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Spring is in there air and all I want to do is hang outside! This Three Toed Sloth is the perfect companion. He is in no hurry to do anything other than enjoy the color of spring and bathe in the sun. Slow what I am about!
Sloths are in right now! They are everywhere. So ugly that they are adorable, and so slow that they grow moss …. I wonder if I sit and crochet on this coach long enough if I will resemble my three toed friend? The Three Toed Sloth baby blanket was created to follow the trend and hopefully be a great option for all those baby boys who always seem to get the short end of the branch when it comes to stylish baby blankets.
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Finished this baby blanket is 36in x 30in
For this blanket, my goal was to use only my stash. Spring cleaning on anyone else’s brain? I have used a mixture of Red Heart Yarn and Caron One Pound Yarn while making this blanket. I do not usually mix yarn brands because it can make your blankets a little wonky (not square), but with these two brands it was actually simple.
When I used the Red Heart I did the normal C2C method of CH3 and placing 3DC into the CH space of the previous row, but with the Caron One Pound Yarn I CH3 and ONLY PLACED 2DC into the CH3 space of the previous row. This made each tile the same size and my finished blanket was perfectly square.
I will list my colors, because I know some of you will ask, but I encourage you to use that stash! Then there will be more room for more yarn!
- Caron One Pound: Dark Grey (less than 1 skein)
- Caron One Pound: Soft Grey (less than 1 skein)
- Red Heart: Spring Green (1 skein)
- Red Heart: Black (less than 1 skein)
- Red Heart: White (1 skein)
- Red Heart: Brown (1 skein)
- Size J (6mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
- CH – chain
- SL ST – slip stitch
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- CORNER TO CORNER
CORNER TO CORNER
The graph below illustrates the color changes for the Three Toed Sloth Baby Blanket. I adapted a design from Tesey Birds Designs, who makes pixelated images for Plastic Canvas Chibi, which I’m not totally sure what those are BUT the pixelated images are perfect for making corner to corner projects and this sloth was too cute to resist!
NEW TO CORNER TO CORNER CROCHET?
WARNING: this crochet technique is very addicting! You can make just about any design and it works up so quickly. Do not be scared off by this technique, it really only contains double crochets, chains and slip stitches. Here is a video tutorial by Mikey from the Crochet Crowd that I recommend because he covers it all! Once you master this technique I promise you’ll be hooked.
For this blanket I wanted a bold and simple border. I used the block stitch and it is completed in rounds. I think this border really frames the picture we have created and keeps it neutral so that it is the perfect gift for any baby boy or girl you know.
ROUND 1: Attach the black yarn into any space between tiles. CH2 and 1SC into the space between tiles. Continue with 1SC in the space and CH2 around the entire blanket. In each corner; 1SC in the last space between tiles, CH2 and 1SC into the point of the corner. CH2 and 1SC into the same point. CH2 and 1SC into the next space between tiles. SL St to close the round. Tie off the black yarn.
ROUND 2: Attach the white yarn into any CH2 space. CH3, counts as first DC and 1DC into the space CH2 space. Do not CH, 2DC into the next CH2 space. Continue all around the blanket. In each corner place 2DC, CH2, and 2DC in the same space. SL ST to close. NOTE: remember that I was working with two different brands of yarn, if you are working with one type of yarn throughout your whole blanket you will complete 3DC in each space.
ROUND 3: with the white yarn repeat round 1.
ROUND 4: with white yarn repeat round 2.
ROUND 5: with white yarn repeat round 1.
ROUND 6: with white yarn repeat round 2. Tie off white yarn.
ROUND 7: Attach black yarn and repeat round 1.
I hope you enjoyed hanging with me as we completed this fun sloth corner to corner project. I am obsessing over the black and white block stitch border, I think it really gives this blanket the pop I was looking for! I can’t wait to see this unique and neutral baby blanket slowly climb across social media. What other unique animals would you like to see in future crochet projects?