Hey Crochet Friends!
It’s Cyndi! I’m Tiffany’s older sister! As you may know over the past year Tiff has been teaching me how to crochet and how to design crochet.
Lots of exciting things have been happening over the past few months and I have my own website now called SugarJoye.com.
Tiff, along with my amazing nieces, Hannah and Haley, have been helping me get it set up and you will start seeing more of my patterns over there. Like, for instance, the Spicy Stripes Blanket which is the full-sized version of the Sun Baby Stripes Crib Blanket. I hope you will stop by and check it out!
For this bright and sunny crib blanket, I used a 9mm hook, three simple stitches, and four skeins of acrylic yarn and finished with an easy and unique crochet fringe.
It’s a colorful and relaxing project appropriate for all levels of crochet skill!
Some more experienced crocheters wonder about my use of a large-sized hook with yarn that is traditionally used with smaller hooks.
I like the larger hook because I tend to crochet tight and I like the relaxed drape and soft texture produced by a looser weave.
If you prefer a denser weave for your blanket the pattern works just as well with a 5.5mm or 6mm hook. With the smaller hook the blanket will measure smaller so, if you want to make the same size you will need to measure your base chain to the 6 foot length and add rows for the 4 foot width.
Crochet is such a flexible art form! All the possible variations are so fun to explore! I really can’t thank my sister enough for encouraging me and showing me the way! Love you Tiff!
And my very adorable grand-phew James helped me out and gave the blankie a test run!
- 1 skein Caron One Pound, Acrylic Yarn, White
- 1 skein Caron One Pound, Acrylic Yarn, Cream
- 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver, Acrylic Yarn, Cornmeal
- 9mm crochet hook,
- Scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape
(Tap name of yarn to find it on Yarnspirations.com)
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Back Post Single Crochet (BPSC): Insert your hook around the post from back to front and to the back again, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Gauge: 4 inches = 8 stitches and 8 rows (gauge taken from the blanket)
Chain 100 or any even number needed for approximately 4 ft
ROWS 1 THROUGH 7: SC in the second chain from the hook, SC into each chain across the row. On the 8th row, pull through with Color 2, cut color 1. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 8: Work 1 SC into the 1st stitch, BPSC around the 1st post. Continue working BPSC around each post. SC into the last stitch of the row. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 9: SC into the first SC space. Work SC into each space across the row.
Note: The first row of SC after the BPSC should be worked into the SC row that is behind the BPSC row. The BPSC is never worked into.
ROWS 10 – 12: Repeat ROWS 8 & 9
ROWS 12 – 19: Pull back through with color 1, cut color 2 or 3. Ch 1 and turn. Repeat ROWS 1-7
Alternate the repeat sections of the pattern for a total of 8 sections of SC Color 1 and 4 sections of BPSC Color 2 and 3 sections of Color 3. For a total of 91 rows.
Tip: Keep in mind that the BPSC rows are all worked on while looking at the non-textured side of the blanket. This blanket is easily sized up or down by increasing or decreasing the repeat section of the pattern.
Tie off and weave in the ends. (check out the tutorial for a nifty way to hide loose ends I recently discovered!)
Crochet Fringe Border
ROW 1: Start at the bottom corner stitch. Pull up a loop and work SC. SC into each space along the row. Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 2: Work a slip stitch into the first space from the hook. Chain 10.
ROW 3: Turn and work a SLST into each chain. At the base, work a SLST into the same space the chain started from. Work a SLST into the next chain. Weave in ends. Repeat on the other end.
Thank you so much for stopping by! If you decide to make the Crochet Sun Baby Stripes Crib Blanket or the Spicy Stripes Textured Crochet Blanket you can tag Tiff at #DaisyFarmCrafts on Instagram or send me a pic in email email@example.com I would love to see it!
My design inspiration for this project came from Tiffany’s Crochet Garden Baby Blanket I love the color combo and I love the yellow stripes!
And make sure to visit my YouTube channel Sugar Joye for a video about how I made this throw!
aka Sugar Joye
Click here or image below for a free pdf of pattern.