The center of the blanket has front post double crochets to provide extra thickness and a different stitching look. One side, the stitches look tight and the other side, you can see the fabulous square ribbing effect.
To do this blanket you need 3 Balls of Bernat Baby Blanket 300 g.
It took me about 4 hours to make this project from start to finish. It goes really quickly.
- Blanket is 36″ x 36″
- Hood is 8″ deep
- 3 balls of Bernat Baby Blanket 300 g
- Size 8 mm or L Size Crochet Hook
- Ch 4. Do not form ring.
- 2 dc into 4th chain from hook, ch 2, 3 dc into same 4th chain, ch 2, 3 dc into same 4th chain, ch 2, 3 dc into same 4th chain. Ch 1, 1 hdc into top of beginning ch 4.
- Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 1 hdc into same space. * Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) each stitch to next corner. In corners, place [2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc]. Repeat * around. Final corner is 2 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc to top of beginning ch 2.
- Each round will get bigger, therefore more stitches will exist between the corners. Repeat Step 3, 8 times.
- Ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc into same space. *dc into each stitch across. In corners, place [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc]. Repeat * around. Final corner gets 2 dc, ch 1 and 1 hdc to the top of beginning Ch 3.
- Repeat Step 5, 6 times.
- Repeat Step 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Select any side. Hood will be in centre of the blanket.
- Fold blanket in half and mark the centre stitch (or close to it) with a stitch marker.
- Count 14 stitches from the stitch marker to one side. Mark with stitch marker.
- Count 14 stitches from the stitch marker to the other side. Mark with stitch marker.
- Fasten onto first stitch marker, Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc across to the stitch marker on the other side of the centre point. Turn.
- Ch 3, 1 dc in each across. Turn.
- Repeat Step 2, 7 times.
- Fold hood in half. Insert hook into both sides of the hook and hold the hood together and sc in each stitch. This will be the hook seam at the top.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.