Learn this unique crochet baby blanket pattern for your own heirloom baby blanket! Made with easy 3-D clusters, this unique stitch is as beautiful as it is easy.
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What is special about this unique crochet baby blanket pattern?
While using widely-available Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, you’ll quickly learn how to crochet this textured blanket. Certainly, you can alternate any colors or crochet a solid color blanket to fit your nursery color scheme.
As a result, simple crochet cluster stitches create a unique texture of this blanket. Most importantly, it is an easy 1-row repeat. Consequently, you’ll master this unique pattern very quickly.
Equally important, it uses only basic crochet stitches – chain, double crochet, and front post double crochet. Front post double crochet is a slight modification of classic double crochet stitch. Furthermore, it is suitable for beginners.
Abbreviations (US terms)
CH – chain
DC – double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet
CH-SP – chain spaces
CL – cluster: 2DC, CH1, 2DC
- Bernat Baby Sport Yarn in Pink (1 skein)
- Bernat Baby Sport Yarn in White (1 skein)
- Crochet Hook 4 mm, US – G/6
- Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: 40″ x 40″
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CH 132 (multiple of 4) with Pink color.
DC into 4th CH from the hook (represents 2 DC – half of the cluster in the beginning). * Skip 3CH, 2DC into next CH, CH1, 2 DC.* This is a foundation row cluster: 2DC, CH1, 2DC. Continue to repeat clusters between * *. When there are 4 chains left, skip 3CH, 2DC into the last stitch. CH3, turn.
Row 2 (and all rows)
CH3 represents the first DC of this row. DC in between 2 last DC of the previous row. *FPDC into next DC of the previous row, another FPDC into next DC of the previous row (the first DC of the cluster). CL (2DC, CH1, 2DC) into CH-SP of the cluster from the foundation row. FPDC into the last DC of the cluster from the previous row.* Continue to repeat between ** to the end of the row. For the last half-cluster: FPDC into next DC of the previous row, 2DC into SP between 2 DC of the previous row. CH3, turn.
Repeat row 2 eleven more times so you have 13 rows in pink, then pull through with white color. Crochet 13 rows with white.
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As a result, you’ll crochet a beautiful modern blanket with textured clusters (or shells). So, if you know how to crochet a shell stitch or cluster stitch, you’d be able to follow this unique crochet pattern easily.
Alternate colors every 13 rows. The finished blanket will have 3 pink and 2 white color blocks. You won’t need a special edging for this pattern, as it stays flat and has straight edges.