The blanket body is worked in rows, turning and changing colors at the end of each row. Then the motifs are worked leaving long tails on Rnd 4 that are then used to whipstitch the motifs to the blanket’s top and bottom edges. I use my favorite method for replacing the first dc of a row–and hence “minding the gap” that often comes with a ch-3 start–by using my “stacked sc” that counts as a dc. You can see how I do it here (option #3) and read the description above. Link of the pattern is below!
Every Bit a Blanket [ FREE CROCHET PATTERN ] downloadable pattern is available here.