Remember in the Lagoon Baby Blanket post, I mentioned that all I have been crocheting recently have been baby blankets? Well, here is number 2- the Apple Blossom Baby Blanket.

The colour choice is inspired by the gentle pink and white of the apple blossom, and coincidentally is a perfect choice for a blanket for the new special little person coming into your life. The yarn is an 8 ply/DK/ light worsted cotton yarn- perfect for spring and summer babies.

The pattern itself is a straight forward C2C with double crochet, but introduces a simple colour change rotation. If you are new to C2C, then this is a great pattern for pushing your skills into colour change.

The Apple Blossom Baby Blanket pattern is available in a full, printable version through Etsy and Ravelry for a small fee.

Materials

8 ply/DK/ light worsted cotton yarn in 3 colours.

Approximately 380m/415 yds of each colour is required, with a total of 1140m/1246 yds required.

4mm/G6 hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

The pattern uses US Crochet terms. The abbreviations used in the pattern are as follows:

ch- chain

ch sp- chain space

dc- double crochet

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch

sq- square

The gauge or tension required for this project is 10x10cm/4x4in= 6 x 6 squares.

Size on completion: 74cm x 78cm (29.1in x 30.7in), 44 sq x48 sq.

The Pattern
An easy to follow coloured graph is available in the printable pattern, available through Etsy and Ravelry. Once you have a handle on the C2C stitch combination and colour changes, the graph is an easier method of tracking your progress.

Row 1. Green yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). dc into next 2 ch. Turn. (1sq)

Row 2. Green yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch space at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp.Turn. (2 sq)

Row 3. Pink yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3x dc into same ch sp. Turn. (3 sq)

Row 4. White yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Ch 3, 3x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next sq. Ch 3, 3x dc into same ch sp. Turn. (4 sq)

Row 5. Green yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn. ( 5 sq).

Row 6: Pink yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn. (6 sq).

Row 7: White yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn. (7 Sq).

Row 8: Green yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn. (8 sq).

Row 9: Pink yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn. (9 sq).

Row 10: White: yarn: Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next square. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn. (10 sq).

Continue with the pattern of colour changes, increasing by one square each row. Stop increasing when you reach 44 squares across. End on green row.

Row 45: Decreasing begins: Continuing in green, sl st into each of the 3 dc of the first square. Switch to pink: sl st into 3 ch sp of same square. *ch 3. dc x3 into same 3 ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn (44sq).

Row 46: Continuing in pink, sl st into each of the 3 dc of the first square. Switch to white: sl st into 3 ch sp of same square. *ch 3. dc x3 into same 3 ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn (44sq).

Row 47: Continuing in white, sl st into each of the 3 dc of the first square. Switch to green: sl st into 3 ch sp of same square. *ch 3. dc x3 into same 3 ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn (44sq).

Row 48: Continuing in green, sl st into each of the 3 dc of the first square. Switch to pink: sl st into 3 ch sp of same square. *ch 3. dc x3 into same 3 ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * until end of row. Turn (44sq).

Row 49: Continuing in pink, sl st into each of the 3 dc of the first square. Switch to white: sl st into 3 ch sp of same square. *ch 3. dc x3 into same 3 ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * until even with last sq from previous row. sl st into ch sp from previous row. Turn. (43sq).

Continue with the pattern of colour changes, ensuring first 3 sl st into each new row are with the colour from the preceeding row. Stop once reach second last row (2 sq) which should be pink, then continue to complete last square in pink. 

In regards to allllll the ends, you can sew in as you go or leave to the end. Completely your preference.

I recommend blocking your blanket once you have completed your project. The size of the blanket allows for steam or wet blocking.

I look forward to seeing your makes- tag @thetwistingtwine on Instagram to show off your finished project.

Happy Crocheting!
Bec

 

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