The soft pastel colors of the Thinking of You Baby Afghan makes this pattern perfect for any baby nursery. The colors can be customized depending on the baby's gender. Simply choose any 3 colors of worsted weight yarn to complete this free crochet baby blanket. As written, it measures about 27 inches by 29 inches, but can easily be made into another size if you want. Make this classic crochet baby blanket for your own little one, or give it as a gift.
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How to Read this Pattern:
1. When a number is before the command, such as 3hdc, you will work in the SAME stitch.
2. When a number is AFTER the command, such as hdc3, you will work that command in the number of FOLLOWING stitches.
3. The number in parenthesis () at the end of the round is the TOTAL number of stitches for that round.
Yarn: Medium Weight (weight 4)
Used: Red Heart Super Saver (3 colors)
Color A: Lavender
Color B: Orchid
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)
4” square in sc = 16 rows and 16 stitches
Please check gauge and adjust accordingly
To change colors, join next color in the yarn over of last stitch. Pull it through to complete yarn change.
To increase size, simply increase beginning chain by the count of 10.
As written, final measurement is: 27” x 29” (baby blanket size)
Row 1: Using Color A, turn, sc in first chain and across (110 sts).
Row 2: Join Color B, turn, ch1, sc in first stitch, bpdc2 using stitches from Row 1, * ch2, skip 2 stitches bpdc2, repeat to last stitch, sc in last stitch to complete.
Row 3: Join Color C, turn, ch1, sc, ch2, skip 2 stitches, * fpdc2 using stitches from 2 rows below (row 1), ch2, skip 2 stitches, repeat from * to last stitch, sc in last stitch to complete.
Row 4: Join Color A, turn, ch1, sc in first stitch, bpdc using stitches from 2 rows below (row 2), * ch2, skip 2 stitches, bpdc2, repeat to last stitch, sc in last stitch to complete.
Row 5: Join Color B, turn, ch1, sc, ch2, skip 2 stitches, * fpdc2 using stitches from 2 rows below (row 3), ch2, skip 2 stitches, repeat from * to last stitch, sc in last stitch to complete.
Rows 6-next to last row (approx. 60): Repeat Rows 4 and 5 changing colors each row (including color C, ending on Color A for last row).
To finish: Join Color A, turn, sc2, bpdc using stitches from 2 rows below, * sc2, bpdc2, repeat to last stitch, sc in last stitch to complete. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Row 1: Join yarn in bottom right corner, ch1, *sc across, in last stitch, (sc, ch3, sc), using ends of rows on side as a stitch, sc in each stitch, in last stitch (sc, ch3, sc), repeat from * to last corner. To complete last corner, in last stitch of row, (sc, ch3, sl st to first stitch of round).
Row 2: Ch1, sc in each stitch, in each ch3 space (sc, ch3, sc), sl st to first stitch to join.
Row 3: Ch1, sc in each stitch, in each ch3 space (sc, ch3, sc), sc, sl st to first stitch to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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