Pattern: Pom-Pom Baby Blanket
This fun baby blanket is made from unique Pom-Pom yarn that provides a pop of color and stimulating texture. It can be used as pram or carrier blanket or laid down for the baby to crawl on. The poms are securely attached but supervision is advised.
I happened upon this yarn in a Mill-Ends Yarn sale at the local Pat Catan’s. Mill-end yarn is yarn that is either left over, miss-dyed, over-stock, discontinued or other wise not labeled and sold in a normal skein. I found this Pom-Pom yarn and knew I could make something fun out of this yarn. The yarn is a fingering weight acrylic yarn with acrylic poms attached at near equal intervals. It comes in a skein and is tricky it wind into a ball and to work with. I found it easiest to place the skein on my yarn swift and then ball the yarn by hand.
This blanket is crocheted in single crochet on the bias using increase and decrease rows to make the square/diamond shape. The poms will appear in a random pattern or clustered together. You can adjust the placement as needed by cutting and joining yarn. When crocheting around a pom pull the pom to the front side and work the stitch as normal. The goal is to get all of the pom-poms on the same side.
Size G Crochet Hook
5 Skeins of Pom Pom Party Yarn by Premier Yarns. I used the white yarn with pastel pom-poms.
Needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge is not important. The finished blanket is approximately 21″ by 21″. The blanket can be made larger or smaller by changing the number of increase and decrease rows.
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook. Turn Ch 1 (ch 1 and turn is the turning chain throughout)
Row 2: 2 Sc in stitch. (2 sc) Turn
Row 3: 2sc in each stitch (4 sc) Turn
Row 4: 2 sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in last stitch. (6 sc) Turn
Increase Row: 2 sc in the 1st stitch, sc in each stitch across until last stitch. 2 sc in last stitch. Turn
Continue the increase rows until you have 122 across. From here on you will work the decrease rows.
Decrease Row: Single crochet the 1st 2 stitches together (sc2tog) sc across until last 2 stitches, sc2tog. Turn
Repeat the decrease row until only 1 stitch remains. Finish off.
If desired cut sections of yarn with a pom and sew on to the corners of the blanket. Weave in ends.