Easy Crochet Baby Blanket, 6 Hour Blanket

This easy crochet baby blanket pattern is perfect for beginners. It works up in just 6 hours, how cool is that? It will be your best bet for any last minute baby shower gifts.

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

 

 

When I started out designing this blanket, I was planning on making a moss stitch chevron blanket. The further I got with it, the more I realized that it looks very similar to my 5-hour crochet blanket. So I gave it a spin and came up with this design.

 

6 Hour Crochet Baby Blanket

 

Texture of the Crochet Baby Blanket

 

Designing with chunky yarn is always a challenge because it lacks stitch definition. Can you imagine how big a bobble would look in this yarn? So I made fake bobbles which are ridiculously simple to make and looks great on this yarn. The result? An easy peasy crochet baby blanket!

 

 

Closeup View of the Crochet Blanket Stitch

 

The base stitch used for this easy chunky crochet baby blanket is the Knit-look Herringbone half double crochet. I have included a video on how to work this stitch at the end of the blog post.

 

I am in love with the coral and blue combination. Do you like it? What colors will you choose for this blanket? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Materials

1. Super Bulky, size 6 yarn in 3 colors. I used Bernat Baby Blanket in colors Overcast, Coral Blossom, and Vanilla.

2. Hook N/P(10mm)

3. Hook K (6.5mm) to weave in the ends.

Finished Size

32 inches wide and 41 inches long. You can make it in any size you want.

 

Yardage

I used 1 whole skein each of Coral Blossom and Overcast and about a 1/4 skein of the color Vanilla. Each skein of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn is 220 yards long.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terminology.

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

tr- triple crochet

hhdc- herringbone half double crochet

 

Gauge

6 hhdc sts and 2 Rows= 4 inches

 

Stitch Explanation

Herringbone Half Double Crochet(hhdc): YO, insert your hook into the next st, pull up a loop through the st and the first loop on your hook, 2 loops left on your hook, YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. A video tutorial for this stitch is included at the end of the blog post.

 

Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket

With color Coral Blossom and the 10mm hook, ch 53. You can chain any odd number of chains to start if you wish to make your blanket wider than 32 inches. Please note that you will need more yarn to make your blanket bigger.

 

Row 1: 1 hhdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.——–51 hhdc

 

Rows 2: Ch 2 ( counts as a hhdc here and throughout), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to end. Turn.——–51 hhdc

 

Note

1. For the fake bobble rows, the turning ch 1 does not count as a sc throughout the pattern.

 

Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as a hhdc here and throughout), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to last st, 1hhdc in last st while joining the cream color. Ch 1 and turn. Fasten off the Coral yarn.——–51 hhdc

 

Note: In the next Row the fake bobbles will form at the back of your work.

 

Row 4(Bobble Row): 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, *(1 tr in next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * across and end with a sc on top of turning ch-2 while joining the Blue yarn, fasten off the cream color yarn. Turn.——51 sts

Blue Stripe

Row 5, 6 & 7: With the blue color joined, ch 2, 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to end. Turn.——–51 hhdc

 

Row 8: Ch 2 ( counts as a hhdc here and throughout), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to last st, 1hhdc in last st while joining the cream color. Ch 1 and turn. Fasten off the Blue yarn.——–51 hhdc

 

Note: In the following Row, you will have to fold the tr stitches to the front and then work your sc to make the bobbles visible on the right side of your blanket. Alternatively, you can let the bobbles form at the back and then pull them to the front with your fingers.

 

Row 9(Bobble Row): 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, *(1 tr in next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * across and end with a sc on top of turning ch-2 while joining the Coral yarn, fasten off the cream color yarn. Turn.——51 sts

 

Coral Stripe

Row 10, 11 & 12: With the Coral color joined, ch 2, 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to end. Turn.——–51 hhdc

 

Row 13: Ch 2 ( counts as a hhdc here and throughout), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to last st, 1hhdc in last st while joining the cream color. Ch 1 and turn. Fasten off the Coral yarn.——–51 hhdc

 

Note: In the next Row the fake bobbles will form at the back of your work.

 

Row 14 (Bobble Row): 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, *(1 tr in next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * across and end with a sc on top of turning ch-2 while joining the Blue yarn, fasten off the cream color yarn. Turn.——51 sts

 

Repeat Rows 5-14 for the pattern until you complete 11 stripes and end in a Coral stripe. For the last Coral stripe, work only 3 hhdc rows. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Using the K(6.5mm) hook, weave in all the tails left.

If you love Bernat Blanket projects, you might also like my 3 Hour Crochet Blanket and my 5 Hour Crochet Baby Blanket made with the same yarn.

 

You can find more such blanket patterns on Allfreecrochetafghans.com and Allfreecrochet.com.

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