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Make this gorgeous Dewdrops Baby Blanket for your favorite little one! Not only is it pretty, but it's soft, too! Plus, the colors of this easy crochet afghan are gender-neutral, so it would make a great gift for any mommy-to-be.

Easy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

MATERIALS
NaturallyCaron.com Joy! patterns can be made with Simply Soft
(70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 2.5oz/70g, 138yds/127m):
#0001 Snow (A): 4 balls
#0004 Kiwi (B): 2 balls
#0002 Cerise (C): 2 balls
One size J-10 (6mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge;
One size I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook (for border only)
Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Blanket measures approximately 34"/86.5cm wide x 34"/86.5cm long, including border
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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Just looking at this Dewdrops Baby Blanket you would think it would be so hard to make. After reading the written pattern here on this page, it sounds so easy to make. I love the colors used and will work for a boy or girl. I have added this one to my must make list. It will be a nice one to have as a throw as well. Thank you for sharing this free crochet baby blanket.

Another addition to my baby blanket pattern collection. This one is just so awesome. This is definitely in my queue. It helps a lot that the pattern is just in front of the page. Thanks.

I have enjoyed this pattern! I have made it a number of times. It is also know as the shell stitch. It works up pretty fast.

this pattern is no longer there so clicking on the link doesn't do any good

love this pattern .. how can I make it bigger for a 10 year old?

I like this one better. It's an easy pattern that looks a little more difficult. This design just gives the color a little more pop.

I like this one better. I think it looks a lot easier for a beginner or even for someone like myself who wants something easier to do for a change and still get a good looking afghan for a baby. I'm not sure I care for the colors that the example was made with, but those could be changed for anyone whose tastes fun differently than those. I think this would be best. Even I have problems doing ripples and for a beginner the length of time it takes to crochet one, if it's not easy as well as fun, is going to put them off crocheting a baby afghan as much as anything else. This would be my choice, and in fact, I think I'll start on of this variety. I have enough yarn at home to have my own shop, so I'll start with this myself. Hope this answers your question.

This one looks more like a baby. Ripples just seem to heavy and old fashioned for a little person.

I'm always looking for an easy pattern with an unusual effect. This fits the bill! Love it.

this one is different and that is why it has my vote. The color combination is endless and it doesn't look "standard" easy but rather that some thought was put into it. I hope this one wins!!

I made this for grandchild number 8 is three shades of green. Daughter-in-law was over the moon!

I can imagine this in all sorts of colors! great design!

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