Zig Zag Baby Blanket

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Zig Zag Baby Blanket

designed by Kim Biddix
Free Pattern
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These zig-zag blankets are edgy, but they keep the 'tude out of your child - and keep the warmth in!

Single Size
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 60"/152.5cm long
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The materials for this project cost $12.18

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished measurements
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 60"/152.5cm long

Version

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Pistachio, 0003Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Plastic Yarn Needles

2/Pkg
$1.40
The materials for this project cost $12.18

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished measurements
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 60"/152.5cm long

MATERIALS

Colorway #1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Pistachio (0003) 2
Contrast B () 2
Contrast C () 2
Colorway #2
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Blackberry (0005) 2
Contrast B () 2
Contrast C () 2

GAUGE

In pattern, one zigzag = 4 1/2"/11.5cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES

1. Work first and last 2 sts of each row under both loops of sts in previous row. Work remaining sts in back loop only of sts in previous row.

2.For an attractive beginning edge, work Row 1 stitches in the back bar of the foundation ch.

3. When changing color, do not fasten off the old color. Instead, carry the old color up the side of the piece. Take care to carry the unused colors loosely enough so that the edges don't pucker. Take care not to carry unused colors too loosely, leaving loose loops of yarn on the sides of the blanket. Twist colors around each other at the ends of the rows as work progresses, to help hold them in place.

BLANKET

With A, ch 180.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next 11 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 11 ch, *sk next 2 ch, sc in next 11 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 11 ch; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, sk next ch, sc in last 2 ch, turn—7 zigzags.

Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sk next sc; working in back loops only, sc in next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, *sk next 2 sc, sc in next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc; repeat from * across to last 3 sc, sk next sc, working in both loops, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Drop, but do not cut, A. With WS facing, join B with sl st in first st of last row. Carry A up side of piece until next needed.

Rows 6–10: With B, repeat Row 2 five times.

Drop, but do not cut, B. With RS facing, join C with sl st in first st of last row. Carry B up side of piece until next needed.

Rows 11–15: With C, repeat Row 2 five times.

Drop, but do not cut, C. Pick up A.

Note: You will continue to repeat Row 2, changing color every 5 rows (5 rows A, 5 rows B, 5 rows C). Work until 110 rows have been completed, ending with 5 rows of A. There should be seven B-colored bands, seven C-colored bands, and eight A-colored bands when the blanket is complete.

Rows 16–20: With A, repeat Row 2 five times.

Drop, but do not cut, A. Pick up B.

Rows 21–25: With B, repeat Row 2 five times.

Drop, but do not cut, B. Pick up C.

Rows 26–30: With C, repeat Row 2 five times.

Drop, but do not cut, C. Pick up A.

Rows 31–35: With A, repeat Row 2 five times.

Drop, but do not cut, A. Pick up B.

Rows 36–110: Repeat Rows 21–35 five more times.

Fasten off.

FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block gently, if desired.