Strawberry Ice Cream Baby Blanket

Strawberry Ice Cream Crochet Blanket for Linus March 2009

Mmm, luscious pink strawberry ice cream.  Soft pink with bits of brighter yumminess.  That’s what I had in mind when working up this baby blanket pattern.

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Printable Pattern

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You’ll need:

  • 6 ounces Caron Simply Soft Watermelon (Color A)
  • 8 ounces Caron Simply Soft Soft Pink (Color B)
  • 8 ounces Caron Simply Soft Raspberry (Color C)
  • H  hook

Finishes approximately 36″

Note: Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout

strawberry ice cream

hole-free center made using magic loop technique


Row 1: With Color A, use the magic loop* (also called magic ring) technique.  [3 dc, 2 ch] four times on loop, join at the top of first dc with a sl st.  Pull loop tight.

*you can also start this like a traditional granny square: ch 3 , 2dc, [ch 2, 3 dc], rep [ to ] 2 times, ch 2, join to the top of ch 3 with a sl st.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner], continue to dc across, repeating [ ] for corners, join with a sl st in the top of ch 3.

Row 3: Repeat row 2, join Color B at sl st.

Rows 4-6: Repeat Row 2, join Color C at sl st, end of row 6.

Rows 7-9: Repeat Row 2, join Color A at sl st, end of row 9.

Row 10 – 31:  Repeat pattern (1 row of Color A, 3 rows of Color B, 3 colors of C) through row 31 (the last row will be Color A).  At the end of row 31, join Color B in sl st.  ch 1.

Note: Do not turn ch 32 or 33

Row 32: ch 1, sc in back loop of each dc.  3 sc in corner ch.  Repeat around, joining Color C in sl st.

Row 33: ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc, in corner [sc, 2 sc, sc].  Continue sc in back loop around,  repeating [ ] in corners, join with a sl st and finish off.

strawberry ice cream (7)

back loop sc edging

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8 thoughts on “Strawberry Ice Cream Baby Blanket

  1. Jennifer Gay

    I’m going to start this blanket for my boss’ daughter. She’s expecting her first baby in April and her husband is a huge Detroit Lions fan so I’ll do it in baby blue, gray and white. It’s a beautiful pattern and I think it will work out perfectly! On a side note, my name is Jennifer as well and I always love seeing how other Jennifer’s sign their name. Beautiful signature!

    1. ofenjen Post author

      Hi Jennifer! I’m excited that you’re making the blanket for your friend, I’m sure it’ll be lovely in blue, gray and white! Thanks for sharing…and thank you for the compliment on my signature. 🙂

  2. Stephanie


    Love this pattern, I was just curious about the difficulty level. I am a beginner going into intermediate. Do you think that this afghan would be doable for my skill level?

  3. bookworm

    I’m finishing up my third “Strawberry Ice Cream” blanket. It has become my go-to baby blanket! I’ve made it in John Deere colors (by request), jungle colors, and bright colors (teal, berry, seafoam, white, gold). It’s been the only pattern that I’ve finished BEFORE the baby arrives. Thanks for sharing!


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