Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket Pattern

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Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket

Try my new blanket design, it’s called the Social Texture Baby Blanket.

This is called Social Textures because it’s really a simple design of moss stitch in the round followed up with touch of texture.  The social part came from Mikey since I talked to others the entire time I crocheted this blanket. It’s easy to remember the repeat and you don’t always have to look down at your work.

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I break a few rules on this one, but I think the end result is a nice square.  I use a hdc in the corner to close the sc rounds to create a ch-2 sp, and a sc to close the dc rounds to create a ch-1 sp.  By doing this, it always keeps you centered in the corner spaces.

I used Caron Big Cakes in Boysenberry for my sample, but it would look lovely in your favorite color combinations.  So many ways to play color into the deep texture.

When you upload your project to The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social Group or Instagram, feel free to tag me so I can see what you have crocheted.  Follow me on Instagram @ jeannestein or on Facebook.  My designs can also be saved in your Ravelry favorites by following me HERE.

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Social Textures Baby Blanket Pattern

Tutorial

Yarn
Caron Big Cakes, 2 Balls – Boysenberry

Hook
5.5 mm / I Hook

Sizing
34” Square

Abbreviations
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double crochet
FPtr – Front post treble crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Rep – Repeat
Rnd(s) – Round, rounds
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Sp – Space
St – Stitch

Special Stitch
Picot – Ch 3, sl st back into the last sc worked.

Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc, hdc to beg sc. The hdc counts as a ch-2 sp here and throughout. – 4 sc, 4 ch 2 sps

Rnd 2: Sc around post of hdc, *ch 1, sk sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, ch 1, sk sc, sc into beg ch-2 sp, hdc to beg sc. – 8 sc

Rnd 3: Sc around post of hdc, *ch 1, sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, hdc to beg sc. – 12 sc

Rnd 4: Sc around post of hdc, *ch 1, (sk sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-2 sp, hdc to beg sc. – 16 sc

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts at dc here and throughout), 2 dc around post of hdc, *sk sc, FPtr around post of next sc 2 rnds below, sk sc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, sk sc, FPtr around post of sc 2 rnds below, sk sc**, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, 3 dc in beg ch-2 sp, sc to beg dc. – 36 dc, 8 FPtr

Rnd 6: Sc around post of sc, *ch 1, (sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1) to corner**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-1 corner, rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, sc in beg ch-1 sp, hdc to beg sc. – 28 sc

Rnds 7 – 9: Rep rnd 4.

Rnd 10: Rep rnd 5.

Continue in pattern of rnds 6 – 10 until you have 50 rounds. Then do rnd 6 once more.

Border

Rnd 1: Sc around post of hdc, working into each st and ch-1 sp, sc in next 3, picot, *(sc in next 4, picot) to corner**, (2 sc, picot, sc) in ch-2 corner; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once, (2 sc, picot, sl st to beg sc) in ch-2 corner. Fasten off.

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Social Textures Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.