FREE Crochet Pattern : Baby blanket full of colours

As promised I am happy to share the FREE crochet pattern for the baby blanket full of colours.

What’s even more exciting : I am in the Crochetville Blogtour today as well !

Today is day 7 of this month-long celebration of the craft of crochet and day 7 of Crochetville’s NatCroMo 2016 Blog Tour.

Thank you so much to Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka of Crochetville for providing us with a wonderful way to share and celebrate crochet through their Blog Tour.

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The Baby Blanket : 

Materials : 

  • Scheepjes Catona yarn : shades : 114, 113, 252, 384, 212 and 386  (100 % cotton, 1 ball = 50gr = 125 m) , I used 2 balls of each colour, 12 balls in total.
  • Scheepjes Invicta Colour yarn : shade 968  (75 % superwash wool, 25 % polyamide, 1 ball = 100gr = 420 m), I used 4 balls
  • Crochet hook 5,5 mm (or any other hook size that feels comfortable when using both yarns together)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pins and mat for blocking
  • you can add the Baby Blanket Pattern to your Ravelry queue here :  Baby Blanket Pattern

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Abbreviations (US terms throughout) : 

  • ch : chain
  • dc : double crochet
  • BPdc : back post double crochet
  • FPdc : front post double crochet
  • shell : 3dc + 1ch + 3dc in 1 stitch
  • FPshell : 1FPdc + 2dc + 1ch + 2dc + 1FPdc : work 1FPdc around 1post stitch 1 row below, work 2dc+1ch+2dc in 1ch-space (between 2 post stitches 1 row below) and end with 1FPdc in next post stitch 1 row below.
  • BPshell : 1BPdc + 2dc + 1ch + 2dc + 1BPdc :work 1BPdc around 1post stitch 1 row below, work 2dc+1ch+2dc in 1ch-space (between 2 post stitches 1 row below) and end with 1BPdc in next post stitch 1 row below.
  • RS : right side
  • WS : wrong side
  • slst : slipstitch

Info : 

  • measurements of my finished blanket : 90 cm wide and 140 cm long / 36 ” wide and 56 “” high
  • 3ch at beginning of row = 1dc
  • 4ch at beginning of row = 1dc+1ch
  • Colour changes : The entire blanket is worked with 2 strands together : 1 thread of Invicta Colour and 1 thread of Catona. I started with Catona shade 114, followed by 113, 252, 384, 212 and finally 386. (see picture). I simply worked 2 balls of Catona in each colour. The lovely colour changes of the Invicta Colour yarn together with  the Catona will give you the stunning effect !
  • if you want to make a blanket with other measurements : make sure your number of base chains can be divided by 10 + 7.

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Pattern : 

  • Row 1 (WS) : Ch137, start in 6nd ch from hook, 3dc in 1ch, miss 3ch, 1dc in next ch, 1ch and miss 1ch, 1dc in next ch, * miss 3ch, 1shell in next ch, miss 3ch, 1dc in next ch, 1ch and miss 1ch, 1dc in next ch; repeat from * until 5ch are left, miss 3ch, in next ch : 3dc, 1ch and miss 1ch, end with 1dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2 (RS) : 4ch (=1dc+1ch throughout), in first 1ch-space : 3dc, * 1FPdc around 1dc, 1ch, 1FPdc around next dc, in 1ch-space of shell : 1shell; repeat from * up to and including last shell, 1FPdc around 1dc, 1ch, 1FPdc around next dc, in last 1ch-space : 3dc, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Row 3 : 4ch, in first 1ch-space : 1dc, 1BPshell in next 2FPdc and 1ch, * in 1ch-space of shell : 1dc+1ch+1dc, 1BPshell in next 2FPdc and 1ch; repeat from * up to and including last 2FPdc and 1ch, in last 1ch-space : 1dc, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Row 4 : 4ch, 1FPdc around first post stitch of BPshell, * in 1ch-space of BPshell : 1shell, 1FPdc around last post stitch of same  BPShell, miss 1dc+1ch+1dc,  1ch, 1FPdc around first post stitch of next BPshell; repeat from * up to and including last BPshell, work in 1ch-space of this last BPshell : 1shell, 1FPdc around last post stitch of BPshell, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Row 5 : 4ch, 1BPdc around FPdc, in 1ch-space of shell : 1shell, * 1BPdc around next FPdc, 1ch, 1BPdc around next FPdc, in 1ch-space of shell : 1shell; repeat from *up to and including last shell, 1BPdc around last FPdc, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Row 6 : 4ch, in first 1ch-space : 2dc, 1FPdc around first BPdc, * in 1ch-space of shell : 1dc+1ch+1dc, 1FPshell around next 2BPdc and 1ch; repeat from * up to and including last 2BPdc and 1ch, in 1ch-space of shell : 1dc+1ch+1dc, 1FPdc around last BPdc, 2dc in last 1ch-space, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Row 7 : 4ch, in first 1ch-space : 3dc, 1BPdc around first FPdc, 1ch and miss 1dc+1ch+1dc, * 1BPdc around first FPdc of FPshell,  in 1ch-space of FPshell : 1shell, 1BPdc around last FPdc of this FPshell, miss 1dc+1ch+1dc;  repeat from * up to and including last 1dc+1ch+1dc, work 1BPdc around last FPdc, in last 1ch-space : 3dc, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Row 8 : 4ch, in first 1ch-space : 3dc, * 1FPdc around first BPdc, 1ch, 1FPdc around next BPdc, in 1ch-space of shell : 1shell; repeat from * up to and including last shell, 1FPdc around next BPdc, 1ch, 1FPdc around next BPdc, in last 1ch-space : 3dc, 1ch and end with 1dc in 3rd ch, turn.
  • Rows 3 – 8 form the pattern rows.
  • Rows 9 – 102 : Keep repeating the pattern rows. End with a row 6.

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Border : 

I decided to keep the border very simple.

The border is worked with 2 strands of Invicta Colour together.

  • Round 1 (RS) : attach yarn in upper corner, work in corner : 1ch+1sc+3ch+1sc+3ch, now work along upper side of blanket in every post stitch and in every 1ch-space of shell : 1dc+3ch, work in the next corner : 1sc+3ch+1sc+3ch, next work along first long side down : 1sc+3ch in every row, in lower corner : 1sc+3ch+1sc+3ch. Work along lower side (base chain) : 1sc+3ch in every chain where a stitch has been mde, in the next corner : 1sc+3ch+1sc+3ch, work along second long side like you did for first long side, close round with 1slst in first sc, turn.
  • Round 2 (WS) : 1ch+1slst in first 3ch-space, + 1sc+3ch in same space, next work in every next 3ch-space : 1sc+3ch. Close round with slst in first sc. Cut yarn and cast off. You can of course decide to make a wider border. (if you do so, keep in mind to increase some stitches in the corners regularly)

Finishing : 

  • weave in all ends.
  • Block your blanket and allow to dry naturally
  • Ready !

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WIP : mixing colours and yarn textures

I am working on a new design, a lovely project with lots of colours. And that is not the only challenge, I am actually also mixing different yarn textures, and if is filling me with lots of joy 🙂

The refreshing combination of Scheepjes Invicta Colour (yes, that wonderfull strong and soft sock yarn, with a long colour changing effect) and Scheepjes Catona, the pure cotton yarn, makes it almost impossible for me, to put this project aside.

Yep, indeed, I am working with 2 strands together, and the colour variations are just really great !

And did you see the lovely stitch pattern I am using as well ?

I am making a baby blanket, which makes softness, warmth, and easy maintenance keywords !

Are you curious about my progress ? Stay tuned ! I will soon post a new update.

Patter : surprise baby blanket

Yarn : a combination of Scheepjes Invicta Colour and Scheepjes Catona  (I am using 1 strand of Invicta Colour and 1 strand of Catona together)

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Adventure vest in Inside Crochet

Children love to play, and the like being adventurous.

Giddy-up horse ! Running around, having so much fun, outside !

And of course they prefer to do it in style, with a nice adventure vest, that is made in beautiful colours. Because my experience is, children need a lot of colours, it makes  them happy and they all look fabulous with some coloured accents.

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So I decided to make this vest in Scheepjes Softfun, it is available in lots of colours. And it is sooooo soft, it feels ‘like litle soft cushions’. And being a mother myself, I think it is important to choose yarns that are very easy to wash too 🙂

The pattern comes in 3 sizes, and is published in Inside Crochet, Issue 68.

Inside Crochet is a wonderfull high quality crochet magazine, full of inspiration and filled with lots of great crochet patterns, suitable for all levels ! You can buy it in a lot of stores, and also online. (I have a subscription for several years now, and I enjoy reading it every month).

Pattern : adventure vest – Annelies Baes

Published in : Inside Crochet, edition 68 / many thanks to Inside Crochet for the lovely pictures.

Yarn : Scheepjes Softfun and Softfun Denim.

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Baby cardigan for a little boy

I was asked to make and design a few baby designs.
Of course I was happy with that challenge and accepted it. (and found some time in my busy schedule).

I started with a little baby boy cardigan.

I worked it with Schoppel Wolle Admiral Stärke 6. I am a big fan of this yarn. The quality is great and the yarn is soft and warm, with a wool percentage of 75%. And the big advantage is : you can wash it in the washing machine and even put it in the dryer. So just perfect for baby stuff!

I decided to go for green, the exact shade is Marsgreen.

And for some extra cute accents, I decided to add tractor buttons.

So this one is ready to leave for America.

What do you love making for babies? I am very curious 🙂

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Lots of flowers on a baby-hat ! – veel bloempjes op een babymuts!

Mijn nieuwste ontwerp!

Ik smelt, jullie ook?

(patroon wordt uitgewerkt, in meerdere maten ,weldra)

De supermooie Foto’s : Fototudio Sandra

My newest design!

High cuteness-factor, don’t you think?


I am working on the pattern, it will soon be available in different sizes.


Wonderfull pictures made by : Fotostudio Sandra

Baby jackets – babyjasjes

Ik haak verder babyjasjes…

In alle maten en kleuren 🙂

Om mijn patroon af te werken…

I continu crocheting baby jackets …

In all sizes and colours 🙂

So I can finish my pattern…


Ik haakte een bruin jasje deze keer, met beige afwerking. En zelfgehaakte grote knopen!

Het patroon van de kleinste maatjes is al in testing, dus het gaat snel!

Wie nog maatje 2-4 jaar wil testen : er zijn nog plaatsjes vrij. (bij interesse : Ravelry group of via mail : info@vicarno.com )

Ik wens iedereen een fijne en creatieve dag!

I made a brown jacket this time, and used some beige for the finishing. And I decided to add some selfmade large buttons as well!

The pattern for the small sizes is already ‘in testing’, so it goes quickly!

There are still a few places for the size 2-4 years. (if your are interested : Ravelry group or send me an email : info@vicarno.com)

Wish you all a happy and creative day!!!


Baby jacket and a house full of yarn….

Het huis staat vol wol!

De nieuwe herfst- en wintercollectie van Scheepjeswol garens is gisteren binnengekomen.

Stapels zalige en zachte garens, de allermooiste kleuren en nieuwste trends, het is er allemaal.

I have a house full of yarn!

The new autumn and winter collection Scheepjeswol yarns has arrived.

Loads of supersoft woollies, in the most beautiful colours and newest trends, it’s all there.



Ik ben bezig het patroon van het babyjasje uit te werken (ja, het komt er zelfs in 3 maten!!!), dus de ideale gelegenheid om al gelijk met een nieuw garen aan de slag te gaan.

Ik koos de Roma Big Rainbow uit. Mooie kleuren, zachtheid tot en met, en grote dikke bollen 🙂 (1 bol weegt namelijk 200 gram, haha)

Het vestje is al over de helft, dus dit weekend klaar!

I am working on the baby jacket pattern right now (yes, it will be available in 3 sizes!!!), so it was the perfect occasion to try out one of the new yarns.

I decided to choose the Roma Big Rainbow, pure softness, I just love the colours, and the skeins are great : 1 skein = 200 grams 🙂

The vest is already halfway, so will be ready this weekend!



Het patroon wordt spoedig getest, en zal daarna helemaal klaar zijn. Het jasje komt in maten : 6-12 maand, 1-2 jaar en 2-4 jaar. (wil jij ook testen? meld je dan aan in de ravelry groep : Vicarno Ravelry Groep. )

Ik wens iedereen een creatief weekend!

The pattern testing will soon begin, and after that it will be completely ready. The jacket pattern will be made in the following sizes : 6-12 months, 1-2 y en 2-4 y. (if you are interested in testing too , join the Ravely group : Vicarno Ravelry Group )

Wish you all a creative Weekend!




English version : free crochet pattern colourfull baby vest

This vest fits a baby up to 1 year : the back width is 27-28 cm or 10,8-11 inches.

Crochet hook : 5 mm

Yarn : aran weight (I used Rico Creative Cotton)

Gauge : not important

Used stitches : chains (ch), half double crochet (hdc)

The cardigan is worked topdown, so you start at the neck part and work downwards, and at a certain moment you separate the sleeves from the rest. The work is actually divided in 4 parts : first front part, sleeve 1, back part, sleeve 2 and second front part. Each part is separated by or 3hdc in 1 opening or 2 x 2 hdc in 1 opening. (do not bother if you do not understand it now, you will see it is very clear while crocheting)

PATTERN :

– I changed colours every row
– you turn after each row
– you do not insert your crochet hook in the 2 loops of each stitch previous row, but you crochet between 2 stitches.
– make 1hdc between each stitch, except if indicated otherwise

1. Row 1 : Chain 44, and start in 3th chain from hook : 1hdc in every ch, ch2 and turn. (ch2+42hdc)
2. Row 2 : From now on crochet between the stitches of the previous row! 8hdc, next 3hdc between next stitches (so 3hdc in 1 space), 4hdc, 3 in 1, 14hdc, 3 in 1, 4hdc, 3 in 1, 9hdc, ch2 and  turn.
3. Row 3 : 8hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 5hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 15hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 5hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 9hdc, ch2 and turn.
4. Row 4 : 10hdc, 3 in 1, 8hdc, 3 in 1, 18hdc, 3 in 1, 8hdc, 3 in 1, 10 hdc, ch2 and turn.
5. Row 5 : 10hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 9hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 19hdc (2 in 1) x 2, 9hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 11hdc, ch2 and turn.
6. Row 6 : 12hdc, 3 in 1, 12hdc, 3 in 1, 22hdc, 3 in 1, 12hdc, 3 in 1, 12 hdc, ch2 and turn.
7. Row 7 : 12hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 13hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 23hdc (2 in 1) x 2, 13hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 13hdc, ch2 and turn.
8. Row 8 : 14hdc, 3 in 1, 16hdc, 3 in 1, 26hdc, 3 in 1, 16hdc, 3 in 1, 14 hdc, ch2 and turn.
9. Row 9 : 14hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 17hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 27hdc (2 in 1) x 2, 17hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 15hdc, ch2 and turn.
10. Row 10 : 16hdc, 3 in 1, 20hdc, 3 in 1, 30hdc, 3 in 1, 20hdc, 3 in 1, 16 hdc, ch2 and turn.
11. Row 11 : 16hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 21hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 31hdc (2 in 1) x 2, 21hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 17hdc, ch2 and turn.
12. Row 12 : 18hdc, 3 in 1, 24hdc, 3 in 1, 34hdc, 3 in 1, 24hdc, 3 in 1, 18 hdc, ch2 and turn.
13. Row 13 : 18hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 25hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 35hdc (2 in 1) x 2, 25hdc, (2 in 1) x 2, 19hdc, ch2 and turn.
14. Row 14 : Now separate the sleeves and just continu crocheted over the both front parts and the back part.
20hdc, in next opening : start crocheting 1hdc, but do not finish it, crochet it half.
Next skip the first sleeve part, and move to the back part (the widest part), Find the opening between the 2 groups of 2hdc, in this opening you crochet 1 hdc, but do not finish it.
Next finish the 2 half finished hdc together!
Next hdc over the back part : 38hdc.
In the next opening : 1hdc half crocheted, skip second sleeve, go to the opening between 2 x 2hdc, here : also 1 half finished hdc, finished the 2 stitches together.
Next crochet over the second front part : 20hdc. Ch2 and turn.
15. Row 15 : 80hdc, ch2 and turn.
16. Row 16-34 : Repeat row 15. Cut yarn and cast off.

FINISHING :

– make 1 round of sc around the vest : 1sc in every stitch, and in the corners : 3sc in 1 stitch.
– buttonhole : choose on what side you want to make the buttonhole. I made the buttonhole like this : ch 4 and skip 3 stitches.
– Finishing the sleeves : I decided to make 2 more rounds for the sleeves. Of course you can also decide to make long sleeves. Attach yarn at bottom of arm opening with ch2, make 1hdc between every stitch, all around arm opening, close round with slst. in second ch. Ch2 and turn. Make 1 more round. Finally make 1 round of sc around arms.
– weave in all threads
– sew button on
– block your vest and let it dry.

Finished!!! Enjoy your lovely colourfull baby vest!!!!

Baby-vest in the snow : new pattern!!!

Ik ontwierp een nieuw patroontje, voor een baby-vestje!! (het patroontje is bijna helemaal klaar!)

In 3 maten : 0-6 maand, 6-12 maand en 1-2 jaar.

De vestjes zijn tweekleurig, dus het ‘jaquard-effect’ vergt een beetje ervaring, maar je kan ze natuurlijk ook in 1 effen kleurtje maken. Gemaakt volgens het ‘top-down’-principe (je haakt ze dus in 1 stuk vanaf de hals naar beneden). Je hebt dan een heerlijk perfect passend vestje zonder naden. Mijn patroon beschrijft lange mouwen, maar je kan ze ook met korte mouwtjes of zelfs mouwloos maken.

Sluitingen met knoopjes, in superzachte baby-merino-wol…(ik haakte met Rico merino dk)

Het kleinste vestje vertrok gelijk als kraamkadootje voor een stoere baby-knul!!! (ik hoorde van de mama dat ze er blij mee waren) Ik vond donkerrood met marineblauw wel een stoere combinatie!

Maatje 6-12 maanden : kleur mint met bruin en de grootste maat werd gemaakt in curry met petrol.

Er ligt hier ondertussen overal sneeuw, dus daar profiteerde ik even van om ‘sneeuwfotootjes’ te maken.

Prettig weekend voor iedereen!!!

Lief wollen babyvestje

Een nieuw ontwerpje, voor baby’s en kleine kindjes deze keer…

Een retro geïnspireerd baby-vestje!! Gehaakt in 2 soorten wol die ik in het patroon combineerde : handgeverfde wol (ik denk dat het BFL is) in tinten van groen, blauw, rose en ecru en Rico merino soft aran, 1 van de blauwtinten.

Het model hield ik bewust sober, vermits het stekenpatroon alle aandacht trekt.

Met opengeklapt kraagje vooraan, omdat baby’s ook wel van een stoer effect houden 🙂

Dit vestje is maat 1 jaar (kan al sneller en ook wat langer), het patroon wordt uitgewerkt in maat 1 jaar, 2 jaar en 4 jaar!!!

Fijne Tweede Kerstdag voor iedereen.