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Easy One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat Set

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If you're looking for free baby blankets to crochet, check out this Easy One Ball Baby Blanket & Hat Set from Red Heart Yarn. The sweet and simple crochet baby blanket and easy baby hat pattern will have you hooking a baby shower gift in no time!  The great thing about this project is that you can make it with 1 skein of yarn!  Perfect for a little boy or girl, this crochet hat and blanket set is great for beginning crocheters and makes a wonderful gift for a new little one.

Easy One Ball Baby Blanket & Hat Set

Materials:

  • 1 ball Red Heart® "Baby Blankie™" Yarn (16 oz, 819 yd) in Lavender
  • 6.5mm [US K-10.5] and 4mm [US G-6] crochet hooks
  • Yarn Needle

 

Gauge: 2 repeats = 4 inches; 7 rows = 4 inches in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc= single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

 

Instructions:
Blanket measures 39 x 32 inches.  Hat fits 6-9 month old.

Blanket:

With larger hook, ch 90.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 6th ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, [dc in next 5 ch, ch 1, skip next ch] 13 times, dc in last ch; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2 **, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end at **; skip next ch, 2 dc in next ch; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 space **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end at **; dc in next dc and top of ch-3; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 5: Ch 4, * dc in ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * to last st; dc in last sc; turn.
Rows 6-65: Repeat Rows 2-5 fifteen times. Do not turn at end of last row but pivot to work down next side.


Border
Round 1: With right side still facing, work sc evenly around all 4 sides and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc.
Round 2: * Ch 3, dc in same st, skip next 2 sc, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around adjusting as necessary at corners and end of round; join in first st of round. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

HAT
With smaller hook, ch 4; join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring; join with a slip st in top of ch-3 – 12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc] 11 times; join – 24 dc.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 11 times; join – 36 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc] 11 times; join – 48 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, [dc in next 5 dc, ch 1] 4 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, [dc in next 5 dc, ch 1] 4 times; join – 50 dc and 10 ch-1 spaces.
Round 6: Slip st in next dc, (slip st, ch 1, sc) all in next dc,* ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2 **, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc.
Round 7: Slip st in next ch-2 space, ch 3, * dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1 **, dc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Rounds 8-12: Repeat Rounds 6 and 7 twice, and then repeat Round 6 once more.
Round 13: Ch 3, * dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-2 space **, dc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join – 60 dc.
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join.
Round 15: Ch 3, dc in front loop of each dc around; join.
Round 16: Ch 3, dc in both loops of each dc around; join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Fold up last 2 rounds.

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