Free Crochet Along Blanket Pattern – Part 1 Of the Harmony Blanket

Last Updated on August 6, 2023

I’m excited to host the first part of the Harmony Blanket Crochet Along!

This free crochet along blanket pattern is co-hosted by Shannon from The Loophole Fox and by yours truly.

We invited 10 of our fellow designers, each to design a strip for the blanket without knowing what the others are designing, and the outcome is just insanely beautiful!

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What Is a CAL (Crochet Along)?

A CAL is an event where different crocheters around the world are working together on the same pattern at the same time, that’s why it’s called a crochet along.

The Harmony Blanket Free Crochet Along is collaborative CAL.

The first half of the blanket will be hosted by Shannon and the second half will be hosted by me. We will share each part of the blanket for 6 weeks. 

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About the Harmony Throw Blanket – A Free Crochet Along Blanket Pattern

This free crochet along blanket pattern is made out of 12 different stripes that are worked on top of each other (no joining here!), and are separated by 2 transition rows.

You can find all the information about this blanket crochet along (including materials and timelines) in the main event post.

Please keep in mind that this blanket is for an intermediate crocheter.

The crochet along will take place over 6 weeks starting Oct. 17th 2023, where each week (on Monday & Thursday) a new part of the pattern will be released.

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The Harmony Throw Blanket eBook

We know not everyone likes to jump from one website to the other, or prefers to have their patterns without the ads.

We have put together an eBook for the Harmony Blanket which gathers all the 12 different parts of the blanket, including the transition rows and full border instructions.

Some of the patterns are explained more thoroughly in the PDF version with a detailed photo tutorial.
There’s also a resource library, where you can find all the relevant stitch tutorials (photo or video) for each part of the blanket.






Harmony Throw Blanket – Part 1 Video Tutorial



Harmony Throw Blanket – Part 1: Tranquility

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Skill Level – Intermediate

Materials

5.0 mm / H crochet hook (I like this hook)
– Worsted (#4) weight yarn, we used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted for the blanket (see main CAL post for total yarn needed).
For this part of the blanket, you will need: 177gr / 387yds / 354m
– 5 stitch markers

Abbreviations (US)

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
PM – place marker
sc – single crochet
Shell – [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in same st
sp – space
ss – slip stitch
st – stitch
V-sc – [1sc, ch1, 1sc] in same stitch

Finished size Strip size: 50×5″ (127×12.7 cm)
The Harmony Throw Blanket Pattern is a 50×60″ (127×152 cm) size blanket.

Gauge (in pattern) – 16 st and 17 rows = 4 in/10 cm with 5.0mm / H hook.
** Gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

Notes

  • […] – crochet the instructions within brackets into the same indicated st.
  • (…) – crochet the instructions within brackets as many times as directed.
  • The spider stitch is [1sc, ch1 ,1sc] worked into the ch-1 space of the spider stitch from previous row, and mentioned as V-sc in the pattern. You can find both video tutorial and photo-tutorial for this stitch.
  • In Row 2 – first V-sc of the row is worked into the first st.
  • The pattern is a total of 192 sts, consisting of 5 sections repeat (each section is 33 sts) plus a part section at the end (27 sts).
  • When you finish this first part of the blanket, work the transition rows as instructed in the main CAL event (make sure to work the single crochet into each stitch and chain 1 space).
  • To change the width of your strip: chain a multiple of 33 + 27 (at the end) + 1 (turning ch). Please note that each part of the blanket uses a different stitch multiple, and this stitch multiple does not apply to the whole blanket.


How to Crochet the Spider Stitch

Skip first sc, * V-sc in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * according to the pattern’s instructions.

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Harmony Throw Blanket Crochet Along

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This is the first part of the Harmony Blanket Pattern Crochet Along.

The PDF pattern for this part was available for free on October 17th, but the pattern will always be free on the blog, just scroll down.


Diagram for Part 1 of Harmony Blanket CAL

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Part 1 – Tranquility

Ch 193

Row 1 (WS): skip 1st ch, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (192 sc)

Row 2 (RS): ch1, * (V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, 1sc in next 2 sts, (V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, 1 sc in next 7 sts, PM in last sc ; repeat from * 4 more times.
(V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, 1sc in next 2 sts, (V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, 1 sc in last st, turn. (48 sc, 72 V-sc)

** The first V-sc of the row is worked into the first st.


Row 3 (WS):
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, skip next sc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1sc in next 2 sc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc.
* 1sc in next sc (marker), 1sc in next 2 sc, ch1, skip next sc, 1sc in next 3 sc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, 1sc in next 2 sc, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times; repeat from * 4 more times, turn. (5 ch, 43 sc, 72 V-sc)

** Move marker along every row, to keep track of each section.

Row 4 (RS): ch1, skip 1st sc, * (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1FPdc in next 2 sc of 2 rows below, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1FPdc in next sc of 2 rows below, 1ss in next 5 sts (each sc and ch-1), 1FPdc in next sc of 2 rows below; repeat from * 4 more times
(V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc , 1FPdc in next 2 sc of 2 rows below, (V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc , 1 sc in last sc, turn. (1 sc, 25 ss, 22 FPdc, 72 V-sc)


Row 5 (WS):
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, skip next sc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1sc in next 2 FPdc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc.
* 1sc in next FPdc (marker), skip next 2 ss, shell in ch-1 sp of 2 rows below, skip next 2 ss, 1sc in next FPdc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1sc in next 2 FPdc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times; repeat from * 4 more times, turn. (23 sc, 72 V-sc, 5 shell)


Row 6 (RS):
ch1, skip 1st sc, * (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1FPdc in next 2 FPdc of 2 rows below, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1FPdc in next FPdc of 2 rows below, 1ss in next 5 sts (each dc and ch-1), 1FPdc in next FPdc of 2 rows below; repeat from * 4 more times
(V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1FPdc in next 2 FPdc of 2 rows below, (V-sc in next st, skip next st) x 6 times, 1 sc in last sc, turn. (1 sc, 25 ss, 22 FPdc, 72 V-sc)


Row 7 (WS):
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, skip next sc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1sc in next 2 FPdc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc.
* 1sc in next FPdc (marker), skip next 2 ss, shell in ch-1 sp of 2 rows below, skip next 2 ss, 1sc in next FPdc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, skip the last sc of the last V-sc, 1sc in next 2 FPdc, (V-sc in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times; repeat from * 4 more times, turn. (23 sc, 72 V-sc, 5 shell)

Rows 8-21: repeat rows 6-7, or until your piece is approx. 4.5” (11.4 cm) high, make sure to finish with row 7. Continue to work rows 22-23.

** If all rows are worked, you will be finishing with 9 rows of shells.

Row 22 (RS): repeat row 6.


In the next row we will be adjusting the number of sts back to the original blanket count (make sure you have a total of 192 sts at the end of the row) and making a lower shell, keep an eye on the changes being marked in bold.

Row 23 (WS): ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ([1sc, 1sc] in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, 1hdc in next 2 FPdc, ([1sc, 1sc] in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times.
* 1hdc in next FPdc (marker), skip next 2 sc, [1hdc, 1sc, ch1, 1sc, 1hdc] in ch-1 sp of 2 rows below, skip next 2 sc, 1hdc in next FPdc, ([1sc, 1sc] in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times, 1hdc in next 2 FPdc, ([1sc, 1sc] in next ch-1 sp) x 6 times; repeat from * 4 more times, turn. (145 sc, 22 hdc, 5 shell)


Work transition rows as instructed in the main CAL event 
(make sure to work the single crochet into each stitch and chain 1 space).

 

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10 Comments

  1. I am trying to find part 5 of the Harmony CAL. I realize I have missed the PDF but I have been hopping all over the place to find the one with the ads and still can’t find it. LOL Any help would really be appreciated.

    1. Hi Gail,

      I’m also linking it here in addition to my reply for your first comment
      https://fosbasdesigns.com/crochet-bean-stitch-part-5-of-harmony-throw-blanket/

  2. OMG! GOT 192 Sts!! Party time… I did this first part at least six times to get it right! I’m on aroll… a very slow roll…lol, but here’s hoping my brain does better on Part 2. There’s been so many interruptions! Wonder how long i can last up in the attic with all that Halloween survival food! Now for the transition rows and on to Part Two! 🧶✂️❣🤗🍫🧗🎉 I’m so excited and it is so pretty! Light Aqua Part One!!!

    1. I am so happy for you, light aqua sounds beautiful!
      Part 2 should be a bit easier 🙂
      I can’t wait to see your blanket!

  3. Hello, I want to make a scarf using this pattern and ligh yarn with 3,5 mm crochet hook, but I don’t know how many chain stitch should I make at the begining, can You help me?

    1. Hi Agata,
      Making a scarf from this pattern would be very pretty!
      The pattern is a multiple of 33 stitches + 27 stitches at the end + 1 turning chain.
      Because the gauge will different when using a thinner yarn, I suggest making a small swatch first of 61 chains (33+27+1), and then calculate how many chains you need to achieve the length you want for your scarf.

      I hope it helps,
      Agat

      1. Thank You, this is very helpfull. I can’t wait to start.

  4. I keep ending with too many stitches and I’ve done it over and over! what am I doing wrong? I’m skipping a stitch between the v st, I’m on row 2. help!

    1. Hi Krystal,
      Are you using the stitch diagram?
      And are you skipping a stitch between the last V st and the sc of each repetition?
      I would also suggest to make a small swatch first according to the stitch multiple of the section, it is easier when working a small swatch first 🙂

      1. I got it! I was forgetting to skip a stitch before the single crochets!

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