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Cuddle Up Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Cuddle Up Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Little ones will love curling up with this Cuddle Up Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern. Free crochet afghan patterns make great gifts, whether it's for a baby shower or first birthday party. The pretty pink, blue and yellow yarn colors give this afghan a soothing look. Plus, it feels so soft and warm - you'll want to make one for yourself, too. For this project, you'll need to use two special stitches - shell and cluster. Once you master these stitches, you'll be ready to make a one of a kind baby blanket crochet pattern that will surely become a keepsake.

Primary TechniqueCrochet

Easy

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Materials:

  • RED HEART Super Saver: 2 skeins 0381 Light Blue
  • RED HEART Classic:  2 skeins each 0261 Maize, 0719 Lily Pink, 0001 White
  • 1 skein 0930 Hushabye (multi)
  • Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm (US G-6) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Afghan Measures:  38” x 46”

Gauge: 4 rows – 2 ¼”
Shell, sc, ch 3, sc – 3”

Special Stitches:

  • Shell – 7 dc in stitch or space as indicated.
  • Cluster – (uses one ch 3 space) *yo, insert hook in ch 3 space indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Note: Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 12 plus 4.

 

Instructions:

Row 1: With maize ch 148, sc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across to last 2 chs, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, 3 dc in ch 1 space, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3, space, *Shell in next ch 3 space, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across to last ch 1 space, 3 dc in ch 1 space, dc in last dc.
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 3, (Cluster, ch 3) twice in next ch 3 space, *skip next 3 stitches, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, (Cluster, ch 3) twice in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across to last 5 stitches, skip next 3 stitches, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch 1 space, skip next ch 3 space, sc in next Cluster, ch 3, skip next ch 3 space, sc in next Cluster, *skip next ch 3 space, Shell in next ch 3 space, skip next ch 3 space, sc in next Cluster, ch 3, skip next ch 3 space, sc in next Cluster, repeat from * across to last 2 spaces, skip next ch 3 space, 3 dc in ch 1 space, dc in last dc.
Row 5: Ch 4, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, *skip next 3 stitches, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, repeat from * across to last 5 stitches, skip next 3 stitches, sc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.

Color Scheme  
Continue pattern repeating Rows 2 – 5 (join new color at beginning of Row 2) for a total of 77            
 rows as follows:
(4 rows blue, 4 rows pink, 4 rows white, 4 rows maize) 4 times, 4 rows blue, 4 rows pink, fasten off and turn.

EDGING
Round 1:With hushabye and right side facing work along top edge [(Cluster, ch 2) twice, Cluster] in right corner ch space, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 1 ch 3 space, (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across ending [(Cluster, ch 2) twice, Cluster] in last corner ch space.
Work along side edge *ch 3, skip 1 dc space, sc in next dc space, ch 3, skip 1 dc space, (Cluster,
ch 3, Cluster) in next dc space, repeat from * across.
Work along bottom edge [(Cluster, ch 2) twice, Cluster] in first corner ch space, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in ch space below Shell, repeat from * across ending [(Cluster,
ch 2) twice, Cluster] in last ch space.
Work along side edge *ch 3, skip 1 dc space, sc in next dc space, ch 3, skip 1 dc space, (Cluster,
ch 3, Cluster) in next dc space, repeat from * across, join to top of beginning Cluster.
Round 2: Slip stitch into next ch 2 space, sc in same space, ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in Cluster, ch 2, sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, sc in Cluster, repeat from * across to corner, (ch 3, sc in ch 2 space) twice.
Work along side edge *ch 3 and continue with pattern around entire blanket ending ch 3, join to beginning sc and fasten off.

 

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