Ray of Sunshine Baby Blanket
I started this blanket after cleaning and straightening my yarn “collection”. I found this beautiful sunshine yellow and couldn’t wait to start a baby blanket with it. I had 2 skeins and they did seem a little bigger than what I have found since then, so you may need more than 3.
The whole time I worked on this, I thought it reminded me of sunshine. Then, when I added in the green stripes it made me think of rays of sunshine. I love how it turned out!!!
This pattern has a color change in it. To learn some techniques in changing color, check out this tutorial at Heart Hook Home
*3 skeins of yellow baby yarn (I used Bernat Baby Coordinates- Lemon Custard)
*The first two skeins I used seemed bigger and were in my “collection” of yarn. You may need a skein or two more than what I used.
1 Scan of contrasting color baby yarn (I used Bernat Baby Coordinates- Iced Mint)
Hook H or I
Yarn needle (for sewing in ends)
Scissors for trimming
sc= single crochet. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, (2 loops on hook) yarn over, pull through the two loops that were on hook.
tr= Treble crochet which basically means how many times you pull the loops off of the hook (3), so yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over and pull off two loops, yarn over and pull of two loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops
sl: slip stitch- insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and the loop that is on the hook.
Pattern alternates from a textured row to a single crochet. The textured row alternates between a treble crochet and single crochet.
Ray of Sunshine Blanket Instructions
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (107)
*The next row alternates between sc and tr.
Row 2: sc in first sc, tr in next, across. The last stitch should end with a sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4- 76: Repeat Rows 2-3
Now, we are going to add in our contrasting color (Iced Mint)
Row 77: join with a slip stitch, contrasting color with the ch 1 and then turn, repeat row 3
Rows 78-82: Repeat rows 2-3 Join with main color at the end of row 82 with a slip stitch
Rows 83-88: Repeat rows 3-2. Join with contrasting color at the end of row 88 with a slip stitch
Rows 89- 94: Repeat rows 3-2. Join with main color at the end of row 94 with a slip stitch
Rows 95-100: Repeat rows 3-2. Join with contrasting color at the end of row 100
Rows 101-106: Repeat rows 3-2. Join with main color at the end of row 106 with a slip stitch
Row 107- 112: Repeat rows 302. Join with contrasting color with a slip stitch and continue with the border.
Row 1: Ch 1 sc 1st st, and evenly all the way around the edge of the blanket, join beginning stitch with a slip stitch
Row 2: sc in first sc, *sk 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2, sc in next sc, repeat from * around the blanket, slip stitch to join beginning of row.
Row 3: join contrast w/ sl st , ch 1, sc around blanket joining with a sl stitch