It’s a Boy or It’s a Girl!

Happy Memorable Monday:). — When my daughter and son-in-law delighted us with the news of our expected first grandchild, my creativity went wild.   I knew I had to make a soft crocheted afghan for our  baby’s cute little fingers to grab onto and peek through the holes. img_1271

I was so excited that I couldn’t wait for a confirmed sonogram picture telling us the gender.  I just plunged right into sewing and made a blue and a pink afghan so I could be ready for either one.  I used Bernat baby yarn with matching Bernat Pipsqueak baby print fuzzy yarn.

I designed this multi textured little blanket  starting with two granny squares that I joined together and then treated them as one square.  I stitched around them granny square style to my desired size.img_1272


I added the fantastic Pipsqueak fuzzy yarn in random rounds working in double crochet in every other stitch.  For the borders I added a plain double crochet edge for the blue blanket and a fancy lace border that I designed for the pink blanket.


Here is the pattern:

Granny square– make two

Round 1 with main color Ch 4, join with sl st to make circle. Ch 3, 2dc, ch3, *3dc, ch3, 3 times , join to top st of beg ch3


Round 2--Sl st over next 2dc. Sl st in ch 3 sp. *ch 3, 2dc , ch 3, 3 dc, in sp.  Corner made.  *3dc,ch3,3dc in remaining 3 spaces.  Join to top of beg ch3.

Round 3&4– sl stitch to next space. Ch 3, 2dc in space, 3dc in each sp to corner.  In corner space work 3dc, 3ch, 3dc.  Cont around and  finish off when back to beg.  Join squares together in spaces with final side of square 2.

Round 5-9-  with fuzzy yarn beg ch 3 in any space, dc in every other stitch to corner. 3dc in corner space.  Join to top of  beg ch3.  For rounds 6-9 do not skip stitches.  Work dc in every stitch.


Round 10 – with mc ch3, 2dc in same st, sk st, *3dc in st, sk st,  to corner.  3dc,3ch3dc in corner.  Repeat from* around.  Join to beg ch 3.

Round 11-23–  repeat round 3.

Round 24&25 – with fuzzy yarn repeat round  5 & 6

Round 26-30  with my repeat round 3

Round 31-40  fuzzy repeat round 5&6

Round 41– mc repeat round 3

Border

Blue–mc repeat round 3 again. ch3,  dc in each st to corner,  3dc in corner.  Repeat around. Join to beg ch3 fasten off.


Pink— mc ch3,* sc, ch5,sc, in space ch3, sk next st, sc, ch3  Repeat from * to corner sp.  in corner work ch3,sc, ch7, sc, ch3.  Repeat around .  Join to beg ch. fasten off.


There you go!  A beautiful baby blanket;). I have a beautiful, smart, most wonderful grandson. He uses  the blue one every night.    It is so soft and cuddly.

Please give me credit if you make a blanket with this pattern.  I would love to see your projects:)

Have a super SWEET week!

–Tracy:)

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