Crochet Blanket Free Pattern, Twinkling Stars Blanket

I have had the idea for this crochet blanket free pattern on my mind for quite some time. I was initially thinking of using a DK weight yarn but the impatient designer in me chose Caron Simply Soft yarn and it worked up beautifully.

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern Free

 

Crochet Blanket Stitch Closeup

 

Lacy Crochet Blanket on A Chair

 

I really love this color combination.  Considering how many colors Caron Simply Soft comes in, I am sure you will find another great combo of your own.

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern with Pom Pom Border

 

This crochet blanket free pattern will be your go-to pattern for spring and summer. Lightweight and airy, it would make your perfect companion while crocheting on the porch.

 

 

Crochet Floral Blanket Stitch

 

Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

You can follow the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for just $2.99 here. The pattern will be emailed to you.

You can pin it for later here. 

 

Materials

1.Worsted Weight yarn which is on the thinner side. I used Caron Simply Soft in colors Strawberry, Robins egg and White.

2. Hook H (5mm). If you crochet loose, you might want to go down to 4.5mm hook.

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

38 1/2 inches wide and 38 1/2 inches long.

 

Yardage

1 skein of the blue and white color and 2 skeins of the pink as it is used for the border as well. Each skein is 315 yards or 170g.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

beg- beginning

sk- skip

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc-double crochet

hdc- half double crochet

st- stitch

ch-loop- chain loop

 

Stitch Explanations

Shell: 5 dc worked into the same st.

 

Gauge

15 dc sts = 4 inches

 

With pink color yarn, Ch 164. You can chain any multiple of 16+20 if you want to make your blanket smaller or bigger.

Row 1 completed

Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, sk 2 chs, sc in next, ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st, *( sk 2 chs, shell in next st, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next, ch 1, sk 1, sc in next), repeat from * to last 3 chs, sk 2 chs, 3 dc in last ch. Turn.——19 shells+ 2 half shells

 

 

 

Row 2 completed

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space between the sc sts, ch 3, sk next sc and 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc in the middle of the shell, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next ch-1 space between sc sts, 1 dc in next sc, *(1 dc in next 5 dc of the shell, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next dc in the middle of the shell, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next ch-1 space, 1 dc in next sc), repeat from * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-3. Turn.——101 dc

 

Notes

1. When you work sts into the chs, you will be inserting your hook into the back of the ch loops.

2. In the following rows, the first ch of each ch-loop will be squished and hardly visible from the back. Take care not to miss that. 

 

Row 3 completed

 

Row 3: Ch 1 ( not counted as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in the same st as beg ch-1, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5, *(sk 3 dc and 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, sk 2 chs and next 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc**, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5), repeat from * and end your last repeat at ** when just the beg ch-3 is left, 1 sc on top of beg ch-3. Turn.——-20 ch-5 loops

 

Row 4 completed

 

Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next 3 chs, ch 3, sk next 2 chs and 1 sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space between sc sts, *(ch 3, sk next sc and 2 chs, 1 dc in next 3 chs, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next 3 chs, now you have 9 dc sts worked in a row, ch 3, sk 2 chs and 1 sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space), repeat from * until you work a dc in the last ch-1 space and only one ch-5 loop is left, ch 3, sk next sc and 2 chs, 1 dc in last 3 chs and last 2 sc. Turn.——101 dc

 

Row 5 completed

 

Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st as beg ch-3, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in next, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next ch, *(sk 2 chs, shell on top of next dc, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc**, sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next ch), repeat from * and end last repeat at ** when you have 3 sts left, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc on top of beg ch-3, join white color yarn. Turn. ——-19 shells + 2 half shells

 

Row 6 and 7 worked in white

 

Row 6:  Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as beg ch-1, 1 sc in each st and ch-1 space across to end. Turn.—–161 sc

 

Row 7: Ch 6,  sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 9 sts, *(ch 3, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 9 sts), repeat from * to last 4 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc on top of last sc. Turn.——-101 dc

 

Row 8 completed

 

Row 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1,  1 sc in next ch, *(ch 5, sk 2 chs and next 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next dc**, ch 5, sk 3 dc and 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in next ch), repeat from * and end last repeat at **, ch 5, sk 3 dc and 2 chs, 1 sc in next 2 chs. Turn.———–20 ch-5 loops

 

Row 9 completed

 

Row 9: Ch 6, *(sk next sc and 2 chs, 1 dc in next 3 chs, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next 3 chs, now you have 9 sts worked in a row**, ch 3, sk next 2 chs and 1 sc, 1 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3), repeat from * and end last repeat at **, ch 3, sk 2 chs and 1 sc, 1 dc in very last sc. Turn.——-101 dc

 

Row 10 completed

 

Row 10: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, *(sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next ch**, sk 2 chs, 1 shell in next dc, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * and end last repeat at **, sk 2 chs, 3 dc on next ch. Join the blue color yarn. Turn.—-19 shells + 2 half shells

Row 11 and 12 worked in blue

 

Row 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as beg ch-1, 1 sc in each st and ch-1 space across to end. Turn.—–161 sc

 

Row 12: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 4 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next, *( ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 9 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next), repeat from * to last 8 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in last 5 sts. Turn. —-101 dc

 

Repeat Rows 3-12 for the pattern and end with Row 10 in pink color, do not fasten off and do not turn. Take care to follow the color sequence you want for your blanket by changing colors at the end of Rows 5 and 10.

 

Pom Pom Border for Your Crochet Blanket

 

 

Notes

1. You will first work a round of sc around the blanket without turning your work.

2. A video is included at the end showing you how to make the pom pom border.

 

Round 1 (Sc Row): With working yarn, ch 1 at the corner, 3 sc in corner, working along the edges of the stripes, evenly distribute sc.  I worked around 8 sc across the end of each stripe.

 

3 sc at the next corner and work along the foundation ch side. I did not work into each free loop of the foundation ch but skipped one loop under each shell to get approximately 145 sts, 3 sc in next corner, work up along the stripe edges again.

 

3 sc in the corner and now proceed to work on top of your last row to level it out.  1 sc in beg ch-3, 1 sc in next 2 dc sts, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 space, 1 hdc in next st, *( 1 sc in next dc of shell, sk next st on peak, 1 sc in last 2 dc of shell, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 space, 1 hdc in next st), repeat from * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts, sl st to the first sc in corner. Do not turn.

 

Notes

1. Along the edges of the stripes, I added one pom pom at the junction of 2 stripes and one at the middle of each stripe.

 

2. On the foundation ch side and the last row side, you have 4 sc between pom poms but you can adjust that number to suit your stitch count. In case you have only 4 sts left to the corner, work 3 sc instead of 4 and so on.

 

Stitch Explanation

Pom Pom: 1 sc in the specified st, ch 3, 1 dc3tog in the sc you just worked to make the first half of your pom pom, ch 1 to close, ch 4, dc3tog into the 4th ch from hook, take care to catch one extra loop behind the ch, close the top half over the bottom half and sl st to the sc at the very base of the pom pom.

 

Round 2 (Pom Pom Round): Ch 1, 1 pom pom in next st, *(1 sc in each st to reach the middle of a stripe, pop pom in the next st, 1 sc in each st to reach the junction of 2 stripes, pom pom in the junction), repeat from * to end of the side.

1 sc in corner, 1 pom pom in the same st, 1 more sc in the same corner st, *(1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 pom pom in the next st), repeat from * to end of this side.

 

1 sc in corner st, 1 pom pom in same corner st, 1 more sc in the corner st, work along the edges of stripes working a pom pom at the middle and end of each stripe like before.

 

1 sc in corner, 1 pom pom in the same st, 1 more sc in the same corner st, *(1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 pom pom in the next st), repeat from * to end of this side. Sl st to the base of the first pop pom and fasten off.

 

Finishing The Crochet Afghan

  1. Weave in all the tails left.

If you love making blankets, you can see all my free crochet blanket patterns here. 

My 5 Hour Crochet Blanket pattern featured on Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com is another popular pattern on my blog.

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15 Comments

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 14, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Hi Cassandra, thank you so much.

  1. Jennifer B
    June 14, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Awesome!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 14, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you so much. I am glad you like it.

  2. Andrea
    June 14, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    Would like a new dress pattern

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 14, 2019 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Laurie-Ann
    June 15, 2019 / 1:54 am

    Gorgeous, I can’t wait to try this! ❤️ Thank you for sharing and your incredible inspiration.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 15, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much.

  4. Chris
    June 15, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Your pattern is pretty. Thank You for sharing

  5. June 15, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    This blanket is a lovely idea and the colurs show it off so well a lovely keepsake for some proud mum

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 15, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you for appreciating my work.

  6. Cathryn
    June 15, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    Just love it.. This might just get me crocheting again.. been on break for the last 2 years and haven’t really been doing much crochet.. Thank you for the pattern. 🙂

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 15, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      You are very welcome. I would love to see the blanket you make.

  7. Bernadette
    June 16, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    To make a different size, how many chains would I add/subtract?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 16, 2019 / 6:30 pm

      I have already specified that in the pattern. You can chain andy multiple of 16 + 20.

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