Sugar ‘n Spice Afghan – Baby Blanket – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for a Sugar ‘n Spice afghan was originally published around 1952 by Coats & Clark in Afghans Book No. 289

Crocheting a baby blanket is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern. Now you can crochet a sugar ‘n spice afghan for that special newborn. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby blanket pattern.

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern:
Sugar ‘n Spice Afghan

Crochet Baby Blanket - Sugar


3 Ply, Shrink-and-Stretch Resist Finish, Art. E.275:
20 skeins (3/4 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 1 White
3 skeins each of No. 679 Nile Green and No. 802 Baby Blue
2 skeins each of No. 723 Baby Pink and No. 261 Maize; or

3 Ply, Shrink-and-Moth Proof, Art. E.260:
15 skeins (1 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 1 White
2 skeins each of No. 679 Nile Green and No. 802 Baby Blue
2 skeins each of No. 723 Baby Pink, and No. 261 Maize

Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5.


The approximate final size of this crochet baby blanket pattern is 32″ x 46″. Babies will love this sugar ‘n spice afghan.

Gauge: Each motif measures 3 1/2 inches square.

Use yarn double throughout.


Color Motif for Sugar ‘n Spice Afghan

Starting at Center with Nile Green, ch 2.

1st Rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, drop loop from hook.

Hereafter work in back loop only.

2nd Rnd: Leaving Green loop free, attach White to first sc, sc in same place, * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with 3 sc in last Green sc, drop White.

3rd Rnd: Pick up Green loop and, leaving White loop free, sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group, drop Green.

4th Rnd: Pick up White and repeat last rnd.

5th, 6th and 7th Rnds: Work as for last rnd, alternating colors, ending with a Green rnd. Join and break off.

Make 17 more Green Motifs, 17 Blue and 12 each of Pink and Maize (for a total of 59 color motifs).

White Motif (Make 58)

Work as for Color Motif, using White only.

Sew motifs together neatly on wrong side, joining colors as follows:

First Row

Sew together (1 Green, 1 White, 1 Blue, 1 White) 3 times and 1 Green Motif (13 Motifs on row).

Second Row

Sew together (1 White, 1 Pink, 1 White, 1 Maize) 3 times and 1 White Motif. Sew First and Second Rows together.

Third Row

Sew together (1 Blue, 1 White, t Green, 1 White) 3 times and 1 Blue Motif. Sew Third Row to Second Row.

Fourth Row

Sew together (1 White, 1 Maize, 1 White, 1 Pink) 3 times and 1 White Motif. Sew Fourth Row to Third Row.

Repeat first 4 rows once more, then First Row once again, joining as before.

Border for Sugar ‘n Spice Afghan

1st Rnd: Attach White to back loop of any sc on long side, sc closely around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group at corners. Join.

2nd Rnd: Sc in back loop of each sc around. Join and break off.

Block to measurements.

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