#NAPS Crochet Blanket
When you think of crochet baby blanket patterns, you probably think of designs that use pink, blue, or pastel colors. If you're looking for something a bit different, then the #NAPS Crochet Blanket just might be for you. The hip and trendy design incorporates the hashtag for a fun and whimsical look. You and the parents-to-be will love the bold look of this pattern. While this crochet baby blanket is perfect for a baby shower gift, you can probably think of a few older children and perhaps even a few adults who would love to use this blanket as a throw for an afternoon nap!
NotesNOTES: When working from chart and joining new color, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through 2 loops, then proceed in new color.
Carry color not in use across top of previous row and work sts around it to prevent stranding.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm]
Finished SizeApprox 35" [89 cm] square
- Caron Simply Soft (Solids: 6 oz/170.1 g; 315 yds/288 m; Heathers: 5 oz/141.7 g; 250 yds/228 m): Main Color (MC) Charcoal Heather (H9508), 4 balls; Contrast A Off White (39702), 1 ball
- Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Stitch marker
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With MC, ch 119.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 118 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 12" [30.5 cm], ending on a WS row.
Beg working Chart in sc, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, until 21st row of Chart is complete. Break A. Place marker at end of last row.
Chart is shown in Project Diagram section below.
Next row: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from marker measures 12" [30.5 cm].
With RS facing, join MC with sl st to any corner.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Work 1 rnd of dc evenly around all side edges, working 5 dc in each corner. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around, working 5 dc in each center dc of (5 dc) corner group. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: As 2nd rnd, joining MC at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With MC, as 2nd rnd.
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Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
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Jul 28, 2018
Years from now believe it or not the hash tag will probably not even be a thing anymore. When I was a kid it was just a pound or number sign. Now the meaning is something entirely different. When the baby that grows up and hands it to his kids can you imagine the stories that will be told?
Jul 15, 2018
Bonus that the cute pattern is featured directly above. For me, it is really a matter of convenience, sometimes. If I have to click on too many links just to get to the pattern I might lose interest! Whomever came up with this "hashtag Nap" baby blanket hit the nail on the head!
Jun 30, 2018
We are living in the hash tag era and why shouldn't baby be a part of it. For baby, I would have selected a different color. Perhaps a blue or green for a boy and maybe a pink or yellow for a girl. Then again, the grey would be representative of the color of the screen.
Jul 27, 2017
This is great! It doesnt just have to be for babies either. Make it a little bit larger and it makes a great blanket to grab when you want to take a quick nap on the couch too. This is one blanket I will have to make as a Christmas gift!
Apr 21, 2017
Many of my son's friends are expecting and it is time for me to make the blankets. I was looking for a blanket that is good for either gender and this is perfect. As the descriptions says it is hip and uses the hashtag which I find so many "younger" people are using in their dialogue on cell phones and on social media. I enjoy graphs that are not too complicated and this one looks fairly simple. Thank you for the pattern. I have the yarn and it will take me so time so do this.
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