Crochet Little Boy Blue Baby Blanket
This blanket is a redesign of my Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket. Many of you wrote to me saying how much you loved the texture, but didn’t like the chevron style. Also, many wanted a border, so this one has an interesting border added. So you can enjoy the texture of the blanket without the stress of the chevron.
I used 2 1/2 Caron Big Cakes in Blue Macaron for this pretty blue blanket. The blanket could be easily made bigger by using multiples of 6 + 4. The finished size of this one is 32″ x 39″. You can also substitute your favorite worsted weight yarn in any color combo or solid if you prefer.
Little Boy Blue Baby Blanket
~ Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber
- 3 Caron Big Cakes – Blue Macaron
- Crochet Hook 5.0mm Size H/8
This blanket is worked lengthwise. All even numbered rows are single crochet.
Row 1: Ch 118, dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. – 116 dc
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. – 116 sc
Row 3: Ch 3, *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st; rep * to end, dc in last st. Turn. – 57 x-st, 2 dc
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2 (does not count as st), hdc in first 2 st, *dc5tog in next st, hdc in next 2 st; rep * to end. Turn. – 38 bobbles, 78 hdc
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Row 7: Rep row 3.
Row 8: Rep row 2.
Row 9: Ch 3, dc in each st across. – 116 dc
Continue in pattern repeating rows 2 thru 9 until you have 81 rows. Do not turn after last row.
Begin working in rounds.
Round 1: Sc in end of each row and sides, placing 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc. Turn.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around, placing 5 dc in each corner. Turn.
Round 3: Sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in each corner.
If you are not in a corner at this point, I’d suggest breaking yarn and placing yourself in the corner to start next round.
Round 4: 3 sc in corner, sc in next 3 sts, [FPtr (front post treble) 2 rows below and 2 sts ahead, FPtr 2 rows below, FPtr 2 rows below and 2 sts behind, sc in next st], rep [ ] until 2 sts from corner, sc in next 2, 3 sc in corner; rep for all 4 sides, sl st to beg sc. If you have to alter to fit by adding or decreasing a sc on any side, that’s fine. Don’t stress over stitch counts. One of my sides was a bit different for some reason but no one will ever know.
Round 5: 3 sc in corner, sc in next 4 sts, *now working behind your crossed sts, 3 dc in center sc of round 3, sc in next sc of round 4; rep to corner, 3 sc in corner; rep all 4 sides, sl st to beg sc. Turn.
Round 6: 3 hdc in corner, hdc in next 5 sts, *dc5tog in next st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep to corner, 3 hdc in corner; rep all 4 sides, sl st to beg hdc. Turn.
Round 7: Sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in each corner. Finish off.