Sweet & Simple Baby Blankets

Sweet & Simple Baby Blankets

by Glenda Winkleman

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ISBN-13: 9781596357846
Publisher: Annie's
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 1,100,532
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Glenda Winkleman is a professional crochet designer for magazines and manufacturers with more than 25 years of experience. She lives in Jersey Shore, Pennslyvania.

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Sweet & Simple Baby Blankets

6 Cuddly Projects


By Glenda Winkleman

Annie's

Copyright © 2013 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59635-785-3



CHAPTER 1

Pretty Pink


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

36 x 43 inches


MATERIALS

* Red Heart Baby Econo medium (worsted) weight yarn (6 oz/460 yds/170g per skein):

3 skeins #1722 light pink

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE

3 V-sts and 3 puff sts = 4 inches; 7 rows = 4 inches


SPECIAL STITCHES

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Puff st: [Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up lp] 3 times, yo, draw through all 7 lps on hook, ch 1 to close.

Picot: (Ch 3, sl st) in st indicated.


PATTERN NOTE

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.


BLANKET

Row 1: Ch 143, sk first 3 chs (counts as first dc),V-st(see Special Stitches) in next ch, *skip next 2 chs, puff st(see Special Stitches) in next ch, sk next 2 chs, V-st in next ch*, rep from * to * across to last ch, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3(see Pattern Note), puff st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, *V-st in top of next puff st, puff st in ch-1 sp of next V-st*, rep from * to * across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (23 puff sts, 24 V-sts)

Row 3: Ch 3, V-st in top of next puff st, *puff st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, V-st in top of next puff st*, rep from * to * across, ending with dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (24 puff sts, 23 V-sts)

Rows 4–78: Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately for pattern. At end of row 78, do not fasten off, turn.


BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), dc in beg dc, V-st in top of each puff st and in ch-1 sp of each V-st across top to last dc, V-st in last dc at corner, **working in ends of rows down side, V-st in each of next 3 rows, *sk next row, V-st in each of next 3 rows*, rep from * to * across to last 3 rows, sk next row, V-st in each of last 2 rows**, working across foundation ch, work 2 V-sts in base of first V-st, V-st in base of each puff st and each V-st across to last dc, V-st in last dc, rep from ** to **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp of first V-st, ch 3, (dc, picotsee Special Stitches) in same ch-1 sp, (2 dc, picot in ch-1 sp of each V-st) around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

CHAPTER 2

Beautiful Blue


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

39 x 42½ inches


MATERIALS

* Red Heart Baby Econo medium (worsted) weight yarn (6 oz/460 yds/170g per skein):

3 skeins #1802 baby blue

2 skeins #1001 white

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE

Pattern Stitch: 5 (sc, ch 2, sc) sts and 9 rows = 4 inches


PATTERN NOTE

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCH

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated place.


BLANKET

Row 1: With baby blue, ch 138, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, *sk next 2 chs, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch*, rep from * to * across to last 2 chs, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in beg sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. At end of row 4, fasten off.

Row 5: Join (see Pattern Note) white in beg sc, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, *5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp*, rep from * to * across to last ch-2 sp, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn. Fasten off.

Row 6: Join baby blue with a sc in first dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, sk next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, sk next dc, V-st(see Special Stitch) in next sc, *sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, V-st in next sc*, rep from * to * across to last 4 dc, sk next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, sk next dc, sc in last dc, turn.

Rows 7–91: Rep rows 2–6 consecutively 17 times.

Rows 92–94: Rep rows 2–4, at end of row 94, do not fasten off.


BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in beg sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp across to last sc before corner, sc in last sc, **ch 2, working in ends of rows down side, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last st of first row, sk next 2 rows, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next row, *sk next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next row, sk next 2 rows, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next row*, rep from * to * across to next corner, ch 2**, working across bottom of foundation ch, sc in base of first sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in base of each ch-2 sp across to last sc before corner, sc in last sc, rep from ** to **, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join white in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp*, rep from * to * around, ending with 5 dc in last ch-2 sp, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

CHAPTER 3

Rainbow Striped


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

36 x 40 inches


MATERIALS

* Red Heart Soft Baby Steps medium (worsted) weight yarn (5 oz/256 yds/142g per skein):

4 skeins #9600 white

2 skeins #9700 baby pink

2 skeins #9200 baby yellow

2 skeins #9800 baby blue

2 skeins #9620 baby green

* Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE

In pattern: 17 sc and 14 rows = 4 inches


SPECIAL STITCHES

Cross single crochet (cross sc): Sk next st, sc in next st, working backward sc in previously sk st.

Picot: (Ch 3, sl st) in last dc made.


BLANKET

Row 1: With white, ch 137, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *cross sc(see Special Stitches) across next 8 chs, sc in next ch*, rep from * to * across, turn. Fasten off.

Row 2: Join pink in first sc, ch 1, sc in first sc, *cross sc in each of next 4 cross sc, sc in next sc*, rep from * to * across to last st, turn. Fasten off.

Rows 3–129: Rep row 2 in the following color sequence: 1 row each white, yellow, white, blue, white, green, *3 rows white, 1 row each pink, white, yellow, white, blue, white, green*, rep from * to * 11 times, 1 row white. Fasten off.


BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: With RS of blanket facing, join white in top right-hand corner sc, ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, [sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc] across to 1 sc from corner, sc in next sc, ch 2 (corner made), working in ends of rows across side, sc in each row across to next corner, ch 2 (corner made), working across bottom of foundation ch, sc in each of first 3 chs, [sk next ch, sc in each of next 3 chs] across to 1 ch from corner, sc in next ch, ch 2 (corner made), working in ends of rows across next side, sc in each row to next corner, ch 2 (corner made), join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next sc, picot(see Special Stitches), *dc in each of next 2 sc, picot*, **rep from * to * across to 1 sc from corner, dc in next sc, ({2 dc, picot} twice) in corner ch-2 sp, rep from * to * across side to 1 sc from corner, dc in next sc, ({2 dc, picot} twice) in corner ch-2 sp**, rep from ** to ** around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

CHAPTER 4

Precious Baby


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

39 x 52 inches


MATERIALS

* Red Heart Baby Econo medium (worsted) weight yarn (6 oz/460 yds/170g per skein):

3 skeins #1001 white

1 skein each #1722 light pink and #1802 baby blue

* Size K/101/2/6.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE

11 sts and 11 rows = 4 inches


PATTERN NOTES

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Blanket is worked side to side lengthwise.


BLANKET

Row 1: With white, ch 140, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off.

Row 3: Join(see Pattern Notes) light pink in beg sc, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each rem sc across, do not turn. Fasten off.

Row 4: Return to beg of row just worked, join white in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off.

Row 6: With baby blue, rep row 3.

Rows 7 & 8: With white, rep rows 4 and 5.

Rows 9–92: Rep [rows 3–8] 14 times.

Rows 93–95: Rep rows 3–5.


BLANKET TOP & BOTTOM BORDERS

Row 1: With RS of blanket facing, join white in top right corner row-end st, ch 1, working in ends of rows, sc in each row across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Rep rows 1 and 2 across bottom of blanket.


BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: With RS of blanket facing, join white in top right-hand corner st, ch 1, *sc in each sc across to next corner, ch 2*, rep from * to * around, join in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in each sc across to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp*, rep from * to * around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With 1 strand light pink and 1 strand baby blue, join in beg sc, working each color separately and alternating light pink, then baby blue, ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

CHAPTER 5

Adorable Shells


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

44 x 47 ½ inches


MATERIALS

* Red Heart Baby TLC light (light worsted) weight yarn (solids: 5 oz/358 yds/141g per skein; multicolored: 4 oz/242 yds/113g per skein):

6 skeins #5960 strawberry orange

1 skein #5011 white

* Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE

5 shell sts and 9 rows = 4½ inches


SPECIAL STITCHES

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in indicated st.

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st.


BLANKET

Row 1: With strawberry orange, ch 129, dc in 3rd ch from hook, (dc, ch 2, sc) in same st, *sk next 2 chs, shell(see Special Stitches) in next ch*, rep from * to * across, turn. (43 shells)

Rows 2–90: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) shell in first ch-2 sp, shell in each rem ch-2 sp across, turn. At end of row 90, do not fasten off.


BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, V-st(see Special Stitches) in each ch-2 sp across, ch 2, **working in ends of rows down side, V-st in first row, *sk next row, V-st in next row*, rep from * to * across to last row, V-st in last row, ch 2**, working in rem lps of foundation ch, V-st between the sc and dc of each shell across to next corner, ch 2, rep from ** to **, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. Do not turn.

Rnd 2: Sl st in beg ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, 3 dc in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join white with sl st in third ch of beg ch-3, *ch 5, sl st in next dc*, rep from * to * around, ending with last sl st in base of beg ch-5.

Rnd 4: Sl st to 3rd st of beg ch-5, ch 5, *sl st in center of next ch-5 sp, ch 5*, rep from * to * around, join with sl st at base of beg ch-5. Fasten off.

CHAPTER 6

Sunshine Dreams


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

35½ x 39 inches


MATERIALS

* Red Heart Baby Econo medium (worsted) weight yarn (6 oz/460 yds/170g per skein):

3 skeins #1224 baby yellow

1 skein #1001 white

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE

8 cross sc and 13 rows = 4 inches


SPECIAL STITCHES

Cross single crochet (cross sc): Sk next st, sc in next st, working backward sc in previously sk st.

Picot: (Ch 3, sl st) in st indicated.


BLANKET

Row 1: With baby yellow, ch 125, sc in 2nd ch from hook, cross sc(see Special Stitches) across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (61 cross sc)

Rows 2–114: Ch 1, sc in beg sc, cross sc across to last sc, sc in last sc. At end of row 114, turn, do not fasten off.


BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next sc*, rep from * to * across to last sc before corner, ch 1, hdc in last sc, ch 2, working across side in ends of rows, hdc in first row, **ch 1, sk next row, hdc in next row**, rep from ** to ** across to last row before corner, ch 1, hdc in last row, ch 2, working in rem lps of foundation ch, sk first ch, hdc in next ch, ***ch 1, sk next ch, hdc in next ch***, rep from *** to *** across to last ch before corner, ch 1, hdc in last ch, ch 2, rep from ** to ** across next side to last row before corner, ch 1, hdc in last row, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg hdc.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 2, sk next hdc, sc in next ch-1 sp*, rep from * to * around, working ({ch 2, sc} 3 times) in each corner ch-2 sp, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join white in beg ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc*, rep from * to * around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join baby yellow in beg ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc*, rep from * to * around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join white in beg ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, picotsee Special Stitches) in same beg ch-1 sp, (2 dc, picot) in each ch-1 sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Pretty Pink,
Beautiful Blue,
Rainbow Striped,
Precious Baby,
Adorable Shells,
Sunshine Dreams,
Metric Conversion Charts,
Stitch Guide,

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