Monday, June 23, 2014

Coloring Easter Eggs Chunky Baby Blanket and Hat Set - Free Crochet Pattern


At the same time of purchasing the Kitty yarn I used in the Crochet Granny Square Baby Blanket and Hat Set, I also purchased this chunky yarn in Spring. This Spring yarn is such a neat color mixture - its yellow, green, blue and pinkish purple blended with white - reminds me dying Easter eggs!

This blanket is great for laying down to change the baby or to cover the grass so you can put the baby down in the park.
It works well for photo shoots too!

Materials:
-L11/8mm Hook
-4 Balls of Chunky Yarn - I used Deborah Norville's Serenity Chunky Yarn in Spring (or you will need 4-8 balls (depending on the size) of worsted weight)
*1 ball of the Deborah Norville yarn will give you 6", and each remaining ball will increase the size by 6" intervals.

Time Spent:
     Each row took me about 4.75 minutes for a total just shy of 3 hours. 

Abbreviations:
     CH - Chain
     ea - each
     sp - space
     SC - Single Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet
     sl st - Slip Stitch
     v-st - V-Stitch (DC, CH 1, DC)

Gauge:
     Not important. 4 rows = 3".

Measurements:
     GOAL was 30" x 30". Actual blanket measures 32" wide by 30" long.
*If you're unsure about the size you'd like to make, I found a Blanket and Afghan Size Chart courtesy of Clare of BOBWILSON123 with a range of sizes for preemie's up to adult size and lapghans.

V-Stitch Pattern:

Pattern:
FDC 90. 
Row 2: CH 3, V-St in 3rd (SK 2, V-St in next). Repeat across 26 more times.
Row 3: CH 3, turn. V-St in each V-St across. DC in last DC.
Row 4: CH 3, turn. V-St in each V-St across, DC in 2nd CH of turning CH.
Rows 5-34: Repeat Row 4.
Row 35: CH 1, turn. SC in ea st and CH-1 sp across.
Fasten Off.

Please feel free to make and sell this blanket, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, rather you should link to it. Thanks!


For this 0-3 Month Baby Hat, I used Emi's 15 Minute Chunky Baby Hat Pattern. You can watch her How to Crochet a 15 Minute Chunky Style Beanie Hat YouTube video or vist her Etsy shop and purchase the 15 Minute Beanie pattern, which includes changes for all sizes.
I added a button on my hat. It is a 1 1/8" wood button I purchased from Joann's. I sewed it onto the left side on the second to last row. I reinforced it with a drop of hot glue on each side.
*Should the button come loose, it can pose a choking risk so do not leave babies unattended with hat.

This Chunky V-Stitch Baby Blanket and Hat Set is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Color and size is completely customizable! Search color options here. Feel free to send me a message with your request.




2 comments:

  1. So cute! I love all the colors!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty

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    1. :) It's one of my favorites. I love the watercolor look of the Serenity Chunky Yarns.

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