The Wrap Me In Sunshine Baby Blanket is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!
A few months back I designed the Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl and I enjoyed the pattern so much I decided to use a portion of the pattern to make this blanket! I am so glad I did!
This pattern works beautifully with the Lion Brand Cupcake yarn*. The Cupcake yarn is similar to the Lion Brand Mandala yarn line — self-striping gradient, same weight acrylic and yardage. Essentially Mandala, Mandala Baby, Mandala Sparkle (smaller yardage in the Sparkle) and Cupcake are interchangeable in patterns.
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The Cupcake yarn has some really lovely color ways. Since it is Spring I chose the Robin Egg colorway. And since green is my favorite color :-). The purple is just an added bonus ;-).
This pattern is a an easy 4 row repeat and it works up quickly! And there is a lot of visual impact and texture going on in this blanket with the puff stitch, filet rows and BPdc to create a ridge.
I didn’t add any extra border on the blanket as I really felt the tassels added just the right touch without making the blanket too fussy. However, leave off the tassels and create a border for the outside for a completely new look!
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I did not create a new video for this blanket since essentially you are just making the inside square of the Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl. However, I did change up the pattern just slightly by changing the ch 3 corners to a ch 2. This helps the blanket stay square and less elongated like the shawl.
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If you would like help with this stitch pattern, the video tutorial for the Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl is below the free written pattern. You will just be referring to the beginning square instructions with the change to the corners as described above.
The blanket ended up at an approximate finished size of 41″ x 41″ square. This is the perfect size for a baby blanket. However, just adjust how many rounds to the size desired.
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Wrap Me in Sunshine Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
(3) Lion Brand Cupcake Robin Egg 15.9 oz / 1770 yds
Size H (5 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 41” x 41”
Gauge: 10 rows = 4” /15 dc st = 4”
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
BPdc = back post double crochet (see special stitch section below)
st = stitch
sk = skip
RS = right side
yo = yarn over
Notes about pattern:
- Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as st throughout pattern.
Puff stitch: yo, insert hook in stitch, *yo, pull up a loop*, repeat between * * 3 more times, (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 9 loops, ch 1 to complete st.
BPdc: back post double crochet = when you work back post stitches, you will be working around the dc post from the previous row inserting your hook from the back of the work towards the front of the work. When you first insert your hook, the post that you want to crochet around will be sitting in “back” of your hook.
Round 1: (RS) ch 4 (counts as first st), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2 in same sp* repeat between * * 2 more times, sl st top of ch 3. (12)
Round 2: sl st next 2 st, sl st into ch 3 corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3. (28)
Round 3: sl st next st, sl st into corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,* repeat between * * to next corner sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,* repeat between * * to next corner sp], repeat between [ ] to end, sl st top of ch 3. (28)
Round 4: sl st next st, sl st into corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, *puff st in next ch 1 sp, sk next st* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, puff st in last ch 1 sp, [sk next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, *puff st in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp], repeat between [ ] to last ch 1 sp, sk next st, dc in last st, sl st top of ch 3. (40)
Round 5: sl st next st, sl st into corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st and ch 1 sp to corner sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in each st and ch 1 sp to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3. (76)
Round 6: sl st next st, sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3. (92)
Round 7 – 41 (or size desired): repeat rounds 3 – 6, ending on round 5.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. I do recommend a light wet blocking — optional.
Make four tassels by using a 4-5” tall piece of cardboard with 50 – 60 wraps for each tassel.
Attach 1 tassel to each corner of blanket.