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Only the Best for Baby: 3 Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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Sweet Dreams Afghan
Over the Rainbow Afghan
Kid’s Crayon Stripe Afghan

Sweet Dream Afghan

By Roseanna Beck

Skill Level: Easy
Size: 42″ wide by 48″ tall

Gauge: 4 rows: 2 ½”; Fan Shell, (sc, ch 3, sc) Fan Shell, (sc, ch 3, sc): 4 ¾”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0311 White (2 skeins), #0381 Light Blue (2 skeins), #0373 Petal Pink (2 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Fan Shell: (dc, [ch 1, dc] 4 times) in space or stitch indicated.
V Stitch (V St): [dc, ch 1, dc] in space or stitch indicated.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): With light blue ch 130, sc in 2th ch from hook, *skip 3 chs, Fan Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch, repeat from * across ending with a sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *skip next ch 1 space, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2**, skip next ch 1 space, V St in next ch 3 space, ch 2, repeat from * across ending last rep at **, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, *skip next ch 2 space, Fan Shell in next ch 1 space, skip next ch 2 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of V St, repeat from * across ending with last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Color Scheme

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern for a total of 80 rows as follows:
(4 rows blue, 4 rows pink, 4 rows white) six times, 4 rows blue, 4 rows pink

Edging

Rnd 1: With RS facing and white work along top edge Fan Shell in right corner dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space, Fan Shell in ch 1 space of V St] across, Fan Shell in 3rd chain of turning ch.
Work along side edge, *ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in sc, ch 1, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next sc, repeat from * across, Fan Shell in first bottom ch.
Work along bottom edge [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch below Fan Shell, Fan Shell in ch below V St] across, Fan Shell in last ch.
Work along side edge repeat as for opposite side edge, join to beginning Fan Shell.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge, *sc next ch 1 space of Fan Shell, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 4, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across including last Fan Shell.
Work along side edge ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 3 space, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch 3 space, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space (of corner Fan Shell).
Continue pattern around blanket as established for bottom edge and opposite side edge, join to beg sc and fasten off.

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Over the Rainbow Afghan

by Roseanna Beck

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 45” x 56”

Gauge: 6 rows = 4 ¾”; Fan Shell, Ripple (5 dcs, Shell, 5 dcs) = 6 ½”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart with Love (100% acrylic; 230 yards [211 meters]/198 grams): #1502 Iced Aqua (1 skein), #1704 Bubble Gum (1 skein), #1601 Lettuce (1 skein), #1252 Mango (1 skein), #1701 Hot Pink (1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Special Stitches

Fan Shell: ((dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.
Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): With iced aqua ch 129, dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in each of next 4 chs, *skip 3 chs, fan shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, dc in each of next 5 dcs, shell in next ch, dc in each of next 5 chs,** repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, skip 3 chs, fan shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, dc in each of next 4 chs, 2 dcs in last ch, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in each of next 4 dcs, *(sc, ch 3) in each of next 3 ch 1 spaces, sc in next ch 1 space, skip 2 dcs, dc in each of next 5 dcs, skip 1 dc, shell in ch 1 space of shell, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 5 dcs**, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, (sc, ch 3) in each of next 3 ch 1 spaces, sc in next ch 1 space, skip 2 dcs, dc in each of next 4 dcs, 2 dcs in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in each of next 4 dcs, *skip next ch 3 loop, fan shell in next ch 3 loop, skip next (ch 3 loop, sc and dc), dc in each of next 5 dcs, skip 1 dc, shell in ch 1 space of shell, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 5 dcs**, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, skip next ch 3 loop, fan shell in next ch 3 loop, skip next (ch 3 loop, sc and dc), dc in each of next 4 dcs, 2 dcs in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Rows 4-75: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 72 rows as follows:
(6 rows each iced aqua, bubble gum, lettuce, mango, hot pink) 2 times,
6 rows iced aqua, 6 rows bubble gum

Edging

With hot pink work along right side edge start at bottom side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc across and fasten off.

Work along left side edge start at top side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc across and fasten off. yarn ball

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Kid’s Crayon Stripe Afghan

by Roseanna Beck

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 45” x 52”

Gauge: 4 rows = 3”; Shell, V St = 1 ¾”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart with Love (100% acrylic; 230 yards [211 meters]/198 grams): #1701 Hot Pink (1 skein), #1814 True Blue (1 skein), #1601 Lettuce (1 skein), #1252 Mango (1 skein), #1542 Aubergine (1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

V Stitch (V St): (dc, ch 1, dc) in stitch or space as indicated.
Shell: 3 dcs in stitch or space as indicated.

Pattern

Row 1: With hot pink ch 157, Shell in 5th ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, V St in next ch, skip 2 chs, shell in next ch, rep from * across alternating Shell and V St, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, *V St in center dc of Shell, Shell in ch 1 space of V St, rep from * across, dc in last dc, turn and fasten off.
Row 3: Join true blue with slst in first st, ch 2, *Shell in ch 1 space of V St, V St in center dc of Shell, rep from * across, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2 and fasten off.

Color Scheme

Continue 2-row pattern for a total of 70 rows as follows: (2 rows each hot pink, true blue, lettuce, mango, aubergine) 7 times.

Edging

With right side facing and hot pink work along top edge (sc, ch 3, dc) in first right corner dc, [(sc, ch 2, dc) in ch 1 space of V St, (sc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of Shell] across, (sc, ch 3, dc) in last corner dc changing to true blue on dc.
Work along side edge with true blue (sc, ch 2, dc) in each dc across changing to lettuce on last dc.
Work along bottom edge with lettuce (sc, ch 3, dc) in first stitch of bottom edge, [(sc, ch 2, dc) in ch below Shell, (sc, ch 2, dc) in ch below V St] across, (sc, ch 3, dc) in last stitch changing to mango on dc.
Work along side edge with mango (sc, ch 2, dc) in each dc across, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Weave in ends and trim. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Crochet E.

    Thank you very much, looking forward to trying out something I have not attempted before.

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  • Patricia H.

    thank you so much for the patterns. I am 88 and enjoy making them all the time.

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  • Cheryl A.

    Thank you. As a beginner, I am looking forward to trying out these patterns.
    Cheryl

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  • Jennine S.

    Thank you for these patterns. They are so beautiful. I have made all three of them but the favourite amongst my friends is the ripple stitch Over the rainbow pattern. I have made it using a variegated wool and it came out fabulous. I also tried using pastel colours in the sequence of the rainbow which was a beautiful afghan. Once again Thank you and please do some more,

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  • Margaret H.

    Thank you for the free baby patterns. Can’t wait to start one

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  • Thank you for the freebies. Going to making a lot of baby items for our next grandbaby due in August of this year.

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  • Thank you for the lovely new crochet baby blanket patterns. I’m looking forward to making each one!
    Best to all of you, Joan

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  • Patricia H.

    Thanks for the free patterns, and it was so easy to download and print.

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  • Christine G.

    Thank you. Appreciate the free patterns. I’m enjoying the practice.

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  • Valerie A W.

    Thank you so much for these free patterns. I have been so busy I haven’t had time to do any crocheting (or anything for that matter) but have had several friends have babies so these patterns will come in very handy! Love them!

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  • Delphine S.

    Thank you for the patterns. I have so much yarn that I can make each one.

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  • Thanks so much for the free pattern. In this day and age, free is a wonderful word for seniors who depend on crocheting for entertainment.

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  • Donna R.

    Thank you for the free patterns. Although i don’t do much crocheting i will be sharing these with my 71 year young mother. she absolutely loves to crochet. She makes all kinds of blankets for the community. it makes her proud when she finishes one. she says it brings her visitors. (they sit and chat and brag about how beautiful her work is)

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  • Lori W.

    Thanks for the patterns….they are on my ‘ next to do’ list ????

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  • Deborah H.

    Thank you for the freebies. I was worried that by subscribing there would be a fee or a charge. I’m so glad to be a part of the crochet community. I have been crocheting since I was 9 yrs of age. I am a South paw, and learned to face my tutor to imitate her right to my left. Hope that make sense. Anyway, thanks again for the freebies, and I will be taking every opportunity to put it to good use. ????

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  • Margaret F.

    Thank you for the lovely patterns. They are special to me as I keep a book of Roseanna Beck patterns. She is my favourite pattern maker ever.

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  • Carolyn H.

    Thanks so much for the three patterns! Can’t wait to get started on them! They are so very pretty! Really appreciate free patterns! Carolyn H.

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  • Janie G.

    Janie G.
    Thank you for my free gift the patterns are nice hope to make a blanket for my future grandchildren

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  • Kim N.

    Thank you for these lovely patterns. I appreciate your generosity.

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  • Susan H.

    Really appreciate the free patterns. They are all lovely. Thank you

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  • Anna K.

    collecting varied levels of crochet work to make myself as well as teach my grandkids
    crochet — it could become a lost art if we dont pass it on

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  • Sue A.

    I am just getting back into knitting and crocheting following my Husband’s illness and his passing. And with another great grandchild on the way, what a better way to spend my time than doing these items for her/him. Thank you

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  • Jean F.

    Thank you, the patterns are really nice. Like the bright colors.

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  • Judy Y.

    Thank you so much. I’m now in senior living center and we will put these patterns to good use.

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  • Gale S.

    Thank you for making these “free” patterns actually free and easy to download. Gives me more time to actually crochet.

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  • Glynis W.

    Thank you so very much for the patterns. I am looking forward to making the blankets, they are absolutely adorable.

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  • Hi, I’m new here and wanted to thank you for the free patterns. I crochet many baby blankets and I gift them out to anyone I know that is pregnant, or has a baby. I started making lap blankets that I’d like to take to a nursing home or senior building for Christmas gifts at the end of the year.

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  • Linda D.

    Thank you so much for the great patterns and allowing me to subscribe.. I’m just learning to crochet through watching YouTube videos and I’m so looking forward to making my first actual creation ???? I saw on one of your comments you do videos too. Brilliant. I need all the help I can get. X

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  • Joanne G.

    I’m really only interested in knitting Baby Bonnets which I donate to hospitals

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  • Robin L.

    Thank you for the freebies but I would like to see patterns with no holes. Fingers and toes get caught in the holes.

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  • Not what I expected. Baby blankets are not my thing now. I am happy with my present crochet source. Please cancel my subscription.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello! We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your subscription. We do have a wide variety of patterns that are not baby blankets. If you need assistance regarding your subscription or accessing our entire pattern library, please reach out to our customer service team: https://www.ilikecrochet.com/contact-us/
      Thank you! – Nicola, Editor

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  • Marie C.

    I agree with the other reader that knowing the pattern count would be helpful in order to change the size of the blanket. Also, I think that the patterns should contain the size of the yarn rather than just the name of the brand used in the pattern. After all, crocheting is about creativity and putting your own stamp on a project.

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  • Thanks for the patterns. The colours remind me of those I knitted for them as babies and now could deal with the holes now they are older, for college.

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  • Camille D.

    Thanks you for the beautiful baby blanket patterns. May you be abundantly blessed! Camille Davies

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  • Camille D.

    Thank you so very much for the 3 beautiful blanket patterns. Have a blessed day! Camille

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Anna! Unfortunately, we do not have a video tutorial for that pattern. Let us know if there’s a specific part you are having trouble with and we will do our best to help! – Nicola

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  • S. S.

    Love the (free) patterns, just curious how many stitches to increase for pattern (example: multiples of 8 for larger or smaller sizes)

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  • Terresa P.

    I make blankets for Teenie Tears. It’s a charity that provides diapers and mini quilts and tunics and blankets for infants that pass away as a preemie either before or soon after birth. We need beautiful patterns that don’t have any open lacy holes to trap tiny fingers. I rewrite patterns to make the size I need. There aren’t very many that meet those requirements.

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  • Lorraine D K.

    Thank you the freebies I’m excited to see how easy the patterns are.

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  • Lillian P.

    I’m a beginner and don’t know how too read the pattern too make the sc do you have a video to show me how too begin to crochet .

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  • Thank you for the freebies and the free subscribetion (please forgive spelling errors) to the bronze club. That was very nice of your company. Again thank you.
    Luz Lee

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  • Dorothy J.

    Thank you so much for offering this beautiful pattern! For our new addition to our family in April!

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  • Verlie B.

    Thank you so very much for the free patterns and inviting me to join your club. I know I will enjoy making the these beautiful afghans. I learned to crochet when I was 8 years old and now at age 80, I am still enjoying my hobby and teaching young children how to make things of their interest. Thank you again for your free gift.

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  • Karen R.

    Nothing sweeter than a sweet baby blanket 🙂 Thanks for sharing them.

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  • Barbara S.

    I was so thrilled to find this website with such beautiful Free patterns! Thank you so much for these freebies

    Barbara Snyder

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  • Eleanor P.

    Thankyou so much for these freebies. I am just learning to crochet so these will give me an aim.

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  • Donna O.

    Thank You very much for the free patterns! I can’t wait to get started on them.

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  • Linda G.

    Thank you for the patterns. I was looking a a catch or something. Who gives anybody anything these days

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  • I really like this pattern with the combination of shell and v-stitches. I just learned how to do the v-stitch on practice samples this past summer. So, it will be fun to combine it with the shell stitch. I love the different colors in the rows and the size is very nice. Thank you very much.

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  • Thank you for the free patterens. They are beautiful. Can’t wait to make them.

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  • Claribell E.

    Lovely, easy to make pattern. These will make great gifts. Thank you so much!

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  • User N.

    I just started to relearn how to crochet ???? and I love these free and super easy patterns! Thanks ???? so much !!

    Debbie King

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  • Judy H.

    I love to crochet , so thank you so much for the new patterns. Judy Hessling

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  • Deborah S.

    Thank you for the patterns. Can’t wait to see all the other patterns in the magazines! ♥

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  • Margaret F.

    Can I get a hard copy of all the patterns I have purchased ?

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    • Tech E.

      Please see instructions for the Moss St in the Special Stitches section.

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  • Gloria H.

    I can’t wait to get started. Hard to choose which one first. Maybe I’ll just do them in the order they downloaded. LOL

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  • Elizabeth W.

    My post seems to have vanished, so I’ll try again. Thank you for the beautiful patterns. How did you change colors in the Sweet Dream Afghan?

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    • Deborah G.

      Go to top of page and click on save PDF. Then save to iBooks, kindle or whatever program you have. I hope this helps.

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  • Margaret T.

    Thank you very much for the crochet blanket paterns!! Very nice and easy patterns!! Thanks again!!!!
    M.T. Kal.MI

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  • Reader L.

    Thank you very much for all the patterns and for accepting me to become a member. Continued blessings always.

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  • Senora W.

    There are so many beautiful patterns. The Gold membership is well worth it. Working on the Crispin Leaf Poncho for myself, Loving it thus far. I will upload once completed.

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  • Not HAPPY that I couldn’t look at the Autumn afghan that you were offering!

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  • Reader L.

    I love the colors,tank you for the patterns.I will try a least one

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  • Deane V.

    THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTANCE LOOKING FORWARD TO PATTERNS PATTERNS AND MORE PATTERNS

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  • Kathleen F.

    Can the authors of these patterns tell what the patterns are equal to? By that I mean, for instance, multiple of 5 + 2; 8 + 2, etc.? I would like to make them bigger. Thanks!

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  • Emily B.

    I really the the sizes of these. Not too small – Just right…Thank You…

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  • Sue S.

    I love the first one for the baby and I am going to try it for my great grandkids thanks bunches.

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  • Reader L.

    we need patterns without holes for children’s blanket charity giving

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