Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: The Littlest Princess (or Prince) Baby Blanket



My husband's friend just had a baby girl and I whipped this up for that sweet, new bundle of joy.  I love the texture of the middle portion and the lines of the border that you get by working in the back loops only.



You can make this blanket as big or small as you want.  Use any yarn and corresponding hook that you would like, start with a beginning chain that is a multiple of 2 + 1 and make it as wide as you would like then repeat row 2 to reach your desired length.  Follow the border as specified.

Even though I have this pictured in pink for a baby girl, it would be great for a baby boy too.  I'm planning on making one in gray and one in navy for baby boys that are due to arrive soon.

This would even be great in a bigger size for as a throw.

Materials needed:
• 5.00MM crochet hook
• Cascade Yarns Pacific- Used here: 3 skeins of 06 Baby Pink
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends 


Gauge:
• 8 hdc= 2 inches


Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• dc= double crochet
• sl st= slip stitch
• BLO= back loop only


Finished size:
• 24" by 28"



Blanket:
1: Ch 77, sc in the 4th ch from hook, dc, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

2: Turn, Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), skip the 1st stitch, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across, the last dc will be made in the top ch of beginning ch 3.

NOTE: Make sure you are making sc in the sc of the previous row and dc in the dc of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until you reach 24".  Make sure as you go along that you are making all of your sc into sc and all of your dc into dc.

Border:
1: Ch 1, make the first corner by making (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, then hdc evenly down the long side of the blanket, when you reach the corner (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, hdc across the short side of the blanket, when you reach the corner (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, hdc evenly up the long side, when you reach the corner (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, hdc across the short side of the blanket, join to the 1st hdc with a sl st.

2: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each stitch around except at the corner where you will make (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the ch 3 space of the row below.

3: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each stitch around except at the corner where you will make (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the ch 3 space of the row below.

4: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each stitch around except at the corner where you will make (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the ch 3 space of the row below.




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2 comments:

  1. I just love that blanket I have a lot of granddaughters and I just know they well love it to. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us. And the dolls patterns are just as pretty I can see my self making some of them as well. Thank you and I think you do a great job on your patterns.

    Liz Snelling

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    1. Hi Liz, Thank you so very much for your kind comments! I am so glad that you like my patterns! Please enjoy! Jessica

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