Indian Summer Crochet Blanket

Indian summer crochet blanket

A new crochet blanket free pattern easy, the Indian Summer Crochet Blanket, is now a free crochet pattern here on the blog. Read all about the easy construction and inspiration or scroll down for the free pattern.

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Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern Construction

The Indian Summer crochet blanket is worked from the center out. You’ll start with a starting chain and then work in the round by working in the 3rd loop of the starting chain.

Each round is finished with a sl st in the starting ch-1.

This easy construction makes it super simple to adjust the size of the blanket to your desired project size.

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Before you Start your Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

Materials

Crochet Blanket Size

The Indian Summer Blanket crochet pattern size is approximately 130 cm by 150 cm / 51” by 59”.

You can easily adjust the size by adding/removing rounds to increase/decrease the size. The difference between width and length will always remain 20 cm / 8”.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern in linen stitch (where both sc and ch are each counted as sts repeat [sc, ch 1, skip 1] =2 sts) is 17 st by 15 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square.

Need help figuring out your gauge and how to adjust it? Find out all you need to know about crochet gauge here.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet

Notes

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

Instructions between () are worked in the same stitch.

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

The turning ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

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

Construction

The Indian Summer crochet blanket is worked from the center out. You’ll start with a starting chain and then work in the round by working in the 3rd loop of the starting chain.

Each round is finished with a sl st in the starting ch-1.

Tips and Tricks

  • Weaving in the ends:  As each round uses a different color, a lot of ends need to be woven in. If you’re like me, weaving in ends is not your favorite part of a crochet project.
    • As the pattern is not lacy, you can get away with crocheting the next round over the tail of the previous round.
    • After you have crocheted a few stitches over the tail of the previous round, leave about 3-4 cm / 1-2” of the tail and finish your round.
    • Weave in the end of the tail in the opposite direction. With this method, you only have to do half of the weaving in process per tail.
    • After the corners are established in Round 2, when you start a new round, don’t start where you finished the previous one. Start somewhere different at random. Having all your ends in the same section of the blanket will make an extra layer, which you want to avoid. You don’t want to see where you started your round in your finished blanket, this trick makes them nearly invisible.
    • When I start a new round, I tag along the tail and crochet with a double yarn for a couple of stitches. It’s not perfect but I find as these are at random around your blanket, they are not too visible, and it makes you save a lot of weaving in ends time. If you don’t like it, you can leave your tail and weave it in afterwards like you would normally do.

Color Pattern

Each round is worked in a different color alternating in the following order:

  • A (starting chain + round 1), B, C, A, B, C, A,
  • [D, A, C, B, A, C, B, A, C] repeat until last 4 rounds
  • Last 4 rounds in color A
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The Actual Crochet Blanket Free Pattern Easy

For the visual learners, follow the chart below after the written instructions.

With you 8 mm / L – 11 hook, ch 31 + 1

Round 1: Sc in each ch until last, 3 sc, sc in starting chain back loops until last st, 2 sc. <64 st>

Round 2: Ch 1, *(sc, ch 1 (add marker), sc) in first st corner made, [ch 1, skip 1, sc] 14 times, ch 1, (sc, ch 1 (add marker), sc) in next st second corner made, ch 1, skip 1; repeat from * once to make third and fourth corners ending with sl st in beg ch-1. <72 st>

Round 3: Ch 1, ch 1, skip 1, *[sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1] until marked st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in marked st move marker up, ch 1, skip 1** repeat from * to ** until last marked st, [sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1] until last st, sc, sl st in ch-1. <80 st>

Note: Continue to move markers to middle ch 1 st in each corner.

Round 4: Ch 1, *[sc, ch 1, skip 1] until marked st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in marked st** repeat from * to ** until last marked st, [ch 1, skip 1, sc] until last st, ch 1, skip 1, sl st in ch-1. <96 st>

Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until you reach 150 cm / 59” on the long side or desired length.

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