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free crochet baby blanket pattern in Kiddo Yarn



Log Cabin Crocheted Baby Blanket

(easy to crochet)

This baby blanket design is based on a log cabin quilt block. It is a single block expanded to fill a blanket. Finished size is approx. 36" x 36", but will vary slightly depending on gauge of your work.

10-50 gr balls Crystal Palace Kiddo:
2 balls: #418 "scuba" (B1) & 3 balls: #204 "starry blue" (B2),
2 balls ea. of the 2 pinks:
#416 "tulips" (A1) & #205 "crystal pink"(A2),
+ 1 ball center color: #212 "apricot" (C1) or as desired for center.
[Note: you may wish to buy one extra ball of color B1, the model came out almost exactly using 2 balls with only 1 yd left over. If you wish to use less yarn, make the center square with A2 instead of a new color.]

Hook: Crystal Palace Bamboo size L-11 or size needed to obtain gauge in HDC (Half Double Crochet)
Gauge: Center 6" square = 14 stitches (count turning chain as 1 stitch), 12 rows
(Note: gauge is not terribly important since size can be flexible. Each "log" is 5.5 inches wide.)

The stitches used:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet

Center: In color C1
Foundation: Chain 15
Row 1: hdc1 in 3rd chain from hook, hdc1 in each chain to end (13 hdc)
Row 2: ch2 to turn, hdc1 in each stitch to end
Rows 3-12: Repeat Row 2

Log 2 (In color A1)
Next 11 rows Repeat Row 2

Logs 3-13: Work each box in color sequence A2, B1, B2, A2, A1, B2, B1, A1, A2, B1, B2 (as seen on color chart)

In next color
Log Row 1: Ch 2 instead of turning around, turn the corner and hdc evenly down the entire long side of the work (Each box will be about 11 stitches longer than the previous box)
Log Rows 2-11: Ch2 to turn, hdc1 in each stitch to end

Tips & Notes:
Holding work up so that it is back lit makes it easier to count rows and stitches
For clean color changes, work the final yarn over of the old color in the new color. (pulling the new color through all three loops of the final hdc in the old color)
Work over the yarn ends as you go.

Thank you to Kristen Droke for writing and crocheting this pattern.



Pattern Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns KIDDO are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page February 07, 2012