Frog Pond Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Frog Pond Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Frog Pond Baby Blanket


Frog Pond Baby Blanket... Free Crochet Pattern

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Frog Pond Baby Blanket is a fun, whimsical design that reminded me of a pond near my home with blue water, grass, algae, cat tails and willows…  This multi-textrual blanket is a simple yet fascinating stitch pattern… I hope you will enjoy crocheting this project!!


Materials:

Color A~400 yards worsted weight yarn. Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville Everyday in Kiwi (2 skeins)

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Color B~600 yards worsted weight yarn. Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville Everyday in Glass (3 skeins)

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Hook~ K

Stitches:

Ch ~ Chain     St ~ Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~Double Crochet

Puff St ~ *Yo, insert hook in stitch, draw up loop*, Repeat * * 3 times. Yo, draw through all 7 loops on hook

Shell ~ 3dc in same st or 5dc in same st.

Gauge:

6 sc x 7 rows = 2″ x 2″

Size:

35″ x 35″ Blocked


Instructions:

The Right Side will be working Color A rows for the base of the blanket

Ch 92

With Color A ~ Kiwi

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 91 sc

Change to Color B ~ Glass

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn,  2 dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5dc shell in next st*, repeat * to * across, ending with a 3dc shell in last st. = 2 3dc shells, 14 5dc shells ** For rows 6 and beyond… you will place the sc around the chain and into the top of the center st of the shell like in row 4**

Change to Color A

Row 3:  Join, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, *ch 6, sk shell, sc in next st(sc)*, repeat * * across to last sc, ch 2 sc in last st(top of ch 3). = 14 ch6, 2 ch2, 17 sc

Change to Color B

Row 4:  Join, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sk ch, 5dc shell in next sc, sk to 3rd dc of previous row, sc around ch and into the top of 3rd dc*see picture below*, repeat * *  across to the last st, sc in last st. = 15 shells, 16 ch1

Change to Color A

Row 5:  Join, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *ch 6, sk shell, sc in next sc*, repeat * * across to end.

Rows 6-73: Repeat rows 2-5 17 times

Finish off

Crochet with Me Week 4 Stitches

Edging:

Begin with Right Side Facing, join color A to the bottom right corner.

Row 1:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc 91 evenly across side rows to top corner, 3 sc in corner st, sc in next 3 sts/chs, sc around chain and into the top of the 3rd dc of shell from previous row, * sc in next 5 sts/chs, sc around chain and into the 3rd st of shell below*, repeat * * across, 3 sc in next corner, sc 91 evenly down next side rows, 3 sc in corner, Join to bottom corner.

Row 2: Turn, sl st across to the middle st of corner, ch 2(counts as hdc), 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 93 sts, *3 hdc in next corner st, hdc in next 93 sts*, repeat * * 2 more times, join to the top of ch 2. = 384 hdc

Change to Color B

Row 3:  Join in any corner st, turn, ch 1, * 3sc in corner, sc in next 95 sts*, repeat * * 3 more times. Join to beginning. = 392 sc

Change to Color A

Row 4:  Join in any corner, turn, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 97 sts, * 3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 97 sts*, repeat * * 2 more times. Join to beginning. =400 hdc

Change to Color B

With wrong side facing

Row 5:  Join 2 sts to the left of any corner st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *sk 2, 3 dc in next st*, repeat * * 31 more times, sk st, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next corner st, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat * * 32 more times, sk st (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next corner st, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat * * 32 more times, sk st, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next corner st, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat ** 32 times, sk st, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in last corner. Join to beginning. = 132 3dc shells, 4 (3dc, ch1, 3dc)

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc in same st and next 104 sts, 1 sc in ch 1 space of corner, *sc in next 105 sts, 3 sc in next ch 1 space of corner*, repeat * * 2 more times, join to beginning. = 432 sc

Row 7:  Turn to Right Side Facing. Join in any corner st, ch 2, puff st in same st, ch 1, *sk 1 st, puff st in next st, ch 1*, repeat * * 52 more times, sk st, (puff st, ch1, puff st) in corner st, repeat * * 53 times, sk st,  (puff st, ch1, puff st) in corner st, repeat * * 53 times,  sk st, (puff st, ch1, puff st) in corner st, repeat * * 53 times, sk st, puff st in same as beginning corner, ch 1, join to the top of beginning puff st. = 220 puff sts

Row 8:  Ch 2, turn, *hdc in each ch 1 and puff st across to corner, 3 hdc in corner*, repeat * * around ending with 2 hdc in last corner st. Join to top of ch 2. = 448 hdc

Finish off

Change to Color B

With Right Side Facing,

Row 9:  Join in any st, reverse single crochet around. Join to beginning.

Finish off

Weave in ends.

Block into shape


Frog Pond Baby Blanket Close up

I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern… lots of fun textural stitching!!  Please share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page!!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Crocheting!!

 

Elena

 

 

 

 


As usual… My trusted friend Charlie had to sneak in the photo shoot…

Frog Pond Baby Blanket and Charlie


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Comments

  1. Norreen Brooks :

    Just wanted to send you abig thank you for this lovely blantket.

  2. You are such a talented designer and generous person sharing your lovely pattens. Also being a boxer mom, I enjoy seeing your pictures of Charlie 🙂

  3. shoshana vogel :

    yours is the absolute best place to look, each and every pattern is so inticing, and i’ve loved making everything i’ve tried, several cals, several baby blankets, just great, no words to thank you enough, when i can figure out how to do it, i’ll send you some photos of what you’ve enabled me to create.
    thanks so much again,
    shoshana

  4. This stitch is gorgeous, beautiful blanket, thank you. That dog is gorgeous too!

  5. I’m so glad I discovered your site. So many lovely projects! I have a question about this project. Did you cut your yarn at each color change or bring it along? This is first blanket. I love the blanket so much that I’m inspired to try it. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Bette Jadwin

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs :

      I cut my yarn on this and worked as many in as I went along as I could.. then weaved the rest in at the end

  6. Thank you for the beautiful pattern!!! Is there a way to make it bigger? How can I change the base row?

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs :

      You can add increments of 6.. but your edging may not work. So you can play with that

  7. Love this! I’m pretty new a crocheting so I apologize in advance for my question in advance. On row 2, when you join color b I don’t know what this means to (sl st across to the middle st of corner). I am going to try and make this for my little sister who is expecting her first baby the end of December. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much.

    Cheers,

    Cindy

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs :

      For row 2 of edging.. you aren’t changing color.. that happens in row 3. But the Sl st across to middle st of corner… So when you turn… you will need to make a slip stitch in each stitch of that corner to the middle stitch..There are 3 sts in the corner so it would be the 2nd of the 3….. Hope that helps

  8. Eileen morrison :

    Having trouble with row 2 after doing rows 2 to 5. This is ch 6 row do you count the ch as sts when sk 2 sts. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Eileen

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs :

      I just added a note… in row 2 for row 6 and beyond you will be doing the sc around the chain and into the center st of the shell like in row 4

  9. Have a question – For the blanket Row 2 – It says Chain 3 and then turn. Where do you connect the chain 3? Did I miss something?

  10. Love your site….. beautifullllll blanket…… thanks for the Pattern 😊

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