Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Spearmint Baby Blanket

I made this "Spearmint Baby Blanket" for an upcoming baby shower, using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Spearmint Pop and a 6.0mm hook.  I love the colors and the texture created using basic crochet stitches.

This blanket size is perfect to keep your baby warm while in a car seat or a stroller.

Spearmint Baby Blanket Pattern
Size:  Measures approximately 24" x 35"

Materials:
--6.0mm hook
--3 Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Spearmint Pop (245 yds/roll)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single Crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Special Note:
1.  This blanket is worked by placing 3 stitches (SC, HDC, DC) into the same stitch, then skip 2 stitches.
2.  Your foundation chain needs to be a multiple of 3.  For example, make sure you can evenly divide 3 into the number of chains you start with.

Directions:
1.  Ch99.  HDC & DC into the 3rd ch from the hook.  *Sk 2 ch, [SC, HDC & DC] into the next ch,* rep across.  SC in last ch.  Ch1 and turn.
2.  *[SC, HDC & DC] into the first st, sk 2 st,* rep to the end.  SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.
3-61.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 61 (or your desired number of rows), Ch1 and turn.

Border:
1.  SC evenly around the blanket, placing 3 SC st in each corner.
2.  Rep #1.  At the end of Round 2, (or your desired number of rounds), FO and weave ends.

Now, of course, it's easy to adjust to make this bigger.  I only had 3 rolls of this yarn in Spearmint Pop to work with so I chose to make my blanket for a car seat/stroller.  But, you can easily increase the foundation chain by multiples of 3 and add more border rounds.

3 simple stitches as the SC, HDC, & DC into the same stitch creates a beautiful texture that really "pops".

And, here it is in Birthday Cake Pop:

Happy Crocheting...

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--don't use/claim my pics as your own
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9 comments:

  1. In this beautiful pattern, for row two, what is the last stitch that we are instructed to single crochet into? Is it the starting chain 2 or is it the first Hdc that was made?

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  2. You will crochet into the top chain of the chain 2. My apologies for not being more specific on that.

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  3. I'm a very new beginner... I started making this blanket, but I don't think it was looking exactly like the photos. Can you clarify: At the end of Row 2, do we chain any before turning? At the end of Row 61 it says Ch 1 and turn, but it doesn't on Row 2 or for 3-60.

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  4. Lori, yes you chain 1 at the end of each row. I didn’t realize I left that off. My apologies.

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  5. How do you keep the rows the same color? Is there enough yarn to stop color at end of row and start new color for next row all the way through?

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    1. Carol, with one or two of the sweet rolls I didn’t have any problems but on the third roll, I had to manipulate the yarn some to complete my rows in same color. It wasn’t difficult to do but was necessary to keep my color scheme for the rows.

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    2. Thank you! It doesn’t matter to me how much yarn I use or the exact size of the blanket, so I’m going to end at 2 rows per color. I’ll let you know how it works. Maybe it will help for other questions. I really like the look and wanted a striped blanket.

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    3. Yes, please let me know and thank you.

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