This crochet rustic country farmhouse blanket is a great project to work on while you are staying home. I am staying home and glad to have my yarn stash. It is easy to go shopping in your own yarn to pick out a few skeins to make a blanket.
When the seasons change and a chill settles into the air, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a warm and handmade crochet blanket. And if you’re a fan of rustic charm and country-inspired decor, you’re in for a treat.
This free pattern adds a touch of timeless, countryside elegance to your home.
Make it for yourself, as a perfect gift for someone special, or for a cozy addition to your home decor.
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Is V stitch good for blankets?
Yes, the V-stitch is a popular and versatile crochet stitch that can be an excellent choice for making blankets. The V-stitch creates a lovely textured fabric with a subtle, lacy appearance, making it suitable for a variety of blanket styles and purposes. Here are some reasons why the V-stitch can be a great option for crocheting blankets:
Quick Progress. The V-stitch typically works up quickly because it involves double crochets or half double crochets worked into the same stitch or space. This allows you to cover a larger surface area with each row, making it an efficient choice for larger projects like blankets.
Airy and Lightweight. The open design of the V-stitch creates a breathable and lightweight fabric. This makes V-stitch blankets ideal for both warmer weather and layering during colder seasons. You can also adjust the weight of your blanket by choosing different yarn types and hook sizes.
Versatile Aesthetic. V-stitch blankets can have a wide range of looks depending on your choice of yarn color, yarn texture, and hook size. They can appear delicate and lacy for a more elegant design or thick and cozy for a rustic, textured look. This versatility makes the V-stitch suitable for various decor styles.
The V-stitch is relatively easy to learn, making it accessible to crocheters of various skill levels. If you’re a beginner looking to tackle a blanket project, the V-stitch can be a great option to start with.
Customizable. You can easily customize the size of your blanket by adjusting the initial chain and the number of rows you work. This flexibility allows you to create blankets of different dimensions, from baby blankets to large throws.
Texture and Warmth. The V-stitch creates a subtle, raised texture that adds visual interest to your blanket. This texture can also help trap warmth, making V-stitch blankets cozy and comfortable.
Whether you’re crafting baby blankets, afghan patterns, or decorative throws, the V-stitch offers a beautiful and functional choice for your crochet project. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different yarns and color combinations to achieve the perfect look and feel for your desired blanket style.
Using Your Yarn Stash
To be honest, until this past year, I was lucky if I had 5 skeins of yarn at my house. However, that changed this past year. It seems there was always a sale on yarn or something caught my eye while shopping. I know…I cannot get through a store without taking a little peek at the yarn!
There are now 8 plastic containers of yarn in my laundry room. Now that we have the “stay-at-home” order in Wisconsin, I am so happy that there is that yarn store tucked away. The yarn used to make this rustic country blanket was already in my stash.
I hope this will inspire you to pair up some pretty yarn from your stash and make a blanket. It just feels so good to be doing something useful and crocheting keeps my mind from worry.
Varying the Color Rows for a Modern Look
If you look closely at the rows of color used in this throw, you will see that some are wider than others. This was the design plan from the beginning. The pattern starts out with 4 rows of bone colored yarn, then 3 rows of light country blue yarn, and the bone color yarn completes the set with 2 rows.
In keeping with the color changes at rows 4, 3, and 2. The next color would be 4 rows of light country blue, and so on. As you can see, this lends itself well to a modern country chic blanket.
Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern
I wanted to have a pattern that did not have much counting once the first row was done. This crochet blanket really was very easy to complete and it was rather quick to make too.
You can find a few video tutorials to help you with the stitches and the crochet border too.
Crochet Double V-Stitch Tutorial
If you are new at crocheting, here is a video that shows how to work the Double Crochet V-Stitch.
Here is the tutorial for a right hand crocheter.
The left hand crochet tutorial can be found here.
Crochet Border Information
If you are new to crochet, sometimes adding on a border can be a bit challenging to get started. However, the crochet border on this rustic country blanket can be done using the single crochet and half double crochet stitches.
Additionally, if you are not sure how to crochet those stitches, here are a few crochet tutorials that may help you.
Detailed in the close-up photo below is the crochet border. Start with the bone yarn for one round of single crochet, then add two rounds of half double crochet. Switch to the light country blue and continue with another round of the half double crochet. End with the bone yarn and one last round of half double crochet.
What yarn colors work well together for crochet blankets?
The right colors add fun and visual interest to crocheted blankets. This particular blanket uses just two complimentary colors. However, you could make this really colorful using 3 or more different colors.
But How to Pick the Right Color Combination?
I have a secret. Pinterest has lots of pins that people have designed based on nature, photographs, and all sorts of things. When I see something that I like, I pin it to my color inspiration board. You can head over there and see what I have pinned so far.
Some People use a color wheel, to be honest, I have never really been able to visualize the color combinations. I do browse the paint section of the hardware stores for inspiration.
Also, look at home interior redecorating and color schemes. It is a great place to find current color trends.
Video Tutorial for Crochet Border
Directions: Crochet Rustic Country Farmhouse Blanket Free Pattern
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate.
This crochet pattern uses the double crochet v-stitch, half double crochet stitch, and the single crochet stitch.
Because I am using a larger crochet hook from what the yarn normally calls for, the gauge is 9 stitches per 4 inches. However, gauge is not critical in this pattern. Why did I use a larger crochet hook? I wanted the blanket to have a bit more of a lose and lacy crochet stitch feel and pattern to it.
Without the border, the blanket is 30 inches wide X 46 inches long. With the border, the blanket is 35 inches wide X 50 inches long.
Changing the Size
Of course to make this longer or shorter, increase or decrease the rows. In order to make this blanket narrower or wider, increase or decrease the initial stitch count by 2. Any even number will work for this crochet pattern.
This pattern is written in US terms.
The pattern is a repeat of row 2.
Turn at the end of each row.
The crochet border consists of 5 rounds.
Light Country Blue Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 3 skeins, approximately 800 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it in one of these two places. Amazon, or Option 2 on Love Crafts.
Size J Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL ST – Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
[ ] = Repeat Between
Start with a foundation chain of 100
In the 4th ST, complete 2 DC. [SK 1, 2 DC in next ST] Repeat between [ ] across. End with a DC in last ST. Turn
Row 2 – 94
CH 3, [2 DC between the previous row DCs] Repeat between [ ] across. End with a DC in last ST. Turn
Finishing Before the Crochet Border
Weave in the yarn ends and cut off the excess yarn.
Crochet Border Directions
Join the Bone Yarn. SC in each ST around with 3 SC in each corner ST. when done, join with a SL ST to the first SC. (Note: on doing the SC on the sides. I did one SC in each CH 3 SP, and a SC in each ST SP. This helped make sure that the foundation round of SC was evenly spaced on the sides).
Continuing with the bone yarn. CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in the corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the initial CH 2.
Change to the light country blue yarn. CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in the corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the initial CH 2.
Change to the bone yarn. CH 2, HDC in each ST around with 3 HDC in the corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the initial CH 2.
Weave in the yarn ends and cut off the excess yarn.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.