Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket – About the Pattern
This pattern is for a fun Tunisian crochet baby blanket inspired by sweet summer memories. It is worked up in a total of 12 squares and joined together and finished off with a simple border. The border can be customized any way you like and this blanket can even be hung up on the wall as a nursery/kid’s room decor item (a link to written instructions is included). Links to video tutorials for how to complete a Tunisian crochet foundation row and how to do Tunisian crochet colorwork are also included. A color chart is also provided. You can change the size of the blanket by removing or adding squares. Colors can also be customized, keep it gender neutral by using greens and yellows like I have or switch it up as you like!
As part of the Hooked on Summer Crochet Pattern Giveaway organized by Pam of Carroway Crochet, just for this week July 24th 12 AM EST to July 30th 11:59 PM EST, you can grab the pattern PDF for free on Ravelry. Read how this works below then head over to the pattern and make sure to check out all the other patterns on the round-up page!
Here are a few pictures by my wonderful pattern testers! I loved seeing their spins on the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket pattern, especially the different color selections. I would have never thought to use a black background. The wall hanging idea was so cute too!
Summer rolls around and I am usually that person who keeps saying “ugh, it’s too hot”. Although I prefer cooler weather, there are some things that I do love about summer. I love being able to walk out in sandals and not having to bundle up Bubs in a huge jacket! Sunsets during this season give me all the heart eyes. Since I’m Indian, summer weddings usually each last a week and are full of fun dancing and singing. So naturally, I love dressing up for them.
I am also thrilled that I get to see my family from near and far! Essential seasonal fruits like watermelon and mangoes make me drool. I find them to be so refreshing and delicious! I also love popsicles and ice cream although now I have to share with my little man anytime I eat them. Whenever I have a popsicle or ice cream, it takes me back to my childhood when I used to enjoy these treats with my cousins during the hot summer days while watching shows on Nickelodeon. Speaking of popsicles and ice cream, if you haven’t yet, you should check out my blog post about an upcoming creamsicle baby blanket pattern over here.
Recap of My Summer
Our summer began with Bubs turning 2!
A few weeks later we celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the Eid that follows Ramadan!
Bubs and I had many moments of random dances throughout these past few months and I loved each and every one. Whether it was after dinner, before breakfast, or randomly in the middle of the day. However, my absolute favorite dances were the ones under wide open skies with rays of sunshine beaming through while walking the beautiful trail near our home!
Those dances were good practice for the wedding we attended!
We also took Bubs to the zoo for the first time, that day we just wore a couple of cute hats on a hot day and stared at a lioness falling asleep because I mean how else are you supposed to do summer, right?
Then off to Canada we went to spend the last bit of summer and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with family and friends!
And we ended our summer by taking a long overdue trip to Niagara Falls!
I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about what summer means to me and how I spent my time this season! Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list here to get updates.
Creamsicle Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – The Inspiration
It’s funny the way our subconscious mind works. When I sat down with my yarn and Tunisian hook, I knew I wanted to make a Tunisian crochet baby blanket but I wasn’t sure what it would look like. Although I was trying to get into Fall mode, creamsicles were at the back of my mind. I guess I’m not ready to let all summery things go! This along with the fact that I recently made the Sweet Gingham baby blanket (pattern by Toni from TLYarncrafts) and that I have constantly been looking at my book “Tunisian Crochet Workshop” by Michelle from Poppy & Bliss helped the concept formulate in my mind! Completing the Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket ignited a love for Tunisian crochet colorwork and constantly seeing the bright colors that are a signature of Michelle’s work made me subconsciously want to design something with these components!
Below you can see the back of the orange creamsicle crochet square before and after weaving in the ends.
Creamsicle Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – The Details
This Tunisian crochet baby blanket is my first granny square style blanket using the colorwork technique. I used Big Twist Baby Yarn in Dandelion, Cotton Tail, and Lime. This is a 100% acrylic yarn in weight 4. I also used Caron Simply Soft in Bone which is also a 100% acrylic yarn but in a weight 3. Each square measures approximately 7 x 8 in. So the blanket works up pretty quickly. I am still working on joining the squares and making a border. So you’ll have to wait for another blog post soon to see the finished piece. I’ll be looking for pattern testers soon so be on the lookout for an application by the end of next week! Join my mailing list here to get all the updates!
Inspiration in Sweet Summer Memories
This pattern fits in perfectly with the feelings that I have towards summer. When I think of summer, I think of popsicles and ice cream. I still do love eating these treats although now I have to share with my little man anytime I eat them. Whenever I have a popsicle or ice cream, it takes me back to my childhood when I used to enjoy these yummies with my cousins during the hot summer days while watching shows on Nickelodeon. Read more about what summer means to me and see a recap of my summer over here.