Free Pattern – Dewdrops Baby Blanket

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

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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.

 

BLANKET

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.

 

FINISHING

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.

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TuTu Cute Tote Bag

One of my latest patterns, the TuTu Cute Tote Bag, is available for free on the Love of Knitting/Love of Crochet website as a web-bonus pattern in their latest issue, Weekend Crochet Projects. I just love this design, which I made to resemble a ballerina ensemble complete with tutu and the criss-cross ribbon of a laced up ballerina slipper.

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I also have a pattern for this Country Charm Trivet

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available in the same issue.

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There are a lot of great patterns, so check it out!

Check Out My Designs on Knit and Crochet Now!

Last fall I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do some crochet designs for the Knit and Crochet Now! show.  Those episodes are airing this month and next (check your local station for scheduling).  Patterns are available for free download from the Knit and Crochet Now! site.  You just have to create an account if you haven’t already. 

 

My Quantum Geo Throw is featured in episode 304.  This throw also just appeared in the winter 2012 issue of Crochet! Magazine.  Download the pattern for the Quantum Geo Throw from the Knit and Crochet Now! site.

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My Shell Stitch Lamp Shade Cover is featured in episode 306.  It will dress up any plain lampshade.  Download the pattern for the Shell Stitch Lampshade Cover from the Knit and Crochet Now! site.

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The Squared Away Baby Blanket was a lot of fun to make and you can find this featured in episode 308.  Download the pattern for the Squared Away Baby Blanket from the Knit and Crochet Now! site.

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My Round ‘n Round Rug, featured in episode 301, is easier to make than it looks.  And remember, you can watch Knit and Crochet Now! episodes to get helpful demonstrations on all of these projects!  Download the pattern for the Round ‘n Round Rug from the Knit and Crochet Now! site.

 

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Visit the Knit and Crochet Now! site and check out all their episodes and inspiring projects:-)

So Much to Crochet, So Little Time!

I’ve been teaching a crochet class at my local yarn store and this week as I was waiting for the students to arrive, I discovered a clearance bag full of Tahki Classic Cotton for just $3.25 each! Between myself and a few of my students, we promptly put a huge dent in the supply. I bought 17, yes 17, hanks of it.  As much as I wanted it all, I carefully selected quantities and colors based on projects I already have planned! I can’t wait to get started!

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I also want to pass along a huge THANK YOU to my fellow blogger For the Knit of It!   I just received my Cascade Hand Dyed Jewel yarn that I won in her anniversary giveaway!  I can’t believe I won– I never win anything!  I love the beautiful plum tones of this yarn. I have to decide on the perfect project to use this yarn for.

So, as we’re receiving a ton of snow in the Northeast, I have a weekend full of crocheting planned! 🙂

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