Thursday, 1 September 2011

Cornish Coast Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

I've been making a blanket for H, when he's out and about in his pushchair and car seat. I wanted it to be small enough to carry around, and made from acrylic yarn so it can be washed easily. I used Robin Picasso Chunky, and managed to get the whole blanket out of one ball.

Here's the pattern:

Cornish Coast Baby Blanket
UK crochet terminology.

You will need:
15mm / Q hook
10mm / P hook
1 x 100g ball Robin Picasso Chunky, (150m per ball) or equivalent yarn.

Approximately 6 sts x 7 rows over 4 x 4 inches, using 15mm hook.

Stitch Key
Ch = Chain                            
Dc = Double Crochet
*---* = Indicates a sequence of stitches to be repeated.

With 15mm hook, Ch 51. 
R1. Dc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch1, skip next stitch, dc in next ch*. Repeat across to end of row. Dc in last ch. Ch1, turn.

R2.  Dc in 1st st. *Ch1, skip next stitch, dc in ch1 space.* Repeat across. Dc in last ch. Ch1, turn.


Repeat row 2 until there are 39 rows in total. Do not turn.

Using 10mm hook, work all the way round the 4 edges of the blanket, working 1dc in the end of each row, 1dc in each chain, 1dc in each dc. Slip stitch to join.

Fasten off. Sew in ends.

The USA version of the pattern is available free on Ravelry

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