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Spring is finally here and I am glad to see the sun shining brightly. The grass is turning green and new plants are peaking through the soil. It’s a time of rebirth. So, it’s a great time for a baby blanket.
The inspiration for this blanket was a knit version of a baby blanket that I got at a local yarn shop—the idea is the same…alternating a plain row with a fuzzy row. I like it so much that I decided to make a crochet pattern for a similar blanket!
Fuzzy Stripe Baby Blanket
Red Heart Super Saver 3 skeins -5 oz/141 g, 236 yards/215 m, 100% acrylic in Monet, this size used 2 whole skeins and approx 0.5 oz/24 yards from the third skein; Bernat Pipsqueak 2 skeins- 3.5 oz/100 g, 101 yards/92 m in Baby Blue, this size used 1 whole skein and approximately 2.8 oz/84 yards.
Any worsted or fuzzy yarn could be substituted but yardage may vary
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
10 dc and 6 rows = 4 inches
32 inches x 28 inches
sl st-slip stitch
This pattern is made entirely of dc, holding both yarns together for fuzzy rows. Ch 2 in beginning of rows counts as a dc. Fuzzy yarn is dropped at end of the fuzzy rows, but not fastened off. Carry fuzzy yarn up side and don’t worry—it is covered up when you work the side borders. This pattern can easily be adapted to any size by changing your beginning chain. It starts holding both yarns together to make a fuzzy row that will end up being part of the border. Then you work 2 rows with only the worsted weight yarn, carry fuzzy yarn up the side to start the next row. Repeat the sequence as many times as you want to the desired length, ending in a fuzzy row. Don’t fasten off yarn-turn blanket and dc up the side holding both yarns to make 1 side border. Attach both yarns to the opposite side and dc up the side to complete the border.
Ch 78 holding the 2 yarns together.
Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st across, drop fuzzy yarn, do not fasten off, turn. 76 sts
Row 2: Using worsted yarn only, ch 2, dc in ea st across, turn. 76 sts
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Row 4: Carry fuzzy yarn up the side. Using both yarns, ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc in ea st across. 76 sts
Repeat rows 2-4 to continue pattern, 1 fuzzy row followed by 2 worsted rows, to desired length. Make sure to end after a fuzzy row. Do not fasten off
Side border: Ch 2, turn blanket to work 2 dc at end of ea row up the side to the top, fasten off.
Join both yarns to the opposite side starting at the corner, ch 2, work 2 dc at the end of ea row up the side to the top, fasten off. Weave in ends.
THIS PATTERN HAS NOT BEEN TESTED OR TECH EDITED.
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