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

REQUIRED MATERIALS

CHADWICK’S RED HEART BABY WOOL
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

CHADWICK’S RED HEART NYLON
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.

NOTE(s)

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.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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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