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Goodbye Summer! Watermelon Crochet Blanket (Free Pattern)

September 5, 2017

When you think of summer, what comes to your mind? For me it’s the sun, sitting by the pool reading and eating a refreshing plate of watermelon!

 

Labor day marks the end of summer, even if the temperature is not dropping that much here in Texas. Let’s celebrate the last days of summer with the first free pattern in my blog: a super fast crochet blanket worked with 3 strands of yarn at the same time. 

 

This project is perfect for babies and little kids who want to play or snuggle on a comfy surface; using a 15.5 mm (P/Q) crochet hook makes it really airy and fresh! 

 

Want to try it?​ Keep Reading!

 

 

 

 

Watermelon Blanket

 

Level: Easy

 

Finished Size: Approximately 33” (84 cm) x 44” (112 cm)

 

 

Stitches used for this pattern:

  • Chain (ch)

  • Stitch (st) / Stitches (sts)

  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Double crochet (dc)

  • Magic ring

  • Fasten off (FO)

 

 

Materials:

  • Pink yarn (Worsted): 3 balls of 200 grs of worsted weight yarn. I used “I Love this Yarn!” in color Hot Rose.

  • Light green yarn (Worsted): Less than one 200 grs ball of worsted weight yarn. I used “I Love this Yarn!” in color Lime light.

  • Green yarn (Worsted): Less than one 200 grs ball of worsted weight yarn “I Love this Yarn!” in color Jelly bean.

  • Black yarn (Worsted): Just enough to make the seeds. Shown is “I Love this Yarn!” in color Black.

  • 15.5 mm crochet hook (P/Q): For the blanket

  • 4.5 mm crochet hook (US 7): For the seeds

  • Yarn needle:

  • Kitchen scale: The white and green yarns can be divided by weight to make them more evenly divided.

 

 

 

Extra Information

  • This pattern is written in US terms.

  • Gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

  • This project is worked with 3 strands of yarn at the same time. The seeds are worked with a single strand of yarn.

 

 

Blanket

 

Using 3 strands of pink yarn all together and a 15.5mm (Q) crochet hook.

Round 1: Ch 45, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the remaining 43 sts. (44)

Round 2: Ch 1 (don’t count as st), sc in all 44 sts. (44)

Round 3: Repeat previous row 60 times or until you run out of pink yarn.

 

 

White Border

Divide the 200 gr of white yarn into 3 equal balls (not all the yarn will be used).

Using 3 strands of white yarn all together and a 15.5 mm (Q) crochet hook.

Round 1: Attach white yarns to any stitch that is not a corner. * Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st. For corners: work (sc, ch1, sc) in corner space. Continue all around until the round is completed, sl st in 1st sc.

Repeat from * once more.

 

Green Border

Divide the 200 gr of the lighter green into 2 equal balls (not all the yarn will be used).

Using 2 strands of light green yarn and 1 strand of the darker green yarn all-together with a 15.5 mm (Q) crochet hook.

Round 1: Attach green yarns to any stitch that is not a corner. * Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st. For corners: work (sc, ch1, sc) in corner space. Continue all around until the round is completed, sl st in 1st sc.

Repeat from * twice more.

Weave in ends.

 

Seeds (make 8)

Using a single strand of black yarn and a 4.5 mm crochet hook (US 7)

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 3 (count as st), work 11 dc into the ring, joins with a sl st to top of ch 3. (12)

Round 2: ch 3 (count as st), dc in same st, 2dc in each st, sl st to top of ch 3. (24)

Round 3: ch 3 (count as st), 2dc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts. * 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 4 more times. 1sc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.

 

 

Finishing

Using a yarn needle, sew seeds in desired position attaching to the top of the blanket. Be careful not to go all the way through so the back remains pink.

 

 

You’ve finished your Watermelon Blanket! Enjoy! 

 

Feel free to post pictures of your finished projects on my Facebook I love to see your color creativity with my patterns.

For any comments about this pattern, go to my website  and send me a comment. I’ll be happy to help you!

 

 

 

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