Free crochet baby blanket pattern! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy free baby blanket finished in a weekend? This simple baby blanket works up quickly and is perfect for a baby shower gift. Continue reading to find out all the details for the free pattern, or buy the ad-free, print-friendly PDF pattern here!
2022 was a year full of babies. Five more friends shared the same news when I learned I was pregnant. I was excited not only for myself but for my friends. Five pregnant friends mean five new crochet baby blankets.
You will ask why you were so excited.
Firstly, more babies equal more funny games and unforgettable childhood, right? Second, I am the kind of person who loves to give more than to receive.
We reside in a cramped one-bedroom flat, making it virtually impossible to keep all my crochet items. Therefore, when special occasions arise, my friends and family receive crocheted scarves, shawls, and bags for birthdays, baby blankets for baby showers, and housewarming blankets and decorations for a new house – all of which come from my crochet collection.
But let me be clear, this is not simply a practical gesture.
I gift my crochet work mostly to people who will enjoy it as much as I did by buying the yarn, choosing the colors, designing it, and finally crocheting it.
Yarn choice for a baby blanket + stitch video tutorial
At the beginning of 2022, I set a goal to use all the yarn stash I had, and guess what?
What is not enough for a crocheter is YARN.
When I decided to design something new, I always didn’t have the right color or not enough balls, and instead of eating my yarn stash, I added a little more to it.
I can hear your voice telling me secretly, ” same here, girl. ” It is the same with my WIPs.
For 2023, my sister is designing and hosting a Gnome year along ( CAL ), which you have to check! One gnome representing each month of the year! And the January gnome is live on the blog now. I am sure you will love all the cute gnomes popping up in our feed on our Facebook group and Instagram page. And in the meantime, I am here again, setting goals to write down and publish all my WIPs, when my newborn baby sleeps.
And here we are!
The first free crochet pattern I am sharing with you is my Lavender crochet baby blanket.
If you have ever wanted to have a squishy and textured baby blanket and at the same time to be easy to crochet and follow, I am happy to announce that you are at the right place. The texture is created by using the front post double crochet stitch- worked by crocheting a double crochet around the post of the previous row.
In the beginning, when you see it, you can think that it is a complicated stitch, but after you get used to it, it will be a breeze to crochet. For those who prefer a video tutorial. Here it is:
If you are searching for a NON-yarn eater crochet stitch for baby blankets, this one is NOT for you. Most of the baby blankets use around 400gr, and this one uses 600gr in total.
If you look closer at the back side of the stitch, you can be confused that the blanket is a knit pattern. If you choose a reversible border instead of mine, you can definitely use both sides.
Excuse me for the tail’s ends, but as a crocheter weaving all ends in is not my strongest side.
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The Lavender baby blanket pattern:
- light worsted weight yarn- Zeeman Royal ( Local brand in the Netherlands ) 100% Acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 241 m purple color 6 balls in total 1446 m.
- crochet hook size 6 mm/ US crochet hook size J ( for the blanket )
- crochet hook size 5 mm/ US crochet hook size H ( for the border )
- tapestry needle for weaving all ends in
- The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
- The pattern is worked in rows. The border is worked in rounds.
- If you use a different weight of yarn, remember that your blanket will turn out bigger or smaller.
- The pattern is multiple of 2 sts. If you want to adjust the size, make enough chains at the begging for your needs. Keep in mind that the stitch is textured and will take some cm/inch from the length and the width. It’s better to make the beginning chains at least + 10 stitches.
- CH3 is counted as the first dc stitch
- The slip-stitch rows do not give any height to the blanket, we use them to turn back to the right side of our work. When you are working the border, skip these rows. ( They are not visible )
90cm x 90cm/35-inch x 35-inch inches in height with the hat’s tip bent.
Gauge: 4” x 4”/ 10 cm x 10 cm equals 12 rows x 13 stitches in pattern repeat. The gauge is unwashed.
SC – single crochet
DC- double crochet
SS- slip stitch
MR- magic ring
FPDC- front post double crochet
* – repeat the stitches in the * indicated times
the number in the () at the end indicates your final stitches for the round
ch(s)- chain (s)
FO- fasten off
Herringbone double crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull through stitch, and first loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
FPDC- front post double crochet: Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches. The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet you’re working around. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have three loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook twice. Here is a photo tutorial for the stitch, explained very well by begincrochet.
Crochet Lavender baby blanket pattern
Work the blanket’s body using a 6 mm / J size crochet hook
Row 1: Ch112, dc in 3rd ch from the hook, dc across, turn
Row 2: ch1, sl.st in first, sl.st in each st across, turn
Row 3: ch3, 1dc in first * sk1, FPDC in next, go back to the st we skipped and make 1dc * rep till last 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, turn
Row 4: ch1, sl.st in first, sl.st across, turn
Row 5: same as row 3
Repeat rows 4 and 5 till the desired length or 56 more times.
Blanket’s border :
For the border, take your 5 mm/ H crochet hook, we will make 1 round of sc stitches. If you feel comfortable working directly around the post of the last stitch for each row, you can skip this step.
Base rnd: For the short sides of the blanket, which are the bottom and upper side, work one single crochet in each st, placing three single crochet stitches for each corner stitch, and make two single crochet stitches around each double crochet post of each row worked for the left and right side of the blanket.
Rnd 1: Begin 1 st to the left of corner st. ch2, Herringbone dc in each st around, placing 3 Herringbone dc in each corner st, join with sl.st to first Herringbone dc.
Rnd 2: Ch2, * Herringbone dc in each st to 1 st before corner st, 2 Herringbone dc in next 3 sts; rep from *around, join with sl.st to first Herringbone dc.
Rep rnd 2 , 2 more times, 4 rnds in total for the border.
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