Saturday, 6 April 2019

Spring Garden Baby Blanket - Free Pattern (Cath Kidston inspired)

The Spring Garden Baby Blanket has been a popular pattern of mine and now you can enjoy this pattern free, here on my blog.  The blanket was inspired by the gorgeous colours Cath Kidston uses and is aimed at an advanced beginner, available in 2 sizes.  The larger size is great for a cot or even a sofa throw.  The smaller size can be used for the car seat, buggy or crib.

Spring Garden Baby Blanket



Materials

Cot [pram] blanket:  Stylecraft Special Aran 1 ball each in shades Lemon, Baby Pink, Fondant, PomegranatePistachio (or Meadow) and 4 [2] balls Cloud and Cream.  You may substitute any other Aran (Worstead) yarn for this project.

Hook


Size

Approximately 110 x 110 cm for the cot  and 65 x 65 cm for the pram blanket.

Ability

Advanced beginner

Abbreviations / Terms

Us terms are used throughout (UK terms)
sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
tr - treble crochet (double treble crochet)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together (treble crochet 2 together)
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sp - space

Notes:  The motifs are worked in rounds begin each round with a ch3 or a chainless dc whichever is your prefered method, unless otherwise stated.  Finish every round by joining with a sl st to the top of the ch3 (or chainless st) from the beginning of the round.  Rounds 4 and 5 are worked in Cream, round 6 is worked in Cloud and for rounds 1-3 choose colours at random from the remaining colours.  Please read the pattern in its entirety before beginning.

Cot Blanket
follow the motif pattern from rounds 1-6.  Make 36

Pram Blanket
Follow the motif pattern work rounds 1-4 and 6 (omit round 5).  Make 16


Granny Flower Motif



Ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 12dc into ring.


Round 2 2dc into each sp between the st's from previous round.


Round 3 3dc into the sp's between each pair of st's from previous round.


Round 4 Starting in any sp ch4, 2tr, ch2, 3tr in same sp (corner Made), [3dc in next sp] x2, *3tr, ch2, 3tr in next sp, [3dc in next sp] x2* work from *to* 2 more times.


Round 5 In each corner 3dc, ch2, 3dc and along each sp along side 3dc.


Round 6 As round 5 (if you are planning on using the join as you go method to join your squares 
omit this round).


Joining your motifs

Use your preferred method and Cloud yarn to join the squares.  You can sew them together with a darning needle or you can single crochet them together from the back.  If you prefer to use the join as you go method this can be done by omitting round 6 from your motifs and joining with Cloud.  For the cot blanket you will need to join your squares 6 x 6 and for the pram blanket 4 x 4.  I will add some links to Youtube videos with different joining methods at the end.


Border:  With Cloud

Round 1 In each corner 3dc, ch2, 3dc.  Along each side 3dc in each sp.  Where 2 squares meet dc, dc2tog, dc across the join.

Round 2 In each corner 3dc, ch 2, 3dc.  Along each side 3dc in each sp.

Round 3 As round 2.

Round 4 With Cream as round 2.

Round 5 In each corner 9dc.  Along each side sc in 1st sp after corner, [in the next sp 7dc, sc in next sp] repeat to next corner.  Weave in ends.


You will end up with something like this...


If you prefer a printable PDF version of the pattern it is available in my Online Stores and don't forget to subscribe, I post new content every week including free patterns...

Enjoy!
Catherine
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6 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful and I love the cream and blue to bring it all together!

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  2. Love it - your colour-schemes are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Marjan. When will you be writing up your latest blanket pattern? Can't wait for that one...

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