Free Crochet Sweet Baby Blankie Pattern from RedHeart.com

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From RedHeart.com

Crochet Sweet Baby Blankie

LW1628
Designed By: Roberta Maier
Skill Level: Easy


RED HEART® “Baby Econo®”: 5 skeins No. 1722 Light Pink [available in traditional solid colors – 7 oz (198 g), 675 yd (617 m); pompadour solid and multi colors – 6 oz (170 g), 460 yd (421 m)].Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle.
Blankie measures approximately 34″ x 37″.
GAUGE: 15 sts = 4″; 12 rows = 4″ in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
Fptr (front post treble crochet): [yarn over] twice, insert  the hook from front to back to front around the post of the  stitch indicated and draw a loop through, [yarn over and  draw through 2 loops] 3 times. Skip the sc directly behind  the fptr
Cross Stitch: Skip next st, dc in next st, working behind  dc just made, dc in skipped st.
BLANKIE
Ch 129.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 128 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc next sc and in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, fptr around post of dc 1 row below next sc, * cross stitch over next 2 sc, fptr around post of dc 1 row below next sc; rep from * to last 2 sc; dc in last 2 sc; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across and in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * fptr around fptr, cross stitch over next 2 sc; rep from * to last 2 sc; dc in last 2 sc; turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each st across and in top of ch-3; turn.
Rep Rows 7 and 8 until blanket measures approximately 36½” from beginning, end by working Row 8.
Last Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Fringe:
Cut yarn in 14” lengths. Holding 2 strands together, fold in half, forming a loop; insert hook from wrong side of fabric into sc and into the loop; draw the loop through the fabric; draw the yarn ends through the loop and tighten. Trim ends. Make fringe in each sc across top and bottom of afghan.

 

ABBREVIATIONS: ch= chain;dc= double crochet;mm=millimeters;rep= repeat;
sc= single crochet;tr= treble crochet; *= repeat whatever follows the * as indicated;
[ ]= work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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Comments
  1. Sylvia

    what is fptr in this pattern? I enjoy Maggie’s web site and have told many friends about it.

    • admin

      Hey Sylvia! Thank you for telling your friends about us we appreciate it!
      Fptr (front post treble crochet): [yarn over] twice, insert
      the hook from front to back to front around the post of the
      stitch indicated and draw a loop through, [yarn over and
      draw through 2 loops] 3 times. Skip the sc directly behind
      the fptr

      Hope it helped!

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