Top 10 Countdown! #4: Crocheted “Quilt”

 

This super easy blanket is a fan fave, and still one of my go-to gifts for friends having little ones.  In fact, I literally just finished up this blanket (white crocheted front, blue backing, and yellow border) and shipped it out this morning!  Be warned, the rest of the Nikki, In Stitches Top 10 Countdown is very knit/crochet heavy.  However, even if you aren’t a yarn lover, stay tuned!  I’ve got a super fun giveaway coming up, and of course, all of this is leading up to the launch of the new Nikki, In Stitches site!

Enjoy…again!

Nikki, In Stitches

 

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July 28th, 2009

Crocheted “Quilt”…Sorry for the Delay!

 

It just dawned on me that I never put up the pattern for the crochet blanket pictured in my Knitted and Quilted Baby Blanket post.  No offense to all of my crochet readers!  I apologize!  As always, if something doesn’t look quite right, please let me know.  And if anyone has questions or comments, feel free to leave me a message!

I am headed to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation.  Look for a giveaway when I get back!  Hint: I’ll be just a few blocks from my favorite needlepoint shop!

Enjoy!

Nikki, In Stitches

Added Later: Printer Friendly Version Now Available!

Crocheted Quilt Pattern PDF

Materials:

*5 skeins of White Lion Brand Microspun yarn

Size G Crochet Hook

Tapestry needle

*Any of your favorite yarns can be used for this project. I used the microspun yarn because I had it, but a super soft baby yarn would also be perfect! Just keep in mind that baby items may need to be washed on a regular basis, so something that can make its way through the laundry and hold up is important.

Ch 120.

Row 1:

Single crochet in second ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2:

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn; *skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (working over dc just made). Repeat from * across to last sc, dc in last sc. (This stitch design is often referred to “cross stitch,” “back cross stitch,” or “front cross stitch” depending on if you prefer to go behind or in front of the stitch made when you go back to the skipped stitch. For this blanket, whichever personal preference you have is fine. I found a great online reference for a multitude of stitches patterns with illustrated pictures for some designs, and very well written instructions for all: http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm)

Row 3:

Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired width of blanket is achieved. End with Row 3.

Block.

Weave in all loose ends.

Directions for backing and binding your blanket can be found in the post, A Knitted and Quilted Baby Blanket??

Abbreviations

ch……………chain

st………..….stitch

sc…….……..single crochet

dc..…….……double crochet

Added Later: If you’re interested in the Entrelac Knitted Baby Blanket shown in my Knitted and Quilted Baby Blanket post, please see my You Asked For It post.

 

 

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4 Responses to Top 10 Countdown! #4: Crocheted “Quilt”

  1. jojo says:

    coucou ma nickie c est toi qui a fait cela c est trop beau tu peux etre fiere ma belle bisesssssssssssssssssssssss

    (Hello my Nikki. It is you who did this? You should be very proud my dear! Kisses)

  2. Terrie says:

    This is such a cute “quilt”! I still need to learn how to crochet 🙂

  3. Kathleen says:

    Hi there,
    I ADORE this blanket and am thinking about making one for a friend who is expecting, I cant find the flannel backed satin anywhere, do you have any suggestions as to where I could get some? Or a substitute fabric? Any help would be much appreciated.
    Kathleen
    PS. I would need green or a colour I could dye green :/

    • Nikki says:

      Kathleen,
      I’m so happy you love the blanket!
      I’ve always been able to find the flannel backed satin at my local large chain craft store…of course those of them that sell fabric. It’s usually in the quilting section, with the flannels and minky…all the baby stuff!
      If you can’t find it, you could use regular satin. I’ve used it in a pinch before. It’s much harder to work with, but doable.
      If you can’t find it there or even online, you can use anything you’d like. I’ve used cotton many times in the past for both the backing and the binding.
      Keep us posted!

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