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Cuddleworthy Crochet Baby Blanket

Now beginners can learn how to crochet a baby blanket using their basic skills. This Cuddleworthy Baby Blanket requires you to create rows of chains. You only need a couple balls of yarn to complete this blanket, so it's great for thrifty crafters. Finish the blanket by create a border around the entire piece. This is a great baby shower gift idea - it's sure to become a keepsake for new mommies and their little ones.


 

Materials:

  • 4.5 mm hook
  • For Blanket Base: Patons Astra (Light 3), 'High Energy' (Approx 2+ balls)
  • For Blanket Border: Bernat Baby Jacquards (Light 3), 'Berries & Cream'
  • Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread Fashion 3

 

Instructions:

Do your best to keep yarn ends to one side of blanket (The 'Wrong' side). This will keep one side (The 'Right' side) cleaner in appearance.

Gauge:
Approx 24 rows = 6 inches.
Approx. 30sts = 6 inches.

Starting with 'High Energy' Yarn.
Start by making a chain of 105 (Multiples of 6 + 3).

Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next st. *Ch 4, sk next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * across. You should have 2 sc's in last 2 sts.
Rows 2-113:
Ch 1. Turn. Sc in next 2 sts. *Ch 4, sk next 4 ch's, sc in next 2 sc's of previous row.* Repeat from * to * across.
Row 114:
Ch 1. Turn. Sc in next 2 sts. *Ch 4, sk next 4 ch's, sc in next 2 sc's of previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. Fasten Off.

Border
Using Berries & Cream Yarn.
Round 1:
Ss (in corner st) to join new yarn. Ch 1. Evenly sc around, placing (sc, ch 1, sc) all in each corner st. Fasten Off.

Using Crochet thread 3, in pink
Round 1:
Ss to join in corner st of blanket border. Ch 2, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same corner ch sp. *Ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st*. Repeat from * to * across, placing (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in ea corner ch sp.
Round 2:
Ss to join Ss to corner ch sp. (Ch 8, ss, ch 10, ss, ch 8, ss) all in corner, *Sc evenly around, placing (Ss, Ch 8, ss, ch 10, ss, ch 8, ss)  in corners. Ss to join. Fasten Off.

Weave in ends.

For more adorable patterns, check out 15 Unique Baby Blankets to Crochet for Your Little One.

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