Walk in the Woods with this blanket square – Free Crochet Pattern
Take a walk in the woods with me and make some of these blanket squares for your next project! They are quick to make and will look fantastic in a blanket, edging a table runner or chair cover, or even used as a panel for a bag.
Blanket squares have so many uses and can be the perfect addition to a range of projects.
Some ideas of projects that I think would be great to add a blanket square in include:
- accents to garments,
- shopping or tote bags
- wall hangings
- table mats (ok, maybe not this particular square, but there are some beauties out there that would be perfect for these!)
- head bands and ear warmers (depending on the size, of course!) and
- pillows and cushions
The list could go on!
The free pattern for the solid version of this square is below.
Inspiration behind the design
The Walk in the Woods blanket square was designed specifically for the Here Comes the Treble blanket event hosted by Simply Melanie Jane.
The task was simple – a handful of designers were given the dimensions (33 stitches wide by 20 rows high). We had to use front and back post treble crochets to create a picture or shape.
Naturally I chose a tree. It seems to be what I gravitate towards in these events LOL. My initial design included 3 smaller trees, but Melanie suggested that one bigger tree might be better for this project. So that amendment was made. And it looks great! I may also release my original version. What do you think?
I also seem to have used the treble crochets a little differently to the other designers in this event … but it does not stand out or look odd in the finished design. In fact, the blanket turned out beautifully. And I just love the colours that Melanie used in her version.
What do you think? I like the way that you can also play with colour much easier in my interpretation of this square. The single colour version was for the event and is much more subtle, but the use of colour just makes this design really pop. I couldn’t help it, I had to try to a coloured version too.
Here Comes the Treble Blanket Bundle
The bundle that runs alongside this event will always be available (or at least for as long as Simply Melanie Jane exists). So even if you miss this post during the event, you will always have the option of purchasing the bundle if you would like to.
Have you seen he finished blanket? It is really beautiful!
If you are interested in finding out more about this bundle then click the button below. It will take you to a Thrivecart page which will show you each square and the finished masterpiece. The border and joining instructions are also included.
During this event the bundle is priced at $10.99. After the event (which ends on 21st April 2023) the price will go up to £14.99.
Construction of the design
This blanket square is made in rows from the bottom up using double crochets, and front and back post treble crochets.
If you need help with these stitches I have some video tutorials for working into the front post and the back post. Although they are for double crochet, the principle is the same using the treble crochet stitch!
The Walk in the Woods Blanket square crochet pattern will work up quickly as it uses these taller stitches.
It is also a great scrap busting project – I raided my scraps and part-used skeins to make my coloured version.
#4 weight (aran) yarn and a 5mm hook creates a square that will be 8″ if you match gauge.
For both of my squares I used yarn from my scrap bucket as I only needed 63 yards to complete the solid version. I found some teal in Women’s Institute Aran. It is a medium 4 weight yarn and comes in 400g skeins – so it goes a LONG way! This yarn can only be purchased from Hobby Craft in the UK so you will have to find an alternative yarn. But the good news is that you can substitute with any medium #4 weight yarn you have available.
My coloured version was made with some Paintbox Simply Aran that I had in my scrap bucket left over from other projects (namely my Community Garden Blanket CAL)
Get the PDF pattern!
The ad-free PDF Pattern for this one contains:
- graph with stitch symbols for both the single colour version,
- written instructions for the single colour version
- graph with colours and stitch symbols for the coloured version,
- written instructions for the coloured version
- written instructions for all of the special stitches used
- chart keys to help you read the charts.
- links to video tutorials for all of the stitches used to help you complete this project
You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:
The pattern specifics for the solid version of this blanket square:
|– #4 weight yarn – I used 63 yards of Women’s Institute Aran|
– 5mm (H) hook
– Tapestry needle
|Not important for this project as long as you are consistent with your tension. For reference my gauge was 16 sts wide by 5 rows high in 2”|
My Walk in the Woods blanket square was approximately 8” wide and 8” tall.
|· Ch(s) – chain(s)|
· St(s) – stitch(es)
· YO – yarn over
· Dc – double crochet
· Fptc – front post treble crochet
· Bptc – back post treble crochet
· Sk – skip
· Rep – repeat
· Ss – Slip stitch(es)
|– Written in US terms. |
– Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
– This square is worked in rows and from the bottom up.
– Odd numbered rows are the right side of your project, even numbered rows are the wrong side.
The Walk in the Woods Blanket Square Crochet Pattern – solid version:
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Row 1 : FDC 31 OR Ch 33, dc in fourth ch from hook (ch 3 counts as a dc) and each ch
Row 2 : Turn, ch1, dc in first st and each st across (31)
Row 3 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 14 sts, fptc in next 3 sts, dc in last 14 sts (31)
Row 4 : Turn, ch1 dc in first 14 sts, bptc around next 3 sts, dc in last 14 sts (31)
Row 5 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 5 sts, fptc around nect 21 sts, dc in last 5 sts (31)
Row 6 : Turn, ch1 dc in first 6 sts, bptc around nect 19 sts, dc in last 6 sts (31)
Row 7 : Turn, ch1 dc in first 6 sts, fptc around next 19 sts, dc in last 6 sts6 (31)
Row 8 : Turn, ch1 dc in first 7 sts, bptc around next 17 sts, dc in last 7 sts (31)
Row 9 : Turn, ch1 dc in first 7 sts, fptc around next 17 sts, dc in last 7 sts (31)
Row 10 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 8 sts, bptc around next 15 sts, dc in last 8 sts (31)
Row 11 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 8 sts, fptc around next 15 sts, dc in last 8 sts (31)
Row 12 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 9 sts, bptc around next 13 sts, dc in last 9 sts (31)
Row 13 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 9 sts, fptc around next 13 sts, dc in last 9 sts (31)
Row 14 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 10 sts, bptc around next 11 sts, dc in last 10 sts (31)
Row 15 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 10 sts, fptc around next 11 sts, dc in last 10 sts (31)
Row 16 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 11 sts, bptc around next 9 sts, dc in last 11 sts (31)
Row 17 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 12 sts, fptc around the next 7 sts, dc in last 12 sts (31)
Row 18 : Turn, ch, dc in first 13 sts, bptc around next 5 sts, dc in last 13 sts (31)
Row 19 : Turn, ch1, dc in first 14 sts, fptc around next 3 sts, dc in last 14 sts (31)
Row 20: Turn, ch1, dc in first st and each st across. (31)
FO and weave in ends
Other Squares in the Here Comes the Treble event:
If you would like to check out the other squares featured in the Here Comes the Treble Event please click the button below. The patterns for the other squares should always be free on the designers’ blog posts.