Sunday, 16 August 2009
Baby Blue : : A spiral baby blanket
Well, I promised to post the pattern when I got round to writing it, so here it is, free and available to anyone who dares.
This crochet pattern is really easy, so if you are a beginner at crochet, it's well worth having a go at it.
3 x 100g balls of DK or Sport weight wool in colour of your choice
1 x 50g ball of DK or Sport weight wool in contrasting colour for edging
1 x 4mm (G) crochet hook
Another reason that this is a beginner friendly pattern is that really the gauge doesn't matter, in fact, if you want to use heavier wool and a larger hook it will work out just as well, as long as you have a fabric that you are happy with, you can also make this as large as you like, my version was made pram size, like a small mat, but more wool and you can make a huge one if you like, you just keep going.
Ch chain stitch
Ss slip stitch
Dc double crochet
*******Very important edit*****
The pattern was written in British english, so the DC (double crochet) in American English is actually a SC(single crochet)**
Ch 4 and join with Ss to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 7 , 1 Dc into ring, [Ch 6, 1 Dc into ring] 5 times, joint to th first Ch of th round with Ss
Rnd 2: 1 Ss into each of next 3 Ch [ Ch 4, 1 Dc into next 6 Ch loop] 6 times
Rnd 3 : [Ch 4, 2 Dc in next 4 Ch space, 1 Dc into next Dc] 6 times
Rnd 4: [Ch 4, 2 Dc into next 4 Ch space, 1 Dc into each of next 2 Dc, skip 1 Dc] 6 times
Rnd 5: [Ch 4, 2 Dc into next 4 Ch space, 1 Dc into each of next 3 Dc, skip 1 Dc] 6 times
Rnd 6: [Ch 4, 2 Dc into next 4 Ch space, 1 Dc into each of next 4 Dc, skip 1 Dc] 6 times
Rnd 7: [Ch 4, 2 Dc into next 4 Ch space, 1 Dc into each of next 5 Dc, skip 1 Dc] 6 times
Continue working rounds as you have been doing increasing by 1 Dc each time as you can see above, until you reach the desired size for your blanket.
When you reach the desired size for your blanket, change to the contrast colour and work one round of even Dc stitches (one in each stitch, no increasing, no chain stitches etc)
**at this point, if you don't know how to surface crochet, take a look at this tutorial before you continue on the blanket**
With the contrast colour go back to the center of your blanket and surface crochet round the center circle (as you can see in the first picture). Then surface crochet along the inside of one of the spirals, following the line of holes...
Repeat for each spiral as you can see and it should look like this....
There you have it, a simple pattern that doesn't take much time or much concentration.... or even much skill in crochet.
Have fun giving it a go, if you have any problems or corrections feel free to contact me.