Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Need a quick & easy baby blanket that will feel and look amazing? Check out my Soft & Squishy baby blanket! One of my daughters compared it to foam. When folded, if you squish it it will bounce right back to the height it was. Add a soft yarn to the mix and any baby is sure to love this soft & squishy blanket!

 

Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket - Free Crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet

 

If you’d like a downloadable version of this pattern, you can purchase it in my Ravelry shop for a minimal fee ($1.00), which helps cover the cost of the selling fees, etc.

Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket

 

Finished Size:  27″ x 30″

Yarn: Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” (#4 worsted weight)

  • 2 – 7 oz. skeins (14 oz. total) – Menthe (MC)
  • 1 oz. – Greybeard (CC1)
  • 1 oz. – Mid Green (CC2)
  • .5 oz. – Grey Mist (CC3)

Hook Size: Size I/9 (6.00 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 13 sts and 9 rows = 4 inches

Special Stitches:  rsc (reverse single crochet)  

Notes: For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

Color changes were as follows:

Rows 1-11 – MC

Row 12 – CC2

Row 13 – CC3

Row 14 – CC2

Rows 15-25 – MC

Row 26 – CC1

Row 27 – CC2

Row 28 – CC1

Rep Rows 1-28

Rep Rows 1-11 

Border CC1

 

Pattern:

 

Ch 90,

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped chs counts as hdc), hdc in each ch across, turn. (89 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc in 1st hdc, hdc flo in next hdc, *hdc blo in next st, hdc flo in next st, rep from * across to last st, hdc through both loops of last hdc, turn. (89 hdc)   

Row 3–67: Rep Row 2.

 

Border:

 

Attach CC1 with sl st in top-right st of last row,

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across top row, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each row-end down side, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each st across bottom, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each row-end up side, 3 sc in corner st, sl st in 1st sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, rsc in each st around, sl st in first rsc to join.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket - Free Crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet

 

Again, if you’d rather a PDF downloadable version of this pattern, you can get it HERE in my Ravelry shop.

This would look amazing in a solid color, stripes, or so many other variations. I’d love to see your version.

 

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Happy Crocheting!

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Facebook Fan Sale-abration

 

 

Yesterday I reached a huge milestone on my Ambassador Crochet Facebook page. There are now 6000 amazing people that have believed in me and helped me accomplish so many things along my journey.

6k sale

As a thank you I am having a huge sale in my Ravelry shop tomorrow 10/17.

Again, thank you for all the support over the years. I’m looking forward to some amazing things coming in 2015.

 

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12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns – Day 12

For the 12th day of the 12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns I’m adding a free ebook. I was totally blessed that AllFreeCrochetPatterns asked to use one of my patterns in their ebook “Winter Wonderland“.  Click on the photo, or link, below to download your copy.

winter-mini-leftWinter Wonderland ebook

Hope you all have a blessed, Merry Christmas! Make sure you come back at the end of the week for an awesome giveaway package!

Happy Crocheting!

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

For day 11 I thought I’d give you a variety.  For those that like to add something extra to your gifts, these would make great gift toppers. Or, you can use them as tree ornaments. Either way, they should work up quick.

70709adaGingerbread Person from Lion Brand

027_mediumPenguin Tots by Trisch Young

3049534198_e9f20b3f27_zCandy Cane by June Gilbank

IMG_1809_mediumMitten Topper by Better Homes & Gardens

P1010673_medium2Quick & Easy Angel Ornament by Roswitha Mueller

4062039506_535acd3df2_zCandy Cane by Doni Spiegle

Enjoy! I’d love to know which ones you make.

Happy Crocheting!

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12 Days of Free Cochet Patterns – Day 9

Another designer who was one I admired when I was just starting out is Ellen Gormley, and her blog is Go Crochet.  She has some great designs, and quite a few free ones to choose from.  I chose 2 patterns, one whimsical and one elegant, because I wasn’t sure what kind of patterns everyone is looking for.

Gnome_costume_mediumKidding Around Gnome

 ILY_GormleyLW3432_cowl350Icy Day Cowl

Happy Crocheting! 

 

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12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns – Day 7

As we continue our 12 Days of Crochet Patterns, there is one designer in particular I think of when I think ‘fashion’…..Cindy Kamps.  Her patterns are super easy to read!  She breaks them down by step, not by row or round to prevent any confusion, etc. I have many of her patterns and have never been disappointed. Most of them look more complicated than they are. Try this one out as a quick stocking stuffer.

Day 7 is Cindy’s pattern “Cinched Up.”  Make a lariat, belt, and more from this free download.

Decorative_Drawstring_mediumCinched Up by Cindy Kamps

 

Happy Crocheting! 

 

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12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns – Day 6

As I was considering which patterns to share over the 12 days, I decided that I would feature designers that I have looked up to for their style/design, etc.  For Day 6 I’m featuring Vashti Braha. She was one of the first designers that I purchased a pattern from outside of a publishing company (book form). Her designers are stylish, fresh, and fun. I’m going to leave you with 2 options for today. A quick project in case you’re still looking for Christmas ideas, and a more elaborate project in case you’re ready to sit and make something for yourself.  Enjoy!

Glee Worms by Vashti BrahaGlee Worms

2436713357_1b2fe38391_zBarcelona Jacket

Happy Crocheting! 

 

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Quick & Easy Chain Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern Day 5

It’s day 5 of my 12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns.  Today’s pattern is my version of a Chain Scarf.  I sold so many of these scarves at a craft fair I did recently, and I’ve had a lot of requests for the pattern, so here it is.

This is the quickest and easiest scarf you will ever make~!  If you still have gifts to make give this one a try. They only take about 1/2 hour each.  Let me know what you think.

 Chain Scarf Logo

Finished Size:  One size fits most adults

Materials: For a thicker winter scarf use Lion Brand Hometown USA; for a thinner/different look use 2 or 3 strands of #4 ww yarn held together.

  • Size N-13/9.00mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge:  not important for this project

 

chain 1000…. yes, you read that correctly!

Wrap chain into approx. 43″ hoops; you should have approx. 10 loops (for a girls size you can wrap it into approx. 41″ hoops)

There should be a small amount of chains left over.  Wrap those chains around the entire loop. Tie in the ends.

scarf tieI used 2 seperate colors for this scarf. It’s easier to see the wrap because of the contrast.

Copyright © Kristine Mullen. 11-07-12

       Reproducing or transmitting this pattern by any means for any purpose other than for personal use constitutes a violation of copyright law.

 

 

Happy Crocheting! 

 

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12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns – Day 3

I’ve decided to pick some of my favorite designers, those who I have looked up to since I began crocheting, and feature some of their patterns too.

Today I’m featuring Cute Crochet Chat.  Her patterns are always easy to read and understand, and she’s a great person too!

She has a pattern for a christmas bulb on her blog.  These would be perfect as ornaments on the tree, or you could even string them together and make garland. Click on the picture to get the free pattern on her blog.

red light bulb ornamentCute Crochet Chat 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns – Day 2

 

I’ve seen this pattern so many times, and can I just say….I love these!!!

Day 2 of our “12 Days of Free Crochet Patterns” is these awesome leg warmers from Design Adventures. Lisa offers the pattern free on her blog. You can either click on the picture, or the link below the picture, to head over to her blog and get the free pattern.

 

IMG_1970Leg Warmers by Design Adventures

I think I might have to make these for myself!

Happy Crocheting!

 

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