Kaleidoscope Blanket: Free Intarsia Crochet Blanket Pattern

Kaleidoscope Blanket: Free Intarsia Crochet Blanket Pattern

Do you love classic quilt patterns? Then you are going to love the Kaleidoscope Blanket! This free intarsia crochet blanket pattern features three crochet blanket squares that capture the look of a classic quilt square. You can mix and match the squares and the colors to create the crochet blanket of your dreams!

Inspiration

I love quilts! Maybe it’s my love of blankets, design, and colors, but quilt patterns are one of the things that I collect photos of on Pinterest. Growing up, my mom and I used to quilt together, and more recently we both have started getting back into it. It’s so fun to put together fabric to create an heirloom blanket. It’s the same way with yarn! You can put together different yarns into so many combinations, and it’s amazing what you can create with it. If you love creating something like that, then you will love this pattern!

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Construction

I love the style of classic quilts, and wanted to infuse that into the construction of this blanket by having it be made in a similar style. There are three different type of square options to make nine different sizes of blankets. All of the sizes are listed below the graph patterns.

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Hook size: 6 mm crochet hook

Yarn:

  • Worsted Weight (Yarn Weight 4) yarn in 4 colors: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium and Anti Pilling
  • Main Color (I used white) 650 yards

You’ll need multiple colors to make the colored parts of the quilt squares.

  • Plum: 66yards
  • Strawberry Twist: 109 yards
  • Hot Pink: 51 yards
  • Boysenberry: 66 yards
  • Prism: 48 yards
  • Tan/White: 61 yards
  • Mustard: 85 yards
  • Pumpkin: 30 yards
  • Grass: 61 yards
  • Ivy: 66 yards
  • Blue/White: 111 yards
  • Tourmaline: 111 yards
  • Turquoise Heather: 103 yards

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology, but the UK equivalents are listed in the Key.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happen are indicated by the color appearing in parentheses. See chart for full picture of the color changes.
  • The arrows at the beginning of the rows indicate what direction the row is worked on in the chart.
  • Each block uses 4 colors: the main color, and three other coordinating colors. You can easily make each block in just one color besides the background.

Free Graph Patterns:

To make this blanket, use the graph patterns in the free downloadable graphs below, mixing and matching to get the square amounts to create the width and height of the requirements below.

Blocks required for each size:

  • Baby Blanket: 3 squares x 3 squares
  • Crib: 4 squares x 5 squares
  • Twin: 6 squares x 8 squares
  • Double: 8 squares x 9 squares
  • Queen: 9 squares x 12 squares
  • King: 9 squares x 9 squares
  • Throw: 4 squares x 5 squares
  • Lapghan: 3 squares x 5 squares