Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Pattern!

Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket (FREE Pattern)

Have you ever wanted to learn filet crochet but find the way the patterns are written to be confusing? Now is your chance to try!

I found the most adorable baby blanket pattern on Pinterest one night and ran out immediately to buy yarn. The Hopscotch Crochet BabyBlanket pattern by Little Things Blogged was exactly what I wanted to make for June 2017 baby. Light and airy but also visually appealing. I found the pattern hard to read so I rewrote it with counts instead of the traditional filet crochet language. Feel free to make this gorgeous blanket in any color scheme, I'd love to see your creations!



Supplies Needed
2 skeins each of Bernat Softee Baby in Mint & Flannel and Lion Brand Baby Soft in White
(or any DK yarn or your choice)
3.5 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip
sc - single crochet
rsc - reverse single crochet
dc - double crochet
*---* - repeat

Blanket

With white, ch 147
Row 1 (first repeat ONLY): Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch 3 counts as dc), 8 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, turn.
Row 1 (all other 1-10 repeats): 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc (last dc in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.
Row 2: (Ch 2 counts as dc) 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 4 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 4 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc, ch 2, dc (worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, sk 2, 9dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 7 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 7: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Dc (in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.
Row 8: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Dc (in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 7 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 10: 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2 turn.

Repeat Rows 1-10 switching colors every 10 rows until your blanket is the size you want.
I did three repeats of White, Flannel, Mint.
*Omit the "Ch 2, turn" in your last row of the blanket, fasten off and weave in ends.

Border

Row 1: With Flannel, sc evenly around the entire edge of your blanket putting 3 sc in each corner, sl st to beginning sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, reverse single crochet around, sl st to first rsc. Fasten off, weave in ends.








Your finished blanket should measure 33.5 inches tall by 28.5 inches wide.

Thank You Little Things Blogged for the beautiful pattern!

*pattern last updated with corrections 6/11/2017. Please let me know if you find any mistakes :)

For a printer friendly version of this pattern click the link below.
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30 comments:

  1. Thank you for the rewrite - I didn't understand the crochet language for the other pattern.

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  2. Row 1 appears wrong. It ends on a ch 2, sk 2.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! I'll fix that ;)

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    2. I have a question about that too!
      row 1 ends with 2sk and 1dc but row 2 starts with 6 dc. that means the clusters will not overlap.
      Thanks for looking into it! I love the look of your blankets with these color choices!

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    3. Row 1 (for the first repeat) should be: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch 3 counts as dc), 8 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, turn.

      and then all other repeats of Row 1 should be: 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc (last dc in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.

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  4. Thank you for the rewrite!! I am an experienced crocheter but could not get the original pattern to work for me. I can't wait to try this! Do you know the multiples? I would like to change the size.

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    1. I don't, the zig zags overlap so you would have to decide where you want the count to end.

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    2. I just spend way longer than I care to admit figuring this out because the yarn and hook I'm using are larger, but I still want it to end up the right size for a baby blanket. I'm fairly certain this pattern is a multiple of 16+3.

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    3. Thank you for figuring that out!

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  5. I would also like. To know the multiples, please.
    Thanks

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  6. I just added 16 to make it 9 repeats (in first row)

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  7. I could be wrong but I think the * should be before the last dc in the first row and the end should read 9dc, ch2, turn.

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    1. Yes, it should read

      Row 1 (for the first repeat) should be: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch 3 counts as dc), 8 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, turn.

      and then all other repeats of Row 1 should be: 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc (last dc in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.

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  8. Row 4 ended in 3 dc, did 4 and then row 5 didn't line so pulled out and did 3 and it lined up perfectly then

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  9. If I were to link back to your blog, would you allow me to post this pattern on my blog? I really want to create this blanket, but also let my viewers make it themselves if they can. I want to make sure before I go ahead and do it! Thanks it advance! :)

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    1. Yes, feel free to post a link :)

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  10. I'm having problems with row 8, ch 2, sk 2, ch 2. Is a dc missing?

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    1. Yes, there was a dc missing. Thank you for catching that!

      Row 8 should read: Row 8: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Dc (in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.

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  11. For everyone with questions about specific rows, I'm going to work the pattern tonight and get back to you all asap with corrections :)

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    1. For the beginning of row 1, should it look like 9 double chains? or 10?

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  12. I just want to make sure I am understanding the pattern correctly before I start. So I chain 147 then do Row 1 (the one that says first repeat only). Then I do Row 1 (the one that says all other 1-10 repeats), then Rows 2-10. After finishing Row 10, I go back and start again at the Row 1 that says All other 1-10 repeats. Is that correct? Thank you.

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  13. Row 6: Ch 2, sk 2, 9dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 7 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.

    at the beginning of this row shouldnt it be 10dc instead of 9dc as the squares dont line up with 9 x

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  14. Do the instructions include the updates from all the comments made in the blog?

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  15. Am I being really silly? Row 2 the holes in the pattern don't match up with row 1a and 1 at all. Where am I going wrong?

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  16. How many times do we repeat row 1 (first repeat only). After i complete the row the first time. Just to make sure i am doing it right.

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  17. I am a little embarrassed to say how confused I was at first reading this. The repeating ROW 1 is technically ROW 11 and repeat rows 2-11. I think if the pattern was written like that it would have clicked in my head. Duh haha. I felt so dumb after I got it.

    But also I wanted to say that in order to make this blanket larger or smaller it is worked in multiples of 15 + 12.

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    1. Also, how many people working this up forgot that second chain 2 space? I've already done it three times and i'm only on the 4th row! Make sure you double check your rows before moving on. It better to rip out one row instead of 5 :)

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