Friday, April 11, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Sorbetto Baby Blanket & Play Mat!


The Sorbetto Blanket and Play Mat is lofty, squishy, and lots of fun!  This blanket is designed to grow with baby, serving as a cozy covering in the beginning, then can later be used as a fluffy play mat as baby gets more mobile.  From breezy stroller rides to playtime, this quick to crochet blanket/mat makes the perfect baby shower gift too!

The Sorbetto Blanket & Play Mat
By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:

  • Blanket/Mat shown is 30 inches wide and 30 inches tall.  However, if different dimensions are desired, see the instructions section.

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA in Honolulu Pink
  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA in Monterey Lime
  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA in Minneapolis Purple
  • N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Note: If you'd like to substitute yarn, any 6 skeins of super bulky yarn will do, check for yarn that recommends an "N" hook.



Instructions for Blanket/Play Mat:

Note: for a different width, make the starting chain in a multiple of 6+4).  Three rows of each color are worked, then repeated.

Ch 76

Row 1: In the 6th ch from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in the same chain.  *Skip 5 chains, then in the next ch, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc).  Repeat from * to last 4 ch.  Skip 3 ch, and in the last ch, work a dc.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  *Work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the center of each fan from the previous row all the way across (see photo below).  Work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until blanket/play mat is desired length.  Blanket shown has three rows of one color, then switches to the next color and repeats.  However, you can switch colors whenever you'd like.



Instructions for Rose:
Click here for a rose photo + video tutorial...

Ch 12
In the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc, then work 3 dc in each chain all the way across to the end.  Rose will curl naturally.  Coil into desired shape, then seam together using remaining tails.  Keep tails attached for sewing to the blanket later.


Instructions for Leaf:
Click here for a leaf photo + video tutorial...

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1:  In the center of the ring, work 6 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc.  Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off.  Keep tails intact for seaming later.



Finishing & Assembly:

Sew leaf and rose to blanket using yarn tails.  Blanket shown has rose and leaf sewn to the bottom left corner.  Weave in any ends that remain.



Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Sorbetto stitch by stitch:


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© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!


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26 comments:

  1. I love your blog. It is the only one that I never delete until I have looked and and saved anything I might tackle. I'm not a blogger but I am a Meme to a dozen grandchildren and many have received booties, blankets, hats, gloves, bootcuffs and most are from your site. thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda for your kind comment! :)

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  2. It has been a while since I visited your blog. The content has grown beautifully. I really like this play mat and I am going to make it very soon. :)
    Ta Ta for now,
    Cathy the Bagg Lady

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy and welcome back!! :)

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  3. Very pretty! thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hello; I am so glad I found your
      Website and I luv the easy crocheting stitches; I am going to
      Try and crochet an easy American flag. Thanks for your easy pattern.

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    2. Please send to my email which is;
      kitty7744@msn.com

      Thanks again. Linda

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  4. Finding your blog was the motivation I needed to start crocheting again. Your photos and videos are beautifully done, and your directions are so easy to follow. I would love to see some lacy and airy items for summer. I've also attached a youtube video featuring a Katniss cowl. I would love to see you give a tutorial on a similar cowl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEvLAlVi7U4

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    1. Thanks Katie for such a kind comment!

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  5. Hi! I learned at age 58 how to crochet from your great patterns and videos!

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    1. That is so awesome, happy crocheting to you! :)

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  6. I'm new to crocheting and love your video and easy to follow instructions! I was wondering if there was a way to make the last row more straight like the first row to finish it off instead of having the 3 chain kind of bump out and make the fan shape. Or if it was even possible. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for your question! Sometimes (depending on the yarn you're using, etc) you could work a row of single crochet...that might help straighten out the edge a bit.

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  7. I am wondering the same thing as the previous poster about the finished edge. Could you also post a picture of the full finished blanket.

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  8. Hi , can you use worsted weight yarn? I have lots of this weight and would like too try making this blanket, thanks,

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    1. Yes you can! You'll have to make it wider though to accommodate the thinner yarn.

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  9. Can this blanket be made with a smaller needle and lighter weight of yarn?

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  10. Hello :) Super excited that I found you!!! You've encouraged and inspired me to start this project.

    What weight is the yarn you used?

    Gloria :)

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  11. What changes do I need to make if I am using medium(4) yarn and size I-9 crochet hook?

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  12. What changes do I need to make if I am using size I-9 crochet hook and medium 4 yarn?

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  13. WOW I JUST GOT THIS OFF FACE BOOK, WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT YOU EARLIER, LOL I HAVE A NEW GRAND SON, MY 3RD BOY, NO GIRLS YET!! AND I HAVE HAD A HECK OF A TIME MAKING HIM AN AFGHAN.. I HAVE MADE THE OTHER 2 CAMO AFGHANS LAST CHRISTMAS TO FIT THIER TWIN BEDS....THEY LOVED THEM...THE PATTERN I FOUND WAS SO COMPLICATED AND IT TOOK ME ALMOST 3 MONTHS TO MAKE 2 OF THEM.....I AM GONNA USE YOUR PATTERN FOR MY NEW BOY!! AND MAYBE I CAN GET IT DONE IN A MONTH...I HAVE FIBRO AND SEVERE NERVE DAMAGE...CROCHET HAS BEEN ONE OF HOBBIES SINCE I WAS 8 YRS OLD....AND I HAVE SEVERAL PROJECT UNFINISHED THINGS LOL....BUT THIS LOOKS EASY ENUFF FOR THIS OLD WOMAN TO TRY, THANK YOU AND I WILL KEEP UP WITH YOU NOW THAT I FOUND YOU. THANKS AGAIN, AND HAVE MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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  14. What changes to I need to make if I am using an I-9 crochet hook and medium 4 yarn.

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  15. So pretty, the color combination are beautiful. Great pattern, Thanks for sharing !

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