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Buttercup Fields Afghan Pattern

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This adorable blanket only took me 5-1/2 hours to make. It is a simple 2-row repeat that you can master in no time. 

 

 

If you love binge-watching your favorite shows while crocheting, this is the perfect project for you. You can make it as a baby shower gift or as a throw.

 

 

 

The stitch pattern will delight beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Not everything beautiful has to be complicated, right?

 

 

Pick 3 colors of your choice and let’s get started. I hope you will enjoy working on this blanket with me. 

 

 

 

Crochet Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

1. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in colors Vanilla and Buttercup, and Bernat Blanket yarn in color Pale Gray was used for making this crochet blanket. It is a size 6 Super Bulky weight yarn.

2. An N/P(10mm) hook

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

35 inches wide and 44 inches long 

 

Yardage

1 skein of the Buttercup and Gray colors and 1-1/2 skein of cream. Each skein was 220 yards. 

 

Stitch Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms.

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

sk- skip

 

Gauge

4 Repeats= 6 inches

If you want to make a gauge swatch, you can chain 21 and follow the pattern from Row 1 to Row 6. Then measure for gauge. 

 

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Crochet Pattern

Pattern Note:

1. To join a new color at the end of the row, start working your last hdc as usual, and when you have 3 loops left on your hook, YO and pull through the new color to complete your hdc. Start the next row by making your turning chain in the new color joined. 

2. When you change colors, do not fasten off the previous color but just drop it to pick it up later unless otherwise specified. 

 

With yellow color, ch 66. You can chain any multiple of 3 to start. 

 

Row 1: 1 sc in 6th ch from hook(3 skipped chs count as 1 sc+2 chs), *(ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch), repeat from * to end, turn.—–21 ch loops

 

Row 2: Ch 2(counts as a hdc here and throughout), 1 hdc in the first st, *(sk next 2 chs, 3 hdc in next sc), repeat from *  until only the turning ch is left, sk 2 chs, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 more hdc in the same chain but join cream color yarn while completing this hdc, turn. Drop the yellow color yarn to pick up later.

 

Row 3: Ch 3(counts as a sc+ch 2), sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, *( ch 2, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * until you work a sc on top of last 3 hdc group, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc on top of turning ch, turn.—-21 ch loops

 

Row 4: Ch 2(counts as a hdc here and throughout), 1 hdc in the first st, *(sk next 2 chs, 3 hdc in next sc), repeat from *  until only the turning ch is left, sk 2 chs, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 more hdc in the same chain but join gray color yarn while completing this hdc, turn. Drop the cream color yarn to pick up later.

 

Rows 5 &6: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 in gray color. Join the dropped yellow color yarn while completing the last hdc of Row 6, turn. Drop the gray yarn to pick up later.

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 changing colors at the end of every repeat of Row 4 until you have 10 stripes and you have joined back the cream color yarn. Each stripe is made of one repat of Row and one repeat of row 4. The colors keep repeating in the order yellow, cream, gray.

 

Note: You can fasten off the yellow and gray yarn this time as we won’t be using them for quite a while. We will now work the middle part in cream color without changing colors. 

 

Rows 21 to 34: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 in cream color, join yellow color yarn while working the last hdc of Row 34.

 

Now keep repeating Rows 3 and 4 changing colors at the end of Row 4. This time the colors repeat in the order yellow, gray, cream to mirror the other side. Continue until you have 10 stripes and you end in a yellow stripe but do not fasten off yet.

 

Last Row: Work one last repeat of Row 3 with the yellow color yarn and fasten off, turn.  

 

Border

Round 1: With cream color yarn, sl st to the corner where you just fastened off and work along the last row, 1 sc in first sc, *(1sc in next 2 chs, 1 sc in next sc), repeat from * to turning ch-3, 1 sc in next 2 chs, 3 sc in last ch.

 

Continue to work down along the side of the blanket, *(working over the yarn tails carried along the side, work 2 sc across the first stripe *( 3 sc across the next stripe, 2 sc across the next stripe), repeat from * to next corner, 3 sc in the corner.

 

Continue working along the foundation chain side, *(1 sc in next 2 chs, 1 sc into the body of next sc), repeat from * to next corner, 3 sc in the corner.

 

Continue working up along the side, *(2 sc across the next stripe, 3 sc across the next stripe), repeat from * to the corner you started, 2 sc in the corner, sl st to first st, do not turn. 

 

 

Note: In the next round, if you find you have an extra st near the corner, just work a sc into it even if it breaks the sequence a little.

 

Round 2: Ch 2 ( counts as a sc+ch 1), 1 sc in same st as ch 2, [*( ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st], repeat the part between [ ] until you have worked all around the blanket and you reach back near the corner you started, sl st to the top of beg ch-1. Fasten off.

 

Finishing the Blanket

Weave in any tails left. 

 

Tips to make it your own

1. To make it wider, just chain any multiple of 3 to start.

 

2. You can make it in a single color or use 2 colors. Even if you use 2 colors, you still won’t have to fasten off at every color change. That means fewer ends to weave in. 

 

3. If you are going to try this in a thinner weight yarn, replacing the hdc sts with taller dc sts will give the same look and work up much faster. In that case, your turning chain should be ch 3 and not ch2. 

 

4. To make a gauge swatch with a thinner yarn, start with a chain of 36 sts if you are using medium size 4 worsted weight yarn and a chain of 48 sts if you are using a DK weight yarn. 

 

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Friday 27th of August 2021

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