Sunday, May 27, 2018

Fawn River Baby Blanket Pattern (free)

Fawn River Baby Blanket Pattern

© Bizzy Crochet and Design



Pattern Below

If you don't want to copy and paste, you can purchase a PDF version of the pattern on ETSY for $3.00.
The name came from a mixture of several suggestions from my Facebook friends. There were so many good ideas, and I wanted to incorporate them ALL! But, I decided to go with Fawn River because this blanket reminds me of a woodsy, serene place. 

Come lay with me beneath the big oak tree...Can you feel the soft, warm breeze? Can you hear the babble of the brook? Is the gentle sunlight dancing on your skin between the leaves?  It makes me want to take a nap and dream of my days as a child back on the farm. 

This pattern uses half double crochet (half treble for UK readers), and a front post double treble (UK front post triple treble) stitch. The border uses single crochet. If you know those stitches...you can make this blanket! It is so warm and squishy and thick and soft!!!

I have also made YouTube videos for the pattern and for the edging instructions. The blanket instruction video has an in-depth discussion about how to size your beginning chain for any size blanket/project. You can make dishcloths, pillows, blankets...whatever your heart desires. :)







Materials:
For Blanket: Worsted Weight/Aran/10 Ply



Original used: I Love This Yarn 4 ply Acrylic-



(7 oz skeins/252-355 yds)

9oz White
7oz Grey Mist
6oz Rosy Cheeks
6oz Toasted Almond
4oz Cream
4oz Menthe
5oz Graphite


Finished Size: 50” x 46” (washed & dried)



For Dishcloth: Worsted Weight/Aran/10 Ply
Original used: Various scraps of 100% cotton
1 oz per color roughly


Finished Size: 9.5” x 7.5”

G/4.0 hook
Scissors
Lg eye needle for weaving ends



NOTE: ch2 counts as hdc throughout pattern



US Terms to UK Terms:

US sc = UK dc               US hdc = UK htr           US ch = UK ch

US sl st = UK ss            US fpdtr = UK fpttr

More terms: sp=space, cts=counts, rem= remaining

BLO=Back Loop Only, FLO= Front Loop Only, st=stitch, sk= skip







Dishcloth Pattern:

Ch 39

R1- hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. (38 hdc-including turn ch)

R2- ch2, turn, hdc in each st across (38)


R3- ch1, turn, sk the first 3 hdc from R1, fpdtr around the next hdc from R1, sk the hdc on R2 behind the fpdtr just made, *hdc in the next 4hdc from R2, fpdtr around the hdc from R1 immediately to the left of the last fpdtr made, sk 4hdc on R1 after the last fpdtr just made, fpdtr in the next hdc from R1, sk 2hdc from R2 behind the fpdtr; repeat from * across, ending with hdc in each of the next 4hdc, fpdtr in the hdc from R1 immediately to the left of the last fpdtr made, sk the hdc after the fpdtr just made, hdc in the turning ch2.


LINK TO INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO


R4- Repeat R2.


Repeat Rows 3 & 4 for the pattern, sample finished with 21 rows including one extra row of hdc after R4. Cut and sew in ends.








Baby Blanket Pattern:

Ch 165

R1- hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each (164 hdc- including turning ch)


R2- ch2, turn, hdc in each. (164)


R3- ch1, turn, sk the first 3 hdc from R1, fpdtr around the next hdc from R1, sk the hdc on R2 behind the fpdtr just made, *hdc in the next 4hdc from R2, fpdtr around the hdc from R1 immediately to the left of the last fpdtr made, sk 4hdc on R1 after the last fpdtr just made, fpdtr in the next hdc from R1, sk 2hdc from R2 behind the fpdtr; repeat from * across, ending with hdc in each of the next 4hdc, fpdtr in the hdc from R1 immediately to the left of the last fpdtr made, sk the hdc after the fpdtr just made, hdc in the turning ch2.


LINK TO INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO


R4- ch2, turn, hdc in each st across.


Repeat R3 & 4 for the pattern. Sample has 102 rows- finishing with R4.


Want a different size blanket?

There is in an in- depth discussion in the YouTube Tutorial about how to make your beginning chain whatever size you need.






Edging:
NOTE: You want to have an odd number of stitches between your center corner stitches in order to correctly work the upcoming Moss Stitch. It isn’t the end of the world if you end up with an even amount- just go ahead and work that sc before your corner- no one will ever notice!!

Rd1- Using border color of choice, join in Top right corner of blanket with a ch1, 3sc in first hdc (corner made), sc in each hdc across top, 3sc in last hdc, working down the Left side- place 3sc per 2row repeat (ie, 102 rows = 153 sc), 3sc in the first hdc from the Bottom, sc in each st across the bottom, 3sc in the last hdc from bottom, Repeat Left side for the Right side. Join with sl st to first sc.


INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO FOR EDGING

Rd2- sl st to center sc from corner stitches, ch1, 3sc in corner, sc in each sc around placing 3sc in each center sc from corner. Join.


Rd3- sl st to center sc, ch1, *3sc in corner, (ch1, sk1, sc in next) across to the next corner; repeat from * around, sl st to join. Cut Color.


Rd4- change color to an accent color, join with a ch1 in the center sc from the corner and Repeat Rd3. Sl st to join, cut color.


Rd5- change to main border color and repeat Rd3, sl st to join and cut.


Rd6-9- Repeat Rds 4 & 5. Finish with a main border color Rd 9.


Rd10- Repeat Rd3. Sl st to join, cut and finish off.



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Also, you can sell anything you make from the pattern, but you may not sell the pattern or claim it as your own. Thanks!!

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