After the release of the Butterfly Riptide Shawl I had many people ask me if it could be turned into an afghan. So I got to work and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it! I included the multiples so that you can make a bigger version of this afghan if you like.

 

Find more crochet stitches here on the category Afghans & Baby Blankets

 

 

Marshmallow Baby Blanket – Free Crochet pattern

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For this project you will need:

HOOKS: 5 mm \ H hook for the US also I recommend using a 6 mm \ J hook to create your beginning chain to ensure it won’t be to tight later.

 

 

You will also need a Tapestry Needle to hide your tails

YARN:

Worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

Skein info:

100 grams / 3.5. oz

and 240 meters / 262 yards

 

 

The Color Scheme

I used 2 Skeins of white and 1 skein of Dark Brown, Coffee Brown, Tan, Grey and light blue for a total of 6 colors. These Skeins were in my scraps and a few were not totally new and I still didn’t run out. But I recommend 2 full skeins of white because it’s used for more rows of the afghan, plus the border.

 

 

 

**Color changes happen every 2 rows of this pattern. Unless your on White rows which last for 4 rows.**

 

 


 

The Multiples

The multiple of this design is 22 + 15

What that means is you will ch in multiples of 22 (so your stitches will be 44, 66… etc) until you reach your desired width, then when you’re ready ch 15 more and your ready to begin your afghan.

 

 

Sizing

I made my afghan baby size. I always make my baby blankets big so that it fits the full crib and the baby can use it for a few years.

 

My ending size without a border is:

45” wide, 60” tall \ 114 cms wide, 152 cms tall

 

 


 

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

dec = decrease

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

TRC = Triple crochet

FPTRC = Front Post Triple Crochet – This is like the FPDC, only you yarn over one more. (See FPDC for more help)

 

FPDC dec = Double crochet decrease

YO and insert your hook onto the post, pull up a loop. YO and insert your hook onto the next DC post and pull up a loop. 3 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 3 loops.

 


Repeat what’s in between * for the row for the full repeat of the pattern.

– Repeat what’s in between | for the # amount stated.

 

 


 

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**Use your 6 mm \ J Hook to make your beginning ch.**

 

To Start:

Ch 103

 

**Switch to your 5 mm \ H hook and continue to row 1**

 

 

 

Row 1: – With Dark Brown

DC in the 6th ch from the hook. CH 2 and DC in the same st. This creates your first V st. |sk 2 sts and DC, ch 2, DC in next st | repeat 1 more time.

 

*sk 2 sts and TRC in the next 4 sts. Sk a st and DC, ch 2, DC in next st. Sk a st and TRC in the next 4 sts. |Sk 2 sts and DC. CH 2, DC in next st.| repeat 2 more times* Repeat for row.

 

To end row: 3 chains left. Sk 2 and DC in last Ch. Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 2: Stay with Dark Brown

*FPDC onto the first DC of your V st. DC 3, ch 2, dc 3 into the V st. This is your first Marshmallow Stitch) FPDC dec using the second DC of your V st and finish the dec using the 1st DC of your 2nd V st.

 

DC 3, ch 2, dc 3 into the V st. FPDC dec using the second DC of your V st and finish the dec using the 1st DC of your 2nd V st.

 

DC 3, ch 2, dc 3 into the V st. FPDC on the last DC of this 3rd V st.

 

TRC in the next 4 TRC’s. DC, ch 2, DC in the V st, TRC in next 4 TRC’s. * repeat for row

 

To end your row: DC in last CH 2. Leaving a bit of a tail that can be hidden later using a tapestry needle, cut your yarn. Change to Coffee Brown Color and Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

 

 

Row 3: With New color Coffee Brown

* DC, ch 2, DC in the ch 2 space of your Mushroom stitch, repeat for next two Marshmallow sts. FPTRC on next 4 TRC’s. DC, ch 2, DC in V sts. FPTRC on next 4 TRC’s * repeat for row.

 

To end row: DC in last CH 2. Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 4: Stay with Coffee Brown

*FPDC onto the first DC of your V st. DC 3, ch 2, dc 3 into the V st. This is your first Marshmallow Stitch) FPDC dec using the second DC of your V st and finish the dec using the 1st DC of your 2nd V st.

 

DC 3, ch 2, dc 3 into the V st. FPDC dec using the second DC of your V st and finish the dec using the 1st DC of your 2nd V st.

 

DC 3, ch 2, dc 3 into the V st. FPDC on the last DC of this 3rd V st.

 

TRC in the next 4 TRC’s. DC, ch 2, DC in the V st, TRC in next 4 TRC’s. * repeat for row

 

To end your row: DC in last CH 2. Leaving a bit of a tail that can be hidden later using a tapestry needle, cut your yarn. Change to White and Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4. Remember Each color will need to be done for two rows and white rows be done for 4.

 

 

 

Here are all the rows and there colors. You’ll start on rows 5 – 8

 

Rows 1 & 2Dark Brown

Rows 3 & 4Coffee Brown

Rows 5 – 8White

Rows 9 & 10Tan

Rows 11 & 12Light Grey

Rows 13 – 16White

Rows 17 & 18Light Blue

19 & 20 – Dark Brown

Rows 21 – 24 – White

Rows 25 & 26 – Coffee Brown

Rows 27 & 28 – Tan

Rows 29 – 32 – White

Rows 33 & 34 – Light Grey

Rows 35 & 36Light Blue

Rows 37 – 40 – White

Rows 41 & 42Dark Brown

Rows 43 & 44Coffee Brown

Rows 45 – 48White

Rows 49 & 50Tan

Rows 51 & 52 Light Grey

Rows 53 – 56White

Rows 57 & 58Light Blue

Rows 59 & 60 – Dark Brown

 

 

 

 

***Before you start the Border you’ll need to Hide your tails with your tapestry needle.***

 

 

 

 

The Border

Using your White yarn and 5 mm \ H hook

 

Front side Facing as if to start another row. In the top right corner (or top Left if your left handed)

 

Sc in 1st DC * Ch 3, sc in Marshmallow st’s ch 2 space. | ch 3 and SC in FPDC. Ch 3 and sc in Ch 3 of the next Marshmallow St. | repeat 1 more time. Ch 3 and skip 2 TRC’s and SC in the space in between the next TRC’S. CH 3 and SC in the V st. Ch 3 and skip 2 TRC’s and SC in the space in between the next TRC’S. * Repeat to end of Top Side. Ch 4 and turn to the side of the afghan.

 

Working along the side. Sc on the big ch 2 space here. Now if you notice along the side, you have many big spaces running down it made up of CH 2’s and DC ‘s. These are the stitches we’ll be using. * CH 4 and DC into the next big space *

 

Repeat this until you reach your last big space. Then turn your piece to the Bottom side now. Ch 3 and sc in the V st. Repeat 1 more time. * Skip 2 TRC’s and sc in space between the TRC’s. Ch 3, sk 2 TRC’s and SC in V st. Ch 3 and sk 2 TRC’s and sc in Space Between TRC’s. Ch 3 and sc in the V sts. *

 

 

Working along the side. Sc on the big ch 2 space here. Now if you notice along the side, you have many big spaces running down it made up of CH 2’s and DC ‘s. These are the stitches we’ll be using. * CH 4 and DC into the next big space *

 

When you make it back to the beginning of the round, you will only need to ch 3 instead of 4 and sl st in 1st sc.

 

 

 

2nd round of the Border

 

Ch 1 and SC in the same st * DC 3 in ch sp. Sc in sc * along Top Row

 

On corner, switch to side after your last DC 3 and SC on the top.

 

Along the Side

* DC 4 in the last ch sp. Sc in sc *

 

On Bottom Side

* DC 3 & SC in SC’s *

 

Along the last Side

* DC 4 in the last ch sp. Sc in sc *

 

 

To end round: Sl st in your beg SC to end. Ch 1 and cut your yarn. Hide your tail with your tapestry needle.

 

 

 

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