Are you looking for an easy, modern baby blanket pattern? Look no further! This striped baby blanket works up quickly and can be finished in a single weekend – no matter if you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out. With its beginner-friendly design and simple stitch repetitions, it’s the perfect choice for any skill level!
As a crocheter, I love designing and creating new baby blanket patterns for special occasions, especially when it comes to welcoming a new family member. My husband’s cousin is 30 weeks pregnant, and we planned to meet them before the delivery. I had 3-4 days to crochet the entire blanket.
Knowing that time was limited, I needed simple crochet stitches or basic stitches to make a baby blanket that could be completed in just a few days without spending too many hours on it. So to make an easy crochet blanket pattern, I choose to use the modified single crochet two-together stitch.
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What I love about this pattern is that it’s both practical and decorative. It is a soft, cozy blanket and works quickly so that it can be finished in a weekend!
Easy blanket pattern, and color choices
This free pattern is perfect to crochet a blanket, but the stitch is so versatile that you can make anything with it. Use worsted weight yarn for the blanket like me or use DK weight yarn and crochet a kitchen towel. The possibilities are endless.
For the colorful crochet blankets choose worsted weight yarn in three different colors in blue shades and crochet a blanket for baby boys or more girly-pinky colors to crochet a blanket for girls, it’s sure to be a hit.
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What type of yarn should I choose?
The yarn I used is Lion Brand Pound Of Love yarn, which is worsted weight yarn and the crochet projects works quickly due to the yarn weight. Use bulky yarn for even quicker result. With chunky yarn you will have chunky blanket in no time to snuggle under.
You can use cotton yarn for dish clothes or kitchen towel or for more summery vibe baby blanket as well.
What size crochet hooks should I use?
With worsted weight yarn I used 6.5 mm crochet hook, because I wanted to add more drape, but you can use 5 mm or 6 mm as well. For dk weight yarn you can use 4 mm or 5 mm crochet hook. But better make a gauge swatch and check if you like the fabric or not.
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Lion Brand Pound of love 454gr/ 16oz, 932 m/1020 yds, 100% premium acrylic in colors – Elephant grey – 390 gr e topcheto, Turquoise – 460 gr, Denim – 335 gr.
crochet hook size 6.5 mm/ US crochet hook size J ( for the blanket )
tapestry/yarn needle for weaving in the ends
Special notes before we start:
The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
The pattern is worked back and forth in rows.
If you use a different yarn weight, remember that your blanket will turn out bigger or smaller.
The pattern is a multiple of 2 sts + 1 . If you want to adjust the size, make enough chains at the begging for your needs.
CH2 at the beginning is counted as ch-1 sp.
90cm x 90cm/35-inch x 35-inch inches
Gauge: 4” x 4”/ 10 cm x 10 cm = 15.5 sts/ rows in pattern repeat. The gauge is unwashed.
SC – single crochet
ch-1 sp- chain- 1 space
– repeat the stitches in the indicated times
ch(s)- chain (s)
FO- fasten off
YO- yarn over
Modified single crochet 2 together (sc2tog): Insert your hook into the ch-1 sp, YO, pull through, insert your hook in next ch-1 sp, YO pull through 3 loops on the hook, YO pull through all the loops. For photo and video tutorials, check here.
Step-by-step written instructions for Skylines baby blanket pattern:
Work the blanket’s body using a 6.5 mm / J size crochet hook
Row 1: Ch139, sc in 3rd ch from the hook, ch1, sk 1 st, sc in next rep across.
Here and throughout the pattern we will work in the chain spaces only skipping the stitches in between them.
Row 2: ch2, sc2tog over the next 2 ch-1 sps, ch1, sc2tog over the same and the next ch-1 sp rep across. For the last sc2tog work it in the last ch-1 sp and the ch-1 sp of the beg ch2. Repeat rows two till the desired length or 99 more times.FO.
I left the crochet blanket without a border, but you can make one using basic crochet stitches like single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet. This way, the crochet blanket pattern will remain easy and quick.
Color chart for the baby blanket pattern ” SKYLINES “
Rows 1- 13- denim
Rows 14- 17- elephant grey
Rows 18- 23- denim
Rows 24- 35- elephant grey
Rows 36- 39- turquoise
Rows 40- 45- elephant grey
Rows 46- 57- turquoise
Rows 58- 61- denim
Rows 62- 67- elephant grey
Rows 68- 79- denim
Rows 80- 83- turquoise
Rows 84- 89- elephant grey
Rows 90- 101- denim
If you’re looking for a quick and easy baby shower gift or a nursery decoration for a new mom, the crochet baby blanket skyline is the perfect choice. Not only will it be appreciated and loved by the new parents, but it will also become a cherished keepsake that the baby can treasure for years to come.
So why not try out this pattern and make a special gift for the new mom in your life? Happy crocheting!
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