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This easy crochet blanket will be perfect for making a last-minute gift without much effort. The stitch pattern is simple yet has a gorgeous texture.

 

Easy Crochet Blanket

 

Easy Textured Crochet Blanket

 

When I designed my last Peek a Boo baby blanket I had someone write to me saying she prefers baby blankets with no holes.  So here it is, a no holes blanket that is perfect for your baby.

 

Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket

 

 

I made this crochet blanket with Lily Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn. Generally, this is not a yarn I prefer for blankets but when I saw these colors together, I just couldn’t resist it.

 

 

 

You can make the blanket in any worsted weight yarn of your choice, but using cotton will give it more stitch definition. A cotton blanket will be perfect for summer or fall.

 

I combined three colors, but you can experiment with just two colors, adding more stripes in between, or making it in just one single color. This is a versatile pattern that will look beautiful in one or more colors. So without further ado, let’s get to work and whip up this beauty!

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

You can pin it for later here. 

 

Materials

  1. Worsted weight yarn. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colors Beach Glass, Coral Rose, and Ecru.
  2. Hook H(5mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

Finished blanket is 34 inches wide and 41 inches long. The initial chain can be adjusted to make the blanket bigger.

 

Yardage

I used the big skeins of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for the blanket. Each skein is 200 yards long. I used 3 skeins of color Ecru and 2 skeins each of the colors Beach Glass and Coral Rose.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

 

Gauge

4 pattern repeats and 7 Rows= 4 inches

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern

Notes

1. You can find a video tutorial at the end of the blog post.

2. For convenience, we will refer to the yarn colors as Cream, Mint, and Peach.

3. You should fasten off every time you change colors.

 

 

 

With Cream color yarn, chain  106. You can chain any multiple of 3 + 1 to start.

 

Row 1: (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the 4th ch from hook, * sk next 2 chs, (2 dc , ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch, repeat from * to end. Turn.——-35 pattern repeats

 

Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of beginning ch-3. This will ensure that your blanket has a straight edge.

 

Row 2: Ch 3( counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3. Turn.——-35 pattern repeats

 

Repeat the above Row 6 more times. You will now have 8 rows in the cream color yarn, join color Mint at the end of Row 8.

 

Row 9: Repeat Row 2  in Mint color and join Peach color at the end of this row.

 

Row 10: Repeat Row 2 in Peach color and join Cream color at the end of the row.

 

Row 11-18: Repeat Row 2 in Cream color and join Peach color at the end of Row 18.

 

Row 19-26: Repeat Row 2 in Peach color and join Mint color at the end of Row 26.

 

Row 27-34:  Repeat Row 2 in Mint color and join Cream color at the end of Row 34.

 

Row 35-42: Repeat Row 2 in Cream color and join color Mint at the end of Row 42.

 

Row 43-50: Repeat Row 2 in Mint color and join color Peach at the end of Row 50.

 

Row 51-58: Repeat Row 2 in Peach color and join color Cream at the end of Row 58.

 

Row 59-66: Repeat Row 2 in Cream color and join color Peach at the end of Row 66.

 

Row 67: Repeat Row 2 in color Peach and join color Mint at the end of this row.

 

Row 68: Repeat Row 2 in color Mint and join color Cream at the end of this row.

 

Row 69- 76: Repeat Row 2 in color Cream and fasten off.

 

Finishing the Crochet Baby Blanket

Weave in any tails left.

 

You might also like my Peek a Boo Crochet Baby Blanket and my Twinkling Stars Crochet Blanket.

 

You might also want to check out my Falling Petals Afghan featured on Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com

 

 

 

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Tracey Jago

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Love this stitch. How would I go about making the blanket longer?

Shehnaaz

Sunday 11th of October 2020

You can chain more at the beginning. Just keep it a multiple of 3+1

Allison

Friday 18th of September 2020

Question - I chained 214 (213 + 1) and end up with 2 chains left over at the end of row 1 where the instructions say to turn. I have 71 pattern repeats. Is there supposed to be 2 chains left over?

Shehnaaz

Sunday 20th of September 2020

No, there should be no chains left at the end. You can just unravel the extra chains and continue.

Brooke

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Does the yarn need to be worsted weight?

Shehnaaz

Friday 22nd of May 2020

You can use any kind of yarn but will need to adjust your gauge and hook size to suit the yarn.

Carla Stormont

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hi. I love the look of this stitch and I tried it for a simple ear warmer. It didnt seem to work because the final rows seem so stretchy. I even added a sc border and it didn't help. I ripped it all out. The stitch is simple enough to use (will teach my extreme newbie sister) and I'm sure it will eventually work for a blanket. One question. The rows seem to fan out as I go and the foundation chain seems narrower than the later rows so I don't get a good even rectangular shape. I counted stitches so I know I am not increasing anywhere. Do I just need to make my foundation chain extremely loose? Use a bigger hook for the foundation chain only? Use a chainless foundation of sc? Suggestions on how to square this up would be appreciated.

Shehnaaz

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Yes, you can absolutely use a bigger hook to work the foundation chain or use the chainless foundation.

Regina williams

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Hi Iā€™m confused you said to repeat row 2 in row 9 & 10 do I do 8 rows of each color then go back to main color. R is it repeat row 2 and in only 1 row of color in row 9 and 10. Thanks I hope you understand my question.

Shehnaaz

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Take a good look at the pictures of the finished blanket please. Row 9 and 10 are Mint and Peach, you then do another wide stripe in cream color.

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