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Strawberry Sunshine Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

The Strawberry Sunshine Blanket combines a classic granny stripe with luscious Strawberry Stitches that pop right off of the fabric! Wrap up in this romantic summer blanket on those cool nights by the campfire or at the beach! I’m so excited to offer The Strawberry Sunshine Blanket as a free crochet pattern below, but also as a Lion Brand Yarn Kit where you get all of the yarn (in any colour) plus the pattern delivered right to your door!

Strawberry Sunshine Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

I first designed these adorable strawberry rows for my book ‘A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet‘ which was published this Spring! I loved the idea of crocheting strawberries into the rows without having to sew anything at all! It creates a wonderfully whimsical pattern and a great texture! This book is divided into chapters surrounding the Seasons, so Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. There are lovely texture stitches and patterns for each season!

For the Strawberry Sunshine Blanket, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn. It’s such a great medium weight value yarn!

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Strawberry Sunshine Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

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There are a few great ways to get the Strawberry Sunshine Blanket!!

  1. Order your Kit from Lion Brand Yarn which includes the printed pattern + all of the yarn you need shipped right to your door! When choosing your Kit, you can also pick any colour of Mandala Ombre! >> GET THE LION BRAND KIT
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Strawberry Sunshine Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn
Strawberry Sunshine Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn
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Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for the Strawberry Sunshine Blanket!

Strawberry Sunshine Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (170yds/100g):  7 balls Scarlet (A), 3 balls Kelly Green.

Lion Brand Yarn Kit 

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Materials

US Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

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Size/Measurements

Finished blanket is 38 x 56”

Gauge

3 Strawberry sts x 1 Strawberry Section = 4”

Stitch Guide

Yo = Yarn Over
Sc (Single Crochet) = Insert hook into indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through two loops. 

Ch (chain) = yo and draw through existing loop on hook. 

Dc (double crochet) = Yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops] twice. 

Fpdc (front post double crochet) = Yo, insert hook around next post from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops] twice. 

Fptr (front post treble crochet) = Yo twice, insert hook around next post from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops] three times. 

Tr = treble crochet

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses. 
  2. Blanket is worked bottom up.
  3. Float unused colour behind sts when not in use for the tops of the Strawberry sts only, but otherwise cut yarn colour at end of row to change.

Instructions for the Strawberry Sunshine Blanket:

With Size I hook. 

With A.

Row 1:  Ch 104, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn–103 sc.

Row 2:  Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), sc in each st across, turn. 

Strawberry Section

Row 3 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *sc 2, 2 dc in next st, sc 2; repeat from * across to last, sc in last 2, turn–83 sc, 40 dc.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc 2, *sc 2, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, sc 2; repeat from * across to last, sc in last turn–83 sc, 20 ch-1 spaces. 

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *sc 2, fpdc around next dc, 2 dc in between next sts, fpdc around next dc, sc 2; repeat from * to last, sc in last 2, turn–83 sc, 40 fpdc, 40 dc.

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc 2, *sc 2, ch 2, skip next 4 sts, sc 2; repeat from * across to last, sc in last, turn–83 sc, 20 ch-2 spaces.

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *sc 2, fptr around next fpdc, fpdc around each of the next 2 dc, fptr around next fpdc, sc 2; repeat from * across to last, sc in last 2, turn–83 sc, 40 fptr, 40 fpdc.

Row 8:  Repeat Row 6.

Row 9:  With A, ch 1, sc in 1st st, *sc 2, with B fpdc around each of the next 4 sts, with A sc 2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2, turn–83 sc, 80 fpdc.

Row 10:  Ch 1, sc 2, *sc 2, ch 1, skip next 4 sts, sc 2; repeat from * across to last, sc in last , turn–83 sc, 20 ch-1 spaces.

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch-1 space across, turn–103 sc. 

Rows 12:  Ch 1, sc across, turn. 

Granny Stripe Section

With A

Row 1:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), skip next 2 sc, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sc; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, 3 dc in next, ch 1, skip 2 sc, dc in last, turn–25 3-dc clusters, 2 dc. 

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch-1 space, dc in last dc, turn–26 3-dc clusters. 

Change to B

Row 3:  Ch 4, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, dc in last dc, turn–25 3-dc clusters, 2 dc. 

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2. 

Change to A.

Rows 5-6:  Repeat Rows 3-4. 

Change to B

Rows 7-8:  Repeat Rows 3-4. 

Change to A

Rows 9-10:  Repeat Rows 3-4. 

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn–103 sc. 

Row 12:  Ch 1, sc across turn. 

Remaining Rows:  Repeat Strawberry Section, Granny Stripe Section 4 more times. Repeat Strawberry Section 1 additional time — (6 total Strawberry Sections, 5 total Granny Stripe Sections).

Border

With Size I hook. 

With A

Round 1:  

Short edge: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same space, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sc**; repeat from * to ** across short edge to last 4 sts, 3 dc in next, ch 1, skip 2 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last (corner made, short side complete)–28 3-dc clusters.

Long edge:  Rotate to work across long edge. Skipping next 3 row ends for every Strawberry Section, and skipping 1 row end for every Granny Stripe Section, *ch 1, 3 dc in indicated row end; repeat from * across, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last row end (corner made, long side complete)–44 3-dc clusters. 

Short edge:  Rotate to work across short edge of bottom, ch 1, skip next 2 sc, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sc**; repeat from * to ** across short edge to last 4 sts, 3 dc in next, ch 1, skip 2 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last (corner made, short side complete)–27 3-dc clusters. 

Long edge:  Rotate to work across long edge. Skipping next 3 row ends for every Strawberry Section, and skipping 1 row end for every Granny Stripe Section, *ch 1, 3 dc in indicated row end; repeat from * across, ch 2, 3 dc in last row end (corner made, long side complete), join–43 3-dc clusters. 

Round 2:  With B, join to top left ch-2 corner space, ch 1, *(3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in each ch-2 corner, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 3, join. 

Change to G hook. 

Round 3:  Sl st to next ch-2 corner, ch 4 (counts as a tr), (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same space, *5 tr in each ch-3 space, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in each ch-2 corner space; repeat from * around, join. 

Round 4:  Change to A, join in any st around, sl st in BLO of each tr and ch around, join. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Strawberry Sunshine Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, let me know if you make one of your own! I would love to see it over on instagram when you use the hashtag #cococrochetlee.

Happy Crocheting!!

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