I found this blanket on Pinterest and fell in love with the ruffled edge. So when I found out last week that or little surprise due to arrive Sept. is another little girl the first project on my list was my own version of the polka dot and ruffles blanket.
I love the ruffles but prefer the look of the body with the bamboo crochet stitch pattern over the tc and puff stitches. The bamboo stitch pattern is something I have only found in 1 pattern book but is my all time FAVORITE! It has some straight structure but it is a little lacy and looks like the branches that intertwin just like bamboo. It also has the look of a lace stitch pattern with the thickness and durability of a plain sc stitch.
I have to say I LOVED how this turned out, I can’t wait for her to be able to use it. It used 4 6oz skiens of Caron Simply Soft yarn and too me 4 days to make at nights and while Parker was napping (I crochet quite fast though). The ruffle is so full that the last row around is just over 1600 double crochets and used over 2/3rds (4.5oz) of a 6oz skein. You can use what ever stitch pattern you like and skip to the Ruffles if you want. As a warning this is the first crochet tutorial/pattern I have wrote, so hopefully it makes sense! This finished blanket is about 35″ square but can easily be made bigger, though it will use a lot more yarn.
4 – 6oz skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn.
K Crochet Hook
Foundation: Ch. 100 & turn (to make larger add increments of 4)
Row 1: in 4th chain from hook (dc2ch1sc1) repeat all the way across in every 4th chain… At the last chain do just one dc, ch2 and turn.
Row 2: In the space created by the chain (not the actual chain stitch) continue the same stitch pattern (dc2ch1sc1) repeating all the way across. After doing the last one in the top of the last dc stitch from the row below dc1 and the ch2 and turn.
Row 3-63: repeat row 2.
If you made it wider the 100 chains continue rows until it is square.
Round 1: ch1 sc around all 4 sides of the blanket sc3 in each of the 4 corner stitches, sl to connect at end of round
Round 2: ch2, dc2 in each sc all the way around dc4 in each of the 4 corners, sl to connect at end of round
Round 3: ch2, repeat the pattern (dc2 in the first dc, dc1 in the next dc) all the way around dc3 in each of the 4 corners, sl to connect at end of round
Round 4: ch2 repeat the pattern (dc2 in the first dc, dc1 in the next 2 dc) all the way around dc3 in each of the 4 corners, sl to connect at end of round and tie off to complete.
Weave in all loose ends and enjoy!