When I found out that I was going to be a grandma, I immediately began a search for baby patterns. All these years with no tiny people to make things for, and suddenly I have a reason to create! The first thing on my list was a baby blanket. With that in mind, I perused one of my favorite sites, Ravelry, for a unique and sweet baby blanket crochet pattern.
Ravelry is a great source for both free and paid crochet and knitting patterns. Membership on the site if free of charge and I love the forums and groups of like minded people who love to knit and crochet like I do. It was there that I found the pattern that I loved.
This sweet crocheted blanket pattern is called Sunshine and was created by Jody Pyott. You can find the link to the pattern here: Sunshine Crochet Blanket Pattern from Jody Pyott. This is a surprisingly simple crochet pattern.
The entire blanket requires only three crochet stitches – chain stitch, single crochet and the popcorn stitch. The pattern includes row by row written instructions, a chart, a list of materials and the yarn amounts needed for a finished blanket approximately 48” x 55”.
The secondary stitch, or the one that makes up the raised pattern is called the popcorn stitch. Surprisingly simple, it is made up of a group of single crochets. You can find a good video tutorial here: Crochet Popcorn Stitch.
Back when my daughter found out that she was pregnant, she told me that the colors of the nursery were turquoise, gray and yellow. I went to the store and bought a fair share of all those colors. And then she changed the colors about a month later.
But you know what? This will still work. A little turquoise never hurt anyone, I always say. And one of the many things I love about this sweet pattern is the possible color combinations! Check out some of the beautiful finished projects of this pattern!
A few industrious crocheters made some adjustments to the pattern:
Stop by Ravelry and check out some of the great patterns there! I even have a few patterns of my own there. You can find my designer page here: Suzy’s Sitcom on Ravelry.
As for the yellow and turquoise Sunshine blanket, well it looks great in her pink and gray room.
And little Esme loves it too!
For more easy crochet patterns here are a few of my free ones!
Create something amazing and be sure to share it with us! I’d love to see what you come up with!
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