Sweet and Simple Crochet Baby Blanket

Hi friends,

I have a new Sweet and Simple Crochet Baby Blanket pattern to share with you today. It works up quickly and is made with basic crochet stitches, so I think it would be a beginner friendly pattern. The finished size of the blanket is about 25 by 30 inches including the border.

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I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby with an I/5.5mm hook to stitch up my blanket. I started my blanket with the foundation half double crochet stitch. If you need a tutorial for this stitch, you can find a great video here. I love starting my projects this way – it gives such a clean beginning edge to my project which is great when adding a border.

If you find it difficult to crochet evenly around your project when adding the first row of your border, I found this post that has some great tips on how to do it and keep your work from puckering.

The free pattern for the Sweet and Simple Crochet Baby Blanket is below and I’ve also included a link to free PDF if you’d like to easily print it.

Crochet Sweet and Simple Baby Blanket 

I Love This Yarn (4 weight) – You’ll Be Mist (about 11 ounces – 2 (5 ounce) skeins plus a little from a third skein) and White (about 1.5 ounces)

The color You’ll Be Mist has been discontinued, but the color Spa appears to be similar. 

I/5.5mm hook

Stitches used in US terms:

Foundation half double crochet – fhdc

Chain – ch

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Back Loop Only – blo

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stitch – ss

Double Crochet – dc

Notes: 

(1) chain 2 at beginning of row counts as a hdc stitch 

(2) chain 3 at beginning of row counts as 1 hdc stitch and 1 chain 

Begin with You’ll Be Mist. 

Row 1: work 88 fhdc. Turn.  (88 stitches)

Rows 2-10: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc)

Skip 1st stitch. hdc in blo of next stitch and each stitch across. Turn. (88 stitches)

Row 11: ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and 1 ch). Skip 1st stitch. hdc in next stitch. *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (45 hdc and 44 ch 1 spaces)

Rows 12-30: ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and 1 ch). Skip 1st stitch and 1st ch 1 space. hdc in next hdc. *ch 1, skip ch1 space , hdc in next hdc* Repeat from * to * across, ending with hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3 from previous row. Turn. (45 hdc and 44 ch 1 spaces)

Row 31: ch 2. Skip 1st hdc. *Hdc in next ch 1 space , hdc in next hdc* Repeat from * to * across, ending with hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3 from previous row. Turn. (88 stitches)

Rows 32-40: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc) Skip 1st stitch. hdc in blo of next stitch and each stitch across. Turn. (88 stitches)

Row 41: ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and 1 ch). Skip 1st stitch. hdc in next stitch. *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (45 hdc and 44 ch 1 spaces)

Rows 42-60: ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and 1 ch). Skip 1st stitch and 1st ch 1 space. hdc in next hdc. *ch 1, skip ch 1 space, hdc in next hdc* Repeat from * to * across, ending with hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3 from previous row. Turn. (45 hdc and 44 ch 1 spaces)

Row 61: ch 2. Skip 1st hdc. *Hdc in next ch 1 space , hdc in next hdc* Repeat from * to * across, ending with hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3 from previous row. Turn. (88 stitches)

Rows 62-70: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc) Skip 1st stitch. hdc in blo of next stitch and each stitch across. Turn. (88 stitches)

Change to White. 

Begin working in rounds

Rnd 1: ch 1 (does not count as stitch) sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to 1st sc.  Do not turn. 

Rnd 2: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss. *Skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch. Skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with ss to first sc. 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Finished blanket measures about 25 by 30 inches.   

Here’s the link to the free PDF…

This is such a versatile pattern. You can make it with a contrasting border like I did, or make it completely one color. You can make the sections of the blanket in different colors, maybe the solid rows of hdc in one color with the other sections in another color. Or make the solid sections with stripes of 2 different colors. Lots of options! 🙂

What color will you make your Sweet and Simple Crochet Baby Blanket?

Anita

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