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Crochet an attractive baby blanket in an Aran design for a baby shower gift or your own home. This easy baby blanket crochet pattern is done in eco-friendly yarn, making it the perfect crochet baby blanket for even the most sensitive little bundle of joy. This free crochet pattern requires about one skein of yarn in a light and lovely, allowing you to create a cuddly pattern. This baby blanket pattern looks especially stunning in a light, cream colored yarn. This color scheme makes it easy to make this pattern for the newest baby in your life no matter the gender.
If you are looking for a really giving way to show the new baby you care, pair this crochet blanket pattern with a matching baby hat for a cuddly, leaving-the-hospital outfit. Crochet patterns are great for babies, because they are cuddly warm and lack unsafe notions like buttons and zippers.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeIn double crochet, 12 sts = 4"/10 cm (Gauge is not critical for this project)
Finished SizeThrow measures approximately 30" wide by 42" long, excluding edging
- Yarn: Caron International's Simply Soft Eco (80% Acrylic, 20% NatureSpun™ Polyester): Shown in: #0002 Natural 15oz/ 425g
- Crochet Hook: One size US I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Row counter (optional)
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How to Crochet: Natural Baby Blanket Pattern
Double crochet (dc)
Shell: Work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next st.
Bobble: Work 4 dc in next st; remove hook from final loop, insert hook through top of first 4 dc, pull final loop through.
Bobble and Shell Pattern (multiple of 18 + 11):
Row 1: Beginning in third ch from hook, dc in third ch, * [ch 3, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch] twice, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 7 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * 3 times, end [ch 3, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch] twice, dc in last ch; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, * [ch 3, skip 3 ch, dc in next dc], twice, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next dc; repeat from * 3 times, end [ch 3, skip 3 ch, dc in next dc] twice, dc in last dc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 2 dc, * work shell in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in next 7 dc, ch 1, sc in next dc; repeat from * 3 times, end work shell in next dc, sc in last 2 dc; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, ch 2, * sc in ch-3 space of shell, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in next 7 sc, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 3; repeat from * 3 times, end sc in ch-3 space of shell, ch 3, dc in last 2 sc; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, * ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, work Bobble in next st, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * 3 times, end ch 3 dc in next sc, ch 3, dc in last 2 dc.
Begin Bobble and Shell pattern; work Rows 1 – 5 once, then 4-row repeat 15 times.
Work Rows 2 – 4 once.
Work 1 row as for Row 2.
Edging: Join yarn at any corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each st across top and bottom edges, work 2 dc in each end-of-row along each side edge, join with a slip st to beginning ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next st, * skip 2 sts, work 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first st.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
For more adorable baby blanket patterns, check out 31 Unique Baby Blankets for Your Special Little One
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