Today, I am excited to be joining with some great bloggers in support of a wonderful cause. Kimbo of A Girl and A Glue Gun has organized a blanket extravaganza this month in support Luke’s Loves and the Project Linus charity. You can read all about these great organizations and how you can get involved by donating a handmade blanket to a child in need right HERE.
To support this cause, I decided to share a new crochet baby blanket pattern – the feather and fan baby blanket.
This pattern is basically a mini version of one of my most popular crochet patterns, the Chunky Feather and Fan Afghan. I sized it down using a lighter yarn and smaller hook and made a couple other small adjustments to end up with this pretty, lacy baby blanket.
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- Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Knit Picks Brava Acrylic in Mint, Tranquil, and Dove Heather (I used about 5 balls or 1100 yards)
- Size K (6.50 mm) Hook
- Yarn Needle
I would recommend reviewing my original feather and fan afghan pattern for more details about how to work the pattern as well as a stitch chart. UPDATE: I have made a video for this stitch! YAY! I will add the video at the end of this post. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE.
Row 1: Work 119 foundation single crochet stitches [fsc (I just added a video for how to make the foundation single crochet stitch! Check it out HERE OR You can see my written photo tutorial for the foundation single stitch here.)] Or you can chain 120, sc in the second chain from the hook and each of the remaining stitches. (My finished blanket is about 36″ wide. You can adjust the width of the blanket by adding or subtracting multiples of 17 fsc.)
Row 2: Ch 3, 4 dc in same stitch. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs.*Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in same st and each st across (119 sc). Turn.
Rows 4-73: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 changing colors every 8 rows. Always add a new color on a Row 3 repeat. When you reach the end, finish off, and weave in ends.
I am excited to take this blanket to a local Project Linus drop off and get it into the hands of a kid who can squish it and love it. Find out how you can get involved in this great project here.