Big Heart Baby Blanket by Kountingsheep

Big Heart Baby Blanket

Crochet
March 2016
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet
6.0 mm (J)
1200 - 1400 yards (1097 - 1280 m)
One size
US
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Spread some love with the Big Heart Baby Blanket! This sweet and simple pattern has been newly updated to include a self-striping rainbow yarn as the main color and a solid white heart, but it also looks great in two solid colors. The tapestry crochet technique is used to add a modern heart to this sweet baby blanket; some experience with crochet colorwork is recommended but not necessary. The pattern includes links to video and blog tutorials on how to learn tapestry crochet. The heart instructions are charted only, but the chart is a simple two color chart that shows where to change colors.

SIZE
35”/89 cm wide by 40”/102 cm long

GAUGE
12 hdc and 9 rows = 4”/10 cm
Gauge not essential for this project

HOOK
US size J hook (6.00 mm)

YARN
-Caron Big Cakes (100% acrylic; 603 yards/551 meters, 10.5 oz/300 grams per skein): 2 skeins in color Toffee Brickle (MC)
-Loops and Threads Impeccable (100% acrylic; 285 yards/260 meters; 4.5 oz/127.5 grams per skein): 1 skein in color Aran (CC)

Or similar worsted weight (size 4 medium) yarn in 2 colors of choice, about 900 yards/ meters in MC and about 285 yards/260 meters in CC. If using a self-striping, variegated or gradient yarn like the pattern, make sure the contrasting color does not include any colors in the gradient or the colors will mix and the heart won’t show as it should.