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 for 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 the next DC of the previous row, another FPDC into the 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 the 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 special edging for this pattern, as it stays flat and has straight edges.