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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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