Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sweet and Chunky Baby Afghan {Crochet Pattern}


I had the pleasure of making this for my friend Corrina's newest addition, Miss Alana.  If you're looking for an easy crochet baby afghan pattern that works up quick, and turns out lush and soft, then this is the pattern for you.

I used Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in "Pitter Patter", it is a super bulky yarn. I used a 9mm hook so the stitches were nice and plump without being too tight. The finished size works out to be 30" wide x 36" tall, however you can easily adjust this to your preferred size.


Sweet and Chunky Baby Afghan Crochet Pattern

Hook - 9mm
Yarn - Bernat Baby Blanket, this size took 1 and a half of the 300g balls

To begin - chain 61

Row 1 - sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, you will have 60 sc.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2-6 - repeat row 1. At the end of row 6, you will chain 2 and turn.

Row 7 - dc in first sc from row 6 and in each sc across. Chain 1 and turn. Be sure you still have 60 st, because this wool is thick, it can be tricky on the last st of the row.

Repeat rows 1-7 6 more times for a total of 49 rows.  You will have 7 sections of 6 rows of sc and 1 row of dc.

Rows 50-56 - repeat row 1. At the end of row 56 do not chain 1, do an additional 2 sc in the last st to create a corner. You will now begin edging the afghan.  Do a sc in each sc row, with 2 sc in the post of the dc rows, in each corner you will do 3 sc. Once you finish the 3 remaining sides, tie off and weave in your tails.

Tips 
- when starting the new ball, I dont tie off the old and then start the new. I just tie the end of the new ball to the end of the old and keep going, crocheting in the knot. When Im finished, I weave in the ends.
- to make this bigger / longer, you can do your beginning chain row as long as you like in an odd number. For length, just repeat rows 1-7 as you like, ending on a section of rows 1-6 + 1 row of sc (this is the edging for the top of the afghan).

I'd love your feedback on the pattern! If you find anything odd, or any corrections, please let me know so I can update the instructions.


You may share this pattern with a link back to mrsbrits.blogspot.ca, you can also do anything you wish with your finished creations. There are thousands of crochet patterns online, while I did create this one on my own, if you do find a duplicate pattern it is purely coincidental. I ask you do not copy my instructions, or pictures, and post as your own.

60 comments:

  1. Hi, this baby blanket looks so cuddly and adorable. You did a great job making this. I saw it on crochet happy link party.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. OMG~I have wanted to use this yarn for sooooo long! I just LOVE it!
    How is it to work with?

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    1. Hi Tracy! It was my first time working with it, and it wasn't too bad at all. The hook size allows for easy stitches, but the yarn has no stretch to it like a worsted does so that took a bit to get used to. I have 3 more to make for gifts, and am looking forward to doing them. I enjoyed the yarn.

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  3. I am doing this now and I don't think 31 is enough for the initial chain. I can see it being 36" long, but only around 15" wide. I wonder if I've done something wrong. I hope not as I'm on my second ball of yarn! :(

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    1. Hi there, Im so so sorry, I see now that was a mistake! It should have been 61 stitches for the original chain. Ive corrected the pattern, thanks for bringing this to my attention and I hope you were able to widen yours.

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  4. Hi Mrs. Brit. I am actually making this blanket now for my daughter. I started with 91 chains because I want the blanket to be a little bigger for her. Since I make it so large, I edited the pattern in the middle with more of the double crochet stitch to get through it faster. I found that I was pulling the yarn too tight initially, but I am now getting used to it.

    It's going to be such a soft, cuddly blanket. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi there, I found the same thing at first about tight stitches. This yarn doesnt have much give, so you sure have to adjust tension. Would love a picture of your completed one, will be awesome that size.

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  5. Just finished doing a "mile a minute" afghan for my daughter using this yarn. I loved the yarn so much and was very happy to find this pattern as I am trying to make a "blanket of love & warmth" for a special little girl who just lost her daddy to a car wreck that has also left her mommy in a critical and uncertain state. Although I'm using white Baby Bernat & I'll be adding Red Heart Lolli as the row of double crochet and border. Will be happy to share a pic when it's completed. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern as I think it will be perfect for the little princess <3

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    1. Hi Khymie, how did the afghan work out? I would love to see pictures!

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  6. Found the yarn first and thought it would be perfect for a new grandson due this month. Then I went looking for a pattern. I think this on will be easy and perfect. It feels so soft. I bought "Little Cosmos" pattern. Can't wait to get started.

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  7. Working on this pattern and I love the way it is turning out. One question, though. When you say 'Repeat rows 1-7 6 more times,' don't you have a total of 49 rows and not 42 before you add the last repeat of row 1 seven times?

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    1. Hi Txladyan, sorry about the row # error. You are correct, I have updated the pattern above! Thanks for letting me know the row count was off.

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  8. I love this pattern I have made one for my friends 5 week old baby and now on one for my 3 year old daughter and for the blanket for my 3 year old im doing it to fit a single bed 37inch x 71inchs I started with a chain of 78 :) will try get a picture of finished blankets to you :)

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    1. Happy you love the pattern, yes please send me pics. Id love to post them. My email address has a link at the top of the page on the right.

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  9. I linked this post to my blog x

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    1. Thank you, it looks like it turned out great!

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  10. Your pattern hit a home run with me and my family. I made a sweet blanket for my newest granddaughter and it was fun to make and give. I did however add one more row around the blanket. I wanted a frilly border to set it off, so I placed double crochets in every other sc going around the outside with a chain 3 in between them. Thank you for the pattern, I plan on using it many times more in the future. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Im happy you like the pattern, feel free to send me pictures!

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  11. What is the letter equivilant of 9mm? Thanks

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  12. I made the blanket and it was so fast and easy. But it took me almost 6 skeins of yarn. Turned out beautifully though!

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    1. Same here! Took way more yarn than the pattern said.

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  13. Hi I bought Bernal baby yarn. It's very thick and so soft. I am not an expert at crocheting but my son and his wife just had my first grand baby and I really want to make the blanket you posted. Thank you because I have been searching for days for the right pattern.

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  14. Hi, iam new to crocheting so I need a little more detail. Can you tell me when I add my single crochet row over my DC row am I single crocheting I. The DC or in the "chain" top part of the row.? Does that make sense? I am taking the to patches and not sur if I should be going throu the "hole" between each DC. Thanks. I'm a rookie.

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  15. I am a rookie to posting too. My lost looks like jibberish. do I SC in the DC space between the DCs or in the stitches above it.. I hope this makes sense.

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  16. Hi there! You do your new stitches in the TOP of the stitch, not inbetween them :) hope that helps! Good luck.

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    1. Mrs.Brits are they all done in top stitch??

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  17. I love this pattern. It worked up so quickly and it is so warm and cozy! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. Happy Holidays

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  18. Are all stitches done in the top

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    1. Hi Mary, yes all the stitches are done in the top :)

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  19. Thanks for the pattern, it worked perfectly and was just what I was looking for! Here is a picture of my finished product, keep in mind I have only been crocheting for 1 week!
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk23/tracyeverette/10933800_10206041821708515_1404686511485222735_n_zpsbmcssp6h.jpg

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    1. That looks great Tracy, well done :) I hope you are enjoying crocheting and am so happy you used my pattern!

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  20. Thanks for the pattern. My blanket ended up using a little over 2 balls. I used Little Lilac Dove.

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  21. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I changed the color and add an extra round at the end. It turned out amazing. Thank you

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  22. A very nice pattern. I'm working on it as a baby shower gifts for one of my expecting friends and it works so nicely with any of the bernat baby blanket yarns.

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  23. You wouldn't happen to have a blanket pattern using that same yarn but for straight needles ? What size straight needles and how many stitches do you cast on?

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    1. Hi there, Im sorry I dont know how to knit, so cant offer advice on how to make with straight needles!

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  24. Can u please clarify under row 1 instructions why is says to Ch 1?

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    1. You will chain 1 at the end of the row, you then turn and do single crochets for row 2.

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  25. I've made a few projects with this yarn, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips on weaving in the ends. Thanks!

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  26. I have made several of these but it takes 2+ big balls in order to complete with the edging. Has Bernat downsized their balls?

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  27. This pattern has been my "go to" baby gift pattern! It is so easy, and yet looks so pretty. The yarn is perfectly soft and cozy, even dogs are enjoying my blankets! Thanks for this amazing pattern! Cindy Lane, Lisbon, CT

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  28. This pattern has been my "go to" baby gift pattern! It is so easy, and yet looks so pretty. The yarn is perfectly soft and cozy, even dogs are enjoying my blankets! Thanks for this amazing pattern! Cindy Lane, Lisbon, CT

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  29. I bought the Berhart Bably Blanket yarn and I hated the way it worked. I am not without experience and can make a full size afghan in shell pattern with large fan & feather border in 3 to 4 days. This pattern was my saviour with this bulky yarn and huge hook. I am so pleased to have found it - thank you very much. It's for my great nephew :)

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  30. Where did you buy the yarn?

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  31. Where did you buy the yarn?

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  32. I got mine at Meijers

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  33. I haven't crocheted in months due to the stress of starting a new job but a coworker just had a baby so I was pleased to find this quick and easy pattern to help me get back into something I love and enjoy with a passion!! Thank you for sharing your pattern and words of wisdom to those attempting to make the blanket too!! :-)

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  34. Hi i just wanna know whether 7 mm crochet hook works for this pattern? I'm planning to do for 3 year old. How many skeins i will need? Anyone made this blanket for 3 year old? Plz help me

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    1. I may not be much help, I'm no expert by any means but I am making this blanket right now and am actually using a 10mm hook. I'm using a super chunky yarn and with what I have done I think it'd be ok for a toddler but any smaller would be pushing it. You'd need to add stitches in for sure if you're going with a smaller hook.

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    2. I may not be much help, I'm no expert by any means but I am making this blanket right now and am actually using a 10mm hook. I'm using a super chunky yarn and with what I have done I think it'd be ok for a toddler but any smaller would be pushing it. You'd need to add stitches in for sure if you're going with a smaller hook.

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  35. I ended up doing a half treble crochet stitch for the edging instead. Loved the pattern! Super fast and easy to work up. Giving this for my brother and sister in-laws baby that's due in November!





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  36. I am making this blanket by your pattern and it is absolutely the most beautiful blanket I have ever made. I would love to see some more of you work. Where may I do that?

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  37. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I've made it 4 times now - once for twins and now on my 5th.
    Love it. It's easy and quick.

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  38. It's to much reliable for the parents to take care of your baby, by the away here the reading of the best baby walkers by Colourful baby thanks

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  39. I have never had my hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders hurt so badly as I have with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. This pattern worked up quickly, and I love the finished blanket. However, the pain of crocheting with this yarn is not worth ever using it again. Additionally, it took almost twice as much yarn to complete the blanket as what the pattern called for.

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