Your little one will drift to dreamland snug under this soft embroidered crib cover – as warm and comfortable as can possibly be.
The baby blanket with embroidered sailboats, stars, and anchors is simple to crochet if you follow the easy step by step directions we have included on this page. This crib cover pattern is free for personal use.
Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern:
Embroidered Crib Cover
Minerva Afghan Germantown (2 ounce skein)
12 Skeins – Canary No. 691
1 Skein – Azure No. 608
1 Skein – Antique Blue No. 653
1 Skein – Light Navy No. 667
Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 ounce skein)
9 Skeins – Canary No. 5043
1 Skein – Colonial Blue II No. 5064
1 Skein – Victory Blue No. 5068
1 Skein – Federal Blue No. 5069
1 Composition Afghan Hook Standard Size 8 – 10 inch
1 Blunt End Tapestry Needle
Un-embroidered squares are worked in smocked afghan stitch.
Embroidered squares are worked in plain afghan stitch.
Gauge: 4 Sts. to 1 inch
This child’s crib cover is about 40 x 60 inches in size.
To Make Plain Afghan Stitch Squares
With Canary Ch. 32 and work in Plain Afghan St. for 28 rows (8 inches).
Plain Afghan St:
Ch. desired length.
Row 1 – Draw up a loop in each St. of Ch., leaving all loops on hook, now take off loops as follows: Y. O. hook, draw through 1 loop, * Y. 0. hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from * across row.
Row 2 – Draw up a loop in each upright St., leaving all loops on hook, now take off same as Row 1.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
To fasten off. slip St. across row.
Work 16 squares in similar fashion.
To Make Smocked Afghan Stitch Squares
With Canary Ch. 32 and work in Smocked Afghan St. for 28 rows (8 inches).
Smocked Afghan St:
Ch. desired length and work Row 1 of plain Afghan St.
Row 2 – Count loop on hook as first St. of row. * draw up a loop in next upright St., keeping it on hook, bring yarn forward, with left thumb hold below next upright St.. draw up a loop through this St., repeat from * across row. Work back as Afghan St.
Row 3 – * Bring yarn forward and hold below 2nd upright St., draw up a loop, next St. draw up a loop as plain Afghan St., repeat from * across row. Work back as Afghan St.
Repeat the last 2 rows for pattern.
Work 19 rows in similar fashion.
Embroider Plain Afghan St. Squares from charts below.
*** ‘x’ = Azure Blue (Colonial Blue 2) ***
*** ‘0’ = Antique Blue (Victory Blue) ***
*** ‘.’ = Light Navy (Federal Blue) ***
Join as illustrated (5 squares by 7 squares) by working 1 row of Slip St. on wrong side (picking up back loop only).
Crocheting the Border
With Canary work 1 row of S.C. (3 Sts. in each comer St.) all around Afghan, then repeat this row with Azure: (Colonial Blue 2) Antique Blue (Victory Blue) and Light Navy (Federal Blue).
This crochet pattern for a crib cover was originally published in the 1940’s by Minerva in Minerva Afghans, Volume 72.
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