I can finally feel spring! It is here! I am so enjoying the warmer weather. I love being able to take my boys outside and play. Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you are trying to get things done and your kids are stir crazy because they can’t go outside and run off all that energy!
Speaking of getting things done, I have finally finished my Everyday Baby Blanket pattern. I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, but there always baby showers! Some of you may know, my twin sister had her baby girl not too long ago. I have been helping her out a lot. I’m so happy to do it. She helped me out so much when I had my boys and I am delighted to return the favor. One thing I noticed when babysitting my niece is that she does not have a lighter weight blanket to go outside with. Something you can put on her or throw over the stroller to keep the sun from getting in her eyes. Of course this got me thinking that I needed to crochet a blanket for her!
I remembered working with Lion Brand Mandala when I created my Colorblock Cardigan pattern and thought it would be perfect for a baby blanket. For some reason I just couldn’t find the color I wanted. So I went to the Lion Brand website and found their new Cupcake Yarn. It is also a #3 weight yarn and I found the exact colorway I was looking for. The color I chose is called Sea Breeze. It is a mix of orange, coral, white and blue. My sister loves Coral, so I knew this color would be perfect.
I love how all the colors blend together. You can even see some of the speckles throughout the yarn!
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3 skeins of Lion Brand Cupcake yarn. Possibly more or less depending how big or small you want your blanket to be.
5mm crochet hook
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Dimensions of the blanket are 37″ x 33″
The stitch I used for this blanket is called the Blanket Stitch. It is a very easy stitch. If you would like, you can watch a video tutorial HERE to see how it is crocheted. This stitch is worked in a multiple of 3. Keep this in mind if you would like to change the size of your blanket.
Row 1 – In the 3rd ch from the hook crochet 2dc, skip two chains. *(sc, dc, dc) in the next ch, sk two chains.* Repeat *til end of row ending with a sc in the last st. (121)
Row 2 – Ch. 2 turn, 2dc in the first st, sk two stitches. *(sc, dc, dc) in the next st, sk two stitches)* Repeat *til end of row ending with a sc in the top of the ch.2 of previous row. (121)
Repeat Row 2 until your blanket reaches the desired length.
That’s it, you’re finished! Easy, right? This blanket would make for a perfect baby shower gift! I really hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern!