Crochet Sampler Blues Afghan
Experience a tremendous stitch sampler afghan called the Crochet Sampler Blues Afghan. Talk about a stitch tease project. There are 8 different stitch combinations used in this masterpiece.
Diagrams are available for each of the sections.
Errata for Bobble Pattern
This will be updated on the article soon. The diagram is currently wrong but the words below are what the diagram is being updated to.
See Diagram 8 on page 6.
1st row: (WS). With B, ch 3. *1 dc in each of next 11 sts. Skip next st. Rep from * 8 times more. 1 dc in each st to end of row. Turn. 98 dc.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first dc. Dcfp around each dc to last dc. 1 hdc in last dc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sts. Cluster in same sp as last sc (Push cluster to RS of work). *Ch 1. Skip next st. (1 sc. Cluster) in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Ch 1. Skip next st. 1 sc in last st. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. (1 sc. Cluster) in first sc (Push cluster to RS of work). *Ch 1. (1 sc. Cluster) in top of next Cluster. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in top of next Cluster. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
6th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
7th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first dc. Dcfp around each dc to last dc. 1 hdc in last dc. Turn.
8th row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. 2 sc in last st. 99 sc. Turn. Break B. Join A.
If you would like to use a different yarn and change the width. The Stitch Multiple = 12+4.
Changing the Order of the Sections
If you are following pattern ‘as is’ without wanting to change the order, ignore the helpful tips below.
When we start off the blanket with 100 sc which is a multiple of 12+4. We have left with 99 sc across. However, not all sections are 99 sts across.
- Running Ridges Pattern = 99 sc.
- Horizontal Ridge Pattern = 99 sc.
- Bobble Pattern = 99 sc.
- Texture Pattern = 99 sc.
The next set in the pattern needs more stitches as the beginning of the first time the arrow pattern shows up so it doesn’t contract the sides to create an hour-glass shaped blanket. An increase is created at the beginning of the first time the Arrow Pattern is done and is maintained at 107 sts across.
- Arrow Pattern = 107 sc.
- Lattice Pattern = 107 sc.
- Arrow Pattern = 107 sc.
- Sc-Ch 1 Pattern = 107 sc.
Contraction is done at the beginning of the next section to bring it back to 99 sc.
- Horizontal Ridged Pattern = 99 sts after the first row is done to decrease stitches. An increase is done on the last row of this section to get us back to 107 sc.
- Woven Pattern = 107 sc.
- Bobble Pattern = 99 sc. Decrease was done at the beginning of this section.
- Running Ridges Section = 99 sc.
The increasing and decreasing is always the same stitch counts. Do this on the first row of the section you are about to do if you need to increase or decrease. They are as follows:
- Increase = 1 (assigned stitch) in each of next 11 sts. 2 (assigned stitch) in next st. Rep from * 7 times more. 1 (assigned stitch) in each st to end of row. Turn. 107 sts.
- Decrease = 1 (assigned stitch) in each of next 12 sts. Skip next st. Rep from * 7 times more. 1 (assigned stitch) in each st to end of row. Turn. 99 sts.
Stitch Multiples Per Section
If you love a stitch so much in this concept, you can start a new afghan using just the stitch. The following are the stitch multiples per section. Please note that additional stitches are added in some stitching sections to help with the tension of some of the stitches. The stitch multiples are given as if the stitch isn’t used in combination with other things.
- Running Ridges Pattern – Multiple of 4.
- Horizontal Ridged Pattern – No Multiple.
- Texture Pattern – Multiple of 4
- Arrow Pattern – Multiple of 4+3.
- Lattice Pattern – Multiple of 4.
- Sc Ch-1 Pattern – Multiple of 2.
- Woven Pattern – Multiple of 2.
- Bobble Pattern – Multiple of 2.
- Fringe – No multiple.
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Tutorials are in order of the sections as they appear. You will notice 3 sections are repeated for balance however, one of the sections has a reduction of stitches that is noted in the tutorial and video title.
Beginning + Section 1 – Running Ridges Pattern
Section 2 – Horizontal Ridge Pattern
Section 3 – Texture Pattern
Section 4 – Arrow Pattern
Section 5 – Lattice Pattern
Section 6 – Arrow Pattern
Section is repeated but only rows 2 – 6.
Section 7 – Sc-Ch 1 Pattern
Section 8 – Horizontal Ridge Pattern
(Section has Dec & Inc of Stitches)
Section 9 – Woven Pattern
Section 10 – Bobble Pattern
Section 11 – Running Ridges Pattern
(Section is Repeated Starting on Row 2)
Comments on “Crochet Sampler Blues Afghan Pattern + Tutorial”
I really want to make this. I only have one Caron Anniversary Cake which is Peach Part-ay and just realized that Michaels have clearanced out all of the Anniversary Cakes…any suggestions?
You probably have to change yarn to something else. The thickness is very unique to Caron Anniversary Cakes though.
In row 2 above for the Bobble Pattern, it should be Dcbp not front post. Video is correct. 🙂
After several tries to get to 98 stitches on the first row of the Bobble Pattern I found out if I did 10 dc instead of the 11 it worked out for me.
I’m a beginner at crochet. I enjoyed following the video tutorials and pattern. I made a lot of mistakes, but I learned a lot along the way. I couldn’t get the exact colors but I think it made an interesting pattern. Thank you for this!
Mistakes are what make us better in the end. You try, you learn and you find a way. Well done!
I know I read a comment somewhere that Mikey advised using a larger hook for one of the sections. He said he went from an “8” to a “10,” but I can’t recall where I read it. Which section is this advised?
Originally Mikey thought there may have been a need for it, but the pattern has since been adjusted to not require it, one hook size for the whole pattern now.
No problem 🙂
Wish I would have found your site before I was almost at the end of the pattern. Could have used the help on the bobbles, even with the updated instructions I struggled. I had trouble where the pattern went from 107 to 99 to 107. But it still looks nice all finished. Going on to make the Study of the Planets next.
If I went with a #4 weight yarn and added multiples to the beginning pattern will that start be enough to follow all the different stitches with of course more repeats. does each pattern have to change ?
Use the 12+4 and follow the pattern as written. It will match up with the instructions given. There are different stitch multiples per section but the starting if you keep it 12+4 and follow, you can do this option. You may want to make the sections taller to compensate for thinner yarn. So do a few more repeats in each section before moving on.
I’m doing this blanket right now and in the lattice part of the blanket row 4 is missing from the written part but your tutorial has row 4 as double crochet across in each stitch I wanted to make sure that is correct
The tutorial is correct. There is still a pattern revision coming in the diagram.
What size hook are you using ?
It calls for an 8mm hook.
How much of the two balls of anniversary cake does the pattern need if you follow as-is? Does it really take both in full?
That would depend largely on how loose or tightly you crochet.
I used about 1/2 of the 2nd ball. (Anniversary cakes)
I would love to make this, but cannot work with chunky yarn anymore. Aging sucks!
My question: If I use worsted weight (#4) yarn and use the ounces/grams as a guide, will this give me a good indication of how much yarn to buy?
Example: 2 Anniversary cakes = 70 oz; so I would need 10 regular Caron Cakes. (Plus a couple more cuz I’m anal enough to want to make sure, lol)
I would guess 9 balls as that’s generally the size of decent size afghan but will be less than that if you are following the pattern as is as the width would be much smaller. If you are going to add on more multiples, I would suggest that.
Thank you. I will be adding the multiples so that it is closer to the states measurements. Still will be buying extra…..just in case. Lol.
I love these colors. Beautiful. Is this done with only 2 balls? What colors did you use?
I’m using just one ball for the swatches… Minty Shindig. 🙂
What color are you using?
It’s hard to believe all those beautiful colors come from one ball. What is the color choice?
I looked up Sundae Funday and I don’t see the beautiful green in the cake. Is this the color you are using for the sampler?
I’m using Minty Shingdig in the tutorial version. 🙂
Are you going to be doing a tutorial for the Crochet Sampler Blues Afghan? Pattern reading does not come easy for my so I generally follow video tutorials for everything I do.
I’m thinking about it. It officially came in a request on the tutorial request form. I’m not 100% sure at the moment as I have many tutorials that are scheduled by Yarnspirations to do first.
Do you know when the Anniversary cakes will be available for purchase? I can’t find them on Michael’s (US) web site. The info with the pattern says only at Michael’s stores.
Coming in a couple weeks to both Canada and USA. Expected near the month’s end to be listed. Wait until you see it. It’s mind boggling. 😀
Thanks! Guess this means I have to finish something with yarn I already have before I start a new project!
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