I couldn’t resist making another Candy Dots blanket with all of these fun Bernat Bundle Up colors! I’ve loved this yarn since it first came out earlier this year, so I was very excited when I finally got my hands on all these different colors. Bernat Bundle Up is a 100% polyester yarn that is so soft and snuggly and I love the way it works up for baby blankets!
Bernat Bundle Up* yarn (100% polyester, 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds)
6 balls Dove, 1 ball each Brook, Green Mist, Red Wagon, Posy
Size I, 5.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 34 in x 34 in, Gauge 4 in = 10 st and 14 rows
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC) CLUSTER: YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, insert your hook into same space, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all five loops on hook.
WIDE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (WHDC) CLUSTER: Yarn over (YO), insert hook in between the posts of the row below, YO and pull up a loop, YO, insert hook again into same space, YO and pull up another loop, YO, pull through all five loops on hook.
Here’s what I mean when I say to insert your hook in between the posts:
PUFF STITCH: *Yarn over (YO), insert hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, insert hook again into same space, YO and pull up another loop. Repeat from * two more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Tips to know before you start:
Pull through with the new color on the last step of the stitch.
Lay whichever color you aren’t using along the top of your work and crochet over it as you go.
To avoid your yarn getting twisted as you carry it along your work, it helps to always keep one color to the front and one color to the back each time you switch colors.
To better cover up yarn that is being carried through, always insert your hook underneath the yarn that was carried across the previous row.
With Dove, chain 85 (to maker your blanket a different size, chain a multiple of 3, then add 4.)
ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work HDC cluster into each chain. Chain 2 and turn.
ROWS 2 – 3: Work WHDC cluster into each space across the row. (Be sure not to miss the last stitch between the last post and the turning chain.) Chain 2 and turn.
ROW 4: Work WHDC cluster into each of the first two spaces with Dove, then work 1 puff stitch into the next space with Red Wagon (still inserting your hook in between the posts). *Work WHDC into each of the next two spaces with Dove, then work 1 puff stitch into the next space with Red Wagon. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. Cut Red Wagon yarn, leaving a tail to weave into blanket later.
ROWS 5 – 7: With Dove, work WHDC cluster into each space across the row. (On row 5, be sure to insert your hook underneath the Red Wagon yarn that was carried through on the previous row to better hide the yarn.) Chain 2 and turn.
Repeat rows 4 through 7 for the remainder of the blanket, switching the polka dot colors as follows: 3 sets of Red Wagon dots, 3 sets of Brook dots, 3 sets of Posy dots, 3 sets of Green Mist dots, 3 sets of Red Wagon dots, 3 sets of Brook dots, 3 sets of Posy dots, 3 sets of Green Mist dots, 3 sets of Red Wagon dots.
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops.
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull though two loops.
Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.
Round 1: With right side facing you, pull up a loop in corner and chain 2. Work one round of HDC around the blanket, working 3 HDCs into each corner. Do your best to work 1 HDC per row on the sides and 1 HDC per stitch on the ends of the blanket.
Round 2: When you reach the starting corner, slip stitch into starting chain, then chain 1. Continue in same direction and work 1 SC into first stitch, then work 5 DCs into next stitch. *Skip one stitch, then work 1 SC into next stitch, skip one stitch, then work 5 DCs into next stitch. Repeat from * around the blanket. When you reach the corners, you can substitute a SC for a slip stitch if it makes the corner look better, or you can skip an extra stitch if needed. When you reach the starting corner, slip stitch into starting stitch and tie off.
Here is also a video tutorial for this blanket that demonstrates the stitches and border:
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We are so grateful for all the crochet friends we’ve been able to connect with through this blog and we feel so honored every time you choose to create something from one of our patterns. We love seeing all the wonderful crochet gifts that are being made throughout the world – whether it be to welcome a new baby into the world, to celebrate an important milestone, or to give comfort to someone who is going through a hard time. Thank you for continuing to inspire us and being our crochet friends! xo, Hannah
*Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored in 2021 by Yarnspirations