Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spiral Baby Blanket: free pattern

This pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell the pattern or product, as I am giving it to you for free and it took several hours to write it down.

Spiral Baby Blanket Pattern: Approx. 36" in diameter.  I used worsted weight baby yarn with an H hook.

Ch 5 and join.

R1: Ch up 3, 11 dc in circle.  Join.
R2: Ch up 4.  *dc 1, ch 1* in each dc around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R3: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R4: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 2 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R5: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 3 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R6: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 4 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R7: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 5 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R8: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 6 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R9: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 7 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R10: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 8 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R11: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 9 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R12: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 10 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R13: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 11 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R14: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 12 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R15: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 13 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R16: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 14 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R17: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 15 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R18: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 16 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R19: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 17 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R20: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 18 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R21: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 19 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R22: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 20 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R23: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 21 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R24: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 22 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R25: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 23 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R26: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 24 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R27: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 25 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R28: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 26 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R29: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 27 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R30: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 28 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R31: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 29 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R32: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 30 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R33: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 31 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R34: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 32 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R35: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 33 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R36: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 34 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R37: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 35 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook

Fasten off and tuck in strands.

20 comments:

  1. I do alot of charity work and i think this is perfect thanks for the nice pattern.

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  2. Silly question time: Do you turn at the end of each round? Thanks

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  3. No, you work the pattern in a round (more or less crochet in a continuous circle). That is why you chain up 4, to get yourself to another row.

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  4. This looks great and just what I've been looking for! Thank you for writing it down, it's much appreciated :) Just two questions before I start:
    Are you working in US or UK stitches?
    How many balls/ skeins of wool did it take to make this size?
    Ty

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  5. I work it in US stitches. I don't remember exactly how many skeins….I would say 1 1/2-2.

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  6. This is my new favorite pattern for baby blankies! I used Red Heart Super Saver, two 7 oz skeins, and an J hook. By 31 rows is was 48 inches across, so I added a reverse single edging and stopped! My friend called it a Baby Doily. Thank you for the pattern!

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  7. while making this blanket, should it be flat? perhaps i've done something wrong it seems to be rippling, any idea what i've done or how to undo it? ive started and restarted it 3 times :s

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  8. hoping you can help. im attempting this blanket but rather than making up flat it is rippling, is this normal? will it flatten over rows? if not, any idea what i've done wrong, ive started then ripped apart the blanket 3 times..... HELP!

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  9. it should be pretty flat when you are making it. make sure you are increasing stitches each row, as per instructions. other than that, make sure your stitches are consistent.

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  10. Love this afghan!!! I just started my 4th one. Everyone that I give the finished afghan to just raves. This one is going to be MINE!!! THANK YOU!!

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  11. Does the chain at the start count as the first double crochet?

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  12. Thank You for the great pattern!! I crochet/knit afghans for our local Children's Hospital and this is going to be one of my "Go To" patterns!! The children get to take the afghans home when they get to go home. This is going to be a great pattern to make in BRIGHT colorful yarn. I'll probably do stripes of different colors to add more brightness and pattern for the kids. Thanks again and God Bless You. Judi

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  13. I did this for a baby shower gift and need it at round thirty and added a ruffled edge as the last three rounds. The mother was in awe of it. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

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  14. What do i do at the end of a round when i cant make the number of stitches needed. I keep falling short like need 5 but get to 3 and im at the end of the round where i should be joining.

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    1. Sorry to say, you would have to add another skein of yarn. If you do not follow the pattern, it will become uneven.

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  15. What do i do at the end of a round when i cant make the number of stitches needed. I keep falling short like need 5 but get to 3 and im at the end of the round where i should be joining.

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  16. Is it possible to make this for an adult? My young adult daughter wants a watermelon looking one. This is perfect!

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    1. Yes, you would just continue the pattern, so R38 would have 36 dc in between increases, R39 would have 37 dc in between increases, R40 would have 38 dc in between increases, etc.

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