Crochet Pattern: For Kyle Baby Blanket

For Kyle Baby Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterI love ripples. But there’s something about having a clean, straight edge on a blanket that I really enjoy. So for this baby blanket, I chose a stitch pattern that creates the appearance of a ripple when striped, but keeps the edges straight.

For Kyle Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter 1

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As my long-time readers know, I donate several crochet projects each year. In December, on a very stormy and rainy afternoon (hence, the lack of photographic evidence), I took a stack of baby blankets to the post office to mail to Kyle, South Dakota to the Oyate Teca Project, one of the many programs you can learn about in the Friends of the Pine Ridge Reservation website. This blanket, designed for donation, was one of those in the box.

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For Kyle Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This simple stitch pattern makes a gentle ripple for this classic baby blanket.

Finished Size

  • Baby Blanket: 31” (79 cm) width x 37” (94 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love (16 oz/454 g/1020 yds/932 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein each in 110 Denim (CA) and 148 Turquoise (CB), or approximately 700 yds (640 m) in CA and 790 yds (722.4 m) in any medium weight yarn.

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  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning ch
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Blanket is worked flat in rows. Edging is worked in the round.
  • Carry unused color up side of blanket as you change colors.

Pattern Instructions

Baby Blanket

  • With CA, ch 150, or any multiple of 3 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, *sk 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, sk 2 ch, sc in last ch.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as sc, here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 st, sc in t-ch, changing to CB in last yo of last sc.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 st, sc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2, changing to CA in last yo of last sc.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 19 more times, or until blanket measures approximately 30” (76.2 cm) long.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 3. Fasten off CA and CB.

Edging

  • Round 1: With CB and working along edge with carried yarn, join with sl st to side of first row, ch 1, sc in side of same row, 2 sc in side of next row, starting with next color change, *evenly work 3 sc in side of next 2 rows; rep from * across to last row, ch 2,** turn and working along last row, sc in ea st across, ch 2, rep from * to ** turn and working along foundation ch, sc in ea ch across, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/01/13/free-pattern-for-kyle-baby-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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2012 Year in Review: Charity projects and crafting for a cause

This year, I donated more projects and patterns to charity (and causes) than I have for quite a long time.

I started off 2012 by making 6″ granny squares.  I sent off 40 to Binky Patrol in May as part of the Crochetlist charity challenge.

26 6″ granny squares.

In June, I hosted the charity challenge for Crochetlist on behalf of Bideawee‘s Manhattan Adoption Center.  I created a pattern e-book, 30 Purrfect Stitches for Pet Blankets, and I donate all of the profits from its sale to animal welfare organizations.  So far, I’ve raised over $180 for Bideawee and the Humane Society of New York!

I also collected about 70 pet blankets for Bideawee.

In August, my very first knitting pattern was published in support of the 2013 Knotty Knitters for Autism calendar.  You can read my interview with Marsha Cunningham, the organizer, here.  (And calendars are still available for sale here.)

In the fall, I made two hats and also donated a scarf to the Hats 4 the Homeless drive hosted by Lion Brand Yarn Studio.

The Studio’s November window was all about crafting for charity.

This year, I made a strong effort to destash.  In addition to using up yarn for new charity projects, this also meant rummaging through my bins for existing projects and yarn to donate.  In September, I donated a bunch of yarn to the Roosevelt Yarnies and Knitters and Crocheters Care.

And in December, I mailed off 6 hats, 5 scarves, and 2 cowls I crocheted in years gone by to the Oyate Teca Project, a charity I found through the Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation.  I also included this wool scarf I made in 2012.

I sent out a very big bear I crocheted in 2008 to a drive for the children of Newtown, CT that I read about on FreshStitches.

I’m not sure why I crocheted an enormous bear (other than because I wanted to try out the pattern at the time), but I’m hopeful that he’s found a better home than squished into a plastic bin in my apartment.

I also packed up 60 (!) granny squares to send to Afghan Squares for Pine Ridge.  These included the charity squares I made as part of the second Year of Projects and a bunch of squares I found hiding in a yarn bin during the summer.  I will mail these out by the end of the week.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up this much charity crafting next year (especially since a many of my donations were actually crocheted years ago), but I’m glad I was able to help out this much in 2012.

I also started a Pinterest board of charities that accept handmade donations, in case you are looking for places to donate.

Do you have a favorite crochet or knit charity or charity project?