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Sea Blue Baby Afghan

By: Lion Brand Design Team

Blue is typically associated with baby boys, but the bright shade of this homemade afghan is beautiful enough for a baby girl, too. This Sea Blue Baby Afghan is an easy crochet afghan pattern to complete. It would also make a wonderful homemade gift idea for a baby shower. Babies will love snuggling up with this homemade blanket for years to come. It measures approximately 28 by 30 inches when complete.

Sea Blue Baby Afghan
Sea Blue Baby Afghan
This image courtesy of Lion Brand Design Team

Easy

Crochet Hook: K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

SIZE
About 28 x 30 in. (71 x 76 cm)

MATERIALS

  • LION BRAND® BABY'S FIRST™ (Art. #925) 
    #146 Sea Sprite 5 balls or color of your choice
  • LION BRAND® crochet hook size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
  • LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle


GAUGE
4 V-sts + 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION
V-st (Dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same st.

AFGHAN
Ch 85.
Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook (V-st made), *sk next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch – 27 V-sts at end of this row.
Rows 2-40: Ch 3, turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in turning ch.
Do not fasten off.

Border
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (picot edging): *Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), sk next sc, sl st in next 2 sc; rep from * around. Note: At each corner, sl st in more or fewer sts to ensure that a picot is centered on the corner.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
ch-sp = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip st
st(s) = stitch(es)
 

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