I started this pretty Pink Palette Crochet Blanket a few months ago and thought it would be a great time to pick it back up and finish it! I made it for my sweet neighbors who welcomed a baby girl named Sia into their family this past September. She is the cutest baby and I have been anxious to get this done for her. I love these shades from Red Heart yarn and I decided to customize the final piece by surface slip stitching her name onto the corner and then adding hearts to the backside.
I originally started making this blanket to match a Gerbie onesie set but I decided to leave off the free-handed flowers because they felt too messy. You can see the PART ONE of this pink palette blanket post HERE but I will go over all the details again in this post.
I am using a variety of colors from the Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart With Love brand. I do have one color from the Bernat Super Value line called Peach and unfortunately I think it has been discontinued, but you can find a similar shade in the Craftsmart brand from Michaels called Peach as well. SEE it HERE. I usually don’t mix and match brands of yarn so much but I just LOVE these shades together!
For the border I used Red Heart with Love in color Minty.
You only need one skein of each color if you are making this size! (starting chain of 87)
THE Pink Palette Blanket CROCHET PATTERN
I’m using the same pattern as my Crochet Sunset Blanket. It uses the grit stitch! I like the texture and it lends well to attaching appliqués. The grit stitch is 2 SC, skip a stitch, 2 SC in next. Pretty easy! You could also use the moss stitch or just crochet in basic rows of single crochet stitches. Make your blanket as big or small as you’d like!
Finished Size: 28 x 34 inches
Chain 87, SC in second chain from hook, skip a chain, 2 SC in chain, skip a chain, *2 SC in next, skip a chain, repeat from * until you get to the last chain, make one SC in the last chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in first stitch, skip a stitch, *2 SC in next stitch, skip a stitch, repeat from * until you get to the last stitch, make one SC in the last stitch, chain 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you get 16 rows. Then add in a new color and crochet 16 rows of each color until finished!
To begin the border you will want to crochet around the blanket evenly with SC stitches in color minty. Then get started on THIS simple Single Crochet in the Back Loop Border by friends over at Daisy Farm Crafts! They have a very easy and popular video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous border. There is no awkward corner turns and you will not need to attach any pieces at the end. Such a great technique!
If you want to personalize your blanket, I love using surface slip stitches to write on names and other cute embellishments! You can find my Surface Slip Stitch tutorial below:
You will notice the backside of your surface slip stitching doesn’t look so nice. You can easily cover this up with appliqués!! I made a few of my Easy Crochet Hearts and stitched them on. Be careful when attaching appliqués. Work your needle in-between the stitches of your blanket so you don’t see messy sewing stitches on the other side of your blanket.
Let me know if you make this Pink Palette blanket! It’s such a great gift for babies and project for the upcoming holidays (Valentine’s Day and Easter). Let me know if you have this on your hook by tagging me on social media @repeatcrafterme