Alright! Let’s get started on our meaningful and heartfelt baby blanket. I hope you’ll enjoy creating Hannah Kate’s Baby Blanket. I think you’ll find the pattern easy and fun to crochet because of the different stitching and texture.
I wanted to mention that Hannah Kate is holding her own and doing well. I can’t tell you how happy I am to report she’s making great progress although she will most likely be in the hospital for some time. Blessings and prayers to her.
- Bernat Softee Baby Stripes, #3 Light Weight, 100 % Acrylic, 287 yards/120 grams. Colorway: Bright Future Stripes. Technically you will need only 4 balls to complete the blanket, but I used 5 so that I could purposely make the edging solid all the way around and took out those colors from the extra ball.
- G Hook/4.0mm
- Tapestry Needle
ch – chain
blo – back loop only
dc – double crochet
flo – front loop only
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip st
Gauge: 18 dc and 9 rows = 4″
Finished Measurements: 32″ x 32″
3dc cl (3 double crochet cluster): YO, insert hook in specified stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) 2 times, YO pull through remaining 4 loops on the hook. Here is a video tutorial.
X-St (X-Stitch): Skip next indicated 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in first skipped st.
- Ch 3 is considered first st in the row. Check out the alternative to the ch 3. I think you’ll love it.
- Ch 1 is not considered the first st in the row.
- Multiples of 3 plus 2
Each week the MAIN Page of the CAL will update to keep you on track.
Just as a side note, all Crochet-Alongs can be found on the home page under the Crochet-Along Menu. Hover over it, and you’ll see a drop-down menu appear.
Hannah Kate’s Baby Blanket Schedule
Week 1/September 20th – Supply List
Week 2/September 28th – Rows 1-26 (Current Week)
Week 3/October 5th – Rows 27-45
Week 4/October 12th – Rows 46-61 and edging
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Let’s get started on the pattern.
Row 1: Ch 140, dc in 4th ch from the hook, dc in next ch and each rem ch across. (138 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (See Pattern Notes), *dc in blo in next st, dc in flo in next st, repeat from * across until last st, dc in top of ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, *dc in flo in next st, dc in blo in next st, repeat from * across until last st, dc in top of ch 3, turn.
Rows 3-16: Repeat Rows 2 ending last repeat on Row 2.
Row 17: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc cl (See Special Stitches) in next st, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc cluster in next st, repeat from * across until last 4 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn.
Row 18: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * across until last ch-1 sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn.
Rows 19-26: Repeat Rows 17 and 18.
Do not fasten off. The instructions for the next part of the pattern will post on October 5th!
Don’t forget you can catch up with all the information each week on the MAIN PAGE.