The Sweet Dreams crochet blanket for baby is designed using a beautiful yet simple stitch. The crochet stitch looks like rows of flowers, don’t you think?
If you have been following me for a while, you already know that I love fast projects. This crochet baby blanket took me only 6 hours to make. How cool is that?
I am absolutely in love with the purple color combination. I was so nervous I would run out of the lilac before I finish the blanket. Luckily, I just had enough to complete a baby size blanket.
I considered adding a shell border to this blanket but then felt like it would be an overkill. So I decided to just level the edges and leave it at that. Do you think this blanket would have looked better with a border? Any ideas?
Every time I publish a pattern I get requests for videos. Between coming up with new designs, making, writing, photographing and editing them, I hardly find time to make videos. So I try to write my patterns as clearly as possible and add videos whenever I can. Thank you for your patience!
I used 3 colors for the blanket. You are free to choose just two colors or change up the sequence the way you want. Have fun experimenting with color!
Now let’s get down to making this beautiful crochet blanket for your baby. I am excited to see your blankets. So please share them with me on Instagram.
Sweat Dreams Crochet Blanket for Baby
1. Worsted weight(Size 4) yarn in 3 colors. The sample afghan was made using Caron One Pound in colors Off White and Purple along with the color Orchid from Red Heart Super Saver.
2. Size J (6mm) hook.
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
35 inches wide and 36 inches long. The pattern tells you how to adjust the width.
620 yards of the Cream color and 320 yards of Purple and Lilac. You will need more if you plan to make the blanket bigger.
sl st- slip stitch
dc- double crochet
tr- triple crochet
YO- yarn over
2 shells= 5 inches wide
Shell: In specified st or space work (dc, ch 1)4 times, dc in the same st—shell made
Cluster (CL): *(YO, insert hook into the specified space and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops), repeat from * 2 more times, YO and pull through all the 4 loops on hook—–CL made
With Purple yarn, Ch 142. You can chain any multiple of 10 + 2 if you wish to make your crochet blanket bigger.
Row 1: Working into the back bumps of your foundation ch, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn.—-141 sc
Row 2: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, *( ch 1, sk 4 chs, shell in next, ch 1, sk 4 chs, sc in next), repeat from * across and join color Cream in last sc, turn. Fasten off the purple.——-14 shells
Note: Do not miss the ch-1 and the ch-2 between stitches. It will significantly affect the drape of your fabric.
Row 3: With the new color joined, ch 4, *(CL in first ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, CL in last ch-1 sp of shell, ch 1), repeat from * across and after working the last CL, do not ch 1, work 1 tr in last sc, turn. ——–28 CLs
Note: I fastened off after every repeat of the Purple and Lilac stripes but just dropped the cream yarn and picked it up again for the next repeat. You can carry it loosely along the side of your work. It will get hidden once you add a sc row to straighten the edges.
Row 4: Ch 4 ( counts as a dc and ch 1 in this Row), (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st as ch 4, *(ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp between next 2 sc, ch 1, shell in ch-1 sp between next 2 CLs), repeat from * and after you work a sc in the last ch-1 sp between 2 sc sts, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc)all on top of turning ch-3, and join color Lilac in last dc, turn.——13 full shells + 1 half shell at each end
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, CL in next ch-1 sp, *(ch 1, CL in first ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, CL in last ch-1 sp of shell), repeat from * until just a half shell is left, ch 1, CL in first ch-1 sp of the half shell, ch 2, sc in 4th and 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.——28 CLs
Row 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(ch 1, shell in ch-1 sp between next 2 CLs, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp between next 2 sc), repeat from * and after you work a shell between the last pair of CLs, ch 1, sc in the last sc while joining the Cream color back, turn.———14 shells
Repeat Rows 3-6 for the pattern taking care to change colors every 2 rows and end with a CL Row. I worked in the sequence, Purple, Cream, Lilac, Cream, Purple, Cream, Lilac and so on.
Last Row: This is a sc row. Ch 1 and work 1 sc into each sc, CL, and ch-sp across to end. Fasten off.
Leveling the Ragged Sides of the Blanket
The leveling rows should be worked on the right side of your blanket using Cream color yarn. Pick whichever side you like as the right side. Sl st to the corner of your blanket and work along the row edges, I distributed 5 sc across each stripe as shown in the picture. Repeat the same steps to level the other side of your blanket.
Weave in any tails left.