6-Day Kid Blanket by Betty McKnit

6-Day Kid Blanket

April 2008
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches and 1.5 rows = 1 inch
in double crochet (US)
5.5 mm (I)
1140 - 1148 yards (1042 - 1050 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for free.

Thank you for all the love you have shown the 6-Day Kid Blanket. I hope your blankets keep you and your loved ones warm for years and years!

At long last, video tutorials are here!
And I even flipped them for lefties here
Graphs for those who have asked for them are here
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Pattern updated on 11-5-2017

This update addresses some common issues that crocheters have had understanding the pattern.

If you think there is a mistake in the pattern, or if you see corrections posted anywhere, please contact me (bettymcknit @ gmail.com). Posting corrections without my authorization is a copyright infringement.

If you would like to help translate this pattern into another language, please contact me (bettymcknit @ gmail.com)

I’ve been inundated with requests for video tutorials (they’re HERE) and charts (FINALLY HERE!).

Multiples are given on the pattern for you to make adjustments for gauge, or to make a larger afghan, but I made a video to show you how calculate your starting chain for any yarn or size of blanket. If you need more help, feel free to email me at bettymcknit @ gmail.com, or join us on my Facebook page or in the 6DKB group.

Some folks are getting hung up on the 3dctog stitch. It’s done a little uncommonly by working only into one stitch, not over three stitches.

The humble 6-Day Kid Blanket has been crocheted by hundreds of people, and no two of those afghans are alike.

If you see this pattern on Pinterest or elsewhere (thank you all for posting and linking everywhere!) made in different colors, know that those crocheters took this pattern and changed the yarn and used the formula given in the pattern to adjust the number of foundation chain stitches to create a blanket that looks much different than the one shown on the pattern.

But yes, it is the same pattern.

Some of the crocheters who made ‘ghans off of this pattern didn’t change colors on rows 5 and 7 like I did, but instead changed every four (or another number) rows.

Change colors before rows 5 and 7 (as written) for defined chevron stripes.

Change before row 2 and/or after row 4 for the “snowflake” effect, which is where the granny stitches are accentuated.

Changing colors only between rows 3 and 4 creates the snowflake on both sides of the stripes.

The Ravelry link is not broken. The pattern that you download here is the right one. All of the photos on this page (and pinterest and elsewhere) of the 6-Day Kid Blanket were made using the very pattern you can download here.

I’m sorry, I don’t know who made the lion applique either, but you can find one by googling crochet lion applique.