Heart Baby Blanket by Claire from Crochet Leaf

Heart Baby Blanket

Crochet
Aran (8 wpi) ?
gauge is not crucial for this project
5.0 mm (H)
919 yards (840 m)
one size, see notes
US
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This pattern is available for free.

My Heart Baby Blanket is worked from the bottom of the heart to the top in rows of dc (UK tr.) The fun part comes towards the top of the heart, where you make the split, shaping the heart on one side and then the other.

The blankie measures 33”/84cm high and 35”/89cm wide at the widest point.

The instructions show you just what to do and contain detailed row stitch counts, so you always know where you are.

A pretty shell edging finishes the piece off brilliantly (in my modest opinion!) - adding a soft touch to a somewhat geometric design.

I originally added one big stripe to my heart, and went with that for this pattern. You might want to try more stripes - or go with no stripe at all, using either a single color for the lot, or crocheting the body in one color and adding contrasting edging in the color of your choice.

I’ve added a couple of photos of the three blankets I’ve made so far for you to get an idea of the colors I used.

I used four balls of 100g, 100% acrylic, Aran weight, 210m (230yds) yarn - two of each color. I used just over a ball and a half of the light pink, and just under a ball and a half of the purple using a 5mm/H8 hook.

I also think this pattern would be great worked in a heavier weight yarn, which would mean bigger dimensions.