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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket is made using one of my favorite crochet stitches - the Sedge Stitch, a very easy stitch that creates a lovely texture and it works up very quickly. 

Fabian's Ombre Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

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The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns

                    
Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket 





Fabian's Ombre Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

The ombré effect of this baby blanket is obtained without changing colors, using the new Super Saver Ombré yarn from Red Heart Yarns.  Have you already heard of it? There are 12 colors available, one 
prettier as the other!

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The color I used for this blanket is called DEEP TEAL. So pretty! I really love the wonderful transitions between different shades of teal. The yarn it’s not scratchy and I thought it would make a wonderful ombré baby blanket, a lovely handmade gift that will be treasured forever.

It was a real joy to work with the ombré yarn and see how it makes all the colorwork, without me having to change colors! So pretty!

I was a bit nervous when I needed to join a new skein of yarn because I wanted to obtain the same ombré color sequence as with the first ball of yarn. What I made was to unravel a little the new ball till I got to the color I needed and then I joined the yarn using the Russian Join, aka Knot-Less join. (See this Video Tutorial for the Russian Join by Hectanooga on YouTube.)


NOTE: The blanket is worked lengthwise. The edging is worked in the round. 

SIZE: Blanket measures unblocked approx. 31” x 35” ( 80cm x 90cm)

You could easily adapt the pattern to other sizes. For the length add more foundation chains as explained below, for the height add more rows.

The stitch pattern used for the blanket is the Sedge Stitch, that is a Multiple of 3 sts + 1. Add 2 sts more for base chain.
For example my blanket has ((35 sedge sts or bubbles x 3) + 1) + 2 = 105 sts + 1+ 2= 108 chains to start!

Fabian's Ombre Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
GAUGE: 13 sts = 10 cm  or 4"


SUPPLIES:
- 650g (or 2 ⅓ balls) of Red Heart Super Saver Ombré yarn, shown here in colorway “Deep Teal”
(yarn weight 4- medium).


Click on the yarns to buy Super Saver Ombré yarn on RedHeart.com!


- 5.5 mm crochet hook  Furls Wooden Hook, Cocobolo
- yarn needle
- scissors
- stitch markers or yarn pieces

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sk: skip
- st: stitch
- rep from* to...: repeat the sequence of stitches starting at the star

Special Stitch:  hdc in 3rd loop at back (used for the blanket edging):
work the hdc stitches as usual, the only difference is that you will insert the hook not into the 2 top loops of the stitches, but into the loop under the back loop! See this helpful tutorial on Moogly Blog.


INSTRUCTIONS:


Chain 108.

Row 1: work (1hdc, 1dc) into 3rd ch from hook, *sk 2ch, work (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next ch; rep from * to last 3ch, sk 2ch, work 1sc into last ch, turn.

You should have 35 sedge stitches.

Row 2: 1ch (count as 1sc), work (1hdc, 1dc) into first st, *sk (1dc, 1hdc), work (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next sc; rep from * to last 3 sts, sk (1dc and 1hdc), work 1sc into top of ch, turn.  (35 sedge sts total)

Rows 3- 96: Repeat 2nd row.

At the end of row 96, do not break yarn, turn and continue with the border:

BORDER:

NOTES: The border is worked in continuous spiral rounds, without joining.
To work border evenly around blanket, work 1 hdc in each st of the top row, work 1hdc in the side of each row (both right and left sides of the blanket), work 1hdc in the back of each foundation ch, and work 3 hdc in each corner! 

 Placing stitch markers (or yarn pieces) into the 2nd hdc of the 3 hdc worked in each corner would be a great help to keep track of the corner sts to work into the next rounds. Make this each round.

Round 1: Ch1 and work hdc evenly around blanket as written in the Note above. Do not join to first hdc with slip st! Continue working in spiral rounds around!

Rounds 2 and 3: Working into the 3rd loop at the back of the hdc sts, 1hdc into each st around and 3hdc in each corner st (where you have placed the st markers); do not join, continue with round 4.

Round 4: Working into the 3rd loop at the back of the hdc sts, 1sc into each st around and 3sc in each corner st. Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly. Weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Many thanks to Red Heart Yarns for choosing me as Red Heart Joy Creators Blogger and for sponsoring the yarn used for this pattern!

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Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket - Written Instructions and Pictures Copyright ©2017 Kinga Erdem
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Thank you.
Kinga

13 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful blanket! But, I was wondering about not having to change colors, as you indicated. The transitions (color changes) in your blanket look like they are falling perfectly in line order and not in the middle of a row. Did you have to frequently cut the yarn at the edges to avoid the color change from falling in the middle of a row? Thank you!

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    1. Hi, I did not cut the yarn at all! Just when I joined a new skein of yarn I have tried to join new yarn at the same color as the old skein finished.

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  2. hey i love the blanket but my one problem is the size i followed the directions and the blanket measured 22"by 22" any ideas?
    thanks

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    1. You could take a gauge and based on that make a larger blanket.

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  3. Do you have a you tube tutorial of this pattern?

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    1. I don't have a video for the blanket, but I'm sure you could find a video for the sedge stitch used.

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  4. Do you pull from top of yarn or from the side to stay the project.

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    1. That's not important.Just keep the same method for all the skeins.

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  5. On row 2, does "work (1hdc, 1dc) into first st" mean that single crochet at the end of row one? Or the first sedge stitch?

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  6. For the 1st row of border, if I work 1 hdc per stitch at top and bottom, and 1 hdc in the end of each row on each side, I will have fewer stitches in the long sides than in the shorter top and bottom. Makes no sense to me. Guess I'll try to work in extras on the sides on my own because it looks like questions are no longer being monitored here.

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    1. Hi Deb, please follow the pattern the way it is. If you will add more stitches, you will get wavy edges.

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  7. I did add more stitches. Edges are fine. I went to 120 instead of the 96. Thanks!

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