It seems like I almost always have a crochet baby blanket on my hook – or at least I’m thinking about the next one I will be making. 🙂 There are literally thousands of patterns out there to choose from, and I’ve made a lot of them! Today I want to share a pattern I created. I hope you like it!
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The Crochet Ridged Baby Blanket is a simple repeat of double crochet with front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches to create the “ridges”. I made this blanket using Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek yarn in Earthblossom and an H/5mm hook.
I decide to let the yarn just make whatever pattern it was going to make as I went along. Even though my skeins were all the same dye lot, you can see in the picture below that they didn’t all stitch up the same. But I kinda like the way it turned out! 🙂
Here’s a closer look at the border which is rounds of single crochet in the back loop only. You can find my free pattern below. I’ve also included a link to a free PDF if you’d like to easily print it.
Crochet Ridged Baby Blanket
Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Earthblossom – 5 (4 oz) skeins
Stitches used US terms:
Chain – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Foundation Double Crochet – fdc
Double Crochet – dc
Front Post Double Crochet – fpdc
Back Post Double Crochet – bpdc
Slip Stitch – ss
Back Loop Only – blo
Note: ch 2 at beginning of row counts as 1st dc stitch.
Row 1: Work 89 fdc. Turn. (89 stitches)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as 1st stitch). Skip 1st dc, dc in each stitch across. Turn. (89 stitches)
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as 1st stitch). Skip 1st dc, dc in next 3 stitches. fpdc in next stitch. *dc in next 4 stitches, fpdc in next stitch* Repeat from * to * across to last 4 stitches. dc in last 4 stitches. Turn. (89 stitches)
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as 1st stitch). Skip 1st dc, dc in next 3 stitches. bpdc in next stitch. *dc in next 4 stitches, bpdc in next stitch* Repeat from * to * to last 4 stitches. dc in last 4 stitches. Turn. (89 stitches)
Rows 5-64: Repeat Rows 3 and 4, ending with a repeat of Row 4.
Row 65: ch 2 (counts as first stitch). dc in each stitch across. (89 stitches)
Do not turn after last row.
Begin working in Rounds. Do not turn at the end of each round.
Round 1: ch 1. sc crochet evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc.
Do not turn.
Rounds 2-4: ch 1. sc in blo of each stitch around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Finished size is about 28 by 35 inches.
Here’s the link to the free PDF…
I think this pattern would work up beautifully in a solid color. Or maybe a solid color with a different color border.
What are your favorite colors for baby blankets?