Serenity Throw Blanket Free CAL – Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern

Last Updated on December 6, 2023

** The Crochet Along is over, all the patterns are available to view for free on the designer’s blogs **

It’s that time of the year again, the weather is getting cooler and the holidays are getting closer. This means it is time for the second annual free blanket CAL pattern, the Serenity Throw Blanket Crochet Along! 

The Serenity Blanket is a striped crochet blanket pattern, that was designed by 12 different crochet designers. Each strip of the blanket has a different texture, when finishing the blanket you will have a unique crochet blanket pattern!

In this CAL which I am co-hosting with my friend Shannon from The Loophole Fox, we will crochet together this multi-stitch crochet blanket pattern that is made out of 12 different stripes, each using different techniques and unique stitches.

Scroll down to learn more and join me and Shannon for the Serenity Throw Blanket Crochet Along!

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How Will The Serenity Throw Blanket Crochet Along Work?


A Collaborative Crochet Along (CAL)

If you never heard of a crochet along (CAL) before, a CAL is an event where different crocheters around the world are working together on a pattern at the same time.

What’s unique about the Serenity Blanket Free Crochet Along, is that it’s a collaborative CAL. Same as was the Harmony Throw Blanket Crochet Along that we hosted last year.

The main event will be co-hosted by Shannon and myself, but each pattern stripe was designed by a different designer, to create this beautiful crochet blanket with stripes!


So How Exactly Does This Blanket Crochet-Along Work?

The Serenity Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern is a 50×60″ (127×152 cm) size blanket.
The blanket 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. The unique combination of different stripe patterns creates an eye-catching unique crochet blanket pattern.

There’s no video tutorial for the whole blanket, but there are video tutorials for some of the parts & photo tutorials for more complicated stitches.

Please keep in mind that this blanket is an intermediate skill level.

The crochet along will take place over 6 weeks starting Oct. 16th 2023, where each week (on Monday & Thursday) a new part of the pattern will be released. You will find the link to the relevant designer website and code to download the PDF if needed on the main event post.
The pattern will always be FREE on the designer’s website, and the PDF pattern will be available for download for FREE for 48 hours (starting at 08:00 am PDT).


Sign Up and Join The Crochet Along!

Sign up for my newsletter to make sure you won’t miss out on this CAL!

I would also love you to join us both in the Made by Gootie FB Community group The Fox Den Crochet Community group, where you can share your progress with our wonderful crocheters community, ask questions and get some help with the pattern!

More ways to share your progress:
1) Use hashtag #SerenityThrowCAL and tag me @madebygootie and Shannon @theloopholefoxcrochet, and the relevant designer.
2) Add your project to Ravelry.

Join the Made by Gootie Facebook Community

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The Serenity Throw Blanket eBook

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

We have put together an eBook for the Serenity 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 and video tutorial for the stitches.
There’s also a resource library, where you can find all the relevant stitch tutorials (photo or video) for each part of the blanket.

this is a photo of crochet blanket pdf pattern download

striped crochet blanket pattern free made by gootie

Materials Will You Need For this Blanket CAL Pattern

For our blanket, we used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted, which was generously provided to us by Helen from the Caterpillar yarn. The Sirdar Country Classic consists of 50% acrylic and 50% Merino wool which makes it nice and soft, with a great stitch definition. 

We also chose to use 5 different colors (4 for the different parts and 1 for the transition rows and border), I will lay out both the amount needed for each color if you use 5 different colors, and both amount used for each different part (scroll down for each part), if you want to plan your colors differently.

Materials needed for the Serenity Blanket
5.0 mm / H crochet hook
23 Stitch markers (you will need all of them for part 6)

– Worsted (#4) weight yarn (we used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted)
Total amount of yarn needed 2,120 grams / 4,635 yards / 4,240 meters

  • Color A – Golden (Parts 1, 5, 9): 490gr / 1,070yds / 980m – 5 skeins
  • Color B – Moss (Parts 2, 6, 10): 420gr / 920yds / 840m – 5 skeins
  • Color C – Clotted Cream (Parts 3, 7, 11): 490gr / 1,070yds / 980m – 5 skeins
  • Color D – Oyster (Parts 4, 8, 12): 460gr / 1,005yds / 920m – 5 skeins
  • Color E – White (Transition rows & border):  260gr / 570yds / 520m – 3 skeins

Scroll down to see color yardage per each part of the blanket.


Color Planning For Your Serenity Throw – a Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern

The beautiful thing about this blanket pattern is, that no matter what color combination you choose, or how many colors, you will end up with a contemporary crochet blanket!

So if you want to use a different number of colors, you can calculate how much yarn you need for each part according to this list below, keep in mind that this is approximate yardage.

  • Part 1 – 165gr / 360yds / 330m
  • Part 2 – 140gr / 305yds / 280m
  • Part 3 – 170gr / 370yds / 340m
  • Part 4 – 130gr / 285yds / 260m
  • Part 5 – 160gr / 350yds / 320m
  • Part 6 – 140gr / 306yds / 280m
  • Part 7 – 160gr / 350yds / 320m
  • Part 8 – 180gr / 392yds / 360m
  • Part 9 – 165gr / 360yds / 330m
  • Part 10 – 140gr / 306yds / 280m
  • Part 11 – 160gr / 350yds / 320m
  • Part 12 – 150gr / 327yds / 300m
  • Transition Rows – 160gr / 350yds / 320m
  • Border – 100gr / 218yds / 200m

 

I’m looking forward to the event to start and seeing all your beautiful blankets!
x Agat



Serenity Throw Blanket Pattern


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Skill Level The skill level for this crochet blanket ranges from Confident Advanced Beginner to Intermediate.

Materials

5.0 mm / H crochet hook (I like this hook).
Worsted (#4) weight yarn, we used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted for our blanket. 
Total amount of yarn needed: 2,120 grams / 4,635 yards / 4,240 meters (see color planning above for each section’s amount).
7 Stitch markers (All 7 are recommended for Part 12, though not required).

Finished size The Serenity Throw Blanket crochet pattern is a 50×60″ (127×152 cm) size blanket.
Each strip size is: 50×5″ (127×12.7 cm)

Notes

  • The blanket is crocheted over 192 When finishing each part, make sure you have the correct number of stitches.
  • Each part is separated by 2 transition rows (please see the instructions below).
  • Always finish the last stitch of the part you are working on with the transition row color.
  • Make sure to finish the last stitch of the second transition row with the color you’ve chosen for the next part.
  • You will find a link to relevant stitch tutorials next to each part, to help you with the different stitches.


Transition Rows Instructions

work these 2 rows after each part, except for part 12.

Abbreviations (US)
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch

Instructions
With the color chosen for your transition rows (we used color E – White)

Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. 1 hdc in each st across (192 hdc).
Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. 1 sc in 3rd loop of each hdc across (192 sc).

** Make sure to finish the last stitch of the second transition row with the color you’ve chosen for the next part.

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Are you ready? Let’s start!

Part 1 – Made by Gootie

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

crochet blanket stripe pattern
  • Colorway used: Color A – Golden
  • Yarn usage: approx. 165gr / 360yds / 330m


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 2 – Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

crochet blanket with stripes


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 3 – Knitting with Chopsticks

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of stitch sample crochet blanket crochet pattern


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 4 – Fosbas Designs

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of crochet sampler blanket pattern free

Important note for Part 4:

  • Part 4 is very squishy and will pull in at the sides. Placing the other parts and working a border fixed this, so crocheter’s shouldn’t worry about it pulling on the sides.


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 5 – Clair de Lune Fiber Art

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of crochet berry stitch blanket

Important notes for Part 5:

  • Stitch Count on Row 1 is more than 192 but comes back down to 192 in Row 2. No need to worry as long as the stitch count matches what Allison has listed.
  • Pay attention to stitch placement on Row 2 and make sure to put the single crochets into the chain 1 spaces as Allison instructs.


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 6 – Raffamusa Designs

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of crochet textured stitch pattern
  • Colorway used: Color B – Moss
  • Yarn usage: approx. 140gr/ 306yds/ 280m

Important notes for Part 6:

  • The top of the double crochet 2 rows below can be a little hidden in the dc’s from the previous rows. Push the double crochet from the previous row out of the way.
  • When you are placing the double crochet 2 rows below, the chain 2 from the previous row will go over your hook. Essentially, crochet over the chains.


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 7 – The Loophole Fox

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of crochet puff stitch patterns free


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 8 – Juniper & Oakes

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of crochet alpine stitch patterns free

Important notes for Part 8:

  • Rows 3, 5 and 7 – The repeat has “Alpine, DC”. The repeat will END on an “Alpine” (FPdc), not on a dc. This is shown in Erin’s video and she states you can do a dc at the end instead if you don’t like the FPdc at the end of the row.
    We think that ending Row 3 and all repeats of Row 3 as a dc instead of FPdc creates a cleaner edge.
  • This section WILL roll. It’s the nature of the Alpine stitch. The rolling is fixed after putting the next part on.


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 9 – Sweet Potato 3

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is photo of unique crochet blanket patterns free
  • Colorway used: Color A – Golden
  • Yarn usage: approx. 165gr/ 360yds/ 330m


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 10 – Remington Lane Crochet

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

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  • Colorway used: Color B – Moss
  • Yarn usage: approx. 140gr/ 306yds/ 280m
  • Stitch tutorials:
    Front Post Stitches photo tutorial (This is a tutorial for the Front Post Double Crochet, see note in post regarding Treble Stitch)

Important notes for Part 10:

  • example “[*FPtc into Row 3, dc,* rep from * to * 4 times, dc 2]” You will work the instructions between ** a TOTAL of 5 times.
  • Pay attention to when the designer says to repeat instructions until a certain number of stitches remain in the row. This instruction supersedes the repeat and the repeat will not be completely finished when you have the instructed amount of stitches remaining.


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 11 – Sunflower Cottage Crochet

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is a photo of crochet bobble stitch blanket patterns free

Important note for Part 11:

  • The bobbles are worked on the right side, push them to pop on the right side if needed.


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Part 12 – MadameStitch

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

this is a photo of part 12 of the serenity crochet blanket pattern
  • Colorway used: Color D – Oyster
  • Yarn usage: approx. 160gr/ 350yds/ 320m


Transition RowsColorway used: Color E – White

  • Work according to the instructions above.


Border Instructions

The pattern is free to view on the designer’s blog.

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  • Colorway used: Color B – Clotted Cream
  • Yarn usage: approx. 90gr/197yds/180m
  • You will find both simple instructions and step-by-step instructions.

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22 Comments

  1. Thanks for doing this. I am excited to see how this progresses.

    It looks like the amount of yarn needed should be 5 skeins for “clotted cream”?

    Also I hope you will be listing this on Ravelry. I keep track of all my projects there.

    1. Hi Cindy!
      You’re right about the 5 skeins, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

      And since we can’t put the whole blanket on Ravelry, because it was designed by different designers, I will make a listing of my first part of the blanket on Ravelry, and you could upload your project there.

  2. So excited for this, I love all the texture of this blanket. I have been sitting on yarn to make a blanket with, but it’s 5 weight, will there be notes on adjusting? possibly for size also?

    1. Hey Tina,
      each part mentions the stitch multiple, although it’s not the same for all the parts.
      You can start by modifying the first part according for its stitch multiple, and then tweak the other parts.
      As for the length, some parts wouldn’t look good if you make them shorter. Taking into account each part is 5″, you can choose your favorite parts and make less parts.

      1. Great, thank you!

  3. Hello, I’m read and read and I just can’t find Download button for part 1. Pleas help.

    1. Hi Agata,
      The download button is in the first part post:
      https://madebygootie.com/crochet/hovering-butterfly-crochet-pattern/
      scroll down to the “Serenity Throw Blanket Crochet-Along ” section.
      The download button will be in this part.

    2. I am trying to find the pattern for part 3 of the serenity throw blanket. I go onto the designer of the patterns blog, and still can’t get the pattern to download.

      1. Hi Pam,
        The PDF pattern is no longer available for free download.
        You can view the free pattern on the blog here: https://knittingwithchopsticks.com/boxy-blanket-section-crochet-pattern/

  4. I can’t find part 8. It should have been up yesterday i think?

    1. It’s above part 1, below the Featured Pattern section 🙂

  5. I can’t find part 9, I’m in a different time zone so I’m not sure if I got the times mixed up but was wondering when it would be available for download?

    1. We had a bit of delay with the releasing of Part 9.
      It is showing now 🙂

  6. I can’t seem to download part 10 which released today

    1. The download button is at the bottom of her post 🙂

  7. go to Serenity Throw Blanket Free CAL – Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern
    Go down to
    Serenity Throw Blanket Pattern – Free CAL Patterns
    there your fine some of the patterns just click on the green area and it will send you to the pattern.

  8. When trying to download Part 12 to my computer, I got the following error: “This document could not be saved. There was a problem reading this document (135)”. After trying it yesterday, I decided to try it again today and it still isn’t working. Please help me get a pdf copy of that part! Thank you so much!

    1. Hey Betty,
      Can you please email me at [email protected] and I’ll be glad to help you with that.

  9. Link to border instructions isn’t working for me.

    1. Hi Susan,
      This is the link to the border, please let me know if you’re still having issue with it.
      https://theloopholefox.com/serenity-throw-blanket-cal-border/

      1. Still showing as plain text with no link.

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