Who doesn’t love those little ones on their baby blankets? Now you’ll have the Sleeping Sugars Baby Blanket to add to your list! Be sure to steal some of the sleeping sugars while your precious one is resting too!
One of the great perks of being a Red Heart Joy Creator is being able to play with the new and upcoming yarns. Have you seen the Red Heart Essentials yarn yet? It’s the latest by Red Heart, and I love it. Why? Well if you’ve followed me for a while you know that I use the Red Heart Soft yarn for many of my designs. The Red Heart Essentials is basically the same as the soft except that is a bulky weight yarn. You get the same yummy softness to the yarn but now you can experience it in a different way!
There are some amazing colors as you can see from my photo too right? Where can you get this yummy yarn? Well, it is exclusive to Michael’s! So are you putting your shoes on yet? Go grab your Michaels’ coupons and head that way! Be sure to come back and show me whatcha got!
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- Red Heart Soft Essentials, #5 Bulky Weight Yarn, 141 grams/131 yards, 100% Acrylic, Colorway: (2 skeins) Peony, (2 skeins) white, (2 skeins) Navy
- J Hook/6.0 mm
- Tapestry Needle
back post double crochet
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
front post double crochet
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Gauge: 11 dc sts and 7 rows = 4″
Finished Measurement: 29″ x 27″
bpdc fan st: (bpdc, dc, bpdc same st) – bpdc around the post of the next st, dc under both loops of the same st, bpdc around the post of the same st.
fpdc fan st: (fpdc, dc, fpdc same st) – fpdc around the post of the next st, dc under both loops of the same st, fpdc around the post of the same st.
- Ch 1 is not considered the first single crochet in the pattern.
- Ch 3 is considered the first double crochet in the pattern.
- Pattern is multiples of 10 plus 3
Row 1: Using Navy, Ch 73, dc in 4th st from the hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (71 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3, (See Pattern Notes) dc in next st and each rem st across, turn. (71 dc)
Row 3: Join Peony, ch 3, dc in next st 8 sts, skip next st, fpdc fan St (See Special Stitches), *skip next st, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc fan st, repeat from * across until last 9 sts, dc in last 8 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (6 fan sts, 53 dc)
Rows 4-5: Join White, ch 3, dc in next st and each rem st across, turn. (71 dc)
Row 6: Join Peony, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, skip next st, bpdc fan st (See Special Stitches), *skip next st, dc in next 7 sts, bpdc fan st, repeat from * across until last 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (7 fan sts, 50 dc)
Rows 7-8: Join Navy, ch 3, dc in next st and each rem st across, turn. (71 dc)
Repeat Rows 3-8 (5 times) Fasten Off. Weave in the ends.
Round 1: With (RS) facing, join Peony, 5 dc in last st, dc evenly down the side until the corner, 5 dc in first st on foundation row, dc in next st and each rem st across until the last st, 5 dc in last st, dc evenly up the side until the corner, 5 dc in first st, dc in next st and each rem st across, join by sl st to first st.
Round 2: Join White, Ch 3, dc in each st until corner st, 5 dc in corner st, *dc in next st and each rem st across until corner st, 5 dc in corner st, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st.
Round 3: Join Navy, Repeat Round 2
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st until corner st, 3 sc in corner st, *sc in next st and each rem st across until corner st, 3 sc in corner st, repeat from * around, join by sl st to first st.
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pat fiske says
I couldn’t wait for the right yarn for this pattern so I used some of my own. I love your patterns and am grateful for them since most of what I make is donated. Just one small quibble. Shouldn’t the asterisk be placed before the skip one stitch for the repeats? The way it is written I wasn’t sure about skipping the stitches before and after the fan.
Kathy Lashley says
Yep you are right Pat. You skip the stitch before and after the fan. I’ll correct it soon. Thank you!