Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Crocheted Cotton Baby Blanket & little Friend (With Pattern)

I have a friend who lives on the other side of the world from me in Australia and has recently given birth to a little boy. It's summer over there right now, so cosy hats and jumpers were out of the question, so I have crocheted a light cotton blanket and a little Koala bear with the same cotton to accompany it.

The blanket was very easy and quick to make, using a V-Stitch (dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch) for the body of the blanket and a simple Picot edging. I used a pattern from Amigurumi Two! (Ana Paula Rimoli) for the small Koala teddy.

Pattern for V-Stitch baby Blanket

Ch 88.

Row 1 (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook, [skip 2 ch, work V-st in next ch] across to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch – 28 V-sts and dc at each end of row.

Row 2 Ch 3, turn; work V-st in each ch1-space across, end dc in top of turning chain.

Repeat Row 2 for V-st pattern until there are a total of 34 rows; ch 1 (instead of ch 3), turn. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

Sc in each dc and ch1-space across, end 3 sc in last dc; rotate to side, sc evenly along side edge, 3 sc in first ch of foundation ch; sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; sc evenly along rem side edge, end 2 sc in top of last row turning chain, join with slip st to top of first sc.

Picot Edging
(Ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook, skip 1 sc, slip st in next 2 sc) around, adjusting for corners and end of rnd.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.


margaret said...

that is realy nice elaine sure the baby will love the little bear

Jill Bennett said...

this is so cute!

Heather said...

OMG your friend is going to love this gift! How absolutely lovely - forever items, so special. xx

throw said...

This is a lovely and a cute pattern...your friend is going to love this.And it is going to be very helpful cover for a warm climate truly.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am just learning to crochet and have chosen this as my first project (beyond a dishcloth anyways)it seems simple enough and is so pretty. I was wondering if you could tell me what size of hook you used so that i might recreate it for my own baby.

Ericka said...

This is adorable....I too wonder what hook you used and what are the blanket's size?

Thank you so much