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Fruit Salad Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Get ready to fawn over how deliciously cute this baby blanket crochet pattern is. The Fruit Salad Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is the premiere granny square blanket for babies. Color blocks, textured from the popcorn stitch, cover this blankie in bright spots of joy. You'll love how these squares have "X" motifs, giving an extra touch of cuteness. If you want to practice your crochet popcorn stitch, now is the perfect time! Test out the 3D stitch on this adorable baby blanket crochet pattern.

Easy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • Caron Simply Soft: 1 ball of each: Contrast A, Contras B: Strawberry (0015); Contrast C: Melon (0016); Contrast D, Contrast E: Pistachio (0003); Contrast F, Contrast G: Blackberry (0005)
  • Yarn needle

Size: Approx .33"/84cm wide x 41"/104cm long, including edging

Gauge: One square measures 8 x 8"/20.5 x 20.5cm. Gauge is not critical for this project



Instructions:

SPECIAL TERM
Popcorn: 4 dc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in first of the 4 dc just made, draw dropped loop through stitch, ch 1 (to close popcorn).
 

SQUARE (make 20 – 2 with A and 3 each with B, C, D, E, F, and G)
Ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 15 more dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—16 dc.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), popcorn in next dc, ch 1, *dc in next dc, ch 1, popcorn in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—8 dc and 8 popcorn.

Round 3: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st as join, ch 2, sk next popcorn, (popcorn, dc, popcorn) in next dc, ch 2, sk next popcorn, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next dc (shell made), ch 2, sk next popcorn, (popcorn, dc, popcorn) in next dc, ch 2, sk next popcorn,; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Round 4: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 4 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 4 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Round 5: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Round 6: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Round 7: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, sk next popcorn, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Sew squares into strips in the following colors, then sew strips together across long edges in order:

Strip #1: A, C, G, E, F

Strip #2: C, G, F, D, B

Strip #3: G, F, D, B, E

Strip #4: D, C, B, E, A

 

Edging
With RS facing, join E with sl st in any corner of blanket.

Round 1: Ch 3, (popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in same corner, dc in next dc (of corner shell), popcorn in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn, [dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1] twice, dc in next 2 dc, [popcorn in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, *(popcorn, ch 1, dc) in corner ch-sp, (dc, popcorn) in corner ch-sp of next square, ch 1, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn, [dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1] twice, dc in next 2 dc, [popcorn in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, sk next popcorn, popcorn in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * across side of blanket, (popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in corner ch-sp of blanket; edge remaining 3 sides and 2 corners in same manner; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

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