Budding Leaves Blanket Section

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A new crochet blanket stripe pattern, the Budding Leaves Blanket Section, part of the Blossoming Blanket Crochet Along Pattern, is now a free crochet pattern here on the blog. Read all about the stripe design and crochet along it is a part of or scroll down for the free crochet blanket stripe pattern.

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Budding Leaves Crochet Blanket Stripe Pattern

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The Budding Leaves Blanket Stripe plays with front post and back post double crochets to create a beautiful leaves shaped texture.

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The Budding Leave crochet blanket stripe pattern is the first section in the Blossoming Blanket Crochet Along.

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Before you Start the Budding Leaves Crochet Blanket Stripe

Materials

You will need about 80g/193m/211yd.*

Assume highest usage to be sure you have enough yarn.

Size

The Blanket section is approximately 12.5 cm / 5 inches tall and 127 cm / 50 inches wide.

The budding leaf stitch requires a stitch multiple of 30 st.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in dc, is 14.5 st by 10 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet
  • fpdc2tog = front post double crochet 2 stitches together
  • bpdc2tog = back post double crochet 2 stitches together

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
  • “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.

The leaves sections come with both written and chart instructions. If you are not familiar with crochet charts, my Conquer Charts & Graphs workshop is there to help you.

Special Stitches and Repeated Patterns

  • Front post double crochet (fpdc):
    • Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front behind the double crochet post below, yarn over, and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, and pull through the remaining loops.
  • Back post double crochet (bpdc):
    • Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back behind the double crochet post below, yarn over, and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook).
  • Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, and pull through the remaining loops.

The Actual Blanket Section Crochet Pattern

For visual learners refer to the chart after the written instructions.

As this is the first Blossoming blanket CAL section, start with ch 180 + 2 and start working row 1 in 3rd ch from hook.

Row 1: [Dc 3, dc2tog, dc 3, dc2tog, dc 10, dc2tog, dc 3, dc2tog, dc 3] across, turn. < 156 st>

Row 2: Ch 2, [dc 9, bpdc, dc 6, bpdc, dc 9] across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, [dc 7, dc2tog, fpdc, 2 dc, dc 4, 2 dc, fpdc, dc2tog, dc 7] across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, [dc 6, dc2tog, (bpdc, ch 1, bpdc) on next st, dc 8, (bpdc, ch 1, bpdc) on next st, dc2tog, dc 6] across, turn. 

Row 5: Ch 2, [dc 5, dc2tog, fpdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space below, fpdc, dc 8, fpdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space below, fpdc, dc2tog, dc 5], turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, [dc 4, dc2tog, bpdc 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space below, bpdc 2, dc 8, bpdc 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space below, bpdc 2, dc2tog, dc 4] across, turn. 

Row 7: Ch 2, [dc 5, fpdc 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space below, fpdc 3, dc 8, fpdc 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space below, fpdc 3, dc 5] across, turn. 

Row 8: Ch 2, [dc 5, bpdc2tog, bpdc 2, skip ch space, bpdc 2, bpdc2tog, dc 8, bpdc2tog, bpdc 2, skip ch space, bpdc 2, bpdc2tog, dc 5] across, turn.

Row 9: Ch 2, [dc 4, 2 dc, fpdc2tog, fpdc 2, fpdc2tog, dc 8, fpdc2tog, fpdc 2, fpdc2tog, 2 dc, dc 4] across, turn.

Row 10: Ch 2, [dc 5, 2 dc, bpdc2tog twice, dc 8, bpdc2tog twice, 2 dc, dc 5] across, turn.

Row 11: Ch 2, [dc 6, 2 dc, fpdc2tog, dc 8, fpdc2tog, 2 dc, dc 6] across, turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, [dc 3, 2 dc, dc 3, 2 dc, dc 10, 2 dc, dc 3, 2 dc, dc 3] across, turn.

The chart below shows one repeat of the leaves section

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