There is an immense joy in making little crochet pieces and combining them together to make something bigger. This is definitely the case in amazing Battenberg Blanket by Sandra Paul, which consists of colorful little squares, that are so easy to make, each one of you will be able to make them. Sounds cool? I thought so!
This beginner-friendly pattern is a perfect project for inexperienced crocheters, because it couldn’t be simpler. How to do it, you ask? Let’s find out! Below you can see a sneak peak of what’s to come – amazing versions of this blanket made by talented crocheters.
- click for photo sources: top, top left, bottom left, bottom right. all of these sources are credited further in the article.
Colorful little squares
Battenberg blanket got its name from a light sponge cake that originates from England, because it looks a lot like it! Typical cross-section of this sweet treat showcases chequered pink and yellow squares of cake held together with jam.
This easy blanket can become as big as you want, so use this free pattern to create tiny baby blanket or a full-fledged king size bedspread. The only limit is your imagination, so play with colors and ideas!
How do I start?
- stills from YouTube video by Sandra Paul / Cherry Heart – source
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You may think that such simple pattern can’t have much to offer, but this statement couldn’t be farther from the truth! Thanks to its simplicity, Battenberg Blanket can change depending on the colors you choose or order in which they are arranged. Below you will find the most inspiring realizations I’ve found, so dive in and be inspired!
All of the projects presented below were based on the original Battenberg Blanket pattern designed by Sandra Paul aka Cherry Heart. You can find it for free on her blog cherryheart.co.uk or on Ravelry. To learn more about particular version from the photo, click the links below the picture.
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Colorful Battenberg Ideas
Battenberg Blanket by Cherry Heart
Original version of this amazing pattern features lovely cream yarn and an array of scrappy yarn squares. Colorful quality of assorted yarns create fun and unexpected pattern, because you can see that the only constant here is the cream “background”. It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover yarn ends, especially if you have a lot of them lying around. Take a look at the beautiful blanket below and see how great it can look!
- photos by Sandra Paul / Cherry Heart from ravelry.com
You can find this project as a free crochet pattern – Battenberg Blanket by Sandra Paul.
Extra Thick Slice of Battenberg by Sue Knit Davies
Solid bright colors can seem a little bit over the top for a blanket like this, but you need to take a look at the photo to see that it’s not the case! This juicy palette is a great proposition for those of you, who are not afraid of bold colors. Sue knew that what keeps this palette together is cream in the middle, and she was right!
- photos by sueknitdavies from Ravelry
This particular version by sueknitdavies is available on ravelry.com. Original free pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Battenberg Blanket by Hello Miss Maker
Cheerful energy of this blanket won’t go unnoticed! Hello Miss Maker as always shows her creative side when it comes to the crochet projects, so take a look below at what she came up with! This vibrant palette combines fresh, clean colors and simple white, so it will be perfect for nursery or kids’ room.
- photos by hellomissmaker from Ravelry
This particular version by hellomissmaker is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Battenberg Blanket by Peach Tree Crochet
I absolutely love washed yarn, because it has classy rustic quality to it. As usual, cream serves as the perfect background for both delicate pastel squares and bolder color choices, so don’t be afraid to use it. This version, which you can see below, can be a pretty nice example of using mini-skeins, because each colorful square is slightly different than the rest!
This particular version by peachtreecrochet is available on her Instagram page. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Marbled Battenberg Ideas
Battenberg Blanket by Sometimes Sarah
Marbled artisan yarn looks fantastic in all kinds of projects, whether we are talking about working in rows or in circles. As you can see in the photos below, this blanket can look amazing with splashes of colors, so don’t be afraid to use multicolored yarns. Sarah came up with a very creative idea here, because she combined two different colorways to create classic battenberg check.
- photos by SometimesSarah from Ravelry
This particular version by SometimesSarah is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Candy Baby Blanket by Miss Foliage
Miss Foliage shows that you can employ all kinds of order in this project, because she decided to arrange her colors in rows. In addition to simple white background, she chose three differently colored yarns, which were then arranged in stripes. Take a look at the photos below, because it’s a great idea for all of you, who like order!
- photos by MissFoliage from Ravelry
This particular version by MissFoliage is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Flowerpower Fund Battenberg Blanket by Julie (jubble66)
You can easily mix and match all kinds of yarns in this project, as long as they are the same weight. Plain, solid, marbled or washed – it doesn’t matter, because you can mix them all together in this versatile pattern. Off-white background seems to be the most popular choice for this project, so take a look at the photo below and see how Julie did it.
- photos by jubble66 from Ravelry
This particular version by jubble66 is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Battenberg Scrappy Chic Bedspread by Selena (Dank Fiber)
Well, this is not a finished project, but you must admit that it looks amazing, right? It reminds me of garden flowers, or petals that has been swiped into this one huge pile! I like Battenberg blanket, because it presents a very cool opportunity for those of you, who are not consistent in their creative work – simply, just make one square a day. Take a look at the photos below and see how Selena chose her magnificent colors.
- photos by DankFiber from Ravelry
This particular version by DankFiber is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Unusual Battenberg Blanket Colorways
Tom and Lorraine’s Blanket by Carol (Wildpurls)
There are not many versions of this blanket that feature dark backgrounds, but this is one of them, and I must admit that it looks great! As you can see in the photos, colorful squares stand out in comparison with dark grey, and the overall feeling is much more masculine. Consider this color palette for a boy’s room, because it will stand the test of time – I can easily see it on teenager’s bed!
- photos by Wildpurls from Ravelry
This particular version by Wildpurls is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
Happy @ Heart Blanket by Terry Sheehan
Now this is something truly unusual! Of course, you can mix colors inside the square, too, just like Terry did here, so take a look below and check out her design! Light blue and whites are arranged in a classic checkered battenberg pattern, but when you add to it little red dots, they create their own pattern, too! Isn’t it clever?
- photos by tsheehan from Ravelry
This particular version by tsheehan is available on ravelry.com. Original free crochet pattern by Sandra Paul is linked earlier in the post.
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