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.
For the 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.

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.

   On to the pattern!

- 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
- Embroidery 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.

   DC - Double Crochet
     *You can use a FDC in you'd like to make your mini blanket longer.
   CH - Chain
   SC - Single Crochet
   ea - each

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

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


CH 23. DC in 3rd CH from hook. CH 2, turn.

Row 2 - 12: DC in 2nd DC and ea DC across. CH 2, turn.

Row 13: DC in 2nd DC and ea DC across. CH 1, turn.

Row 14: SC in 1st DC and ea DC across. DO NOT TURN.

Border: (Add 2 SC to last st (to create a corner), evenly SC along the side) around the blanket until you reach the beginning of Row 14. Join to the first st.

Fasten off.

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.
Photographed is a 30" x 30" baby blanket, a 10" x 10" mini
blanket/basket filler, and a 3-6 month hat.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I will slowly be adding these to my Etsy shop in different colors. Feel free to send in your custom requests, including sizes and/or colors. Search color options here: Deborah Norville Chunky Serenity Yarn.

You can also purchase this as a set including the 10" x 10" mini blanket/basket filler, the 19" x 19" mini and/or 30" x 30" baby blanket and the 0-3 month baby hat. Again, feel free to send in your requests!

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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.