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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Rainbow Burst… Reversible Crochet Granny Square!!

Rainbow Burst… Reversible Crochet Granny Square!!

The Rainbow Burst Crochet Granny Square gives you two fun looks in one great square!!

This fun to make square can be made using 2 or more colors and is perfect for stash busting!! Included in this Free Crochet Pattern are directions for this colorful square to be made into an 8″, 10″ or 12″ square.

 

Rainbow Burst SquarePictured above is the front of a 12″ Rainbow Burst Square

 

If you love this bright, textural look,,, you will be amazed at the picture below!!  Yes,,, They are the same square! The front of the Rainbow Burst Square looks like a burst… The back ~ A floral motif,, pretty amazing!

 

Rainbow Burst Back

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Rainbow Burst Granny Square:

Materials ~

Yarn:  Approx 100-175 yards total Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Pictured above is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Aqua,Eggplant, Mustard, Magenta and Kelly Green

Hook: H

Stitches ~ 

St – Stitch     Sk – Skip     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Tips ~

You will be changing colors every row after row 2.

You will be using the Magic Circle technique to start each square.  If you need a tutorial Click Here for a great video tutorial from my friend Moogly!

When working the Fpdc, Sc sequences, be very careful not to miss any stitches.  This can be tricky until you get the hang of it.

Instructions ~

Begin with a Magic Circle.

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc 8 into the center of the circle. Join with Sl St and tighten your circle. = 8 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out), Dc in same St, Dc in next St, Ch 1, *2 Dc in next St, Dc in next St, Ch 1*. Repeat * * 2 more times.  Join with Sl St to beginning. =12 Dc, 4 Ch 1

Change Colors beginning now every row.

Row 3:  Join your new color in any Dc preceding a Ch 1 from previous row.  Ch 1,*Fpdc around St, Sc in the top of the same St, Fpdc around next St, Sc in next St, Fpdc around Same St as your Sc, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to top of Fpdc. = 12 Fpdc, 8 Sc  and 4 Ch1

Row 4:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1, * 2 Fpdc around the Same St, Sc in next St, 2 Fpdc  around next St, Sc in next st, 2 Fpdc around next st, Ch 1*, Repeat 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 24 Fpdc, 8 Sc and 4 Ch 1 Sp.

Row 5:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1, *Fpdc around nexts 2 sts,  2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1 *, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 24 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 Ch 1 Sp.

Row 6:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1, *2Fpdc around St, Fpdc around next St, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next St, 2 Fpdc around next St, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 32 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 ch1.

Row 7:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1, * Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, 2 Fpdc around next St, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, 2 Fpdc around next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1*, Repeat 3 more times. =40 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 Ch 1.

Row 8:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1 *Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, Sc in same St as last Fpdc, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in Same St as last Fpdc, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. = 40 Fpdc, 24 Sc and 4 Ch 1

Row 9:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1*Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, 2Sc in next St, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1 *  Repeat * * 3 More times. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 40 Fpdc, 32 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 10:   Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1 *Sc in Same St, Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1. Join with Sl St to beginning.   = 40 Fpdc, 40 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 11:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 20 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 20 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 88 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

For 10″ Block:

Row 12:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 22 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 22 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 96 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 13:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 24 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 24 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 104 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

For 12″ Block:

Row 14:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 26 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 26 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 112 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 15:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 28 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 28 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 120 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Congratulations!!!  You have finished your Rainbow Burst Square!!  Make as many as you like and join them with your favorite method to make an afghan… Stay tuned for my Rainbow Burst Afghan!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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