Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snug-a-Bug Free Crochet Pattern

This is such a sweet blanket…it will keep your lil one ‘Snug (as) a Bug!’ Hence, Snug’a’Bug! Pattern also has instructions on how to make it as large as you want.  This blanket is super easy.

It’s based off of single crochet, double crochet…and well, your base chain.  The texture of the yarn creates the ‘fuzziness’ so you can easily use any yarn you’d like.  Don’t forget that baby shower gift you need to make…why buy something when you can make something! It’s so special!

Please do not copy, sale or redistribute pattern without my consent. You are free to sell the made item, but I ask that you use your own photos. You are not allowed to use the copyrighted picture(s) shown. 

Photography copyrighted by:  Carrianne Photography

What you need:
Size h-5.0mm Crochet Hook 2 skeins Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn Weight 5 (But it works like a 4 ply).
Color shown: Avacado

For larger blankets, you will need at least 3 skeins (baby). Make sure you buy enough of one dye lot to complete your project. I would recommend one skein addition per size increased.

Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)

How to V Stitch: In the same stitch (Dc, ch 1, dc)

If you want to increase your blanket, increase by the count of 8 chains until you reach the measurement you want.

The blanket will be square. As many ‘V’ Stitches you have across, work that many rows. 

I am going to walk you through a full pattern for the Photo Mat (smallest size) and then I will instruct you further on how to enlarge more specifically.

Photo Mat:
Ch 46
Row 1: Ch 1, sc across (45 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 4 (this counts as the first dc and ch here and throughout) Dc in the SAME stitch.
*Skip one stitch
V stitch in the next. Repeat from the * until you get to the last stitch.
V stitch in the last stitch (there should be 15 V stitches) Row 3:
Ch 4, dc in the same stitch
*skip one stitch
V stitch in the space on the previous row where you have your ch 1. Work around the ch 1, not in the stitch. Repeat from the * until you get to the last stitch.

For the next 14 rows, Repeat Row 3.
After you repeat the last row, ch 1, turn and then sc across to finish. Cut and weave in ends securely.

This should be about 15x15. 

For larger sizes:
Increase by counts of 8 chains until you reach your intended size. 
Ch 1, sc back across the row.
You will then repeat row 3 for your blanket.

Work as many rows as there are v stitches for a square blanket. You can always make it longer and rectangle.
For the last row, ch 1, and then sc back across.
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