Today’s post is a little bit different than all the others because I decided to focus on a specific project, not a stitch. I’ve seen so many stunning versions of Nature’s Walk CAL blankets, that it seemed appropriate to share them with you and give you a little bit of inspiration. I’ve had this project in mind for months now, and I think that after this research I’m ready to try it myself!
Free crochet pattern in both US and UK terms is available on Ravelry. In addition to this, you can find a lot of information on Sandra’s website Cherry Heart, for example in this post. Grab your crochet hook and let’s dive in!
Romantic and Classy
This romantic design will look lovely in your living room or bedroom and must be a true pleasure to make. Squares were created using the filet technique, one of the most classic and easy crochet styles there are. The finished blanket is 117 x 148 cm (46 x 58”).
You can purchase Color Packs for this project in three different color styles chosen by the author. These packs consist of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn, which is a combination of cotton and acrylic. The suggested crochet hook for this project is 3.5mm, but if you use a different yarn, be sure to choose the tools that will help you obtain the correct gauge.
talking about stitches…
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Dive into the world of beautiful delicate crochet squares and lacy edgings! Subtle color schemes are perfect for this project because the modules are inspired by nature. Berries, leaves, flower buds, or stars – this blanket has it all. I chose the most beautiful projects from all over the Internet, so get inspired with me!
I will not link the original pattern below each picture, because you can find a TON of resources in the first part of this article. When in doubt, go there!
Nature’s Walk CAL by Ellysewposh
One of the most classic palettes for this project is also the most popular one, but I must admit it looks great in its simplicity. The author of the version you see below used recommended Sheepjes Stonewashed yarn, and you can see beautiful little changes of color in the bottom photo.
photos by Ellysewposh on ravelry.com
The link to the free pattern is available in the first part of the article.
Nature’s Walk CAL by Kate of variable_difference
Kate decided to go for the subdued but still juicy colors of Sheepjes Stone Washed. This amazing yarn creates a slightly rustic look, which is perfect for this pattern. Check out the Ravelry page of this project, as well as Kate’s Etsy shop.
photo by @variable_difference on Instagram.com
Nature’s Walk CAL by Zeba Mohsin of Hook to Loop
The deep colors of berries and leaves remind me of a bountiful forest floor, so if you like long walks, go for this palette. Contrasting join gives this blanket a lot of character. Check out the Ravelry page of this project and follow Zeba on Instagram for more inspiration!
photos by @hooktoloop on Instagram.com
Links to the original pattern are in the first part of the article.
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by Ashley Schneider
Dyeing your own yarn is the next level of coolness in the crochet world. Ashley is one of those VIPs and creates the most magnificent colorways. What you can see below is Sandra Paul’s iconic blanket pattern in Ashley’s worsted-weight artisan yarn. The colors she used are called Sandstone, Redwood, Vermillion, and Walnut – the perfect autumnal shades.
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by VSteph
These lacy squares remind me of colorful autumnal foliage – a little bit of green and brown, with specks of rusty red and gold. As you may see, the stone-washed yarn creates beautiful color changes within each element. This rustic look will fit especially vintage-inspired interiors, but consider adding it to a modern or minimalistic one as well.
photos by VSteph on ravelry.com
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by Little Paws Crochet
I couldn’t resist including one more classic version of this blanket, and that’s because this particular one is exquisitely made. I’m a big fan of Little Paws Crochet’s projects – the colors, the craftsmanship, the photos! Let the closeups help you decide if this blanket pattern is for you, but remember that these squares are very easy to make.
photos by Little Paws Crochet on ravelry.com
Nature’s Walk CAL by Whiskers and Wool
I absolutely love this color scheme, because it’s delicate, sophisticated, and modern. I can imagine this blanket in a contemporary nursery or elegant bedroom. See more of Haylie’s designs on her Instagram.
photos by @whiskers.and.wool on Instagram.com
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by blomulldesign
This subtle color combination will work perfectly both in boys’ and girls’ nurseries because dusty pastels are neutral. Crocheter behind blomulldesign Instagram page decided to use white yarn for joining and for the delicate border, and you must admit that this effect is lovely! Take a look at the photos below to see for yourself how nice this lacy blanket is.
Find the original pattern linked at the beginning of this post.
Nature’s Walk CAL by Letty of Letty’s Handquarters
Why not go for classic neutrals? Letty knows that this color palette will look elegant in any interior. Creams, lilacs, and dusty mint work great together. For more information, check out the Ravelry page of this project and follow Letty on Instagram!
photos by @lettys_handquarters on Instagram.com
Romantic Color Palettes
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by stephb68
I’m a big fan of Steph’s lacy crochet bedspread because it’s a true work of art. Not only is it beautifully showcased on the king-sized bed but also features the whole set of intricate lacy motifs from Sandra’s original pattern. The colors remind me of the flowers enchanted in ice – their colors subdued and frosty. Isn’t it the perfect colorway for a wintry blanket?
photos by stephb68 on ravelry.com
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by LaPichardo73
The balance of shapes and colors is everything when it comes to crochet square blankets. Each individual element has to have its own place, even if it looks random at first glance. In this case, the classic pink and green combination was enhanced by the addition of dark brown. It’s a surprising move, but very much needed – it breaks up the ‘sweetness’ of the pastel shades and makes the project more interesting.
photos by LaPichardo73 on ravelry.com
Rose Cottage Blanket by clumsycraftlady
Subtle color changes of stonewashed yarn are one thing, but artisan yarn is a different story. As you can see in the pictures, squares in this version feature delicate ombre effects and interesting color spots. Crocheter behind Clumsy Craft Lady used natural beige yarn to join all of them together so that it has true vintage vibes. The squares are lovely, but just look at this scalloped edging!
photos by clumsycraftlady on ravelry.com
Remember, that links to the original pattern are at the beginning of this article.
Girly Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by knitnotes
Who said that you have to follow the pattern as it is? If you are a seasoned crocheter, or just like some squares more than the other, make your own version. The maker behind knitnotes chose one lacy square and made it in many different pastel colors and it works so nicely! You can do that easily because they are all the same size.
photos by knitnotes on ravelry.com
Nature’s Walk CAL by Gumleaf_Crochet
Isn’t this border stunning? Little filet hearts are a beautiful addition to this elegant blanket. Pinks and blues look great together, and sunny yellows pop like vibrant flowers. Get inspired by this colorway and see more on Jill’s Instagram page.
photos by @gumleaf_crochet on Instagram.com
Look for this free pattern in the first part of the article.
Nature’s Walk CAL by jennifers_crochet
This color scheme combines warm and cold hues in the most beautiful way – like a meadow full of pink and blue flowers. The project itself looks vintage, but the palette is interesting and modern. See more on Jennifer’s Instagram linked below!
photos by @jennifers_crochet on Instagram.com
Nature’s Walk CAL by Deb Hickman of Tinkhickman
The beautiful colors of these squares make me want to grab my crochet hook and start immediately! Deb went for subdued colors that work perfectly together. It will be a stunning, sophisticated blanket. Check out the Ravelry page of this project so you can get more info, and follow Deb on Instagram.
To access the original free pattern, please go back to the beginning of this article.
Bold and Vibrant
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by bean_crochet
We already know that Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn is one of the best choices for this project, but the colorway is all up to you. When I look at the pink and green in the photos, I’m instantly reminded of the fresh spring nature. What’s interesting here, is the fact that the crocheter behind Bean Crochet used Sandra’s bonus square patterns. The link is below the picture.
Purchase 6 bonus crochet square patterns for Nature’s Walk blanket through ravelry.com.
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by MissFoliage
While most of the projects feature pastel and whimsical colorways, this project is all about fun and colors. Juicy reds, yellows, violets, and vibrant greens – that’s what it’s all about. Nature’s Walk blanket can become an energetic addition to your baby’s room and I am sure you’ll have a ton of fun making it.
photos by MissFoliage on ravelry.com
Nature’s Walk CAL by Harlow Monroe Handmade
Are you more of a free spirit, who likes to go your own way? Well, if so, this colorful proposition by Kerrie can be a great inspiration for your version of this classic blanket. This color scheme is vibrant and fun, so try it if you like surrounding yourself with cheerful accessories. Take a look below to see which way you prefer – mixed or orderly organized?
Nature’s Walk CAL by Yarn Time Now
Combining pastel colors with dark hues is actually a great way to achieve a cohesive palette. The crocheter behind Yarn Time Now decided to put together rusty tones, greys, and pinks – you can see below how great is the final result! White join is a perfect accent because it ties all colors together.
To make this project, please go to the original free pattern – it is linked in the first part of this post.
Blues and Greens
Nature’s Walk CAL by hobbydingen
The colors of the ocean are always a good idea, especially in such romantic projects as this blanket, so keep it in mind! This lovely palette will be a perfect fit for rustic and minimalist interiors because it’s versatile and classy. Nautical style looks great in bedrooms because they need calm colors to create a relaxing environment.
photos by hobbydingen on ravelry.com
Unusual Color Combos
Nature’s Walk CAL by CraftyRabbitHole
Why not go for neutrals? Beautiful version of this blanket, which you can see below was created entirely with shades of grey and black. It works fantastic because it’s timeless and versatile. It will look great in modern interiors, as well as in classic ones, so try it if you are not a fan of colorful designs.
photos by CraftyRabbitHole on ravelry.com
Nature’s Walk Blanket Version by carolann03038
Now this version by carolann03038, which you can see in the photos, is a nice example of how this project can look when made with scraps of yarn. You can easily use up any leftovers you have in your stash, but remember to choose the same yarn weight.
photos by carolann03038 on ravelry.com
Look for links in the first part of the article, because that’s where I linked the original pattern.
Nature’s Walk Blanket in Red & Off White by Jamiepilar
Isn’t it fun? This amazing version by Jamiepilar looks nothing like the romantic original, but it has its own vibe and flavor. Off-white and red is a classic Christmas-sy combo, however, one can argue that it will look playful all year long! I can see it in the kids’ rooms, or as a bedspread because it’s eye-catching and will definitely be a showpiece.
photos by jamiepilar on ravelry.com
That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!
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