This crochet baby blanket pattern made from 100% cotton yarn is perfect for a summer baby. The stitches used are very beginner-friendly and easy to work.
When I published my first Coral Reefs Cotton Blanket last summer, I got an overwhelming response. So this season I plan to publish more cotton blankets.
For those of you who prefer a no holes warm blanket for your baby, this will be perfect. The stitches are closely packed and have a nice texture.
The border looks like ribbing but doesn’t use any post stitches. It is a simple yet elegant border that suits a baby boy blanket.
Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
1. 100% worsted weight cotton yarn. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colors Ecru, Robins Egg, and Jute.
2. Hooks I(5.5mm) for the blanket and H(5mm) for the border.
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
33 inches wide and 40 inches long.
You will need 3 skeins of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in color Jute, 4 skeins in color Robins Egg, and 5 skeins in color Ecru. Each skein is 120 yards long.
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
YO- yarn over
Triple(tr) crochet: YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, *(YO pull through 2 loops), repeat from * 2 more times.
To make a gauge swatch, chain 26 and follow the blanket pattern until you complete 5 rows.
4 pattern repeats= 5 inches
1. After you make the first stripe, you will be changing colors every 2 rows. You don’t fasten off the yarn but just drop it to pick up later. The yarn will be carried along the side of your work and will get concealed once you add the border.
2. For the sake of convenience, we will call the three colors cream, blue, and jute.
3. To join a new color at the end of the row, start working your last dc and when there are 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the next color yarn to complete your dc.
With the bigger I(5.5mm) hook and blue color yarn, chain 102. You can chain any multiple of 4+2 to start if you want to make your blanket wider.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *( 3 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * across to end, turn. ——25 pattern repeats
Row 3: Ch 2( counts as a dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st as beginning ch-2, sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, *(3 dc in next st, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc), repeat from * until one st is left, 1 dc in last st, turn.——25 pattern repeats
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 3 dc in next st, *(sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3 dc in next st), repeat from * until 3 sts are left, sk next 2 sts, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-2, turn.——25 pattern repeats
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have a total of 7 rows in blue including the first sc row. Join cream color yarn while working the last st of Row 7( a repeat of Row 3). Drop the blue color yarn to pick up later.
Rows 8 & 9: Repeat rows 4 and 3 with cream color yarn and join the jute color yarn at the end of Row 9. Drop the cream color yarn to pick up later.
Row 10 & 11: Repeat rows 4 & 3 with jute color yarn and join the blue color back at the end of Row 11. Drop the jute color yarn to pick up later.
Rows 12 & 13: Repeat rows 4 & 3 with blue color yarn and join the cream color back at the end of Row 13. Drop the blue color yarn to pick up later.
Keep repeating rows 8 to 13 until you have a total of 36 stripes including the first broad blue stripe and you end in a jute colored stripe. Join back blue color yarn at the end of the last stripe. Your work will now be approximately 33 inches long.
Rows 37-42: Repeat rows 4 and 3 alternately in the color blue, turn.
Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end, fasten off.
1. The first 2 and the last rounds of the border are worked on the right side(RS) of your blanket. The RS is the side you worked you last sc row on.
2. While working along the row edges where there are no actual sts, insert your hook into the turning chains and not into the gaps.
Round 1: With cream color yarn and the smaller H(5mm) hook, sl st to the foundation chain side where you have the beginning tail, 1 sc on the side of the blanket, distribute sc sts evenly along the row ends until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, 1 sc in each st of the last row until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, distribute sc sts evenly along the second side of the blanket, 3 sc in next corner, 1 sc in each free loop of the foundation chain side, 3 sc in the corner where you started, sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.
Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in next st, *(1 sc in each st to corner st, 3 sc in corner st), repeat from * and after 3 sc in the last corner, 1 sc in same st as beg ch 1, sl st to first sc. Turn.
Note: In the next round, you don’t work 3 sts in the corner.
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(1 tr in next st, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * until you go all around the blanket. If your last st is a tr, sl st to the first sc. If you last st is a sc, work a tr in the same st and then sl st to the first sc, turn.
Last Round: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(1 sc in each st to corner st, 3 sc in corner st), repeat from * and after 3 sc in the last corner, sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in any tails left.
You might also like my Coral Reefs Crochet Baby Blanket and my Serenity Crochet Blanket both made with cotton yarn. You can also check out my roundup on how to make crochet baby blankets in just 3-6 hours.
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