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Crochet Baby Playtime Blanket

Indulge in the art of crafting with this charming handmade baby playtime blanket. This cozy and soft blanket is perfect for keeping your little one warm and comfortable during playtime or nap time. The intricate crochet design adds a touch of elegance and charm to the nursery, making it a lovely addition to any baby's room. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this blanket is a fun and rewarding project to work on. The soothing pastel colors and delicate stitches create a beautiful and timeless piece that will be treasured for years to come. Treat your baby to a special handmade blanket that is as unique and special as they are. The versatility of this blanket allows it to be used in a variety of ways, from tummy time to stroller rides. Whether you're gifting it to a friend or making it for your own little one, this crochet baby playtime blanket is sure to be a cherished item that brings joy and comfort to all who use it.

Skill Level: Easy

RED HEART “Soft Baby”: 3 skeins No. 7588 Lilac MC, 2 skeins No. 8885 Giggle Print CC [available in solid colors – 7 oz (198 g), 575 yd (525 m); multi and twinkle colors – 6 oz (170 g), 430 yd (393 m)].

Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].

Yarn needle.

Blanket measures approximately 30″ x 30″.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4″; 10 rows = 4″ in pattern with 2 strands of yarn held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Hold 2 strands of yarn together as one throughout.

With MC, ch 123.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across; turn – 122 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, * ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, * 4 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc; skip next sc, dc in last sc; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc; rep from * across working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, * 4 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc; skip next sc, dc in last sc; turn

Rep Rows 4 and 5 for pattern and work in Stripe Pattern as follows: 10 more rows MC, 4 rows CC, 2 rows MC, 2rows CC, 2 rows MC, 4 rows CC, 14 rows MC, 4 rows CC, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC, 2 rows MC, 4 rows CC, 14 rows MC

Next Row: With MC, rep Row 4.

Last Row: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

FINISHINGLower Edging:

To give the foundation ch a firm edge, with right side facing, join MC with a sl st in first ch and sl st in each ch across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Matching fringe color to rows, cut 10” lengths of yarn. Holding 8 strands together, fold in half, forming a loop; insert hook from wrong side of fabric into a dc row end and into the loop; draw the loop through the fabric; draw the yarn ends through the loop and tighten. Trim ends. Make tassels on both sides of afghan in every dc row.

ABBREVIATIONS: CC= contrast color;

ch= chain; dc= double crochet; MC= main color; mm= millimeters;

rep= repeat;sc= single crochet; sp= space; *= repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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