Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!

Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!

Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket

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This super sweet baby blanket is  and easy to make shell and post stitch pattern that can be quickly made for a great gift or blanket for your own precious angel.  Using self-striping yarn makes it even easier to whip up this Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket!!

Supplies ~

YARN: 1150 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used 3 skeins of Caron Cakes in Spice Cake.

HOOK: Size J

 

Stitches ~

St – Stitch

Sk – Skip

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Reverse Single Crochet

Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Shell – 5 dc in same stitch

RS – Right Side are even rows         WS – Wrong Side are odd rows

Size ~

36″ x 36″ after blocked

Instructions ~

Ch 100

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. =99 sc

Row 2:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn,  *hdc in next st, sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 15 more times, hdc in last 2 sts. = 16 shells & 19 hdc

Row 3:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn,  bpdc around next st, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, bpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 15 more times, dc in last st. = 16 shells, 17 bpdc & 2 dc

Row 4:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn,  fpdc around next st, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 15 more times, dc in last st. = 16 shells, 17 fpdc & 2 dc

Rows 5 – 51:  Repeat rows 3 & 4

Edging ~

With RS facing join with sl st in chain of beginning ch on bottom right corner.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc in same st, working up the side of rows, sc 77 sts evenly up the side, 3 sc in top of ch 3 from beginning ch 3 of row 51, * hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* 15 more times, hdc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc 77 evenly down the side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom left corner, sc in next 97 sts, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 360 sts.

Round 2:  Ch 2, turn, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 99 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 79 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 99 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in net 78 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = = 368 sts

Round 3:   Do not turn, sl st in next st, sc in same st, ch 2, sc in same st*ch 2, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 50 more times, ch 2 s sc in same st(1st corner), repeat *to* 41 times, ch 2, sc in same sp(2nd corner), repeat *to* 51 times, ch 2, sc in same st(3rd corner), repeat *to* 40 times, ch 2, sk st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 188 ch 2 sps

Round 4:  Do not turn, ch 1, sc in same st, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, *sc in next st, sc in next ch 2 sp* repeat *to* 50 more times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, ch 2, repeat *to* 41 times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp , repeat *to* 51 times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch 2 st, repeat *to* 41 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 384 sc

Round 5:  Ch 1, reverse sc  in each st around. = 384 reverse scs.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Block blanket into shape using wet or steam method.

That’s it!!!  Congratulations… you now have a Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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.


 

The heart of a Crocheter… Donating handmade work to those in need!!

The heart of a Crocheter… Donating handmade work to those in need!!

Donating your crocheted work to those in need!

You can donate so many wonderful crochet items to so many causes…  I have compiled a list of 10 places to donate your work!!

A couple of years ago, I rounded up donations for  Crochet for Cancer… So many beautiful items were donated as you can see below!!

As many of you know, my Amazing Grace Free Pattern series is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and you can find all of those patterns at the top of the page…


     

But what do you do with all the items you make that don’t have a home to go to?? Or like many of us Crocheter’s, we are generous and would love a cause to donate to… Below are a few great ideas of where to donate your item and a guide on how to prepare your donations!!

 


10 Places to donate your crochet items

  1. Crochet For Cancer – is a Christian volunteer based non-profit that donates handmade chemo caps to cancer centers for patients coping with hair loss.
  2. Local Cancer facilities… In most areas, you can find a local cancer treatment center that may take donations…
  3. NICU Facilities – A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. *you can find these centers in larger areas and these babies need preemie hats!!! and blankets too!!
  4. Homeless Shelters – With winter around the corner, homeless shelters are a great place to donate all types of crochet goods… Hats and Scarves are truly a blessing to these folks!
  5. Retirement Homes/Care Facilities – Blankets, shawls and much more could be a blessing for older people confined to bed or wheelchairs
  6. Local Schools – Some schools in may be willing to let the children wear donated hats and scarves… This is a school by school basis.
  7. VA Hospitals – Donate to those who served us and now need a little tender loving care!!! You can find a list of state by state by clicking here!!
  8. Operation Gratitude – For those in the military who are actively serving!
  9. Crochet for Charity (a part of the Crochet Guild of America) – CGOA provides a large list of places you can donate items…
  10. Donate to those in your neighborhood… Look around as you pass your neighbors… Maybe someone close to you could use a hat, scarf or blanket!!

How to prepare your items for donation

  1. For items donated to Cancer Patients, Hospitals and Children- you should use a soft yarn cotton or acrylic, pet free environment, no perfumes or anything else scented.
  2. For homeless shelters any fiber is ok, please make sure your items are new and clean
  3. For all donations, you should package them neatly and enclose a note.
  4. Check back often with the facilities you donate too to see if they need specific sizes or colors
  5. Enjoy the blessing of donating to others!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

Snowboarders Slouchy Hat

Snowboarders Slouchy Hat

Snowboarders Slouchy Hat

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Living in snow country where we have a ski resort, My kids love to ski and snowboard once the snow starts flying…  This Snowboarders Slouchy Hat is the perfect hat for them to be seen on the slopes!!  Easy to make,, super quick to work up,, and best of all its a free crochet pattern!!

This awesome slouchy hat is made of 3 simple crochet stitches to create a slightly bee hive effect!!  This is one of my all time favorite designs and a great stocking stuffer for anyone that wants to stay warm!!


Materials

Worsted Weight #4 Yarn ~ Approximately 200-225 yards, Shown here in Caron Jumbo in Seaside Ombre

Hooks ~ C, J, K

Yarn Needle and Scissors

Stitches

St ~ Stitch     Ch ~ Chain     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet      FPHdc ~ Front Post Half Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet

Gauge

J Hook – FPHdc   8 sts x 10 rows = 2″ x 2″

Size

22 1/2″ around brim unstreatched, 10 1/2″ top to bottom


Instructions

Brim

Using J hook, ch 11

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each across. = 10 hdc

Row 2: Ch2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn, FPHdc in next 8 sts, hdc in last st. = 2 hdc 8 FPHdc

Rows 3-74:  Repeat row 2

Finish off, leaving tail for sewing

Sew short ends together to form brim.

Hat- Working in the round

Using C hook, join yarn to top of brim in side of rows

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc 74 sts evenly around the brim in the side of brim rows. = 74 sc

Rounds 2 & 3: Ch 1, sc around. = 74 sts

Change to K hook

Round 4: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), trc in each st around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 74 trc

Change to C hook

Rounds 5-7: Ch 1, sc in each st around. 74 sc

Rounds 8-15:  Repeat rounds 4-7

Change to K hook

Round 16: Ch 4,trc in next 5, sk st,  *trc in next 6 sts, sk st*, repeat *to* 9 times, trc in last 4, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4.=64 trc

Change to C hook

Rounds 17 & 18: Repeat rounds 2 & 3 = 64 sc

Round 19: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, sk st*, repeat *to* 10 times, sc in last 4, join with sl st to beginning. = 54sc

Change to K hook

Round 20: Ch 4, trc in next 3 , sk st, *trc in next 4 sts, sk st*, Repeat *to* 9 times, join to top of beginning ch 4. = 44 trc

Change to J hook

Round 21: Ch 2(counts as hdc), sk st, *hdc in next st, sk st*, repeat *to* around, join to top of beginning ch 2. = 22 hdc

Round 22: Ch 2, sk st, *hdc in next st, sk st*, repeat *to* around, join to top of beginning ch 2. = 11 hdc

Finish off leaving tail for sewing.

Using yarn needle weave in and out of each st and draw tight. Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Using J hook, join yarn at bottom edge of brim with sl st, ch 1, sc 65 sts evenly around.

 


Congratulations!!  You now have a Snowboarders Slouchy Hat…  

Make sure to share your finished project on my Facebook Page!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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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