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Stunning Sunshine Baby Blanket

Stunning Sunshine Baby Blanket

Crochet a bit of sunshine for your little tyke with the Stunning Sunshine Baby Blanket! Using bright yellow yarn, this crochet baby blanket pattern creates a lacy sun motif that will brighten up any nursery. You'll piece together this stunning baby blanket with a join-as-you-go technique. Using a join-as-you-go technique, you'll piece together a stunning baby blanket both baby and mom will love. Shower them with a little love and create a truly one-of-a-kind pattern with this gorgeous baby blanket.

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Anne Geddes Baby™: 3 balls 203 Daffodil
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [I-9 US].
  • Yarn needle

Measurements: 36” x 36” (91.5 x 91.5 cm).

Gauge: 1 Full Motif = 4½” (11.5 cm).  CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitch
shell = (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in indicated space.

Notes

  1. Blanket is made from ¬¬68 full and 8 half motifs.
  2. Motifs are joined together using a join-as-you-go technique while working the last round.
  3. Full motifs are worked in joined rounds with right side facing a t all times; half motifs are worked in turned rows.


Blanket Instructions

Full Motif (make 68)
Ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.

Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, sc in ring, [ch 3, sc in ring] 5 times, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc¬—6 sc and 6 ch-3 spaces.
Round 2: Slip st in first ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 space, [ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space] 5 times, ch 4; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc and 6 ch-4 spaces.
Round 3: Slip st in first ch-4 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-4 space, [ch 5, sc in next ch-4 space] 5 times, ch 5; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc and 6 ch-5 spaces.
Round 4: Slip st in first ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-5 space, [ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space] 5 times, ch 6; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc and 6 ch-6 spaces.

Notes:

  1. Before working Round 5, refer to Assembly Diagram for placement of motif. Note the number of points to which the current motif should be joined and work the appropriate Round 5.
  2. When joining neighboring motifs, hold motifs with wrong sides together, stitches matching, and right side of current motif facing you.

Stunning Sunshine Crochet Baby Blanket Chart

Round 5 for Motif #1 (not joined to any neighboring motif): Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, [ch 2, shell in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc] 5 times, ch 2, shell in last ch-6 space, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—24 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces, and 12 ch-2 spaces.
Round 5 for two-point join to neighboring motif: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, [ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, slip st in ch-3 space of neighboring motif, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc] 2 times, [ch 2, shell in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc] 3 times, ch  2, shell in last ch-6 space, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—24 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces, and 12 ch-2 spaces.
Round 5 for three-point join to neighboring motif: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, [ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, slip st in ch-3 space of neighboring motif, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc] 3 times, [ch 2, shell in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc] 2  times, ch 2, shell in last ch-6 space, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—24 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces, and 12 ch-2 spaces.
Round 5 for four-point join to neighboring motif: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, [ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, slip st in ch-3 space of neighboring motif, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc] 4 times, ch 2, shell in next ch-6 space, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2,  shell in last ch-6 space, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—24 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces, and 12 ch-2 spaces.

Half Motif (make 8)
Ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, sc in ring, [ch 3, sc in ring] 3 times¬, turn—4 sc and 3 ch-3 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next ch-3 space [ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, sc in last sc, turn—5 sc and 2 ch-4 spaces.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, skip next sc, [sc in next ch-4 space, ch 5] twice, skip next sc, sc in last sc, turn—4 sc, 2 ch-5 spaces, and 1 ch-3 space.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, [sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6] twice, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in last sc, turn—5 sc, 2 ch-6 spaces, and 2 ch-3 spaces.
Row 5: Ch 4, join with slip st in ch-3 corner space of neighboring motif, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-3 space of current motif, ch 2, sc in next sc, [ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-6 space, ch 1, join with slip st in next ch-3 space of 2nd neighboring motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-6
space, ch 2, sc in next sc], twice, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-3 space of current motif, ch 1, slip st in ch-3 space of 3rd neighboring motif, ch 1, dc in last sc. Fasten off.

Border
With right side facing and half motif side at top, join yarn with slip st in corner ch-3 space of Motif #1.

Round 1: Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space as join, [ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, *shell in space between current and next motifs, (ch 3, dc in first ch-5 space of Row 3, ch 3, shell in beginning ch-4 ring, ch 3, dc in next ch-5 space of Row 3) of next half motif, ch 3, shell in space between current and next motifs, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3; repeat from * to last ch-3 space (next corner), shell in last ch-3 space; working across side with full motifs, **ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, shell in next ch-3 space, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, shell in space between current and next motifs; repeat from  ** to first sc of last motif, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, shell in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 3, dc in last sc, ch 3; join with slip st in beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

Finishing
Weave in ends.

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I love this Stunning Sunshine Baby Blanket first, for its color because yellow is my favorite color. Although I don't like the stitches used because it's too airy, still I like it for the yellow color.

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