August 2, 2013

Easy Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

I wanted to make a baby blanket for a gift and I couldn't find something that I liked so I improvised. I thought it turned out really well so I thought I'd share it. Below the pattern is a video I made to sort of give some hints. Maybe next time, I'll record the entire process. Of course, if I had done that with this blanket, I'm not sure it would have ever got uploaded to Youtube! This one seemed to take forever! Anyway, enjoy the pattern!

ETA: I put the pattern on Ravelry in case anyone is interested. I would love to see what others are doing with it. :) Here's a link to the page.



Easy Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

Final Measurements

Approx. 41" x 28"

Gauge

8 stitches x 6 rows = 4 inches

Materials

Size N (10mm) Crochet Hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
Color A:  Caron One Pound in Soft Sage 580
Color B:  Caron One Pound in Pale Green 587
Color C:  Vanna's Choice in Dusty Purple 146

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain Stitch
Hdc = Half Double Crochet Stitch

Instructions

Using 1 strand Color A and Color B, Chain 80 loosely.

Row 1:  Starting with 3rd chain from the hook, hdc across (77 stitches). Ch 2. Turn.
Rows 2-4:  Work 77 hdc. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 5:  Work 77 hdc. Before pulling through last pass on last stitch, join 2 strands of Color C. Ch 2. Turn.
Rows 6-7:  Work 77 hdc. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 8:  Work 77 hdc. Before pulling through last pass on last stitch, join 1 strand each of Color A and Color B. Ch 2. Turn.
Rows 8-36:  Work 77 hdc. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 37:  Work 77 hdc. Before pulling through last pass on last stitch, join 2 strands of Color C. Ch 2. Turn.
Rows 38-39:  Work 77 hdc. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 40:  Work 77 hdc. Before pulling through last pass on last stitch, join 1 strand each of Color A and Color B. Ch 2. Turn
Rows 41-44:  Work 77 hdc. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 45:  Work 77 hdc. Bind off and weave in ends.



4 comments:

  1. Hi Claudie! I have a question- I'm assuming colors A & B are different, but it looks like there are only 2 different colors in your blanket here. Am I mistaken?
    I love your pattern and blanket- btw!
    Thanks,
    Danette

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    1. Hey, Danette! Color A is a soft sage and Color B is pale green so they are different colors, but similar so they might not be showing up that distinctly on your screen. If you watch the video below the pattern, I do a closeup of the yarn at around 20 seconds in and a little further in I show the skeins of yarn themselves. I hope that helps! :)

      P.S. I'm really glad you like it!

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  2. That was a great pattern, thanks for sharing ! I love the color combination.

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  3. Hi. I love your patterns. I just finished your chevron blanket for my niece and am doing this one for my nephew but the 80 chains look too small. Would 120 chains work or would I have to to 160?

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