Cozy and Soft Baby Blanket
Lion Brand Feels Like Butta (Weight: 4/medium – 218 yds, 3.5 oz):
Color A: 5 skeins in Pale Grey color (#215-149) (approx. 500 g);
Color B: 3 skeins in Orange color (#215-133) (approx. 300 g);
Lion Brand Baby Homespun (Weight: 4/bulky – 120 yds, 3.5 oz) in Color C: 4 skeins in White color (#918-100) (approx. 400 g);
Crochet hook 8 mm;
Size: 33 x 39”
Stitches control: 5 clusters x 4.5 rows = 4”
To modify the width of your blanket, work a multiple of 36 + 1, then add 12 for the foundation chain. (Doing so will change the amount of yarn you need.)
Ch 3 counts as 1 dc throughout.
Work these instructions while following along with the “Stripe Pattern” section that follows.
Important: Rows in colors A and B are worked holding two strands together. Rows worked in color C are worked using a single strand. (If substituting a third color the same yarn as used for A and B, simply hold two strands together.)
Foundation Row: Ch 121.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch to end; turn. (120)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, sk first 3 sc, [3 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc] 3 times, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc, *[sk next 2 sc, 3 dc, in next sc] twice, sk next 2 sc, dc3tog in next sc, sk next 4 sc, dc3tog in next sc, [sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc] twice, sk next 2 sc, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc; from from * to last 12 sc, sk next 2 sc, [3 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc] 3 times, 1 dc in last sc; turn. (40 clusters + 2 dc)
Row 3 (RS): Ch 3, sk sp between tch and next cluster, 3 dc in each of next 3 sps, [3dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3sp, *3 dc in each of next 2 sps, dc3tog in next sp, sk sp between dc3tog clusters, dc3tog in next sp, 3 dc in each of next 2 sps, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3sp; rep from * to last 4 sps, 3 dc in each of next 3 sps, 1 dc in sp between last cluster and tch; turn.
Rows 4-45: Rep Row 3 following row-by-row color instructions below.
Row 46: Ch 1, sc at the following frequency:
1 sc in each dc
1 sc in each dc3tog cluster
3 sc in each ch-3sp
1 sc in each sp between clusters
Note: Frequency of stitches is less important than that the row lays nicely, so adjust as needed.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
See note above for important information about how many strands to hold together.
Rows 1-5: Color A
Rows 6-7: Color B
Rows 8-9: Color C
Rows 10-13: Color A
Rows 14-15: Color B
Rows 16-17: Color C
Rows 18-21: Color A
Rows 22-23: Color B
Rows 24-25: Color C
Rows 26-29: Color A
Rows 30-31: Color B
Rows 32-33: Color C
Rows 34-37: Color A
Rows 38-39: Color B
Rows 40-41: Color C
Rows 42-46: Color A