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Peachy Keen Blanket - Free Crochet Tutorial

Looking to mix a bit of modern with nostalgic?  This quick little blanket ticked those boxes for me.  I didn't use a pattern, but it's simple enough that even an advanced beginner could sort it out for themselves.

Peachy Keen Crochet Blanket by Two Stix Studios

I used Scheepjes Catona for this blanket, in three shades of coral/peach for the circles and contrast in the border and light silver for the main colour, and a 3.5mm hook.  

To make the center squares I simply did a basic dc, (US terminology), circle starting with 16 dc, and worked it for 3 rounds.

  • Start with magic loop
  • Round 1: 16dc in loop, join
  • Round 2: *2dc, dc* around, join (32 dc)
  • Round 3: *2dc, dc, dc* around, join (48 dc)

 I then squared it off and did one more round in the traditional granny square style.  Rounds 4, 5, & 6 below are the "squaring off" and granny rounds.

  • Round 4: Join new colour in top of any stitch, *sc, ch3, skip2* around, join
  • Round 5: sl st to ch3 space, *3dc in space x 3, 3tr ch3 3 tr, (corner)* repeat 3 more times, join
  • Round 6: work in space between 3dc, 3dc in each space, and 3dc, ch3, 3dc in corner

I used the join as you go method for the nine center squares, but use your favourite method!

Once the nine center squares were joined I worked several rounds alternating between these two rounds:

  • Round 1 - sc, ch3 to end join (in a contrast colour) - corners are sc ch3 sc in same space
  • Round 2 - 3dc in each ch3 space (in main colour) - corners are 3dc ch2 3 dc in corner ch3 space

For the final border I used the darkest coral colour in what I like to call the faux picot border --  sc, ch2, sc in same stitch, skip 1 repeating to the end.  Corners were sc, ch2, sc, ch2, sc.  

Easy peasy, and a sweet little baby gift or lap blanket.

Peachy Keen Crochet Baby Blanket by Two Stix Studios

 



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