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The temperature has been rising steadily in my neck of the woods lately, reminding me that summer is nearly here. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait for the long days of summer! Nothing compares to the fun and memories made during the hottest season of the year.
Like jumping into a cool, deep swimming hole on a blistering hot day. Or playing cornhole in the backyard with friends and family until the light has gone from the sky and you can no longer see the board. Or sitting next to a smoky, but hypnotizing, campfire while roasting marshmallows. Stargazing and catching a glimpse of a shooting star. Cookouts. Camping. Beaches. Fireflies.
Ah, summer. How I love thee.
Needless to say, I’ve been in the summer spirit lately. 🙂 So, to celebrate, today I will be sharing my Fruity Popsicle Blanket Free Crochet Pattern!
This blanket features a combination of half double crochet, double crochet, and crossed double crochet stitches which gives it a light, airy feel with the perfect amount of drape. Color changes throughout the pattern are reminiscent of blue raspberry, banana, strawberry, and lime popsicles. Perfect for a summer baby blanket or lapghan!
Fruity Popsicle Blanket Crochet Pattern
- 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn in coordinating colors which will be referred to as Color A, B, C, and D.
* I used Caron Simply Soft Solids in Blue Mint, Baby Sunshine, Persimmon, and Chartreuse
- Please note that you will need to get an additional skein of Color A if you would like to have both ends of the blanket match. Meaning, if you choose to have the blanket begin and end with the color Blue Mint, you will need a small amount of yardage from an additional skein of Blue Mint to complete.
- Size 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
* I have this embroidery needle set & typically use the #5 needle for weaving ends
12 hdc/dc sts = 4″ ; 4 rows of (hdc, dc, crossed dc, dc) = 2.25″ using a size 5.0mm (H-8) crochet hook and worsted weight yarn
Size of Completed Project:
Approximately 48 “x 35” (no border)
Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Fsc – foundation single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Rep or *() * – repeat
Sk – skip
St(s) – stitch(es)
YO – yarn over
- Terminology in U.S. terms.
- If you prefer to begin with a normal foundation chain rather than an Fsc, follow these steps: Ch 105. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (104) This completes the foundation chain and you can now continue to Row 1 in the pattern below.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a st.
- Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a st.
- Repeat Rows 1-4 for each block of color. My blanket has a total of 21 blocks of color.
- Pattern color sequence to be repeated is as follows: Blue Mint, Baby Sunshine, Persimmon, Chartreuse.
- If using the color Blue Mint for the final 5 rows of the blanket, keep in mind you will need to tie on a new skein somewhere close to the final 2 rows.
Fruity Popsicle Blanket Free Crochet Pattern:
Begin with Color A (Blue Mint). Fsc 104 sts.
Row 1: Ch 1. Turn. Hdc in each st across. (104)
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in each st across. (104)
Row 3: Ch 2. Dc in 1st st. *(Sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.)* Rep * until the final st. Dc in the last st. (104)
Row 4: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in each st across, changing to Color B (Baby Sunshine) on the last yo of the last st. (104)
Row 5: Repeat Row 1. (104)
Row 6: Repeat Row 2. (104)
Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (104)
Row 8: Repeat Row 4, changing to Color C (Persimmon) on the last yo of the last st. (104)
Row 9: Repeat Row 1. (104)
Row 10: Repeat Row 2. (104)
Row 11: Repeat Row 3. (104)
Row 12: Repeat Row 4, changing to Color D (Chartreuse) on the last yo of the last st. (104)
Even though you are only repeating the stitch sequence from Rows 1-4 throughout the pattern, I wanted to include instructions all the way through Row 12 so you can see how the colors will repeat as well. I had a total of 5 repeated [Blue Mint, Baby Sunshine, Persimmon, Chartreuse] color sequences.
Rows 13-60: Repeat Rows 1-4, changing to the next color at the end of Row 4 throughout. At the end of the last color sequence, I chose to add one more block of Blue Mint so it would match the opposite end of the blanket. This required a very small amount of yardage from an additional skein of yarn, which I tied on at the end of Row 63. If you are satisfied with the length of your blanket at this point and would prefer that the ends do not match, you can simply end with one row of hdc and fasten off. If you would like for the ends to match, change to Color A at the end of Row 60 and continue below.
Row 61: Repeat Row 1.
Row 62: Repeat Row 2.
Row 63: Repeat Row 3.
Row 64: Repeat Row 4.
Row 65: Repeat Row 1. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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