Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Baby Blanket in Variegated Yarn, Free Pattern



This is the seventh baby blanket I’ve made this year. I used Bernat Baby Sport yarn, and my blanket came out very light and airy. I think it’s perfect for babies born in summer as it is not as warm as blankets made with worsted yarn.




The edging is quite simple; it’s only one round of single crochets. The reason for that is that I didn’t have enough yarn to make a fancier edging. This blanket took exactly one ball of yarn (892 yds/8.5 oz), and I only had a few yards of yarn left.

But I think even with a simple border, the lacy stitch and variegated yarn make this blanket quite lovely.

The stitch pattern is very easy and quick to work. In fact, I made this baby blanket in only three days.




This pattern is my 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!


Skill Level: Easy


Approximately 32 inches (81 cm) square.



Bernat Baby Sport, Tiny Tulips, 1 ball (892 yds/816 m)


US Crochet Hook Size E/4 (3.50 MM). This is not the recommended hook for this yarn, but I like using smaller size hooks, so that my stitches come out a bit tighter.



Ch 141 loosely.



Row 1: (4dc, ch 3, dc) all in 5th ch from hook, *skip 5 ch, (4 dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch* across, dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.



Row 2: *(4 dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-3 space* across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn.



Repeat Row 2 until you have 56 rows in total. Don’t make turning ch 3 in last row.



Trim:



Working in last row: Ch 1, turn. *3 sc in next ch-3 space, skip next dc, 2 sc in next 2 dc* across.



Working in end of rows: *3 sc in next end of row, 2 sc in next end of row* across. Make 5 dc in corner space.



Working in original chain: *sc in next space where 4 dc of Row 1 where made, 4 sc in next ch-space* across. Make 4 dc in corner space.



Working in end of rows: *3 sc in next end of row, 2 sc in next end of row* across. Sl st to join the round.



Fasten off.



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32 comments:

  1. Love this! Living in Florida light lacy blankets are a big hit. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Very beautiful pattern again! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Ольга, красивое получилось одеяло из красивой пряжи!

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  4. I love that yarn! Tiny Tulips color? :) Beautiful blanket and pattern Olga!

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  5. Very pretty olga !!! I luv the color

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  6. Really pretty! Thanks for linking with TTF!

    Linda

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  7. I made this and it was the hit of the baby shower

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  8. It's very pretty Olga, I will have to make one thanks for the pattern! so we have both been making lace you with your crochet and me with my knitting :)

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  9. Lovely! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, so happy to have you as a regular!

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  10. Olga, this is beautiful. You do a very nice job. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  11. I just love this idea for a baby shower. You lacy crochet baby blanket is just beautiful, any new mom would love to have it. In fact anybody would love this design. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. Hi, I am a new crocheter. I love this blanket and would like to make this for my sister who is expecting her first baby, but I would like to make it slightly bigger. Is it possible to increase the size by increasing the original number of chain stitches? Any assistance will be much appreciated!

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    1. Hi Ginger, yes you can increase the original chain. This stitch is a multiple of 6 plus 3, so you can increase your chain either by 6, 12, 18, or 24.

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    2. Olga, I adore this blanket! Like Ginger, I would like to make it bigger. Your description of how many chains to add confuses me, though. Wouldn't a multiple of six plus three be an increase of 9, 15, 21, or 27? I'm hoping to make the blanket approximately 38 inches across, would 171 chains work for this pattern?

      Thanks so much, I can't wait to get started :) I just finished my very first baby blanket using a ripple pattern and am excited to do another with a different pattern!

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    3. Since the "plus three" is already included in the original amount of chains (which was 141), you only increase by a multiple of 6.
      Anyway, ch 171 will work!
      Good luck making your blanket!

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    4. Hi Olga! I swear I did the math about 10 times and it didn't work out, but then I did it again that evening and figured out that you were right :) Hope you weren't offended, I just didn't want to mess up! I am now 10 rows into my blanket and made it 177 chains across! My yarn is Bernat Baby Sport Lilac Bouquet, it's very pretty variegated white, blue, lavender, and gray. Yours definitely looks nicer than mine so far, I'm hoping mine will look better when it gets bigger or gets the edging added. My yarn has a higher amount of color contrast between the white and the dark-ish blue and it kind of confuses the eyes and makes the pattern of the alternating shell-things hard to see. Hopefully it will not look as messy later! This is definitely my own issue and nothing with your lovely pattern, which has been very easy to follow :)

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  13. Thanks Olga for sharing this lovely pattern :) it is so different ... And so easy

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  14. Crocheted this in Funny Prints and like how soothing the pattern is in blue and green. Want to try making a hat with matching "lacey" brim next :-)

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  15. I am making this blanket for my grand daughter that's yet to be born. She'll be in California, so I think this will be a great weight! Easy easy to work up, so far. Thank you for the great instructions.

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  16. I'm making this blanket for my niece - It's going very well, but I have a quick question: By "56 rows total" is that counting the original chain? I think it's not, but I'm new to crochet and wanted to make sure. Also, if I wanted to make it longer by adding extra rows, to I need to add by multiple of three? Thanks so much for this darling pattern, and for your help!

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    1. Hi Angela, yes, the original chain doesn't count. If you want to make the blanket longer, repeat row 2 until desired length, only make sure your final amount of rows is even (divisible by 2).

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  17. This blanket is so pretty! Can't wait to make it! Only question I have is for row 2 (and every other row) do I do all the stitches in the first of the chain 3 stitches or the 3rd of the chain 3? Thank you not sure which oneT

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  18. I just finished this blanket and started the edging. The two long sides and starting chain look fine, but the top row of single crochet is very wavy and unbalanced. Have I missed something in the instructions, or can you give me some additional guidance please? Many thanks for sharing this pattern!

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  19. Having a problem with the 1st row. I'm ending up with 23 clusters and 4 stitches at the end. This doesn't seem right. I've tried a few times and end up with the same thing. I'm skipping 5 chains and going into the 6 th chain before each cluster. Is that right?

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    1. I am having the same problem..Did you figure out how to fix? Started this blanket today...

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  20. I have about 860 yards of fingering yarn I've spun up myself to use. I was thinking of adding an edging to the appropriate baby gender when I find out. This is a lovely pattern!

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  21. My mother gave me alot of my grandmothers Workbasket magazines. This pattern is in one from 1957. Only differnce is the one pattern Workbasket was a full size afghan with side directions to make it smaller. It is called Shells and Chain. I have made a ton of baby blankets from that pattern.

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  22. On the first row when you get to the end should there be 6 chains left and you make the dc in the last chain?

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  23. Beautiful blanket. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. Thankyou for this pattern ...But I have to choose another pattern as I made this for four different friends of my daughters who where expecting babies not knowing they would all meet for a mums group ...and all with the same blanket but different colours as per sex of their baby....but I absolutely love this design....

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