Thursday, September 04, 2008
Good Golly, Miss Molly!
Good Golly Miss Molly Baby Blanket

A co-worker is expecting her baby this month. She has two teenaged sons, and is just tickled pink to be having a little girl. Her mom and I have decided on her name. Her daddy isn’t so sure. Obviously, my opinion holds no bearing, but we’re hoping that dad will get on board and name this little one Molly!

After living with all men, Molly’s mom has decided that as long as this child needs help getting dressed, she will be a girly girl. Everything will be pink and white and ruffled. Naturally, anything that I decided to crochet for her needed to be soft and pink and girly.

I have a rather nice stash of Bernat LuLu yarn. It is one of the softest and most cuddly yarns I’ve touched. It’s also almost impossible to crochet with!!! I wanted Molly to have a super soft blanket, so I created this little blanket using LuLu yarn, Baby Softee and a 6mm hook.

Mixing the yards made it easier for me to see my stitches and keep my row counts correct. It’s also a super simple blanket. Basically I alternated rows of DC (with the LuLu yarn) with rows of SC (with the Baby Softee). It took a while to make because I had to change colors almost every row, but the result is a very soft and sweet blanket with a very pretty and subtle striped pattern.

I used just over 2 skeins of the Lulu, and a small amount of the Baby Softee yarn.

To start, using the Lulu (or any other soft and cuddly terry like yarn) chain 63 stiches

Row 1 : starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, DC across the row to the end. Switch to the Softee yarn, cut the Lulu leaving a 3 inch tail.

Row 2: Chain 3 with the Softee yarn. DC across the row working the loose ends in as you go.

Row 3: Chain 3. DC across the row

Row 4: Chain 3 DC across the row. Switch back to the Lulu (leaving a 3 inch tail)

Row 5: Chain 3 with the Lulu yarn. DC across the row working the loose ends in as you go. Switch back to the Softee yarn. Cut the Lulu leaving a 3 inch tail

Row 6: Chain 1, SC across the row working the loosed ends in as you go. Switch back the Lulu yarn. Cut the Softee yarn leaving a 3 inch tail

Continue this pattern repeating rows 5 and 6 until your blanket is 32” long

Switch back to the softee yarn. Complete the next 3 rows in DC.

Switch back to the Lulu and do the final row of DC in Lulu.

Finish the piece by doing a row of sc all around the border of the blanket.

The finished blanket will be approximately 32” W x 36” L

This is an original copywrited pattern.
Feel free to use it for personal and charity work. You may link to the pattern at this site, but please don't post it elsewhere.


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