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Brighton Blanket Free Crochet Pattern


Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! I'm pleased to introduce the Brighton Blanket in all its glory! And it is FREE for you to enjoy!

I stumbled upon the stitch pattern over at MyPicot.com and decided to give it a try because I love the texture and intricacy and ripples and possibilities with color! Sounds right down my alley, huh?
 
Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
I chose I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby (100% Cotton; 3.5oz/100g; 180yds/165m; 1 skein each color) because it has a fabulous color selection, is very affordable and cotton shows stitch definition so well. But you could choose any yarn in any weight. (I'm working on a cowl in this pattern using a fingering yarn that is fabulous!) I even think this would make a pretty stash-busting project.
Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
After playing around with the color changes, I finally came up with this--see how the color just peeks through on the front? Little hints of it. But look at the back...
 
Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
 
...it is so beautiful it could be the FRONT! And the texture!!! The pattern is a little tricky at the start, but only because it has such a long repeat and requires a bit of focus. But after you get rolling, it is really fun to crochet!
 
So here we go:
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in the following colors (1 ball each color):
  • Hot Orchid (A) 
  • Mulberry (B) 
  • Amethyst (C) 
  • Purple (D) 
  • Royalty (E) 
  • Turquoise (F)
  • Deep Turquoise (G)
  • Pistache (H)
  • Bright Teal (I)
  • Apple Green (J)
  • Bright Green (K)
Hook: 4mm
Take note of the following little tidbits:
  • You will fasten off for color changes and join the new color with a sc (see join with sc in Special Stitches).
  • The pattern is worked in multiples of 41 + 3, so if you choose to adjust the dimensions of your blanket, simply make your foundation chain in multiples of 41 to the desired width and then ch 3 more. Complete the pattern color repeat rows to the desired height.
  • The color pattern repeat is A-K. Follow this sequence at each instructed color change.
  • The sample blanket requires approximately 1650-1700 yards (1510-1555m) of yarn.
  • The sample blanket measured: 36 in X 48 in (91.5 cm X 122 cm).

 

There are a lot of stitches used in this pattern (just breathe!)--all in US terms...

BLO = back loop only
sc7tog = sc 7 together (see Special Stitches)
ch = chain
sk = skip
Cl = cluster
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
rep(s) = repeat(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
RS = right side
2trCl = 2 treble cluster (see Special Stitches)
sc = single crochet
3trCl = 3 treble cluster (see Special Stitches)
sc4tog = sc 4 together (see Special Stitches)
WS = wrong side
sc6tog = sc 6 together (see Special Stitches)
yo = yarn over
 
Brighton Blanket -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
Special Stitches: 

  • sc4tog (single crochet 4 stitches together)—(insert hook in next st, yo, draw through and pull to height of working row) 4 times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook
  • sc6tog (single crochet 6 stitches together)—(insert hook in next st, yo, draw through and pull to height of working row) 6 times, yo, draw through all 7 loops on hook
  • sc7tog (single crochet 7 stitches together)—(insert hook in next st, yo, draw through and pull to height of working row) 7 times, yo, draw through all 8 loops on hook
  • 2trCl (2 treble cluster)—(yo twice, insert hook in designated st, yo, draw through st, yo, draw through two loops on hook, yo, draw through two loops on hook) two times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook
  • 3trCl (3 treble cluster)—(yo twice, insert hook in designated st, yo, draw through st, yo, draw through two loops on hook, yo, draw through two loops on hook) three times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook
  • join with sc: with slip knot on hook, insert hook in designated st, yo, draw through st, yo, draw through both loops on hook

Now let's get crocheting!

 

 

Blanket Pattern:

With A, ch 208 (41 X 5 repeats + 3)

Row 1 (WS): working in back bump of chain across (see Picture Section), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5, ch 5, sk 2, sc in next 9, ch 5, sk 2,

*sc6tog, ch 5, sk 2, sc in next 9, ch 5, sk 2, sc in next 4, 3 sc in next, sc in next 4, ch 5, sk 2, sc in next 9, ch 5, sk 2;

rep from * 3 more times, sc6tog, ch 5, sk 2, sc in next 9, ch 5, sk 2, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last ch, turn –5 sc6tog and 20 ch-5 sps

Row 2 (RS): [ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in first sc, ch 3, (3trCl, ch 3) twice] in same sc, sk 5, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 4 sc, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 4 sc, sc in ch-5 sp,

*sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 4 sc, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 4 sc, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 5 sc, (3trCl, ch 3) 5 times in next sc, sk 5 sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 4, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 4, sc in next ch-5 sp;

rep from * 3 more times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 4, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 4, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 5, (3trCl, ch 3) 2 times in last st, 2trCl in same st, turn –10 complete 3-Cl groups and four 5-Cl groups

Row 3: ch 1 (does NOT count as st), sc in 2trCl, 3 sc in ch-sp, 3 sc in next Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in next Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 2 sc in next ch-sp,

 

*sk 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, (3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in Cl) 3 times, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 2 sc in next ch-sp;

rep from * 3 more times, sk 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sk Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in Cl, 3 sc in next ch-sp, sc in tr, sc in top of turning ch, fasten off, turn –265 sc

Row 4: with next color in the sequence and working in BLO across, join with sc in first st, sc in next 24 sc,

*sc4tog, sc in next 24 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 24 sc;

rep from * 3 more times, sc4tog, sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc in last st, fasten off, turn –5 sc4tog and 5 3-sc groups

Row 5: with next color in the sequence and working in BLO across, join with sc in first st, sc in next 4, ch 5, sk 3, sc in next 11, ch 5, sk 3,

*sc7tog, ch 5, sk 3, sc in next 11, ch 5, sk 3, sc in next 11, ch 5, sk 3, sc in next 11, ch 5, sk 3;

rep from * 3 more times, sc7tog, ch 5, sk 3, sc in next 11, ch 5, sk 3, sc in next 5, turn –5 sc7tog and 20 ch-5 sps

Row 6: ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in first sc, ch 3, (3trCl, ch 3) 2 times in same sc, sk 4, sc in ch-sp, ch 3, sk 5, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 5, sc in ch-sp,

*sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk 5, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 5, sc in ch-sp, ch 3, sk 5, (3trCl, ch 3) 5 times in next sc, sk 5, sc in ch-sp, ch 3, sk 5, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 5, sc in ch-sp;

rep from * 3 more times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk 5, (3trCl, ch 3) 3 times in next sc, sk 5, sc in ch-sp, ch 3, sk 4, (3trCl, ch 3) 2 times in last st, 2trCl in same st, turn –10 complete 3-Cl groups and four 5-Cl groups

 

Repeat Rows 3-6 for pattern following color sequence (A-K) four times, ending sequence with Row 4 repeat (Color K) –21 row repeats

 

Last Row: With RS facing and working in BLO of foundation ch, with K join with sc in first st, sc in next 20, *3 sc in next, sc in next 18, sc4tog, sc in next 18; rep from * 4 times, 3 sc in next, sc in next 21, fasten off

Weave in ends and block as desired.

  • thoroughly-tested and printable written instructions
  • a complete materials list including yarn colors, total yardage and number of skeins used in this sample
  • notes section including how to adjust the blanket to any dimensions you want
  • detailed special stitches and stitch abbreviations (in standard US terms)
  • nearly 50 photos with descriptions to walk you through the tricky spots if you need some extra help (and are visual like me!)
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I hope you enjoy your blanket! Be well and Happy Hooking! (Big Hugs!))
 
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