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Little Prince Afghan

Welcome a new little boy into the world with this lovely Little Prince Afghan.  Crocheted in a simple shell stitch pattern, this afghan works up quickly and easily and is great for giving as a gift at an upcoming baby shower.  Expecting a little princess?  You can easily make this afghan for a little girl, too!  Just swap out the yellow and blue for pinks and purples to create an equally adorable blanket for a new little lady. 

Little Prince Afghan

Materials:

  • 3 skeins Red Heart Classic Yarn in Blue Jewel
  • 3 skeins Red Heart Classic Yarn in Yellow
  • 3 skeins Red Heart Classic Yarn in White
  • 5.0 mm (US H-8) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:

 

  • 9 row pattern – 6 ½”
  • Shell, 4 dcs – 3 ¼”

 

Little Prince Afghan

Instructions:
Throw is crocheted in multiples of 11 plus 13.
Blanket Measures  40” x 42”       

  1. Row 1 (RS): With blue ch 134, dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 3 chs**, dc in each of next 4 chs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in each of last 2 chs, turn.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sc in next ch space, ch 3, sc in next ch space**, ch 2, dc in each of next 4 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in each of last 2 stitches, turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *7 dcs in ch 3 space**, dc in each of next 4 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in each of last 2 stitches, fasten off and turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Join yellow in first stitch, ch 3, dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in center dc of  7 dc group, ch 3, skip next 3 dcs**, dc in each of next 4 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in each of last 2 stitches, turn.

Color Scheme

  1. Continue pattern repeating Rows 2-4 changing color on Row 4 for a total of 57 rows as follows:  (3 rows blue, 3 rows yellow, 3 rows white) 6 times, 3 rows blue

Edging

  1. With yellow working along top edge 4 dcs in first right corner dc, [ch 3, sc in first dc of 7 dc group, ch 3, skip 2 dcs, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dcs, 3 dcs in next dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc] across ending ch 3, 4 dcs in last dc.
     
  2. Work along side edge ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in space below next 2 dcs, *ch 3, sc in space between 2 colors, ch 2, 3 dcs in space below next dc, ch 2, sc in space between next 2 dcs, ch 3, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in space between next 2 dcs, ch 3, sc in space between 2 colors, from * continue pattern across ending ch 3, 4 dcs in first bottom ch.
     
  3. Work along bottom edge ch 3, [sc in next ch space, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch space, ch 2, skip 2 chs, 3 dcs in next ch, ch 2] across ending ch 3, 4 dcs in last ch.
     
  4. Work along side edge matching all stitches as for opposite side edge, ending ch 3, join to beginning dc and fasten off.

For more great patterns, check out 15 Unique Baby Blankets to Crochet for Your Little One.

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There are so many amazing baby blanket patterns out there, I am having a hard time choosing just one! My sister is due in October, and I am just waiting to find out what she is having to start making all these amazing patterns! This one would be perfect for a little boy, and as the author here says if you change the colors it would be perfect for a little girl.

This will make a wonderful baby shower gift for a friend whose due in August. The pattern is written really well and the colours look beautiful. You can change the colours to suit a baby girl but I wouldn't mind the yellows and blues.

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