as indicated, being sure to catch tail yarn in the stitch.

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4. How tail looks after being worked in.

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5. Trim tail very close to stitches. Be careful not to snip the stitches!

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Make Hanging Loops (2)
At this point, you should have only 2 yarn ends remaining: 1 at the beginning and 1 at the end of the joining row. Thread the yarn end onto your yarn needle. Weave in the end securely allowing a small amount of yarn to loop out at the outside corner. Insert your forefinger into the loop to size it and finish tightening and weaving in that yarn end.



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Repeat at the opposite corner of the bunting.

Finishing
Lightly spray the bunting with spray starch, cover with a press cloth and press for a few seconds with a steam iron set to the “cotton” setting. Uncover and stretch gently, pressing carefully with your fingers to define the flag points. Repeat across the length of the bunting.

***Please note that photos have been styled for effect. Always be careful when hanging objects near cribs or children’s areas.***

 

Abbreviations

“: inch(es)
*: repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
ch: chain
cm: centimeter(s)
ETC: extended turning chain
g: gram(s)
hdc: half double crochet
m: meter(s)
mm: millimeter(s)
oz: ounce(s)
rep: repeat
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
yd(s): yard(s)

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Thanks for visiting me today!

Yours in Stitches,

SARA KAY