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 * * across, ending with a 3dc shell in last st. = 2 3dc shells, 14 5dc shells

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

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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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Children’s Crochet Collection… By Beatrice Ryan Designs!

Children’s Crochet Collection… By Beatrice Ryan Designs!

Six Fun, Bright and Free Children’s Crochet Patterns by Beatrice Ryan Designs!


Children's Crochet Collection


Spring is in the air and baby showers are on our agenda!!  Here are 6 of the Free Crochet Patterns I have designed for children!!  I hope you enjoy making them in your favorite yarns!!  Each pattern is simple and fun to make… Great gift ideas and wonderful heirloom treasures….

 

  1. Amazing Grace Baby Blanket… Colorful panels joined together to make this cheery blanket!
  2. Children’s Whimsical Warmth Beanie… Easy to make and fun for the kids to wear!
  3. Sunshine & Shells Cocoon and Hat Set… A great gift for a newborn!
  4. Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket… My most popular afghan… Bright and Colorful!
  5. Rainbow Rachael Doll… Fun and cheery soft plushy for any age!
  6. Summer Day’s Baby Blanket… Made with bright cotton colored yarn,,, perfect for hot summer months!

Happy Crocheting…

Elena


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

The Amazing Grace Baby Blanket is the 8th pattern in the Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series!   All of the patterns in the Amazing Grace Series have the same signature stitch pattern and are dedicated to Cancer Awareness.  This adorable baby blanket was designed for children and babies who are suffering or recovering from any illness or tragedy. Along with all the other Amazing Grace Free Patterns, I encourage you to make these for yourself and to pay it forward by donating a finished item to someone who is suffering or recovering from illness…  It also makes great gifts and is fun and easy to make!!

 

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

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Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn – 5 Colors – 256 Yards Each

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I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps ~ 1 skein each White, Lime, Strawberry, Lavender and Aqua

Hook Size I

Scissors

 

Measurement:

41″ x 38″

 

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sk – Skip       Ch – Chain      Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Instructions:

*Make 4 Strips -Approx. 7″ x 35″ each

Amazing Grace Strips

Chain 33

Row 1:     Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Sk 1 St, *(Sc, Ch 2, Sc) all in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 Sts(you will have skipped 2 Sts leaving 3 more stitches),  make one more (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St, Sk 1, Sc in the last St. = 10 (Sc,Ch 2, Sc) spaces and 2 Scs

Row 2:     Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Turn, *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (shell made)*, Repeat  * *across, Dc in last St. = 2 Dc and 10 Shells

Row 3:     Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 1st St, Sk 1 St,  (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St (This is the center stitch of the shell), *Sk 2, (Sc, Ch2, Sc)in next St* Repeat * * 8 more times, Sk 1 St, Sc in last St. = 2 Sc  and 10 (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) spaces.

Rows 4 – 69:     Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Row 70:     Repeat Row 2  *Note the right side of the strip is now facing you… This is important for joining!

Joining:

Joining

*Important*  When joining make sure all the strips are facing the same direction with Row 70 for each strip  at the top!

To Join:     With white yarn and first 2 strips right sides up and strips next to each other, you will be working up the sides of the rows. Join with Sl St to bottom corner (row 1) of 1st strip, Ch 1, Sc in same St, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St of 2nd Strip (See Photo).

 

Joining Strips

Now to continue joining… *Ch 1, Sc in Dc Row space on first strip, Ch 1, Sc in Dc Row space on Second strip(directly across from each other), Ch 1, Sc in Sc Row space of  first strip, Ch 1, Sc in Sc Row space of 2nd Strip (directly across from each other again)* See Photo. Repeat* * to top of strips. Sc in top of 1st strip, Ch 1, Sc in top of 2nd Strip. Finish off.   *Make sure to Ch 1 after each Sc stitch to keep the joining stitches nice and flat. = 142 Sc total

 

joining strips (2)

Join other strips in the same manner.

Boarder:

With white yarn, Join with Sl St to  top right corner of blanket.

Row 1:     Ch 1, Sc in Same St, *Sc in each St across the top of the 1st strip (32 Sc per Strip), Sc 2 Sts evenly across the joining section*, Repeat * * across to 1st corner, (132 Sc across the top edge, not including Corner Sts), 3 Sc in 1st corner, Working down the side of rows, Sc 105 evenly to 2nd corner, Sc 3 in 2nd Corner, Sc 132 evenly across the bottom to corner, 3 Sc in 3rd corner, Sc 105 evenly up the side of rows to last corner, 2 Sc in 4th corner, Join with Sl St to 1st Sc to complete 4th corner. = 486 Sc

Row 2:     Ch 2(counts as Hdc now and throughout), *Hdc in each St across to corner, 3 Hdc in corner*, Repeat * * Around, Ending with 3 Hdc in last corner. Join to beginning Ch 2 with Sl St.  = 494 Hdc

Row 3:     Repeat Row 2 = 504 Hdc

Row 4:     Repeat Row 2 = 512 Hdc

Row 5:     Ch 1, Sc in same St and each St across to corner, 3 Sc in corner, *Sc across to next corner, 3 Sc in corner*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl st to beginning Sc, finish off.  = 520 Sc

 

Congratulations… You now have an Amazing Grace Baby Blanket!!!

*To modify this blanket into an adult size afghan,,, You can add more rows to each strip to obtain the desired length.  And make as many strips as you like for the width!!

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket close up

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 


 

©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blogwebsite or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

 

 

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