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Free Crochet Pattern: Gumball Blanket

Gumball Crochet Blanket Pattern

Dutch Translation of Pattern.

Pattern Notes

The blanket is made by creating the first square and then joining all subsequent squares on the final round as you go. I describe my preferred method. When the desired size is reached, the blanket is edged with one round of single crochet. Hold two strands of yarn together for a thicker blanket.

Pattern info

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Materials

  • Yarn: Various colors of DK or Worsted Yarn with a large amount for the background color.
  • Recommended Yarn: Scheepjes “Colour Crafter” (100% Premium Acrylic; 100g, 125m) I used remnants where possible – this is a great stash buster!
  • Shop this yarn (Affiliate): Scheepjes Colour Crafter
  • Hook: US Size 5mm for blanket body, and US Size 4.5mm for border.

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Pattern

Key Stitch Descriptions (US)

  • ch chain
  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • dc double crochet
  • hdc half double crochet
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • MR make ring: Sl knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring
  • rep repeat
  • RS/WS right side/wrong side of work
  • sc single crochet
  • sk skip
  • sp space
  • ss slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr treble crochet
  • yoh yarn over hook

Schematic

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[Related: Need inspiration? See all 19 Gumball Blankets I have made!]

Instructions

Circle center (Make 35)

Note: Use 1 color for rounds 1 and 2, and a different color for round 3.

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, 15 dc, ss in beg dc. [16 dc]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in next st, dc in same st, 2dc in 15 sts around, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [32 dc]

Rnd 3 With next color, ss in any st, beg dc in same st, (2dc in next st, dc in next st) 15 times around, 2dc in next st, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [48 dc]

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Square off circle centers and join as you go

Rnd 4 With background color, ss in any st, (sc in 4 sts, hdc, dc in 2 sts, tr, ch3, tr in next st, dc in 2 sts, hdc) 4 times, ss in first sc. [8 tr, 16 dc, 8 hdc, 16 sc, 4 sp]

Rnd 5, Motif 1 Beg dc in next st, * dc in 6 sts, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sp, dc in 6 sts, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [64 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 5, Motif 2 Beg dc in next st, dc in 6 sts, 2dc in corner sp, ch1, remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back in top right corner sp of Motif 1, grab lp, Pull Loop Through to front of work – PLT Join made, ch1 (encasing the chain space from Motif 1) ch1 again, 2dc in corner sp, dc in 2 sts, (dc in next st, PLT in corresponding st on completed motif) 8 times, dc in 2 sts, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sp, and work rem sides “plain” without joining, until beg is reached, ss in beg dc, cut yarn.

Rnd 5, Motifs 3-5 Work as for Motif 2, joining one side to adjacent motif in the same manner.

Rnd 5, Motif 6 Beg dc in next st, dc in 6 sts, 2dc in corner sp, ch1, remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back in bottom left corner sp of Motif 2, grab lp, Pull Loop Through to front of work – PLT Join made, ch1 (encasing the chain space from Motif 2) ch1 again, 2dc in corner sp, dc in 2 sts, (dc in next st, PLT in corresponding st on completed motif) 8 times, dc in 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, PLT in bottom left corner sp of Motif 1, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp, and work rem sides “plain” without joining, until beg is reached, ss in beg dc, cut yarn.

Rnd 5, Motif 7 Beg dc in next st, dc in 6 sts, 2dc in corner sp, ch1, remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back in bottom left corner sp of Motif 3, grab lp, Pull Loop Through to front of work – PLT Join made, ch1 (encasing the chain space from Motif 3) ch1 again, 2dc in corner sp, dc in 2 sts, (dc in next st, PLT in corresponding st on completed motif) 8 times, dc in 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, PLT in bottom right corner sp of Motif 1, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp, Join one side, as before, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in sp to make bottom left corner, and work rem sides “plain” without joining, until beg is reached, ss in beg dc, cut yarn.

Rnd 5, Motifs 8 and 9 Work as for Motif 7, joining 2 sides in the same manner.

Rnd 5, Motif 10 Beg dc in next st, dc in 6 sts, 2dc in corner sp, ch1, remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back in bottom right corner sp of Motif 5, grab lp, Pull Loop Through to front of work – PLT Join made, ch1 (encasing the chain space from Motif 5) ch1 again, 2dc in corner sp, dc in 2 sts, (dc in next st, PLT in corresponding st on completed motif) 8 times, dc in 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, PLT in bottom right corner sp of Motif 4, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp, Join one side, as before, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in sp to make bottom left corner, and work rem sides “plain” without joining, until beg is reached, ss in beg dc, cut yarn.

Rnd 5, Motifs 11-35 Work as for previous motifs, until blanket body is complete.

Border

With background color and smaller hook, ss in any corner sp, (3sc in corner sp, sc in all sts to next chain sp, 2sc in this and next chain sp, sc in all sts to next sp, work in this manner across to next corner of blanket) 4 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn.

Yay! All done! Weave ends, block, and give yourself a fist bump!

[Related: Want more circle to square crochet blanket patterns? Head to my Circles section on Etsy!]

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5 replies »

  1. Rachele, This is beautiful. My niece in law is having twins & this pattern is just right for either a boy or a girl. Thank you for the free pattern.

    • I’m so glad you like it, and wow I think it will be perfect for twins 🙂 Thank you for the kind comment! Enjoy! ❤️

  2. It’s disheartening that this pattern was a paid pattern and I purchased it, but it’s now free. Seems unfair to those who purchased the pattern.

    • Thank you; I understand. I decided to make two of my very old patterns free, and chose this as one of them. If you’d like a refund, please email CypressTextiles@gmail.com. Thanks for your support! Happy crafting ❤️

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