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Crochet Lace Baby Blanket Pattern

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This baby blanket crochet pattern creates an open lace design for a beautiful blanket. The openwork blanket looks best in white yarn.  This lovely Crochet Lace Baby Blanket would make a wonderful gift for a new little one, and could also be used as a baptism or christening gift.  Create this lovely baby afghan and give a sweet baby a cherished and meaningful heirloom that is sure to be treasured and appreciated for years to come.

Crochet Lace Baby Blanket

Materials:

  • 3 balls Bernat Softee Baby (140 g/5 oz) yarn in White
  • 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Gauge:  One Motif = 3¾ ins 9.5 cm square.

 

Instructions:
Approx 36 x 47 ins 91.5 x 119.5 cm.

First Strip

First Motif

  1. Ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
     
  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 23 dc in ring. Sl st in top of ch 3.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Sl st in top of ch 3. 24 sts.
     
  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). Rep from * twice. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 1 dc) in sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Second Motif

  1. Work first 2 rnds as given for 1st Motif.
     
  2. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). Rep from * once. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 2 dc in next st. With RS of 1st Motif facing, join to left top corner of 1st Motif as follows: Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of corner ch of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in 3rd dc on side edge of 1st Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in sl st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3.
     
  3. Fasten off.
     
  4. Make 9 more motifs joining each to previous motif as given for Second Motif.

 

Second Strip

First Motif

  1. Work first 2 rnds as given for First Motif of First Strip.
     
  2. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). Rep from * once. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 2 dc in next st. With RS of previous strip facing, join to left bottom corner of 1st Motif as follows: Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of corner ch. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in 3rd dc on side edge of 1st Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in sl st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3.
     
  3. Fasten off.

Second Motif

  1. Work first 2 rnds as given for First Motif of First Strip.
     
  2. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 2 dc in next st. With RS of 1st Motif facing, join to left bottom corner of 1st  motif of 2nd Strip as follows: Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of corner ch of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in 3rd dc on top edge of 1st Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in next st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st on side edge of 2nd Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in sl st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3.
     
  3. Fasten off.
     
  4. Make 9 more motifs joining each to previous motifs as given for Second Motif.

 

Third to Eighth Strips

  1. Work as given for Second Strip.

 

Border

  1. 1st rnd: Join yarn in top left corner ch-7 sp. Ch 4. *(1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. Miss 3 dc) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. (1 sc in next ch-7 sp. Ch 4) twice.* Rep from * to * 9 times more. **(1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. Miss 3 dc) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. 1 sc in ch-7 sp. Ch 4. 1 sc in same ch-7 sp (corner). Ch 4.** Rep from * to * 7 times more. Rep from ** to ** once. Rep from * to * 10 times more. Rep from ** to ** once. Rep from * to * 7 times more. (1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. Miss 3 dc) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. 1 sc in next ch-7 sp. Ch 2. 1 dc in 1st sc.
     
  2. 2nd to 7th rnds: *Ch 4. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Rep from * to last ch-4 sp. Ch 4. 1 sc in last ch-4 sp. Ch 2. 1 dc in dc of previous rnd.
     
  3. 8th rnd: (Ch 4. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp) twice. *Ch 2. 4 dc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 2. (1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 4) 3 times. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Rep from * to last ch-4 sp. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 4. Sl st in dc of previous rnd. Fasten off.

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Hi could you please tell Me the yarn that the pattern uses is it 2 or 3 or 4 ply or what???

Hi there, this is Light yarn, so it is 8 ply. Hope that helps - thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

I am finding the pattern for the squares and how to join them easy to follow even though it is only the second thing I have crocheted but what does the sp on the border pattern mean

Hi Barblight--Thanks for your comment. SP stands for space...so you're going to join the yarn to your pattern in the corner of the chain-7 space. Hope that helps!--FaveCrafts Editors

These instructions are horrible. I've been crocheting for over 40 years, have done it all, seen it all and this is awful. Also, when making and giving crocheted blankets, please keep in mind the size of holes that many of these patterns have, they may be cute and beautiful, no question, but are they useful and safe?

Hi there, Thanks so much for your comment. Is there a specific aspect of the pattern that you'd like clarified? We'd be happy to contact the designer. Thanks!

I am having the same problem, can't get them connected together. Also what size crochet is being used? The one they say seems to be way to small for me to get them the size they are to be, i'm even trying a size 13 and maybe larger. Help!

Hi jcline09--Thanks for your comment. The crochet hook size is listed above. It's a 5mm (US H8) hook size. Make sure you are using the correct yarn weight, as well. If the yarn is too thin or thick, it may not turn out like the photo. As for joining them together, you can check the company site (www.bernat.com) to see if they have a video and/or tutorial for joining the pieces together. Otherwise, we have a great community of readers on social media. Feel free to post your comment on our Facebook wall and see if one of our readers can help you out! Thanks again! --FaveCrafts Editor

I have it all made but the border, hard time when I got to the end of square. I'm not real shore on how to go around the 7 ch.

Hi there, For specific pattern-related questions, we suggest contacting the designer (Bernat Yarns) via the links in their designer profile. Thanks!

i cannot join the first motif to the second. according to the directions the 3rd rnd on the 2nd motif is incomplete??? help!!

http://speckless.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/join-as- == you-go-method-for-crochet-motifs/ i found this link and it helps for all of you needing help

cannot join them together.

This is the second crochet pattern I absolutely fell in love with where the lacy squares ( or motif's) were easy to figure out but in the connecting them, the directions were hard to figure out no matter how many times I have tried. Kind of takes the air out of crocheting for me. It's a beautiful blanket and I really wish this site had video tutorials instead, so much easier to get it when you see it. My brother is having a baby and I really wanted to make this for my new niece, but like the other pattern on here I really loved, and wanted to make for my daughter, I have to toss it. I've been crocheting for about a year and find the written directions to be very confusing and there are few sites that explain the connecting parts, when it comes to the written directions. Unfortunately, I have no one to actually show me how to do them when I'm at a loss. Such a shame as I would have loved this and the other blanket pattern to have become family heirlooms. No wonder no one I know crochets, too hard to figure out the freaking directions. Hence, the one star rating for me.

It is very natural that you have difficulties if you are a beginner. I would advise you to start by doing projects in step-by-step tutorials, there are so many on the web! Or even videos. There are many videos on joining motifs too. Basically, on the last row, you take the last row of the preceding motif to secure it. There are a number of ways to do this. Get a book, watch a video and then you'll see you won't even need directions to be able to figure it out. You know what? You can even do the squares one by one and then sew them together. This said, I don't think such an openwork lace is suitable for a baby. I'd rather go for a softer but more compact stitch.

I am almost half way through this now. The most difficult part is the attaching as you go. The pattern is hard to understand, but I don't know how to say it better. Maybe a youtube video would help. Like Jenny said, once you know the motif the blanket isn't hard, just time consuming. Good luck to all of you who try this. It's worth figuring it out. It's beautiful. The border looks like it tops the afghan off! Love it.

please, please put it on you tube, it is a gorgeous blanket, but I can not understand it. If someone was on you tube, and showed how to join the motiff, it would be so helpful. Thank you in advance.

Can you do this pattern over you tube. that way we can see what you are actually joining the motiff.

This is definitely NOT an easy pattern. I've been crocheting for decades and I cannot follow it.

I just finished this blanket took me part of a weekend. I found it very easy once I figured out the motif. When dealing with motifs if the directions don't give you a diagram use some graph paper to make one for yourself. On some of the tougher patterns I work on I will get out the graph paper and pen the stitches out first. Once you get the hang of the first motif, and how you are going to attach it the blanket goes smoothly from there. As stated before these are motifs that you attach as you go, the only part in the pattern I thought was confusing was were they describes attaching the motifs by having the first motif rs facing to the motif you are attaching which didn't work for me put the motifs together ws together. Just know that when working with motifs whatever you do on one side you do to the other side. The biggest problem I see most people have is at the beginning chain and this pattern describes the beginning well. The other part I saw that some of you could be having a problem with is, that the motifs can twist as you are trying to put them together, be sure and keep your work straight. as you join it. Other wise for a free pattern and 3 balls of yarn I bought with coupons I have a beautiful gift for a mom with 3 boys having her first girl, I made it in pink.

Well Jenny, it would be really nice if you could do a video tutorial showing how to connect the motif's since you seem like one of the few people here who figured it out. I really wanted to make this for my new niece who is due to make her debut in August. If you ever get the inkling, please let me know and where to find it. Many thanks!

Thank you it is a beautiful blanket

I am with Morinar on her comments! Would someone please let us all who want to complete this project amend the pattern so that is makes sense. I would really appreciate it as it is a beautiful blanket and would be a shame not to have some comments about the finished product by others. Thank you Debbie

No way can I figure this pattern out and I've been crocheting since the 1970s!

No way can I figure this pattern out and I've been crocheting since the 1970s!

Question: On the 1st strip, 2nd motif joining to 1st, it says "1 dc in each of next 3 sts." is that supposed to happen on the 1st motif or the second? Then three steps after that it says "2 dc in sl st." which slst? I am good at following/figuring out patterns but this one confounds it all. Thanks for your help. Morinar

Been crocheting for decades and this "easy" pattern totally confuses me especially the attaching the motifs part. I am lost.

Thank you for calling the problems to our attention. We have updated the pattern instructions. Hopefully it is easier to follow now. -The Editors of FaveCrafts

I don't know if I can do this one. Usually when the pattern is not quite right I can figure it out. But this is more than not quite, this is a whole lot. For example: Rep from to 7 times more. Rep from to once. Rep from to 10 times more. Rep from to once. Rep from to 7 times more. Then there is the punctuation. The person who wrote this obviously had good intentions, but needs an assistant for pattern writing. I need a job, but this one is more than even I can handle.

INSTRUCTIONS FIRST STRIP First Motif: Ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 23 dc in ring. Sl st in top of ch 3. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Sl st in top of ch 3. 24 sts. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). Rep from * twice. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 1 dc) in sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off. Second Motif: Work first 2 rnds as given for 1st Motif. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). Rep from * once. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 2 dc in next st. With RS of 1st Motif facing, join to left top corner of 1st Motif as follows: Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of corner ch of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in 3rd dc on side edge of 1st Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in sl st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off. Make 9 more motifs joining each to previous motif as given for Second Motif. SECOND STRIP First Motif: Work first 2 rnds as given for First Motif of First Strip. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). Rep from * once. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 2 dc in next st. With RS of previous strip facing, join to left bottom corner of 1st Motif as follows: Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of corner ch. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in 3rd dc on side edge of 1st Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in sl st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off. Second Motif: Work first 2 rnds as given for First Motif of First Strip. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 5 sts. (2 dc. Ch 7. 2 dc) in next st (corner st). 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 2 dc in next st. With RS of 1st Motif facing, join to left bottom corner of 1st motif of 2nd Strip as follows: Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of corner ch of 1st Motif. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st in 3rd dc on top edge of 1st Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in next st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner. Ch 3. 2 dc in same st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sts. Sl st on side edge of 2nd Motif. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 2 dc in sl st. Ch 3. Sl st in 4th ch of next corner. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sl st. Sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off. Make 9 more motifs joining each to previous motifs as given for Second Motif. THIRD TO EIGHTH STRIPS Work as given for Second Strip. BORDER: 1st rnd: Join yarn in top left corner ch-7 sp. Ch 4. *(1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. Miss 3 dc) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. (1 sc in next ch-7 sp. Ch 4) twice.* Rep from * to * 9 times more. **(1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. Miss 3 dc) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. 1 sc in ch-7 sp. Ch 4. 1 sc in same ch-7 sp (corner). Ch 4.** Rep from * to * 7 times more. Rep from ** to ** once. Rep from * to * 10 times more. Rep from ** to ** once. Rep from * to * 7 times more. (1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. Miss 3 dc) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Ch 4. 1 sc in next ch-7 sp. Ch 2. 1 dc in 1st sc. 2nd to 7th rnds: *Ch 4. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Rep from * to last ch-4 sp. Ch 4. 1 sc in last ch-4 sp. Ch 2. 1 dc in dc of previous rnd. 8th rnd: (Ch 4. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp) twice. *Ch 2. 4 dc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 2. (1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 4) 3 times. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Rep from * to last ch-4 sp. 1 sc in next ch-4 sp. Ch 4. Sl st in dc of previous rnd. Fasten off.

The pattern still has not been fixed or questions answered regarding the asterisks that are missing. Can you please fix the pattern to show the missing asterisks that should be there? Kind of hard to follow: repeat from to 7 times (example). I would really like to make this.

What does md mean??

I see that the asterisks are missing but it is such a beautiful blanket that I am going to give it a try anyways. I hope I am experienced enough to find the missing pieces. :) Sylvia

Is there going to be an answer to any of these questions?

what does miss mean? I know to sp {skip} is this the same thing?

I don't quite understand. When it says "repeat from to once or from to 7 times or however many times, what does TO mean?

The blanket is beautiful - looks simpler than the directions. Find the directions extremely difficult to follow.

This does look beautiful and would look nice folded over the crib but I would be afraid of all those holes for baby's little fingers and toes.

this pattern connects the motifs as you work them- that means that as you work thru the final round, you will use slip stitches to attach the motif you're working to the one you just finished. I've done this pattern before, and I found it best to read thru the entire set of instructions for the second and subsequent motifs before starting to stitch it. this is actually an easier way to join motifs than to wait until the end and sew them all together...

I really like the looks of this blanket, but the directions for the 2nd motif don't make any sense to me. From what I can gather, it is not completed all the way around before you start to join it to the first completed motif (in the upper left hand corner). The directions are very confusing. That won't work like that. You need to put some kind of picture here to explain it. I would really appreciate it if you could explain this better or put a video or picture or something. I want to make this blanket for my nephew who will be born the 1st of May. Thank, Bettyw

The above comment was right on, but it did not help, because you did not do anything to improve it. In addition, the directions are not clear for the 2nd motif. If I am reading them correctly, the 2nd motif is not finished all the way around before you start to join it to the 1st motif in the upper left hand corner. That just doesn't work. Please show a picture or a video or give better explanations for the 2nd motif. Thanks, Bettyw41

This looks like it is a beautiful baby blanket and might be what I am looking for, but the picture is so small, I can't tell. You really need to have closer, more detailed pictures on your website.

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