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Princess Charlotte's Christening Crochet Blanket

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Updated January 26, 2017
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Princess Charlottes Christening Crochet Blanket
Princess Charlotte's Christening Crochet Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

We all see baby girls as princesses, so give yours the royal treatment with Princess Charlotte's Christening Crochet Blanket. It's a special day, a christening, so your little princess definitely deserves a lovely blanket like this one. The lace pattern is the essence of elegance, which is what royalty has always been known to uphold. Perhaps this blanket will even survive generations in your family and be at every prince and princess's christening from now until forever. Make it a matching set with Princess Charlotte's Christening Gown and Crochet Bonnet on AllFreeCrochet.

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge

14 sts = 4; 7 rounds = 4 with 2 strands held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hooks to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size: 34 x 34

Materials:

  • Red Heart® Baby TLC™: 3 balls 5011 White or any other light or DK weight yarn
  • 5.5mm [US I-9] Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle

Special Stitch
sc2tog = [Draw up a loop in next st] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Note: Blanket is worked in rounds from the center outwards, with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.

 


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Instructions:

With 2 strands held together, ch 5; join with slip st to form a ring.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn—Four 3-dc groups.
Round 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 space (corner made), [dc in each dc to next ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space (corner made)] 3 times, dc in next 2 dc; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn—7 dc across each side.
Rounds 3–14: Ch 3, [dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space] 4 times, dc in each dc to end of round; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn—55 dc across each side at end of Round 14.
Begin Lace
Round 15: Ch 1, skip ch-3 of join, *sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, skip next 2 dc; repeat from * to next corner ch-2 space, ending last repeat at **, (sc, [ch 3, sc] twice) in corner ch-2 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first sc, turn—48 ch-3 spaces.
Round 16: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc as join, *sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3 **, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn.
Round 17: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Round 18: Repeat Round 16.
Round 19: Ch 1, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 6 times, *(sc, [ch 3, sc] twice) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 11 times; repeat from * around, working sts in last brackets 5 times instead of 11 times; join with slip st in first sc, turn—56 ch-3 sps.
Rounds 20–22: Repeat Rounds 16 and 17, then repeat
Round 16 once more.
Round 23: Ch 1, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 7 times, *(sc, [ch 3, sc] twice) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 13 times; repeat from * around, working sts in last brackets 6 times instead of 13 times; join with slip st in first sc, turn—64 ch-3 sps.
Rounds 24-26: Repeat Rounds 20-22.
Round 27: Ch 1, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 8 times, *(sc, [ch 3, sc] twice) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 15 times; repeat from * around, working sts in last brackets 7 times instead of 15 times; join with slip st in first sc, turn—72 ch-3 sps.
Rounds 28-30: Repeat Rounds 20–22.
Round 31: Ch 1, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 9 times, *(sc, [ch 3, sc] twice) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next sc] 17 times; repeat from * around, working sts in last brackets 8 times instead of 17 times; join with slip st in first sc, turn—80 ch-3 sps.
Rounds 32-24: Repeat Rounds 20–22.
Round 35: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-3 space, 5 dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Weave in ends.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch (es)
  • tr = treble (triple) crochet
  • () = work directions in parentheses into same st
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
  • * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

 


Did You Know?

While this crochet baby blanket isn't the exact one used by the royal family, it's still adorable! The royal family is full of quirks and interesting idiosyncrasies just like us. It's not often used, but the royal family does have a surname: Mountbatten-Windsor. Any descendent of Queen Elizabeth II (without the title of Royal Highness or Prince/Princess) has that surname. 

Continuing with names, Queen Elizabeth's childhood nickname is Lilibet because she couldn't pronounce "Elizabeth" when she was young. Also, Prince Harry's full name is Henry Charles Albert David, making Harry his nickname as well! 

The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) is more than just the first commoner to marry into the royal family, she's also the first royal bride to have a degree. She has a degree in Art History from Universtiy of St. Andrew's. 

If you needed one more reason to love the newest royal couple, they wrote replies for every single letter they received for their wedding--all 60,000 of them!


 

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What a lovely pattern. I do need some help please. The pattern indicates a special stitch, but where in the pattern is it used, I don't seem to find it?

What a beautiful baby blanket. A wonderful tribute to baby Charlotte. While it may not be an exact replica of the one that was used during her Christening, I'm certain that any parent would be honoured to receive such a gift for their child's Christening. They would gain a lovely family heirloom.

Are 2 strands held throughout the entire project or just up to Round #14 before the lace begins?

I have a question before I begin. If you are holding two strands of yarn together at all times, you are working with 2 balls of yarn. Pattern calls for 3 balls of yarn. When you get to end of first 2 balls, how do you keep working when you only have just one ball of yarn keft?

This probably is gonna be my second project after this one I'm currently making. This very first one I'm making is an original design and I'm excited to share it with you as soon as it is complete. Thank you! Can't wait.

Is this pattern in US terms or UK please?

This pattern is in US terms. Thanks! Editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

I would like some help on row 15. Could someone break that row down more than it is in the pattern especially a little clearer at the beginning of the row before the first chain 2 space corner. What does it mean miss the chain 3 row at the beginning of the sentance/ How many double crochet should there be before the first chain 2 space?

I love this pattern! Its the first one I picked out to make for my baby that's due next May (2016) It was really easy and came together very quickly. And its just lovely!! Thanks for the pattern!!

Hi My Name is Mildred I am in the process of crocheting this blanket, I am on line 15 and I am having a big problem. I would greatly appreciate some help that I can get from any one. Thank You so much

ellafofella I am having real trouble with the lace part of this pattern from row 15. I see you have made it successfully. could you look at my comments and provifde some help please?

I don't think this christening blanket pattern looks anything like Princess Charlotte's christening blanket, no way.

Ok, but you're complaint is not about the pattern itself, just that it doesn't look like Princess Charlotte's?

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