Baby blanket draped over child's rocker.

Baby Blanket Designed by Julia

On March 18 I purchased 3 balls of Bernat Pipsqueak super-soft baby yarn to crochet a baby quilt.

Multi-colored yarn I purchased for baby quilt.

Multi-colored yarn I purchased for baby quilt.

I used up an entire ball and realized I did not have enough yarn to make the blanket the size I wanted it to be, so the following day I went back to Hancock Fabrics to pick up three more balls. When I got to the store I found they were out of the color I was looking for. I decided to switch from the 5 colored yarn to a blue/green/white combination and make some rows all white while others are multi-colored. I purchased 6 of each (more than I needed to make the blanket).

100% Polyester - machine washable and dryable

100% Polyester – machine washable and dry-able

I picked this yarn because it’s super fuzzy and machine washable. I think that’s very important for a baby blanket that I hope will see a lot of use. Babies are notorious for messing on their blankets.

I had planned to include the detailed directions in this post, however, I got carried away in the process of creating and forgot to take photos of the first few steps. Then I misplaced my notes and I don’t recall how many chains are in the first row, so I’m going to guess.

I do know for sure the Hook size: I/9mm

  • Chain 79
  • Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat 25 more times from * to end, then in the last ch, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch.
  • Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work dc, ch 1, dc in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each “V”). At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (ch 3 turning space). [If making rows from different colors change color now.]
  • Repeat row 1 until  desired length (mine had 50 rows). If you want to use two different colors change color every two rows.

Blanket after 50 rows completed.

Blanket after 50 rows completed.

Edging:

Using the yarn from the 48th row, I double-crocheted around the entire blanket, putting 2 or 3 double-crochets in each corner so edging doesn’t curl too much.

double crochet around edge

Working with remaining yarn – chain three

work double crochet

I will try to do a better job of keeping track of directions for my next project.

finished blanket

Finished blanket

Time to fold it up and place it in bag for transport to expectant parents J & C.

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Updated 7/27/2015

I would like to introduce Callum James G! He was born at home on May 29th @ 11:15pm. He was 21 inches long and weighed 7lbs 8 oz.. From the photo below taken in July, I believe he likes his blanket.

Baby with blanket

Callum appears to like his blanket

Callum and blanket

Callum and blanket

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One thought on “Baby Blanket Designed by Julia

  1. Saw Callum yesterday. He was clutching his blanket..His parents report that he REALLY like to hold on to it. It’s a major success.

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