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5 Hour Blanket, Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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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?

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket pattern that works up in 5 Hours, #crochetblanket, #crochetbabyblanket, #crochetafghan

 

If are a lover of quick blankets, you can see my collection of 13 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns than can be worked in 3-6 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using 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.

 

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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”.

 

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Materials

  1. 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.
  2. Size N/P(10mm) hook
  3. Size K(6.5 mm) hook to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

32 X 39 inches when laid flat.

 

Yardage

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.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch-chain

ch space- chain space

sc-single crochet

esc- extended single crochet

beg ch- beginning chain

 

Stitch Explanations

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

 

Gauge

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.

 

Notes

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.

 

Finishing

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.

 

If you love making blankets, you might also like my 3 Hour Crochet Afghan and my Textured Crochet Afghan. 

This 5 Hour Baby Blanket pattern was featured on AllFreeCrochetAfghans.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colleen

Friday 13th of August 2021

Very new to crochet. Having hard time understanding the difference between rows 3 & 4 that are to be repeated. Thank you

Stephanie Elswick

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Hello, I just paid for the pdf but when I clicked return to merchant I didn’t receive the pdf. Could you tel me how I receive it? I shows the money came out of my bank account.

Thank you

Debbie

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Can I used a worsted weight Yarn

Rene Carey

Monday 30th of November 2020

Can I add a border to this blanket

Shehnaaz

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Yes, why not?

Lori Berry

Saturday 5th of September 2020

I love this blanket! It was so easy and really didn't take long to complete. I had never heard of an extended single crochet stitch so it was exciting to also get to try something new. Thanks for the pattern and the video tutorial. Very helpful.