Vintage Sampler Blanket by Sandra Paul
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Vintage Sampler Blanket

Crochet
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4500 - 5000 yards (4115 - 4572 m)
215cm by 165cm (85 x 65”)
UK
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A crochet stitch sampler…
Since people have been stitching, the sampler has been a way to catalogue and show a collection of possibilities, made by needle, knitting pins or in this case, crochet hook. This blanket uses an elegant join to display your choice of blanket motifs off to their full advantage

Pattern Description
A guide to making a blanket from a range of crochet squares. The pattern will show you how to join the squares to make a blanket and how to add a border.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Basic and intermediate stitches used and photo tutorials are linked. However, some time is needed to decide on stitch placement. Experience of Join As You Go may be useful.

Yarn
20 balls of Stylecraft Special DK
Squares:
1 x Cream (1005), 1 x Cloud Blue (1019), 1 x Apricot (1026), 1 x Sherbert (1034), 1 x Pale Rose (1080), 1 x Silver (1203), 1 x Baby Blue* (1232), 1 x Soft Peach (1240), 1 x Stone (1710), 1 x Sage (1725), 1 x Mushroom (1832), 1 x Lincoln (1834), 1 x Buttermilk (1835)

Joining & Border:
7 x Parchment (1218)

*Note this colour is from the Stylecraft Special Baby DK range and is often listed separately by retailers.

Hook
4mm (G)

Materials
Yarn needle
Stitch markers or pins to mark blocks
A copy of Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet Blocks for the square patterns

Size
215cm by 165cm (85 x 65”)

Gauge
approx 15cm (6”) for each square

Pattern Includes
This is not a full blanket pattern, it is a guide to making a blanket using a range of ‘sampler’ blocks. You will find included:

  • A comprehensive guide to the blocks, colours and arrangement used
  • Written directions and photo tutorial for joining
  • Written pattern for the border
  • US stitch names listed for reference

Not included: Blanket square patterns.
(I used Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet Blocks)

Pattern written in
UK Terms

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