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Good Vibes Blanket: A free crochet pattern for your Jungalow

Hi, everyone! My latest free crochet pattern is here – Good Vibes. I hope you do get good vibes from it, as I certainly infused the pattern with positivity. Combining mindless linen stitch with giant floral motifs is always a good idea, trust me.

I have had the inspiration photo for this blanket in my design notebook for months, but I just now finally got around to making this blanket and writing up the pattern. It fit so well with the Relaxghan theme, I had to include it! Wanna read more about the design process? Head to any of the “Read More” links below to get started. Good Vibes is the fourth blanket of six in the free crochet pattern series “Relaxghans: Six blanket patterns designed with peace in mind.” Which I have made into a Ravelry ebook.

Pattern Info

Good Vibes – Ad-free, easy to print PDF pattern for a small fee (Ravelry link) 

Or scroll to see the free pattern below!

Note: if you get started on this pattern, don’t forget to tag #GoodVibesBlanket and #CypressTextiles so I’ll see it! I love to feature your CypressTextiles makes in my IG feed and stories, as well as on Pinterest board “You Made It!”

Read More

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There is something so satisfying about creating separate pieces for a blanket and then whip stitching t all together. I am a huge advocate for join as-you-go, as you guys probably already know, but lately I’ve been finding peace in just creating the pieces completely, and joining when they are finished.

Also, whip st is my jam. I love how it created little stitches that you can see, and it looks like something that’s been hand-sewn. The extra love that makes something handmade has so much character. A lot of people pull the yarn to “cinch up” the stitches, but I prefer not to do that, so that the stitches can just lie flush and neat against the piece.

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Some of you will just want to use the floral blocks for your blanket, instead of making the center panel. That is totally awesome! You can still use the blanket hashtag so you can show me the piece. I know my colors are daring in this sample blanket, but I wanted to capture a good vibes, tropical jungalow feel. If you’ve only just recently subscribed to this blog, well, yeah I’m a fan of daring color palettes and I always have been. lol

Enjoy this pattern, guys! The linen stitch may seem daunting, but it is totally worth it for that color block center panel…

Happy crafting, y’all!

Notions & Sizing

  • US 5 mm hook, plus 4.5mm hook for final rnd of blanket border, tapestry needle for weaving ends, 1 stitch marker
  • Finished piece measures about 54x58in

Key Stitch Descriptions (US)

  • 2dccl (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps
  • 2trcl * yoh 2 times, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, (yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, rep from * 1 time, yoh, draw yarn through 3 lps
  • 4trcl * yoh 2 times, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, (yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, rep from * 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through 4 lps
  • ch chain
  • beg beginning
  • beg 2dccl beg dc, dc in same st/sp
  • beg 2trcl beg tr, tr in same st/sp
  • beg 4trcl beg tr, * yoh 2 times, insert hook in same st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, (yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps) 2 times, rep from * 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through 4 lps
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg pcorn (beg dc, 3dc) in same st, remove lp, insert hook front to back through beg dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work
  • beg tr (sc, ch 2) – counts as 1 tr
  • dc double crochet
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • MR make ring: Sl knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring
  • pcorn 4dc in st, remove lp, insert hook front to back through first dc, grab lp, pull lp to front of work
  • 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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Instructions

Note: Work motifs and linen stitch center panel, then whip stitch everything together as shown in schematic. Add the simple border and enjoy!

 

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Motif (Make 8)

Note: Use 4 different shades of Colour Crafter, and 1 shade of Velvet (on rounds 5 and 6) for this motif.

Rnd 1 MR, beg 2dccl, (ch2, 2dccl) 5 times, ch2, ss in beg 2dccl. [6 2dccl, 6 sp]

Rnd 2 Beg 4trcl in sp, (ch3, 4trcl in same sp, ch3, 4trcl in next sp) 6 times omitting final 4trcl, ss in beg 4trcl, cut yarn. [12 4trcl, 12 sp]

Rnd 3 With next color, ss in any sp, beg 2trcl in sp, * (ch2, 2trcl in same sp) 2 times, 2trcl in next sp, rep from * 11 times omitting final 2trcl, ss in 2trcl. [36 2trcl, 24 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg 2dccl, (ch2, 2dccl in same sp, 2dccl in next sp) 24 times omitting final 2dccl, ss in 2dccl, cut yarn. [48 2dccl, 24 sp]

Rnd 5 With next color, ss in any sp, 5sc in 24 sps, ss in first sc. [120 sc]  

Rnd 6 Ss in next sc, beg pcorn in next st, (ch5, pcorn) 23 times, ch5, ss in beg pcorn, cut yarn. [24 pcorn, 24 sp]

Rnd 7 With next color, ss in any sp, 7sc in 24 sps, ss in first sc. [168 sc]

Rnd 8 Ss in next sc, (sc in next st, ch5, sk6) 24 times, ss in first sc. [24 sc, 24 sp]

Rnd 9 Beg 4trcl in sp, * (ch3, 4trcl in same sp) 4 times, sc in next sp, (ch2, 2dccl) 3 times in next 3 sps, ch2, sc in next sp, 4trcl in next sp, rep from * 3 times omitting final 4trcl, ss in first 4trcl, cut yarn. [20 4trcl, 36 2dccl, 8 sc, 56 sp]

Rnd 10 With next color, ss in second ch-2 sp of rnd 9, * 2sc in 8 sps, [2trcl in next ch-3 sp, (ch2, 2trcl in same sp) 2 times], 2 times, ch3, rep [] 2 times, sk 1 ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [48 2trcl, 64 sc, 36 sp]

Rnd 11 (Sc in 16 sc, 2sc in 4 sps, 7sc in corner sp, 2sc in 4 sps) 4 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [156 sc] 

Linen St Center Panel

Note: Panel begins in the corner where the arrow is on the schematic, and is worked in the direction of the arrow. Corner to corner.

Part A

Row 1 (RS) MR, (sc, ch1) 2 times, sc, turn.

Row 2 (Sc, ch1, sc) in 2 sps, turn.

Row 3 (Sc, ch1, sc) in sp, ch1, sc in next sp, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in next sp, turn.

Row 4 (Sc, ch1, sc) in sp, (ch1, sc) in all sps to final sp, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in final sp, turn.

Rows 5-76 Rep row 4, cut yarn after Row 76.

Part B

Rows 1-5 With next color, rep row 4, marking the first sp of row 5 as the bottom right corner of the blanket.

Row 6 (Sc, ch1, sc) in first sp, (ch1, sc) in all ss across, turn.

Row 7 Sc in first sp, (ch1, sc) in all sps across to final sp, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in final sp, turn.

Rows 8-12 Rep Rows 6 and 7, ending on a WS row, cut yarn.

Part C

Rows 1-50 With next color, rep Rows 6 and 7 from Part B, ending on a WS row, cut yarn.

Part D

Row 1 (RS) With next color, sc in first ch, (ch1, sc in next sp) 28 times, turn.

Row 2 (Ch1, sc in next sp) across row, turn.

Rows 3 Sc in first ch, (ch1, sc in next sp) to end, placing last sc in the final ch1, turn.

Rows 4-56 Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending on a WS row, turn.

Row 57 Sc in sp, cut yarn.

Part E

Row 1 (RS) With next color, ss in first ch of Row 2 of Part D, (ch1, sc in next sp) 30 times, turn.

Row 2 (Ch1, sc in next sp) across row to first sp of Row 1, ch1, sc in that sp, turn.

Row 3 Remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back through the first ch of Row 4 on Part D, grab lp, pull lp to front of work, ch1, sc in first sp on Part E, (ch1, sc in next sp) to end of row, placing last sc in final ch1, turn.

Rows 4-58 Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending on a WS row.

Row 59 Sc in first sp, (ch1, sc in next sp) to end of row, placing last sc in final ch1, turn.

Row 60 (Ch1, sc in next sp) across row, turn.

Rows 61-85 Rep Rows 59 and 60, ending on a RS row.

Rows 86-106 Sc in first sp, (ch1, sc in next sp) across row, turn.

Row 107 Sc in sp, cut yarn.

Part F

Row 1 With next color, ss in first ch of Row 2 of Part E, ch1, ch1, (ch1, sc in next sp) to final sp, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in final sp, turn.

Row 2 (Sc, ch1, sc) in first sp, (ch1, sc in next sp) across to final sp, turn.

Row 3 Remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back through the first ch of Row 4 on Part D, grab lp, pull lp to front of work, ch1, sc in first sp on Part E, (ch1, sc in next sp) to final sp, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in final sp, turn.

Rows 4-12 Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending on a WS row, cut yarn after row 12.

Part G

Row 1 (RS) With next color, ss in first ch of next WS row of Part E, (ch1, sc in next sp) to end of row, turn.

Row 2 Sc in first sp, (ch1, sc in next sp) across row to first sp of Row 1, ch1, sc in that sp, turn.

Row 3 Remove lp from hook, insert hook front to back through the first ch of the next WS row on Part E, grab lp, pull lp to front of work, (ch1, sc in next sp) to end of row, turn.

Rows 4-End Rep Rows 2 and 3, until only one sc remains, cut yarn.

Whip st join

Whip st the motifs together into 2 vertical panels of 4 motifs each, like in schematic. Whip st as follows: Cut a length of yarn about 1.5 times as long as a motif side. Holding motifs with WS together, ss through both loops of both corner sts, then insert hook through both loops of both corners again, grab yarn, and pull it all the way through to the front of the work. Insert hook front to back again through both loops of the next sc to the left on both motifs, grab yarn and pull it all the way to the front of the work, keep repeating this maneuver until the next corner is reached. Do not “cinch” yarn to tighten it; rather, allow the whip sts to lie flush along the top of the seam, so when you open the motifs and lie them flat, the neat little stitches are showing.

Then, whip st the motif panels to either side of the linen st panel. One st on the motif panel goes to one row of the linen st panel.

Border

Rnd 1 With next color, ss in marked st at bottom right of blanket, (3sc in corner, sc evenly across side of blanket, placing 1 sc at the end of every row) 4 times, making sure opposing sides of the blanket have equal amount of sts, ss in first sc.

Rnd 2 Beg dc in corner sc, * ch3, dc in same st, (ch1, sk1, dc) across to next corner, ch1, dc in corner st, rep from * 3 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc.

Rnd 3 Change to smaller hook, * (sc, ch3, sc) in corner sp, (sc, ch3, sc) in each dc across, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn.

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

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5 replies »

  1. Hooray!! I’ve been waiting for this one! Literally gathered my scrap yarn into balls yesterday for this! Linen stitch for life!! <3

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