Windowpane Blanket ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Inspired Crocheters,

I have a beautiful free pattern to share with you today–the Windowpane Blanket!

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This gorgeous blanket and wall hanging design came out of a beautiful sunset I saw on a trip to the ocean. I loved this combination of pinks, corals, blues, and violets that seemed to brush themselves across the sky like a watercolor painting.

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The crochet motif that makes up this blanket uses post stitch lines that remind me of the muntins of a windowpane, suggesting a view. The corner eyelets offer a beautiful graphic contrast for the eye to dance across the dapples of color. The  pattern is offered in three sizes to create a gorgeous wall hanging, a baby blanket, or a full-size throw blanket.



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Without further ado, here is the pattern!

WINDOWPANE BLANKET PATTERN

SIZE

Wall Hanging

20” [51 cm] wide and 30” [76 cm] long

Baby Blanket

30” [76 cm] wide and 35” [89 cm] long

Throw Blanket

50” [127 cm] wide and 65” [165 cm] long

 



 

YARN

Wisdom Poems (100% Wool; 109 yd [100 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]); #615 Cruise:

For Wall Hanging: 5 skeins

For Baby Blanket: 9 skeins

For Throw Blanket: 26 skeins

 

Wall Hanging Yarn Substitutions: 545 yd [499 m] /9 oz [250 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

Baby Blanket Yarn Substitutions: 1260 yd [1153 m] /16 oz [450 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

Throw Blanket Yarn Substitutions: 3640 yd [3329 m] /46 oz [1300 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

 

 

CROCHET HOOK

Size H/8 [5.0 mm]

 

 

TOOLS

Yarn needle

For Wall Hanging Only: ½” [1.27 cm] dowel rod cut 3-5” [8-13 cm] wider than your crochet piece

GAUGE

One 5-round block = 5” [13 cm] square motif after blocking

 

NOTES

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This design offers a crochet block motif using post stitches and “wide” double crochet (double crochet worked between stitches instead of into the tops of stitches.
  • Blocks are worked in the round with Right Side facing.
  • The pattern offers instructions for a wall hanging, and baby sized, and throw blankets, but this block can be used for table runners, garments, or any sized blanket if you sew your squares into a different shape.

 

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Front post double crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook front-to-back through your work, so that the post you want to crochet around is in front of your hook; yarn over and pull through…3 loops on hook; yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook; yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Long chain (LC): Instead of using a standard 3-ch turning chain, I use a long chain (LC). When you are ready to begin working a new round, simply pull a long loop up to the approximate height of your next stitch. You do not need to yarn over or pull, it will appear to be a simple loop. Go ahead and work the first stitch of the round as indicated, you will see that the LC tucks in neatly next to the stitch becoming almost invisible.

 



 

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MOTIF INSTRUCTIONS

See CHART for assistance.

Make adjustable ring.

 



Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [dc, ch 3] 3 times into ring, sl st to first dc made to join rnd…4 dc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 2: LC, *fpdc around next dc, (2 dc—ch 3—2 dc) in next 3-ch sp; rep from * 4 times, sl st to first fpdc to join rnd…16 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 3: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, dc between next 2 dc, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, dc betw next 2 dc, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…24 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 4: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, (dc between next 2 dc) twice, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, (dc betw next 2 dc) twice, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…32 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 5: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, (dc betw next 2 dc) 3 times, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, (dc betw next 2 dc) 3 times, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…40 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

 

CHART

Windowpane Blanket Square

For Wall Hanging: Make 24 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

For Baby Blanket: Make 42 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

For Throw Blanket: Make 130 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

 



 

LAY OUT

Lay out squares in rows and columns as explained below, RS facing up. Create an arrangement with a color gradient moving from light at the bottom to dark at the top. Always work to an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye. See below for the configuration of squares and rows for each project.

For Wall Hanging:

4 x 6 (4 vertical rows, 6 horizontal rows)

For Baby Blanket:

6 x 7 (6 vertical rows, 7 horizontal rows)

For Adult Throw/Afghan

10 x 13 (10 vertical rows, 13 horizontal rows)

 



 

MAKE UP

Sew or slip stitch squares together in rows. Sew or slip stitch rows to rows until all squares have been joined. Wet block if desired, drying completely.

 



 

ADD BORDER (optional)

If desired, add a border of double crochet.

Join yarn in any corner 3-ch sp and pull up a loop.

Border Round: LC, *5 dc in corner, dc in each st and ch-sp to next corner 3-ch sp; rep from * around joining rnd with a sl st in first dc made.

 

TO MOUNT AS A WALL HANGING

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Cut dowel to size 3-5” [8-13 cm] wider than crochet piece. Sew crochet onto dowel using an overcast stitch to lash the piece to the dowel rod.

Create Hanging Cord:

Cut a generous length of yarn to hang your dowel—I used about 50” [127 cm]. Attach it by tying a double knot at one end of the dowel leaving a 10” [25.5 cm] tail, run the yarn length along the top edge of the wall hanging and tie another square knot at the opposite end of the dowel leaving another tail, trim this tail to 10” [25.5 cm].  Wrap the remaining yarn tail 4-5 times around the knot and secure by using a yarn needle to weave the tail through the back of the wrapped yarn several times, trimming excess tail. Repeat at the opposite end of the dowel to secure the second tail.



 

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

 

”                       inches

*                       repeat the instructions following

the single asterisk as directed

betw               between

ch                    chain

cm                  centimeters

dc                   double crochet

fpdc                see Special Abbreviations

g                      grams

LC                   see Special Abbreviations

mm                 millimeters

m                     meters

oz                    ounces

rep                  repeat

rnd(s)              round(s)

RS                    Right Side

sl st                  slip stitch

sp(s)                space(s)

st(s)                 stitch(es)

WS                   Wrong Side

yd                    yards




 

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Sara

 

 

 

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