Striped baby blanket crochet pattern

Blanket crochet pattern free

Blanket crochet patternSIZE

37.5 x 113cm (34 1/2 x 44 1/2in)

YOU WILL NEED

Any aran weight yarn

Approx 576m (350g) teal (A)

Approx 576m (350g) white (B)

Approx 576m (350g) aqua (C)

5mm crochet hook

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

20sts to 15.25cm, two rows to 12cm in pattern.

Use larger or smaller hook if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

tr2tog = treble crochet 2 together (uses next 2 sts): *yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one tr).

PATTERN NOTES

Measuring your ripple blanket

Lay your piece on a flat, hard surface.

Measure one point-to-point repeat by placing the ruler from the centre of one peak increase to the centre of the next peak increase.

Measure the height of your tension square by placing the ruler from the bottom of the centre stitch of a peak increase to the highest point of the swatch.

Measure the width of your tension square or blanket from straight edge to straight edge.

The length of the afghan is measured from the bottom of the lowest valley to the top of the highest peak.

Changing colour

Work the last stitch to within one step of completion, hook new yarn (image 1) and draw through all loops on hook.

At the end of each row, do not cut previous colour unless specified. Unused colours are carried loosely along the sides and are crocheted over when working the edging.

Free loops of a chain When instructed to work in free loops of a chain, work in loop indicated by arrow (image 2)

BLANKET

With B, ch112; place marker in second ch from hook for edging placement.

Row 1 (RS): Tr2tog beginning in third ch from hook (2 skipped chs count as first st), tr in next ch, (2tr in next ch, tr in next ch) twice, *(tr2tog, tr in next ch) twice, (2tr in next ch, tr in next ch) twice; repeat from * across to last 3 chs, tr2tog, tr in last ch changing to C (see Pattern Note); do not cut B (111 sts).

Note: Loop a short piece of yarn around any stitch to mark row 1 as RS.

Row 2: Ch2 (counts as first st, now and throughout), turn; tr2tog, tr in next tr, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice, *(tr2tog, tr in next tr) twice, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, tr2tog, tr in last st changing to A.

Row 3: Ch2, turn; tr2tog, tr in next tr, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice, *(tr2tog, tr in next tr) twice, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, tr2tog, tr in last st changing to B.

Row 4: Ch2, turn; tr2tog, tr in next tr, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice, *(tr2tog, tr in next tr) twice, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, tr2tog, tr in last st changing to yarn C.

Row 5: Ch2, turn; tr2tog, tr in next tr, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice, *(tr2tog, tr in next tr) twice, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, tr2tog, tr in last st changing to A.

Repeat rows 3-5 for pattern until piece measures approximately 110.5cm (43 1/2in) from beginning ch, ending by working row 5 as a WS row; cut A and C only.

EDGING

With A, ch2, turn; tr2tog, tr in next tr, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice, *(tr2tog, tr in next tr) twice, (2tr in next tr, tr in next tr) twice; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, tr2tog, leave last st unworked; working in end of rows, work 3tr in first row, tr evenly across to last row, work 3tr in last row; working in free loops of beginning ch (see Pattern Notes), skip first ch, tr in each ch across to marked ch, remove marker; working in end of rows, work 3tr in first row, tr evenly across to last row, work 3tr in last row; join with slip st to first dc, finish off.

Design by Becky Stevens

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