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Crochet Blanket: Wrapped In Kisses

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The Wrapped in Kisses Crochet Blanket was made as a gift for my nephew to be. It was fun to work with my sister to choose the stitches and colors. My dear sister chose the stitch pattern from the X-capade Poncho, and it was a great decision!

I wanted to make the open spaces smaller so little fingers and toes wouldn’t get tangled in the stitches, so I figured out how to modify the stitch and removed the treble between the X’s. Without this change, the blanket would have turned into some other object as it curving…

Although the X stitch looks complicated, its quite similar to two treble stitches crossing each other, but creates a neater cross and less bulk.

I think an advanced beginner can make this blanket with some concentration, but it’s also easy to remember pattern for more advanced crocheters. You will enjoy making this crochet blanket.

I designed a crib size blanket that used just smidge more than exactly four skeins of Caron Simply Soft. I was doing my best to stick to a size that was bigger than a baby blanket but not too large to be a yarn eater, so one could stash dive. If you’re a fan of other size crochet blankets, I included a formula in the PDF of the pattern to make a blanket of any size with any yarn.

The Wrapped in Kisses Blanket makes a wonderful gift for many occasions. Whether baby sizes or afghan, you can create it with any yarn. The instructions are included in the ad-free PDF. The Crib Size is available for free.

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Materials
  • Caron Simply Soft (100% Premium Acrylic; 315 yds/ 288 m; 6 oz/ 170.1 g skein): Country Blue (Color A), Dark Country Blue (Color B), Ocean (Color C) 
  • Crib Size: Color A – 2 skeins, Color B and Color C – 1 skein each, or 1,260 yds /1,152 m total
  • Baby Size: Color A, Color B, Color C – 1 skein each, or 945 yds/ 864 m total
  • Small Throw: Color A – 4 skeins, Color B and Color C – 3 skein each, or 3,150 yds / 2, 880 m total
  • Hook US Size I/9 (5.50 mm) These are my favorite hooks
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring tape
GAUGE
  • 12 dc = 4”/10 cm, 8 rows of dc = 4”/ 10 cm
  • 4 CXst = 4”/10 cm, 4 rows of CXst = 4”/ 10cn
  • Multiples of 3+3
SIZES
  • Crib: 36” wide x 46” long [91.4cm wide x 116.8 cm long]
  • Baby: 36” wide x 36” long [91.4 cm wide x 91.4 cm long]
  • Small Throw: 52” wide x 60” long [132 cm wide x 152.4 cm long]
PATTERN KEY
  • BL: back loop
  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
  • CXst: connected x-stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • fdc: foundation double crochet
  • FO: fasten off
  • hdc: half double crochet 
  • PM: place marker
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sp: space
  • Str: starting treble crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • tr: treble crochet
  • yo: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
  • CSDC: Chainless Starting Double Crochet – pull up a tall loop, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook, insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
  • Str: Starting Treble Crochet – sc in first st without a ch 1, insert hook through middle of first sc and under 2 loops, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, [insert hook through middle of last sc and under 2 loops, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
  • First CXst in Row: YO 2 times (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), YO (4 loops on hook), sk next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] four times, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain and will be finished with next x-st)
  • Next CXst(s): YO 2 times (4 loops on hook), insert hook in same st as 2nd leg of previous CXst, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), YO (5 loops on hook), sk next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through 3 loops, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain and will be finished with next x-st)
  • Last CXst in row: YO 2 times (4 loops on hook), insert hook in same st as 2nd leg of previous CXst, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), YO (5 loops on hook), sk next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through 3 loops, ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

Sample Stripe Color

the diagram is not to scale

COLOR A
COLOR B
COLOR C
COLOR A
COLOR B
COLOR C
COLOR A
NOTES
  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • CSDC and Str can be replaced with chains but it may create a noticeable gap along the edge.
  • This blanket can be made in one color, or as many colors as desired. Be sure to change colors before the last yarn over and at the end of a row.
  • Total sts are listed for each stripe color, and not throughout the pattern. The total st count will not change throughout the pattern.
  • Yarn ends can be crocheted over when completing the edging, or woven in with a yarn needle.
  • Information is provided on how to adjust the size of the blanket with any yarn weight. 
  • A few pictures are included at the end of the pattern to help with CXst.

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INSTRUCTIONS

THIS IS FOR CRIB SIZE ONLY

Row 1: With Color A,  fdc 111, turn

Row 2-4: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, dc in each st across, turn – 111 dc

Row 5: Str, CXst across until 1 st remains, tr in last st, turn – 36 X-St; 2 tr

Row 6-7: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn – 111 dc

Row 8-9: Change to Color B, CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn – 111 dc

Row 10: Str, CXst across until 1 st remains, tr in last st, turn – 36 X-St; 2 tr

Row 11-12: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn

Row 13-14: Change to Color C, CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn

Row 15: Str, CXst across until 1 st remains, tr in last st, turn

Row 16-17: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn

Row 18-19: Change to Color A, CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn

Row 20: Str, CXst across until 1 st remains, tr in last st, turn

Row 21-22: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn

Next Rows: Repeat Row 8-22 in stripe pattern per diagram until last color change

Next Rows: Repeat Row 18-20

Last 4 Rows: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn

FINISHING

Weave in all ends.

I hope you enjoyed making the Wrapped in Kisses Crochet Blanket! I’m looking forward to lots of different color combinations and single color versions in worsted weight, bulky or even sport weight for a super light crochet blanket!

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