Harmony Throw Blanket Part 7 – Serenity

I am beyond excited to release my part of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL. Part 7 of the crochet along blanket pattern features simple cables, puff stitches and a strong yet delicate texture that I think you’ll love.

This image shows the crochet along blanket pattern strip close up. It shows the twisted cables and puff stitch V's clearly.

The Serenity stitch pattern is Part 7 of the Harmony Throw Blanket crochet along. The pattern includes twisted crochet cables (that sort of look like a double helix) and Puff V stitches that “float” in front of the work, almost completely separate from everything.

The coolest part of this stitch pattern is that despite having the Puff V stitches, there are no gaps in the stitch work. You heard that right! We cover the back of the puff stitches so fingers and toes won’t stick through when snuggled up in the finished blanket.

If you’re new to crochet cables, don’t let the twisted beauties in this crochet along blanket pattern intimidate you. They’re accessible to crochet-cable-beginners as they’re only worked over 2 stitches and as long as you know how to work front post and back post stitches, you’ll be all set.

What is the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL?

If you’ve found this post outside of the crochet-a-long (which runs from October 17 through November 28, 2022), you might be wondering what the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL even is.

The Harmony Throw Blanket is a crochet along blanket pattern that was designed in 12 different sections by 12 different designers.

Hosted by myself and Agat of Made by Gootie, we created a blanket that is worked in strips with one part on top of the other, so there is no fancy seaming or anything required.

The end result of this crochet along blanket pattern designed by 12 different designers is this gorgeous, finished throw blanket:

This image shows the full Harmony Throw Blanket, which was made in part by this crochet along blanket pattern.

Where to Get the Harmony Throw Blanket Part 7 Pattern

This part of the crochet along blanket pattern is a free pattern in this blog post. You can scroll down to view the free version.

Because this pattern is a part of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL, the PDF version of the pattern is only available in the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL eBook.

You will get a much better value for your money purchasing the eBook that has all 12 patterns than you would purchasing just my one. 🙂

If you’d like to see all of the patterns that are a part of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL, click the button below.

This image is a button you can click to view all the other patterns in this crochet along.
You can click the image above or click this hyper link: Harmony Throw Blanket CAL Main Post

Serenity – Part 7 of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL – Crochet Along Blanket Pattern

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate – This crochet along blanket pattern uses advanced techniques and stitches to create the beautiful cables, the puff stitch V’s and to make sure the Puff V’s don’t have gaps behind them. These techniques are – Front and Back Post stitches, crossing stitches, working stitches into skipped stitches on the previous row, etc.

The PDF pattern included in the eBook (and available to download for free on November 7, 2022) includes step by step photos for each of these advanced techniques and a step-by-step tutorial for the entire row.

MATERIALS

Medium (4) worsted weight acrylic or wool blend yarn of your choice. You will need approximately 5.5 oz / 154 g / 335 yards.

YARN USED

Sirdar Country Classic Worsted in colorway Oyster. This yarn is 50% Merino Wool and 50% Acrylic.

TOOLS

5 mm (H-8) hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers, if you prefer them though none are required for this pattern.

GAUGE

Gauge shouldn’t be massively important as this pattern was designed to follow the gauge of the other sections. However, if you’d like to check your gauge, mine is: 16 hdc x 12 rows.

Note: I am a tight crocheter, so my tension is usually tighter than others. You can learn more about gauge and what this means on my Gauge Master Post.

FINISHED SIZE

Approximately 5 inches high x 50 inches wide.

NOTES

  • This stitch pattern is designed to be Part 7 of the Harmony Throw CAL
  • Therefore, this stitch pattern will instruct you to begin as if you were crocheting on a row that has already been worked.
    • If you prefer to work this stitch pattern alone, chain 193 or foundation single crochet 192.
  • To change the size of this stitch pattern to be worked alone, chain a multiple of 15 + 12 + 1 turning chain.
  • There is a full step-by-step photo tutorial on the PDF that is only available in the Harmony Throw CAL eBook.
  • Chain 1 and chain 2 at the beginning of a row do not count as stitches. Always place your first stitch of the row in the same stitch you chained out of.
  • There are parts of this pattern in which we will work in front of skipped stitches from the previous row and into the row below. This is explained in the pattern with a note in italics.
  • Stitch counts are referenced at the end of each row in parentheses and bold italics (#)
  • Repeats are listed in brackets [ ].
  • Instructions within parenthesis ( ) indicate to work all instructions in the same stitch or space.

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half double crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Tr – Treble Crochet
  • Bpdc – Back post double crochet**
  • Fptr – Front Post Treble Crochet**
    • (Referencing each Fptr from C-FPTR)
  • C-FPTR – Crossed Fptr ** 
  • Puff st – Puff Stitch ** 
  • **See description of Special Stitch
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Sk – Skip
  • * (Asterisk) – Asterisks (*) are used to point out a note, which will be below the row instructions in italics.

SPECIAL STITCH – Puff Stitch

For the purposes of this pattern, we will work a closed puff stitch with 3 yarn overs. Check out my Puff Stitch Tutorial for visual assistance.

To work this type of Puff Stitch, you will:
[Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop.] Repeat inside the brackets a total of 3 times in the same stitch or space. You should now have 7 loops on your hook.

Yarn over and pull through 6 of the 7 loops. 2 loops are left on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2.

SPECIAL STITCH – Back Post Double Crochet

In this pattern, you will work BPDCs or Back Post Double Crochets around posts of hdc’s and around the posts of a C-FPTR. Check out my Back Post Double Crochet tutorial for visual assistance.

To work a BPDC, you will: Yarn over and insert your hook from back of work to front of work between the posts of the previous and current stitch and maneuver the hook back to the back side of the work on the other side of the post.

Your hook should sit horizontal with the post of the stitch around the back of the hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on hook. 

Complete the BPDC the same as a normal DC: Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops.

You will always skip the top of this “stitch”. We count it as already worked because we’ve worked around the post.

SPECIAL STITCH – Front Post Treble Crochet

In this pattern, the Front Post Treble Crochet stitch is only referenced when you are instructed to work 1 BPDC into each of the 2 Front Post Treble Crochets from the C-FPTR from the previous row. Check out my Front Post Double Crochet tutorial for visual assistance.

You will only work a FPTR in a C-FPTR as referenced in the C-FPTR special stitch below. However, it is important to know how to work a FPTR to follow the directions properly.

To work a FPTR, you will:
Yarn over twice and insert your hook from front of work to back of work between the posts of the previous stitch and current stitch and maneuver the hook back to the front of the work on the other side of the post.

Your hook should sit horizontal with the post of the stitch on the front of the hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Complete the FPTR the same as you would a normal treble: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops 3 times.

SPECIAL STITCH – Crossed Front Post Treble Crochet (C-FPTR)

The C-FPTR or Crossed Front Post Treble Crochet can seem intimidating, especially in its abbreviation, but it’s a fairly straight forward stitch.

To work a C-FPTR, you will:
Skip 1 stitch and place 1 Front Post Treble Crochet around the post of the next stitch.

Then, working in front so all of your work is behind your hook, go back to the skipped stitch and place 1 Front Post Treble Crochet around the post.

The C-FPTR will always be worked into the back post stitches of the previous row.

Serenity – Part 7 of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL – Free Pattern

Continuing on the 192 stitches from the previous part of the blanket…

Row 1 (RS) –
Ch 1 (doesn’t count here or throughout), turn. [1 hdc 12 sts, ch 3, sk 3]. Repeat inside brackets 12x. 1 hdc in each of the remaining 12 sts. (12 ch 3 spcs, 156 sts (192 total))

Row 2 (WS) – Ch 1, turn. 1 sc 8 sts, [1 bpdc 2 sts, 1 sc 2 sts, working in front of chains and in 3 skipped stitches from row below, place 1 tr 3 sts. 1 sc 2 sts, 1 bpdc 2 sts, 1 sc 4 sts]. Repeat inside brackets 12x. 1 sc 4 sts. (192)

Row 3 (RS) – Ch 2 (doesn’t count here or throughout), turn. 1 dc 8 sts, [C-FPTR next 2 bpdc, 1 dc 2 sts. Ignoring 3 trebles from previous row, (Puff st, ch 2, puff st) in ch 3 spc created in previous RS row *, 1 dc 2 sts, C-FPTR next 2 bpdc, 1 dc 4 sts]. Repeat inside brackets 12x. 1 dc each of the last 4 sts. (192 – ch 2 between Puff stitches counts as 1 stitch)

* Working in front of previous WS row (Row 2, in this case) and ignoring the 3 trs of the WS row. Insert your hook only under the chain 3 when creating these stitches. When your (Puff st, ch 2, puff st) is completed, it should appear that you have skipped 3 sts.

Row 4 (WS) – Ch 1, turn. 1 sc 8 sts, [1 bpdc each of the 2 fptr from previous row. 1 sc 2 sts. Working 2 rows below and in front of (puff, ch 2, puff), 1 tr in each of the 3 sts. 1 sc 2 sts, 1 bpdc each of the 2 fptr from previous row. 1 sc 4 sts]. Repeat inside brackets 12x. 1 sc 4 sts. (192)

Row 5 (RS) – Ch 2, turn. 1 dc 8 sts, [C-FPTR next 2 bpdc, 1 dc 2 sts. Ignoring 3 trebles from previous row, (Puff st, ch 2, puff st) in ch 2 spc created in previous RS row, 1 dc 2 sts, C-FPTR next 2 bpdc, 1 dc 4 sts]. Repeat inside brackets 12x. 1 dc each of the last 4 sts. (192 – ch 2 between Puff stitches counts as 1 stitch)

Rows 6 through 14 (Or until work reaches approximately 4.5 inches in height) – Repeat Rows 4 and 5 in sequence.

For example, Row 6 will be a repeat of Row 4 and Row 7 will be a repeat of Row 5. Row 14 (or the last row worked if you need more or less rows to reach height) is a repeat of Row 4.

Row 15 (RS) – Ch 2, turn. 1 dc 8 sts, [C-FPTR next 2 bpdc, 1 dc 2 sts. Ignoring 3 trebles from previous row, (Puff st, 1 dc, puff st) in ch 2 spc created in previous RS row*, 1 dc 2 sts, C-FPTR next 2 bpdc, 1 dc 4 sts]. Repeat inside brackets 12x. 1 dc each of the last 4 sts. (192)

Row 16 (WS) – Ch 1, turn. Place 1 sc in each st across to end. (192)

Part 7 of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL is complete! Finish your last stitch of Row 16 with your transition row color and continue on to working your transition rows. For your transition rows, you will place 1 single crochet in each stitch across for 2 rows to prepare for Part 8!

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