9 Square Baby Blanket Pattern

9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet 9 Square Baby Blanket

9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Today I have a fast and easy crochet 9 Square Baby Blanket.  This hooks up with lots of squishy texture to warm your little one in cozy comfort.

I love crocheting with Red Heart With Love yarn.  It just works up so nicely.  You can use your own favorite #4 weight yarn.  This one is easily made to any size by simply making more squares.

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9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

9 Square Baby Blanket

Red Heart® With Love™ (198 g/7 oz, 338 meters/370 yards)

  • Contrast A – Aran 2 Balls
  • Contrast B – Minty 2 Balls

Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 38” X 38” [97 x 97 cm]. 

Abbreviations List 

  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • BLO = Back loop only
  • Ch(s) = Chain(es)
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dcbp = Double crochet back post
  • Dcfp = Double crochet front post
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • RS = Right side
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp = Space
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tr = Treble crochet
  • Trfp = Treble crochet front post
  • WS = Wrong side

Special Stitches

Standing Sc = Form slip knot and insert onto the hook. Insert hook into st, yoh and pull loop through, yoh through 2 loops. 

Join = Join all rounds with hdc first st (sc, top of ch 3). This is equivalent to a ch-2 sp corner. When joining new yarn to a corner space, use the hdc post that is joining as the ch-2 sp. 

Make 5 squares, then make 4 more using opposite colors.


Instructions

1st rnd: With A, ch 5 (will count as a dc and ch 1), in first ch, [1 dc, ch 1] 11 times, sl st to 4th beg ch. Break A. 12 dc, 12 ch-1 sps.

2nd rnd: With B, sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same sp, 1 trfp around next dc, [2 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 trfp around next dc] 11 times, sl st to beg ch-3. Break B. 24 dc, 12 trfp.

3rd rnd: With A, join with sl st to any st, ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in same st as beg, join. 12 sts per side.

4th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 14 sc per side.

5th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *working in BLO, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 dc in beg sp, join. Break A. 17 dc per side.

6th rnd: With B, standing sc in any corner sp, *1 dcfp around next st, [1 dcbp around next st, 1 dcfp around next st] to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 9 dcfp, 8 dcbp, 2 sc per side.

7th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break B. 23 dc per side.

8th rnd: With A, join with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [sk 2 sts, 1 tr in next st, working behind tr, 1 dc in skipped 2 sts] 7 times, 1 dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 27 sts per side.

9th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 29 sc per side.

10th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *working in BLO, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break A. 33 dc per side.


Zig Zag Horizontal and Vertical Joining

Videos on the same join can be found here:

Joining Motifs

Be sure all motifs are right side up.

Join Motifs into 3 Strips, 3 Motifs long. Join B in any corner ch-2 sp of first Motif. With WS tog, ch 1. 1 sc in corner ch-2 sp of second Motif. *Ch 1. Skip next st of first Motif. 1 sc in next st of first Motif. Ch 1. Skip next st of second Motif. 1 sc in next st of second Motif. Rep from * to end of row, always working into corner ch 2 sps.


Border

1st rnd: With B, standing sc in any ch-2 corner, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 56 sc per side.

2nd rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st and sp to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 113 sc per side.

3rd rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *working in BLO, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break B. 117 dc per side.

4th rnd: With A, standing sc in any corner sp, *1 dcfp around next st, [1 dcbp around next st, 1 dcfp around next st] to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 59 dcfp, 58 dcbp, 2 sc per side.

5th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break A. 123 dc per side.

6th rnd: With B, join with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *[sk 2 sts, 1 tr in next st, working behind tr, 1 dc in skipped 2 sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 127 sts per side.

7th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break B.  129 sc per side.

8th rnd: With A, standing sc in any corner sp, *1 sc in next st, [sk next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in skipped st] to corner,** (3 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 sc in beg sp, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. 131 sc per side.

 

*There is a small error on the PDF for the stitch count for round 2.  It should state:  24 dc, 12 trfp.  I’ll update it soon. 

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9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
9 Square Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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3 Comments

  1. Frankie Zacharias

    Hello again, lol All of a sudden I get it, I was over thinking it, lol Thank you 🙂

  2. Frankie Zacharias

    Hi Jeanne, do you by any chance have a link to a video that shows your joining method for each round? I have tried and tried and I just can’t figure it out, lol. I’m a pretty advanced crocheter but I have never joined my rounds in this manner before. I love this pattern and will be including 1 square in an afghan that I am currently working on, I will be adding about 3 rows to it because I need it to be 12″ but hopefully I can do your pattern justice. 🙂

  3. I would make this for a bedspread for my bed. It’s beautiful. I’m 84 and did a lot of crocheting until I had cataract surgery but just haven’t gotten in gear yet. I love this pattern tho. I taught myself to crochet when husband was in Navy in the Korean War.. Conflict I mean. Lol

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