Saturday, 27 April 2019

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

My Blanket Stitch tutorial has been very popular and many people have asked for a full pattern for one of the blankets featured in that post.  So by popular demand here is the Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket.  I have designed the blanket in two different sizes and two colourways, you can of course use any colours you like and create a truly individual blanket.



Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket



Materials


For the pram [cot] blanket, 2 [4] 100g balls in each colour Stylecraft Special Aran - White, Silver, Baby Pink, (Baby Mint).  You may substitute any Aran or Worsted yarn if you wish.
Darning needle.

Hook


5mm (H) hook.

Size


The pram [cot] blanket measures approximately 65 x 85cm (25 x 38 inches), [85 x 110 cm (25 x 43 inches).

Ability


Advanced beginner.

Gauge


Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations / Terms


US terms are used throughout (UK terms)
sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(s)
sp - space
sk - skip

Other notes:  Stripe sequence as follows - 4 rows silver, 4 rows Baby Pink (Baby Mint), 4 rows White.  Work stripe sequence a total of 7 [9] times.  If you need help changing colours, watch this video.

With Silver ch 94 [124].  Commence colour sequence.

Row 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *sk2, sc in next ch, 2dc in same ch*repeat from *to* until last 3 st's, sk2, sc in last ch.  Turn.



Row 2 ch3, dc in 1st st (same st as ch3), *sk2, sc in next st (sc from previous round), 2dc in same st* repeat from *to* until last 2 st's, sc in sp between ch3 and dc of last round.  Turn/


Repeat row 2 until stripe sequence is complete.


Shell Border


With Baby Pink (Baby Mint) join with sl st to any corner, ch3 (counts as dc).  Using photos as a guide and working into spaces along sides, top and bottom of blanket, commence shell border as follows -

In each corner 7dc, along each side [sc in next sp, 5dc in next sp] repeat across, ending with sc in last sp.  Join with sl st to starting ch3.


You should have a shell in the sp where a new colour starts and a sc in the centre sp of a colour stripe...


Place your st's in the spaces between each group of 3 st's...


Fasten off and weave in ends.

I am currently working on the second colourway, here is a sneak peak.  I will add more photos when it is complete...



I hope you enjoyed this pattern.  A printable PDF version is now available in my Etsy Store.   Don't forget to follow and subscribe so you never miss out on a post (new tutorials each week).

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Catherine
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12 comments:

  1. I like the pretty bobble pattern. Perhaps something to try when my crochet gets more adventurous. Best, Jane :)

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    1. It's actually much more simple than it looks and only uses double and single crochet stitches. I'm sure you would do wonderfully...

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  2. I love all your patterns and this one is beautifully structured. At the moment, I'm making your spring gareden blanket in a mini size to sit on the different layers of the Ikea trolley I use to keep my current yarns and cottons in!

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    1. How lovely Sandra, looking forward to seeing your finished blanket...

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  3. Hi, what weight yarn do I use ? Lovely pattern I made a similar one for my grandson.
    thank you

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    1. I used Aran weight yarn, which I believe in the US is worstead...

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  4. Is the sc and dc all in one ch?

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  5. Hi. I'm trying out this pattern but its ending up flat and the bubbles won't form. I cant think of what I'm doing wrong. Do you have any ideas. I'm using whats called funky strips D/K wool( double knitted) and a 5 mm hook and I'm sure that I'm doing exactly what the pattern says. I read that there is supposed to be a video tutorial attached but I cant find that either. Is it on the website?

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  6. Hi, sorry you are having problems with the pattern. I don't know where you read there is a video as I don't make videos. I can only assume you found your way here from a spam site, as they are notorious for giving incorrect and misleading information.

    With regards as to where you may be going wrong, the pattern calls for Aran / Worsted weight yarn and using DK is probably the reason you are not getting the right texture. You would either need to use the correct yarn weight or try using a 4mm hook. Using a smaller hook will of course change the finished size of your blanket.

    I hope this helps...

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  7. Beautiful!! Where did you find those nice tags??

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Renee, which tags are you referring to?

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