Crochet baby blanket pink and blue with circles.
Material: Yarn: 100% acrylic, baby yarn, 50 g approx. 130-160 m, optional: sparkly, eyelash, furry or fluffy yarn in case you want to enhance the blanket with a circle of this extraordinary yarn (row 6)
For pink or blue 6 x 4 squares:
350 g color
350 g white yarn (I used Bucum bebe batik in blue or pink and 1 thread of Himalaya Everyday 150 g and 1 thread of Yarnart Angora RAM 100 g),
50 g fluffy (shaggy) yarn (e.g., MTP Yumos, Cheval Blanc Léa, or any other thin or medium extraordinary yarn) pink or blue – according to the color of the blanket (optional)
Size: 90 x 130 cm
You also need: hook 4.5 mm, needle, scissors
Stitches used (US terminology)
Ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
edc – extended double crochet
tr – triple crochet
RS – right side
BL – back loop
Square (make 24)
Start with a magic ring or 4 ch closed to the circle with colored yarn
1.r: 12 dc into a circle (RS)
2.r: 2 ch (counts as dc), (all dc into the back loops), dc into the 1st stitch, 2 ds into each subsequent one. Finish with a ss to the first normal dc (24 dcs)
3.r.: 2 ch (counts as dc), (all dc into the back loops), dc into the 1st stitch (dc into the next stitch, 2dc into the next stitch) repeat until the end of the row to have 36 dc. Finish with a ss to the first normal dc
4.r: 2 ch (counts as dc), (all dc into the back loops), crochet a repeat: (dc, 2dc, dc), join to the 1st ds with a ss (48 ds)
5.r: 2 ch (counts as dc), (all dc into the back loops), crochet a repeat: (dc, 2dc, dc, dc), join to the 1st ds with a ss (60 ds) – cut the thread
6.r.: (optional, with furry yarn) – crochet slip stitches from the RS on the surface around the top of the dc of row 5. (60 po) Cut the yarn.
Squaring the circle:
7.r: (white yarn) There are 15 stitches on one side of the square, including 1 corner. The white yarn can be connected anywhere. Crochet to both loops of row 5 – 1 stitch in each stitch except of the corner.
ch, 4 sc, 2hdc, 2 dc, 1 edc, corner (2 tr, 3ch, 2tr), (1edc, 2dc, 2hdc, 4sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 1edc, corner) x3, 1edc, 2dc, 2hdc, we finish in 2nd sc using a ss. (18 stitches on side)
8.r: crochet the entire row of sc in the back loop, corners (sc in the back loop of 1st corner ch, 2ch, sc in the back loop of the 3rd corner chain), finish with an invisible connection to the 2nd sc. (20 sc on side)
Sew in the protruding yarn, the square is ready. You may block the squares before connecting them. You can find my experience and advise on blocking here.
- there are missing 3 ch in the corner of row 7 on the picture.
Connecting the squares
Lay the squares flatly as you wish to have them in the blanket, sew, or crochet the squares lengthwise and crosswise. I crocheted them together with ss as follows: I took 2 squares back-to-back and crocheted a ss into both back loops (when you have the squares back-to-back, it is the 2nd loop of the front square and 1st loop of the back square).
Start in the corner: ss into the corner chain, 20 ss into sc stitches, ss in the corner chain, 2 ch (between 2 squares), pick up 2 following squares and repeat until the end of the row, last ss is in the corner chain, cut the thread and continue with next row of squares until all the squares are connected to 1 piece.
Crochet dc to the BL except of the corner.
Start in the corner:
first corner: (2 ch, dc, 2 ch. 2 dc),
other 3 corners: (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc),
between the squares: dc
In the square joints: edc to the middle of the joint.
If it is necessary to slightly correct the uneven edge, reduce the nr. of stitches or crochet another row according to the instructions here.
Finish the row with invisible join and sew in the protruding yarn.
Your blanket is finished.