The Best Dutch Rose Blanket Ideas and Colorways

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Crochet Dutch Rose Blanket has caught my eye the moment I saw it, but its various realizations were what cemented my love for it. Rachele Carmona from Cypress Textiles came up with many stunning designs in her creative career and this project is no exception.

Believe it or not, but it’s suitable for beginners!

If you’ve been following my Recommendation Series, you may have noticed that I write a lot about crochet stitches. This time, though, I’ve yet again decided to focus on a specific blanket design and its many beautiful versions.

To learn more about iconic crochet designs, check out my other articles on particular projects – I’ve already covered 6 Day Kid Blanket, Dune BlanketNature’s Walk CAL, or Sophie’s Universe.

hexagons and rows

First things first – to learn more about Dutch Rose Blanket, I recommend you visiting cypresstextiles.net, because that’s where you will find all the informations you need! Rachele created one of the most comprehensive guides I’ve ever seen, so be sure to check it out. Written pattern for this project is accompanied by diagrams, video tutorials and tips for adjusting the size.

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.

Dutch Rose Blanket

Original throw measures 36×45 in (which translates to roughly 90×115 cm), but if you want to make it bigger, Rachele’s tips will guide you how to do it.

The blanket consists of decorative hexagons in two designs – one with a flower motif, and one granny-inspired. There are also half-hexagons to square off the design and diagonal corner piece made with rows of simple stitches. You work the pieces individually, then join them together, and in the end you add a border.

Once you’re finished, the blanket should be blocked, so that it’s nice and even.

Materials

Rachele’s original project uses Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn, which is a blend of cotton and acrylic yarn. If you choose the same yarn weight, author recommends using 3.75mm crochet hook with it, as well as keeping tapestry needle at hand for weaving in ends.

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I loved researching Dutch Rose 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 Dutch Rose Blanket, which is available as free crochet pattern, and was designed by Rachele Carmona. Links to her website and other useful info are in the first part of this article!

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by Sanofer A

Sanofer’s blanket would be yet another version of this popular pattern, but she decided to make it special. I’m a big fan of black joining, because it creates stained-glass effect. Can you see stunning color changes of Lion Brand Mandala yarn in the hexagons? They pop, because they are divided with contrasting join. Stunning!

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by Laura

Dreamy palette of rosy hues is what makes Laura’s blanket stand out. Addition of gray and cream balances out the pinks, but doesn’t make it boring or sad. In the bottom photo you can see work in progress, and in the top one finished blanket. This creation would be a crown jewel of any bedroom!

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

You may also like my article about The Best Crochet Flower Pattern Ideas and Inspiration.

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by Katy’s Crochet

Katy’s version uses Scheepjes Stonewashed yarn, just like the original, but in much more vivid color selection. As you can see, it works beautifully! Solid colors for rose hexagons and color changes for granny ones make this version eye-catching and interesting.

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by 7lilsheep

Author of this blanket kept it even though she had no plans for a baby at the time, simply because she liked it so much. I must admit that the color palette is gorgeous, so there’s no surprise about this decision! Little pom-pom buddies you can see in the photos are not a part of this blanket, but what do you think about adding little appliques to some of the roses? It would be cute!

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

You may also like my article about Basket Weave Stitch Ideas.

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by Margotchien

Margotchien decided to use up leftover yarns and ended up with this stunning golden-brown blanket. Subtle color changes within the skeins are nicely visible in the top photo, so don’t be afraid to use artisan yarns for this project. This blanket evokes late summer vibes, but will transition into the fall and winter beautifully.

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by Haekelfieber-AT

Designer behind the name Haekelfieber-AT chose just three colors, but combined them in such a way that makes the most of Rachele’s pattern. Colors appear singularily or in combinations. As you can see, the strength of this colorway is in the contrasts.

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

You may also like this tutorial: How To Crochet Granny Stripe Stitch

Dutch Rose Blanket Version by alsommer

I simply had to include alsommer’s version of this blanket, because it really stands out! Not only is this blanket square, but also doesn’t feature diagonal row-by-row element. Author focused on simplicity, which in this case means one color per hexagon and delicate edging. If you are a fan of geometric designs, take a look at the photo below and get inspired!

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

Amelia’s Rose Garden Version by Mama Cheryl Knits

Dusty rose palette of Mama Cheryl’s blanket is perfect for every woman – for a little girl or an adult. Subtle color changes and occasional green hue make it very pleasant to look at, because it resembles soft flowers. Three-dimensional rose element adds necessary structure to this otherwise quite simple project.

Find this free crochet pattern on cypresstextiles.net, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

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