Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lacy Baby Blanket, Free Pattern

Today I finally can share the pattern that I promised to many of my readers and fellow crocheters. Sorry, it took me several months to get it written, but please make me some allowance since I’m only an amateur in all this business of pattern writing. I have made my best effort, but of course mistakes are possible.

The artistic credit for this blanket should go to my Mom since it was her original design.


The skill level for this baby blanket probably would be intermediate. However, I have made a very detailed tutorial to help beginning crocheters make this blanket. I’ll start posting it soon.

If you have any questions about the pattern, don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy blanket making!





Update: I now have a very detailed step-by-step tutorial for this blanket available if you need a bit of extra help. Click here to see it. 

This pattern is my (and my mom's) original design. It cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share this pattern, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post. You can use this pattern to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items from this pattern, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet blog (lacycrochet.blogspot.com). Please, respect my work. Thank you!


Finished Size: Approximately 36 by 28 inches


Materials:

Snuggly Wuggly Big by Loops & Threads, 1 ball (1263 yds/1154 m)


Boye Steel Hook Size 1 (note that I used a much smaller hook than recommended for this yarn as I wanted to achieve tighter stitches. I think the pattern looks pretier that way).



Abbreviations


ch chain(s)


sc single crochet(s)


dc double crochet(s)


sl st slip stitch


hdc half double crochet(s)


( ) contains explanatory information


{ } work all enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated


* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as indicated or as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them


When I refer to shell(s) in this pattern, I mean 3 dc made in same space.



Ch 146 loosely.


Row 1: 3 dc in 6th ch from the hook, skip 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, skip 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch* 12 times, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch. Chain 2, turn.


Row 2: 3 dc in next dc, skip 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, skip 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, dc in last dc. Ch 2, turn.


Row 3: same as Row 2.


Row 4: dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (it’s the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc. Ch 2, turn.


Row 5: dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, skip next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. Ch 2, turn.


Row 6: same as Row 5.


Row 7: 3 dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Ch 2, turn.


Repeat Rows 2 through 7 additional 14 times, until you have 91 rows in total.


In the last row don’t make last ch 2 and do not turn.



Trim


Round 1:

Working in end of rows: *ch 1, hdc* in each space across. Make {ch 1, hdc} three times into the corner space.


Wave in the short tail of yarn from the beginning chain.


Working in original chain: *ch 1, hdc into next shell, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space, ch 1, hdc into next shell, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space* across. (You must have 5 hdc per one pattern repeat). Make {ch 1, hdc} three times into the corner space.


Working in end of rows: *ch 1, hdc* in each space across. Make {ch 1, hdc} three times in the corner space.


Working into the last row: *ch 1, hdc into 2nd dc of next shell, ch 1, hdc into space between two shells, ch 1, hdc into 2nd dc of next shell, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space* across. (You must have 5 hdc per one pattern repeat). Make {ch 1, hdc} two times in the corner space. Make a sl st to join with the first hdc.


Round 2:

Ch 4, *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.


Make first corner in the following way: dc in ch-1 space between 1st and 2nd hdc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1.


Continue crocheting *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.


Make second corner in the following way: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1.  


Continue crocheting *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.


Make third corner in the same way as first corner.


Continue crocheting *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.


In the last corner, make (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space. Ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 to join.


Round 3:

Make a round of crab stitches the following way: 1 crab stitch into each ch-1 space and 2 crab stitches into corner spaces. Sl st into space between 2 dc of Round 2.


Round 4:

Make loose ch grabbing each dc of Round 2 around. Sl st into first ch to join. 


Fasten off.

I'm linking this post to Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home,  

45 comments:

  1. Olá,
    Belo ponto! Ficou muito boa a descrição...
    Abraço :-)

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  2. very beautiful blanket! and thanks for the pattern. I would love to make this one for my little one.

    ♥Luanne

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  3. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful pattern! I love crocheting for baby, but I design mostly baby clothes...
    Regards

    Maru
    marumin64.blogspot.com

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  4. It's a lovely pattern! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Beautiful pattern, thanks so much.
    MEredith

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  6. Lovely pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Love them !
    Have a nice week.
    Anna

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  8. Gorgeous blanket! Love the pattern. I would love to try it. Never made a blanket, may be this one would be my first! Thanks! :)

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  10. This is a beautiful stitch and the whole blanket is stunning!!
    Thank you for sharing the pattern.
    xx

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  11. The baby blanket is very cute!

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  13. Simply awesome !!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  15. very very pretty...bookmarked for when i make another baby blanket

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  16. Lovely - but it left me with one question - what is the CRAB stitch?

    Thank you for sharing this!!!

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    1. Crab stitch is a reverse single crochet. I too had to look it up at my trusty bookmark 'Crochet For Dummies'. See :
      http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-crochet-a-reverse-single-crochet-stitch.html

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    2. As Brenda in MN said, it's a reverse single crochet. You can find video tutorials on youtube.

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  17. I can't wait to begin making this blanket, it looks so delicate!
    Thank you for the tutorials and the free patterns.

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  18. Hey lovely blanket and pattern is awesome .......
    Do we have the permission to sell the items made from the pattern.
    Thank you

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    1. Hi! You are welcome to sell finished items made using my patterns. But if somebody asks you about the pattern, please direct them to my blog. Or if you add labels to your items syaing something like "Handmade by...", it would be nice if you could give me (my blog) credit for the pattern. Thank you.

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  19. Beautiful blanket. I'm a beginner, I hope I can figure it out. Thank you for posting it.

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    1. There is a step by step tutorial with lots of pictures if you need extra help:

      http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/search/label/Lacy%20Baby%20Blanket%20Tutorial

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  20. Love this too Olga it's beautiful another must do! thank you for sharing!

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  21. Oh, that is beautiful!!
    Found your site looking for a v-stitch hat (which I am about to attempt!!) and started looking around!
    I love it, and your instructions look nice and detailed for a beginner+ like me!!
    Thank you!
    Mary Anne

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    1. Hi Mary Anne and welcome. I hope you can find useful patterns and tutorials on my blog. And never hesitate to ask if something in a pattern or tutorial doesn't make sense.

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  22. I just started this pattern and so far so good, but then I got to the last part of row one. I do not have enough space for the last two parts of the 12, nor the ending of row 1. I have redone row 1 twice and still came out short. I have triple checked my 146 chain stitches. I do not know what I am doing wrong. I am not a beginner at crocheting either. I have been crocheting for a while. Any tips? Thanks!




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    1. Hi Sarah, the only thing that comes to mind is that you might be skipping more chains. I noticed that when I crochet the chain right after the one I made a stitch into becomes very small and easy to miss. I can't really think about anything else.

      Check out my step-by-step tutorial for this blanket. If it doesn't help and you still have this same problem, take detailed pictures and mail them to me (you can see my e-mail address in my profile). I'll try to help.

      http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/02/lacy-baby-blanket-tutorial-step-1.html

      http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/02/lacy-baby-blanket-step-2.html

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    2. I think I figured it out! I was skipping too many chains. I kept skipping one too many. Now I'm good!

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    3. Great! I'm glad you figured it out!

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  23. Do you have a tutorial for beginners? Some of the techniques I'm not sure how to do.

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    1. Hi Hannah, yes I do have a very detailed tutorial with lots of pictures. You can find it here: http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/search/label/Lacy%20Baby%20Blanket%20Tutorial

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  24. I don't have a size 1 crochet hook. Have you ever used this pattern with a larger hook? I'm wondering just how loose it will be.

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    1. No, I haven't tried this pattern with a larger hook. You can try making a small sample to see how loose it comes out.

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  25. Hi, I really like thus pattern and I will try to make it. Any tips for making it bigger? My daughter is 4 so a baby blanket may be too small.
    Thanks!

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    1. Just start with a bigger chain. This stitch is a multiple of 11 ch, plus 10 for symmetry, plus 4

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    2. What does this mean symmetry?
      Tks!

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  26. Thanks for sharing!
    I usually have no patience for any project bigger than dish cloth but I want to make something to give for friends and family who just welcomed additional member in the family. Will have first attempt using this pattern. I really love how you describe how much yarn is used for the pattern <3
    Thank you...

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    1. Good luck with your blanket. If you'll need additional help with it, you can check out my step-by-step tutorial http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/search/label/Lacy%20Baby%20Blanket%20Tutorial

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful patterns with us all. I think this one is going to have to be my next project it's beautiful....oh and thanks to your mum too :) Kerry

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  28. Thank you for this pattern. It is beautiful. you and your mom are very talented. Will certainly give credits when posted.

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  29. Is there an associated letter for the size 1 crochet hook or is that supposed to be a size I (pronounced "eye"? send to squinter96@yahoo.com thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Tammy, the hook I used is an old steel hook, all it says on it is "made in USA" and "size 1" on the other side. Most of the time I prefer working with smaller than recommended size hooks.
      You can try making small samples with different hooks sizes (start with the one is that is recommended for the yarn you use, and then try smaller sizes). Then you can decide which one you like better.

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  30. Hello,
    Can you please tell me what is the total for the starting pattern chain (17+2) if I wanted to make a bigger blanket?
    Thanks to your mom & to you for sharing and rewrighting the lovely blanket pattern!!!! <3
    (*@o@*)

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