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Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan

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Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan is helping me get through these winter days of cold weather and snow. I just love how the soft sage, off white, and rose yarns look together. Reminds me of new grass, tulips, and melting snow.

If you’re like me, you can’t help but start thinking about warmer weather as soon as winter rolls around. I look forward to spring. The weather is starting to get milder, the days are getting longer. Making a window pane blanket is the best way to focus on spring while the winter winds are whipping around outside and the snow is coming down.

Two stitch patterns are used in this blanket. The block stitch is used for the crochet border and main part of the blanket uses a window pane style crochet stitch. While I made this using the light green, pink, and soft white yarn, change up the colors for a completely different look.

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Easy Crochet Afghan
Easy Crochet Afghan

Window Pane Crochet Afghan

This blanket has the perfect amount of coverage to keep the chill off without being bulky or heavy. Spring is right around the corner here and the lovely colors and lacy pattern are just perfect to cover me up as I dream of the Robins coming back and the Spring plants peeking through the snow and starting to bloom.

This blanket has just enough coverage to keep the chill off without being too bulky.

Spring Tulips Coming Into Bloom
Spring Tulips Coming Into Bloom

The first round of the crochet border, I worked a double crochet all the way around with three double crochet in each corner stitch. By working 3 double crochet in the corner stitch, it helps the afghan lay flat as it eases the stitches around the curve.

Once the first round of the crochet edging stitches are done there is a nice foundation to add the rest of the rounds, which consist of the block stitch pattern. The block stitch is a repeat of two rows. I think the nice wide border really sets off the blanket nicely.

Crochet Window Pane Stitches in Throw
Crochet Window Pane Stitches in Throw

About the Crochet Pattern

Columns of double crochet and skipped stitches create pretty open squares that look like window panes. Add a block stitched border and one last round of the sage yarn to finish off the gorgeous blanket.

If you compare the photo above where I just started adding on the border and the photo below where the border is complete…I just think the edging makes this entire afghan pop.

Crochet Border of Spring Blanket
Crochet Border of Spring Blanket

Straightforward Crochet Blanket Pattern

This relatively straightforward crochet blanket pattern which involves a repetitive pattern using simple stitches. This makes for a fun, quick, and easy project. Just perfect for watching television while you crochet.

If you want a pattern that is a bit more challenging than just a single crochet, this one is it. This pattern uses basic stitches (double crochet, chain stitch, and slip stitch) and if you are new to crochet, you can find tutorials for them here.

Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan Over a Sofa
Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan Over a Sofa

Generous Size Blanket

This afghan is a great size. It fits over my feet and snuggles up around my neck. Too often, blankets do not give me full coverage and this one is just perfect.

Gauge

18 stitches per 4 inches.

Afghan Size

53 inches wide X 66 inches long.

To change the width of this pattern, it is worked in multiples of 6 plus 4. Change the length by adding or subtracting rows.

Special Stitch

I started this using the no chain double crochet method. If this is new to you, I have a video tutorial to help you out below the written pattern. It looks nicer when adding the crochet border as it does not stretch out when additional crochet stitches are added.

Mesh Crochet Blanket
Mesh Crochet Blanket

Row colors

This blanket starts with 5 rows of rose yarn, 4 rows of soft sage, then 3 rows of off white. The color rows repeat throughout the afghan.

Directions: Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan

Materials:

Off White Caron One Pound Yarn 1 – 1/2 Skeins of Yarn, 1,430 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Rose Caron One Pound Yarn 1 Skein of Yarn, 812 yards, If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Soft Sage Caron One Pound Yarn 1 Skein of Yarn, 812 yards, If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size H Crochet Hook 5.0 MM

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

Folded Open-Weave Crochet Blanket
Folded Open-Weave Crochet Blanket

Crochet Pattern Directions:

Row 1

Starting with the Rose yarn,

Begin with 166 No Chain Double Crochet Stitches

Row 2

Ch 3, (counts as a DC) work a DC in the next ST, [CH 2, SK 2, DC in the next 2 STs] Repeat across. Last 4 STs, end with CH 2, SK 2, DC in last two STs. Turn

Row 3

Ch 3, (counts as a DC) work a DC in the DC ST from the previous row, [CH 2, SK 2, DC in the next 2 DC from the previous row] Repeat across. Last 4 STs, end with CH 2, SK 2, DC in last two DC from the previous row. Turn

Rows 4 – 101

Repeat row 3.

Thinking of Spring Crochet Afghan Pattern Printable

Row Colors

Rose Yarn Rows 1-5

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 6-9

Off White yarn Rows 10-12

This Color Pattern Repeats Every 12 Rows

I ended with 5 rows of Rose as I believe that this creates a symmetrical look to the blanket.

Crochet Throw Displayed on a Chair
Crochet Throw Displayed on a Chair

Rose Yarn Rows 13-17

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 18-21

Off White yarn Rows 22-24

Rose Yarn Rows 25-29

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 30-33

Off White yarn Rows 34-36

Rose Yarn Rows 37-41

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 42-45

Off White yarn Rows 46-48

Rose Yarn Rows 49-53

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 54-57

Off White yarn Rows 58-60

Rose Yarn Rows 61-65

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 66-69

Off White yarn Rows 70-72

Rose Yarn Rows 73-77

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 78-81

Off White yarn Rows 82-84

Rose Yarn Rows 85-89

Soft Sage Yarn Rows 90-93

Off White yarn Rows 94-96

Rose Yarn Rows 97-101

Do not cut off the Rose Yarn. Continue on to the Crochet Border.

Close up of Crochet Border
Close up of Crochet Border

Crochet Blanket Border Directions

The crochet border is approximately 4 inches wide. This is included in the overall afghan size noted above.

Since the blanket started with the no chain double crochet and ended with a double crochet, you just have to work the first round on the sides and corners.

Begin Round 1

After the last stitch in the row, Continue with the Rose yarn – 3 DC in the first corner. Continue down the side of the blanket -[ 2 DC in each CH 3 SP and 1 DC in the ST SP] Repeat to next corner and complete 3 DC in corner ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.

Join the Rose yarn to the next corner, CH 3, 2 DC in the corner.

Continue down the side of the blanket -[ 2 DC in each CH 3 SP and 1 DC in the ST SP] Repeat to next corner and complete 3 DC in corner ST. SL ST into the top ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.

Round 2

Join the Soft Sage yarn, SC in the same SP, [CH 2, SK 2, SC in 3rd SP] Repeat around. In the corners complete (SC, CH 3, SC). SL ST into beginning SC. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.

Round 3

Join the Off White yarn in Ch 2 SP. CH 3, (counts as DC) 2 DC, [3 DC in each CH 2 SP] Continue to repeat between the [ ] around. In the corners complete (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). End with a SL ST into the top CH 3 ST. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.

Rounds 4-8

Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Round 9

Using the Soft Sage yarn, SL ST over one ST in the CH 2 so that the yarn is in the middle of the CH 2 SP. [CH 2, SK 2, SC in previous row CH 2 SP] Repeat around. In the corners complete (SC, CH 3, SC). SL ST into beginning SC. Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends here.

Round 10

Change to the Rose yarn, Join in CH 2 SP. [CH 2, SK 2, SC in in previous row CH 2 SP ] Repeat around. In the corners complete (SC, CH 3, SC). SL ST into beginning SC.

Easy Crochet Afghan
Easy Crochet Afghan

Video Tutorial of the No Chain Double Crochet

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