Go Team Colors Baby Blanket

It’s (American) football season, and even the smallest fans will be heading out to the games this fall. This reversible crocheted baby blanket, made in the colors of your favorite team, will keep the little ones warm and cozy – and show their team spirit off at the same time!

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Of course, you don’t have to be a sports fan to love this baby blanket! Made in blue or pink and brown, it would be a huge hit at any baby shower right now. Make one to match the nursery or in your favorite colors – it’s up to you! This is a very thick, very warm blanket, just the right size for a car seat or lap. Plus it’s got a great, triangle shaped edging for even more color and interest!

Go Team Colors Baby Blanket

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  • US-J, 6.0 mm hook
  • 650 yds Aran Weight Yarn, as 325 yds each of 2 colors (Red Heart With Love in Black as Color A and Daffodil as Color B shown)
  • Finished Size: 23″ x 23″ with edging
  • To make a larger blanket, increase the starting chain by multiples of 5.
  • Before starting the blanket, take a look at the tutorial for this technique on Sarah Sweethearts. I’ve changed things around a bit, changed a few of the stitches used and counts and such, but the basic technique is the same and her photos are excellent! Many thanks to her fantastic tutorial!

Instructions:
With Color A, ch 77.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. *Ch 5, skip 4 ch, sc in the next ch. Repeat from * to end. Pull loop up a bit or place st marker in it, and remove hook. (15 loops made)

Row 2: With Color B, join with a sl st to the opposite side of the starting ch, in the first sc made in Row 1. Ch 3, skip 1 ch, [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in the next ch. *Skip 2 ch, sc, and 1 ch, and work [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in next ch. Repeat from * to end, working a dc in the last sc of the row (the opposite side of the last sc from Row 1). Pull up loop and remove hook. (15 shells made)

Row 3: Put hook back in working loop of Color A, ch 3 and turn. Folding work together so that the top of Row 2 is behind the top of Row 1, work [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] through both the ch sp of Row 2 and ch 5 loop of Row 1. Repeat [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in each ch sp and loop to end. Dc in the last sc from Row 1. Pull up loop and remove hook. (15 shells made)

Row 4: Put hook back in working loop of Color B, but do not turn work. Working behind Row 3, ch 1 and sc in same st. *Ch 5, sc in between the shells of Row 2 (not in the ch sp, but in between the first and last dcs of the two shells). Repeat from * to end, ending with a sc in the top of the ch 3 from Row 2. (15 loops made)

Row 5: Keeping hook in Color B, ch 3 and turn. *[Dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] through both the ch sp of the shell row and ch 5 loop. Repeat [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in each ch sp and loop to end. Dc in the last sc from the same colored row. Pull up loop and remove hook. (15 shells made)

Row 6: Put hook back in working loop of Color A, but do not turn work. Working behind previous row, ch 1 and sc in same st. *Ch 5, sc in between the same colored shells. Repeat from * to end, ending with a sc in the top of the ch 3 from the same colored row. (15 loops made)

Row 7: Keeping hook in Color A, ch 3 and turn. *[Dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] through both the ch sp of the shell row and ch 5 loop. Repeat [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in each ch sp and loop to end. Dc in the last sc from the same colored row. Pull up loop and remove hook. (15 shells made)

Row 8: Put hook back in working loop of Color B, but do not turn work. Working behind previous row, ch 1 and sc in same st. *Ch 5, sc in between the same colored shells. Repeat from * to end, ending with a sc in the top of the ch 3 from the same colored row. (15 loops made)Go Team Colors Baby Blanket free crochet pattern sports team blanket crochet baby blanket pattern

Repeat Rows 5-8 until the baby blanket is square, approximately 21″ x 21″, ending with an even numbered row. (Last two rows will be joined in edging.) Do not break either yarn.

Edging Instructions:
Round 1: Using the color you finished the last row with (most likely Color B), ch 1 and turn. Sc around edges of blanket, catching both layers/colors in each stitch. On the top edge, sc through the ch 5 loop sp and through each dc and ch sp (5 sc per shell and loop). Work an extra sc in each corner. Stitch counts should be:

  • Along top and bottom: 77 sc on each
  • Along the sides: 61 sc on each side
  • Corners: 1 sc in each corner
  • Total count: 77(x2) + 61(x2) + 1(x4) = 280 sc made
  • If you have trouble getting the side st counts to match the pattern, just make sure that the total stitch count for this round is a multiple of 4.

Join with a sl st to the first sc of the edging. Do not break yarn.

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Round 2: Put both working loops on hook, and hold both yarns together to work this round. Ch 1 and sc in the 1st st. *Skip 2 sts, dc 2 in the next st. Ch 1, and sc around the post of the 2nd dc just made, working down the post towards the blanket. Sc in the next st. Repeat from * around, ending the last repeat with a sl st or seamless join in the first sc  of the round. Break yarn and weave in ends.

Now, if you’ve used the Red Heart With Love yarn or similarly sized skeins, you’ll have a bit of each remaining after finishing your baby blanket. What to do with those leftovers? I’ve got just the project for you – the Go Team Colors Reversible Baby Hat!

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What are your favorite team colors? Would they look good in a blanket, or do you have other colors in mind? Let me know what you think in the comments, and as always, if you spot an error let me know!

go team colors baby blanket free crochet baby blanket pattern sports blanket Be sure to Like the moogly Facebook page for the latest updates and have some fun with us! Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.

 

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  1. 5

    Cathy Little says

    I love this pattern – I am making one now but shouldn’t the loop and shell count be 15 with 77 chains not 25?

  2. 9

    cassie says

    I love this pattern, i am currently making it for my son, with light and dark blue colors, he is completely obsessed with Thomas the train so that is the color scheme. But as i looked through some of your things on here, you are very talented and have great tips and such, Thanks so much for posting things like this

  3. 11

    Abbey says

    Thank you for this lovely pattern post. I had started a blanket just like this using a different pattern, which I of course lost! However, I was lucky to find your pattern to finish it off! I especially like the edging using both colors! Perfect!

  4. 12

    Barbara says

    You always have such lovely patterns. I think this one would make a great lap and hat for the game. For all us big kids!! Do you have any sizing instructions for the hat? Thanks again

    • 13

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Barbara! Thank you so much! There are instructions for upsizing the hat on the hat page, in the bullet points beneath the hook size and yarn info. :D

  5. 14

    says

    Well I just can’t believe I haven’t seen this on Pinterest yet. I’m sure it’s there, but it’s defintely there again! I love this! Oh, and it will look gawjus in purple and gold cher!

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