Dune Blanket Ideas – The Most Beautiful Versions

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When we are talking about iconic designs, Dune Blanket by Lucy of Attic 24 is definitely one of them! Beautiful shell stitch variation works perfectly with original colorway, but – as you will soon see – other color combinations bring out the unexpected.

If you’ve been following my Recommendation Series, you may have noticed that crochet stitches are my main territory of interest! This time, though, I couldn’t help myself and decided to focus on this particular blanket design and its many lovely versions.

To learn more about iconic crochet designs, check out my other articles on particular projects – I’ve already covered 6 Day Kid Blanket, Nature’s Walk CAL, or Sophie’s Universe, to name a few!

Looking good? Great, let’s start our explorations!

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First things first – to learn more about Dune Blanket, I recommend you visiting attic24.typepad.com, because that’s where you will find all the informations you need! Lucy created a comprehensive knowledge base that will help you make your own version of this blanket, so be sure to check it out.

To learn even more, head to project’s page on ravelry.com, where you can see projects by other users, or join in a discussion.

Materials and Colorway

If you like original colorway, you can purchase the whole Stylecraft Yarn Pack on woolwarehouse.co.uk, which was curated by Lucy herself! Isn’t it cool? All 15 colors will be delivered straight to you, along with ten-page pattern, so that there’s nothing else you need to do but start.

This beach-inspired colorway is lovely, but in the next part of the article you will see that there are as many ideas as there are crocheters! Be sure to always work with colors and materials you feel the connection with.

Dune Blanket

Final size of the blanket is 120 x 180 cm (47″ x 71″), but it’s easy to change the size if you want. It will be nice as a baby blanket, or an everyday throw.

This pattern is worked in repeatable rows, so it’s perfect for beginners! If you like meditative projects, this one will make you dive deep – and the effect will be stunning.

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Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. On top of that, my list of Stitch Series is still growing! For example, check out my article on Clamshell Stitch Ideas!

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Explore the article I wrote about Crochet in Details, because it’s full of cool ideas!

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I loved researching Dune Blanket versions, so I hope that you will like my selection! Dive into the world of inspiring colorways and see how many different effects you can achieve, even when you work with the same pattern.

All the projects you see below are based on Dune Blanket, which is available as free crochet pattern, and was designed by Lucy of Attic 24. Links to her website and other useful info are in the first part of this article! 

Classic Dune Blanket Versions

Dune Blanket Version by Katie Creates UK

When I imagine the summer spent on the shore, I can see iridescent sparkles and shells under my feet. That’s exactly what this blanket makes me think about, because we can find here not only deep blues and greens, but also golden sandy hues and pinks. As you can see in the photos, Katie did a fantastic job with the color flow, so keep it as an inspiration!

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Dune Blanket Version by Carla Brown

Pastels and dusty hues go very well together, and Carla knows it well! She decided to use a curated color pack by Lucy, which I mentioned earlier in the article, so check it out if you missed it! As this palette is not exactly girly, nor it is filled with baby colors only, I am sure it will fit right into any sophisticated living room or patio.

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Vibrant Dune Blanket Ideas

Daffodil Garden – Dune Blanket Version by inknittingnews

This colorway fits right into the spring theme, right? Yellows and greens of daffodils work perfectly together, just as the nature wanted them to. Now look at the picture closely, because there you can see that this blanket is in fact made with multicolored yarn. Crocheter behind inknittingnews cleverly went for one big yarn cake instead of weaving in ends – a great idea, if you ask me!

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Dune Blanket Version by Little Paws Crochet

If you are deep immersed with all things crochet, you may feel a little familiarity with this colorway – and you would be right! Crocheter behind Little Paws Crochet decided to employ the palette from another lovely design by Lucy – Sweet Pea Blanket. Just take a look at the photos below and tell me it’s not just fabulous!

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Dune Blanket Version by Brigithaakt

When I first saw this version by Brigit, I couldn’t stop smiling! It’s the most cheerful, but still very well balanced palette. Shades of pink are intertwined with red, yellow and cream tones, and I can’t really pinpoint if it reminds me more of flowers, or layers of fruity jelly! Please take a close look at the pictures below, because this version is just stunning.

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Dune Blanket Version 2 by Little Paws Crochet

Another lovely version by Little Paws Crochet features a more classic, but still energetic palette – a rainbow! If you are a fan of such vibrant designs, this one will be right up your alley. As you can see in the photos, the colors have a nice flow and work beautifully with shell stitch.

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

You may also like this tutorial: How to Crochet Alpine Stitch

Dune Blanket Version by milli_crea

Now let’s try something else, shall we? Crocheter behind milli_crea decided to go for just five colors – all of them dusty and sophisticated. Irregular stripes are not easy to pull off nicely, so I’m very impressed with the final result here! Take a peek below and see for yourself, because the alignment of every hue looks as if it was planned in advance.

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Delicate Dune Blanket Ideas

Dune Blanket Version by orgu_hazinesi_42

If all you could think about is “but what about all these ends???”, I have a good news for you, but first take a look at the picture below. You can make a lovely shell blanket with just three colors – there, I said it! You don’t need to go for the whole rainbow for the effect to be lovely. Orgu_hazinesi_42 proves it with every blanket they make. What’s more to this project? A nice scalloped edging, of course!

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Dune Blanket Version by Love Crochet by Elaine

I am so very much into dusty palettes, I can’t even tell you! This one made me stop immediately, because it is sophisticated and eye-catching. When you take a closer look at the photo below, you will see that colors are not repeated uniformly, but rather that there’s some variation. What ties them all together, though, is the fact, that the darkest color – dusty blue – shows up every five rows. Clever!

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Dune Blanket Version by cannycrafterne

Do you dream about the beach, warm sand and humming sea? Well, you can keep the memory of summer with this cute seashore palette. Cannycrafterne went for a classic blanket trick – start with sandy hues and then transfer into blues, creating the illusion of a shore. You can see how it works in the photos below!

Link to original free crochet pattern is in the first part of this article, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

You may also like this article: Nature’s Walk CAL Ideas

Unusual Versions of Catherine Wheel Stitch

Squared Dune Blanket Version by Frank and Rosie

Shell stitch used in original Dune Blanket is not totally original, but that’s a common thing! Crocheter behind Frank and Rosie went for a squared version of this stitch, which you can find under many names. What’s important, though, is that they kept the original colorway designed by Lucy – and I must admit that it works beautifully here! Take a peek below, see for yourself and let me know in the comments which version do you like the most!

There are many different designs that use shell stitches similar to Dune Blanket, for example Beautiful Shells Blanket by Lahoma Jayne Nally. Click the link for free crochet pattern!

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