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Memorable Baby's First Blanket

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Using a free baby afghan pattern, you can make this Memorable Baby's First Blanket. The yarn is soft and colorful for a cozy feel. Single crochet and double crochet is used to work up the pattern quickly. The colors used for this crocheted blanket can be customized to suit the baby's gender, or it can be kept gender-neutral if it's a secret. Homemade baby blankets like this are sure to be treasured and cherished for years to come.

Memorable Baby's First Blanket
Memorable Baby's First Blanket

Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZE: 41” x 45”

MATERIALS:

  • 470 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (A)
  • 340 yds. Petal Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn (B)
  • 340 yds. Pale Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn (C)
  • H and I crochet hooks or size needed for gauge


GAUGE: With H hook – 6 rows = 5” Cluster, dc, Cluster = 3”

STITCH GUIDE:
Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc)
Special Stitch: Cluster (Cl) – 5 dc

 
PATTERN:
Row 1 – With A and H hook ch 129, Cl in 6th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, Cl in next ch, rep from * across ending skip 2 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 - *Cl in center dc of Cl, skip 2 dc, dc in dc, rep from * across, dc in last dc, fasten off and  turn.
Rep Row 2 in a 2-row color pattern:
A, B, C 8 times, finishing 2 rows A (50 rows)
 

EDGING:
With A and I hook starting at top edge right corner work 6 dc in first dc, * sc in center dc of Cl, skip 2 dc, 6 dc in next dc, rep from * across ending 6 dc in last dc.
Work along side edge *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 1, rep from *across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in dc, 6 dc in first bottom ch.
Work along bottom edge *sc in ch below Cl, 6 dc in ch below dc, rep from * across ending 6 dc in last ch.
Work along side edge *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in dc, join to beg dc and fasten off.

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