Sunday, August 3, 2014

Coloring Easter Eggs Photo Basket Filler - Free Crochet Pattern


   My sister-in-law, Briana of Briana Lugo Photography, has been mentioning to me for the last year or so how easy chunky mini blankets are to crochet, how little yarn and time they take and how popular they are. Have I listened? Well, I did but I didn't look into it or try my hand at one until a few months ago. I actually drafted this post up in late May, but haven't edited my photos for posting until now. Shame on me!

Chunky Granny Square Baby Blanket and Hat Set in Kitty

Chunky V-Stitch Baby Blanket and Hat Set in Spring

   Back at the end of June, I posted the Chunky V-Stitch Baby Blanket and Hat Set in Spring and the Chunky Granny Square Baby Blanket and Hat Set in Kitty. Once finished, I was very excited to show Briana. Again, she brought up the mini blanket idea and pulled one out that she had made. I glanced at it for a few minutes and though, what the heck? Why not?

I was in need of another ball of the Spring yarn anyway to make a matching Chunky Style hat.
While at work one evening, I took out my remaining yarn, and came up with a 10" x 10" little mini blanket/basket filler.

Being that this mini blanket is a square, it is a great mini blanket option for using on the top layer of a few coordinating blankets. I don't have any shots of this mini blanket in action yet, but update to come soon.

It also works great hanging out of a basket with baby leaning head on top, or fully inside a basket to prop baby up.

     - Chunky Yarn - I used about half a ball (50 yds) of Deborah Norville's Chunky Serenity Yarn in Spring
   *You can also use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together.
     - L11/8mm hook
     - Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Time Spent:
   I was able to complete this mini blanket with edging and weaving in ends in about half an hour.

   9" x 9" plus a 1" border = 10" x 10"


   2 rows = 1.5". Border adds 1" to total.

   DC - Double Crochet
   SC - Single Crochet

     Chain 24. DC into the 4th chain from hook. (22 DC)

R2 - 12: Chain 2, and turn. DC into the 2nd DC, and each DC across. (22 DC)

R13: Chain 2, and turn. DC into the 2nd DC, and each DC across. (22 DC)

R14: Chain 1, and turn. SC into the 1st DC, and each DC across. (22 DC)

Border: Do not turn! (Add 2 SC to the last stitch (to create a corner), evenly SC along the side) and around the blanket until you reach the beginning of Row 14. Join to the first stitch.

Fasten off, and Weave in Ends.

Please feel free to make and sell this mini blanket/basket filler, 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, please link to it instead.

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  1. Is the blanket underneath also the same pattern - the brown and white one?

    1. The brown and white one was made with a ribbing pattern achieved by working into the back loop only. I don't have a pattern worked up for it at the moment, but it's on my list of things to do.

  2. Do you know of any existing patterns online?

    1. I will work on mine. I haven't looked up any, but you can search the ribbing pattern.