Friday, August 7, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Molalla Baby Blanket



This is one of the first baby blankets that I designed.  It continues to be one of my favorites.  It reminds me of delicate lace.  I think its perfect for a sweet baby girl.  Though I am sure you could make it in blue or gray and it would be beautiful for a baby boy.  I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did.





Materials needed:
• U.S. J/10-6.00 MM crochet hook
• Worsted weight yarn:
         -Color A= Loops & Threads Impeccable- Soft Rose (1.5 skeins)
         -Color B= Loops & Threads Impeccable- Aran (less than 1 skein)
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends

Gauge:
• 6 dc= 2 inches

Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• dc= double crochet
• sl st= slip stitch

Finished size:
• 26” x 33”

For the main body of the blanket:

With Color A, ch 69.
1: Turn and dc in the fourth ch from hook and in each across.

2: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch (ch 3 counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in the next 5 stitches, *ch 2, skip next stitch, dc in the next 17 stitches, repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 2, skip next stitch, dc in the next 6 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

3: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in the ch 2 space of the row below, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 13 stitches.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in ch 2 space of the row below, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 4 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

4: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next stitch, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in the ch3 of row below, ch 3, skip the sc of row below, sc in the next ch 3 of row below, ch 3 skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 9 stitches.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in the ch3 of row below, ch 3, skip the sc of row below, sc in the next ch 3 of row below, ch 3 skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 2 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

5: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches (the 2nd and 3rd dc go into the 1st and 2nd chains of the ch 3 space of the row below), *ch 3, skip sc of row below, sc in next ch 3 space of row below, ch 3, skip sc of row below and the first chain of the next ch 3 space, dc in next 13 stitches ( the first two stitches you dc in are the remaining 2 chains of the ch 3 space in the row below).  Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 3, skip sc of row below, sc in next ch 3 space of row below, ch 3, skip sc of row below and the first chain of the next ch 3 space, dc in next 4 stitches (the first two stitches you dc in are the remaining 2 chains of the ch 3 space in the row below and the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below). 

6: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next 5 stitches (the 4th and 5th dc go into the 1st and 2nd chains of the ch 3 space of the row below), *ch 1, skip the last chain of the first ch 3 space of the row below, skip the sc, skip the first chain of the next ch 3 space of the row below, dc in next 17 stitches.  Repeat from the * 2 more times.  Ch 1, skip the last chain of the first ch 3 space of the row below, skip the sc, skip the first chain of the next ch 3 space of the row below, dc in next 6 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

7: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in every stitch across the row (67 dc total, including the initial ch 3).

8: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in next 14 stitches, *ch 2, skip next stitch, dc in the next 17 stitches, repeat from * 1 more time.  Ch 2, skip next stitch, dc in the next 15 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

9: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next 12 stitches, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in the ch 2 space of the row below, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 13 stitches.  Repeat from * 1 more time.  Ch 3 skip next 2 dc, sc in ch 2 space of the row below, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 13 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

10: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the 10 stitches, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in the ch3 of row below, ch 3, skip the sc of row below, sc in the next ch 3 of row below, ch 3 skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 9 stitches.  Repeat from * 1 more time.  Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in the ch3 of row below, ch 3, skip the sc of row below, sc in the next ch 3 of row below, ch 3 skip next 2 dc, dc in the next 11 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

11: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next 12 stitches (the 2nd and 3rd dc go into the 1st and 2nd chains of the ch 3 space of the row below), *ch 3, skip sc of row below, sc in next ch 3 space of row below, ch 3, skip sc of row below and the first chain of the next ch 3 space, dc in next 13 stitches ( the first two stitches you dc in are the remaining 2 chains of the ch 3 space in the row below).  Repeat from * 1 more time. Ch 3, skip sc of row below, sc in next ch 3 space of row below, ch 3, skip sc of row below and the first chain of the next ch 3 space, dc in next 13 stitches (the first two stitches you dc in are the remaining 2 chains of the ch 3 space in the row below and the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below). 

12: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in the next 14 stitches (the 14th and 15th dc go into the 1st and 2nd chains of the ch 3 space of the row below), *ch 1, skip the last chain of the first ch 3 space of the row below, skip the sc, skip the first chain of the next ch 3 space of the row below, dc in next 17 stitches.  Repeat from the * 1 more time.  Ch 1, skip the last chain of the first ch 3 space of the row below, skip the sc, skip the first chain of the next ch 3 space of the row below, dc in next 15 stitches (with the last dc ending the top ch of the ch 3 from the row below).

13: Ch 3, turn, skip the first stitch, dc in every stitch across the row (67 dc total, including the initial ch 3).

14-19: Repeat rows 2-7

20-25: Repeat rows 8-13

26-31: Repeat rows 2-7

32-37: Repeat rows 8-13

38-43: Repeat rows 2-7

44-49: Repeat rows 8-13

50-55: Repeat rows 2-7, bind off and weave in ends.


For the border of the blanket:
1: With Color B, join in the 2nd stitch of either short row.  Ch 1 and sc in same stitch and in the next 66 stitches.  Make 3sc in the corner stitch.  Sc in next 99 stitches (work evenly spaced over long side).  3sc in corner. Sc in next 67 stitches (across the other short row).  3sc in corner.  Sc in next 99 stitches.  3sc in last corner.  Join with sl st to first sc.

2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip the next stitch, then dc in the following stitch, ch 1.  Repeat from the * 32 times.  In the next stitch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1). Dc in the next stitch, ch 1. **Skip the next stitch, then dc, ch 1 in the following stitch.  Repeat from the **49 more times.  Skip the next stitch, then in the following stitch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1). ***Skip the next stitch, then dc, ch 1 in the following stitch.  Repeat from the ***33 more times.  Skip the next stitch, then in the following stitch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1). ****Skip the next stitch, then dc, ch 1 in the following stitch.  Repeat from the ****49 more times.  Dc, ch1 in the next stitch.  Join to the top of the chain 2 with a slip stitch.

3: Ch 2, 4dc in the same stitch, *skip the ch 1 space, sc in the next dc, skip the ch 1 space, 5dc in the next dc.  Repeat from the * all the way around the blanket.  Join to the top of the chain 2 with a slip stitch.  Bind off and weave in ends.



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16 comments:

  1. It's a lovely pattern. I'm curious as to how you chose the name for the pattern, as I live near Molalla, Oregon.

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you! For a lot of my designs, I choose the names of US cities :) I pick a state, get a list of the cities, and go from there.

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  2. How many dc in the first row? I prefer to use a foundation chain and I can't tell if this is 65 or 67 across.

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    1. Hi,

      It would be 67 foundation dc. Thanks!

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  3. Hi! What a wonderful blanket! I was wondering if I wanted to make it for a toddler how would I add to the width and length?

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  4. Hi,

    Thank you! For a blanket that is double the width, you can begin with a chain of 136, the dc in the 4th chain from the hook. You will then follow the pattern as written but you will need to repeat from* to * more times than stated in each step because your stitches have been doubled. To increase the length, you will just continue where the pattern ends and alternate repeating rows 8-13 and then rows 2-7. Finish on a repeat of rows 2-7. I would then follow the border but double the stitch counts along the sides. I hope that helps! If you have any other questions, just let me know. Thanks!

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    1. thank you so much! :) much appreciated.

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  5. A beautiful little blanket and how wonderful of you to share for free, thank you. I was wondering what the repeat is if I wanted to make it a bit bigger but not double the size smile emoticon

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    1. following your post I want to make it bigger as well

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    2. Hi,

      I haven't worked out the stitch count to make it bigger at this point. If I do, I will post it.

      Thanks!

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    3. You can always switch to a thicker yarn to increase the size. Using a 5 or 6 yarn instead of a 4. Just follow the same pattern with thicker yarn & a larger hook.

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  6. Such a cute blanket. I will have to try one. Will a 150g of colorA yarn be enough? Thank you

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    1. Hi,

      I don't think it will be quite enough. I used 1.5 skeins of Loops & Threads Impeccable. This yarn is 4.5 ounces per skein (which is roughly 127 grams). So that works out to about 190 grams of Color A.

      Thanks!

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  7. I've just finished printing this. I have caron simply soft in orchid. Love it and I think Im going to double it as well. Only 3 skeins of orchid, so maybe will alternate sections with white. Will decide when I get done with first section :) Thank you for pattern I think its beautiful.

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  8. thanks for sharing! the blanket came out perfect.. i used a 5mm hook, to make it bigger i've just added 6 dcs between the motifs! the dimensions are perfect, 60x80 cm :D

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  9. What a lovely pattern! Can't wait to give it a go! Just wondering if you have had time to figure out how to make it bigger? Many thanks

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