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Babies will love snuggling up with this adorable Baby Blocks Blanket. Make this crocheted afghan for your own baby, or give it as a gift to an expectant mom-to-be. Use any color sport weight yarn to complete this free crochet pattern. Make it classic blue or pink, or use colors that coordinate with the nursery. There are three different layout options for arranging the blocks, so there is plenty of opportunity for this pattern to be customized to your liking.

Baby Blocks Blanket
Baby Blocks Blanket
This image courtesy of bernat.com

Easy

Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

MEASUREMENT
Approx 36 ins [91.5 cm] square.

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Baby Coordinates (140 g/5 oz)
    Contrast A (09412 Sweet Pink) 2 balls
    Contrast B (09402 Pinky Pink) 1 ball
    Contrast C (01000 White) 1 ball
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Chart
  • Version Options (3)


GAUGE
One Motif = 5¾ ins [14.5 cm] square.

ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations

INSTRUCTIONS
ALL VERSIONS
MOTIF (make 36).
Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc throughout.
With B, ch 6.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 4 dc in loop made by turning ch of previous row. Turn. 7 dc.
3rd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next dc. 1 dc in each of last 3 dc. Join A. Turn.
4th row: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next 2 dc. 3 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
5th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in first ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
6th row: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) twice. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join C. Turn.
7th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in first ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Join B. Turn.
8th row: With B, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 3 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join C. Turn.
9th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in first ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Join A. Turn.
10th row: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 4 times. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times. Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
11th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in first ch-1 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times. Ch 1. 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following diagram for Version I, II or III, assemble Motifs as desired.

Edging: 1st rnd: (RS). Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of Blanket. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. (Work 22 sc across side of next 6 Motifs. 3 sc in next corner) 3 times. Work 22 sc across side of next 6 Motifs. Join with sl st to first sc. 540 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sc as last sl st. *Miss next 2 sc. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in next sc.
Rep from * around, ending with miss last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

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