A few weeks ago I received a box of yummy yarns to review for Red Heart. I was so excited to see a fun variety inside. I mostly work with worsted weight yarn, so when I saw “Anne Geddes Baby Yarn” I started thinking about different ways I could use it. I was working on my mom’s birthday present, a bulky weight blanket, and decided a lighter weight baby blanket version would be great! I have included information for a baby, lightweight version and a worsted weight lapghan.
The nice part about both blanket patterns is any stitch combination could be used in between the puff stitch rows. For a variety of looks, try your favorite stitch combos.
The yarn is wonderful and comes a nice assortment of colors. It is soft and easy to work with. I hope you will give it a try.
Yarn info: 340 yards, size 3 light weight
Marni’s Granny Blanket
Baby Blanket: Baby weight yarn (size 3)
Size: 33″ wide (with stripes running horizontally) x desired length. Each repeat section is 4″ wide.
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Lap Afghan: Worsted weight yarn (size 4)
Yardage: approximately 600 yds for 41 x 61″ blanket
Size: 41” wide (with stripes running horizontally). Sample shown above is 61″ long.
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Instructions are written for main color (color A) and contrast color (color B) for the ridged rows in body of blanket.
Note: When changing yarn colors, work over yarn tails with first few stitches.
1. With hook and yarn color A, ch 102, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ch to end of row. (101sts) 2-5. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sc, trc*, repeat until 2sts remain, sc 2. 6. Change to yarn color B. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sc, trc*, repeat until 2sts remain, sc 2. 7. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sc, trc*, repeat until 2sts remain, sc 2. 8. Change to yarn color A. Ch 2, turn, dc in same st, *sk 2, 3dc in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, dc in last st. 9-15. Ch 2, turn, dc in same st, 3dc in space between each cluster from previous row until 1 space remains, dc in last st. Note: width of stripes between ridges can be adjusted. Keep an even number of rows so ridge bobbles will start on same side of blanket. 16. Change to yarn color B, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sc, trc*, repeat until 2sts remain, sc 2. 17. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sc, trc*, repeat until 2sts remain, sc 2.
Repeat steps 8-17 until blanket is 3” shorter than desired length. Finish blanket by repeating steps 2-5 with color A.
Optional Border: Attach desired color of yarn to one corner of a long side of the blanket. With same size hook, *ch 1, sc evenly across long side of blanket. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc across short edge of blanket*, repeat once. Add additional rounds if desired.
Finish off and weave in all ends.
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Common Crochet Abbreviations Ch – chain Sl st – slip stitch St – stitch Hdc – half double crochet Sp – space; sps – spaces Dc – double crochet Sc – single crochet Trc –treble/triple crochet ** – repeat instructions between, as many times as indicated
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This pattern is based on the bulky weight “Marni’s Lap Afghan“. I hope you will enjoy both of these patterns.