Free Crochet Pattern: Bretton Baby Blanket

The Bretton Baby Blanket is a really versatile baby blanket pattern! The design works great for a baby boy or baby girl. For a girl, you can swap out the blue for pink or purple. The pattern is written for three colors, but it would be beautiful in solid winter white- or any color really. You can also get creative and change color in every round of outer portion! It is the perfect size for use in a car seat or stroller and it makes a great baby shower gift!


Materials needed:
• U.S. I/9- 5.5 MM crochet hook
• Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors.  Used here:
         -Color A- Red Heart Super Saver- Aran (1 skein)
         -Color B- Red Heart Super Saver- Coffee (1 skein)
         -Color C- Red Heart Super Saver- Aruba Sea (1 skein)
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends

Gauge:
• 3dc = 1 inch, 5 rows = 3 inches

Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• dc= double crochet
• dc2tog= double crochet two together- *yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops*, leaving the third loop on the hook.  Repeat from the *to* one more time. Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops.
• dc3tog= double crochet three together- *yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops*, leaving the third loop on the hook.  Repeat from the *to* two more times. Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops.
• sl st= slip stitch
• sk= skip
• joining dc= this is used when starting a round in the same color of the previous round- loosen the loop on your hook so that it will be about the height of your double crochet height (Image 1), then perform a double crochet as you normally would (Images 2 and 3)

• standing dc= this is used when starting a round in a new color- wrap the yarn around the hook twice, secure the tail end with your pinkie or ring finger so that you are holding the yarn with tension  (Image 4), insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull through (Image 5), yarn over (Image 6), pull through the first 2 loops (Image 7), yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops (Image 8).


Finished size:
• 32” x 32”

For the main body of the blanket (worked in rounds):
1: With Color A, make a magic ring, ch3.  Then make the following into the magic ring, 2dc, ch3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch3.  Join by sl st to the top of the first ch3.

2: Ch3, dc2tog, *ch4, sc in 2nd ch of ch 3 space of round below, ch4, dc3tog.  Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch4, sc in 2nd ch of ch 3 space of row below, ch4.  Join by sl st to the top of the beginning ch3.

3: Ch3, *dc in the next 9 stitches, (dc, ch3, dc) into the dc3tog of row below.  Repeat from *2 more times. Dc in the next 9 stitches, then in the sl st where you started, dc, ch3, and join with sl st into the top chain of beginning ch3.

4: Joining dc, dc in the top of the ch3 of the row below, and dc in next 10 stitches, then *dc into the 1st chain of the ch3, (dc, ch3, dc) in the actual ch space, dc into the 3rd ch of the ch3 space, then dc in the next 11 stitches.  Repeat from the * two more times.  Dc in the 1st chain of the ch3 below, dc into the actual ch3 space, ch3, join with sl st into the top chain of beginning ch3.

5: Joining dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the ch3 space of the row below, dc in the first ch, (dc, ch3, dc) in the actual ch space, dc in the 3rd ch. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from to at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st.

6-13: Repeat round 4

14: Joining dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the ch3 space of the row below, dc in the first ch, (dc, ch3, dc) in the actual ch space, dc in the 3rd ch. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from to at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st and finish off.

15: Join Color B with a standing dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the ch3 space of the row below, dc in the first ch, (3dc) in the actual ch space, dc in the 3rd ch. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from to at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st and finish off.

16: Join Color C with a standing dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the corner (which is the 3 dc from the row below), dc in the first dc, (3dc) in the next dc, dc in the last dc. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from to at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st.

17: Joining dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the corner (which is the 3 dc from the row below), dc in the first dc, (3dc) in the next dc, dc in the last dc. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from  to  at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st.

18-22: Repeat round 17

23: Joining dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the corner (which is the 3 dc from the row below), dc in the first dc, (3dc) in the next dc, dc in the last dc. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from  to  at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st and finish off.

24: Join Color B with a standing dc, dc in each of the stitches across to the corner (which is the 3 dc from the row below), dc in the first dc, (3dc) in the next dc, dc in the last dc. Repeat around, dc in each of the stitches of the row below and following from  to  at each corner.  Join to the beginning joining dc with a sl st.

For the border of the blanket:
1: Ch 1, sc in same space, *sk next stitch, 5dc in next stitch, sk next stitch, sc in next stitch.  Repeat from * 9 more times.  Skip the next stitch, 4dc in the next, 4dc in the next, skip next stitch, sc in next.  Repeat from the * 17 times. Skip next 2 stitches, 4dc in next, 4dc in next, skip next, sc in next.  Repeat from * 17 times.  Skip next 2 stitches, 4dc in next, 4dc in next, skip next, sc in next.  Repeat from * 17 times.  Skip next stitch, 4dc in next, 4dc in next, skip next 2 stitches, sc in next.  Repeat from * 6 times.  Skip next stitch, 5dc in next, join to beginning sc with sl st.  Finish off and weave ends.





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  1. Hello, I am just loving this pattern. However I am a little confused. I am on Round 15 with my second color and i have completed my 3dc in the 3 chain space. For Rd 16 it says to do 3dc in the 3 chain space below, but i dont have a 3 chain space from rd 15, just the 3 dc. Is there anyway you can help me?? Thank you

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    1. Hi Camilla, Thank you so much for contacting me! I'm so sorry, there was an error in the pattern. I have corrected it and now you should be all set to continue on with the pattern. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

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