I have a secret. My most favorite color in the world just might be every shade of purple in this delicious Tulip Stitch at Twilight Crochet Baby Afghan.
This bit of grape-y goodness reminds me of a gorgeous summer evening just as it’s drifting into the darkness of night. And this stitch. Sigh. The Crochet Tulip Stitch just might be my go-to baby afghan pattern stitch from now on. Why? Because it NATURALLY forms this little scalloped border on all sides. What?! You say?! YESSSS…. I know.. mindless crochet project just got even better.
Is it awful that my favorite crochet projects are the ones that I can do while watching TV and chatting with my people? I get immense satisfaction out of my hook darting in and out and the yarn flowing through my fingers while the stitches fly off my hook. And then.. to NOT have to crochet a border on it?! Be still my heart!
Red Heart Ombre Yarn might be my new favorite for baby afghans. I love the way the color transitions, especially in a smaller project like a crochet baby afghan. This is my 4th baby afghan with this delectable line of yarn. First we had the Sedge Stitch Baby Afghan, then the Strawberry Lemon Peel Baby Blanket and then the Beneficent Bella Baby Blanket. And NOW this Tulip Stitch in Twilight Crochet Baby Blanket made with Red Heart Ombre Yarn in violet color. 2 Skeins to the perfect make.
You might remember that several months ago my teen nieces and I cooked up a brilliant idea. I would design a pattern and supply them with yarn and they would crochet baby blankets to donate. They get service hours–and more importantly (in their words) FREE YARN. And I get an extra set of hands or two for more projects on the blog! Win Win for all!
This sweet Tulip Stitch in Twilight Crochet Baby Afghan was crocheted by my niece, Hannah. Perfection in an explosion of purple! A huge ‘thanks’ to both my nieces (her sister Arabella crochet the Beneficent Bella Baby Blanket). I’m blessed to have such sweeties in my life and that they are willing to share their beautiful talent!
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And now… to crochet your new love… this sweet, Tulip Stitch at Twilight Crochet Baby Afghan
Tulip Stitch in Twilight Crochet Baby Afghan
Here is what you will need:
- US H8/5 mm crochet hook
- 14 oz Worsted Weight Yarn, I used Red Heart Ombre Yarn in Violet Color
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Finished baby blanket is approximately 28″ square. If you’d like yours larger, add stitches in multiples of 4.
Crochet Baby Blanket
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in next ch, *skip 2 ch, 2dc in next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across row, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, skip 1st stitch. (2dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space. *skip 3 stitches (2dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space. Repeat from * across row, turn.
Repeat row 2 until the blanket is square (or to desired length).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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