Blankets Have Never Been Sweeter – the Free Neapolitan Blanket Crochet Pattern
Happy blanket release everyone! I don’t quiet know why, but blankets are just so exciting to release. Maybe it’s because they take so long to make. Or maybe it is just the sheer size of them but blankets are so exciting to me and this week’s new pattern is no different – say hello to the *sorta* anticipated Neapolitan Blanket Crochet Pattern.
I’ve been posting about this blanket for a while on Instagram, with the first time I posted it being back in January. I wanted to make another c2c that looked like a quilt, like my Concentric Squares Blanket. I mean, I love a quilt inspired crochet design (see the Divine Diamonds Blanket and Linen Log Cabin Squares for instance) so this is exactly the kind of design I wanted to make. Which means you can make it in any arrangement of colors you want, I’m a big fan of multicolored quilts and I think this would be a fantastic stash busting design.
Speaking of colors, the name of this blanket comes from THE ice cream of my childhood – neapolitan ice cream. Although, I will admit the chocolate section of the ice cream has been replaced by a charcoal heather in this but that’s fine. I call it creative license 😀 And the gray just pops so well against that pink don’t you think?
Anyway, I do hope you like this week’s new pattern and give it a try. It’s a fun easy c2c pattern you could so work on in the background of other things. Just pick it up here and there when you want to clear out the cobwebs, if that makes sense. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #divinedebrisneapolitanblanket so I can see your squares!
I hope where ever you are you’re having a great time and being safe and healthy. Hugs friends. Wash your hands and masks.
Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of making this design, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times and it’s always a great worsted acrylic yarn.
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Intermediate (must know c2c)
- US I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
- Size #4 worsted weight yarn
- 3 colors
- A: .37 oz/ 20 yds (per square)
- B: .27 oz/ 14.6 yds (per square)
- C: .18 oz/ 9.7 yds (per square)
- Whole blanket – A: 17.5 oz/ 925 yds , B: 14 oz/ 740 yds, and C: 14 oz/ 740 yds.
- I used Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 6 blocks x 6 rows = 4.25” (blocked)
- With the border the squares are 8”
- As is industry standard, this pattern is just a free graph and not written instructions but you can purchase the pattern for free in my Ravelry shop.
- This is a C2C pattern worked from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.
- This pattern is a square, so you don’t have to worry about increasing on one side and decreasing on the other.
- Each C2C block consists of 3 double crochets and a ch-3. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number tells you how many squares to make.
- Check out the tutorial by Meghan Makes Do on how to do C2C designs if you’re unfamiliar with this technique.
- You will need to know how to change colors in a C2C for this pattern.
- Rows 1 – 10 you will be increasing and rows 11 – 19 you will be decreasing.
- The odd-numbered rows are worked down and the even-numbered rows are worked up. The odd-numbered rows are the Right Side.
- You can fasten off while changing colors B and C or carry them along the back to limit ends.
- In the photos: per square – color A is pink (Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in Prism .37 oz/ 20 yds), color B is white (Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in White .27 oz/ 14.6 yds) and color C is gray (Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in Charcoal Heather .18 oz/ 9.7 yds). Whole blanket – A: 17.5 oz/ 925 yds , B: 14 oz/ 740 yds, and C: 14 oz/ 740 yds.
Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
|Square||Blanket (as written|
|7.5” x 7.5” without border (blocked)|
8” x 8” with border (blocked)
|56” x 48”|
Graph for the Neapolitan Blanket Crochet Pattern
Key: Color A is pink, color B is white, and color C is brown.
Make 42 squares if you’d like to make the same pattern as I have for the blanket. Block and arrange.
Need seaming help? Check out this post on my blog.
For the first square you will create a border that subsequent squares are joined to: with the RS facing you, create a slipknot on your hook (this will make your first sc a standing st, if you’d rather pull up a loop and ch 1 to create your sc you can), sc into the first st on the corner (this can be a ch-3 space or a dc), [ch 3 and skip the next block,*sc into the space between the blocks, ch 3 and skip the next block,* repeat from * to * across until you get to the last block, sc into the last st of the block, ch 3, sc into the same st as the last sc,] repeat from [ to ] twice more, ch 3 and skip the next block, *sc into the space between the block, ch 3 and skip the next block,* repeat from * to * across until you get to the last block, sc into the last st of the block, ch 3 and slip st into the first st. Fasten off, weave in your ends and block your square if desired.
For the 2nd afghan square and on: with the RS facing you line up the new square with the square or squares you want to join it to. Repeat the instructions for the first square until you get to the edge or edges where you want to join your squares.
Starting at the corner: sc into the last st of the block, ch 1, slip st into the corner ch-3 of the square you’re joining to, ch 1, sc into the same st as the last sc, *ch 1, slip st into the next ch-3 of the square you’re joining to, ch 1, skip the next block, sc into the space between the blocks,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way down the side. If you’re joining multiple squares, repeat the corner and side instructions until you get back to your first st, join with a slip st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends and block your square if desired.
Tada! There it is, the Neapolitan Blanket Crochet Pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!
3 thoughts on “Blankets Have Never Been Sweeter – the Free Neapolitan Blanket Crochet Pattern”
Love C2C squares blankets. Great job!
Hi, I just wanted to know, why in some pics, the pink looks like Lavender, which I love, & in others, Pink? Also, when you’re mentioning the colors as a whole, (when showing the graph), instead of Gray, it says Brown. Sort’ve confusing. I’d love to make this blanket, but, 1, I don’t know how to C2C. I know YouTube has videos, but unless I’m about to make the blanket, I haven’t checked them out yet. I love your patterns. I just feel deflated, when it’s a C2C ANYthing, you know? Thanks & have a wonderful day.
The lighting is different in the photos, the color is definitely pink.