Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pretty In Pink Blanket - Tutorial

Pretty In Pink Blanket

So remember how 3 of my sister-in-laws had baby girls this year?....
Here is the last of the blankets that I made.
(want to see the first 2?)

For this last blanket, 
I used the pattern I made from this black white and red blanket,
I think it turned out pretty cute and girly.
Perfect for a little girl.

Out of the three,
this one was by far the easiest to make.
I put together an easy tutorial so you can make your own.

Pretty In Pink Blanket

Supply List

* j6.00 crochet hook 
*1 skein "red yarn" baby pink
*1 skein extra large "red yarn" soft white
*crochet size sewing needle


SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet
TC: triple crochet
CN: chain
SP: space
SL ST: slip stitch
RND: round


Make 48

Rnd 1: cn 5. sl st to form a circle. cn 3 3 dc cn 2 * 4 dc cn 2*. 
repeat from * arount 2 more times. sl st and tie off. (it should be looking like a square)

Rnd 2: cn 3 * dc in each dc. stop at cn 2 sp. working in cn 2 sp, 2 dc cn 2 2 dc*. 
repeat from * around. sl st in top of cn 3.

Rnd 3: same as Rnd 2

Rnd 4: tie on pink. * sc in each dc. stop at cn 2 sp. working in cn 2 sp, 2 sc cn 2 2 sc*.
repeat from * around. tie off


Make 48

***For each flower, use a long tail. 
Do Not crochet the tail in. 
You will need it later to attatch the flower to the square.***

Rnd 1: cn 4. sl st to form a circle. * sc dc tc dc sc*.
repeat from * 2 more times. (you will have 3 petals total)

Rnd 2: *cn 4 (working behind the petals) sl st into 1st sc*. 
repeat from * 2 more times. (you should only be able to see the cn's when you look at the back of the flower.)

Rnd 3: working on the cn. sc dc tc tc dc sc 2 times in each cn sp. (this will give you 6 more petals. they should be set behind the first petals)

Rnd 4: *cn 3 (working behind the petals) sl st into 1st sc (1st petal)
repeat from * 5 times.

Rnd 5: working on the cn. sc dc tc tc tc dc sc in each cn sp. tie off. (this should give you 6 more petals)

Joining Flowers To Squares

There really isn't a set way to do this.
I think I did it differently with each blanket.
I did use the tails from both the flower, and square, and using a large crochet needle,
sewed them both to each other, 
making sure to sew the whole tail through and attach them tightly so they wouldn't fall off.

Joining Squares

There are a bunch of different ways you can join your granny squares.
You can decide how you want to do it.
I used the continuous join method.
There is a pretty good you tube tutorial on it here.

The dimensions will be 6 sq x 8 sq


Using pink, start in any corner sp. dc 5 times. skip over the next 2 dc. sc 1 time. skip over the next 2 dc. dc 5 times*. repeat from * around.


Squares Rnd 1

Squares Rnd 2

Flowers Rnd 1

Flowers Rnd 2

Flowers Rnd 3

Flowers Rnd 3

Flowers Rnd 4

Flowers Rnd 5

This Pattern will make a small sized baby blanket.
If you wanted to make a bigger one,
Make lots more squares, and add 1-2 extra rows on the square and the flower.
The size of the blanket, flower, and squares is up to you.
Good Luck!


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