Blossoming Blanket Crochet-a-long (CAL)

blossoming blanket flower crochet pattern

As spring paints the world with its vibrant hues and fresh scents, it’s time to get cozy with our new flower crochet blanket pattern, the Blossoming Blanket crochet along (CAL)!

Join us as I team up with ten of your favorite online crochet designers for this special project. Together, we’re bringing you the Blossoming Blanket—a spring-inspired masterpiece striped crochet blanket free pattern. Each designer has designed a unique, solid color stripe stitch pattern inspired by blooming flowers and the essence of the season.

Using just four colors, you’ll create twelve gorgeous stripes to form your own stunning afghan.

Let’s stitch our way into spring together!

No time right now? Pin this free flower crochet blanket pattern for later!

crochet along blanket inspired by spring and blossoming flowers pin image

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flower crochet blanket pattern draped over a wooden bench

What is a Crochet-A-Long (aka CAL)?

A crochet-a-long is an event where crocheters from around the world work on the same pattern together. They can take a lot of forms and shapes but the common thread is always a community helping each other and learning together.

If you’re new to crochet-a-longs, don’t worry! They might look intimidating but they are a great opportunity to learn and lots of fun!

Sign Up and Join The Crochet-A-Long!

Sign up below and get all the CAL details straight in your inbox. This way you won’t miss any new stripe release or important info!

detailed view of the textures of the crochet along blanket

How Will the Blossoming Crochet Along Blanket Work?

The flower crochet blanket pattern is a 53″ x 63″ / 135 x 160 cm size blanket.

The crochet along blanket is made out of 12 stripes (each 5″ / 12.5 cm height and 50″ / 127 cm wide) that are worked on top of each other (no joining or sewing here!). The blanket is then finished off with a simple and unique border which brings it all together to make a gorgeous heirloom blanket.

The Blossoming Blanket flower crochet blanket pattern is a collaborative crochet along blanket pattern and has been designed by 11 of your favorite crochet designers:

  • Hortense from Knitting with Chopsticks
  • Sandra from Sandra Stitches
  • Agat from Made by Gootie
  • Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet
  • Debbie from MadameStitch
  • Erin from Juniper & Oakes
  • Jamie from Remington Lane Crochet
  • Shannon from The Loophole Fox
  • Susan from A Box of Twine
  • Christine from Sweet Potato 3
  • Amanda from Easy on the Tongue

Each designer designed a unique blanket stripe inspired by blooming flowers and spring.

Every Tuesday and Friday during the CAL (May 7th to June 18th) one new stripe design will be released on the designer’s blog and be viewable on their website for free. Make sure to bookmark this page (or signup for the CAL emails above), this is where you’ll find all the links to the different section’s of the crochet along blanket pattern and instructions.

Grab the Complete Ad-Free Blanket Ebook

We know not everyone likes to jump around websites to follow the CAL or prefers to have their patterns without any ads so we have put together an eBook for the Blossoming Blanket which includes all the 12 different blanket stripe patterns as well as the instructions for the border. With over 75 pages of detailed instructions, step-by-step photo tutorials for any special stitches (as well as charts and videos) the blanket ebook is the most convenient way to follow along.

You can already get a headstart and grab the Blossoming Blanket Ebook with the complete, ad-free, blanket pattern here.

Whether:

  • You don’t want to wait until May 7th to get started
  • You don’t want to have to wait for each section to be released
  • You don’t want to jump around websites to follow the different section’s instructions
  • You just want to get the pattern without ads
  • Or you just want to get the entire pattern to make at a later date

The Ebook is for you!

Event Schedule

We’re officially kicking things off on Tuesday May 7th with the release of the first stripe of the flower crochet blanket pattern.

For the following six weeks every Tuesday and Friday a new blanket stripe pattern will be released finishing off with the border instructions on June 18th.

Make sure to bookmark this page (or signup for the CAL emails above), this is where you’ll find all the links to the different section’s patterns and instructions.

flower crochet blanket pattern draped over a garden stool outside

Share Your Progress and Join the Community

One of the big benefits of a crochet-a-long is the community of like-minded crafters working on the same project, helping and cheering each other along.

The community for the Blossoming Blanket CAL will be held in the Make with Yarn Facebook Group. Join the group to share your progress and see everyone else’s blankets. This is also the perfect place to ask questions, get advice and follow along. Don’t be shy, it’s a really lovely community of crocheters.

There will also be some lives with the designers and Q&A sessions!

More ways to share your progress:

  1. Use hashtag #BlossomingBlanketCAL and tag me @knittingwithchopsticks and the relevant designer(s)
  2. Add your project to Ravelry

Can You Make Another Size?

The Blossoming Blanket is designed as a throw-size blanket (53″ x 63″ / 135 cm x 160 cm) however, you can also choose to make a smaller lapghan size with a few small modifications.

Instead of starting with 180 st, start with 144 st.

You’ll only need to make 10 of the 12 sections to get a lapghan size blanket. If you skip section 1 and 3 the stitch repeats will come out correctly for this smaller size.

You’ll end up with a 42″ x 53″ / 106 cm x 135 cm blanket.

What You’ll Need for the Blossoming Blanket CAL Flower Crochet Blanket Pattern?

The Yarn

The flower crochet blanket pattern is designed with WeCrochet Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic, 50g/1.75oz, 100m/109yd) in 4 colors: Hollyberry, Peony, Ivory and Planetarium.

For this spring-inspired crochet along blanket we choose to work with a cotton yarn. Cotton has many benefits for such a project:

  • Not too warm yet heavy which makes it a perfect choice for spring & summer blankets. It will keep you feeling cozy without overheating.
  • It has AMAZING stitch definition, which makes it perfect to show off the gorgeous flower-inspired textured stitches in this blanket
  • It blocks very well, which can be helpful in a project featuring many different stitches as we have here.

Although I recommend making the Blossoming Blanket in a cotton or cotton blend worsted weight yarn for the reasons above, you can totally substitute it for a different worsted weight yarn.

Grab the Kit

We’ve teamed up with WeCrochet to offer you kits for the Blossoming Blanket!

As we know picking beautiful color combinations to work well together while highlighting the beautiful floral stitches can quickly become a real headache, the kits feature 4 specially curated color combinations for you to choose from.

Note: The kits DON’T include the Blossoming Blanket Ebook

Materials

  • Worsted weight cotton yarn: WeCrochet Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic, 50g/1.75oz, 100m/109yd) in 4 colors:
    • Hollyberry: 7 skeins
    • Peony: 7 skeins
    • Ivory: 11 skeins
    • Planetarium: 6 skeins

Grab your yarn kit from WeCrochet in one of the 4 color options offered here.

This is the overall yarn requirement for the entire flower crochet blanket pattern. Individual yarn requirements for each section are listed below.

  • Crochet Hooks: 
    • 4 mm / US G-6
    • 4.5 mm / US 7
    • 5 mm / US H-8
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
  • Optional: Stitch markers to help you keep track of repeats
detailed view of some of the flower inspired textured stitches of the striped crochet blanket free pattern

More or Less Colors?

What if you want to make the Blossoming Blanket with more or less colors? Great idea! As each stripe has a different stitch design, it will look great in one or up to 12 colors.

Here are the individual stripe yarn requirements (used for the sample blanket) so you can plan accordingly:

  • Part 1: 80g/193m/211yd
  • Part 2: 100gr/200m/218yds
  • Part 3: 123gr/ 268yds/ 245m
  • Part 4: 70gr/ 153yds/ 140m
  • Part 5: 93gr/ 203yds/ 186m
  • Part 6: 100gr/ 218yds/ 200m
  • Part 7: 107gr/ 234yds/ 214m
  • Part 8: 80gr/ 175yds/ 160m
  • Part 9: 103gr/ 225yds/ 206m
  • Part 10: 105gr/ 230yds/ 210m
  • Part 11: 120g/240m/262yd
  • Part 12: 100g/200m/218yd
  • Border: 150g/300m/327yd of the main color and about 6m / 7yd of each contrasting color.

Note: Keep in mind that these are approximate yardages, make sure to have some extra.

Blossoming Blanket Pattern – Free CAL Patterns

Level

The crochet along blanket is an adventurous beginner to intermediate level flower crochet blanket pattern. Step-by-step photos as well as often videos and charts are provided for any special stitches featured. The CAL is a great opportunity to get extra support and improve your crochet skills!

Gauge

The Gauge for this flower crochet blanket pattern is 14.5 st for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square. The row height gauge is different for every section, refer to the individual sections patterns below.

The Blanket is designed with a 4.5 mm / US 7 crochet hook.

Because each stripe has a different stitch pattern, to meet gauge for each stripe and have even edges on your blanket we recommend you go down or up a hook size for some sections so you can get the same gauge for every section as some stitch patterns are tighter or looser than others.

Start by identifying which hook size you need to get 14.5 st / 10cm or 4” in double crochet. This will be your base hook size. Refer to the blanket sample notes for any adjustments depending on the strip stitch pattern.

Textured striped crochet blanket free pattern laid flat on stone floor

Overall Blanket Notes

Each section has been designed by a different designer which means things are done a little differently for each section. This is a great opportunity for you to practice different pattern writing styles but can sometimes be confusing when switching from one style to the next. Make sure you carefully check the notes and special stitches section for each section before diving in.

Pay special attention to the following:

  • Make sure you check how repeats are indicated for that section
  • Final stitch counts are also sometimes indicated differently
  • How special stitches like puffs and bobbles are defined for each section as they are worked a little differently depending on the section/designer.
  • Whether the starting chain counts as a stitch or not

Charts

Some sections include both a chart and text version of the instructions. If you’re not familiar with reading crochet charts, this is a great opportunity to learn!

My Conquer Charts & Graphs online course will teach you everything you need to know to crochet from a chart effortlessly!

Comquer charts and graphs course mockup image

Part 1: Budding Leaves by Knitting with Chopsticks

The budding leaves crochet blanket stripe pattern plays with front post double crochet and back post double crochets to form a beautiful textured leave pattern.

crochet blanket stripe pattern

Sample Notes

  • The sample yarn usage for this part is 80g/193m/211yd.
  • The section was crocheted using the main blanket crochet hook, aka 4.5mm / US 7 hook.
  • You’ll decrease in Row 1 and increase back in Row 12 so you begin and end with the blanket’s 180 stitches but in between these 2 rows your stitch count will be intentionally different so your section comes out nice and flat with no extra fabric due to the added texture
  • Blocking will help your section to flatten and even out if needed.

About the Designer

profile picture Knitting with Chopsticks

This first section has been designed by me, Hortense from Knitting with Chopsticks, your host for the Blossoming Blanket Crochet Along.

My mom taught me to knit, one summer when I was 10 bored on the beach. From there my love (some would say obsession) of yarn was born and I never stopped stitching.

I taught myself to crochet a few years ago thanks to blogs like mine and fell in love all over again and launched my blog Knitting with Chopsticks where I now share my easy knitting & crochet patterns for home, women and kiddos.

My goal is to break down knitting and crochet so they become simple enough for you to create exactly what you want, the way you want it through my blog, courses and ebooks, the Chopstick’s Stitching Squad membership and events like this.

Where to find me:

Part 2: Crochet Flower Stripe by Made by Gootie

The crochet flower stripe pattern plays with alternating groups of puff stitches to create a warm, cozy flower field texture.

Sample Notes

  • The sample yarn usage for this part is 100gr/200m/218yds.
  • The section was crocheted using the main blanket crochet hook, aka 4.5mm / US 7 hook.
  • A complete video tutorial is available for this section

About the Designer

Hi, my name is Agat (it’s the Hebrew word for Agate, a precious stone), I named my business after my nickname, which my family and friends are still calling me by.

I live in Haifa, a city near the Mediterranean Sea in the north of Israel with my husband and our 3.5-year-old daughter.

I love designing modern crochet patterns and my favorite technique is corner to corner with different crochet stitches. I love how this method spares me the stress of starting with a long chain and counting stitches! I use it whenever I can with different crochet items.

Where to find me:

Part 3: Field of Flowers Blanket Strip by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

The crochet flower stripe pattern plays with alternating groups of puff stitches to create a warm, cozy flower field texture.

Sample Notes

  • The sample yarn usage for this part is 123gr/ 268yds/ 245m.
  • To meet gauge for this section, the sample was crocheted with a 5 mm / US H-8 hook.
  • The rows of flowers aren’t exactly offset to be in the middle of the gap between the flowers below. You’ll notice on the sample blanket they are offset to the right while on Helen’s pictures, they are offset to the left. This difference is because the sample was crocheted by me, a left-handed crocheter while Helen is right-handed.

About the Designer

Hi, I’m Helen. I live in the north-east coast of England, UK. I’m a mum and wife and also enjoy reading and quilting. I’ve has been crocheting since I was 14 years old.

I provide modern, easy-to-follow crochet patterns and video tutorials that make learning new techniques simple and accessible. My mission is to empower crocheters in their creativity, enabling them to confidently create beautiful projects no matter where they’re at in their journey. Whether it’s a beginner seeking out the basics or an experienced enthusiast looking to level up their skills. My vision is for every user to experience the joy of mastering creative expression through crochet!

Where to find me:

Part 4: Granny’s Garden Path Crochet Blanket Strip by MadameStitch

This crochet blanket stripe features a 4-row repeat stitch pattern that combines puff stitches and granny stitches for a stunningly beautiful look.

Sample Notes

  • The sample yarn usage for this part is 70gr/ 153yds/ 140m
  • The section was crocheted using the main blanket crochet hook, aka 4.5mm / US 7 hook.

About the Designer

I’m Debbie Field, better known as MadameStitch! I am a crochet designer, pattern writer and tech editor who’s obsessed with crochet! I provide busy crocheters with the patterns and resources they need to crochet with confidence. Crochet should be mindful and relaxing. That’s what you’ll find at MadameStitch.

Where to find me:

Part 5: Pop-Up Garden by Sandra Stitches

This crochet blanket stripe is a delicate combination of simple stitches reminding you of small flowers blooming in the grass.

Sample Notes

  • The sample yarn usage for this part is 93gr/ 203yds/ 186m
  • The section was crocheted using the main blanket crochet hook, aka 4.5mm / US 7 hook.
  • To reach the 5″ height I added an extra Row 5-6.

About the Designer

I am Sandra also known as Sandra Stitches an Hr and Mental Health rehabilitation facilitator turned into a Crazy Crochet girl!

A little about me, I Live in Beautiful Haifa Israel, Mom of three amazing ladies, and the Grandma of my little man!

I love easy and unique crochet designs with You in mind!

No matter your age, skill level, or size…. You can find in my crochet patterns a project that suits you here.

I know how it feels when the Top does not fit, or the pattern is too complicated, you get lost and discouraged, you feel down and put your work aside.

Well, I want you to get back on your crocheting with joy, calmness, stress-free, and a sense of achievement.

Where to find me:

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