Who knew crocheting a baby blanket with some three-dimensional flair would be so easy? The Textured Ruffles Baby Blanket is worked in the back loop only to give you anchoring spaces to work up and out with some fun ruffles.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 30” x 50”
Gauge: Gauge not critical
Yarn: Red Heart Soft (100% acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams): Off White (A, 2 skeins), Teal (B, 2 skeins), Sea Foam (C, 2 skeins), Grape (D, 1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook
Beginning ch 3 of rows will count as the first dc of each row for the blanket.
By using the back loop, the front loop will remain unworked and create a ridge that will be used to add the ruffles.
Ruffles are added every 2 rows.
Using Color A, chain 102.
Row 1: Turn, dc in third chain from hook and in each chain across. (100 sts)
Rows 2-length desired (approx. 75 rows): Turn, ch 3, working in back loop only, dc in each stitch (100 sts). Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Alternate the colors for ruffles in this order: * B, D, C, D, repeat from * to complete. Use ‘Ruffle 1’ for Colors B and C and ‘Ruffle 2’ for Color D.
Ruffle 1: Join Color B OR C at the first exposed loop of the first ridge row, ch 5 (counts as a treble and a ch 1), treble in same stitch, ch 1, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1) in each stitch, in last stitch (tr, ch 1, tr, sc). Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Ruffle 2: Join Color D at the first exposed loop of the ridge row, ch 3, sl st to same stitch, * sl st to next stitch, ch 3, sl st to same stitch, repeat from * to complete the row. Fasten off. Weave in ends.