Crocheting has been a wonderful stress reliever since I was a child. Over the years I have developed a love for the art of crocheting and have created many patterns along the way. For my son Marcello, I have made a beautiful hooded blanket.
Newborn – 9 months
Crochet hook: Size G
Super Soft Gala Yarns (Baby Blue) (6)
Dc – Double Crochet
St – Stitch
Ch. – Chain
Sp – Space
Sk – Skip
Rp – Repeat
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Row 1: Starting at neck, Ch. 107, dc in fourth Ch. from hook, dc in each Ch. across, turn.
Row 2: Ch. 3, *skip next dc, shell in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from* across, turn (26 shells).
Row 3-36: Ch. 3, shell in Ch. Spc of next shell, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc across, turn.
Row 37: Ch. 1, dc, picot, 3 dc) in Ch. space of next shell, * skip next 2 dc, Sc in next dc, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in Ch. space of next shell, rep from * across to last dc, Ch. 1, Sl stitch in last dc. Fasten off.
Go back to row 1. Hdc, Ch. 1, skip one stitch, Hdc in next St. Repeat around.
Row 1: Ch. 43, shell in fifth Ch. from hook, skip next Ch., dc in next Ch., (skip next Ch., shell in next Ch., skip next Ch., dc in next Ch.) across, turn.
Rows 2-10: Ch. 3 and shell in the Ch. space of next shell, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat across, turn.
Row 11: Ch. 1, Sc in first dc, * (3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in Ch. space of next shell, skip next 2 dc, Sc in next dc rep from* across. Fasten off. Front of Row 11 is right side.
Fold hood in half and slip stitch across for seam. Fasten off. Sew hood to the Row 1. Tip: Create shell stitch evenly around the face for a clean look.
Work 100 chains. Slip stitch in each Ch. Make 2 Pom-Poms and sew at the end of the drawstrings after they have been looped in and out of neck edge.
To do a Shell Stitch: 2 dc, ch2, 2dc.
To do a picot stitch: Ch. 3, Sl stitch in third Ch. from hook
I hope enjoy the free pattern, and don’t forget to check out my other free patterns! Crocheting knits everyone together!
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