The bright blue and yellow of this blanket make this afghan perfect for any little boy’s nursery.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 41” x 46”
Gauge: 5 rows = 3 ½”; 6 dcs = 2”
Yarn: Red Heart Classic (100% acrylic; 190 yards [174 meters]/100 grams): #0818 Blue Jewel (3 skeins), #0230 Yellow (3 skeins), #0001 White (3 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Cluster: Holding back last loop of each stitch on hook, 3 dcs as indicated in instructions, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
Throw is crocheted in multiples of 6 plus 7.
Row 1: With blue ch 127, dc in 4th ch from hook, and in each ch across, turn. (124 dcs)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dcs, [ch 1, skip 1 dc, cluster in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 3 dcs] across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc, ch 1 and cluster across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, [skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] across ending dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4, [skip next ch 1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1] across ending with dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4, fasten off and turn.
Row 6: Join yellow with a slip stitch in first stitch ch 2, dc in each dc and ch 1 across, turn.
Continue pattern repeating Rows 2-6 changing color on Row 6 for a total of 60 rows as follows:
(5 rows blue, 5 rows yellow, 5 rows white) 4 times
Rnd 1: With blue work along top edge 3 scs in right corner dc, sc in each dc and ch across, 3 scs in last dc.
Work along side edge 2 scs in each dc across.
Work along bottom edge 3 scs in first ch, sc in each ch across, 3 scs in last stitch.
Work along side edge 2 scs in each dc across, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Rnd 2: With white work along top edge cluster in first corner sc, [ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 1 sc, cluster in next sc] across, ch 3 cluster in last corner sc.
Work along side edge ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, continue pattern around entire blanket, join to top of beginning cluster and fasten off.
Rnd 3: With yellow work along top edge sc in top of corner cluster, ch 4, [sc in sc, ch 4, sc in top of next cluster, ch 4] continue this pattern around entire blanket, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Lightly block to measurements. Weave in all ends and trim.
Is there ever anything besides baby stuff by chance? All I ever see is constant baby stuff??? Thank YOU
Hello! Yes we have a wide variety of patterns, not just baby patterns! You can browse by pattern category here: https://www.ilikecrochet.com/view-topics/
Enjoy! – Nicola
What other wool is recommended for this blanket, don’t care for acrylics. thank you.
Hello! I recommend taking a look at YarnSub for this information: https://yarnsub.com/yarns/red_heart/classic_solid
Hope that helps!