Red White and Baby Blanket: for the World’s Biggest Stocking!

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Happy National Crochet Month! It’s my pleasure and honor to be part of the NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour with Crochetville!

Crochetville NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2015!

There are some amazing designers featured on this tour, as well as great daily giveaways, and a wonderful charity effort featuring Halos of Hope Hat Donations! And you can read the write up on yours truly HERE. Be sure to check them all out! For my part, I’m sharing a very special free crochet pattern – the Red White and Baby Blanket!

Red White and Baby Blanket - FREE #crochet pattern on Moogly!

What makes this pattern so special is why I designed it, and where the finished blanket is headed. The Red White and Baby Blanket is my contribution to the Yarnspirations World’s Biggest Stocking effort!

Using Caron United yarn – a portion of the sale of which goes to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation – 3′ x 3′ blankets are being joined to create the World’s Biggest Stocking. After the stocking is created, it will be disassembled and the blankets will be cleaned and sent to military charities, to provide even more help. Please CLICK HERE to read more about it and get the mailing address!

Red White and Baby Blanket - FREE #crochet pattern on Moogly!

Red White and Baby Blanket

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  • US – J, 6.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts affiliate link)
  • 850 yds Caron United (Aran weight; 100% acrylic; 235 yards (215 meters)/113 g (4 oz))
    Color A: Navy (2 skeins); Color B: Aran (2 skeins); Color C: Red (2 skeins)
  • Gauge: 5 rows = 3″
  • Finished Size: 36″ x 36″
  • Want a different size? Start with a Multiple of 30 + 18, plus 2 for the turning chains.
  • For stitch definitions and tutorials, see the Crochet Abbreviations page.

NOTE: When crocheting into a previous round of the same color, crochet into the ch sp; when working with a new color, crochet into the chain itself. Every row has 108 sts, including chs and counting the turning ch-3 as a dc.

Row 1: With Color A, ch 110, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and each remaining ch across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st here and throughout), dc in next 4 sts, *(ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in next st) twice, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in next 22 sts; repeat from * twice, (ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in next st) twice, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in last 5 sts; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, *dc in the next 4 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dc in the last 2 sts; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in the next st, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in the next 4 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in the next st, ** (ch 2, skip 2, dc in the next 7 sts) twice; repeat from * twice, then repeat from * to ** once, then ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in the last 2 sts; turn.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2, break yarn and finish off; turn.

Row 7: With Color B, join to 1st st and ch 3, dc in the next 19 sts, *(ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in the next st) twice, ch 2, skip 2, dc in the next 22 sts; repeat from * finishing last repeat with dc in the last 20 sts; turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in the next 4 sts, *ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next 4 sts; repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st; turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in the next 7 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next 7 sts, *ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next 4 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, (ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next 7 sts) twice; repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st; turn.

Row 10: Repeat Row 8.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in the next 19 sts, *(ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in the next st) twice, ch 2, skip 2, dc in the next 22 sts; repeat from * finishing last repeat with dc in the last 20 sts; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 12 – 16: With Color C, repeat Rows 2-6, do NOT break yarn.

Row 17: Ch 3, dc in each st and ch sp across; turn. (108 sts)

Rows 18 – 22: Repeat Rows 2 – 6; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 23 – 27: With Color B, repeat Rows 7 – 11; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 28 – 33: With Color A, repeat Rows 12 – 17; turn.

Rows 34 – 38: Repeat Rows 2 – 6; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 39 – 43: With Color B, repeat Rows 7 – 11; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 44 – 49: With Color C, repeat Rows 12 – 17; turn.

Rows 50 – 54: Repeat Rows 2 – 6; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 55 – 59: With Color B, repeat Rows 7 – 11; break yarn and finish off; turn.

Rows 60 – 65: With Color A, repeat Rows 12 – 17; do not break yarn.

Edging: Sc evenly around entire blanket with Color A, join and break yarn. Weave in ends.

Red White and Baby Blanket - FREE #crochet pattern on Moogly!

Now it’s time for me to mail my Red White and Baby Blanket! I hope you enjoy this pattern and it’s vintage Americana look, and use it to make blankets for those you love – and maybe an extra for the World’s Biggest Stocking!

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Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the yarn for this pattern, and thank you to Crochetville for featuring this post as part of the NatCroMo 2015 Designer Blog Tour!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not distribute or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. You can print a copy for personal use using the Print Friendly button below. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. 

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Comments

  1. 3

    Suzanne Kalanquin says

    I really love this pattern, but I don’t have a baby! I would love to make this an Afghan for the 4th of July. Do you have any suggestions about making it big enough for an Afghan? All of your patterns are so beautiful! Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I love the vintage look of this Afghan!

    • 4

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you so much Suzanne! Start with a Multiple of 30 + 16, plus 2 for the turning chains. 😀 The exact number will depend on your gauge!

      • 5

        Jill says

        HELP! The math is breaking my brain… forgive me, I cannot figure out how you got to 110 from Multiple of 30 +16 + 2. Figuring 3×30 plus 16 plus 2, gets me to 108, which is how many stitches are in the row after the chain.

        • 6

          Tamara Kelly says

          Oh shoot, I realize what I did. I added two stitches – on on each end. And then I forgot all about it when I wrote up the multiples! My apologies, I’m going to fix it in the pattern now.

  2. 7

    Harriet cutler says

    I love the patriotic colors and this pattern can easily be adapted for an adult size. Would make a great gift for your favorite Veteran!

  3. 9

    Sharon Cowan says

    Love the blanket, another great pattern. Have always liked your patterns, particularly your cowls and scarves.

  4. 11

    mary says

    I enjoy reading your blog every every week. You always have interesting topics. I am having a problem with the section where you can send a picture of an outfit I have made using your patterns. When I click the send email tab it doesn’t respond. Is there another way to send you pictures?

    • 12

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Mary! Thank you so much! Sorry about that, I’ll have to have my tech guy look at it. My other email address is tkelly75 at gmail.com! :)

  5. 13

    Lindsey says

    Hi Tamara!

    I’m trying to make this in an afghan size. The multiples of 30 + 16 doesn’t seem to be working for me. I chained 166, ended up with 164 stitches in the first row, and I’m 5 stitches short on row 2. I’m not sure if the multiples are off or if I’m having my own personal math issue. :) Maybe you can help me out.

    Thanks a bunch!

    • 14

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Lindsey, my apologies, I forgot to include anything for the turning chain. :) So you’d want to add 2 more if you skip the first 3 to make the first st.

  6. 15

    says

    I love love love this pattern! I have started working it up and it’s coming along nicely. It’s very detailed, definitely not a “set and forget” kind of pattern, but I’m loving the challenge. I’ll post some pics to your Facebook page when it’s done. Thank you for the yarnspiration!!!

    • 16

      Tamara Kelly says

      😀 Thank you so much Amber! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, I look forward to the photos!

  7. 17

    martha says

    I like a lot of your patterns, BUT, wish you’d have them print ready….I have to copy 21 pages on this pattern, what a waste of

    paper…..mk

    • 18

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Martha! Please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the page to get a paper friendly copy. :) You can CLICK HERE for a tutorial if needed.

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