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.

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

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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

*** Copy Right 2017 Beatrice Ryan Designs.  You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns in part or in full on any website or publication and/or claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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