Duck Duck Goose Baby Blanket

How fun is this duck, duck, goose panel detail of this free crochet pattern.

Duck, duck, GOOSE!  Did you get it?  Look again … I’ll wait ….

How sweet and cuddly, cute and fun!  Ducks are just the perfect representation of a new little one!  Bath time bubbles, and rub-a-dub love, there is just something about a little yellow duckling that pairs perfectly with a new little human.  I thought it would be the perfect theme for the baby boy blanket I have been designing … and if you haven’t been following CoffeeandCrochetGoals long you may not know it, but I love a good pun.  Duck, Duck, GOOSE.  Well, I’m just swooning over here.

The graphghan panel was such fun to create, I felt like the rest of the blanket had to have a touch of whimsy too.  After playing with the ripple stitch detail for the Crayon Pixie Hat, I have been wanting to make a blanket with this stitch; minimal counting and maximum impact … yes, please.  This Duck, Duck, GOOSE blanket turned out perfect and I cannot wait to package it up and send it off to its new companion.

This Duck, duck, goose crochet baby blanket is perfect for a little baby boy..

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SIZE:

Finished blanket measures 33in x 41in.

SUPPLIES:

  • Light Periwinkle, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
  • Bright Yellow, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
  • White, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
  • Blue, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
  • Pumpkin, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
  • Black, Red Heart Super Savor Yarn
  • A darker color in Yellow for the feather detail, I used some scrap yarn that I had.
  • Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • SL ST – slip stitch
  • DC2TOG – double crochet two stitches together
  • CH – chain
  • SK – skip a stitch

This Duck, duck, goose crochet baby blanket is perfect for a little baby boy..

THE GRAPH PANEL

We will be working the Duck, Duck, GOOSE blanket starting with the graphghan panel and working out from both directions.   I personally do not like the look of carrying yarn along with me when I work graphghans, so in this blanket I used multiple bobbins of yarn for my color changes.  You can choose to carry the yarn along with you, it may not be as “clean” but it will result in way less ends to tie off and trust me – there were a quack ton.

ROW 1:  CH 108+1.

ROW 2: Even rows will be read from right to left.  Each box represents 1SC.  In the second CH from the hook, place your first SC.  1SC into every CH across.

ROW 3: All odd rows will be read left to right.  CH1, counts as first SC.

Continue working back and forth through all 54 rows of the graph, ensuring you are following all color changes noted.  Do not tie off yarn when completed.

The grapg for the free crochet baby blanket Duck, duck, goose

ROW 1:  After finishing your Duck, Duck, GOOSE panel the light periwinkle yarn will be in the top left corner.  CH3, counts as first DC and turn your work.  1HDC in the next 3 stitches.  1SC in the next stitch. 1 SL ST into the following two stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1HDC in the next 3 stitches.  1DC in the next stitch.  *1DC in the next stitch.  1HDC in the next 3 stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1 SL ST into the following two stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1HDC in the next 3 stitches.  1DC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.

ROW 2:  CH 3 and turn, counts as first DC.  1DC into the SAME STITCH (increases on the start and end of each row will keep your piece square).  1DC into the next three stitches.  DC2TOG over the next four stitches (the “valley” is in the correct place if your first DC2TOG lands on the SC and first SL ST).  1DC into the next three stitches.  *2DC into the following two stitches (the “mountain” is in the correct  place if the 2DC lands on the two DCs from the previous row).  1DC into the following three stitches.   DC2TOG over the next four stitches.  1DC into the next three stitches.  Repeat from * until you have reaches the end of the row.  You will have one stitch left.  Place 2DC into the last stitch.  Tie off the light periwinkle yarn.

ROW 3 – 13:  Attach the Royal Blue yarn.  CH3 and turn, counts as first DC.  1DC into the same stitch.  1 DC into the following three stitches.  DC2TOG over the next four stitches (the first DC2TOG of the “valley” will straddle the first DC2TOG from the previous round).  1DC into the following three stitches,  *2DC into the next two stitches (the first 2DC of the “mountain” will land on the second post of the previous rounds first 2DC).  1DC into the following 3 stitches.  DC2TOG over the next four stitches.  1DC into the following three stitches.  Repeat from * until you reach the end of the row.  You will have one stitch left.  Place 2DC into the last stitch.

ROW 14:  CH1, counts as 1 SL ST and turn.  1SC into the next stitch.  1HDC into the following three stitches.  1DC into the middle two “valley” stitches.  1HDC into the following three stitches.  1SC into the next stitch.  *1SL ST into the top two “mountain” stitches. 1SC into the next stitch.  1HDC into the following three stitches.  1DC into the next two stitches.  1HDC into the following three stitches.  1SC into the next stitch.  Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the row.  You will have one stitch left.  Place a SL ST into the last stich and tie off the royal blue yarn.

Now you will flip your work upside down, so that you can begin working below the panel.

Showing off the ripple part of the free crochet baby blanket Duck, duck, goose

ROW 1: Attach the light periwinkle yarn into the left bottom corner of the bottom of the panel and CH3, counts as first DC. 1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1SC in the next stitch. 1 SL ST into the following two stitches. 1SC in the next stitch. 1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1DC in the next stitch. *1DC in the next stitch. 1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1SC in the next stitch. 1 SL ST into the following two stitches. 1SC in the next stitch. 1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

ROW 2:  CH 3 and turn, counts as first DC. 1DC into the SAME STITCH (increases on the start and end of each row will keep your piece square). 1DC into the next three stitches. DC2TOG over the next four stitches (the “valley” is in the correct place if your first DC2TOG lands on the SC and first SL ST). 1DC into the next three stitches. *2DC into the following two stitches (the “mountain” is in the correct place if the 2DC lands on the two DCs from the previous row). 1DC into the following three stitches. DC2TOG over the next four stitches. 1DC into the next three stitches. Repeat from * until you have reaches the end of the row. You will have one stitch left. Place 2DC into the last stitch.

ROW 3:  CH3 and turn, counts as first DC. 1DC into the same stitch. 1 DC into the following three stitches. DC2TOG over the next four stitches (the first DC2TOG of the “valley” will straddle the first DC2TOG from the previous round). 1DC into the following three stitches, *2DC into the next two stitches (the first 2DC of the “mountain” will land on the second post of the previous rounds first 2DC). 1DC into the following 3 stitches. DC2TOG over the next four stitches. 1DC into the following three stitches. Repeat from * until you reach the end of the row. You will have one stitch left. Place 2DC into the last stitch.  Tie of light periwinkle yarn.

ROW 4-14: With the white yarn.  Repeat row 3.  Tie off white yarn.

ROW 15-25:  With the yellow yarn repeat row 3.  Tie off yellow yarn.

ROW 26-36: With the orange yarn, repeat row 4.  Do not tie off.

ROW 37:  CH1, counts as 1 SL ST and turn. 1SC into the next stitch. 1HDC into the following three stitches. 1DC into the middle two “valley” stitches. 1HDC into the following three stitches. 1SC into the next stitch. *1SL ST into the top two “mountain” stitches. 1SC into the next stitch. 1HDC into the following three stitches. 1DC into the next two stitches. 1HDC into the following three stitches. 1SC into the next stitch. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the row. You will have one stitch left. Place a SL ST into the last stich and tie off the orange yarn.

FINISHING

ROW 1: Attach the light periwinkle yarn, it doesn’t matter where you start.  CH1. counts as first SC and SC all round the blanket, (make sure to place 2SC along the sides in the DCs from the ripple portion of the blanket).  In each corner place 1SC, CH2, and 1SC.  SL ST to beginning of the round.

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ROW 2:  CH2, counts as first SC, CH1.  Skip one stitch and 1SC into the next stitch.  *CH1, SK1, and 1SC into the next stitch.  Continue this moss stitch pattern all around the blanket.  In each corner place 1SC, Ch2, and 1SC.  SL ST to the beginning.

ROW 3:  Repeat row 2.  Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.

This Duck, duck, goose crochet baby blanket is perfect for a little baby boy..

Waddle you say?  Are you as obsessed with this baby boy crochet blanket pattern as I am?   I see more animal designs in our near future, because they are just too sweet and the perfect addition to any nursery.  It’s time to fill that coffee mug and get out those hooks so you can smash some ducking crochetgoals.

 


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