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Finished! Greengate Style Crochet Blanket (With FREE pattern!)

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Yippee! Picture me dancing a jig around the room with a smile of glee painted on my very smug face. Why? I have finally finished my Greengate style blanket that I started way back in July……and I LOVE it!

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Row after row of Drops Paris Cotton loveliness that feels so substantial and luxurious it was well worth the effort and time.

It is HUGE.

Pictured above on the bed in one of our spare bedrooms which is 5’6″ wide, it makes a decent throw but it completely covers a single bed!

The original article and pattern (found here) are in Swedish and the Google translation was a little confusing but, with some crochet experience, I managed to come up with a workable version of the pattern in English which I can now share with you –  just click on the link at the bottom of the page to download it!

I particularly love the lettuce-leaf edging – time-consuming but it adds a beautiful texture to it, I think.

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Would you like to see some more photos?

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Whilst it may look complicated and rather daunting, the main body of the blanket actually consists of nothing other than treble crochet (US double) in plain rows and granny stripe. It’s the winning combination of colours that make it so successful.

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If you would like to make your own blanket, I have included a pattern for you to download and print off. It is my own interpretation of the google translation (in the Swedish edition of Homes & Gardens) and may not be perfect but worked well for me!

Click on the link below to download: –

Greengate Style Crochet Blanket Pattern PDF

Now, onto my next blanket…..

Author: sewchet

Sewing, Crochet and other loveliness!

61 thoughts on “Finished! Greengate Style Crochet Blanket (With FREE pattern!)

  1. Wow, that is a LOT of counted stitches!! Lol! How long did that take you? I have zero patience for knitting or crochet so I’m always impressed when someone tackles something huge. 🙂 looks great!

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  2. I adore your blanket!It’s gorgeous!! ❤

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the colours you’ve chosen!

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  4. It is utterly stunning – what a fab job! Also love the border! Well worth at least 10 more jiggy dances around the room ….. Marianne xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I love, love love that border!!

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  6. Gorgeous blanket – and you’re absolutely right about the edging. Its glorious and makes it!

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    • Thank you – it makes a change from the quick-and-easy borders I usually do! I figured I’d spent so long making this blanket that another few days on an intricate edging was worth doing:)

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  7. Beautiful, love the colours you have chosen. Congrats 🙂

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    • Thanks Karen – it makes me smile every time I look at it!

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      • So it should. You have motivated me to get cracking with my own blanket now. I have been slacking these last couple of days but your photos have reminded me of the pleasure and excitement of a finished project, especially one which has a lot of time invested in it.Your effort has definitely been rewarded well, It really does look fab !

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  8. It’s beautiful! How much does it weigh? (Love the edging BTW).

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  9. Oh wow! It looks really nice. 🙂 Well done!

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  10. Wow! 85 hrs? That is so impressive. Ditto the above, the finished result is just stunning and I love the colours 🙂

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  11. Thank you! I love the way it turned out and you can really feel the quality of the yarn:)

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  12. Wow! What a beautiful and amazing blanket 🙂 love the edging !!! It’s definitely a future heirloom piece!

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  13. So pretty, and a lot of work!

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  14. I adore this greengate afghan. I am going to start it today. I notice on the pattern when you get half way finished after the 60 etc rows you say reverse pattern until the end. Right before you type up the edging. Can you tell me what you mean by reverse the pattern? Sorry if I sound like a dunce. I just want to get the pattern right and not screw it up. It is so pretty. Luckily I have all the colors here to at least start it before I go for my yarn run tomorrow. 🙂 Thank you so very much for sharing it will us at no charge. Even though I would definately pay for this one. Do you have a button somewhere on you blog where I can make a donation to you to help with your next project or a cup of coffee or tea perhaps? 🙂

    Love Robin from across the pond.

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    • After row 85 – next row is 84, 83, 82 etc. right back to row no.1. I made a few changes as I went – you will get used to the pattern after a few rows and may have to do the same. Row 49, for example, I pencilled in “As row 47”. Only a minor adjustment at start of row to keep pattern right, but easy to do. Mine turned out OK! All I ask is to see a photo of the finished item – enjoy:)

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  15. I will definately do that. Thank you so much! Enjoy your day. xxxxxxx Robin

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  16. Fabulous! What an acheivement!

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  17. This is truly beautiful, well done! Crochet remains a mystery to me but seeing makes like this make me desperate to learn! I love the colours you have chosen and design. I bet your guests will be in awe!

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  18. Wow, stunning work. Over a year ago I stumbled upon the Swedish pattern and could not wait to get started. Unfortunately my colours were not quite right and even with Google translate the pattern did not read right so I never completed it. I would love to have another go at this, seeing how beautiful your blanket has turned out you have inspired me to have another go. Did you use the same Drops Paris shades they state in the Swedish pattern?

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    • Yes, I used the same Drops Paris cotton as in the original, but I needed to order more as I ran out about ten rows from the end! Good luck with it – I hope my translation makes sense!

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  19. Your translation reads perfectly, thank you. I am so excited cannot wait to get started. Will let you know how I get on. Once again fabulous.

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  20. Okay Sheila I am sitting here stuck. I have done the first four rows of the light blue. I am now on the row of the three dc then one dc of yellow … repeat until the end of the row. I know how to do the three dc in the blue , skip the next stitch … three dc in the blue etc. How do I put the yellow dc in there. I use the US terms. Am I supposed to do the yellow dc skip three or what?? Help lovey!!!

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    • Hi Robin – Start the row with 2dc in blue but, as you put the yarn round to pull through the last two loops, draw through the yellow instead. Work 1dc in yellow followed by 3dc in blue working around the yellow yarn which trails along the back. There’s no skipping of stitches!!!! Does that help?

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    • Okay Sheila I am now dancing the dance of sheer joy. With your help and seeing a weird afghan helped me to conquer the row of three blue with one yellow etc!!!! Finally I thought I would never get it right. Now I am on a roll. Woo hoo!!!! 🙂

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  21. Yes it does. Thank a bunch. 🙂

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  22. What size hook is used?

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  23. Here I am dancing the happy dance like I have no common sense! Finally I got half of the row done that has the three blue dc and one yellow dc repeat** done. It only took me about two weeks. LOL With a ton of head scratchin, fussin and a fumin I finally got it !! I was bound and determined that this yarn and hook were not going to beat me. I am so thrilled you would think I was going to get gold. Thank you so much Sheila. I am so darn happy. 🙂

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  24. Of course! I will forever love that one row and remember the bubbley happiness that came with it. It is the small accomplishments that make the biggest memories. Enjoy your day XOXO

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  25. I have only just seen this blanket Sewchet and it is absolutely beautiful! I think it will be my next crochet blanket pattern, but do you think I could make it with acrylic or wool yarn as I’m not keen on cotton thread? I like blankets to be snuggly and warm 🙂

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  26. This a lovely blanket. I will start this as my next project. I am still new at crocheting…only been doing it for a year…but have done bunch of scarves and 2 baby blankets would you say this is something a somewhat beginner can tackle?

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    • Hi Nafeesa – thanks for stopping by! I would certainly give it a go if you have a year’s experience. It’s mainly double crochet (US treble) and looks more complicated than it actually is!

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  27. Love this! Can I ask how much of each colour did you use?

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  28. Hi! I love your blanket! I am the cotton queen and do everything in cotton so this is right up my ally. I ordered my yarn but they were out of the green- I think- it looks like you used the pistachio? Is this correct? Also which pink did you use? I ordered a few different pinks just to be safe! Thanks so much for translating the pattern for us!!!!

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  29. I love your blanket! Thanks for sharing the pattern and translation. I just finished a king size, so am going to do this one as a baby blanket. What size hook did you use and which green in the Paris line?

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