Part 4 of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL is this absolutely gorgeous textured crochet blanket strip designed by my wonderful friend Allison of Clair de Lune Fiber Art. Using bobble stitches and post stitches, she has created an incredibly lovely pattern that is relatively easy to crochet.
I am beyond thrilled to host Allison of Clair de Lune Fiber Art as a guest post for Part 4 of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Allison for several years now and she never fails to make me laugh.
If you haven’t heard of Allison or Clair de Lune Fiber Art before, you are in for the sweetest treat – She is absolutely lovely, hilarious and, from what I hear, is also a fantastic baker on top of being a wonderful crocheter.
I absolutely loved crocheting Allison’s part of the blanket, especially in the color it ended up with. At first I was hesitant about the deep red, hoping it wasn’t too dark.
As soon as I got stuck into this textured crochet blanket strip, though, I knew that the red would only add to the interesting and strong texture that Allison created.
I won’t sit here and chat too much about how much I absolutely loved her pattern, though, because we could be here all day!
Below, we’ll let Allison introduce herself and talk about her inspiration for her design and then we will get to all the good stuff, like the pattern!
From the Designer behind this textured crochet blanket strip:
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be joining you today to introduce my contribution to the Harmony CAL. Thank you Shannon for hosting me!
First, a quick introduction: my name is Allison and I am the designer behind Clair de Lune Fiber Art.
I design knit and crochet patterns for garments, accessories, and home decor. I love playing with texture, especially using cables and post stitches (this CAL was perfect for me!). When I’m not crafting, I love cooking/baking, gardening, reading fantasy novels, doing puzzles, and playing piano and guitar.
When Shannon contacted me about the Harmony CAL, I knew immediately that this would be a great event. I couldn’t wait to get started, and played around with a bunch of stitch patterns that I hope I will ultimately refine and use in other designs.
I was pretty sure I wanted to use post stitches to create texture, so I started playing around with some geometric, box-like designs. Then it occurred to me that these little boxes could be ornamented!
That’s how the Dotted Windows Stitch was born. Adding a bobble in each post stitch “window” really brought the fabric to life for me, creating a slightly whimsical feel that I loved. I hope you feel the same way!
Love Allison’s work and want to show her some love? Here are all the places you can find Clair de Lune Fiber Art online:
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Where to Get the Harmony Throw Blanket Part 4 Pattern
This textured crochet blanket strip is a free pattern in this blog post. You can scroll down to view the free version.
However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern directly from Allison, you can purchase your copy in the Clair de Lune Fiber Art Ravelry Shop.
This pattern is a part of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL, which is a collaborative crochet-a-long designed by 12 different designers. Each strip is as different as they are lovely and showcases how designers work together to create beautiful projects for you to create.
If you’d like to see all of the patterns that are a part of the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL, click the button below.
Free Textured Crochet Blanket Strip Pattern
Worsted/Aran (4) weight yarn of your choice. You will need approximately: 123 grams / 269 yards (246 meters)
Allison’s sample used Paintbox Simply Aran in Sailor Blue. In the full blanket sample, this pattern used Sirdar’s Country Classic in Port.
5 mm (H-8) hook
Stitch Markers, if you prefer them though none are required for this pattern.
15 half double crochet by 12 rows is approximately 4 inches by 4 inches.
Approximately 5 inches high x 50 inches wide.
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- Ch – Chain
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right Side
- WS – Wrong Side
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
- Sc – Single crochet
- Fo – Fasten Off
SPECIAL STITCH – The Tr Bobble
Tr Bobble = Treble Crochet Bobble Stitch
To work this stitch, you will: Yarn over twice, pull up a loop, [yarn over, pull through two loops] twice. Work instructions between brackets two more times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Note: This is all worked into one stitch. Insert the hook into the same stitch each time you pull up a loop.
You can view a photo tutorial for the double crochet bobble stitch by clicking the hyper link, if you prefer. The stitch used in this pattern uses treble crochet instead of double crochet, but the method is the same.
- This stitch pattern was designed especially for the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL. The CAL has a stitch count of 192, though you can use any multiple of 10 stitches, plus two. (To start: chain desired number, then add one for the turning chain).
- The starting ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern uses US terms.
Dotted Windows Pattern by Clair de Lune Fiber Art
Row 1 [RS]: Ch 1, turn. Hdc across.
Row 2 [WS]: Ch 1, turn. Hdc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *fpdc, bpdc 3, fpdc, hdc 5. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *hdc 5, bpdc, hdc, tr bobble, hdc, bpdc. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *fpdc, hdc 3, fpdc, hdc 5. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *hdc 5, bpdc, fpdc 3, bpdc. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Hdc across.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Hdc across.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *hdc 5, fpdc, bpdc 3, fpdc. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *bpdc, hdc, tr bobble, hdc, bpdc, hdc 5. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *hdc 5, fpdc, hdc 3, fpdc. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Hdc, *bpdc, fpdc 3, bpdc, hdc 5. Rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Hdc across.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Sc across.
If you are following the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL, don’t forget to finish the last stitch of Row 14 in Allison’s pattern with the color you’ve chosen for your transition rows. Then, place 1 single crochet in each stitch across for 2 rows to prepare for Part 5!
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