Polka Dot Crocheted Baby Blanket

There is something to be said for how quickly blankets whip up in crochet. Our magnificent and wonderous crochet teacher Cyndy wrote up this pattern for a baby blanket using the squishable and anti-pilling Uptown Worsted~! Feel free to come check out the original in store, where we might also have a couple kits available while they last.

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Yarn: 8 balls of Uptown Worsted (100g/180yds); 1 each of 5 contrasting “polka dot” colours (in sample: blue, gold, orange, burgundy, dark grey), and 3 of the outside edge/border colour (in sample: light grey). You can substitute another worsted weight yarn to your preference.

Hook: US H8/5mm

Finished size: 30″ x 30″/76cm x 76cm for a 25-dot blanket

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Pattern

Squares

Round 1: Using polka dot colour, make a magic ring. Chain 3 (counts here and throughout as dc) 11 dc into circle. Join to top of starting chain with ss. (12dc)

Round 2: Chain 3, dc in the same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Join to the top of the chain with ss. (24dc)

Round 3: Chain 3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next dc. *2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next dc* repeat around. Join to the top of the chain with ss. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 4: Join outer edge/border colour. Chain 1. Sc, hdc, dc, (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc), *dc, hdc, sc in the next 4 dc, hdc, dc, (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc)* repeat 2 more times, hdc, sc in the next 2 dc, join to the top of chain with ss.

Round 5: Chain 3, dc in the next 5 st, (2tr, ch 1, 2tr), *dc in the next 12, (2tr, ch1, 2tr)* repeat 2 more times, dc in the next 6 st, join to the top of the chain with ss.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Make 4 more squares with this polka dot colour. Make 5 squares each of the 4 remaining polka dot colours. This will give you 25 squares total. Arrange the squares in a pleasing pattern & whip stitch them together.

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Border                                                                                                                               Using the border colour.

Round 1:  With RS facing you, join yarn. Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around the entire blanket. 3 sc in each corner.

Round 2: Chain 3, dc in the back loop of each single crochet. (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc) in each corner. Join in the back loop of the top of the turning chain.

Repeat Round 2 two more times.

Round 5: ch 1 ss in the front loop of each stitch, including the chain in each corner.                                                       

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Fasten off. Weave in ends. Give to an adorable baby!

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