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Unique Crochet Baby Shawl Blanket Pattern Perfect Gift for a newborn

Unique crochet Baby Blanket, with beautiful crochet stitches, finished with an easy crochet decorative border.  That will become a family heirloom for all the future babies within the family.
I was looking for a baby blanket pattern that looked impressive yet would be easy and quick to make. I hunted all over and whilst I found several beautiful crocheted baby blanket patterns, none just seemed right for the recipient. I wanted a really unique crochet pattern.
Eventually I stumbled on a crochet pattern design ( not an actual pattern) which looked delicate, and would create a nice lacy textured blanket.
In today's modern world more a stroller or car seat sized blanket, yet could be used for those glorious days when out and about with a pram.

But the beauty of this pattern stitch is that you can just keep repeating the established pattern which is worked from the center out (think granny square but with shells and chain stitches)

for the baby set and blanket I used the beautiful Snuggly Sirdar 4 ply ( 2 x 100grms for the blanket...with a little left over, which actually made the booties ( I cannot get over how beautiful this yarn works up for baby items- HUGE fan of this yarn BUY NOW Sirdar Snuggly 4 Ply 50g - Cream (303)*crochet baby blanket

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How to Crochet The Star Stitch and Crochet a Warm Cosy Blanket

I came across a pattern for a baby blanket using the "star stitch" not only had I never heard of this crochet stitch before, but I had never tried it. SO I taught myself a new stitch. 
The star stitch is also known (as I have since found out and hence probably why I haven't hear of it before) the Margarite stitch, daisy stitch and star stitch.  

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Very easy to pick up and not only makes a beautiful stitch and pattern, it is lovely to work,

FREE Crochet C2C Baby Blanket Pattern A Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

FREE Crochet Pattern-Baby Blanket-Textured crrochet stitches-Balnket Pattern with the Corner to Corner Stitch Free baby blanket Crochet Pattern. Beautiful Textured Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern with the Corner to Corner Stitch. If you are looking for a Beautiful Textured Crochet Blanket Pattern, to create a vintage looking pram or cot blanket then why not try the very easy Corner to Corner Stitch. The Diagonal blocks make a stunning effect.
I made this pram blanket for a friend and it was my first attempt at the C2C.
 If like me you get a bit bored with bigger projects, this is perfect. As when you get halfway you start decreasing the stitches and before you know it your finished the blanket.

Please READ through all this pattern before commencing. I have tried to write it out so it is easy if this is your first attempt at a Corner to Corner. 

Once you master the sides, and making the first blocks of the rows then the rest whips up really easily. Watch the video to see how to do this easy diagonal stitch.

To make my Vintage Style Baby Blanket 
I followed this Corner to Corner pattern here (I chose 1 main color,) 

FREE Crochet Pattern
4.00mm hook 4 x 100 gram balls of Double Knit Yarn = worsted)

ch 6.
Row 1 (Right Side):
Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch
turn {1 block made}
Row 2:
Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in ch-3 space of previous row
turn {2 blocks made}

Row 3:
Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] twice; turn  {3 blocks made}
Row 4:
Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row]3 times turn  {4 blocks made}.
Continue working like this, 5 blocks, 6 blocks, 7 blocks......keep increasing 1 block on each row until there are 34 blocks across (or as WIDE as you want the blanket to be) 

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When you have reached your desired length. to make rectangle you are ONLY going to increace on one side this is to make the width now stay the same and the length grow. 
Continue working with increacing 1 block ONLY on one side. At the width side we are not increacing, continue INCREACing Right Side of Work by working the 6 chain. combination. 
when we get to the end of the round we will slip st across first 3 dc, {(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) =DECREACE} all in next ch-3 space of previous row; 
work in blocks along to the end of work.  

Continue making increace until your happy with your length (I made 42 blocks length wise for Pram Blanket in Picture)
Now work in
rows as follows: slip st across first 3 dc, * (slip st, ch 3,3 dc) all in next ch-3 space of previous row; repeat from *to last ch-3 space; slip st in last space;
do NOT make any further blocks WORKING (slip stitch, chains 3dc) at EACH ends from now on, 

The work now get easier as you are decreacing at both sides now until
1 block remains. 
Fasten off.

You can choose any border you like to finish off this blanket, 
Round 1
Join Yarn and Chain3. 
I worked in Double Crochet around the full width and length with 3DC in each corner. So I coudl thread Ribbon through the blanket. 
And the last round was
(SC, Dc in same stitch Chain3, skip 1) continue working this around, Fasten off and finish blanket 
As it is a Pram Blanket I like to wash first and block. 
then with Ribbon by threading through the posts of every second DC of previous round. 

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 I also made a matching vintage bonnet and vintage crochet booties to go with the set. Making this and Ideal gift for a new baby.

Free Crochet Baby blanket Pattern by Momwithahook

Preemie blanket Crochet Pattern by Momwithahook (Making money from your Crochet) In today's Free Pattern Post we have a fellow crocheter Sara aka Mom with a hook not only shares a new beautiful textured crochet stitch that we can learn and she uses for crocheting preemie blankets.

The stitch is lovely and textured so it will be cozy for the babies. Sara is well known for helping those who want to turn their crochet into profit and you will be thrilled to know that after the success of her first book, she has now released her second Book Hookin for Cash (Click here to view ) 
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I have known Sara for a few years now and have worked with her on many occasions, so It is with great pleasure I let Sara take the floor for this post today on  Free Crochet Patterns

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This stitch is worked in 5-dc groups and 2-dc groups. See the photo below:

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Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm)
Red Heart Worsted Weight Medium in Soft White [0316] (1 skein 7 ounces/ 198 grams)
Tapestry needle for sewing ends
Stitch Marker

4 stitch pattern repeats x 4 rows = 4” x 4” square

21” x 21” square

Stitches Used:
US Terms
ch/s – chain
dc – double crochet
5-dc group – 5 dc in same stitch
2-dcgroup – 2 dc in the next 2 stitches
sk – skip
* - repeat from within the stars as indicated in the pattern
sp – space
yo/h – Yarn Over/Hook

Special Stitch:
Sweet Pea – Consists of a 5-dc group plus a 2-dc group, multiples is 7 chains
Reverse Single Crochet – aka crab stitch or backward single crochet

See the Tutorial for this stitch on Moogly Blog
See the Original Post for this pattern on

Start with chain 63
Row 1:
(Right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in ch (5-dc group), SK next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs (2-dc group); repeat from * across to the last 3 chs, skip next 2 chs, 3dc in last ch
Place a stitch marker here to remind yourself that this is the right side.

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Row 2:
ch3, turn; dc in sp between first 2 dc, * 5 dc in sp between dc of next 2-dc group, dc in sp between second and third dc of next 5-dc group and in ext sp (between 3rd and 4th dc); repeat from * across to last 4 sts, 3 dc in sp between last dc and turning ch.

Repeat row two until your blanket measures 21 “

Don't end off in last row, Make a border of reverse single crochet

Reverse Single crochet:

With right side of work facing you – insert hook from front to back in the next stitch to the right, yarn over and draw through, (2-loops on the hook) yarn over and draw through 2 loops, Repeat around the border of your blanket with 3 reverse single crochets in each corner.

End off.

There will be a small gap between your first reverse sc and your last reverse sc, sew this up.

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Crochet Stitches How to crochet Loops {The Loop or Fur Stitch tutorial}

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Also includes Free crochet patterns that use th eloops stitch. I  wanted to learn how to crochet loops, after someone asked me for a crochet cardigan for baby made with the loops stitch. I had only ever seen a really nice pattern for booties, their cuff made up of these wonderful loops.
 I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do it. After a few trys I got the hang of it really easily.
You are just pulling an extra length around your hook/finger before you crochet your stitch. 
I had seen several ways to make this stitch and it really is personal preference, Some show you to use a piece of card to loop the yarn around, or a ruler. I personally just prefer using my finger...The main trouble then is getting all the loops the same size, so if uneven loops become an issue to you then perhaps using the cardboard method is a better technique for you to create more even loops.

To practice this stitch I Chained 22
1. Begin with a row of single crochet.(sc) For learning I found it easier to use Single crochet (US) DC (UK)

2. Turn Chain 1 Work 1sc and then insert your hook into the next stitch.

3. With the Yarn over your finger, hold it out high (to your desired length of loop)
Catch the base of the strand at the back of your finger, draw it through the stitch.

4. Catch the base of the back strand again and draw it through the 2 loops

5. Take your finger out of the loop and insert the hook into  the next stitch, ready to repeat the process.

Unless you want loops to appear on both sides of your work, make the next row from your basic stitch you are using I was using SC for this tester.

The loops can  actually be CUT, , as they will not pull out, This is also an excellent project to use fluffy yarn.

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Special note: IF you are going to be joining worked pieces make sure you keep 1 or 2 stitches at the edges without loops.
    Watch this video to see how the loop stitch is made. 

Now your ready for some loopy Free crochet Patterns 

I love these! 

I LOVE this little baby cardigan made with loop stitch. It is worked up easily from the neck/yoke down and fits perfectly. 

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I just adore this matching loop stitch hat and mittens set. It is available for free here 

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Slippers made using the Loop stitch Perfect Sheep slippers Free Crochet Pattern

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So now I want to make these gorgeous loop stitch booties, I found the Perfect Pattern over @ Hodgepodge

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Or how about this gorgeous grass effect loop stitch rug! Perfect for the kids room. Where they can squish their feet about in it.

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Loop Stitch Rug here

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