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Ripple Pastel Baby Blanket

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Make baby's first free crochet afghan a Ripple Pastel Baby Blanket. This free baby crochet afghan pattern for beginners makes a beautiful gift. With its pastel color scheme, this handmade blanket is especially fitting for spring baby showers. It may look like a lot of work to get each color to line up so nicely, but this free crochet afghan pattern is as easy as it is adorable. Make your heartfelt gift the envy of all the other shower guests with this stunning pattern.

Ripple Pastel Baby Blanket

Easy

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:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m): 4 oz each in 4 colors
    • Shown in: #9717 Orchid (A); #9712 Soft Blue; #9801 Baby Brites (C); 9719 Soft Pink (D)
  • US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Instructions:


Stripe Sequence:

Work 2 rows A, * 2 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows D, 2 rows A; repeat from * for length of Afghan.


Color Change Technique:

Work across to last st, insert hook in last st and pull up a loop – 2 loops on hook), drop color used for this row, with next color in Stripe Sequence, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook to complete sc.
 

Special Stitches:

Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.

Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.


Ripple Pattern:

Multiple of 13 sts + 4

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, skip 1 ch (edge sts), * sc in next 5 ch, work 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 5 ch, + skip 2 ch; repeat from * across, end last repeat at + skip 1 ch, sc in last 2 ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1,working through the back loop only of each st, sc in first 2 sts, skip 1 st, * sc in next 5 sts, work 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 9 times, end sc in next 5 sts, work 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, skip 1 st, sc in last 2 sts.

Repeat Row 2, following Stripe Sequence, for Ripple pattern.


Afghan:

Using A, loosely chain 148.

Begin Ripple patt; work Row 1—147 sts.

Work even in Stripe Sequence, repeating Row 2 of Ripple patt, until color C has been completely used, ending with 2 rows A—piece measures approximately 36".

Fasten off.


Finishing:

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
 

Blocking:

Pin piece to measurements; spray with warm water and let dry.

Hint: Use a small amount of fabric softener or hair conditioner in the water – it will make the afghan softer.

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