Neapolitan Dreams Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
Whether you’re taking baby for a walk or trying to get them to sleep the Neapolitan Dreams baby blanket is going to be a favorite. It’s soft and not too heavy and it can be made in both cradle/stroller size as well as a regular baby size. It has an easy 2 row repeat so it’s great for working on while watching tv or taking on the go. Once you learn the pattern you’ll be able to work on it anywhere, anytime.
When I received this yarn from Love Crafts I was so excited! I had never tried Paintbox Yarns and wasn’t sure what to expect. But it’s way more soft than I expected! Whether you use the #3 Simply DK for this project, a sweater, or even a hat I have a feeling you’re going to love it!
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Neapolitan Dreams Baby Blanket
- Cradle/Stroller – 24” x 30”
- Baby – 31” x 36”
Yarn: #3 DK/Light worsted weight (250 yds/300 yds each color – 750/1200 yds total)
Sample used: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK (300 yds each will make either size)
Crochet Hooks: Size 7 (4.5 mm)
Notions: Yarn needle
Difficulty: Beginner: Uses easy stitches with no shaping.
Gauge: 4.5 repeats and 13 rows = 4 inches
For a complete list of abbreviations, please reference my List of Abbreviations.
Notes: Gauge swatch is provided if you’d like to try a smaller version to check gauge and make sure you understand the pattern.
Change colors every 6 rows in the following order: 6 A, 6 B, 6 C, 6 D – then repeat order.
Row 1: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (6 ch-3 sps)
Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, dc in 1st sc (same as ch 3), *sc in next ch-3 sp**, 3 dc in next sc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last sc, turn. (19 dc; 6 sc)
Row 3: (WS) Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next dc (center dc of 3 dc group), rep from * across, turn. (7 sc)
Rows 4 – 12: Repeat Rows 2 – 3.
Ch 80 (107) loosely,
Row 1: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. 26 (35 ch-3 sps)
Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, dc in 1st sc (same as ch 3), sc in next ch-3 sp, *3 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, 2 dc in last sc, turn. 79 (106) dc, 26 (35 sc)
Row 3: (WS) Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next dc (center dc of 3 dc group), rep from * across, turn. 27 (36 sc)
Rows 4 – 96 (120): Repeat Rows 2 – 3, ending with row 2.
Weave in ends.