Red Heart Buttercup Soft Baby Steps Cuddly Baby Blanket

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by Nanette M. Seale, Red Heart

Red Heart Buttercup Soft Baby Steps Cuddly Baby Blanket

Use soft yarn with lots of color for your next baby blanket!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 stitches and 10 rows (about 4 inch) to crochet a blanket that measures approximately 36 inch x 36 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitch:
    puff = yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch and draw up a loop] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook.
  • 2
    With Carnival, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, [2 sc in ring, ch 2] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc—8 sc and 4 ch-2 spaces.
    Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next sc, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space (corner made), sc in next 2 sc] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch-2 space; join with slip st in first sc—16 sc, and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.
    Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next 2 sc, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-2 space, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last corner ch-2 space, sc in last sc; join with slip st in first sc—24 sc, and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.
    Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in each sc to first corner ch-2 space [(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in each sc to next corner ch-2 space] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last corner ch-2 space, sc in each sc to end of round; join with slip st in first sc—32 sc, and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.
    Round 5: Repeat Round 4—40 sc, and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Drop, but do not fasten off Carnival.
    Round 6: With Right Side facing, join Aqua with slip st in first st, ch 2, Puff in same st, ch 1 (to close puff), *Puff in next st, ch 1; repeat from * to first corner ch-2 space, [(Puff, ch 2, Puff) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, **Puff in next st, ch 1; repeat from ** to next corner ch-2 space] 3 times, (Puff, ch 2, Puff) in last corner ch-2 space, ch 1, ***Puff in next st, ch 1; repeat from *** to end of round; join with slip st in first Puff—48 Puffs and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Fasten off Aqua.
    Round 7: Draw up loop of Carnival in last ch-1 space of previous round, ch 1, sc in each ch-1 space to first corner ch-2 space, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next Puff , sc in each ch-1 space to next corner ch-2 space] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last corner ch-2 space, sc in next Puff, sc in each ch-1 space to end of round; join with slip st in first sc—56 sc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces.
    Rounds 8–11: Repeat Round 4 four times—88 sc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces at the end of Round 11. Drop, but do not fasten off Carnival.
    Round 12: With Baby Green, repeat Round 6—96 Puffs and 4 corner ch-2 spaces. Fasten off Baby Green.
    Rounds 13–17: Repeat Rounds 7–11—136 sc and 4 corner ch-2 spaces at the end of Round 17.
    Rounds 18–29: Repeat Rounds 6–17.
    Rounds 32–36: Repeat Rounds 6–12; do not fasten off Baby Green at end of Round 36. Fasten off Carnival.
    Round 37: With Baby Green, ch 1, sc in each ch-1 space around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 space; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off Baby Green.
  • 3
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Buttercup Yarn Carnival 104740366 (7)
  • Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn Aqua 104465909
  • Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn Baby Green 100367295
  • Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Silvalume Crochet Hook L-11/8.0 mm 104236438
  • Yarn Needle
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