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Road Trip Baby Blanket

Bring this Road Trip Baby Blanket with you leave the house. This free crochet afghan pattern is great for comforting your sleeping baby any time you are on-the-go. It's made using super bulky (and super soft) yarn, so it works up quickly. It's perfect for long road trips, plane rides, or just errands around town. Babies will love snuggling with this soft and cuddly blanket. Choose any color Red Heart Snuggle Bunny yarn you want for this easy crochet pattern.

Easy

Crochet HookP/16 or 11.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • RED HEART® Snuggle Bunny™:
    4 balls 9802 Bluebird A and 3 balls 9010 Cottontail B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 11.5 mm [US P-16]

GAUGE: 6 dc = 4”; 8 rows = 5”.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SIZE: Blanket measures 30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm)

Special Abbreviations:
4-dc Cl (4 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 to close cluster.
sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together) [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Notes:
To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Carry old color loosely up side of piece until next needed.

BLANKET
With A, ch 51.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each remaining ch across – 49 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to B in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sts, 4-dc Cl in next st, [sc in next 7 sts, 4-dc Cl in next st] 4 times, sc in next 8 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to A in last st.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next st and in each remaining st across.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, 4-dc Cl in next st, [sc in next 7 sts, 4-dc Cl in next st] 5 times, sc in last 4 sts.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Rows 10-33: Repeat Rows 2-9, 3 times.
Rows 34-38: Repeat Rows 2-6.
Fasten off.

Road Trip Baby BlanketBorder
Join A with sc in any stitch, sc evenly around
entire blanket, working 4 sc in each corner
and working over carried sections of yarn
along side.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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So I guess the "baubble" is created by the 4 double crochet cluster? At first glance I thought them to be little pom poms added afterwards.

It's easy, works up quickly and doesn't take much yarn. The directions are simple, if you take your time to read them. I think I may make one in pink and one in blue and put them away. Then when that last minute need of a baby shower gift hits, I will be ready. Or make it in pastel green for either of the genders.

Who doesn't love making baby blankets for anyone and everyone?! Baby blankets (and sweaters and hats) are some of my favorite things to make because just picking out the yarn is the most heavenly part! This blanket featured these giant sized popcorns or bobbles which are so fun to fidget with. Your baby will have her hands all over this, sticking her fingers in there and squishing, pulling, and poking. I see that the color changes are loosely carried at the end of the rows and then the border is worked over that to cover it up.

Very cute snuggly blanket, but almost any blanket can be a road trip blanket as long as you remember to take it with you. Ive been out of the baby business for a while, but research shows that a typical crib blanket is 40 x 60 and a travel blanket is 30 x 40. So depending on the age and size of your child, you may want to adjust this pattern to your needs.

Babies have it all. This blankie is so adorable and looks so-o-o soft to the touch, thinking about adding a few more rounds for an adult throw. Those bubbles really make the whole project. The fact the designer used bulky yarn means this pattern works up quickly.

I love this Road Trip Baby Blanket! It is well written and the clusters look like half pom poms. So sweet! I like that it is worked in bulky yarn to make it go quickly and this pattern is well written and easy to understand. Not only can this be used for babies, but for us older people too. This will make for a nice lap blanket! I'm going to go find some nice bulky yarn and make a few of these. Looking forward to making this one! Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Made one - loved it - it's not perfect as I'm a semi beginner. It went fast and is soooo cute. Great directions. Thanks.

Am wondering if I want to make this larger how do I calculate the number of stitches for the starter chain?

This is not easy. It states when making the cluster to insert hook in indicated stitch... what is that?

In row 3 it states "Ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sts, 4-dc Cl in next st, [sc in next 7 sts, 4-dc Cl in next st] 4 times, sc in next 8 sts" That would mean the indicated stitch is the 9th stitch for the first one and the 8th one from that point on. Really much easier than it sounds. Hope this helps you as this is a really pretty blanket.

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