Scraptical Magic Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Scraptical Magic Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
June 10, 2017 Carly Crochet Coach

Have you ever crocheted something and had a very hard time giving it up? That happens to me every time I make a snuggle blanket. A few years ago I started making snuggle blankets (and consequently designing a free crochet blanket pattern!) for anyone who invited to me to their wedding, as a gift. I just think it’s such a lovely idea for a present – a handmade with love blanket for couch snuggling. This is the third one I’ve made and they’ve all been so loved. I can tell because they always pop up in the background on Facebook pictures.

free crochet blanket pattern

My blue ripple blanket usually has a cheeky little dachshund called Suzy K sitting on it. And my orange granny stripe serves as the throne to the magnificent cat Zelda. This blanket will most likely end up with Millie (a little rescue dog) as its model. Love it.

They take a long time to make, usually a few months and by that time I’m super attached. I love giving them away but it’s easy to give away a shawl or a beanie that you didn’t spend the better half of the year hooking. With my blankets it’s like giving away a little piece of me. Where I’ve been, what was I doing. I have memories of the chunk of my life I spent working on each blanket and they get passed on too.

I originally started this blanket because I wanted to try out a colour combo with this stitch for a free crochet blanket pattern and I used my left over yarn from the last few blankets I made. It turns out the colours all work together perfectly (I love deep and slightly muted brights). Introducing the Scraptical Magic Free Crochet Blanket Pattern. One of my Crochettes @crochetandcaffeine came up with the name. Isn’t she clever? It’s like – poof! It makes your scrap stash disappear. Scraptical Magic.

Free crochet blanket pattern

This blanket is an absolute pleasure to make. It’s a serious no brainer which is what I love. Some people don’t love big projects but I’ve almost always got one on the go. It’s the project I turn to when I’m taking a break from my other crochet projects. Most of my mates and family are married now and I’m not currently invited to a wedding so there’s no snuggle blanket on the go but I’m making baby blankets like a fiend. I have six pregnant friends at the moment and I’m designing baby blankets for each of them which is super fun. I can usually knock out a baby blanket in a weekend or two so they’re great projects that give hours of lovely crochet therapy but they aren’t huge commitments like snuggle blankets where I’m still working on them 3 months later.

Free crochet blanket pattern

I used of mix of wool and acrylic blends for this blanket but always a fibre blend or 100% wool. Never 100% acrylic because I wanted wool to be present in each yarn so it all behaved well together.

Because it’s a scrap-gan I can’t be sure exactly of quantities because I used scraps but these are a few of the yarn brands I used for this blanket.

Lion Brand Woolease 

Four Seasons Superwash Merino

Cleckheaton Country

I also used random 8 ply, DK yarn or worsted weight yarns. It gives it an interesting texture and a lot of gorgeous drape.

Free crochet blanket pattern

If you’re keen to bust your own stash you can get the free pattern here. Just sign up and it will be delivered to your inbox.

If you make Scraptical Magic do let me know! The hashtag is #scrapticalmagic. I’d love to see what other people come up with because they’ll all be totally different.

Have you ever made a scrap-gan before? I’d love to see a photo!


  1. Carol Wenham 7 years ago

    I love different crochet projects. I am currently working at a duchess set using fine crochet cotton and this wool project will be a good one to take a rest with inbetween working on the duchess set. Thank you. Will send a photo of the set if you would like to see. Cheers – Carol W.

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      Carly Crochet Coach 7 years ago

      Oh I’d love to see it! My auntie recently sent me some vintage crochet pattern books that have duchess sets in them. They’re so gorgeous and intricate!

  2. Natalie 7 years ago

    I am just entering this world of crochet and am intrigued by this lovely bright blanket.

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      Carly Crochet Coach 7 years ago

      Oh you should give it a try! It’s very simple once you get the hang of it!

  3. Hilda 7 years ago

    I am having a hard time getting the same number of clusters on each row. I count the stitches and that does not work. I made my chain longer for a really large Scraptical Magic Blanket -500 chain plus 2. I counted the stitches and the first three rows came up just like the directions predicted. The next row 3 short several clusters. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I really like this pattern. The pictures I see look as if the clusters are lined up one above the row beneath it. Is this correct? Please can someone help me. I have been crocheting a long time, and have never had anything “stump” me the way this has. Thank you!

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      Carly Crochet Coach 7 years ago

      Yes each cluster is directly above the one below it and the each cluster is worked into the chain 2 space from the previous row. I just did the maths on this and you need to chain a multiple of 3 + 2 chains for the base of the chain (that’s for a dc on each end plus as many clusters as you want in-between), then another chain three to form the first turning chain (that acts as the first dc). So try chaining 500 in total. (165×3 = 495, plus 2 for the dc either end, plus 3 for the first turning chain). Hopefully that will work! Let me know how you go. You could also practice the stitch in swatch form so you can get the rhythm and see what it’s doing. So chain 17 in total and follow the pattern. I’ll update the pattern too – I think the stitch counts throw people off!

      • Hilda 7 years ago

        Thank you, Carly. I will undo and try again from the beginning. I will let you know how it goes.

      • Hilda F. Hartzog 7 years ago

        I do not know if it is me or the fact that I am in the USA, and the pattern is written for another country, but my clusters do not work by counting stitches, Carly! I used the 500 chain and it still did not work. I requested another pattern and it would not send me one; thinking perhaps that I might have missed something the first time. Is there a way you can word the pattern other than “sc in between the next 2 stitches” because this decreases the number of stitches. I tried in the next 2 stitches and it still did not look right. Help?

  4. Hilda F. Hartzog 7 years ago

    I tried the 17 stitches-it worked for the right number of clusters, but they do no look right. When do more than 17 the clusters decrease. I do the sc between the turning chain and the last dc of the last row. I do not understand the difference between in USA and UK stitches.

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      Carly Crochet Coach 7 years ago

      Feel free to send me a photo of your work and I can try to help you! I’ve re-worded the pattern but it still says to do the same things so I’m not sure where you’re going wrong. I’m sure I can help you out!

      • Hilda F. Hartzog 7 years ago

        I watched the pininterest video and discovered that this is called the block stitch and I discovered my error in reading the instructions. I have been making sc between 2 separate sc after the 2 chain and throws the count off. Would like to have the revised pattern for the USA and the diagram also please. Thank you so much.

  5. Mary 5 years ago

    What a beautiful blanket. I absolutely love it! ❤️ I signed up to receive the pattern but have not received it yet. Is it sent automatically? Fingers crossed, can’t wait to get started.

  6. poshie 5 years ago

    I gave you my email address confirmed it and I didn’t receive the pattern .Is there something else I need to do.I notice above the same email from some one else 4 weeks ago and seems they didn’t receive it also.Thanks.hope to get it soon.

  7. Vanessa 5 years ago

    Hi Carly, I’d love to tackle this project too. I have signed up to receive the pattern, but nothing as yet. After reading some of the comments above, I guess there may be a problem. Can you please email it to me directly.
    Thanks & Regards,

  8. Clairellen McLaughlin 5 years ago

    I’d like to sign up for your newsletter but it only allows for log in (not sign up)

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