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Free Moonshadow Baby Blanket Graphgan Crochet Pattern

Hi crochet friend!

The weather has gotten so cold where I live! Ok…so it’s cold for here. We’re having 40 degree weather, and I’m so cold. I just want to stay inside and snuggle up in a cozy crocheted blanket and drink tea. How about you?

Blankets are such an important part of those cold winter (can I say it’s winter?) nights. And I think it is especially important to make sure our sweet babies are snuggled up in their warm blankets this winter.

This is why I decided to crochet a super cozy and warm baby blanket for the Winter Wonders Blog Hop hosted by Sarah from Ned and Mimi Crochet, Hannah from HanJan Crochet, and Raelynn from Itchin’ for some Stitchin’.

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The blanket that I designed is a 24″ x 34″ graphgan of a pine tree with a moon above. I love how the WeCrochet Chroma Twist Bulky Yarn in Cousteau gives that night sky look with all of the blues and blacks. It’s just gorgeous! The feel of this yarn is incredible, too. It’s so soft, and will be a favorite to any baby or child who snuggles with it.

Materials Needed:
4 skeins WeCrochet Chroma Twist Bulky in Cousteau
1 skein WeCrochet Chroma Bulky in Bare
8 mm (L) crochet hook
Yarn needle for sewing in ends

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If you have any questions, be sure you email me, and I’ll do my best to get back to you ASAP. I do have 5 kids, though, so please understand if it takes more than just a few minutes. ;)

Here’s some more information about the Moonshadow Baby Blanket:

Gauge:
11 sts x 8 rows = 4 inch square
Stitch for gauge is sc, then dc, respectably 
Blanket is 24 inches x 34 inches

Stitches used in this pattern:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet (this stitch is done around the post/bar of the previous row’s double crochet)
f/o – finish off

I always want to make sure that you are getting all the information you need to crochet a pattern I’ve designed, so always remember to check out the pattern notes. They are there to help you whenever you are stuck!

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 1 will ALWAYS count as a stitch
  • Ch 3 will ALWAYS count as a stitch
  • This pattern uses the Alpine Stitch. It is a stitch where you have one row of single crochet followed by a row of double crochet stitches alternating as regular and front post stitches. See the tutorial in the pattern to see how this is done properly.
  • The pattern has a written style where you will read the directions with a small photo tutorial. It will also have a list of when to color change based on each row. There will also be a chart for you to follow to make sure you are getting the color changes correct.
  • For color changing, I recommend dropping yarn and NOT crocheting over yarn. This will require you to use 3 skeins of yarn at a time during most of the pattern. 
  • The yarn recommended for this pattern is WeCrochet Chroma. It gives this beautiful chrome-style color look to it, and provides a night sky look. You are welcome to sub yarns, however.
  • The pattern will be written in crochet shorthand, but here is a translation for you:
    • “Ch 3 (counts as st), dc in next st, *fpdc, dc* to end of row, turn.” means “chain 3 (this will count as your first stitch in the row), work a double crochet in the next stitch, *work a double crochet in the front post of the double crochet from 2 rows down, work a double crochet in the next stitch in the current row* (repeat between the asterisks *), turn to begin a new row.”

Be sure to check out this awesome graphgan chart to understand how to start this pattern:

If you need help figuring out the Alpine Stitch before starting the blanket, please reference this blog post where you get a step by step guide.

Pattern:

Ch 65,

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in next st and in each st across, turn.

Row 4: ch 3, *fpdc, dc* across, dc in last st, turn.

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 6: ch 3, *dc, fpdc* 32 times, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 8-67: repeat rows 4-7 

F/O and sew in ends.

Color changes per row:

Rows 1-9: all Blue

Rows 10-12: Blue 30, White 5, Blue 30

Rows 13-14: Blue 15, White 35, Blue 15

Rows 15-16: Blue 16, White 33, Blue 16

Rows 17-18: Blue 17, White 31, Blue 17

Rows 19-20: Blue 18, White 29, Blue 18

Rows 21-22: Blue 19, White 27, Blue 19

Rows 23-24: Blue 20, White 25, Blue 20

Rows 25-26: Blue 21, White 23, Blue 21

Rows 27-28: Blue 22, White 21, Blue 22

Rows 29-30: Blue 23, White 19, Blue 23

Rows 31-32: Blue 24, White 17, Blue 24

Rows 33-34: Blue 25, White 15, Blue 25

Rows 35-36: Blue 26, White 13, Blue 26

Rows 37-38: Blue 27, White 11, Blue 27

Rows 39-40: Blue 28, White 9, Blue 28

Rows 41-42: Blue 29, White 7, Blue 29

Rows 43-44: Blue 30, White 5, Blue 30

Rows 45-46: Blue 31, White 3, Blue 31

Rows 47-48: Blue 32, White 1, Blue 32

Row 49: Blue 11, White 4, Blue 50

Row 50: Blue 50, White 4, Blue 11

Row 51: Blue 9, White 8, Blue 48

Row 52: Blue 48, White 8, Blue 9

Row 53: Blue 7, White 12, Blue 46

Row 54: Blue 46, White 12, Blue 7

Row 55: Blue 7, White 12, Blue 46

Row 56: Blue 46, White 12, Blue 7

Row 57: Blue 9, White 8, Blue 48

Row 58: Blue 48, White 8, Blue 9

Row 59: Blue 11, White 4, Blue 50

Row 60: Blue 50, White 4, Blue 11

Rows 61-67: all Blue

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