I cannot even tell you how excited I am to show you this blanket! This blanket is the epitome of my style. It starts off with diamond filigree motif in brown, transitions to white with puff hearts and ladder alternations, and finishes with pink treble shells with intervening v-stitches! Now that’s a lot of different stitches, which translates to a LOT of texture! I definitely pushed myself in making this pattern, and I’m so very glad I did. For the first time I played with multiple motifs in one pattern, and I think it’s a cohesive blend of different stitches.
First and foremost, I’m a mom, so I’m very conscious of using yarns that won’t break the bank and also hold up well through many, MANY washings. So, for this blanket I used Red Heart Super Saver in Brown, White, and Pink. I can honestly tell you this blanket has been washed upward of 30 times, and it has just gotten softer with every wash. Also, it’s a good standard #4 worsted weight, so if you want to use a different #4 yarn, it should switch out fairly easily!
The idea for this blanket actually began with the puff hearts. I put a puff heart border on a baby blanket, and realized how much I needed more of this stitch in my life. So I added some filigree, some heart puffs, and some simple shells to balance it out. But I didn’t have enough of any one color in my stash to do this blanket in its entirety, so the Neapolitain Blanket was born!
My toddler has completely stolen this blanket. It’s her bedtime blanket, and her comfort blanket, and she absolutely loves it. I’ve also since made a blue ombre version for myself, and it keeps my toes warm while I’m crocheting all my little wips! You can also make a larger heavier blanket with a 5-weight yarn or a baby blanket with a 2 or 3 weight!
This blanket is worked from the center-out, which is personally my favorite style. You’re always working the right side, so there’s no turning. You’re also just using one color at a time, so there’s nothing to carry through. It may not be for a complete novice (know your dc’s from your sc’s!), but anyone can make this blanket. What you do on one side is repeated for the other three, so it should be easy to follow.
You will need a basic understanding of the usual crochet stitches, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. All other stitches (puffs, shells) are explained in detail.
Worsted Weight Yarn:
Brown: 210 yards
White: 450 yards
Pink: 660 yards
Hook Size: 5.5mm
Finished Size: 48″ square
Gauge: The first 4 rounds are 5.5″ square.
As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!