Who wouldn’t love making a free crochet baby blanket pattern that works up super fast and is super squishy to boot? I absolutely love quick projects, do you?
Using a thick yarn and a quick stitch, you will be able to work this beauty up in under 5 hours. And no, this isn’t your regular Moss stitch. See that texture? I used extended single crochet stitches for this blanket and loved it.
For someone who thought crocheting a baby blanket was boring, I cannot believe I am on my sixth blanket already. I am quite enjoying the ride. 2019 is going to be the year of Afghans on my blog :). Of course, you will see other patterns too.
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Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
- Super Bulky, Size 6 Chenille yarn. Bernat Blanket yarn in colors Dark Grey, Vintage White and Bernat Baby Blanket in color Shell Pink was used for the sample blanket.
- Size N/P(10mm) hook
- Size K(6.5 mm) hook to weave in the ends.
32 X 39 inches when laid flat.
1 skein each of the 3 colors. Each skein had 220 yards. I used almost all of the cream color and 170 yards of the grey and pink.
ch space- chain space
esc- extended single crochet
beg ch- beginning chain
Extended Single crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.—–1 esc completed
5 esc sts= 5 inches
With the cream color yarn, Ch 60. You can ch any even number to increase the width of your blanket.
Row 1 ( work this row tight): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.—-59 sc
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as an esc+ ch 1), sk next st, esc in next, *(ch 1, sk next st, esc in next), repeat from * to end. Turn.——-30 esc
Note: At the end of Row 3, I found that working your last st into the beginning ch 1 gave a straighter edge compared to working into beg ch-2.
Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as esc), esc in adjacent ch-space, *( ch 1, sk next esc, esc in the next ch-space), repeat from * until you work an esc in the ch-space under beg ch-3, esc on top of beg ch-1. Turn.—-31 esc
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as esc+ ch 1), sk next st, 1 esc in next ch-space, *( ch 1, sk next st, 1 esc in next ch-space), repeat from * to last 2 sts (esc+beg ch), ch 1, sk next esc, 1 esc on top of beginning ch-2, join pink color yarn, fasten off the cream color. Turn.——-30 esc
Note: You will alternate between Rows 3 and 4 with color changes in between.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3 in color pink, join color grey at the end of the row, and fasten off the pink. Turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4 in color grey, join color cream at the end of the row and fasten off the grey. Turn.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3 in color cream, join color pink at the end of the row, and fasten off the cream. Turn.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4 in color pink, join color cream at the end of the row, and fasten off the pink. Turn.
Row 9- 23: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 alternately in color cream, join color pink at the end of Row 23, and fasten off the color cream. Turn.
1. If you want to adjust the length of your blanket, you can crochet more or fewer rows here, but remember to write the number of rows down for the remaining two panels.
2. My cream panel now measured approximately 9 1/2 inches from the top of the pink row.
Row 24-38: Repeat Rows 4 and 3 in color pink for the next 15 rows, join color grey at the end of Row 38, fasten off the color pink. Turn.
Row 39-53: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 in color grey for the next 15 rows, join color pink at the end of Row 53, fasten off the color grey. Turn.
Row 54: Repeat Row 4 in color pink, join color cream at the end of the row and fasten off the color pink. Turn.
Row 55: Repeat Row 3 in color cream, join grey at the end of the row and fasten off the color cream. Turn.
Row 56: Repeat Row 4 in color grey, join pink at the end of the row and fasten off the color grey. Turn.
R0w 57: Repeat Row 3 in color pink, join cream at the end of the row and fasten off the pink. Turn.
Row 58-60: Repeat Row 4, 3 and 4 again in color cream. Turn
Row 61: Continuing with cream color, ch 2 (counts as a hdc), 1 hdc in each ch and st across to end, fasten off.—-60 hdc
Note: The last Row is a hdc row and not a single crochet row like the first row because the hdc made it the same width as the first colorful panel.
Using the smaller hook, weave in all the tails left. Take care to weave in through the top part of your esc sts to avoid your tails showing through the gaps.