I’ve been very busy over the last few months crocheting baby gifts for my sister’s friends. It seems to be never ending! Not that I’m complaining but really… they just keep coming!
Recently I completed two baby blankets. The first is from this Rick Rack Rainbow Baby Blanket from Red Heart. I followed the pattern completely, except that, as you can see, I only used two colors for the stripes instead of the rainbow pattern. I used Red Heart with Love which made it nice and soft.
I just love the colors and the rippled texture!
The other blanket idea came from a pin that lead to this website. There is no pattern, only pictures. So I, of course, created my own from the pictures!
Sorry the pictures are so bad.
This is a great pattern to use up any scraps you have. It uses 2 balls of the main color (in this case, white) and less than one ball of each of the other colors.
Striped Baby Blanket Pattern Translation
Hook: G, 4mm
Size: I apparently never measured the size, but it’s baby sized 🙂
Notes: You can make your stripes go the other way (longer vertical than horizontal) by decreasing the starting number of chains. Just be sure to keep them in this pattern: multiple of 4 + 1
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hk, 151 HDC, ch 2, turn (152 HDC)
Row 2: DC in next st, 2 DC, ch 1, *skip 1 st, DC in next 3 sts, ch 1* repeat from * until last 4 sts, DC in next 4 sts, ch 2, turn (115 DC)
Row 3: DC in top of previous 3 DC, ch 1, *skip 1 st, DC in next 3 sts, ch 1*, repeat until last 4 sts, DC in next 4 sts , switch colors, ch 2 (115 DC)
Row 4: 1 DC, skip 1 st, *1 DC, DC 2 rows below, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st*, repeat and end with 2 DC, ch 2 (114 DC)
Row 5: DC in top of 2nd DC from previous row, *ch 1, skip 1 st, DC in next 3 sts*, repeat and end with 2 DC, change colors, ch 2 (114 DC)
Row 6: DC in top of 2nd DC from previous row, *DC in ch 1 space two rows down, DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, DC in next st*, repeat and end with 2 DC, ch 2 (114 DC)
Row 7: *DC in top of the 3 DC in previous row, ch 1, skip 1 st*, repeat to end (114 DC)
Repeat this pattern, changing colors every two rows.
Fasten off and weave in ends (lots of them).
I haven’t tested this pattern; however, I did write it as I was crocheting, so hopefully it is as accurate as possible! I also don’t have the blanket with me anymore so it will be difficult to debug if something is wrong. But I’ll do my best if you let me know if you find a mistake.
Both of these blankets are so versatile as far as colors go. You can pretty much do whatever you want – which is just what I love.
Hope you enjoy your week! Go Cards!
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