Crochet Snuggle Up Baby Blanket

Hi friends,

My friend is a counselor at our local pregnancy center and they had a lot of yarn donated to them for making baby things. The center gives out sweet little baby beanies to their clients and can also use blankets and other baby things. There were a couple skeins of gray and one skein of pink in the bag that I thought might make a cute blanket.

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I came up with the simple pattern that I’ve included below along with a link to a free PDF for easy printing. The front and back post crochet stitches make the blanket super squishy and snuggly. Since I just had 3 skeins of yarn the blanket only measures about 29 by 30 inches, but I think it will be a great size for a little one to snuggle up with! And at the bottom of the pattern I’ve included how to make the blanket larger if you’d like.

The yarn I used was Red Heart Super Saver in Grey Heather and Petal Pink. I used an I/5.5mm hook to stitch up my blanket.

Here’s the pattern…

Crochet Snuggle Up Baby Blanket

Worsted weight yarn – 17 ounces (I used Red Heart Super Saver – 2 (5 ounce skeins) Grey Heather and 1 (7 ounce skein) Petal Pink)

I/5.5mm hook

Stitches used in US terms:

Foundation Double Crochet – fdc

Front Post Double Crochet – fpdc

Back Post Double Crochet – bpdc

Single Crochet – sc

Chain – ch

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Back Loop Only – blo

Note: ch 2 at beginning of row counts as the first stitch. 

Begin with Grey Heather

Row 1: work 94 fdc. Turn. (94 stitches)

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as 1st stitch) Skip 1st stitch, *fpdc in next stitch, bpdc in next stitch* Repeat from * to * across to last stitch. dc in last stitch. Turn. (94 stitches)

Rows 3-10: Repeat Row 2 for each row. (94 stitches)

Change to Petal Pink

Rows 11-22: Repeat Row 2 for each row. (94 stitches)

Change to Heather Grey.

Rows 23-32: Repeat Row 2 for each row. (94 stitches)

Change to Petal Pink. 

Rows 33-44: Repeat Row 2 for each row. (94 stitches)

Change to Heather Grey.

Rows 45-54: Repeat Row 2 for each row. (94 stitches)

Begin working in rounds continuing with Heather Grey. 

Round 1: ch 1. sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner. 

Rounds 2-3: ch 2. hdc in blo of each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner. 

Change to Petal Pink. 

Rounds 4-5: ch 2. hdc in blo of each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner. 

Change to Heather Grey. 

Round 6: ch 2. hdc in blo of each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner. 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Finished blanket measures about 29 by 30 inches.

You can easily increase the size of this blanket by adding more foundation double crochet stitches in your first row – just keep your number of stitches an even number – and/or by adding more rows to your blanket. 

Here’s the link to the free PDF…

I’ve found that Red Heart Super Saver yarn can feel a bit rough. But if you wash your items on delicate with some fabric softener, dry on delicate for about 10 minutes with a fabric sheet, and then lay it flat to finish drying your project will become much softer.

This pattern would look so great in a solid color. A pretty variegated yarn would also work. What colors will you use to make your Crochet Snuggle Up Baby Blanket?

Anita

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