# Looking for a harvest blanket square? Try this corner to corner one!

The Haybale Square was designed to be one of the *harvest blanket square*s in a CAL during November

2022.

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The Harvest Blanket CAL (crochet along) was organised by Claire for E’Claire Makery. With a brand new square released three times per week for four weeks this CAL was so much fun. At the end of the four weeks you have a gorgeous harvest themed afghan.

**Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the link to the Free PDF Pattern. **Note: the pdf will only be available for the duration of the CAL.

**Can I confess something?** I didn’t actually choose to include this one’s a *harvest blanket square*!! Claire did!

I had several designs of various squares that I was thinking about submitting and Claire picked two of her favourites. This is the first one.

## Inspiration behind the design

When we think of harvest time we tend to think of the food that is grown. The potatoes, the grain, the apples, the carrots and other vegetables …..

But it is also a time of great preparation for the livestock. Lots of animals need for the hay to be baled so that they have food during the harsher winter months. And the hay and straw can also be used in their bedding to keep them warm.

Not to mention the romantic images of a bygone era (courtesy of old Hollywood) … Lovers meeting among the hay bales after a day spent working in the fields collecting the harvest.

## Construction of the Harvest Blanket Square

This harvest blanket square is created using the corner to corner technique. I chose to make mine in half double crochet rather than double crochet. You can use either!

It is 25 x 25 blocks, which is standard for all of my corner to corner blanket squares. You can mix and match your favourites to create your own blanket!

Are you are new to corner to corner but want to give this project a go?

I do have a great **free** *learn to corner to corner course.*

I teach you everything from how to read the patterns up. There are both left and right handed video tutorials too! You can check it out by clicking the image below:

## The Yarn

For my version I used the yarn that I had in my stash, which happened to be **Caron Simply Soft**! Although the grey was Paintbox Simply Aran as I didn’t have any grey in CSS.

As long as you use the same weight yarn, use those part skeins you have lying around!

## Can I get the PDF Pattern?

In a twist, the PDF Pattern for this one is actually not available.

I have decided not to put this one into any of my shops.

It will only be a free pattern on the blog … at least for now.

Do you think I should put the pattern in my shop? Leave a comment or send me and email letting me know.

## The Pattern Specifics:

#### Materials:

- #4 weight yarn 6 colors.
- 5mm hook.
- Scissors.
- Tapestry needle.
- Blocking mats and pins (optional).

#### Gauge:

Does not matter as long as tension is consistent.#### Sizing:

Finished size once blocked is approximately 12” square depending on tension if using HDC

#### Abbreviations used:

- Ch(s) – chain(s)
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- The arrows indicate which way the row is worked according to the graph – left to right or right to left (this is the same with the arrows in the color block instructions!)

#### Other notes

Written in US terms

Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.

There are no special stitches used in this pattern.

This is corner to corner graph and is worked bottom right to top left on the right side.

To work out how much yarn you will need:

You will need to do a sample swatch with the stitch you intend to use (HDC or DC. Then measure how much yarn you used per stitch. Multiply that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails.

Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph on the next page.

## The Pattern:

## ** This is a free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**

## Written Instructions:

__Written Instructions:__**↙ Row 1 [RS]:** (light blue) x 1 (1 square) **↗ Row 2 [WS]:** (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1 (2 squares) **↙ Row 3 [RS]:** (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1 (3 squares) **↗ Row 4 [WS]:** (light blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1 (4 squares) **↙ Row 5 [RS]:** (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (dark yellow) x 1 (5 squares)

**↗ Row 6 [WS]:** (dark blue) x 1, (dark yellow) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1 (6 squares)

**↙ Row 7 [RS]:** (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light yellow) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (dark yellow) x 1 (7 squares)

**↗ Row 8 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (light yellow) x 1, (dark blue) x 2, (light blue) x 2 (8 squares)

**↙ Row 9 [RS]:** (light blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (light yellow) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (dark yellow) x 3 (9 squares)

**↗ Row 10 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 2, (dark blue) x 3, (light blue) x 3 (10 squares)

**↙ Row 11 [RS]:** (light blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (light yellow) x 3, (dark yellow) x 2 (11 squares)

**↗ Row 12 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 3, (light yellow) x 4, (light blue) x 1, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 3 (12 squares)

**↙ Row 13 [RS]:** (light blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 4, (dark yellow) x 3 (13 squares)

**↗ Row 14 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 7, (light blue) x 1, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 3 (14 squares)

**↙ Row 15 [RS]:** (light blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 4, (dark yellow) x 2 (15 squares)

**↗ Row 16 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 3, (light yellow) x 1, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 2, (light blue) x 2, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 3 (16 squares)

**↙ Row 17 [RS]:** (light blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 5, (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 2 (17 squares)

**↗ Row 18 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 10, (light blue) x 2, (dark green) x 3, (light blue) x 1 (18 squares)

**↙ Row 19 [RS]:** (light blue) x 1, (dark green) x 3, (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 10, (dark yellow) x 3 (19 squares)

**↗ Row 20 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 4, (light yellow) x 9, (light blue) x 2, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 2, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 1 (20 squares)

**↙ Row 21 [RS]:** (light blue) x 2, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 11, (dark yellow) x 3 (21 squares)

**↗ Row 22 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 3, (light yellow) x 5, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 1, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 3 (22 squares)

**↙ Row 23 [RS]:** (light blue) x 4, (dark green) x 2, (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 1, (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 4, (dark yellow) x 4 (23 squares)

**↗ Row 24 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 4, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 9, (light blue) x 2, (dark green) x 1, (light blue) x 5 (24 squares)

**↙ Row 25 [RS]:** (light blue) x 9, (light yellow) x 8, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 5 (25 squares)

**Corner at both sides**

**↗ Row 26 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 4, (light yellow) x 2, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 9, (light blue) x 8 (24 squares)

**↙ Row 27 [RS]:** (light blue) x 7, (light yellow) x 12, (dark yellow) x 4 (23 squares) **↗ Row 28 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 4, (light yellow) x 11, (light blue) x 7 (22 squares) **↙ Row 29 [RS]:** (light blue) x 6, (light yellow) x 1, (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 8, (dark yellow) x 4 (21 squares)

**↗ Row 30 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 4, (light yellow) x 7, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 1, (dark yellow) x 1, (light blue) x 6 (20 squares)

**↙ Row 31 [RS]:** (light blue) x 5, (light yellow) x 7, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 4, (dark yellow) x 2 (19 squares)

**↗ Row 32 [WS]:** (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 5, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 6, (light blue) x 5 (18 squares)

**↙ Row 33 [RS]:** (light blue) x 5, (light yellow) x 9, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 2 (17 squares)

**↗ Row 34 [WS]:** (light yellow) x 1, (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 9, (light blue) x 4 (16 squares)

**↙ Row 35 [RS]:** (light blue) x 4, (light yellow) x 3, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 7 (15 squares)

**↗ Row 36 [WS]:** (light yellow) x 7, (dark yellow) x 2, (light yellow) x 1, (light blue) x 4 (14 squares)

**↙ Row 37 [RS]:** (light blue) x 4, (light yellow) x 9 (13 squares) **↗ Row 38 [WS]:** (light blue) x 2, (light yellow) x 1, (dark yellow) x 1, (light yellow) x 4, (light blue) x 4 (12 squares) **↙ Row 39 [RS]:** (light blue) x 5, (light yellow) x 5, (light blue) x 1 (11 squares) **↗ Row 40 [WS]:** (light blue) x 10 (10 squares) **↙ Row 41 [RS]:** (light blue) x 9 (9 squares) **↗ Row 42 [WS]:** (light blue) x 8 (8 squares) **↙ Row 43 [RS]:** (light blue) x 7 (7 squares) **↗ Row 44 [WS]:** (light blue) x 6 (6 squares) **↙ Row 45 [RS]:** (light blue) x 5 (5 squares) **↗ Row 46 [WS]:** (light blue) x 4 (4 squares) **↙ Row 47 [RS]:** (light blue) x 3 (3 squares) **↗ Row 48 [WS]:** (light blue) x 2 (2 squares) **↙ Row 49 [RS]:** (light blue) x 1 (1 square)

## The Harvest Blanket CAL

The Harvest Blanket CAL is being hosted by E’Claire Makery during November 2022. Until the end of November you can get the pdf version of this pattern as a free direct download.

There are 2 ways of joining in the CAL:

- Purchase the E-book which contains all 12 squares – the charts and written instructions. You get immediate access to all of the charts. At only $10 this is a great option!
- Work each chart as they become free on the designer’s blogs. Please note there is no requirement for the pdf patterns to be free during this event!

Once you know which option you would like, click the relevant button below: