Crochet Sandbox Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet Sandbox Baby Blanket Pattern – This beautiful baby blanket uses a simple shell and Vst design,  if you are looking for a last minute baby shower gift it’s made on a large hook with #4 (aran) yarn, so it is quick to make.

The free baby crochet pattern is below in UK and USA format, just scroll down the page.

crochet sandbox baby blanket pattern

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Crochet Sandbox Baby Blanket Pattern UK

Pattern Number CNC247

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Abbreviations UK
WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side
dc.     Double Crochet
tr.      Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
tch.    Turning Chain

shell.    (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space or stitch.
vst.       (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch.

3ch counts as first tr.

Approx Finished size:  37 Inches x 36 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

400 grams of King Cole Comfort Aran in colour 1
100 grams of King Cole Comfort Aran in colour 2

6.00mm Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook

TENSION – 1 shell & 2 rows of pattern measures approx 1 Inch

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Made in multiples of 6 + 3.

With colour 1 make 159ch loosely, work 1vst (see abbrev) into 6th ch from hook, miss 2ch, 1tr into next ch, * miss 2ch, 1vst into next ch, miss 2ch, 1tr into next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. (26vst)

2nd Row – (RS) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1 shell (see abbrev) into next vst, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last vst and 5ch, 1 shell into vst, 1dc into top of 5ch. Turn. (26 shell groups)

Fasten off. Join in colour 2.

3rd Row – 3ch, * 1 vst into 1ch space of shell, 1tr into dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

4th Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1 shell into next vst, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last vst and 3tch, 1 shell into vst, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Repeat 3rd & 4th Rows in colour sequence as follows:-

Twice in colour 1 ~~~ once in colour 2 ~~~ twice in colour 1 ~~~ once in colour 2 ~~~ nineteen in colour 1 ~~~ once in colour 2 ~~~ twice in colour 1 ~~~ once in colour 2 ~~~ twice in colour 1 ~~~ once in colour 2 ~~~ once in colour 1.  Fasten off. 

You should have 70 rows worked in all from beginning or your work measures approx 36.5 inches from beginning. Turn.

Using colour 1, with RS facing rpt 4th Row along starting chain edge. Fasten off.

With WS facing and colour 1, work dc’s evenly into row ends along each side of blanket. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends.

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Crochet Sandbox Baby Blanket Pattern USA

Pattern Number CNC247

Abbreviations USA
WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side
sc.      Single Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
tch.     Turning Chain

shell.    (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch
vst.       (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same space or stitch
See Basic Shell and V-st on Naztazia

Base of ch. Work in first stitch.

ch3 counts as first dc.

Approx Finished size:  37 Inches x 36 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

400 grams of King Cole Comfort Aran in color 1
100 grams of King Cole Comfort Aran in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a worsted weight #4

6.00mm Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook

GAUGE – 1 shell & 2 rows of pattern measures approx 1 Inch

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Made in multiples of 6 + 3.

With color 1 ch159 loosely, work 1vst (see abbrev) in 6th ch from hook, skip 2ch, 1dc in next ch, * skip 2ch, 1vst in next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. (26vst)

2nd Row – (RS) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1 shell (see abbrev) in next vst, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last vst and ch5, 1 shell in vst, 1sc in top of ch5. Turn. (26 shell groups)

Fasten off. Join in color 2.

3rd Row – ch3, * 1 vst in ch1 space of shell, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

4th Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1 shell in next vst, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last vst and 3tch, 1 shell in vst, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Repeat 3rd & 4th Rows in color sequence as follows:-

Twice in color 1 ~~~ once in color 2 ~~~ twice in color 1 ~~~ once in color 2 ~~~ nineteen in color 1 ~~~ once in color 2 ~~~ twice in color 1 ~~~ once in color 2 ~~~ twice in color 1 ~~~ once in color 2 ~~~ once in color 1. Fasten off. 

You should have 70 rows worked in all from beginning or your work measures approx 36.5 inches from beginning. Turn.

Using color 1, with RS facing rpt 4th Row along starting chain edge. Fasten off.

With WS facing and color 1, work sc’s evenly in row ends along each side of blanket. Fasten off.

FinishingWeave in and trim off any loose ends.

crochet sandbox baby blanket pattern

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