Summer Day’s Baby Blanket

Summer Day’s Baby Blanket

Sweet and Colorful ~  Summer Day’s Baby Blanket is just right to wrap a precious baby in for mild summer days.  This Free Crochet Pattern uses cotton yarn to make it even more comfortable for the warmer days too!!

 

Summer Day's Baby Blanket ...

Summer Day’s Baby Blanket

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This sweet blanket pictured above if made in cotton yarn, but soft acrylic yarn would be great too!! It measures 32″ x 36″.

Materials

Cotton or Acrylic Yarn (pictured above is cotton yarn) 550 Yards White Cotton Yarn, 100 Yards each of Purple, Lime Green, Tangerine and 150 Yards of  Aqua.

J Hook

Scissors

Stitches 

St ~ Stitch     Sp ~ Space     Sk ~ Skip     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Ch ~ Chain     Sc~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet      Dc ~ Double Crochet     FPCluster ~ Front Post Cluster

*Front Post Cluster ~ *YO, Draw up a loop around the front post of Dc in previous row, YO, Draw through 2 loops* Repeat * * 2 more time, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

**Tip**  The Right Side will have the FPCluster bump on the front side.

Instructions

Beginning with Aqua~

Ch 80

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each across. = 79 Sc

Row 2: Turn, Ch 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout), Sk 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St(Shell made), Sk 2 Sts, *Sc in next St, Sk 2 Sts, Shell in next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * 11 more times, Dc in last St. = 2 Dc, 13 Shells, 12 Sc

Change to White

Row 3:  Turn, Ch 5 (Counts as Dc and 2 Chs), Sk 2 Sts, Sc in next St, Ch 2, Sk 2 Sts, Dc in next St, *Ch 2, Sk 2 Sts, Sc in next St, Ch 2, Sk next 2 Sts, Dc in next St*, Repeat * * Across. = 13 Sc, 26 Ch 2 Spaces, 14 Dc.

Row 4:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 1st St, *2 Sc in Ch 2 Sp, Sc in next St, 2 Sc in next Ch 2 Sp, FPCluster around next Dc*, Repeat * * 11 more times, 2 Sc in next Ch 2 Sc, Sc in next St, 2 Sc in last Sp, Sc in 3rd Ch of beginning Ch. = 67 Sc, 12 FPCluster.

Change to Next Color

Row 5:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each St across.  = 79 Sc

Row 6:  Turn, Ch 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout), Sk 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St(Shell made), Sk 2 Sts, *Sc in next St, Sk 2 Sts, Shell in next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * 11 more times, Dc in last St. = 2 Dc, 13 Shells, 12 Sc

Rows 7-66: Repeat Rows 3-6 changing colors as indicated.

Row 67: Using the same color as the last row. Ch 2(counts as Hdc now and throughout), Hdc in next St, *Sc in next 3 Sts, Hdc in next 3 Sts*, Repeat * * across to the last 5 Sts, Sc in next 3 Sts, Hdc in last 2 Sts. = 40 Hdc, 39 Sc. Finish off.

Edging

Turn (Right Side Facing),  Join White with Sl St to the last Stitch of previous row.

Row 1:  Ch 1 Sc in 78 Sts across to last St, 3 Sc in last St(1st Corner), Working down the side of the rows Sc 94 Sts evenly to the last St, 3 Sc in next St,(2nd Corner), Sc in next 77 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(3rd Corner), Sc evenly 94 Sts up the last side to the beginning, 2 Sc in same as beginning Sc(4th Corner), Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 354 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 2(Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Turn, 3 Hdc in next St(1st Corner), Hdc in next 96 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(2nd Corner), Hdc in next 79 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(3rd Corner), Hdc in next 96 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(4th Corner Made), Sc in last 78 Sts, Join to top of Ch 2. Finish. =  362 Hdc

Change to Aqua Yarn

Turn(Right Side Facing), Join with Sl St to top left corner St(middle St of the 3).

Row 3:  Ch 1, 3 Sc in same st(1st Corner), Sc in next 98 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(2nd Corner), Sc in next 81 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(3rd Corner), Sc in next 98 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(4th Corner), Sc in last 81 Sts, Join with Sl St to beginning. Finish off. = 370 Sc

Change back to White Yarn

Turn, Wrong Side Facing, Join with Sl St in top left corner St.

Row 4:  Ch 2, 2 Hdc in same St(1st Corner), Hdc in next 100 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(2nd Corner), Hdc in next 83 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(3rd Corner), Hdc in next 100 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(4th Corner), Hdc in last 83 Sts, Join to top of Ch 2. =378 Hdc

Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 85 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(1st Corner), Sc in next 102 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(2nd Corner), Sc in next 85 Sts, 3 Sc in next St(3rd Corner), Sc in next 102 Sts, 3 Sc in last St(4th Corner). Join with Sl St to beginning. = 386 Sc

Row 6: Rev Sc in each stitch around.

Finish off!

Congratulations, you now have a Summer Day’s Baby Blanket!!

Summer Day's Baby Blanket and Charlie

As usual… Here is Charlie with my latest project…. This photo bomb he is totally wiped out from working in the yard all day with me… and playing ball!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Retro Summertime Rug

Retro Summertime Rug

How would you like to learn to crochet a bright~fun rug??  This unique Retro Summertime Rug is quick and easy to  make using Tee Shirt Yarn or Fabric Strips!!

Retro Summertime Rug

Retro Summertime Rug!!

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Approximate Size 24″ x 42″

Materials ~

Premier Yarns  Craft-Tee Recycled T-Shirt Yarn, Super Bulky,  275-300 yards.  Pictured above in Light Green Shades, Red Shades, White Shades and Light Blue Shades.

*You can also use  1 1/2″ – 2″ strips of cotton fabric.  You will need approximately 11 yards of fabric that is 44″ wide.

Q Hook

Thread and Needle

Scissors

**Tips**

Use a loose and even tension.  Sew tails down with thread and needle as you work and crochet over the top of them after tacked down.

Stitches ~

Ch ~ Chain    St ~ Stitch      Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

Instructions~

Ch 17

Row 1:  Hdc in 3rd Ch from hook(The turning 2 chains will count as a Hdc also), Hdc in next 13 Chs, 3 Hdc in next Ch(this is the beginning chain), *Make sure your tail is tacked down*, Working along opposite side of Ch – Hdc in next 13 Chs, Hdc in same as beginning Sts, Join with Sl St to top of turning Ch(You should have 3 Sts in this same space now at both ends). = 32 Hdc,

Row 2:  Ch 2(Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Hdc in same St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 13 Sts, 2 Hdc in next 3 Sts, Hdc in next 13 Sts, 2 Hdc in last  St, Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 38 Hdc

*Change Color.. Join with Sl St in same St you Finished the last color off with.*

Row 3:  Ch 2, Hdc in same St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in Next St, 2 Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 12 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 12 Sts, 2 Hdc in last St, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 48 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 2, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next 2 Sts, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 14 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next 2 Sts, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 14 Sts, 2 Hdc in last St, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 60 Hdc

Row 5:  Ch 2, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 2 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 2 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 2 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 2 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 17 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 70 Hdc

*Change Color- Join in same St you finished off with the last color.

Row 6:  Ch 2, Hdc in next St, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 3 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 18 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 80 Hdc

Row 7:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 2 Sts,  *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 4 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 4 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 4 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 4 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 19 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 90 Hdc

*Change Color – Join in same St you finished off with the last color.

Row 8:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 3 Sts, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 5 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 20 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 100 Hdc

Row 9:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 4 Sts, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 6 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 6 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 6 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 6 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 21 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 110 Hdc

Row 10:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 5 Sts, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 7 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 7 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 7 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 7 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 22  Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 120 Hdc

*Change Color –  Join in same St you finished off with the last color.

Row 11:  Ch 1, Sc in same as joining, Sc in next 6 Sts, *2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 8 Sts,  2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc in next St* Sc in the next 23 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Sc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 130 Sc

Row 12:  Ch 1, Sc in same as joining, Sc in next 7 Sts, *2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 9 Sts,  2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc in next St* Sc in the next 24 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Sc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 140 Sc

Finish off and secure the last tail.  Block into shape using the wet method or steam method.  Enjoy!!

 

Retro Summertime Rug with flowers

Congratulations… You  now have a fantastic Crochet Rug…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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