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Ruffled Baby Blanket

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Embellished with lovely ruffles and popping with precious pink hues, this Ruffled Baby Blanket is the perfect way to curl up with your little one!  Easy enough for beginners, this blanket makes a wonderful gift for an upcoming baby shower or for Baby's First Christmas.  You can make this crocheted afghan pattern in any color combination you'd like...so whether you have a little girl or a little boy, everyone can benefit from the comfort and joy of this precious crocheted afghan.

Ruffled Baby Blanket

Materials:

  • 5 balls Red Heart® “Moon & Stars™” yarn in Snow (A)
  • 5 balls Red Heart® “Moon & Stars™” yarn in  Pink Chiffon (C)
  • 2 balls Red Heart® “Moon & Stars™” yarn in Limeade (B)
  • 5mm [US H-8] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge:  15 dc = 4”; 7 rows = 4”.

 

Special Abbreviations:

  • Beg Cluster = Ch 3, 2 dc, holding back last loop on hook, yo and through all loops on hook.
  • Cluster = 3 dc in next st or space, holding back last loop of each dc, yo and through all 4 loops.

 

Instructions:

  1. With B, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
     
  2. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 1, hdc in beginning ch-3.
     
  3. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc over st just made, dc in next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc all in corner ch-3 space), dc in next 3 sts] 3 times, 2 dc in corner, ch 1, hdc to beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
     
  4. Rnd 3: Join A in any corner ch-3 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same space, * dc in each st to next corner, ** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner; repeat from * around ending at **; join to beginning ch-3.
     
  5. Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space, dc in each st to corner; repeat from * around, ending with dc in last 9 sts; join to beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
     
  6. Rnd 5: Join C and repeat Rnd 3.
  7. Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4. Fasten off.
  8. Rnd 7: Join A in any corner, ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in same corner, sc in each st to next corner; repeat from * around; join to beginning sc.
  9. Rnds 8-14: Repeat Rnd 7 in following color sequence:  B, A, C, B, C, A, B.
  10. Rnd 15: Join C in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
     
  11. Rnd 16: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 7.
     
  12. Rnd 17: Join C in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
     
  13. Rnd 18: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 7.
     
  14. Rnd 19: Join A in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
     
  15. Rnd 20: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 7.
     
  16. Rnd 21: Join A in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
     
  17. Rnd 22: Join C in any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, * ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
     
  18. Rnds 23-27: Slip st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip ch-1 space, dc in next dc; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
     
  19. Rnd 28: Join A in any corner, (beg cluster, ch 1, cluster, ch 3, cluster, ch 1, cluster) all in corner, * ch 1, cluster in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around working (cluster, ch 1, cluster, ch 3, cluster, ch 1, cluster) all in each corner; join.
     
  20. Rnd 29: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 28.
     
  21. Rnd 30: Join A in any corner, repeat Rnd 28.
     
  22. Rnd 31: Join C in any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same space, * 2 dc between cluster; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner; join.
     
  23. Rnds 32-34: Slip st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, * 2 dc between next group of 2 dc; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
     
  24. Rnd 35: Join A in any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, 2 dc in each st around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
     
  25. Rnds 36-37: Ch 3, dc in each st around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join. Fasten off.

Edging

  1. Join C in last st before any corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, dc) all in same st, [sc, ch 3, dc] 2 times in corner, * skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, dc) all in next st; repeat from * around working [sc, ch 3, dc] 2 times in each corner; join. Fasten off.
     
  2. Weave in ends.

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