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The Bees Knees Honeycomb Baby Blanket

Updated: Oct 20, 2021




Blankets are one of my favorite things to make. They are *usually* simple and easy projects that you can relax and work mindlessly on. I especially love baby blankets- all the joys of the large blanket projects but you feel more accomplished because it doesn't take eons to complete.


Whenever I'm feeling a little "burn out" from working on a more difficult project- I tend to start a blanket project. Now the problem is that we have WAY too many afghans in our house. The solution- gifts! Also, I grew up knowing just how wonderful a gift of an afghan or quilt is so I LOVE giving them.


This project was a gift for my adorable niece. I started one before she was born but was using the velvet yarn. Boy did that give me trouble! 3 attempts at a blanket later (after it looped out on me) I gave up. I knew she needed a blanket from her auntie (even if she's a year old now) and I made it a little bigger so she could enjoy it as she grows. (The finished project with the border is about 4'x4')


If you're looking for a baby blanket and could use a nice relaxing project- this is for you.


Happy Crocheting!

~Dana





Pattern



Materials:


  • Size 4 mm hook

  • Weight 3 Yarn (I used Premier Yarns Deborah Norville 'Everyday Baby' in Princess (Main blanket) and Coral for border.

  • Yarn Needle





Pattern:


Ch 171


R1: DC in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain space across (170 dc - first 2 ch's count as DC)


R2: Ch 2, (initial ch 2 counts as first stitch here and throughout so you will skip the first dc space) dc in the next 3, *(ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next) 4 times, dc in next 10 spaces, rep from * to last 4 spaces, (ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next) twice.


R3: Ch 2, dc in the next 3 spaces, *ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 9 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 7 spaces, rep from * to last 4 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 3 spaces.


R4: Ch 2, dc in next space, *ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 9 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 7 spaces, rep from * to last 5 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 4 spaces.


R5: Ch 2, dc in next 4 spaces, *(ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next) 4 times, dc in next 10 spaces, rep from * to last 2 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in last stitch.


R6: Ch 2, dc in next space, *ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 9 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 7 spaces, rep from * to last 5 spaces, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in next 4 spaces.


R7: Ch 2, dc in next 2 spaces, *ch 1, skip next space, dc in next 9 spaces, ch 1, skip next space, dc in next 7 spaces, rep from * to last 4 stitches, ch 1, skip 1 space, dc in last 3.


R8-R83: Rep R2 through R7






BORDER:

*If you are not changing yarn color you can just turn and continue. Otherwise, finish off after row 83 and reattach yarn where you left off to begin the following rows:


R1: Ch 2, DC in each stitch across working back across R83. When you get to the end of that row, ch 3 and then working along the side of the blanket, 2 dc in the side of each row along side of the blanket. At the end of the side, ch 3 and work along the bottom of the blanket, crocheting 1 dc in each stitch across. At the end of that row, ch 3, 2 dc in the side of each row along the side of the blanket- ch 3, and slip stitch to starting chains.


R2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. At corners- sc into 1 chain, chain 3, skip 1 chain, sc into next chain, continue sc around.


R3-R5: Rep R2


Finish Off.

Sew in Ends.


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Abbey Crum
Abbey Crum
17 ago 2023

How much yarn is estimated for this project?

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cmulryan712
09 mar 2023

I wanted to make the blanket a little smaller for an infant. How long should the foundation chain be? How many yards of yarn did you use for your project?

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Debbie Simpson Swaim
Debbie Simpson Swaim
23 nov 2021

What lovely blanket. I would like to start this blanket in the next week or so. Can you tell me how many cakes/skeins or even yardage that you used for this blanket?

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Christina Karman
Christina Karman
08 jul 2021

Hello. Is there a chart with this pattern? I keep gaining stitches every so often. When the pattern states chain 2, and then DC in the next 3 spaces, does that mean I’ll have 4 DC or 3 DC in total including the chain 2? Thank you.

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Selina Ancheta
Selina Ancheta
03 abr 2021

Cute! Have you tried to make this into a larger size blanket? How would I increase to make it larger? Thank you so much!!! ❤️

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Dana Henriksen
Dana Henriksen
06 abr 2021
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Hi Selina! I haven't made it into a larger blanket but it should be fairly simple. You can just continue with the pattern for additional length and increase the width by increasing the chain row by multiples of 20 to get your desired width. Hope this helps! 😊

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