Today I have a new pattern to share! It's a baby blanket with three simple flowers!
But wait! First, I need to announce the baby dress pattern winners from my previous post. They are:
Anna (first comment)
Cindyzs (cindy zemble stewart/freespiritczs)
I'll email you the pattern promptly!
Ok, and now to the new baby blanket. As always I ask all my readers and blog visitors to respect my work and not repost my pattern or sell it on other websites. You can share one picture on your blog or website with a link to my original pattern. And you are welcome to sell finished items made from my pattern. Thank you!
Finished Measurements: approximately 35 by 30 inches
Skill Level: Beginner
US Hook size G/6 (4.25 MM)
Light worsted yarn, 1260 yards (worsted weight baby yarn will work too)
For the blanket shown above I used Snuggly Wuggly Big by Loops and Threads
Gauge: not important
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
rsc reverse single crochet
* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.
Ch 122 loosely.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch* across. (20 shells)
Row 2: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in same beginning space, *sc in 3rd dc of next dc-5, 5 dc in next sc* across, end with sc in 3rd dc of dc-5, 3 dc in last sc. (19 full shells)
Row 3: ch 1, turn; sc in same beginning space, *5 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd dc of next dc-5* across, end with sc 3rd ch of turning ch-3. (20 shells)
Repeat Rows 2-3 until your blanket is 34 inches long.
Round 1: ch 1 (do not turn), sc evenly around the perimeter of the blanket making 3 sc in each corner space; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 2: ch 1, make another round of sc, 3 sc in corner spaces; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 3: ch 1, rsc in each sc around (here is a good tutorial for reverse single crochet, also known as crab stitch)
Ch 5, join with sl st into a ring.
*Ch 3, 2 tr in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring* five times. Fasten off, but leave a yarn tail long enough to stitch the flower onto the blanket.
And here is a tutorial on how to add the flowers and chain "swirls".
Lay your blanket on a flat surface (I did it on the flour). Place the flowers where you would like to stitch them in the lower right corner of the blanket.
With small pieces of a contrast color yarn, mark the places where the flowers will be stitched on.
Draw the yarn through the fabric in the marked place and chain a "swirl". You need to chain though the fabric, keeping the yarn underneath.
Here is what it looks like on the other side.
Make more "swirls" in the same manner.
Lots of loose ends on the other side.
Weave them in.
Finally stitch on the flowers.
And here you have it!
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