Many Hugs: Baby Blanket

Someone requested a “hugs” version of my “love blanket”, so here it is!

They were posting in the Facebook group: Mosaic Crochet World and they said they love Rosina Plane’s Hugs square and specifically asked if I could make this. I hope it lives up to the expectations!

This blanket is nearly the same as my “Preemie Love Blanket”. It is the same size and it uses the same background: “Many Hearts”.

The original “Preemie Love Blanket” – the inspiration for the “Many Hugs” baby blanket

Just like all my other patterns, this pattern includes a chart as well as written instructions for both of my favorite techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

I have included right- and left-handed instructions for both techniques. I have a few patterns that have words on them and instead of forcing all the left-handed crocheters to read each line from end to beginning I have reversed each line already. See my other patterns that include left-handed instructions in this ravelry bundle: https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/left-handed-instructions-included

This chart for this pattern is 121 x 121, which means your blanket will be about 30″ square if you meet my gauge. When I crocheted the Preemie Love Blanket I used a 5 mm hook instead of my usual 4.5 mm hook but I only made it 0.5 inches larger 🤣 so obviously the hook didn’t force me into a looser tension enough.

**For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need**
– Worsted Weight Yarn (1050-1075 yards)
– Main Color (MC) – 525 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
– Accent Color (AC) – 525 yards
– Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
– Stitch marker
– Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square

**For Mosaic Crochet, You Will Need**
– Worsted Weight Yarn (1170-1370 yards)
– Main Color (MC) – 585 yards
– Coordinating Color (CC) – 585 yards
– Plus 200 yards for optional envelope border
– Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
– Scissors
– Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4″ square

You can get this pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.

At one time I had considered getting rid of Etsy because the fees were too high but I have adjusted some things and I hope it can remain a viable option for awhile longer.

On Ravelry, I have set up a fun promotion: you can get “Many Hugs” FREE with a minimum purchase of $25 from my Ravelry Store. You MUST add “Many Hugs” to your cart at the same time as your $25 purchase. No code needed, offer expires June 9, 2021.

I have a lot of patterns in my drafts and a lot more in my head. I have been quite slow at getting them out lately while I focus on my family. I know you all understand and I am thankful for your patience and continuued support.

I also sent out an email to announce this new pattern and there’s a game: tell me how many free patterns were available in the email to win a free pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store! See the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/37fa8354833b/manyhugs

11 thoughts on “Many Hugs: Baby Blanket

  1. I found 4, plus extras for those following the hop. 😍

    On Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 3:33 PM Ashlee Brotzell Designs wrote:

    > ashleebrotzell posted: ” Someone requested a “hugs” version of my “love > blanket”, so here it is! They were posting in the Facebook group: Mosaic > Crochet World and they said they love Rosina Plane’s Hugs square and > specifically asked if I could make this. I hope it lives up to” >

      1. Wasn’t this the email? I said 4 of your’s and 26 of the CAL hop, making a total of 30.

        On Sat, 5 Jun 2021, 8:29 pm Ashlee Brotzell Designs, wrote:

        > ashleebrotzell commented: “Make sure you respond by email to the > newsletter to get your code!” >

      2. This is my website! You might be subscribed to receive my blog posts by email which would explain the email confusion. The newsletter link is https://mailchi.mp/37fa8354833b/manyhugs and there should be link to subscribe at the top. Then you can reply to the welcome email and I will send you your code. I can’t post your single-use code here online for everyone to see.

  2. I counted 4 free patterns. 83 plus if you include all the blog hop patterns 😅

    On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 4:34 PM Ashlee Brotzell Designs wrote:

    > ashleebrotzell posted: ” Someone requested a “hugs” version of my “love > blanket”, so here it is! They were posting in the Facebook group: Mosaic > Crochet World and they said they love Rosina Plane’s Hugs square and > specifically asked if I could make this. I hope it lives up to” >

  3. I’m not sure my answer went through… 4 of your patterns plus up to 80 on the blog in June.

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