Casablanca Square

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One of the problems with many blanket patterns is that although they may make an attractive item or are fun to do, they are bank busters when it comes to yarns, requiring either large quantities or fancy yarn types, or both. Here are some patterns that go against that trend: they’re fun, produce splendid blankets and are not expensive.

Casablanca Square Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The Casablanca square blanket is evocative of Moroccan ceramic tiles. The regularly shaped squares look like glazed ceramics, and the flowers look like the colored geometric designs of tiles so popular in the countries of the Maghreb. Best of all, the square bas can make use of any pale yarn of an appropriate weight, whereas the geometric overlays are perfect for using up yarn ends. To top it off, the blanket has a wonderful tactile texture. Win-win all around, say I.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Maria Bittner

Casablanca Square

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Casablanca Square

Vintage Sampler Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Do you want to showcase your crochet skills? This blanket has been designed to do just that. As a sampler, it displays a collection of many possibilities and the best of designs in lovely, matching multicolor squares. All squares are joined together and finished with an elegant border. This means, that you can make it out of short lengths of yarn, without the need to break open a new skein every time you need to switch a color. A link to the free pattern is at the end of the post.

Skills: Intermediate          Designer: Sandra Paul

vintage sampler free pattern

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Vintage Sampler Blanket

Nature’s Walk Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The Nature’s Walk blanket is a beautiful example how the visual language of nature can be translated into crochet. Each of the squares is evocative of a different aspect of the natural environment the author encounters on her peregrinations. It’s a lovely take on the granny square blanket, and a fun project to boot. The finished blanket measures 46 by 58 inches. In fact, Nature is a great inspiration for many crochet project, not just crocheted animals. Please find below some projects inspired by beach sunsets and landscape colors. A link to the free pattern is below photos.

Skills: Easy           Designer: Sandra Paul

Nature's Walk Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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Nature’s Walk Blanket

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