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Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern - this baby blanket is so sweet, you'll want to make one for your next baby or grandbaby. Simply switch up the colors to fit with any nursery decor. #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetbabyblanket #crochetforbaby #crochetaddict #freecrochetpatternStar Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This month’s stitch of the month is the star stitch and what better way to showcase this gorgeous stitch than using it in a blanket. This baby blanket is so sweet, you’ll want to make one for your next baby or grandbaby. Simply switch up the colors to fit with any nursery decor.

While this stitch has a couple of minor challenging aspects, once you get through the first few rows, you’ll find yourself flying through the rest of it. And to keep it simple, we’ve used a basic single crochet for the border. Once you’ve completed one blanket you’ll find yourself looking for more babies who could use a cozy blanket to cuddle up with.

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NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY/INTERMEDIATE

SIZE: 30” x 30”

MATERIALS:

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

PATTERN NOTES:

Star Stitch– see tutorial here

PATTERN:

Chain 82 (starting with color A)

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 2 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 4 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 5 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 6th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 (this holds all 6 loops together).

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the top of the hdc from the previous row. Ch 1 into the hole or center of the star from the previous row. Ch 2 into the next hole or center of the star. Continue in this manner across the row. End with a sc through the top of the turning chain. Ch 2.

Row 3 (It’s helpful to watch the video for this tricky part at 9:40 in the video): Insert hook into the front loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on the hook, insert hook in the back loop of the same ch, yarn over and pull through so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 3 stitches for a total of 6 loops on the hook.

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2-3

Row 7-10: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 11-14: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Rows 15-20: Change to color A and repeat rows 2-3 (x3)

Row 21-24: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 25-28: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Rows 29-34: Change to color A and repeat rows 2-3 (x3)

Row 35-38: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 39-42: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 43-48: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x3) – Do not cut yarn at end of row

Border:

Border Row 1: Starting with the same yarn and color we ended the last row in, sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 2: Sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 3: Change to color B and sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 4-5: Change to color A and sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

 

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Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

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This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets in no time flat.

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

One thing I love about crochet is the ability to gift it to others. I’m constantly making gifts for others. But most recently, I wanted to tell you about a crochet baby blanket I made for some family friends. I found out that the couple who have been helping to clean our Airbnb suite were going to be taking a break. They had a great reason – they’re having a baby!

Crochet baby blanket patterns are so versatile. They come in different baby blanket sizes and colors and shapes. That’s why they’re such great presents.

This pattern is perfect if you don’t know how to crochet a blanket. It’s very beginner friendly. This easy crochet baby blanket is super fast to make. Hence why it’s called “Done in a Day.”

It was the perfect baby blanket crochet pattern for me because I only had a couple of days to prepare something.  It was important that we show our appreciation and I decided a baby blanket crochet gift was the perfect way to do so.

I started working on this easy crochet blanket on Wednesday night around 8 pm. Most free crochet baby blanket patterns take forever. But this blanket had to be ready by Friday at noon when they came to help us one last time. If you’re ever in a similar situation, scouring through baby blanket patterns, this will be your lifesaver. It will teach you how to crochet a baby blanket easily and quickly.

I ransacked my yarn stash and found enough yarn to create something that would be appropriate for a baby boy blanket. I wanted something that would add definition to crochet stitches for baby blankets. It’s also important to find soft yarn for crocheted baby blankets. Babies have sensitive skin after all.

In under 24 hours my project was complete and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – especially with yarn that I already had and in such a short amount of time.

This chunky crochet blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can make this double crochet baby blanket. Feel free to change up the colors and customize this for either gender or to go with the nursery decor.

I chose to make this simple crochet blanket with Berroco Comfort Chunky which is a really dreamy yarn. If you spend more than $80 a year on yarn (appx $7 a month), I highly recommend checking out Dollar Yarn Club to pick up some yarn for this project. It’s a totally free service and they send you email alerts when yarn is on sale from your favorite companies for really, really cheap. You can get a free membership to the service here.

 

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. L/8.00mm
  •        Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn –  You need approx 750 yards
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE:  32” x 32”This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets yourself.

PATTERN:

Chain 66 in White (made in multiples of 2 if you’d like it smaller or larger)

Row 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from the hook, *skip 1 ch, 2dc in next ch*, repeat across entire row ending with a dc in the last ch. turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. Skip the first dc and dc twice into the space between the next group of 2 dcs. *Go to the next group of 2 dc’s and dc twice into the space between*, repeat until the end of the row ending with a dc in the last dc.

Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2. Bind off and weave in ends.

COLOR CHANGES:

  • Rows 5-6: Taupe
  • Rows 7-8: Denim
  • Rows 9-12: White
  • Rows 13-14: Taupe
  • Rows 15-16: Denim
  • Rows 17-20: White
  • Rows 21-22: Taupe
  • Rows 23-24: Denim
  • Rows 25-28: White
  • Rows 29-30: Taupe
  • Rows 31-32: Denim
  • Rows 33-36: White
  • Rows 37-38: Taupe
  • Rows 39-40: Denim
  • Rows 41-43: White
  • Rows 44-45: Taupe
  • Rows 46-47: Denim
  • Rows 48-52: White

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Monster and Ghost Spray Away

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Stay away monster and ghost spray

Stay away monster and ghost spray

Monster and Ghost Spray Away – At some point, most parents hear their children say “I’m scared to go to sleep because there’s a monster under my bed.”  I know we went through that almost 2 years ago when we moved into our new house.  Noelle was petrified that there was a monster in her closet.  We tried everything we could think of but nothing diminished her fear.  Then after doing a bit of research online I heard about “monster spray”.  I quickly jimmied up a spray water bottle with a cute label and gave it to Noelle to keep the monsters away.  That was all it took, after that she wasn’t afraid of monsters any more!

Now I can help pass along this parenting gem by giving you this printable label.  Simply print the file out on a piece of paper, trim to the appropriate size and stick to a spray bottle.  Just use a regular water bottle with a spray nozzle.  If you can, add some sort of scent to the water so that your child believes the spray has magical monster and ghost repelling qualities (lemon, orange, vanilla or essential oils would all work well). Sweet dreams!

Download Monster and Ghost Spray Away file here.

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Ghost and monster spray away printable label

Ghost and monster spray away printable label

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