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Dragonfly Crochet Blanket Pattern

By: Janaya Chouinard for allfreecrochet.com

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Dragonfly Crochet Blanket Pattern
Dragonfly Crochet Blanket Pattern
This image courtesy of charmedbyewe.com

This lovely blanket features a dragonfly design in colorful rainbow rows and a "fluffy" white border. It makes a beautiful gift for a baby shower or a very pretty lapghan to keep you warm. This easy crochet baby blanket features bright and bold colors and a simple construction with an easy pattern repeat. Once you've got the hang of the stitch pattern, your hook will start flying! This is such a cute baby shower gift, especially for a springtime baby. 

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeGauge in DC: 14 stitches and 8 rows = 4? (10 cm)

Finished Size36 inches by 36 inches

Materials List

  • Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn: 

    -Color A = Amethyst  142 yards (80 gm)

    -Color B = Pistache  142 yards (80 gm)

    -Color C = Mango  142 yards (80 gm)

    -Color D = Hot Rose  142 yards (80 gm)

    -Color E = Buttercup  142 yards (80 gm)

    -Color F = White  312 yards (175 gm)
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge

Pattern

Dragonfly Crochet Blanket

Baby Blanket

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): With Color A - Ch 109, in second chain from hook make an alt-ch, dc in next chain and in each chain to end, turn. (108)

  2. Row 2: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 7 stitches, *ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next 12 stitches*, repeat between to end, (the last set will end with 8 dc stitches instead of 12), turn.

  3. Row 3: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 4 stitches, *ch 3, skip 3 stitches, sc in ch-1 space of previous row, ch 3, skip 3 stitches, dc in next 6 stitches*, repeat between * to end, (the last set will end with 5 dc stitches instead of 6), turn.

  4. Row 4: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 3 stitches, *ch 4, skip next dc, work a split sc into the sc stitch from the previous row, ch 4, skip next dc, dc in next 4 stitches*, repeat between * to end, turn.

  5. Row 5: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 3 stitches, *make 4 dc in the ch-4 space, work a split trc into the sc from the previous round, make 4 dc in next ch-4 space, dc in next 4 stitches*, repeat between * to end, turn.

  6. Row 6: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in each stitch across, fasten off Color A. (108)

  7. With Right Side facing, join Color B in first stitch.
    Row 7: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in each stitch across, turn. (108)

  8. Row 8: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 7 stitches, *ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next 12 stitches*, repeat between to end, (the last set will end with 8 dc stitches instead of 12), turn.

  9. Row 9: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 4 stitches, *ch 3, skip 3 stitches, sc in ch-1 space of previous row, ch 3, skip 3 stitches, dc in next 6 stitches*, repeat between * to end, (the last set will end with 5 dc stitches instead of 6), turn.

  10. Row 10: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 3 stitches, *ch 4, skip next dc, work a split sc into the sc stitch from the previous row, ch 4, skip next dc, dc in next 4 stitches*, repeat between * to end, turn.

  11. Row 11: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in next 3 stitches, *make 4 dc in the ch-4 space, work a split trc into the sc from the previous round, make 4 dc in next ch-4 space, dc in next 4 stitches*, repeat between * to end, turn.

  12. Row 12: In first stitch make an alt-ch, dc in each stitch across, fasten off Color B. (108)

  13. With Right Side facing, join Color C in first stitch.

  14. Repeat Row 7 through 12.

  15. With Right Side facing, join Color D in first stitch.

  16. Repeat Row 7 through 12.

  17. With Right Side facing, join Color E in first stitch.

  18. Repeat Row 7 through 12, do not fasten off. Turn your work after last row and repeat Row 7 through 12 again.

  19. With Right Side facing, join Color D in first stitch.

  20. Repeat Row 7 through 12.

  21. With Right Side facing, join Color C in first stitch.

  22. Repeat Row 7 through 12.

  23. With Right Side facing, join Color B in first stitch.

  24. Repeat Row 7 through 12.

  25. With Right Side facing, join Color A in first stitch.

  26. Repeat Row 7 through 12. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Border

  1. With Right Side facing, join Color F in first stitch.
    Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, make 3 sc in same stitch, *sc in each stitch to next corner, make 3 sc in corner stitch, working along the ends of the rows (make 2 sc in first 4 rows, make 1 sc in next row, make 2 sc in next 3 rows), repeat between ( ) to next corner, make 3 sc in corner stitch**, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first sc, turn. (436)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, make a puff st in first stitch, sc in next stitch, *puff st in next stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first puff st, turn. (436)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, *sc to corner, make 5 sc in corner stitch*, repeat between * back to start, turn. (452)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, make a puff st in next stitch, *sc in next stitch, make a puff st in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first sc, turn. (452)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, *sc to corner, make 5 sc in corner stitch*, repeat between * back to start, turn. (468)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, make a puff st in first stitch, sc in next stitch, *make a puff st in next stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first puff st, turn. (468)

  7. Round 7: Ch 1, *sc to corner, make 3 sc in corner stitch*, repeat between * back to start and fasten off. (476)

  8. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

Alternate DC Turning Chain (alt-ch)
Turn your work. Do not work any chains. Make a SC in the first stitch of the row, insert your hook into the front left vertical bar of the SC and yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops.
Modified Puff Stitch (puff st)
Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops left on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Split SC (TRC)
Working a split stitch means that you will be working into the center "V" of the stitch below, not into the top loops.

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Where can I get a color wheel like Chris suggested?

This is a very cute blanket. The dragonflies add to the uniqueness of it. Looks almost like a tropical rainbow or rainbow sherbet with the combination of these colors. I dont have a color wheel. Where might I purchase one or is that something I would just print from the internet?

I love Hobby Lobby's I Love this Yarn, and this pattern is a sweet as sweet can be. That yarn will make it really soft and nice. The dragonflies are just as sweet as can be. I like the picture someone posted of it done in pink. They have added a gorgeous lacy edge around it. Can anyone share how that was done?

Thanks for reminding me about the color wheel. Taking one with you to buy yarn is a great idea!

LOVE this pattern. Making for a friend, but 36 X 36 is too small 72 X 72 seems too wide. How might I adjust this pattern for an adult throw? Perhaps closer to 48 X 72? Thank you for your time.

I love dragonflys and I so want to make this beautiful Dragonfly Crochet Blanket. After reading the written pattern on this page I have to do a search to understand how to do the Alternate DC Turning Chain . I don't understand how to do it? Any help would be great! With that being said, I have saved this pattern and will come back to it later after I learn this stitch..Love learning new stitches.. Thank you so much for sharing this free pattern.

Once you turn your work, single crochet in the first st of the row. do not make any starting chain stitches. Then working through the vertical bar on the front of that single crochet, make another single crochet. This stack of 2 single crochet look like a double crochet and eliminate the gap a chain 3 would have caused. If you google search for Alternate DC Turning Chain, you will find some excellent picture and video tutorials. Good luck!

Thanks so much, but is there a video tutorial??? I tend to do better when I actually see it being done, visual makes me happy.

We can't put links in the comments here, but as I mentioned above, if you google search for Alternate DC Turning Chain, you will find the tutorials you need.

thank you, that really helped me more than I can say

Hi, if I wanted to make this blanket bigger how would I do that? Excuse my ignorance as I am new to crochet and haven't figured it all out yet. Thank you so very much for your time and assistance. Be blessed

This is so cute. I have pictures of my grandson touching dragonfly's. This is a perfect blanket. Thanks.

how do I print the pattern

Hi carolw, To print, you can click the print button up near the title and byline, or you can simply highlight the pattern and hit ctrl and P on your keyboard to print the highlighted section. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

This Dragonfly Crochet Blanket Pattern is very appropriate as a christening gift or as a baby shower present. The little one may not yet appreciate the dragonfly design in the blanket but as he grows up, the insect design can be introduced to the child and he/she will definitely enjoy the sight of that dragonfly in his blanket. It helps that the free pattern is presented in a clear manner, very well-organized, written in simple language, and properly numbered.

Sorry, but not sure what " alt-ch " refers to in the pattern. I looked for this abbreviation on line and found a tutorial for an "Alternate DOUBLE crochet" stitch, but then also found a site for "alternate or chainless double crochet", so not sure what it means. Can you clarify/simplify this for me? THanks in advance )

very last page gives instruction for special stitches-

How do you bookmark this page?

This is my new favorite blanket. My husband noticed it as well, which never happens! I changed the border from another pattern but it is truly the blanket pattern that strikes my fancy. Thank You.

This is my new favorite blanket. My husband noticed it as well, which never happens! I changed the border from another pattern but it is truly the blanket pattern that strikes my fancy. Thank You.

This is my new favorite blanket. My husband noticed it as well, which never happens! I changed the border from another pattern but it is truly the blanket pattern that strikes my fancy. Thank You.

On first row of border in brackets should that say 4 stitches in stead of 4 rows(make 2 sc in first 4 rows, make 1 sc in next row, make 2 sc in next 3 rows) Read more at http//www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Afghan-Patter == ns/Dragonfly-Crochet-Blanket-Pattern#rtgpsATgBOEtP == CQp.99

please give us the multiples to enlarge it. ex 122. thank you.

On another site the designer says to enlarge it use multiples of 13.

Can't seem to get my wings lined up with the body.

My daughter-in-law loves dragonflies and would love this afghan. She'd want it for a queen sized bed -- how can I enlarge the pattern to make it for her. I'm a competent enough crocheter to follow the pattern, but not enough to figure out how to enlarge it.

I would also like to know how to enlarge it.

did you find out how to enlarge this blanket?

i would also like to know how to enlarge this pattern

I love this yarn from hobby lobby is the best. Going to give this one a go but in different colors

I love the look of this Dragonfly Crochet Blanket. The pattern is well written and I like the Alternate DC Turning Chain stitch. It's always nice to learn something different to make my craft look better. Like the post below, I think it will look nice in one solid color. The dragonfly will stand out better. Thank you for this free pattern I'll be making.

Agree with you Cheryl, I think this would look really nice in one color with maybe the border in a nice coordinating color. I think the rainbow colors might hide the dragonfly pattern too much and it's so unique you want it to stand out, not be hidden. Can't wait to try this pattern, seems very well written.

This is going to look just beautiful done entirely in a soft pastel blue , hanging on the wall in my twin grandsons room. Their parents have some imperfections in the wall and this is going to cover them as well as adding a cozy warm touch to the new guys room. Thanks for sharing.

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