Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® Pretty in Pastels Baby Blanket

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by Brenda Bourg, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® Pretty in Pastels Baby Blanket

This baby blanket using Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® yarn is so soft it will put a smile on the face of every boy and girl that uses it. If you're making it for a boy, change the palette to reflect more blues and greens.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 17 sts (about 4 inch) in pattern st to crochet a blanket that is approximately 36 inch x 36 inch without fringe. Remember to check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain your gauge. Download template for special and standard crochet stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Notes: Fringe is worked as you go. Weaving in ends every few rows helps keep them manageable. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and complete stitch. Proceed with new color and fasten off old color.
  • 2
    With Baby Pink, ch 125.
  • 3
    Row 1 (Right Side): Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 14 sts, ch 1, skip next ch, slip st in next 13 chs. Fasten off Baby Pink. Row 2: Skip the next 13 sl sts; join Baby Pink with sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, changing to Aqua in last st, turn. Fasten off Baby Pink. Row 3: Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, skip next ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, turn. Row 4: Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, skip next ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, changing to Baby Green in last st, turn. Fasten off Aqua. Row 5: Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, skip next ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, turn. Row 6: Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, skip next ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, changing to Baby Pink in last st, turn. Fasten off Baby Green. Row 7: Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, skip next ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, turn. Row 8: Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, skip next ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, changing to Aqua in last st, turn. Fasten off Baby Pink. Row 9-140: Repeat Rows 3-8, 22 times.
  • 4
    Fasten off.
  • 5
    Finishing - Weave in ends. Block, if desired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® Baby Pink 100367296 (2)
  • Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® Aqua 104465909 (2)
  • Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® Baby Green 100367295 (2)
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook 5 mm H8 U.S. 104236320
  • Yarn Needle
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