Easy Summer Blanket to Make
With summer winding down, I wanted to get out another summer baby blanket before starting another fall project. In the latest post of the eco-friendly yarn series, the last installment described synthetic yarns which the majority of crocheters use because they’re budget friendly, easy to care for, and are available at most stores, both online and brick and mortar. The yarn that I used to make this blanket is an acrylic blend that works up easily and the border can be a great stash buster.
Candy Creme Baby Blanket
The Candy Creme Baby Blanket is a fun blanket to make. The blanket stitch is a series of staggered double crochet pairs. The stitch is a good pick to make the blanket section stable and it works up quickly. Feel free to add another row for the border with another color, maybe a yellow one to match the blanket color?
Here’s the pattern:
Candy Creme Baby Blanket Pattern
Yarn: Using any worsted weight yarn, two skeins of main color, one ball of each color to be used for the border. Featured blanket used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Yarn in Lemonade and Paintbox Yarns in Bubblegum Pink, Marine Blue, and Lime Green
Hook: 5.0 mm (US H)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure
Gauge: 14 sts x approx 8 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
Finished blanket from pattern A measures 30″ square, from pattern B measures 30″ x 36″
The base section of the pattern uses a staggered double crochet stitch. At row end, be sure to DC in the turning chain to ensure that the sides stay straight
BEG – Beginning
BET – Between
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG – Double Crochet Two Together
PREV – Previous
REM – Remaining
REP – Repeat
RND – Round
SC – Single Crochet
SK – Skip
SL ST – Slip Stitch
SP – Space
TCH – Turning Chain
YO – Yarn Over
DC2TOG: YO, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. (three loops on hook). YO, pull through two loops. (two loops on hook), YO, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop, (four loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops, (three loops will remain on hook), YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook, Ch 1.
Granny Stitch: Three DC in same ST, [skip next 2 CH, 3 DC in next ST] , repeat
Row 1: DC2TOG over 4th and 5th CH from hook. *CH1, DC2TOG by inserting hook in next 2 sc; repeat from * to last ch, CH1, one DC in last CH, turn.
Row 2: CH 3, DC2TOG over 1st and 2nd CH SP, *CH1, DC2TOG by inserting hook in same CH SP as last ST, then in next CH SP, repeat from * working 2nd leg of last DC2TOG under TCH of previous row, CH1, one DC in 3rd CH of same TCH, turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2 for approximately 48 rows for 30″, approximately 58 rows to get to 36″.
When desired length has been reached, finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: Join in corner with color A, *3 SC in corner, sc across*, repeat three times join last st with first ST.
Row 2: CH 3, 2 DC in same ST, [CH 1, 3 DC]repeat to corner then 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in corner CH SP], repeat three times, join with SL ST to top of CH 3 from 1st ST.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
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