Easy Crochet Blanket for Baby, Peek a Boo Blanket

This easy crochet blanket for baby is designed using a beautiful stitch that is easy to master. It is a simple 2 row repeat that grows quickly.

 

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

 

Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

 

Made with DK weight yarn, this blanket is delicate and light. Pair it with a stuffed toy and It will make a perfect baby shower gift.

 

The lacy stitch pattern uses only basic crochet stitches like double crochet, single crochet and chain stitch making it a perfect project for beginners. The interlocking stitch pattern makes a beautiful design without much effort.

 

You can make it in one single color or use two or three colors like me. You can experiment with the width of the stripes and make it your own.

 

My finished blanket is 32 inches wide and 38 inches long but you can easily size it up or down to suit your requirements.

 

Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

 

Crochet Lacy Stitch Closeup

 

The stitch pattern looks gorgeous from both the sides and one side looks a little more textured than the other.

 

 

Easy Crochet Blanket for Baby

You can work from the free pattern given below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.50 here. The pattern will be emailed to you.

You can pin it for later here. 

 

Materials

1. DK weight yarn in 3 colors. I used colors White, Soft Gray and Cotton Candy from Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly yarn.

2. Hook I (5.5mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

The finished crochet baby blanket is 32 inches wide and 38 inches long. You can make it any size by adjusting the starting chain. You will need more yarn if you want to make your blanket bigger.

 

Yardage

I used 1 skein of each color. Each skein had 446 yards.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

Ch- chain

dc- double crochet

sc-single crochet

sk- skip

 

Gauge

 

CH 42 and follow the pattern below until your work is 5 inches. Measure for gauge.

2 pattern repeats= 4-1/4 inches

 

Crochet Pattern

Ch 138. You can increase the width of the crochet baby blanket by chaining any multiple of 8+10. Each 8 chs will add about 2 inches to the width. About 4 inches will be reduced from the width once the blanket grows and this has been taken into account while calculating the initial chain.

 

Row 1 completed

 

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 5, sk 5, 1 sc in next, ch 3, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to last 7 chs, ch 5, sk 5, 1 sc in last 2 chs. Turn.——17 ch-5 loops

 

Row 2 shown in contrasting color for clarity

 

Row 2( dc row): Ch 3 ( counts as a dc), 1 dc in next sc, *(5 dc in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 2), repeat from * and after 5 dc in last ch-5 loop, 1 dc in last 2 sts. Turn.———89 dc+ 16 sc

 

Row 3 completed

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, *(ch 5, sk 5 dc, 1 sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-2 space)*, repeat from * to last 7 dc, ch 5, sk 5 dc, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3. Turn.——17 ch-5 loops

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for the pattern. I changed colors after every 9 repeats of the dc row and had only 1 white stripe in the blanket.

 

To change colors at the end of a dc row, start working your last dc as usual and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the new color to complete your dc.

 

Finishing The Crochet Baby Blanket

Weave in any tails left.

 

You might also like my Twinkling Stars Crochet Baby Blanket and my 5 Hour Crochet Baby Blanket patterns.

You can also check out my Falling Petals Afghan featured on Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com

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10 Comments

  1. Cynthia Senger
    July 12, 2019 / 6:27 am

    This is lovely! I love the pattern, and choice of three colors. I don’t know how you keep coming up with fresh ideas!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      July 12, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Hi Cynthia, thank you so much. I am really glad you like the pattern.

  2. Cherie Pitt
    July 18, 2019 / 3:05 am

    Hi Cynthia
    Love this pattern and can’t wait to start.
    I would like to double the width could you advise me as to how many chains to start with please.
    Thanks

  3. Missy
    September 13, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Do we ch 42 plus the ch138 ?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 13, 2019 / 10:37 am

      Hi Missy, the ch 42 is not for making the blanket but for making a small swatch and checking your gauge. The gauge measures how tightly or loosely you crochet.

  4. Deb
    September 20, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    Hi. Beautiful pattern. How many striped sections did you do? Did you start with pink and end with pink?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 2, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Hi Deb, I had 5 stripes. I started with a pink and ended with a gray stripe.

  5. Rosylin Carter
    October 16, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Love your pattern, I think it would make a cozy lite shawl /scarf should I just reduce the length and width?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 11:12 am

      HI Rosylin, yes, you can absolutely do that.

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