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Mayflower Baby Blanket

By: Tammy Hildebrand for Naturally Caron

This Mayflower Baby Blanket is a great gift and an even better keepsake. Make this intermediate crochet pattern for your next baby shower gift. It looks great and is super soft!

Mayflower Baby Blanket
This image courtesy of naturallycaron.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Notes

Materials

  • Naturally Caron.com Spa(75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo;): 14 oz. Shown in: #0005 Ocean Spray
  • One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENT
Blanket measures approximately 37 x 40"/94 x 101.5 cm

GAUGE
In established pattern, 1 pattern repeat and 12 rows = 4"/10 cm.
In double crochet, 14 sts and 8 rows = 4"/10 cm.

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slip st), treble crochet (tr)

SPECIAL TERMS
FPdc: Front-post double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from front to back and then to front again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, complete as dc.
BPdc: Back-post double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, complete as dc.
FPtr: Front-post treble crochet—[Yarn over] twice, insert hook from front to back and then to front again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, complete as tr.
BPtr: Back-post treble crochet—[Yarn over] twice, insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, complete as tr.
Shell: 5 dc in indicated st.
sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together— Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

NOTE
It can be difficult to work a back-post stitch behind stitches just made. Turning the work, working a front-post stitch and then
turning the work back again produces the same results.

BLANKET
Chain 103.
Row 1 (WS): Dc in fourth ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in each remaining ch across, turn—101 dc.
Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as hdc throughout), hdc in next st, *FPdc in next 2 sts, skip next st, shell in next st, skip next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, skip next 3 sts; FPtr in next st, working behind st just made hdc in 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 5 more times, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip next st, shell in next st, skip next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn—46 hdc, 28 FPdc, 7 shells, and 6 FPtr.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sc in center st of next shell, ch 2, BPdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, skip next 3 sts; BPtr in next st, working behind st just made hdc in 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 5 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sc in center st of next shell, ch 2, BPdc in next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn—46 hdc, 28 BPdc, 7 sc, 14 ch-2 sp, and 6 BPtr.
Row 4: Ch 2, (counts as hdc throughout), hdc in next st, *FPdc in next 2 sts, skip next ch-2 sp, shell in next sc, skip next ch-2 sp, FPdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, skip next 3 sts; FPtr in next st, working behind st just made hdc in 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 5 more times, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip next ch-2 sp, shell in next sc, skip next ch-2 sp, FPdc in next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn—46 hdc, 28 FPdc, 7 shells, and 6 FPtr.
Rows 5–73: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 thirty-four times, then repeat Row 3 once more.
Row 74: Ch 2, hdc in each st to next ch-2 sp, *hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next sc, hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in each st to next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across, do NOT turn—101 hdc.

BORDER
Rnd 1: Working in ends of rows along side of blanket, loosely, sc in end of each row; pivot to work along opposite side of foundation chain, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch (corner made), sc in each ch to last ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch (corner made); pivot to work in ends of rows along opposite side of blanket, loosely sc in end of each row; pivot to work in sts across last row of blanket; (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st (corner made), sc in each st to last st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st (corner made); join with slip st in first sc—354 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (counts as dc throughout), *dc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-1 sp; repeat from* 3 more times times, dc in each st to end; join with slip st in top of beg ch—362 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, working in back loops only, *dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in next ch; repeat from * 3 more times, dc in each st to end; join with slip st in top of beg ch—370 dc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next 2 sts, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) 17 times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip next corner ch-2 sp, sc2tog, (sc in next 2 sts, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) 25 times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip next corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next 2 sts, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) 18 times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip next corner ch-2 sp, sc2tog, (sc in next 2 sts, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) 25 times, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, skip next corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sts, ch 5; join with slip st in first sc—92 ch-5 sp, and 192 sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, (counts as tr, ch 1), tr in same ch-5 sp, (ch 1, tr in same ch-5 sp) 3 times, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, [tr in next ch-5 sp, (ch 1, tr in same ch-5 sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3] to next corner ch-5 sp, tr in corner ch-5 sp, (ch 1, tr in same ch-5 sp) 5 times; repeat from * 3 more times, ch 3, sl st in next sp, ch 3; join with slip st in 4th ch of beg ch—46 tr-groups.
Rnd 6: Ch 4, (counts as tr), tr in same st, tr in each ch-1 sp and tr of this group to last tr, 2 tr in last tr; working in tr and ch-1 sps only (skip all (ch 3, slip st, ch 3)), (2 tr in next tr, tr in each ch-1 sp and tr of this group to last tr, 2 tr in last tr) 9 times, (tr in each tr and ch-1 sp of next group) 12 times, (2 tr in next tr, tr in each ch-1 sp and tr of this group to last tr, 2 tr in last tr) 11 times, (tr in each tr and ch-1 sp of next group) 12 times, 2 tr in next tr, tr in each ch-1 sp and tr of this group to last st, 2 tr in last st; join with slip st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 7: Slip st in next tr, (ch 2, slip st in next tr) to last tr of this group, ch 1, skip last st, working over sts and chs of previous rnds; tr in ch-5 sp of Round 4, ch 1, *skip first tr of next group, slip st in next tr, (ch 2, slip st in next tr) to last tr of this group, ch 1, tr in ch-5 sp of Round 4, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st in same st as first slip st. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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