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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Woven rainbow baby blanket - free crochet pattern

This one is a free crochet baby blanket pattern for a stash busting project. I used the basket weave crochet stitch in this project, multi colors yarn choice for a fun and bright look.

crochet basket weave stitch blanket, crochet rainbow blanket

Materials: ( I used )
8 mm crochet hook
Aran yarn: rainbow colors
Yarn needle

Ch = Chain

St(s) = Stitch(es)
Sl = Slip stitch

Sc Single crochet
Inc = Increase  
Dec = Decrease       
Hdc= Half double crochet
Dec hdc= Half double crochet 2 stitches together
Inc hdc= 2 half double crochet in same stitch

Dc = Double crochet 
Inc dc = 2 double crochet in same stitch
Dec dc = Double crochet 2 stitches together 
Tc = Triple crochet
Dtc = Double triple crochet
Inc tc = 2 triple crochet in same stitch
Dec tc = Triple crochet 2 stitches together
Fpdc = Front post double crochet
Bpdc = Back post double crochet

Note: This is a free-size pattern, decrease or increase the foundation chain for sizing.(Blanket size chart for your reference here)

Basket weave crochet stitch:
Make a multiples of 8 foundation chain + 4 chain
R1: dc into 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn
R2:  Ch 3 (as 1st dc or standing dc), *fpdc around next 4 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts*, repeat ** 'till end, dc into last st, turn.
R3: Ch 3 (as 1st dc or standing dc), *bpdc around next 4 sts, fpdc around next 4 sts* repeat ** 'till end, dc into last st, turn.
R4: same as R2
R5: same as R3
Repeat from R2 to R5 untill you reach your desirable length. (Check out the video tutorial here)

After finishing your last row of basket weave stitch, use hdc around the blanket for border lines, simply hdc into every space between 2 sts, crochet 3 hdc into every corner.
Crochet edging: change to your favorite color for crochet edging, *ch 3, sc into next 2 st* repeat around, sl into 1st st to join. Now every ch 3 is a loop, sl into 1st loop from the corner.
Ch 3 (or standing dc), 2 dc into same loop, sc into next loop, *3 dc into next loop, ch 2, 3 dc into same loop, sc into next loop* repeat ** around.

When you reach the last loop: 3dc into same loop, ch 2, sl into 1st st to join. (fasten off, weave in end)

Tah dah xD 
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