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.***

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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