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“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” —Winnie-the-Pooh
Pooh may be a simple bear, but he has said many wise things with a pure heart. Thank goodness there’s no hurry, as I seem to have inadvertently taken a full three year break from my blog! I have entered a very busy season of my life, and as much as I have an incredible passion for crochet, I am just unable to dedicate the time and energy to it that I wish to. Since I last posted I was promoted at work and my three kids have all been in at least one sport year round while my husband coaches, works and finishes his Bachelor’s degree. Phew, I’m tired just reading it!
I created this, the first in a series of four graph patterns, for a baby blanket gift for my daughter’s dance teacher. She is a huge fan of all things Magical Kingdom, and her nursery was Winnie the Pooh themed. I created these graphs myself and am just now getting around to sharing them with you – because everything is cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic! The baby who got the blanket is a year old now, so that should tell you how often I have enough downtime to blog these days!
This pattern uses the corner to corner (C2C) method to create the blanket picture. I won’t write it out step by step or create another tutorial, but I will direct you to Repeat Crafter Me‘s C2C tutorial video HERE or to Crochet Crowd‘s video HERE. Both are excellent tutorials that I used to learn this method.
Here is a picture of the finished block:
You will find the pattern graph below, or you can purchase the convenient ad-free printable PDF in my Etsy shop, HERE.
Pooh Bear and Friends Baby Blanket – Winnie the Pooh
Skill level: Intermediate
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
Yarn – I Love This Cotton, colors: Curry, Black, White, Red, Mint, Antique Gold
Crochet hook G (4.0mm) – I used my favorite Clover Amour hook
Start in either the bottom right or top left of the pattern, whatever your preference is. Use the corner to corner method to complete the graph. After completing the last corner (using the Aqua background color) do not finish off.
Row 1: ch 1, sc all along the first edge, evenly spacing your stitches. I used 2 sc into the side of each square and 1 sc into the space between squares. In each corner, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, then repeat around entire square. Slip stitch into first sc, fasten off.
Row 2: join with white yarn, sc into each stitch all along first edge. In each corner, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, then repeat around entire square.
Row 3: ch 2, dc into each stitch all along first edge. In each corner, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, then repeat around entire square. Fasten off.
Stay tuned – each week I will be sharing another block, and then I will share the finished blanket and joining method!
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