I’m posting my very first crochet pattern. H is still at a stage in the toddler bed where she doesn’t really have sheets, just a blanket. Her baby blankets are starting to get a bit small, so I thought I’d make her a new one.
Clearly it needed to be purple. The light grey seemed to be a nice compliment. You can, of course, use any colors you like. Likewise, you can use any brand of yarn. I like to stick with something machine wash and dryable, especially when it’s for a kiddo.
As indicated at the bottom, you are free to use, share, and adapt this pattern for non-commercial purposes. Happy hooking!
- Vanna’s Choice yarn, Medium weight: A- 21 oz. of Purple Mist (7 skeins) and B- 9 oz. of Silver Heather (3 skeins)
- Size J crochet hook
Approx. 37” x 44”
hdc: Half-double crochet (a video review of how to make a hdc)
spike: Spike half-double crochet (a tutorial for the spike stitch)
A close up of how the spike stitch will look in this pattern. It's reversible, so it will be visible on the front and back.
With A, ch 122.
Row 1: Work hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch counts as hdc). Hdc across. (121 hdc)
Row 2-8: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc across. In last stitch of Row 8, change to B.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, * spike into the row below, hdc * rep from * to end of row. (Row begins and ends with hdc.)
Row 10-11: Ch 2, turn, hdc across. In last stitch of Row 11, change to A.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn, * spike into the row below, hdc * rep from * to end of row. (Row begins and ends with hdc.)
Row 13-19: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc across. In last stitch of Row 8, change to B.Rep Rows 9-19 until you have 9 panels of A.
Striped Kiddo Afghan by Jamie Holaday is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.