The Hard Candy Baby Blanket is fun, bright, easy to crochet, and a super soft extra cozy treat for any little girl or boy! And it's a free crochet pattern here on Moogly!
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The Hard Candy Baby Blanket looks like a pretty swirly wrapped candy, and I made the whole blanket with just one ball of Lion Brand's Ice Cream Big Scoop! This is a big gorgeous 10oz ball of yarn, so if you can't find the Big Scoop version then I've included the standard skein amounts below. The yarn is self-striping, and a little bit variegated, and comes in a bunch of delicious colors (or flavors!) - I can't wait to see how all of yours turn out!
Hard Candy Baby Blanket
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- US - H, 5.0mm - Furls Crochet
- 1 ball Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop (Sport/"3"/UK 8 ply; 1117 yds/1022 m; 10 oz )
OR 3 balls Lion Brand Ice Cream (Sport/"3"/UK 8 ply; 394 yds/360 m; 3.53 oz)
Colorways shown: Strawberry (finished blanket) and Blueberry (small circle below)
- Gauge: circle measures 4" after Round 4
- Finished Size: 36" diameter excluding "wrappers"
- Crochet Abbreviations
- Helpful Video Tutorials: Magic circle; keeping a magic circle closed; fpdc (front post double crochet)
HARD CANDY BABY BLANKET INSTRUCTIONS:
Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), work 12 dc in the ring; join with a sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st; join. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, fpdc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (36 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (48 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (60 sts)
Round 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, fpdc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, fpdc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (72 sts)
Round 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in each st to the next fpdc, fpdc in the fpdc st, *2 dc in the next st, dc in each st to the next fpdc, fpdc in the fpdc st; repeat from * around, join. (84 sts)
Round 8 - 35: Repeat Round 7, increasing by 12 sts each round. (Round 35: 420 sts) Do not break yarn, continue to Wrapper #1 below.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in the first 33 sts (remaining sts left unworked); turn. (33 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in each st until 1 st remains, 2 dc in last st; turn. (35 sts)
Rows 3 - 12: Repeat Row 2, increasing by 2 sts each row. (Row 12: 55 sts)
Row 13: Ch 2, 3 dc in the 1st st, sc in next st, *skip the next st, 5 dc in the next st, skip the next st, sc in the next st; repeat from * until 1 st remains, 3 dc in the last st, break yarn. (13 5-dc shells, 2 half shells)
Row 1: Join to the st on the opposite side of the blanket from the 1st st of Wrapper #1, Row 1; ch 2, dc in the same st as join, dc in the next 32 sts (remaining sts left unworked); turn. (33 sts)
Row 2 - 13: Repeat Wrapper #1 Rows 2 - 13, do not break yarn.
Border: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire blanket, working as follows across the shells of the wrappers: skip the sc sts between the shells, add an extra sc in the center dc of each shell; join and break yarn.
And that's that on another free Moogly crochet pattern! I hope you've enjoyed this fun crochet pattern - what flavors will you make your Hard Candy Baby Blanket?
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Great videos. I've learned to successfully do a magic ring from your videos. It's nice to see I'm not closing up my ring the "wrong" way.
😀 Thank you so much!
Just a question, is there another kind of yarn we can use, I don't think we have this yarn in British Columbia, I will check next time I am at Micheals cause I can't always find some of the yarn you use to make things
You can always click on the name of the yarn here on Moogly to go to the Lion Brand page where you can order it! But I've also included all the weight and yardage info above so you can find a substitute. A good one to look for here would be Lion Brand Baby Soft or you can use a yarn like Vanna's Choice and just leave off the last couple rounds. 🙂
I order a big ball of it yesterday!! I believe I got the mint!!
I love the look of this! Thanks! Is it correct that the fpdc are always on top of each other? My ridges are coming out in straight lines instead of the neat curved effect you achieve.
Thank you Loyal Dinosaur! 😀 Yes, the fpdc sts are right on top of each other. The curve shows up a bit later in the pattern due to the increases. 🙂
My 1st 7 rows are curling is the normal? Will more weight as I go help to flatten it?
Hi Kimberly! A little bit of "lift" at the edges is normal and it flattened out as I went, but if it's really pronounced, you might want to bump up a hook size and see if that makes a difference.
Thank you I thought I was doing something wrong. It does curl but not drastic
No, it's the post stitches - they pull down on the surrounding stitches just a bit. You can try giving a little extra pull upwards on the loops of the post stitches too - that will help make them taller so they don't pull inward. 🙂