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Easy Crochet Baby Blanket (White Waves)

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If you are looking for a fast and easy crochet baby blanket, give this free pattern a try. Its amazing rich texture is created using only basic crochet stitches. Most importantly, you would use an easy one-row repeat for the whole blanket. 

Easy crochet baby blanket - free pattern for beginners

Consequently,  it is one of the easiest crochet baby blanket patterns.

There is also a FREE DOWNLOADABLE VERSION of this pattern – scroll down and click PRINT button to save it as PDF.

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Not only would you find detailed step-by-step instructions, but we have also created a video tutorial. Consequently, you can quickly master this fast crochet stitch and free pattern. 

Easy crochet baby blanket - free pattern for beginners

In addition, leave us your comments on Youtube under the video if you have any questions or need help with the pattern.

What do we love about this pattern?

  • You would crochet it with easy-to-find yarn – Bernat Baby Sport Yarn in White.
  • You crochet it using only 3 basic crochet stitches.
  • Even a beginner would finish this blanket very quickly.
  • It is a monochrome pattern so you can crochet it for any nursery theme.
  • After the foundation row, you will be repeating the same row over and over again.

Abbreviations 

  • CH – chain
  • CH-SP – chain space
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • SK – skip a stitch
  • FPSC – front post single crochet

Materials

Finished Size

30″ x 30″

Note if you want a bigger blanket, you will use more than one skein of yarn. For example, for the 36″ x 36″ blanket, I’ve used 1 and 1/4 skeins of Bernat Baby Sport Yarn. Consequently, you would have to buy 2 skeins.

Easy crochet baby blanket using Bernat Baby Sport Yarn

Directions

Practice Swatch – Learn this Simple crochet stitch

First of all, I always recommend crocheting a sample swatch before starting your project. You’ll understand the pattern better and won’t make some unavoidable mistakes. 

First, chain any multiple of 5+1 (25+1 ch).

Row 1 – Foundation Row

Second, let’s crochet foundation row. This row establishes the pattern but you won’t be repeating it afterward. 

SC into 2nd CH from the hook. DC into next CH. CH 1. SK 1 CH,  *4 DC into next 4 CH; CH 1; SK 1 CH* Repeat * * to the end of the row until you have 2 CH left. DC & SC into the last 2 CH. CH 3, turn

Row 2

CH 3 represents the 1st DC. Now, put your hook under the front post of the next DC, and grab the yarn, and pull it through. 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull it through 2 loops. (FPSC). To understand this stitch better, watch the video tutorial (at 2:53). 

CH 3, 3 DC into CH SP. *SK 3 DC of the previous row, FPSC – SC under the front post of the next (4th) DC. CH 3; 3 DC into CH SP.* Repeat * * to the end of the row. Last stitch – SC into SC of the previous row. CH 3, turn

Row 3

DC into the first stitch. *SK 3 DC of the previous row, FPSC – front post SC under the front post of next (4th) DC. CH 3; 3 DC into CH SP.*  Last stitch – SC into the last stitch of the previous row. 

Row 4 and all rows

Repeat row 3.

Easy crochet baby blanket - free pattern for beginners using Bernat Baby Sport Yarn

White Waves Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

CH 145 +1 (multiple of 5 +1)

Row 1

SC into 2nd CH from the hook. DC into next CH. CH 1. SK 1 CH,  *4 DC into next 4 CH; CH 1; SK 1 CH* Repeat * * to the end of the row until you have 2 CH left. DC & SC into the last 2 CH. CH 3, turn

Row 2

CH 3 represents the 1st DC. Now, put your hook under the front post of the next DC, and grab the yarn, and pull it through. 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull it through 2 loops. (FPSC). To understand this stitch better, watch the video tutorial (at 2:53). 

CH 3, 3 DC into CH SP. *SK 3 DC of the previous row, FPSC – SC under the front post of the next (4th) DC. CH 3; 3 DC into CH SP.* Repeat * * to the end of the row. Last stitch – SC into SC of the previous row. CH 3, turn

Row 3

DC into the first stitch. *SK 3 DC of the previous row, FPSC – front post SC under the front post of next (4th) DC. CH 3; 3 DC into CH SP.*  Last stitch – SC into the last stitch of the previous row. 

Row 4 and all rows

Repeat row 3.

Easy crochet baby blanket - crochet baby blanket edging

Edging (crochet blanket border)

It is very easy to create an edging for this blanket. Basically, the border is the same stitch repeated around the three sides after you have achieved the desired length for the blanket. 

It is the easiest crochet blanket border ever!

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White Waves Crochet Baby Blanket

White Waves Crochet Blanket

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 8 hours
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $7

Materials

  • Bernat® Baby Sport Yarn, in Baby White (1 skein)

Tools

  • crochet hook 4 mm, US – G/6
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Instructions

    Finished Size: 30" x 30"

Abbreviations 

CH - chain
CH-SP - chain space
SC - single crochet
DC - double crochet
SK - skip a stitch
FPSC - front post single crochet

    1. CH 145 +1 (multiple of 5 +1)
    2. Row 1: SC into 2nd CH from the hook. DC into next CH. CH 1. SK 1 CH,  *4 DC into next 4 CH; CH 1; SK 1 CH* Repeat * * to the end of the row until you have 2 CH left. DC & SC into the last 2 CH. CH 3, turn
    3. Row 2: CH 3 represents the 1st DC. Now, put your hook under the front post of the next DC, and grab the yarn, and pull it through. 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull it through 2 loops. (FPSC). To understand this stitch better, watch the video tutorial (at 2:53). 

      CH 3, 3 DC into CH SP. *SK 3 DC of the previous row, FPSC - SC under the front post of the next (4th) DC. CH 3; 3 DC into CH SP.* Repeat * * to the end of the row. Last stitch - SC into SC of the previous row. CH 3, turn
    4. Row 3: DC into the first stitch. *SK 3 DC of the previous row, FPSC - front post SC under the front post of next (4th) DC. CH 3; 3 DC into CH SP.*  Last stitch - SC into the last stitch of the previous row. 
    5. Edging/border: It is very easy to create an edging for this blanket. Basically, the border is the same stitch repeated around the three sides after you have achieved the desired length for the blanket. 

Notes

If you are looking for a fast and easy crochet baby blanket, give this free pattern a try. Its amazing rich texture is created using only basic crochet stitches. Most importantly, you would use an easy one-row repeat for the whole blanket. 

How long does it take from start to finish to crochet this blanket? 5 minutes to gather your supplies and tools, approximately 8 hours to crochet the blanket (depending on your skill level and speed), and 15 minutes to steam block your finished project.

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