Learn To Crochet One of the Prettiest Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
Looking for one of the prettiest crochet baby blanket patterns? Even if you are just learning how to crochet a baby blanket, you will be able to master this free, quick, and easy pattern using double crochet stitches (and chain stitches).
Most importantly, this easy baby blanket crochet pattern looks more complicated than it really is. In fact, many crochet baby blanket patterns may be too complex for beginners.
As a matter of fact, this quick and easy pattern is guaranteed to become your favorite go-to crochet pattern. Whether you need a handmade baby shower gift or a fast crochet baby blanket for a new addition to the family, this is one of the prettiest crochet baby blanket patterns to try!
Easy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
In the first place, what really makes this free pattern one of the easiest crochet baby blanket patterns?
- This crochet pattern uses only two basic crochet stitches;
- It is truly reversible;
- After you learn the basics of this stitch, you would never need your instructions to crochet a baby blanket;
- Pretty tall leaves make it a fast crochet baby blanket;
- It is easy to adjust your crochet baby blanket size with this pattern;
- It has a very simple crochet baby blanket border;
- This quick and easy crochet baby blanket is a one-skein project – no yarn leftovers, no waste.
When you have crocheted a blanket of the desired size, it is nice to add a border. For this reason, we have used a very simple crochet baby blanket edging which is just a one stitch repeat – a double crochet stitch all around.
ch – chain
ch-sp – chain space
DC – double crochet
DC2 – working 2 double crochet stitches into the same stitch (increase)
DC2TOG – double crochet 2 together (decrease)
How to DC2TOG (Double Crochet 2 Together) – it is a common decrease stitch in crochet.
1: Yarn over.
2: Insert hook through the stitch;
3: Yarn over.
4: Pull yarn through the stitch.
5: You now have 3 loops on the hook
6: Yarn over.
7: Pull yarn through the first 2 loops only.
8: Yarn over.
9: Insert the hook into the next stitch.
10: Yarn over
11: Pull yarn through stitch
12: There are now 4 loops on the hook
13: Yarn over
14: Pull yarn through the first 2 loops only.
15: Yarn over
16: Pull yarn through the last 3 remaining loops on the hook – 1 loop on the hook.
You have finished DC2TOG.
DC3TOG – double crochet 3 stitches together
- Bernat Baby Big Ball Sport Yarn (in Baby Pink)
- CLOVER 1006/F Soft Touch 3.75-mm Crochet Hooks, Size F
Whenever you have a medium size DIY crochet project such as a baby blanket it is wise to use ergonomic tools. Soft-touch crochet hooks are easy on your hands and allow you to crochet a baby blanket fast and effortlessly.
If you need a great crochet hook set in 10 sizes, the Clover brand is great. According to 1,000+ reviews by users, they help to alleviate any strain on your hands from crocheting. I love the soft-touch grip especially as they are a delight to hold.
Ultimately, if you have any craft stores or yarn stores nearby, you can easily find Bernat Baby Big Ball yarn there and save some money with specials and coupons. Michaels, for example, carries this yarn and you can buy it at the store or order it online.
Overall, this versatile yarn comes in 11 colors so you can pick any color to match the baby’s nursery theme or keep it neutral in white or grey. At the present time, I’ve tried it in Baby Pink and Lilac for a baby shower for twin girls.
Check out a VIDEO TUTORIAL for this pattern (part 1):
There are a few things you have to remember to make this pretty pattern an easy baby blanket crochet pattern to master.
First of all, look at it as a collection of individual leaves separated by chain 2. Second of all, after each individual leaf always chain 2.
Each leaf has 9 rows. When you come to the next leaf, just check where are you: are you increasing, decreasing, or in the middle. As long as you keep this in mind, your chance of mistakes is minimal.
- 1st row of the leaf: 3 DC stitches
- 2nd row of the leaf: 5 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2 in the same stitch)
- 3rd row of the leaf: 7 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2 in the same stitch)
- 4th row of the leaf: 9 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2 in the same stitch)
- 5th row of the leaf: 9 DC stitches
- 6th row of the leaf: 7 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2TOG)
- 7th row of the leaf: 5 DC stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2TOG)
- 8th row of the leaf: 3 DC crochet stitches (2 first & 2 last stitches DC2TOG)
- 8th row of the leaf: DC3TOG
This baby blanket crochet stitch is a six-row repeat and in the 1st row and 3rd row, you’ll be adding new leaves. Given these points, it is very easy to master this quick and easy crochet baby blanket pattern.
How to Crochet This Baby Blanket
Chain multiples of 23 + 8 (we need these additional 8 chains for 2 x 2=4 chains before the first leaf and 1st double crochet (3 chains) and 1 chain for the last double crochet). Each leaf sequence requires 23 stitches.
Chain 161 + 8 (23 x 7 plus 8). Consequently, for this crochet baby blanket pattern, we’ll have 7 leaf motifs.
Finished size: 36″ x 36″
*dc2tog into 8th chain from the hook, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2 ch, 3dc into next ch, ch2, 9dc, ch2, skip 2ch,* repeat between * * last stitch: skip 2ch, dc into last ch, ch 5, turn;
*dc2tog, 5 dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk 2ch, 2dc same stitch, dc, 2dc same stitch, ch2, sk 2ch, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2ch * repeat * * last st: dc top ch3 (of ch5 turning chain), ch5, turn
*dc3tog, ch2, sk 2ch, 2dc same stitch, 3dc, 2dc same stitch, ch2, 3dc ch-sp, ch2, dc2tog, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk 2ch * repeat * * dc top ch3 of ch5, ch5, turn
* dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2, 2dc same st, dc, 2dc same st, ch2, sk2, 2dc same st, 5dc, 2dc same st, ch2, sk2 * repeat * * dc top ch3 of ch5, ch5, turn
*9dc, ch2, sk2, 2dc same st, 3dc, 2dc same st, ch2, sk2, dc3tog, ch2, sk2* repeat** dc top ch3 (of ch5) ch5, turn.
*2dc same st, 5dc, 2dc same stitch, ch2, sk2, dc2tog, 5dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2* repeat * * dc top ch3 of ch5 turning ch, ch5, turn
Keep repeating rows 1-6 until your blanket reaches the desired length and you have some yarn leftover for a border.
How to crochet a baby blanket border
Finally, to complete a border for this baby blanket, chain 3 and crochet a row of dc around the whole blanket. As shown below, make approximately 3dc into each chain space so it looks even. Make 5dc into each corner.
In conclusion, I promise that you will try and agree that this is one of the prettiest crochet baby blanket patterns. Most importantly, it looks more sophisticated than it really is.
As long as you mastered the basic crochet stitches, it will be one of your favorite crochet baby blanket patterns!
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