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Easy Crochet Blanket Stitch: Blue Waves Blanket

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Dreaming of finding a new original easy crochet blanket stitch? As a matter of fact, we are sharing our original stitch and a free crochet baby blanket pattern with a FREE PDF printout!

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a free printable pattern.

Easy Crochet Blanket Stitch

There are many easy crochet blanket stitches you can use for a blanket. Correspondingly, we have a few FREE CROCHET PATTERNS that only use common easy blanket stitches:

Which is the prettiest crochet stitch?

In reality, crochet enthusiasts will have different answers to this question. Of course, it is a matter of personal choice. This featured textured crochet stitch is very pretty!

Here are some more pretty crochet stitches for a blanket:

What size should a crochet blanket be?

Granted there are three basic sizes for a crochet blanket: baby blanket, lap blanket, and afghan. Furthermore, there are many blanket sizes that we combined into a blanket size chart to simplify your life: Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart.

What is a good size for a crocheted baby blanket?

The chart includes many popular blanket sizes such as lovey, stroller blanket, receiving blanket, baby blanket, and other sizes for babies and toddlers. For a quick crochet project, you can pick a classic baby blanket size that is 36″ x 36″ square.

Keep in mind, that you shouldn’t strive to be exact to the last millimeter. Crochet is a form of art and certain variations are acceptable. Sometimes, a crochet baby blanket can be smaller: 32″ x 32″ square.

What size crochet hook do I need to make a blanket?

In reality, the size of the crochet hook is determined by the yarn you decide to use. As a matter of fact, the chunkier is your yarn, the bigger should be your crochet hook. Moreover, the recommended hook size is usually listed on the yarn label.

We have a handy conversion chart to pick the right one: Conversion chart for crochet hooks.

What is the best yarn to use to crochet a baby blanket?

While there are lots of types of yarn available on the market, the most common yarns to use for a baby blanket would be acrylic or cotton. As a matter of fact, it should be a durable yarn that can be washed easily and not lose its color.

The cotton yarn makes a sensible choice as it is a natural fiber that doesn’t irritate a baby’s skin. Though wool is a wonderful yarn for scarves and warm sweaters, it can feel a little itchy on the skin.

How many skeins of yarn do you need for a baby blanket?

The first thing to remember, always buy or order slightly more yarn than your best estimate. We have also designed a useful chart that will help you estimate how much yarn to buy so you can start and finish your project: How much yarn do I need?

Most importantly, it is better to have some leftover yarn for future projects than run out in the middle of your project. Consequently, you can always use your leftovers for a small project such as a festive pom-pom garland.

How to crochet a baby blanket for beginners?

On the positive side, we have lots of free crochet patterns geared specifically for beginners. A point often overlooked is that even with an easy crochet blanket stitch you would need step-by-step instructions and video tutorials.

Here are some easy crochet baby blankets a beginner will enjoy:

Materials

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • ch-sp – chain space
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet
  • FHDC – foundation half double crochet

Without delay, let’s get to this easy crochet blanket stitch and free baby blanket pattern ‘Blue Waves’. First of all, start with a practice swatch to get familiar with the stitch.

Chain 20 stitches (multiple of 3 + 2). Instead of the regular chain, we did the foundation half-double crochet.

Crochet Baby Blanket 'Blue Waves"

Row 1

Chain 3, dc in the same stitch, *sc into the next stitch, ch 2 (counts as the first double crochet), dc into each of the next two stitches.*

Repeat between * * until the last stitch. sc into the last stitch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2

Dc into the first stitch. *FPsc into next dc. Ch 2, dc into the next stitch, dc into ch-sp.* Repeat between * * until the last stitch, sc into space between 2 last dc.

Row 3 and all rows.

Repeat row 2 until your practice swatch has 10-15 rows and you feel comfortable with the stitch.

Easy Crochet Blanket Stitch

FREE PATTERN ‘Blue Waves’ Crochet Baby Blanket

Finished size: 30″ x 30″

To begin with, crochet a foundation half double crochet row: 120 + 2 (multiple of 3 plus 2).

Row 1

Chain 3, dc in the same stitch, *sc into the next stitch, ch 2, dc into eas of the next two stitches.*

Repeat between * * until the last stitch, sc into the last stitch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2

Dc into the first stitch. *FPsc into next dc. Ch 2, dc into the next stitch, dc into ch-sp.* Repeat between * * until the last stitch, sc into space between 2 last dc.

Row 3 and all rows.

Repeat row 2 until your blanket reaches the desired size. Secure the last stitch by pulling the yarn through, then cut the yarn, and weave in all the tail ends.

Crochet Baby Blanket 'Blue Waves"

In conclusion, the finished blanket will be approximately 30″ 30″ which is smaller than a regular baby blanket. If you want a blanket that is close to the regular baby blanket size (36″ x 36″), get 2 skeins of yarn.

You can always use the leftover yarn for a few small lovey blankets or a scarf:

Do you find this crochet blanket pattern easy?

Now you can learn to crochet this quick crochet blanket pattern and have a handmade gift for a baby shower in no time. In conclusion, don’t forget to save this unique crochet blanket pattern so it is not lost.

Free Printable PDF Pattern

Easy Crochet Blanket Stitch and FREE PATTERN 'Blue Waves'

Yield: Crochet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $11

Materials

  • Bernat Baby Big Ball Sport Yarn, 12.3 oz, Gauge 3 Light, 100% Acrylic, in Baby Blue

Tools

  • crochet hook G/6 4 mm
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Crochet a foundation half double crochet row: 120 + 2 (multiple of 3 plus 2).
  2. Row 1: ch 3, dc in the same stitch, *sc into the next stitch, ch 2, dc into eas of the next two stitches.* Repeat between * * until the last stitch, sc into the last stitch. Ch 3, turn.
  3. Row 2: dc into the first stitch. *FPsc into next dc. Ch 2, dc into the next stitch, dc into ch-sp.* Repeat between * * until the last stitch, sc into space between 2 last dc.
  4. Row 3 and all rows. Repeat row 2 until your blanket reaches the desired size. Secure the last stitch by pulling the yarn through, then cut the yarn, and weave in all the tail ends.

Notes

  1. ch - chain
  2. ch-sp - chain space
  3. dc - double crochet
  4. FPsc - front post single crochet
  5. FHDC - foundation half double crochet


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