Zohal Baby Blanket

Discover the amazing world of crochet texture with the Zohal Baby Blanket. The pattern combines popular crochet stitches; the Alpine stitch and the Bead Stitch to create beautiful and tactile texture that is a pleasure to create and use. The border made in the Boxed stitch is the cherry on top of this pattern. This is a fun project that allows you to learn a variety of popular stitches.

 The blanket is made in bulky acrylic weight yarn that works up fast and is easy to care for, so you don’t need to worry about washing it in the washing machine.  

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Skills required

Chain, Single crochet (sc), Foundation single crochet (fsc), extended single crochet (exsc), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (fpdc), Bead stitch (bs), blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final shawl measurements (blocked):

94 x 108 cm (approx. 37 x 42.5 in)

Materials and tools

Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (100% Acrylic | Chunky | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 136 m (149 yds)), Stormy Gray (#304) A 5 balls, Peach Orange (#354) B 4 balls, Marine Blue (#333) C 3 balls

Crochet hook size 6.0 mm (US size J-10) size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

You can get your craft supplies here.

Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

12 sts x 7 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over Bead st pattern

11 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over Alpine st pattern

The gauge is not essential for this project but will impact the size of the project and yarn usage.

Stitch guide

Single crochet (sc)- insert hook in the next st, yrh, pull up a lp, yrh, pull through 2 lp on hook.  

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch 2, insert hook in the second ch from hook, yrh, pull up a lp, yrh, pull through 1 lp on hook (ch made), yrh, pull through 2 lps (sc made), *insert hook in ch of previous st and pull up lp, yrh, pull through 1 lp (ch made), yrh, pull through 2 lps (sc made); rep from * until required number of fsc have been made.

Extended single crochet (exsc)- insert hook in the next st, yrh, pull up a lp, yrh, pull through 1 lp on hook, yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook.

Double crochet (dc)- yrh, insert hook in the next st, yrh, pull up a lp, [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice.

Front post double crochet (fpdc)- yrh, insert hook from front to back and to front around the vertical post of next st, yrh, pull up a lp, [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice.

Bead stitch (bs)- yrh, insert hook from front to back behind the previous dc, yrh, pull up a lp, [yrh, insert hook from front to back behind the same dc, yrh, pull up a lp,] 3 times, yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook.

Stitch Chart

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  exsc- Extended single crochet  
sc- Single crochet  dc- Double crochet  
RS- right side  approx.- approximately  
WS- wrong siderep- repeat  
fsc- Foundation single crochetfpdc- Front post double crochet
bs- Bead stitchsk- skip

Notes

Similar bulky weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.

Turning ch 1 and 2 DOES count as a stitch.

Instructions

With A, 94 fsc, turn. 94 sts.

Row 1: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, exsc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, *dc in next st, bs around the previous dc, sk next st, exsc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: Rep Row 1. Change to B on the last st, turn.

Row 6: With B, Rep Row 2.

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 1-2. Change to A on the last st, turn.

Rows 9-12: With A, Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc across. Change to B on the last st, turn.

Row 14: With B, ch 2, dc across, turn.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 16: Ch 2, *fpdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 17: Rep Row 15.

Row 18: Ch 2, dc in next st, *fpdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 19: Rep Row 15.

Rows 20-23: Rep Rows 16-19.

Rows 24-26: Rep Rows 16-18. Change to A on the last st, turn.

Rows 27-30: With A, Rep Rows 1-4.

Row 31: Rep Row 1. Change to C on the last st, turn.

Row 32: With C, Rep Row 2.

Rows 33-34: Rep Rows 1-2. Change to A on the last st, turn.

Rows 35-38: With A, Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 39: Ch 1, sc across. Change to C on the last st, turn.

Rows 40-52: With C, Rep Rows 14-26.

Rows 53- 78: Rep Rows 1-26.

Border

Round 1: With A, sc around to achieve multiples of 3 on each side placing sc, ch 3, sc in each corner. Finish with slip st into the 1st sc. Sc sts in corners are included in multiples of 3 for their respective side.

Round 2: With B, attach B between multiples of 3 sts with a slip st, *ch 2, sk 3 sts, sc between groups of three; rep from * around placing sc, ch 3, sc in each corner. Finish with slip st into beginning slip st. Fasten off.

Round 3: With A, attach A under ch 2 with a slip st, ch 3, 2 dc under the same ch 2, 3 dc under next ch 2 around placing 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each corner. Fasten off.

Round 4: With C, attach B between multiples of 3 sts with a slip st, *ch 2, sk 3 sts, sc between groups of three; rep from * around placing sc, ch 3, sc in each corner. Finish with slip st into beginning slip st. Fasten off.

Round 5: With A, Rep Round 3.

Rounds 6-7: Rep Rounds 2-3.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as above.

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Further resources

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