Hey Dearies! So, for our first pattern of the year, I decided to create something that’s a little different. For Christmas, my daughter got quite a bit of baby dolls. It got me thinking and searching on Pinterest, what ideas they had for baby dolls.
What really got me to create this idea is when my 2-year-old came up to me and said, “Mommy, baby is cold.” I could’ve given her one of her old receiving blankets that I still had, but what fun would that be? While she was napping, I crocheted her baby doll a blanket.
Let’s talk about what you’ll need for this project:
- Medium Yarn
- I used I Love This Yarn in the color Green, Turquoise & Red Print.
- You’ll need only 1 skein.
- 4.0 mm hook
- Sewing needle.
Now, if you aren’t familiar with the ‘C2C’ stitch, here is a wonderful video that Heart Hook Home has, that not only helped me understand how to do the stitch but also shows how to increase and decrease. Here is the video:
This pattern is great for learning and getting familiar with the ‘c2c stitch before moving on to bigger and more complicated projects.
The blanket size is a 22×25 square project, you can, of course, add or decrease squares to fit a small or large size baby doll.
Row 1: Double crochet into the 3 chains from the hook and in the next 2 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 5. Repeat from row one. (This is how we increase.) Then flip your ‘square’, like you are going connect it. Slip stitch in the chain three, from the last square. Chain 2. Make 3 double crochets in that same space.
Repeat until you have 22 squares across. Once you do, after making your last square, slip stitch on the top of the square. (This is how you decrease). Chain 2 and make 3 double crochets in that chain 3 space.
Keep going until the other side has reached 25 squares and on that finally square, slip stitch on the top of the square. Chain 2 and make 3 double crochets in the chain 3 space. As you continue to go back and forth, you’ll notice the rows start to get smaller.
Once you are at your final stitch, slip stitch the top of that last square and fasten off.
Sew in any loose ends and you’re done!
There you have it! A perfect mini blanket for those baby dolls! Make sure you check back in next Tuesday, I’ll have a crocheted pillow that goes with this baby doll blanket set!
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