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THE HOPSCOTCH CROCHET BABY BLANKET - FREE PATTERN

I am so happy to finally be able to share with you the Hopscotch crochet baby Blanket pattern, in collaboration with Sirdar.

I have been working on this pattern for some time now, and  the only thing I can tell you is that the colors are so dreamy,  making the blanket ideal for the nursery as it is gender neutral and matches almost every decoration. The design was inspired from the vintage filet blankets, maintaining a modern aspect forming geometric arrows within each color section. 
The yarn used is Sirdar Snuggly DK in the following shades: Pastel Lemon, White, Pearly Pink, and Pearly Green and a 3.5mm hook (E/4). The yarn is incredibly soft (hence the name Snuggly) and easy to work with making it ideal for everyone from babies to adults!
The Pattern
Size: approx. 30x35 inches (76x89 cm)

Materials
- Sirdar Snuggly DK (55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic; 165 meters/50 grams): Pastel Lemon (251), White (320), Pearly Pink (302), and Pearly Green (304) 100 gr of each.
- 3.5 mm US size (E/4) hook
- tapestry needle

Gauge:19 sts and 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) over filet pattern using dc sts

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
st(s): stitch(es)

Pattern Notes
Block: 4 dc [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc]
Space: dc, ch 2  dc [dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc]


The last stitch of one  square (space or block) serves as the first stitch of the following square. 
For example, a block followed by a space = dc in next 4 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next dc.
You will always ch 3 at at he beginning of each row. Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout)

Blanket
With Pastel Lemon, ch 147
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 8 sts, space (twice), * dc in next 8 sts, (space  twice), repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 9 sts, turn
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next 5 dcs, space (twice), block, *dc in next 5 dcs, space (twice), block, repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 5 dcs, space, turn
Row 3: space (twice), *dc in next 5 dcs, block, space (twice), repeat from * to* 8 times, dc in last 3 dcs, turn
Row 4: space (twice), block, *dc in next 5 dcs, space (twice), block, repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 5 dcs, space (twice), block, turn
Row 5: dc in next 2 dcs, block, space (twice), *dc in next 5 dcs, block, space (twice), repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 5 dcs, block, space, turn
Row 6: Repeat Row 5 once more NOTE: invert the order as Row 6 starts from the end of Row 5,
Edit: Pattern for Row 6
Row 6: space, block, dc in next 5 dcs, * space (twice), block, dc in next 5 dcs,* repeat from * to * 7 times, space (twice), block, dc in next 2 dcs, 1 dc in last stitch, turnRow 7: dc in next 2 dcs, space (twice), block, *dc in next 5 dcs, space (twice), block,* repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 5 dcs, space, block, turn
Row 8: dc in next 2 dcs, space (twice), *dc in next 5 dcs, block, space (twice),* repeat from * to* 8 times, turn
Row 9: space, block, *dc in next 5 dcs, space (twice), block,* repeat from * to* 8 times, dc in next 3 dcs, turn
Row 10: dc in next 5 dcs, block, space (twice), *dc in next 5 dcs, block, space (twice), *repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 9 dcs, turn

This will form your basic pattern repeat.
Change to Pearly Pink and repeat Rows (1-10)
Change to White and repeat Rows (1-10)
Change to Pearly Green and repeat Rows (1-10)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Block if desired.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Let me know if you give it a try! Make sure you tag your projects with #littlethingsblogged on Instagram so that I can see!

I am also  happy to announce that you can get 30% off all patterns on Ravelry & Etsy using code SPRINGSALE!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

With thanks to Sirdar for kindly providing the yarn for creating this pattern.
 Opinions expressed here are my own.

33 comments

  1. This blanket is lovely! The stitch design is beautiful. Thank you so much for the free pattern! Darlene P.

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  2. I love this soft baby blanket in these soft colors. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  3. Your blog is so beautiful! I really like it x

    Zoel Hernández | zoelhernandez.wordpress.com

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  4. I'm trying this pattern, finding the space directions not clear. 1st row: 9dc then space. In your space is it dc, ch2,dc? Making your 9dc's really 10dc,ch2,1dc...repeat?

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    1. Yes, exactly!

      Basically the last dc (no 10 here) serves as the first dc of the space (resulting in exactly what you said, 10 dc, ch2 dc1).

      Let me know if you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help out!

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  5. I'm on the start of the 3rd. It says space twice. But the second space doesnt match up underneath the first space of row 2 like the other rows. Is this correct?

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    1. Yes, this is correct! Row 2 though had a mistake, which is now corrected! Let me know if you need any more help, I'd be happy to help!

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  6. hello! i'm already stuck on row two. i chained 3, did 5 dc, ch2 for the first space and finished it with a dc. ch2 for the next sp... it would appear that i need to finish the second space in the first space from the row below? or into the second ch of the space below. and with the "block" are all 4 dc to go into the second space from the row below?

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    1. Hello,

      Yes the second space of Row 2 is exactly above the first space of Row 1.And yes, the first block of Row 2, (dc, 2ch, dc) is eaxcly above the second space of Row 1.

      You are doing fine so far! Just keep in mind that the last stitch of 1 square (space or block) serves as the first stitch of the following square.
      Hope this helps!
      Happy crocheting!

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  7. Excited to try this pattern. Just wanted to check if this was written in UK or US crochet terms?

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      It's written in US crochet terms; all my patterns are written in US terms unless otherwise noted!

      Happy crocheting!

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  8. This looks so lovely and soft.

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    1. Thank you so much Paula! It really is; the yarn is one of the softest!

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  9. How do I make this bigger?

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    1. Hi, I recently got the same question by another friend!
      I think you would have to increase the initial chains by 3 and then do row repeats between stars, and then work the last part of each row.

      If you do give this a try, please let me know as I would definitely like to see!
      Hope this helps!
      Happy crocheting!

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  10. Hello, this is such a beautiful blanket pattern, I am working on it now but stuck on row 2. I am at the very end of the row, have completed the last block and on the dc in next 5, but I am left with 3 extra unworked stitches? Any thoughts? Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

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    1. Nevermind, I just realized I missed the last space!

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    2. Great! Happy crocheting!

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  11. Hello, I am so confused on line 2. If you finish off line 1 with the space and 10 dc you end up with 11 dc. Then starting line 2, 3 chain and 5 dc. That does not line up with the spaces below plus you say 9 sets, I have 10. Can you send me a diagram to help me out. Beautiful pattern. Thank you

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    1. Hello Bette,
      Thanks for your message. Please try doing Row 1 following the below pattern:
      Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 8 sts, space (twice), * dc in next 8 sts, (space twice), repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 9 sts, turn
      This should do the work and you should end up with 9 sets.
      Let me know how it goes!

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    2. Thank you Tanya, I finally figured it out. Basically, it is do the beginning and after the 2 spaces it is 10 dc and 2 spaces--counting the dc from the spaces and then finishing the end!!
      Love the pattern and it is going to be great for my daughters 1st child!

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  12. I am so sad that I can't figure out how to make this blanket. I am an advanced crocheter, but the way your pattern is written is very difficult for me to follow. I have asked numerous people to look at the pattern with me and no one can figure it out either. Is there any way you could write this up using just the number of dc's and chs rather than 'spaces' and 'blocks'? From looking at previous comments many others are having trouble following the pattern as well.

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    1. Hello Diane,

      I am so sorry to hear this! Filet crochet is a bit confusing because you don't count your stitches in the normal way. The terms block and space are pretty common in Filet Crochet patterns.
      To help you out, a BLOCK = 4 dc and a SPACE = dc, 2ch, dc .I have also included further explanation in the pattern notes section above.
      Keep in mind though that the dc at the end of each block or space, also counts as the first dc of the next block or space.

      Having this in mind you work Row 1 as follows:
      Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 8 sts, [dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc, (twice)] * dc in next 8 sts,[dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc, (twice)] repeat from * to* 7 times, dc in next 9 sts, turn

      One good idea is to rewrite the pattern so that it makes sense to you. Once you work a few rows you will get the hang of it!
      Let me know if this is helpful.

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  13. Hi there! I've been working on your GORGEOUS pattern, and I have a question regarding rows 4, 5 and 6? The ending of row 4 looks a little short, in order to keep to pattern I needed to add a block to the end. Row 6 can't be a duplicate of row 5, because the end of 5 is a single space, and your photos show row 5 and 6 ending/beginning with a single space, but the written beginning to row 5 is 2 DC and a block... or am I completely lost? Please help!

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  14. Hi Heather!
    You are correct regarding Row 4, a block is added at the end, it must have been a typo.
    Rows 5 & 6 are duplicate rows. Row 5 ends with a single space, and since you are crocheting in rows (back and forth) you begin Row 6 with a single space as well. Let em know if you need any more help!

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    1. Thanks for the clarification, again, your pattern is beautiful! Also, (boy do I feel like a nag) is the end to row 7 a space and block or two spaces?

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  15. Happy I could help! It's a space and then a block.

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  16. Could you please tell me how to get this pattern to print out please... my niece is having triplets and would love to make three of these.... Dale

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    1. Yes, please send an email to littlethingsblogged@gmail.com
      and I will send you a printable PDF.

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  17. I feel like I've done the instructions of repeating * to * 7 times correctly, but at the end of it I have a lot of stitches open before I start the 9 DC's. I feel like I've gone over the instructions a million times and am still missing something.

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