RED HEART® “Moon & Stars” Cozy Hooded Baby Blanket
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RED HEART® “Moon & Stars” Cozy Hooded Baby Blanket


This especially soft blanket will comfort baby. There’s a clever hood in one corner that’s perfect for wrapping a newborn or playing peek-a-boo with a toddler!
Designed by Michele Wilcox
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • RED HEART® “Moon & Stars” Yarn: 8 balls #3001 Snow
  • Crochet Hook, 5mm (US H-8)
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

FINISHED SIZE
Blanket measures approximately 30-inches x 30-inches.


Step: 2

Gauge
13½ sts = 4-inches; 8 rows = 4-inch pattern stitch. Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Step: 3

Blanket
Ch 104.


Step: 4

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), dc in each ch across, turn - 102 dc.


Step: 5

Row 2: Ch 2, Fpdc around each of next 2 dc, Bpdc around next dc, *Fpdc around each of next 3 dc, Bpdc around next dc; repeat from * to last 3 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn.


Step: 6

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 2 Fpdc, *Fpdc around next Bpdc, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 3 sts; Fpdc around next Bpdc, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of turning ch, turn.


Step: 7

Row 4: Ch 2, Fpdc around each of next 2 dc, Bpdc around next Fpdc, *Fpdc around each of next 3 dc, Bpdc around next Fpdc; repeat from * to last 3 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 sts, dc in top of turning ch, turn.


Step: 8

Repeat Row 3 and 4 until 60 rows have been worked. Fasten off.


Step: 9

Hood
Ch 32.


Step: 10

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), dc in each ch across, turn - 30 dc.


Step: 11

Rows 2-3: Ch 2, *Fpdc around next dc, Bpdc around next dc; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.


Step: 12

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc, sc in top of turning ch, turn - 30 sc.


Step: 13

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.


Step: 14

Row 6: Ch 1, (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc) across, turn - 24 sc.


Step: 15

Rows 7-9: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.


Step: 16

Row 10: Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc) across, turn - 18 sc.


Step: 17

Rows 11-13: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.


Step: 18

Row 14: Ch 1, (sc in next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc) across, turn - 12 sc.


Step: 19

Rows 15-17: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.


Step: 20

Row 18: Ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 sc) across, turn - 6 sc.


Step: 21

Row 19: Ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 sc) across - 3 sc.


Step: 22

Fasten off.


Step: 23

Finishing
Sew hood in place on one corner of blanket.


Step: 24

Bear Ear (make 2)
Ch 2.


Step: 25

Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round.


Step: 26

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.


Step: 27

Round 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around - 18 sc.


Step: 28

Rounds 4-6: Sc in each sc around.


Step: 29

Round 7: (Sctog) around - 9 sc.


Step: 30

Fasten off. Flatten ear. Sew one ear on either side of hood. Weave in ends.


Step: 31

Abbreviations
Bpdc = back post double crochet
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = triple or treble crochet
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
sc2tog (sc dec) = Insert hook into st and draw up
a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Make sure to check gauge to ensure good results.