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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Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

It’s time to head to the finish line and Crochet with Me!!! Winter 2015 CAL.. Week 11!!

This week we are putting it all together and beginning our prep  for the edging for our Retro Style Crochet Afghan!!!  This has been such a fun project, I hope you have loved it!!  Only one more week and you will have a completed project..

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 11

Pictured above is my Week 11 Progress Picture!!  This one is done in Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

 I also have been working with  Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn for a different look by its Self Striping pattern… You probably have noticed I haven’t posted a picture last week or this week… Well, Just like all of you,,, Life has happened!  A few weeks ago I was offered a really great job as an Administrative Assistant for a local forest products company…  I started a couple of weeks ago and… Yikes~a huge learning curve and long hours!!!  I will be catching up on the second afghan in the next couple weeks and will post that picture too!!!

Are you ready to put your afghan together?? Let’s get to work!

First:  You will join all of your strips together using the same method as you did with the Granny Strip!  Use my picture above for placement or.. If you want to switch it up that is great too!!

Second:  We will be starting the edging with one row of Single Crochet!  So here are the instructions for that…

Join your neutral yarn in the corner stitch of the top left of your afghan.  Ch 1, 3 Sc in the same St (1st corner made), Working down the 1st side, Sc 143 sts to the next corner, Sc 3 Sts in corner(2nd corner made), Working along the bottom edge – evenly Sc 131 Sts across to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (3rd corner made), Working up the second side Sc 143 sts to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (4th corner made), Working along the top – evenly Sc 131 Sts across. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 560 Sc.  Do not finish off… We will be continuing from here next week to finish our edging..

Don’t forget to join me on Facebook this coming Wednesday for Show and Tell…

Happy Easter and God Bless You!!

Elena

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