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Here is a pattern of my own design for a Baby Blanket that I made for my great granddaughter.
This is the beginning and I will then add the border directions a soon as I have them typed up.
My Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket – Jean Tierney - My Own Design
This is my own pattern for a baby blanket that I made for my great granddaughter Mina. I wanted it to be simple but have something unique in the way of stripes made by occasional rows of 'open
stitches'. The body is made with rows of double crochet stitches (dch) and chain stitches (ch).
For the border I used half double crochet (hdch) stitches first as a baseline all around, then
I used a shell pattern also using double crochet stitches. If you need any help please contact me. I will be happy to assist, as it is my pattern. Also I am interested in your feedback in how well I
wrote the pattern. I used a larger size hook , a J, because I tend to be a “tight” style crocheter. The finished size including the border is about 30” X 33”.
For this blanket I used a “J ” hook
cotton yarn 6 – 3 oz balls of sugar and cream for a total of 18 oz.
The body of the pattern consists of 5 rows of double crochet, then one row of
'open stitches', then 5 more rows of double crochet, and I repeat this pattern of rows until width is the size I want, which in this case was square. I also give instructions for the border.
I begin with a chain of 107
because I need an 'even' number of stitches (106) then I add one more chain
to make a total of 107 for this pattern to work out properly on the 6th “open stitich row”. I wanted to have that open stitch row to be consistent with a double crochet on each end.
dch in the 4th chain from the hook and across in each chain you should now have (104) stitches. Chain 2, turn your work.
dch in each stitch across (104) stitches chain 2 turn.
Rows 3 through 5
repeat row 2 except ending with a chain 3 this time. (104) stitches
Turn your work
Row 6 This is your 'open stitches' row.
Skip first stitch, dch in the next stitch, chain (ch) 1, skip one stitch, dch in the next stitch. Continue in this way across this row until you come to the end and end with a dch in the last stitch.
You will have (105) total stitches in this row which includes the 53 dch and the 52 spaces that you made. Yes this is correct not a typo. It has to be this way to give you your 'end' dch to look
Now chain 2 and turn.
dch in first stitch, dch in the first space made (ch 1 space) in previous row. Dch in the top of the dch made, dch in the next space made. Continue across row. Ending with a dch in the last (chain
one space) made in previous row.
Remember to dch in the top of the dch made before this last space. Chain 2 turn your work you should now have ( 104 ) stitches.
Rows 8 through 11 which will complete the 5 solid row stitch row sequence.
Repeat row 7.
Remember to end row 11 with a chain 3 before you turn your work to prepare for your 'open stitch' row
Row 12 should now be your next 'open stitch' row. Just follow the directions for row 6
I keep this pattern going until the blanket is as square or oblong as I want it to be. Then I finish and end off my yarn on last solid stitch row. I will now give directions for the
I used Half Double crochet for my first border as a baseline.
You can start at one of the corners as I did, and work the corners as such:
Work 2 hdch, chain 2, 2 hdch in first corner, then evenly space hdch along the edge till you come to a corner. When you come to the next corner work as you did the first corner. Again hdch along edge
till you come to the next corner. Continue working around the blanket till you come to the end and either finish off your yarn, or add another row like I did of the special shell stitch to make a
pretty scalloped edge.
Final edging for border:
You decide whether you want to begin at a corner or on a side. I started at a corner to work my shell stitch. I will explain the shell stitch directions and you decide your spacing of this as you how
you want your corners to look. Of course the sides will have evenly spaced shell stitches. How to make a row of the shell stitch is as follows:
Start with a chain 1 to attach yarn, and single crochet (sc) in same stitch.
Skip 2 stitches, make 5 dch in the next stitch, ( shell made ) skip 2 stitches,
single crochet (sc) in the next stitch.
Repeat this process to work around your blanket.
This concludes my pattern enjoy!
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