Peppermint Puff Baby Blanket


Although the pattern called for two colors of yarn,

I used three coordinating colors

making it bright and cheery!

Yarn: Mary Maxim Starlette      

Colors: White, HOT Pink & Coral

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/peppermint-puff-baby-blanket.html

End of the Rainbow Blanket

Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky    

Colors: Candy Apple Red, Creamsicle, Buttercup, Sprout, Blue Lagoon, Grape & Fluffy White Cloud

Crochet Pattern for blanket at:

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/end-of-the-rainbow-blanket.html


A Better Granny Rectangle Blanket

Try one of the many Granny “rectangle” patterns available on-line. This one was easy, quick and fun!

Yarn: Red Heart Supersaver   

Colors: BonBon Print and Turqua

Crochet Pattern for blanket at:

https://crochetagain.com/2012/06/27/a-better-granny-rectangle/

Double Block Blanket

Worked as one piece, two different block patterns

create quite a texture!

Yarn: I Love This Yarn   

Colors: Tropical Pink, Mango, Periwinkle

Crochet Pattern for blanket at:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ac2sVs2nOIffSr8HgxWNbzYR_epDEreWQ0nXldxUT-UIh1bYx4FCm7k/


Crochet pattern for “Leaning DC groups” edging at:

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/

Step Ladder Afghan

Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky    

Colors: Candy Apple Red, Creamsicle, Buttercup, Sprout, Blue Lagoon, Grape & Fluffy White Cloud

Crochet Pattern for blanket at:

http://www.allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com/Christmas-Afghans/Festive-Step-Ladder-Throw

Primrose Stitch

Yarn: Red Heart Comfort    

Color: Mints Prints 4050

Make a blanket any size with this easy to learn

primrose stitch at:

http://rescuedpawdesigns.com/2015/04/25/crochet-primrose-stitch-tutorial/

Thanks Aunt Pat for the above four crocheted blankets!

WoolEater Blankets

Every year I try to make a couple coordinating blankets for twins, triplets and quadruplets....

Yarn: I Love This Yarn    

Colors: White, Turqoise, &Yellow (top)

White, Yellow & Limelight (middle)

White, Buttercup & Yellow (middle)

White, Yellow  & Hot Rose (bottom)

Crochet pattern at:

http://sarahlondon.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/crocheted-wool-eater-blanket.pdf

PARTY! Baby Blanket

After struggling with a pattern I got on-line and ripping apart the blanket several times because the edges would not come out straight, I created my own pattern.

Yarn: I Love This Yarn    

Colors: Ivory, Buttercup, Light Peach,

Menthe, Orchid, Pink & Soft Blue

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket

The original colors used for this pattern were inspired

by a Dr. Seuss  classic. I used colors

that I had left over from a previous blanket.

Yarn: I Love This Yarn    

Colors: Ivory, Buttercup, Light Peach,

Menthe, Orchid, Pink & Soft Blue

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oh-the-places-youll-go-baby-blanket

Baby Stripes  Blanket

The original pattern calls for 4 colors.

I used some soft thick baby yarn that I had on hand.

Yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Baby    

Colors: Aqua Blue &  White

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/baby-stripes-blanket

Granny Square Baby Blanket

Use your favorite Granny Square stitch for this one!

Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport   

Color: Blossom

Edging: Red Heart Super Saver   

Color: Baby Pink

Caron One Skein Baby Blanket

I used four (175 yard) skeins of a very soft baby yarn for  this pattern which resulted in a heavy, warm blanket.

The original pattern uses Caron One Pound yarn.

Yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Baby  

Color: White

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.yarnspirations.com

Thanks Kristie, for this beautiful knitted baby blanket!

Harlequin Blanket

This pattern specifies 5 colors but I wanted to try it with a variegated yarn!

Yarn: Bernat Giggles       Color: Giggling Girl

Crochet pattern at:

http://meetmeatmikes.com/crocheted-harlequin-blanket-how-to/

I also used some leftover solid lilac yarn for the

Polka Dot Border.

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.mooglyblog.com/polka-dot-border/netscape.aol.com

Thanks Mom!

Your Fleece Blankets will keep the

winter babies warm and cozy.

Here are the directions for the

No-Sew Fleece Blankets

https://snapguide.com/guides/make-a-no-sew-fleece-blanket-wout-bulky-knots/

Two Color Easy Afghan

The very first time I tried this pattern, I used a very thick yarn which resulted in a small rug instead of a blanket. So I would recommend this pattern highly if you are interested in making a rug. It is easy and the perfect stitch for a rug. The blanket pictured above is the result of using a medium weight (4 ply).

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver      

Colors: Turqua & Spring Green

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Baby-Blankets/Two-Color-Easy-Afghan-Crochet-Pattern


The edging is simple.

Start with a single crochet, skip 1 space, chain 3, single crochet, skip 1 space, chain 3, until all sides of blanket are complete. I used 3 single crochets

in each corner.

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Rainbow Chevron Blanket

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver “Earth & Sky”

& “Aruba Deep”

Crochet Pattern at:

http://daisycottagedesigns.net/crochet/baby-blanket-crochet-pattern-rainbow-chevron-blanket/

Modern Grace Design Baby Blanket

Yarn: Mary Maxim Baby Lolipop “Gumball”

Crochet Pattern at:

http://moderngracedesign.blogspot.com/2012/09/baby-blanket-free-pattern.html

Chains in Line Baby Blankets

Easy, fast pattern for variegated yarns!

My recommendation:  I chained 147 to make blanket larger than pattern suggests.

TOP BLANKET

Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport    Color: Blossom

Edging: Red Heart Super Saver    Color: Baby Pink

BOTTOM BLANKET

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver     Color: grape fizz

Crochet Pattern at:

http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/04/chains-in-line-baby-blanket-free.html

Rolling Ripple Blankie

Yarn: Mary Maxim Baby Blankie     Color: Strawberry

Crochet Pattern at:

http://www.marymaxim.com/free-rolling-ripple-blankie-pattern.html

Pretty in Pink Baby Blanket

(Your eyes are not deceiving you,

I changed up the colors for this pattern)

Yarn: Red Heart     Color: 4052

Crochet Pattern at:

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Baby-Blankets/Pretty-in-Pink-Baby-Blanket

Use your favorite baby blanket pattern

then add a special crocheted edging.

Yarn: Red Heart Comfort     Color: Creamsicle

Yarn: I Love This Yarn   Color: White

Crochet Pattern for edging at:

http://www.lemondedesucrette.com/2011/07/29/stripy-baby-blanket-the-edging/

Hushabye Simple Shell Afghan

Yarn: Baby Bee Sweet Delight Chunky Baby    

Color: Charming

Crochet Pattern:

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Baby-Blankets/Hushabye-Simple-Shell-Afghan


Picot edging

Yarn: Baby Bee Sweet Delight Chunky Baby    

Color: Mint Charming

Crochet Pattern:

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/

Textured Blanket

Upper Blanket:

Yarn: Mary Maxim Baby Lolipop  Color: Lemon Lime


Middle Blanket with Picot Edging:

Yarn: Red Heart Comfort     Color: Happy Prints #4136


Lower Blanket

Yarn: Mary Maxim Starlette

Colors: Light Denim #284-643 & Denim #284-644


This cozy blanket has a waffle effect

that is highly textured!

Crochet Pattern for blanket at:

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/crochet-blanket-2.html

Crochet pattern for picot edging at:

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/

Creamsicle Baby Blanket

I made up this pattern using alternating rows of single crochet, half double crochet

and double crochet stitches.

Yarn: Red Heart Comfort      

Color: Creamsicle Print

Candy Stripe Baby Blanket


I used three colors crocheting 4 rows of each color for a wider stripe and fewer knots.

Yarn: Bernat Super Value      

Color: Royal Blue & Sky

Yarn: I Love This Yarn        Color: White

Crochet pattern at:

http://patternsforcrochet.co.uk/candy-afghan-blanket-usa.html

Crochet V-stitch Rainbow Blanket


I used a variegated yarn instead of the 7 colors suggested by the pattern. I also started with a chain of 103 to make it slightly larger. This pattern was quick and easy resulting in a great bulky texture.

Yarn: Red Heart Comfort     

Color: Apple/Purple/Jade Prints 4052

Edging:   Yarn: I Love This Yarn      Color: Limelight

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2016/03/crochet-v-stitch-rainbow-blanket.html

Summer Mist Throw

This is a good pattern to use for leftover yarns.

In the top blanket, I combined six colors and mixed them up according to how much yarn I had of each color.

It worked!

Yarn: I Love This Yarn    

Colors: Buttercup, Light Peach,

Menthe, Orchid, Pink & Soft Blue


In the second blanket, I used scraps of yarn in twelve different colors intermixing both brights and pastels.

All scraps were “I Love This Yarn” from Hobby Lobby.


Crochet pattern at:

http://com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws.com/Summer+Mist+Throw+_+Yarn+_+Free+Knitting+Patterns+_+Crochet+Patterns+_+Yarnspirations.pdf

Classic Coverlet

This crochet pattern looks complicated,

but it is very easy and quick.

Top blanket: I used a bulky (5) yarn so the blanket is heavy and warm.

Yarn: Patons Beehive Baby Chunky  

Color: Pink Marble & White

Bottom blanket: I used a light (3) acrylic yarn so the blanket is lightweight and soft.

Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport

Color: Lilac Marl

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-pattern-classic-coverlet-1.html

Diamond Blanket for Baby

This pattern is worked from corner to corner creating a skewed diamond shape perfect for swaddling!

Instead of using four colors as the pattern suggests,

I chose this soft, colorful variegated yarn.

Yarn: Bernat Giggles   

Color: Cheer Up

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/diamond-blanket-baby

Rainbow Blanket

The ‘bumpy’ texture works up into a

warm, heavy weight, keeping baby nice and toasty!

I could not resist the color “Minty”, so I paired it up with two additional colors to create a vibrant and

bright color scheme. Perfect for a baby boy!

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Colors: Minty, Light Blue & Turqua

Crochet pattern at:

http://petuniapill.blogspot.com/2012/03/pattern-for-rainbow-blanket.html?m=1

PARTY! Baby Blanket

(See notes above)

I tried my new pattern using just two colors,

yellow as the base and white as the accent color.

Yarn: I Love This Yarn   

Colors: Yellow & White

Sweet & Chunky Baby Afghan

This blanket is quick and easy with super bulky yarn.

I chained 95 instead of 61 in the beginning row

to make my blanket a little larger.

Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket  

Color: Funny Prints

Crochet pattern at:

http://mrsbrits.blogspot.com/2013/08/sweet-and-chunky-baby-afghan-crochet.html

Bernat’s “From the Middle Baby Blanket”

Top Blanket: Using Light #3 weight,

the blanket is lightweight and colorful.

Yarn: Bernat Baby Coordinates

Color: Posey Patch


Bottom 2 Blankets: Using Super Bulky #6 weight,

these blankets were quick, easy

and very soft. Perfect for twins!

Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket  

Color: Baby Lilac & Easter Egg

Crochet pattern at:

https://www.ericas.com/yarn/babyblanketcrochet.pdf

Chevy Baby Blanket

This crochet pattern is fun

using as many colors as you like.

Yarn: Deborah Norville Everyday  

Color: Soft Peach, Coral & Violet

Crochet pattern at:

http://vickiehowell.com/2011/09/ode-to-missoni-at-target-chevy-baby-blanket/

Block Stitch Baby Blanket

Great for variegated yarns, this crochet pattern is easy to learn from the video in the link below. I started with a chain of 121 (120 + 1) for my baby blanket.

Yarn: Bernat Giggles

Top Blanket Color: Happy Days  

Bottom Blanket Color: Silly Boy

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2016/06/how-to-crochet-block-stitch-easy.html?m=1

The above two blankets were donated to the

Kindness Project at The Harley School

where my grandchildren attend.

Daisy Garden Blanket

This was a great travel project.

I made all the squares while traveling then

crocheted them together when I returned home.

Yarn: I Love This Yarn

Colors: White, Yellow, Hot Rose  

Yarn: Crafter’s Secret

Color: Orange

Crochet pattern at:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/daisy-garden-blanket