ABOUT THE RUFFLE CROCHET BABY BLANKET
The Ruffle Crochet Baby Blanket in the picture is made with Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in white and Red Heart yarn in liquid teal. The main stitch of the blanket (criss cross dc2tog) came from experimenting with different stitches, and I really loved the look of it. At first I couldn’t decide whether to do white with teal stripes or teal with white stripes. In the end, I chose the white with teal stripes, and I love the way it turned out. I’ve always loved ruffles so a ruffle crochet border was the perfect way to complete this blanket.
The pattern was designed so that you can carry the yarn up the side instead of cutting the yarn with each color change. This way, you don’t have a bunch of ends to weave in when you complete the blanket. If you prefer to cut the yarn, that’s fine too.
Approx. 38″ wide / 34″ long, unblocked, without border
Ruffle Border = Approx. 2″
4″ = 13 hhdc stitches, 8 rows
1100-1300 yards of worsted weight #4 yarn in white (color A)
500-600 yards of worsted weight #4 yarn in a variegated yarn color of your choice (color B)
5 mm crochet hook
Stitch Markers (optional)
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
hhdc = herringbone half double crochet
hbdc = herringbone double crochet
ccdc2tog = criss cross double crochet 2 together
st / sts = stitch / stitches
yo = yarnover
CCDC2TOG (criss cross double crochet 2 together) – To perform this stitch,
- Skip one stitch and insert your hook into the next stitch
- Grab the yarn and pull through (now you have 3 loops on your hook)
- Yarnover and pull through 2 (now you have 2 loops on your hook)
- Insert your hook in the skipped stitch
- Grab the yarn and pull through (now you have 4 loops on your hook)
- Yarnover and pull through 2 loops
- Yarnover and pull through the remaining 3 loops
Turning chain – Instead of chaining 2 or 3 at the end of the row, this pattern uses a chain 1, and then a hdc or dc stitch in the same st as the chain 1 (the first stitch). Please make sure your first stitch starts in the same stitch a the chain 1, otherwise your edges will not be straight.
If you prefer to use the turning chain, substitute “ch 2/ch 3, turn” where it says, “ch 1, turn.” Then, skip the part where it says “hdc/dc in same st as the ch 1” and start in the 2nd stitch of the row.
Ch. 102 (for a different size, chain any number +1 )
Row 1: In color A, Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (101 sts)
Row 2: Dc in same st as ch 1, ccdc2tog starting in the 3rd st ending in the 2nd st, ccdc2tog in the 4th st from the hook ending in the 3rd st, continue this until the end of row, dc in the last stitch, ch 1, turn. (101 sts)
Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2. Change to color B to complete the last stitch, ch 1 in color B and turn.
Row 6: In color B, hhdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Repeat row 5, change to color A to complete the last stitch, ch 1 in color A, and turn.
Row 8-11: In color A, repeat rows 2 thru 5.
Row 12: In color B In color B, hbdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 13: Repeat row 12, change to color A to complete the last stitch, ch 1 in color A, and turn.
Rows 14-49: Repeat rows 2 thru 13. (If you want to make the blanket longer, just continue to repeat these rows until the desired length, then continue with the pattern.)
Rows 50-53: In color A, repeat rows 2 thru 5.
Rows 54-55: In color B, repeat rows 6-7.
Rows 56-59: In color A, repeat rows 2 thru 5.
Row 60: Repeat row 2.
Row 61: Sc in ea. st across, change to color B, ch. 1, turn to begin the border.
RUFFLE CROCHET BORDER
Round 1: Sc in each st around and 3 sts in the corners. Slp st to the first st of the round, ch.1
As a general guide for along the sides, put 2 sc for each ccdc2tog row and hbdc row, and 1 sc in each hhdc row. Use your discretion to make sure there aren’t too many or too few stitches along the side. If you have too many, the blanket will curl or bunch up, and if there are too few, it will be too tight.
Round 2: Put 3 dc in each st around. Slp st to the first st of the round, ch. 1
Round 3: Put 1 hdc in each st around. Slp st to the first st of the round, fasten off.
Weave in the ends and enjoy 🙂
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