DOWNLOAD SNOW BLANKET FREE PATTERN
Revised Dec 28, 2022
This five-pound thick crochet blanket with Bernat Blanket has nine rounds of repeating texture. It is crocheted in just three days. Easy repeating and texture to keep you mentally interested. This is the Study of Snow Blanket.
My friend Annie helped me figure out a fabulous border for the Snow Days with Hot Chocolate Blanket. Her combination with a bit of mathematics ended up being interesting. Annie and I worked on this in late August 2022.
Initially, I had popcorn stitches instead of the puff stitches with the Caron Jumbo Ombre version below. I used White Water, and the 2nd ball I used was Lake Mist. I wouldn’t say I liked how the popcorn was lying and messing up the flatness. I realized it was a no-go for me. Once I switched to puff stitches, I recalculated the math to make it work and problem solved.
However, you can see below the ombre-type yarn in this design would be incredible. I didn’t have any more to make a whole blanket with this colouring.
- Project Size: 68″ x 68″ square.
- Gauge: 9 sc and 8 rows.
- Designer: Michael Sellick, Mikey
- Stitch Multiple is not applicable
- Hook Size on Pattern: 10 mm / N
- Yarn In Pattern: Bernat Blanket – Vintage White – 8 Balls Total.
- Pattern Date or Last Revision Known: Dec 15, 2022
Please use the pattern for details on yarn quantities, gauge and other details not listed here. This pattern may have been updated since the creation of this tutorial, and the information or presentation of the printable PDF may have been changed without notice.
- Approx = Approximately
- Beg = Beginning
- Bet = Between
- Ch = Chain(s)
- Criss Cr = Criss cross, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next, ch 1, 1 dc in first skipped st.
- Dc = Double crochet
- Dcbp = Double crochet back post
- Hdc = Half double crochet
- Hdcbp = Half double crochet back post
- Join = Half double crochet to the top of first stitch.
- Puff st = Puff stitch, (Yoh and Insert hook into assigned stitch or space. (Yoh, draw through stitch) 3 times. Yoh and draw through 5 loops only, leaving the last 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through the last 2 loops.
- Rem = Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- RS = Right side
- Sc = Single crochet
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- Sk = Skip
- Sp(s) = Space(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- Vst = 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in same st.
- WS = Wrong side
With A, ch 4. Join with sl st to beg ch to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3, (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring. *Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Rep from * twice more, Ch 2. Join.
2nd and 3rd rnds: Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg corner sp. 1 sc in each st to next corner. *(1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in corner sp, 1 sc in each dc to next corner. Rep from * around. 1 sc in beg sp. Join.
4th rnd: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same beg corner sp. 1 hdcbp around each st below to next corner. *(1 hdc. Ch 2, 1 hdc) in corner sp, 1 hdcbp around each st below to next corner. Rep from * around. 1 hdc in beg sp. Join.
5th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg corner sp. Ch 1, [sk next st, puff st in next, ch 1.] Rep [ ] to next corner. Sk last st before corner. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. Ch 1, [sk next st, puff st in next, ch 1.] Rep [ ] to next corner. Sk last st before corner. Rep * around. 2 dc in beg sp. Join.
6th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg corner sp. 1 dc in each st and sp across to next corner. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. 1 dc in each st and sp across to next corner. Rep * around. 2 dc in beg sp. Join.
7th rnd: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same beg corner sp. 1 dcbp around each st below to next corner. *(1 hdc. Ch 2, 1 hdc) in corner sp, 1 dcbp around each st below to next corner. Rep from * around. 1 hdc in beg sp. join.
TIP: The next round uses the corners as part of the crisscrossing. See diagram.
8th rnd: Ch 3. Sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in beg corner sp. Criss cr to the next corner 2 sts before the end of the corner. Sk to corner sp, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in first skipped st. *(1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in corner sp. Sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, 1 dc in corner sp. Criss cr to the next corner 2 sts before the end of the corner. Sk to corner sp, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in first skipped st. Rep * around. 1 dc in beg sp. Join.
9th rnd: Ch 1, 1 hdc in beg corner sp. 1 hdc in next st. 3 hdc in each ch 1 sp across to next corner. 1 hdc in last st before corner. *(1 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc) in corner sp. 1 hdc in next st. 3 hdc in each ch 1 sp across to next corner. 1 hdc in last st before corner. Rep from * around. 1 hdc in beg sp. Join.
10th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in beg corner sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Sk next st, 1 vst in next st, [sk next 2 sts, 1 vst in next st.] Rep [ ] across to 3rd last st. Sk next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next corner. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Sk next st, 1 vst in next st, [sk next 2 sts, 1 vst in next st.] Rep [ ] across to 3rd last st. Sk next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * around. 2 dc in beg sp. Join.
11th rnd: Ch 1, 2 hdc in beg corner sp. 1 hdc in next st. Sk next st, 3 hdc in next st. 3 hdc in each ch 1 sp across to next corner. 3 hdc in 3rd last st to corner. Sk next st, 1 hdc next st. *(2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in corner sp. 1 hdc in next st. Sk next st, 3 hdc in next st. 3 hdc in each ch 1 sp across to next corner. 3 hdc in 3rd last st to corner. Sk next st, 1 hdc next st. Rep from * around. 2 hdc in beg sp. Join.
12th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg corner sp. 1 dc in each st to next corner. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. 1 dc in each st to next corner. Rep * around. 2 dc in beg sp. Join.
The diagram is included in the full pattern download at the top of this page as well.
Rep 4th to 12th rnds twice more. Then 4th to 11th rnd once. Fasten off.
Repeating Instructions for Stitch Counts
Stitch Counts for Growth
- 1st rnd: 3 dc.
- 2nd rnd: 5 sc.
- 3rd rnd: 7 sc.
I have indicated below how many stitches are added in the round from the previous by showing you the +4 or + 2 in front of it.
Repeating Starts Here:
+2 = 4th rnd: 9 sts.
+4 = 5th rnd: 4 dc, 4 puff sts and 5 ch 1 sps. 13 sts.
+4 = 6th rnd: 17 dc.
+2 = 7th rnd: 19 sts.
+4 = 8th rnd: 7 criss cross, 2 dc. 23 sts.
+2 = 9th rnd: 25 hdc.
+4 = 10th rnd: 7 vst, 8 dc. 29 sts.
+4 = 11th rnd: 33 hdc.
+4 = 12th rnd: 37 dc.
+2 = 13th rnd: 39 sts.
+4 = 14th rnd: 4 dc, 19 puff sts and 20 ch 1 sps. 43 sts.
+4 = 15th rnd: 47 dc.
+2 = 16th rnd: 49 sts.
+4 = 17th rnd: 17 criss cross, 2 dc. 53 sts.
+2 = 18th rnd: 55 hdc.
+4 = 19th rnd: 17 vst, 8 dc. 59 sts.
+4 = 20th rnd: 63 hdc.
+4 = 21st rnd: 67 dc.
+2 = 22nd rnd: 69 sts.
+4 = 23rd rnd: 4 dc, 34 puff sts and 35 ch 1 sps. 73 sts.
+4 = 24th rnd: 77 dc.
+2 = 25th rnd: 79 sts.
+4 = 26th rnd: 27 criss cross, 2 dc. 83 sts.
+2 = 27th rnd: 85 hdc.
+4 = 28th rnd: 27 vst, 8 dc. 89 sts.
+4 = 29th rnd: 93 hdc.
+4 = 30th rnd: 97 dc.
+2 = 31st rnd: 99 sts.
+4 = 32nd rnd: 4 dc, 49 puff sts and 50 ch 1 sps. 103 sts.
+4 = 33rd rnd: 107 dc.
+2 = 34th rnd: 109 sts.
+4 = 35th rnd: 37 criss cross, 2 dc. 113 sts.
+2 = 36th rnd: 115 hdc.
+4 = 37th rnd: 37 vst, 8 dc. 119 sts.
+4 = 38th rnd: 123 hdc. – Ending on a 11th Rnd.
Bernat Blanket Version Ends Here
For Mikey’s Usage Only Below. Repeating Increase from a previous section if I want it bigger to verify count.
- 4th rnd: 28 more stitches than last time.
- 5th rnd: Increases by 15 puff stitches than last time.
- 6th rnd: 28 more stitches than last time.
- 7th rnd: 28 more stitches than last time.
- 8th rnd: Increases by 10 criss crosses than last time.
- 9th rnd: 28 more stitches than last time.
- 10th rnd: Increases by 10 vsts than last time.
- 11th rnd: 28 more stitches than last time.
- 12th rnd: 28 more stitches than last time.
Crocheters will know the increased stitch amounts in case they want to know stitch counts if they are customizing.
I used just 1 ball of Caron One Pound for a baby size. The baby size is 30″ x 30″. I am repeating Rnds 4 to 12 twice. Fasten off. Same stitch counts as the Bernat Blanket Size. You can make it bigger to any size you prefer.
Comments on “Study of Snow Crochet Blanket + Tutorial”
This may have already been addressed but I just got to the 21st round and realized that the stitch count is off on the pattern. Luckily I caught it quickly. The stitch count for round 21 should be 67 not 65. The following rounds are affected by this mistake but if you stick how many stitches are added (the red number in front of each round) instead of looking at the totals you will be fine.
This is my first time working with Bernat Blanket and I am really enjoying it. I just love this pattern too!
Thank you so much for another amazing pattern, Mikey!
Thank you. Let me review this later on. I really thought I fixed that.
I must say that I didn’t read all the comments, and the answer may be hidden in there somewhere….but what is the yarn you used in your variegated sample? It is gorgeous and I need an afghan for an upcoming wedding gift….???? Please and Thank you!
He stated it in the article right above the photo of that sample, hope this helps.
Initially, I had popcorn stitches instead of the puff stitches with the Caron Jumbo Ombre version below. I used White Water, and the 2nd ball I used was Lake Mist.
I’m a dude and a new COVID-era crocheter. My wife and I were supposed to learn this skill and work on projects as something to do together, but she got frustrated and quit. Maybe I’ll get her to try again. I started out at the beginning of COVID by loom knitting about 50 hats for the homeless and now I’ve moved on to crochet (or brochet as some guys like to call it). I don’t know why there is such a stigma about guys making stuff that doesn’t involve power tools. I love all my power tools and making stuff with wood, but I also like to chill and watch TV and crocheting is perfect for that (without fear of cutting off a finger).
I just received 16 balls of Bernat Blanket yarn (300 grams each) in Vintage White and an ergonomic Clover crochet hook (10 mm). Joann’s had an awesome deal, I got nearly 50% off. Excited to get started and make this blanket for each of my daughters for next Christmas. I have to crochet these in secret so as to not ruin the surprise. Thanks for the free pattern and video tutorial. Much appreciated.
The stigma is just the social pressure of nonsense if you ask me. Because I am a male crocheter, people are generally more supportive. If people don’t like it, whatever, they can look away! 😀 hook on!
I’ve never heard of Brochet… whatever floats your boat! haha Funny word though. I’m a fan of it! haha
You’re being the difference to help others! Take pride in that! 😀
Hi! I’m looking at doing this beautiful blanket in a different yarn (in Australia we don’t need the really heavy thick blankets) would you say the meterage calculation would stay the same??? I’m just trying to work out how many balls I’ll need for an 8 or 10 ply yarn (medium weight)
Thanks in advance 🙂
I don’t really know this answer as I haven’t done a Medium #4 ply yarn. I’m sorry. I don’t know. I know that when I design a heavy blanket here in Summer in our region, I get the same critique of changing the yarn out. I’m sorry. I didn’t spend the time to make a second sample.
Not a critique at all!!! You can’t accommodate all regions and climates! I will make my best guess and give it a whirl!
Thanks for the reply 😊
I’d like to use the RHSS ombre for this project; will all counts be the same with a thinner yarn using a smaller hook (5.5 mm)?
Counts are not affected by changing the yarn.
I’m new to crocheting. I just finished my first project, Aran isle, by watching your video. It came out great. Thank you!
My question is switch to Caron Jumbo Ombre. Will the blanket come out smaller than with the blanket yarn? I’m just trying to figure out how much yarn to order. Do you have a crochet hook size recommend for the ombre yarn?
Thank you so much for your videos, you really are a great teacher!
I am having trouble with ” Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg corner sp.” it feels like I am going backwards before proceeding with “1 sc in each stitch to next corner”…..especially without a notation to turn the work. I have been crocheting for decades, I must be missing something.Vir
If you want to change how you do the corners, try something you are most comfortable with. Doesn’t hurt to experiment.
I was having the same issue when just reading the pattern by itself. If you watch the YouTube video, he does HDC joins at the end of each round which essentially creates a space that’s the same as a ch 2, sl st would. It’s not explained in this pattern video but there’s another video on the same YouTube channel that explains the HDC join in more detail that was really helpful! Not sure if I’m allowed to link it here but the name of the video is
“What is Half Double Crochet Join & WHY | TALK | The Crochet Crowd”
I am so in awe of such a talented individual.
So gifted !
I am so in awe of such a talented individual.
So gifted ?
It’s determination more than anything. I wouldn’t say gifted. It takes years of studying and comprehension of stitching concepts.
This works up super quick and is a great project for those of us that love to binge watch our favorite shows while crocheting. I finished mine in 3 nights and did an extra repeat so it would cover our king size bed.
Thanks for yet another great pattern.
Thank you so much for this tutorial.
I just love this pattern. I used the vintage white. I made a smaller version for a cozy blanket for my couch. I didn’t do last repeat of 4 thru 11.
YAY! I just ordered the yarn and can’t wait to get started on this!!
You are the best at explaining and showing how to do all things crochet!
Mikey, This is so beautiful. I can’t wait to make it. You are so talented.
Thank you for the tutorial. My brain was over-complicating round 8. When I saw you do it, it just clicked.
I am stuck here! The ch 3 after the join is causing an extra loop at the corner after i do the criss crosses. I have watched the vid a number of times and am not seeing an extra loop like i keep getting. So frustrated! I am not a novice crocheter, but not used to this thick, fluffy blanket yarn.
I’m unsure why that’s happening with you. I’m sorry. I don’t have a clue.
Yes, please make a tutorial for the Study Of Snow blanket. I’m lost on the Criss Cross round. Thank You!😉
How would you make this bigger? What rows would you use for repeating?
Rnds 4 to 12 is the repeating.
Thank you so much for the pattern – I’ve been enjoying trying to get through it before my dad visits for the holidays! I wanted to mention a couple of errors in the pattern’s stitch counts. I notice the current version now notes that round 12 has +4 stitches from the previous round, but in the second repeat from the 20th to 21st round, the stitch count is listed as going from 63 to 65, instead of 63 to 67. This also means that the following rounds have a slight offset or 2 stitches. Finally, in the “For Mikey’s usage only” bit, the 12th round should have 30 more stitches than last time.
Oh yes please a tutorial. I live in the country and in the winter not many people pop in. your videos are like having a coffee with a crochet friend over for the afternoon. Then I don’t look like I’m talking to myself as I have a crochet buddy on my tv. Plus I learn way more from you thus way.
Yes please do a video. I do so much better when I can see the visual project. Thank you for all you do Mikey
Yes a tutorial would be great. Its a lovely blmanket.
I have started working on the blanket, I am on the 5th round. I am not sure I understand how to do the puff stitch. I get to the part of Yoh, and pull through 5 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook. No problem, but then it states to Yoh and draw through the last 2 loops, but now there are 3 loops, the 2 left from before and the loop that you pulled though the 5. Should I be drawing through 3 loops? Thanks
I’m going to film a tutorial on this, so hopefully that can assist you.
Yay! Just got the yarn! Can’t wait for the video! It’s gorgeous!
Thank you! Have my yarn and excited about this
Working on this now with different colors. I can’t wait for the outcome
Yes please would very much appreciate and love a video. Thank you. <3
Yes please, would love a video.
Greatings from Brisbane, Australia.
Mikey, This is such a beautiful blanket! Thank you so much!! Is there a way to make this rectangular rather than square?
Not sure if he has a plan for it to be rectangular. But he hopes to design more rectangular items for 2023. Our team is working on the math to make it work
Yes please do a video. At my age I need all the help I can get
Yes I really need a tutorial. I already messed up at the end of round 5 where the hdc is used to join. Clearly I am doing something wrong.
We have a video for the half double crochet join that may help.
Literally came here to ask this, and found a wonderful detailed video explaning. Thanks.
So happy I could help 😊
Love the blanket need a tutorial please thank you.
Thanks Mikey for the free pattern. I would love to make this but I rely on tutorial when I do any crochet.
I would love to follow along with a tutorial too. They help to keep me on track with the pattern, as I have a tendency to lose my place. LOL
Also, if I’m doing the baby blanket, what size hook do I use?
In testing we used a 5mm/H with Caron One Pound
I would LOVE a tutorial of the study of snow blanket!!!
Yes Please do a video tutorial ❤️
I would absolutely love a tutorial!
I sure would love a tutorial for study of snow 🌨 I work much better when I can see how a stitch being made..Thank You Mikey
This blanket is beautiful! I’d love a tutorial!
This blanket is beautiful! As a beginner level at crochet – a tutorial would be very helpful! Thank you!
Thank you for a beautiful pattern. I always watch your tutorials before beginning a new project. A video for this pattern would be very helpful. Wishing you much happiness and success in the new year.
It would be greatly appreciated if you did a tutorial on this. I am just learning to read patterns and the tutorial would help me. Thank you
It is beautiful!!! Please, make tutorial video! It is so much easier to follow the tutorial than written pattern. I love your tutorial videos! Thank you!
I would appreciate a stitch count at the end of each round. That always helps me stay on track.
They are provided on page 3 & 4 of the written
Yes, it makes it easier for me when I have the tutorial and read the pattern together. I know it’s a lot to ask but if you are able to make the tutorial it would be appreciated. But don’t push yourself into doing it. I know you are busy. I hope your vacation was an enjoyable one.
Yes, please! A tutorial is needed for me.
I would love to have a video if you have time as well. I’m not the best pattern reader.
I love your tutorials! I can kind of read the patterns now but the tutorials are always super helpful!! Thank you!
Hi yes tutorial please
Please do video on the snow blanket!❤
I need a video as I can’t read patterns thank you so much love your work Mikey’s
A video tutorial would be helpful.
A video would be wonderful but only if u have the time. 😊😊 It’s a beauty of a pattern & lately I’m become partial to single color blankets. ❤️😊
I have so much more success with the visual – thank you for all you do Michael
I do way better with one of your tutorials. You are so good at them.
I would love a tutorial. I am getting lost right at the beginning
Also I just love watching you , makes it intersting
This is beautiful, I am a visual learner and would find a video tutorial very helpful, as I am just starting to earn the abbreviations and diagrams
This is beautiful, I am a visual crocheter and would find a video tutorial would be helpful, as I am just learning the abbreviations and diagrams.
A video would be great. Thanks.
Yes please.. film it. It’s easier and entertaining to follow along!
A video tutorial would be great. I struggle with written patterns.
Yes..please do a video this is gorgeous!!
Would love a tutorial for this blanket , have looked at the outturn but it’s beyond me.
Please make a tutorial I can’t read patterns but I can follow you thanks
Would absolutely love a video tutorial as I’m terrible at reading patterns.
Yes please to a tutorial!
Definitely need a baby blanket for the snow pattern
OMG!!!!!!!!!!This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for this pattern!
Would absolutely love a video tutorial if you can find the time lol!
A video would be fantastic and greatly appreciated!!
I love your tutorials…please film it!
Please do a video for us auditory learners! I struggle with reading patterns.
I understand the stitches but I’m lost a little when I get into the project . I wish I could follow a tutorial also.. thanks Mikey for listening ☺️