Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern

This new springtime soft shells crochet blanket pattern will be a treasured heirloom for years to come. Use two versions of the v stitch to achieve a beautiful look and feel. This pattern is a four-row repeat to create the luxurious crochet pattern.

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Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern
Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern

Crochet Blanket for My Son-in-Law

To many of us that crochet, we appreciate it when people like our handiwork. My son-in-law asked me one day when I was going to make something for him. To be honest, I felt a little bad that I had not made him something yet. Yet, at the same time, it was a wonderful feeling that he wanted me to make him something. He said he wanted a large blanket in bright green. At least over five foot long, as he is over six foot tall. The color was to be as close to the color of his car as possible.

Here is a photo of his car.
Photo of Son-in-laws car
Photo of Son-in-laws car

Yup…the green is not even close!

I had purchased 4 different colors of yarn for him to choose from. In my defense, he picked the green color for the blanket. 🙂 As long as he likes it, that is all that matters.

Creating the Crochet Pattern

Sometimes, I have a pattern in mind and look for just the right yarn to make with the pattern. In this case, I had a beautiful yarn and had to figure out a pattern that would show off the beautiful green hues. This crochet blanket needed to be showy, yet manly enough for my son-in-law. He did not want a tightly woven blanket. I needed to figure out just the right stitch combination to allow for some holes and still be fitting for a male. Finally, figured out the stitch combination; after thinking time, browsing patterns, and testing different stitch patterns.

Close up of Stitches in the Soft Shell Crochet Blanket
Close up of Stitches in the Soft Shell Crochet Blanket

Video Tutorial for Pattern

Near the bottom, there is a video tutorial for the crochet pattern. Since some prefer a written pattern and others want to also see the pattern being done, I have done both for you. I hope it helps in understanding the crochet pattern.

Springtime Crochet Blanket on Chair
Springtime Crochet Blanket on Chair

Crochet Pattern Notes

There are a few things that I want to make sure I point out for successful completion of the crochet pattern.

Each row is starts with a Chainless starting stitch. For instance, use the Chainless Double Crochet rather than a Chain 3. Use the Chainless Single Crochet rather than a Chain 1.

The foundational row uses the No Chain Double Crochet rather than a chain of stitches and row of double crochet. For your convenience, there is a video on the No Chain Double Crochet Stitch.

Use Stitch Markers after each four row repeat. This will help be able to tell what row pattern you are on when you pick your work back up.

No Chain Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
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Special Stitches Used

V Stitch: (DC, CH 1, DC) into the same stitch

2 DC – V Stitch: (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) into the same stitch

Crochet Skill Level

Intermediate

This pattern is a bit more difficult; however, once the initial nine rows are completed, the pattern has a four row repeat. Therefore, I would place this as an intermediate level.

Crochet Blanket Size

The overall size of the blanket is 50 inches wide X 64 inches long.

One skein of yarn yielded a section 50 inches wide X 7.5 inches long.

Changing the Blanket Size

The blanket is worked in multiples of 5 + 7. Therefore, if you would like the blanket wider or narrower, make sure that the foundational row of stitches is divisible by 5. Then add 7. For instance, this blanket is 195 + 7 stitches, which equals 202 stitches. Adjust the length by just stopping on after any one of the four row repeats.

Heirloom Crochet Blanket Folded
Heirloom Crochet Blanket Folded

Materials

Chartreuse Caron Simply Soft Total of 9 skeins or 2,835 yards. If you are unable to find the yarn locally, you can purchase it here.

Crochet Hook Size H

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

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SK = Skip

SK ST = Skip Stitch

ST = Stitch

STs = More than one Stitch

SL ST = Slip Stitch

Springtime Crochet Blanket Folded on Chair
Springtime Crochet Blanket Folded on Chair

Directions: Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern

Begin with No Chain Double Crochet 202 Stitches (note, there is a video on this above)

Row 2:

Chainless DC into the first ST, Skip 2 STs, 2 DC – V Stitch into the next ST, [skip 4 STs, 2 DC – V Stitch into the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] until 3 Stitches left. Then SK 2 STs and DC in last ST, turn.

Row 3:

2 DC into first ST, CH 1, SK 2 STs, SC into the next CH 1 SP, CH 1. [SK 2 Sts, V Stitch into the next CH 1 SP of the V Stitch of the previous row, CH 1, SK 2 STs, Sc into the next CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat between [ ] until 3 STs left. Then SK 2 STs and 2 DC into last ST, turn.

Row 4:

(DC, CH 1, 2 DC) into first ST, [SK next (DC, CH 1 SP, SC, CH 1 SP), 2 DC – V Stitch into the next CH 1 SP of the V Stitch of the previous row]. Repeat between [ ] until the last CH 1 SP of the V Stitch, then SK (CH 1 SP, SC, CH 1 SP, DC). end with (2 DC, CH 1, DC) into the last DC ST, turn.

Row 5:

SC into first ST, CH 1, SK next Ch 1 SP. [SK 2 STs, V Stitch into the CH 1 SP space between 2 DC – V Stitch of the previous row, CH 1, SK 2 STs, SC into the next CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat between [ ] until last 2 DC – V Stitches of previous row. CH 1, SK 2 STs, SK next CH 1 SP, SC into last DC ST, turn.

Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern Printable
Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern Printable

Row 6:

Dc into the first ST, SK next CH 1 SP. [2 DC – V Stitch into next CH 1 SP of the V Stitch of the previous row, SK next (CH 1 SP, SC, CH 1 SP)] Repeat between [ ] until the last CH 1 SP of the V Stitch of previous row. SK next CH 1 SP, DC into last SC ST, turn.

Row 7:

2 DC into the first ST, CH 1, SK 2 STs, SC into next CH 1 SP, CH 1 [SK 2 STs, V Stitch into the CH 1 space between the 2 DC – V Stitches of the previous row, CH 1 SK 2 STs, SC into the next CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat to the last 2 STS. Skip to STs, DC into the last DC ST, turn.

Row 8:

(DC, CH 1, 2 DC) into first ST, [SK next (DC, CH 1 SP, SC, CH 1 SP), 2 DC – V Stitch into the next CH 1 SP of the V Stitch of the previous row]. Repeat between [ ] until the last CH 1 SP of the V Stitch, then SK (CH 1 SP, SC, CH 1 SP, DC). end with (2 DC, CH 1, DC) into the last DC ST, turn.

Row 9:

SC into first ST, CH 1, SK next Ch 1 SP. [SK 2 STs, V Stitch into the CH 1 SP space between 2 DC – V Stitch of the previous row, CH 1, SK 2 STs, SC into the next CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat between [ ] until last 2 DC – V Stitches of previous row. CH 1, SK 2 STs, SK next CH 1 SP, SC into last DC ST, turn.

Repeat Crochet Rows

Continue on with the pattern making it as long as you wish by repeating rows 6 – 9.

After the initial 9 row set up, I repeated rows 6 – 9 33 times or until the crochet blanket was 64 inches long.

Finishing Border

Since the pattern started off with the no chain double crochet, one of the sides of the border is already complete. Therefore, start the yarn on the top of one of the corners. I started on the bottom right as I am right handed and will be working from right to the left. The first photo below shows the corner where I started the yarn.

Starting the yarn for the border
Starting the yarn for the border

Complete a Double Crochet for each stitch along the three sides without a border. For the corners, double crochet 3 times in the corner stitch. This will help ease the stitches around the corner and the blanket will lay flat. Join to the initial no chain double crochet with a SL ST. Weave in all yarn ends until they are snug. Cut off excess yarn.

Double Crochet Border
Double Crochet Border

Video of Crochet Pattern

Here is the video of the first 9 rows being crocheted. There is also a smaller crochet blanket that I am working on that starts with a row of chains. Not sure how that will turn out yet.

Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern Printable
Springtime Soft Shells Crochet Blanket Pattern Printable

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