My best friend had the beautiful Cleo earlier in the year and I was so happy to be able to design a new blanket crochet pattern for her. Cleo’s Mum (who now has three gorgeous girls) loves all things vintage but not frumpy and so for each new arrival I’ve tried to design something with a vintage and heirloom feel but with a nod to the modern and Cleo’s Cloud Blanket is what I came up with this time.
I went for a subtle cream colour and focussed on adding texture with some really simple stitches to make the blanket easy to make but beautiful to look at.
You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of Cleo’s Cloud Blanket crochet pattern in my stores to download and print.
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I designed the blanket in Sirdar Snuggly DK which is perfect for baby blankets or garments that are made for comfort and cuddling. The entire blanket only took five balls of yarn so is a really budget friendly make.
The yarn is 55% nylon and 45% acrylic, 165m/50g and there are over 40 beautiful shades to choose from!
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Tension and Sizing
The finished blanket measures 75cm by 60cm so is great for using with a moses basket or car seat.
Tension of main pattern – 17st and 10 rows = 10cm x 10cm
Along with the yarn you will also need:
A 4mmcrochet hook
A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
A ch4 at the beginning of a row does count as a stitch.
ch – chain,
ss – slip stitch,
sk – skip,
BL – back loop,
FL – front loop,
rep – repeat,
RS – right side,
FP – front post
Cleo’s Cloud Blanket – A Free Crochet Pattern
UK Stitch Terms:
dc – double crochet,
htr – half treble,
tr – treble,
dtr – double treble,
US Stitch Terms:
sc – single crochet,
hdc – half double crochet,
dc – double crochet,
tr – treble crochet,
In standard UK terms – please refer to the chart for US terminology conversions.
Foundation chain: ch88 [any multiple of 12+4]
Row 1: RS: dc in 2nd ch from hook and each across 
Row 2: FL only – ch4, dtr in each
Row 3: BL only – ch1, ss in each
Row 4: FL only – ch4, dtr in each
Row 5: BL only – ch1, ss in 4, ch5, sk3, dc around next st three rows below, ch5, sk3, *ss in 5, ch5, sk3, dc around next st three rows below, ch5, sk3, rep from * to last 4, ss in last 4
Row 6: FL only – ch4, dtr in 3, dtr in next 7 stitches of two rows below, *dtr in 5, dtr in next 7 stitches of two rows below, rep from * to last 4, dtr in last 4
Row 7: BL only – Rep Row 5
Row 8: FL only – Rep Row 6
Row 9: BL only – Rep Row 5
Row 10: FL only – Rep Row 6
Row 11: BL only- Rep Row 3
Row 12: FL only – Rep Row 4
Row 13: BL only – ch1, ss in 4, ch5, sk3, dc around next st three rows below, ch5, sk3, *ss in 17, ch5, sk3, dc around next st three rows below, ch5, sk3, rep from * to last 4, ss in last 4
Row 14: FL only, Rep Row 4
Row 15: BL only, ch1, ss in 16, ch5, sk3, dc around next st three rows below ch5, sk3, ss in 17, ch5, sk3, dc around next st three rows below, ch5, sk3, ss in 17, ch5, sk3, dc around next st 3 rows below, ch5, sk3, ss in 16
Row 16: FL only – Rep Row 4
Row 17: BL only – Rep Row 13
Row 18: FL only – Rep Row 4
Row 19: BL only – Rep Row 15
Row 20: FL only – Rep Row 4
Row 21: BL only – Rep Row 13
Row 22: FL only – Rep Row 4
Row 23: BL only – Rep Row 15
Row 24: FL only – Rep Row 4
Row 25: BL only – Rep Row 13
Row 26: FL only – Rep Row 4
Rows 27-37: Rep Rows 2-12
Row 38: BL only – ch1, dc in each
Work the border in rounds with RS facing.
Round 1: Join yarn to work along long side first, ch1, *htr in side of dc, 3htr in side of each dtr, htr in side of dc, ch2 (for corner) rotate to work along short side, htr in BL of each, ch2 (for corner), rep from *, ss in 1st to join 
Round 2: ch1, ^FPtr, *htr, FPtr, rep from * to corner, (htr,ch2,htr) in ch2-sp, rep from ^ around, ss in 1st to join 
Round 3: ch1, ^*htr, FPtr, rep from * to corner, (htr,ch2,htr) in ch2-sp, rep from ^ around, FPtr in last, ss in 1st to join 
Round 4: ch2 (counts as stitch), FPtr, ^*htr, FPtr rep from * to corner, (htr,ch2,htr) in ch2-sp, rep from ^ around, FPtr, htr, ss in 1st to join 
Round 5: ch1, dc in BL of each st and ch around, ss in 1st to join 
Weave in all ends to complete.
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Monday 23rd of May 2022
This is such a beautiful, elegant pattern! Thank you for sharing - I can't wait to make it!
Monday 30th of May 2022
My pleasure and I'm so glad you like it! Do let me see yours when you are done :)
Friday 13th of September 2019
The pattern on this blanket is very unique. It reminds me of the blades on those giant windmills that are scattered over huge farm fields and enormous areas of open land throughout the US.
Thursday 12th of September 2019
I first saw this on the Google homepage, and it look nice so I checked it out. I love love this pattern! I would rename this pattern to "Angels in the Clouds," because it looks like angels are angel wings! This is so perfect pattern to make for one of my nieces. But, I want to make it larger into an afghan.