Here is another one of my patterns that has been offered as a free pattern on Naturally Caron’s website. I’ll work at listing my other Naturally Caron patterns here over the next few weeks since Caron has pulled all of their Naturally Caron free patterns.
The Dewdrops Baby Blanket was made in Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but can make it in any worsted weight yarn.
Dewdrops Baby Blanket
designed by Carrie Carpenter
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Blanket measures approximately 34″/86.5cm wide x 34″/86.5cm long, including border
YARN: Naturally Caron.com JOY! (70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 2.5oz/70.8g, 138yds/127m):
#0001 Snow (A): 4 balls; #0004 Kiwi (B): 2 balls; and #0002 Cerise (C): 2 balls
CROCHET HOOK: One size US J-10 (6mm), or size to obtain gauge; One size US I-9 (5.5mm) (for border only)
GAUGE: In pattern, 5 pattern repeats = 8″/20.5cm, and 8 rows = 4″/10cm. Gauge is not critical for this project.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st)
NOTE: To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
With larger hook and A, ch 122.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; change to B in last st, turn—Twenty 5-dc shells.
Row 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, *5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc; change to A in last st, turn—Nineteen 5-dc shells and one 3-dc half-shell at each end.
Row 3: With A, ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to turning ch, sc in top of turning ch; change to C in last st, turn.
Row 4: With C, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.
Row 5: With A, repeat Row 3; change to B in last st.
Row 6: With B, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.
Row 7: With A, repeat Row 3; change to C in last st.
Rows 8–63: Repeat Rows 4–7 fourteen times; do not change color at the end of Row 63. Do not fasten off A.
Border: Change to smaller hook.
Round 1: With A, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.