Free Pattern: Rectangular Sampler Blanket

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

I’m a huge fan of granny squares, but sometimes I like to make granny projects in one piece rather than joining a bunch of squares together at the end. For the Crochetville National Crochet Month blog tour in 2013, I designed the pattern for the Rectangular Sampler Blanket. It combines different stitch patterns into a granny-style rectangle project that makes a great stroller or baby blanket. These work up pretty quickly and you can make them larger by continuing the repeats at the end. Enjoy!

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Rectangular Sampler Blanket Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate US terms 504-medium 50This rectangular sampler is a twist on the traditional granny square pattern.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Finished Size: 34” x 29” (86 cm x 74 cm).

Materials:

  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yds/201 m) – 4 skeins 1960 Pacific (CA), 2 skeins 1914 Alaska Sky (CB), and 1 skein 863 Cordovan (CC), or approximately 1,540 yards (1,408 m) in any medium weight yarn
  • J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: First 4 rounds in pattern = 9.5” (24 cm) x 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this
project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern: 

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – color A
  • CB – color B
  • CC – color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front to back around post of next puff st from previous row, yo and draw up a loop around post, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
  • puff – 4-repeat puff stitch – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times, yo and draw through all 9 loops.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sp – space
  • sk – skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated

Pattern Notes: Entire project is worked in the round with the right (front) side facing. Always join new color to first corner of short edge of rectangle.

Pattern Instructions:

Granny Rectangle

  • With CA, ch 26.
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Sk 3 ch (counts as dc here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch,   *(ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in ea of next 3 ch) around to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, [(3 dc, ch 2) twice, 3 dc] in next ch. Working on opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * around to last ch, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 2: Join CB with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp)** around to corner ch-2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp] twice, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to ** around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: Join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 4: With CC, rep Rnd 3.
  • Rnd 5: Join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 6: Sl st in ea of next 2 sts and in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnds 7 & 8: With CB, rep Rnds 5 & 6.
  • Rnds 9 & 10: With CC, rep Rnds 5 & 6.

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Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Alternating V-Stitch

  • Rnd 11: Join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp] to last ch-1 sp before corner ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 12: Sl st in next st and in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea st up to ch-1 sp, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp] to last 2 ch-1 sps before corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, dc in ea st to corner ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 13: Join with CB in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea st up to ch-1 sp, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp] to last 2 ch-1 sps before corner ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, dc in ea st to corner ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 12.
  • Rnds 15 & 16: With CA, rep Rnds 13 & 12.
  • Rnds 17 & 18: With CC, rep Rnds 13 & 12.
  • Rnds 19 & 20: With CA, rep Rnds 13 & 12.

Granny Rectangle

  • Rnd 21: Join CB with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] around to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to last ch-1 sp of side, sk ch-1 sp, [3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts] around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at**, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnds 22-25: With CA, rep Rnds 5 & 6, do not fasten off. Rep Rnd 6 again, do not fasten off. Rep Rnd 6 again.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Staggered Puffs

  • Rnd 26: Join CC with sc in corner ch-2 sp, (2 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next st, puff in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, (including ch), puff in next st] around to st before next corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st,** (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 27: Join CA with sc to corner ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-1 sp, *scBL in next 4 sts, [FPsc around puff st, scBL in next 3 sts] around to st before corner ch-2 sp, scBL in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc.
  • Rnd 28: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, [puff, sc in next 3 sts] around to last st before corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st. Rep from * 3 times, join with sl st to top of first sc.
  • Rnd 29: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 sp, scBL in next 3 sts, [FPsc around puff st, scBL in next 3 sts] around to last 2 sts before corner ch-2 sp, scBL in next 2 sts. Rep from * 3 times, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Granny Rectangle

  • Rnd 30: Join CB with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, sk 3 sts, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next st, sk 3 sts) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, sk 3 sts. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 6, do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 32: Sl st in ea of next 2 sts and in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-2 sp, *[(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 3 sts] around to corner ch-2 sp,** 5 sc in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray or steam block if necessary.

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© 2013, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2014/08/27/free-pattern-rectangular-sampler-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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