Thursday, August 30, 2018

Taffy Blues Baby Blanket

How cute is this “Taffy Blues” Baby Blanket?  I crocheted it within a few days, using the C2C method of crocheting for the blanket portion and then added a border.  The blanket portion uses 4 of Yarn Bee’s Sugarwheels.  The 5th one is for the border and uses less than half.  The remainder would be great to make matching accessories — a hat, booties, bib, etc...

I’m not affiliated with Yarn Bee in any form or fashion but I have to say I love working with the Sugarwheel yarns.  The gradual color changes makes for beautiful projects.  Check out my Forestry C2C Blanket in “Gelato is My Motto” — varying shades of greens that is simply gorgeous.  Here’s the LINK for the FREE pattern...

Taffy Blues Baby Blanket
Size:  Approximately 39” x 39”

—6.0mm hook
—(5) Yarn Bee’s Sugarwheel in “Taffy Happy”
—tapestry needle for weaving

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

Special Note:
The blanket portion is made using the C-2-C (Corner-2-Corner) method with HDC st and ch 5.

Blanket portion:
1.  I used 2 Sugarwheels for increase rows.  (54)
2.  I then used 2 Sugarwheels for the decrease rows.
1.  Join yarn in any st with a sl st and Ch1.  SC in same st and in each st around, placing 3 SC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st.
2.  Ch 4 (counts as first TC).  SC in the next 2 st.  TC in next st.  SC in the next 2 st.  TC in next st.  SC in the next 2 st.  Sk a st.  DC in the next 3 st.  TC into the skipped st.  Then start steps again:  *TC in the next st, SC in next 2 st (rep this 3 times), then sk next st, DC into the next 3 st and go back and place a TC into the skipped st.* Rep from * to * around the blanket, placing 3 TC st in each corner.  (Note: if for some reason, the pattern isn’t working out evenly with your number of stitches, then you can adjust the repeats accordingly to make it work by adding an extra SC st, if needed...)

The varying shades of blue in this blanket are simply gorgeous.  This project worked up fairly quickly and makes a great gift for any little boy.

Happy Crocheting...

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