The Pioneer Baby Blanket

Did anyone else fall in love with the Pioneer Woman's new kitchen collection that came to Walmart this last year? I know I sure did! What did me in were the colors. How could you not love all of those bright reds and oranges and yellows? Plus, the turquoise! You can't forget the turquoise!

My sister-in-law is due any day now with her fourth child; a little girl! Her color requests were red and turquoise and after throwing in a little white and a little ruffle, out came the design for the Pioneer Baby Blanket. On a side note, I really wanted to name it The Pioneer Baby Baby Blanket but who puts two babies in a title? How could I not name it after the Pioneer Woman with those colors and stitches?

Speaking of stitches, this blanket is worked completely with cluster stitches, with the exception of a chain here and there. You know what that means? It works up really quickly and is super thick and squishy - perfect for the cold months ahead!

If you work this pattern up, I'd love to see it! Tag me on Instagram with a @9603designco or send me an e-mail. I'd also like to let you know that this pattern has not been tested. So, if anything does not make sense or doesn't belong, please let me know! I hope you enjoy this just as much as I did!

Measurements:

Finished Size: 30” by 42”

Gauge: 9 Pique Stitches by 9 Rows = 4 inches square

Supplies:

Hook: 6.0 mm (US J)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Yarn:

3 Colors of Worsted Weight Yarn

I Used: Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn in Medium Teal (About 2.5 Skeins, 800 yards)

Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn in Scarlet (About 1.25 Skeins, 400 yards)

Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn in White (About .75 Skeins, 250 yards)

Abbreviations:

St(s): Stitch/Stitches

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

PS: Pique Stitch

ScCl: Single Crochet Cluster

DcCl: Double Crochet Cluster

ClPc: Cluster Popcorn

Special Stitches:

Note: This pattern is worked entirely in clusters (two stitches crocheted together).

Pique Stitch (PS): Yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull a loop through. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch. Pull up a loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on your hook. (a Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Cluster)

Single Crochet Cluster (ScCl): Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first loop on your hook. Insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull another loop through. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Double Crochet Cluster (DcCl): Yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull a loop through. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch. Yarn over and pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through first two loops. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Cluster Popcorn (ClPc): Crochet two DcCl in the same stitch. Once the second has been crocheted, remove your hook and insert it into the first DcCl. Now pull your loop through the first DcCl.

Note: The ScCl, DcCl, and ClPc are my own creations so probably won’t be found on any search engine. Please send me a message if you need help with any of these stitches.