Baby Bright Blanket - Crochet Pattern

 


Beautiful and bright, this baby blanket is the perfect gift for every little one! It also makes a great lap blanket for us bigger kids.

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Yarn

Lion Brand Mandala (5.3 oz / 150 g) - (590 yds / 540 m) 3 cakes in Gnome

Materials / Tools

7 / 4.5 mm Hook

Yarn needle

Difficulty

Intermediate

Finished Size

44 in. (112 cm) X 44 in. (112 cm)

Gauge

In dc - 9 rows and 15 stitches = 4 in (10 cm)

Special Stitches

Treble X Stitch (trx): Skip next st, insert hook into second st and make a tr, next work behind the st you just made, go through the loops of the stitch you skipped and work a tr, - one trx made 

Notes

1. This blanket starts with a small granny square for 3 rounds and then is worked back and forth on 2 sides only.

2. For the main body of the blanket 1 row includes 2 sides. Each row will increase by 4 st, 2 st on side 1 and 2 st on side 2 at the corner.

Instructions

Chain 4, join with sl st to first ch to form loop

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2 join with sl st to top of beg ch 3 – (3 dc on each side, ch 2 sp in each corner)

Round 2: ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to next corner,  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to ch 3, join with sl st into top of ch 3 - (7 dc on each side, ch 2 sp in each corner)

Round 3: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to next corner,  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each st to ch 3, join with sl st into top of ch 3 - (11 dc on each side, ch 2 sp in each corner)

Now switch to rows

Turn and sl st to corner ch 2 sp

Row 1: ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next repeat from * to last st on side 1, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next repeat from * to last st, ch 1, dc in ch 2 sp, (8 dc and 7 ch 1 sp, ch 2 sp, 8 dc and 7 ch 1 sp)

Row 2: ch 3, turn, *dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next st, repeat from * to last st on side 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, *dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next st, repeat from * to end of row (17 dc, ch 2 sp, 17 dc)

Row 3: ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, work trx (see special stitches) to last st on side 1, (trx, ch 2, trx) in ch 2 sp, trx to last st, tr in last st (1 tr, 9 X’s, ch 2 sp, 9 X’s, 1 tr)

Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st to last st (21 dc, ch 2 sp, 21 dc)

Row 5: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st to last st (23 dc, ch 2 sp, 23 dc)

Row 6: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st to last st (25 dc, ch 2 sp, 25 dc)

Row 7: ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), turn, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next repeat from * to last st on side 1, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next repeat from * to last st, ch 1, dc in ch 2 sp, (14 dc and 13 ch 1 sp, ch 2 sp, 14 dc and 13 ch 1 sp)

Row 8: ch 3, turn, *dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next st, repeat from * to last st on side 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, *dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next st, repeat from * to end of row (29 dc, ch 2 sp, 29 dc)

Row 9: ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, work trx (see special stitches) to last st on side 1, (trx, ch 2, trx) in ch 2 sp, trx to last st, tr in last st (1 tr, 15 X’s, ch 2 sp, 15 X’s, 1 tr)

Row 10: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st to last st (33 dc, ch 2 sp, 33 dc)

Row 11: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st to last st (35 dc, ch 2 sp, 35 dc)

Row 12: ch 3, turn, dc in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st to last st (37 dc, ch 2 sp, 37 dc)

Rows 13 -60: Repeat rows 7 – 12 eight more times

Rows 61 – 65: Repeat rows 7 – 11 one more time

Border Foundation Round: ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st across to corner, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, sc in each st across to corner, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, on next side work 2 sc around the post of each dc and 3 sc around the tr to the starting granny square, sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each st to corner, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, sc in each st of granny square side, sc in ch 2 sp, work 2 sc around the post of each dc and 3 sc around the tr to the corner, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, sl st to first sc.

Do not fasten off

Border

Chain 10

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch, hdc in each st (8 st), sl st in next 2 sc (blanket border), turn

Row 2: skip 2 sl st, hdc in BLO in next 7 st, working in both loops 2 hdc in last st, ch 1, turn (9 st)

Row 3: hdc in first st, BLO hdc in next 8 st, sl st in next 2 sc (blanket border), turn

Row 4: skip 2 sl st, hdc in BLO in next 7 st, working in both loops hdc in next st, skip last st, ch 1 turn (8 st)

Row 5: hdc in first st, BLO hdc in next 7 st, sl st in next 2 (blanket border), turn

Repeat rows 2 – 5 until corner


Border Corner (worked in ch 2 sp)

Row 1C: skip 2 sl st, hdc in BLO in next 7 st, working in both loops 2 hdc in last st, ch 1, turn (9 st),

Row 2C: hdc in first st, BLO hdc in next 8 st, 1 sl st in ch 2 sp, turn, skip sl st, hdc in BLO in next 7 st, working in both loops hdc in next st, skip last st, ch 1 turn (8 st),

Row 3C: hdc in first st, BLO hdc in next 7 st, 1 sl st in ch 2 sp, turn, skip sl st, hdc in BLO in next 7 st, working in both loops 2 hdc in last st, ch 1, turn (9 st),

Row 4C: hdc in first st, BLO hdc in next 8 st, 1 sl st in ch 2 sp, turn, skip sl st, hdc in BLO in next 7 st, working in both loops hdc in next st, sk last st, ch 1 turn (8 st),

Row 5C: hdc in first st, BLO hdc in next 7 st, sl st in ch 2 sp, sl st in next sc, turn,

Repeat rows 2 – 5 for each side and 1C - 5C border corner for each corner.

On last row of border, join with sl st to first row. Finish off

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.


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May your stitch count be true and your frogs be few!

Tracee

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