Every new little baby needs their own special blanket – at least that’s what I think!
I love the versatility of this Granny Stripe Pattern you can find here. You can make it in any colors you want with as many – or as few – color changes as you’d like.
I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Soft Blue, White, and Soft Gray Heather with an H/5mm hook to crochet my blanket. I had 2 skeins of each color and had a bit of the 2nd skein of each left.
Using this pattern, I started with a chain of 114. Each stripe of color in my blanket has 5 rows. I crocheted 5 rows of white, 5 rows of gray, and 5 rows of blue and then continued that pattern. I did 5 stripes of white, 4 stripes of gray, and 4 stripes of blue for a total of 65 rows. I started and ended the blanket with white.
For the border, I single crocheted evenly around the blanket with gray for the 1st round. The 2nd round is done by crocheting 3 double crochet stitches (shell) in the same stitch, skip 1 stitch, work one single crochet in next stitch, skip 1 stitch and work a shell in the next stitch. Just continue that pattern around the edge of the blanket. I hope that makes sense – it’s not part of the pattern, just a border I have used forever on my blankets. 🙂
The finished size of the blanket is about 34 by 30 inches once the border is added.
This blanket can be stitched in any size – just make sure your beginning chain is in multiples of 3. What a pretty way to keep those sweet babies snuggly and warm!
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