Loves & Cuddles Baby Blanket by Dianne Hunt

Loves & Cuddles Baby Blanket

Crochet
September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
4.0 mm (G)
1240 - 4160 yards (1134 - 3804 m)
Baby blanket, Crib/Lapghan, Receiving blanket, Toddler Blanket, Small Throw, Large Throw
US
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This pattern is available for free.

This sweet, striped blanket pattern is perfect for any modern nursery. The cable stitches used gives it a unique quality that’s warm while at the same time being open and airy. Crochet it for a baby shower gift, or make the throw size for your own living room!

Difficulty:
Easy
Techniques used: dc3tog stitches, reverse single crochet (crab stitch), post stitches.

Materials Needed:
5mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge (blanket body)
4mm hook for crab stitch edging
1240, (1675, 1700, 2030, 3000, 4160) total yards #3 Bernat Baby Sport in 2 colors of your choice, I used nearly equal amounts of Bernat Baby Sport in “White” and “Baby Grey”. If you decide to make the optional tassels you will need an additional 15-20 yards of this yarn in the color of your choice.
Yarn needle
Scissors
Measuring tape
Blocking boards
Stitch markers

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
dc3tog = double crochet 3 together
FPtr = front post treble crochet
BPtr = back post treble crochet

Additional terms:
RSC spike = reverse single crochet (crab stitch) worked in the style of a spike stitch. Insert hook through the top of the stitch 1 row below where you are currently, complete the stitch as you would a normal rsc (or crab stitch)
sp/sps = space/spaces
ch/chs = chain/chains
Prev = previous

Gauge:
Bernat Baby Sport: 13 sc in 4”

Measurements:
(Measurements are approximate. Some blocking is required.)
Baby blanket (36” x 36”)
Crib/Lapghan (36” x 48”)
Receiving blanket (42” x 42”)
Toddler Blanket (42” x 50”)
Small Throw (52” x 60”)
Large Throw (60 “ x 72”)

Additional notes:
-ch-3 or ch-4 at end of row counts as first dc, or dc + ch1 of next row
-ch-1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
-Always make last dc in 3rd chain of turning chain of previous row
-I used 2 colors for this blanket, but you are welcome to make it in a single color, or or more than 2 colors if you wish.

This pattern is no longer available on the Same DiNamics Crochet. This pattern is now owned by Kirsten Holloway Designs.