Polka Dot Baby Blanket
This Polka Dot Baby Blanket is an easy crochet afghan pattern to complete for the little one in your life. It would also make an excellent homemade gift idea for an upcoming baby shower. Use blue, pink, yellow, or any other color yarn for the middle dot. You could even use a rainbow of colors if you want! Use Red Heart Designer Sport yarn to crochet this cute baby afghan.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
- RED HEART® Designer Sport: 3 skeins 3101 Ivory A and 1 skein 3815 Dutch Blue B
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
- Yarn needle
GAUGE: Hexagon = 4” (10 cm) across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge.
SIZE: Blanket measures 30” (76 cm) x 45” (114 cm).
HEXAGON (Make 72)
With B, ch 2. Round 1: Work 6 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in first st to join.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc, slip st in first st to join.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join A in any hdc, ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1; repeat from * around, slip st to top of beginning ch to join.
Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 5 sts, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space, dc in next 6 sts; repeat from * around, end (dc, ch 1 dc) in last ch-1 space, slip st to top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Sew 7 Hexagons together along opposite sides to make a 7-Hexagon Strip. Make 6 strips. Sew 6 Hexagons together along opposite sides to make a 6-Hexagon Strip. Make 5 strips. Beginning and ending with a 7-Hexagon Strip, arrange strips to alternate 7-Hexagon Strips with 6-Hexagon Strips, fitting sides together, to make Blanket. Sew Strips together.
With right side facing, join A in any st and sc evenly spaced around all sides, join with a slip st to first st to join.
Weave in ends.
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Jun 03, 2016
Fun and easy scrapghan--make polka dots of many different colors. #BestIdeaEver
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