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42 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Baby Blanket and Hat

  1. Hey I have a quick question, is the blanket mostly the dark greenish blue with the Grey edge. ..I’m just a little confused by the pattern. I started out with that color and I’m confused where 4-7 is one color and 8-58 is another but then the pattern was mixed up about starting color

    • Hey Sarah,
      Great question. CA is the grey/charcoal. So you start with color A, switch to color B (the green/blue) at row 8, switch back to CA for row 59 to the end and the edging.

      Hope this helps!

      Abbey

  2. i am currently working on the blanket. All has been going well until the last 6fibishibg rows. No matter how I try them the are tight and causing the edges to roll. How do I fix this??

    • Hello!
      Great question. Most curling issues can be resolved by blocking. I don’t have my own tutorial on the blocking process, but if you need one I’d be happy to find one for you.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Abbey

  3. Hello,
    When adding the edging to the rows where I first started, which row do I SC into? I’m trying in the first row after the chain and it feels like it is wrong. Also there is 7 rows of CA in the first part of the pattern and only 6of CA in the second part. Is this right or did I do something wrong?

    • Hi Amanda!

      Great questions. First – there are 7 rows of CA on the first part but one of the rows is a sc row. I did it that way because I wanted it to be easier to set up the V-st rows (I’ve found when I teach crochet classes that it’s easier for my students to work into a foundation row than the chains… and I don’t like the chains:)

      For the edging – did you already work one row around? If so, you sc in the first sc of the edging and continue around. If not, then you work along the ends of rows (I know that’s not very descriptive, but that’s how standard instructions go for working along the ends of rows.)

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions.

      Warmly,
      Abbey

    • Hello!

      hdc = half double crochet
      I added it to the abbreviations. I’m so sorry it was missing! Let us know if you have any more questions.

      Warmly,
      Abbey

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  5. Hi, I’m new at crocheting and am finding this pattern great! I just have one question. I am about 10 rounds into the second color and I am noticing that the blanket seems to be fanning out. I have counted and I always have the right amount of stitches. Is this normal or will it fix in the end? Otherwise I’m guessing one side will look much larger than the other.

    • Hi Niki!
      Thanks for stopping by.

      Great question! It is perfectly normal. The pattern is designed on the bias so the piece will slant as you go. I hope that makes sense. If you look closely at the photo where it is draped over the model’s arm, you can see it pretty well. Let us know if you have any more questions and happy crocheting!

      Warmly,
      Abbey

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    • Hi Shauna!
      I should get a picture tutorial up for this. It’s slip stitch embroidery. I just free-handed it until it looked how I wanted.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Warmly,
      Abbey

    • Hello!
      Right- the rounds are not joined so you work in a spiral. Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Warmly,
      Abbey

    • Hi April!
      So when I wrote this post I wrote up a tutorial to go with it… then forgot to link to it. I just linked the V-st tutorial to the pattern. I hope it gives you a better visual on where to work. The st-sp refers to the space between the stitches because you work under ALL the loops of the stitch (in this case a double crochet has 3 loops).

      Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with! I hope the photos on the tutorial help:)

      Abbey

  7. Thank you so much for your pattern!! I have a similar question as Megan. Do you do a v-st in the previous row’s v-st then following that a v-st in the previous row’s space? Thank you again for your time and for sharing!

  8. Hello your instructions on how to do a small v stitch are very unclear. You state to do 2 DC in the stitch and between them st-sp in the v stitch below it. In your abbreviations you state that st is stitch and sp is space. So I DC the stitch space the row below?. Its not making sense to me but it seems no others had this problem with the pattern. Please help when you can

    • Hello!
      Great question.
      A proper V-st is: dc, ch 1, dc in the same stitch. My V-st doesn’t include the chain between the two AND you work between the V-st in the previous row – normally you would work under one or two loops of a stitch – this is different because you are working between the posts of the stitches which means in a double crochet stitch you are working under THREE loops. Take a closer look at the close up photos for the pattern and tutorials and you should notice where to work. Don’t be frustrated – it is confusing because it’s not about the stitch it’s about WHERE the stitch is made. Let me know if I can help any more!

      Thanks for stopping by The Firefly Hook.
      Warmly,
      Abbey

  9. Hello,

    I’m new to crocheting, but I’d love to make this for a friend. I just finished your infinity scarf and I love it. Maybe I just don’t understand the terminology. I looked up how to do the V stitch and it seems to me it’s just a double crochet (like the infinity scarf), but 2 in one stitch. Is that right? Yours says it’s different, and I don’t fully understand. Any help, tutorial, video, etc. you can give me would be sooo helpful. Thanks again.

    Shauna

    • Hi Shauna!
      I’m so glad you made the infinity scarf. The dc for the blanket is the same stitch you used in the scarf. It’s just there is a difference between a proper V-st and the V-st for this pattern. A proper V-st is: dc, ch 1, dc in the same stitch. My V-st doesn’t include the chain between the two AND you work between the V-st in the previous row – normally you would work under one or two loops of a stitch – this is different because you are working between the posts of the stitches which means in a double crochet stitch you are working under THREE loops. Take a closer look at the close up photos for the pattern and tutorials and you should notice where to work. Don’t be frustrated – it is confusing because it’s not about the stitch it’s about WHERE the stitch is made. Let me know if I can help any more!

      Thanks for stopping by The Firefly Hook.
      Warmly,
      Abbey

  10. For the edging, does one start at the corner. If so, how do you end each round and start the next round?

    Thank you,
    Nor

    • Abbey will have an answer for you shortly. She’s so much better at explaining that kind of thing!🙂
      Until then,
      Abigail (the editor)

      • Hi Miranda!
        Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you commented on this. I was away from the blog when this comment originally posted and I never responded. So sorry!

        I re-wrote the edging to make it more clear. You start right where you left off on row 64 and work around the blanket in spirals (so you don’t connect each row). Before finishing off, work a few slip stitches to make it even.
        Rows 59 – 64: With CA, rep row 3, do not finish off.

        Edging:

        With CA, [3 sc in 1st corner, sc evenly along row ends, 3 sc in 2nd corner, sc in ea ea st across, 3 sc in 3rd corner, sc evenly along row ends, 3 sc in 4th corner, sc in ea st across] 6 xs around entire blanket. (6 rows of edging total)
        Sl st 3 xs, finish off.

    • Hi Nor!
      Thanks for stopping by. I re-wrote the edging to make it more clear. You start right where you left off on row 64 and work around the blanket in spirals (so you don’t connect each row). Before finishing off, work a few slip stitches to make it even.
      Rows 59 – 64: With CA, rep row 3, do not finish off.

      Edging:

      With CA, [3 sc in 1st corner, sc evenly along row ends, 3 sc in 2nd corner, sc in ea ea st across, 3 sc in 3rd corner, sc evenly along row ends, 3 sc in 4th corner, sc in ea st across] 6 xs around entire blanket. (6 rows of edging total)
      Sl st 3 xs, finish off.

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  12. Hi Lisa, Thanks for the pattern, its pretty. Will you please explain how to make Fpsc to finish the hat?
    alka

  13. I’m not able to find that yarn where I live. Could you suggest a substitution please? Although I do agree with you. It is a beautiful yarn.

    • Hi Julie!
      I think any soft light weight wool will work well as a substitute. You could also just use any yarn with the fiber of your choice in the same weight. Do you have a local yarn shop near to where you live? That would be a great place to check.

      Let me know if I can help any more!

      Warmly,
      Abbey

    • Hello!

      Yes – thank you for kindly pointing out the mistake. When I designed it I started with CA then added CB to the ends. I wrote it so it would be easier to work up but forgot to switch the colors – thank you!

      Warmly,
      Abbey

    • Hello Lisa,
      Thanks for stopping by. Great question – I didn’t figure out the multiples since this pattern is free, but each V-st utilizes 2 stitches (one worked in and one skipped) and you have one regular double crochet at the beginning and end of each row. I would assume any even number will work great. Let me know if I can help with any more questions or if the even number isn’t working out.

      Warmly,
      Abbey

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