FREE CROCHET PATTERN: NORA baby afghan

I made this blanket for a special little baby girl who was born three months early.
She is doing great and she is a big fighter! I wish her everything best in life!
You will love making it!
It is easy and quick and you can use lot’s of color combinations!

 

So….let’s do it!! 🙂

 

For this pattern you will need:

 

  • contrasting colors of yarn
  • crochet hook to obtain the gauge

 

 

For this afghan I used this yarn:

Name: Fani

Brand: Unitas

Weight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)

Yardage: 131 yards (120 meters)

Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Needle size: US 2½ – 6 or 3 – 4mm

Fibers: 50% Wool – 50% Acrylic

 

You can use any yarn that you have because it is explained how to do the blanket of any size.

 

I also used double strand and crochet hook 8 mm (to be quicker J).

 

Stitches used:

  • ch – chain
  • fpsc – front post single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • yo – yarn over

 

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms.

 

Make an odd number of chains + 2.

Make as many chains as you want for the blanket to be wide.

 

Row 1:

Dc in 3rd chain from the hook, dc in every chain until the end.

 

 

Now cut the yarn (white) for approximately 20 cm (8 inches) but don’t fasten off.

In that loop attach second color (pink) and make ch1.

 

Row 2:

Turn, *sc in next stitch, fpsc in next stitch – repeat from * until the end.

 

This is how you do fpsc (front post single crochet):

Do not insert hook through next stitch like you normally would but through post of double crochet from previous row like it is shown on the picture.

 

 

Yarn over

 

 

Pull through (you have two loops on the hook)

 

 

Yarn over and pull through both loops.

 

 

And there you go, you just did front post single crochet.

 

Sc in next stitch, fpsc in next – repeat this to the end. (you must have same number of stitches as you have double crochet stitches from previous row)

 

 

Again cut the yarn (pink) for approximately 20 cm (8 inches) but don’t fasten off.

In that loop attach another color (white) and make ch3.

Row 3:

Turn, make dc in every sc to the end, cut the yarn.

 

 

Repeat row 2 and row 3 until you achieve the desired length of the blanket.

 

After last row is done ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in every stitch to the end. Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Also do a row of hdc on the other side of a starting chain. This way you will have both ends of the blanket looking the same.

 

Now we’ll going to do the fringe.

 

On every end of a blanket you have yarn left over. Tie a knot at every row ending between two colors to secure it. In my case those are white+grey and white+pink.

 

 

Now cut the 6 strands of yarn for about 30 cm (12 inches) long. I did three white and three pink.

 

 

Insert hook through the edge and pull through all 6 strands.

 

 

Pull your fingers through the loop, take the fringes and yarn from the end of row together and pull through the loop.

 

 

Tighten all and you have first fringe done.

 

nora baby afghan free crochet pattern

 

Repeat this until the end on both side of the blanket.

Last thing you need to do is cut all the fringes in approximately same length.

 

And you’re DONE!!! 🙂

 

nora baby afghan free crochet pattern

 

I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

 

 

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You might also like NORA baby boots!
These boots are so great if you want to make baby shower set like I did for one super cute brave little girl! 🙂

 

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