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Simple Crochet Baby Blanket

A Free Pattern For an Easy Crocheted Baby Blanket

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Simple Crochet Baby Blanket

This easy baby blanket pattern would be cute for either a baby boy or girl.

© Erica Jackofsky

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Sweet Potato Baby Blanket

Keep baby warm with this simple crocheted baby throw worked from a worsted weight cotton/acrylic blend. The stitch pattern makes this blanket appropriate for baby girls and boys alike. Use different color choices to make your blanket unique.

This baby blanket is part of the Sweet Potato Baby Layette. Matched set includes patterns for a baby sweater, baby slippers, beanie and square-top hat.

Skill Level: Easy +

Materials
Yarn: Knit Picks, Comfy Worsted [75% pima cotton/25% acrylic; 109 yards; 50 grams; worsted weight]

Main Color: 8 skeins “Sweet Potato”
Coordinating Color: 1 skein “Sea Foam”

Any worsted weight yarn can be substituted for this project. A machine washable fiber is always highly recommended for baby items. Check the yarn label for care instructions before purchasing. You’ll need approximately 872 yards (375 grams) in your yarn of choice.

Crochet Hook:
US size H/5mm hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.

Extras:
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge:
12 sc and 20 rows = 4” using size H/5mm hook.

Finished Measurements:
22.5 x 30.5”


Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

 

* = a repeat in the pattern
beg = beginning
cc = coordinating color yarn
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mc = main color yarn
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)


Baby Blanket Pattern
With mc, ch 78 sts loosely.

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across -- 77 sc.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next sc, dc in last st, turn.


Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc across row, sc in turning ch, turn -- 77 sc.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn -- 77 dc.

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc across row, sc in turning ch, turn -- 77 sc.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next sc, dc in last st, turn -- 77 dc.

*Repeat Rows 2–5 until piece measures 29” from foundation row.


Baby Blanket Border
The border pattern is worked in rounds along the edge of entire circumference.

Set Up: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 75 sts, 3 sc in last st (corner st). Rotate blanket 90 degrees to the right. Work 105 sc evenly spaced down long edge. Rotate blanket 90 degrees to the right. Work 3 sc in corner st, work 75 sts along short edge, work 3 sts in corner st. Rotate blanket 90 degrees to the right. Work 105 sts up second long edge, sl st to beg ch, -- 372 sts.

Change to cc yarn.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 77 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 107 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 77 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 106 sts, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 380 sts.

Change to mc yarn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 1 sc in next st, 3 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 79 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 109 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 79 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 107 sts, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 388 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times,  dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, sl st to top of beg ch to end -- 320 dc.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next 3 sts, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *dc in next 4 dc, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 4 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 4 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 4 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, dc in next 4 sts, sl st to top of beg ch to end.

Rnd 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 87 sts, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 117 sts, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 87 sts, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 115 sts, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 420 sts.

Fasten off yarn and weave in all ends using tapestry needle.

 

 

Resources:
The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic and Original Patterns, by Linda P Schapper

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