Baby Shower Crochet Blanket & To Go Size

Crochet Baby Shower Blanket 1
Crochet Baby Shower Blanket 1
Crochet Baby Shower Blanket

The Crochet Baby Shower Blanket is a nice easy repeat once you get moving along with it. With a bit of texture, it has enough detail to keep you engaged with the project.

This blanket looks great in solid colours so you don’t need to mess around with colours but you can opt to change the colours in different rounds to make certain elements pop off the blanket.

The blanket is 38″ x 38″ square. The lovey size is 24″ x 24″. It has some easy popcorn stitches combined with faux popcorn and v-stitches to tempt your texture desires.

Lovey Size: For parents on the go, sometimes a child cannot part with their blanket but an option is to make a Lovey Size. It’s a miniature sample. My brother as a young boy couldn’t part with his blanket without a lot of fuss and it was always a chore to drag it with us. The lovey can be made with the same yarn so it gives the illusion that it’s the same blanket.

This blanket is pretty fast to crochet and there is a specific note in the pattern to watch for. Keep an eye on Rnds 10 and 11.


Inspiration

Crochet Study of Geometry Afghan
Crochet Study of Geometry Afghan

Anytime I have made a design, people ask for the rectangle, square, circle or change the project using the stitch combinations. The inspiration for this baby is the Crochet Study of Geometry Afghan.

Within an hour of the preview of this geometry blanket, there were requests to have it changed to a square option without joining. I decided to hang onto that thought and finally, when time freed up in July, I went back to the drawing board and evaluated my stitches.

The trick was the math to ensure it stays flat, which it does.

The Baby Shower Blanket was done in the first week of July 2021. I decided to keep it a secret so I didn’t confuse the summer challenge with this version.

Tutorial


Materials and Sizing

Crochet Baby Shower Blanket 1
Crochet Baby Shower Blanket

Caron® One Pound™ (454 g/16 oz, 742 m/812 yds)

A – Sky, 2 Balls – 631 g/22.3 oz, 1028 g/1124 yds

  • Use size 5 mm, U.S. H/8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Measurement approx 38” x 38” Main Blanket
  • Measurement approx 24″ x 24″ Lovey Size
  • Gauge 13 sc and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm]
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Abbreviations

  • Approx = Approximate(ly)
  • Beg = Begin(ing)
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Pc = Popcorn. 4 dc in same stitch. Drop loop of last dc and insert hook into top of first dc. Pick up dropped loop and pull through.
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rem = Remain(ing)
  • RS = Right Side
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk =  Skip
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tr = Treble
  • Vst = V-stitch. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in same st.
  • WS = Wrong Side

Instructions

Crochet Baby Shower Blanket 1
Crochet Baby Shower Blanket

With A, ch 4, sl st to beg ch to form ring. 

1st rnd: RS. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring. *Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Rep from * 2 more times. Join with hdc. Turn.

2nd rnd: WS. Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg sp. *Ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st. ** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 2 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn. 

3rd rnd: RS. Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg sp. *1 sc in each st and sp across to next corner.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 1 sc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

4th rnd: WS. Using front loops only. Rep 3rd rnd.

5th rnd: RS. Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg sp. *1 dc in each st to corner.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 2 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

6th rnd: WS. Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg sp. 1 tr in beg sp. *1 sc in next st (1 tr in next st, 1 sc in next st) to next corner. ** (1 tr. 1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc. 1 tr) in next corner. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 1 tr and 1 sc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

7th rnd: RS. Rep 5th rnd. 


Repeat Starts Here

Refer to the diagram for any counts or questions. 

8th rnd: WS. Ch 3. 2 dc in same beg sp. *(Sk next 2 sts. V-st in next st) to 3rd st before corner.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next corner. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 3 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

9th rnd: RS. Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg sp. *1 dc in next 3 dc sts, ch 1, pc in next ch 2 sp, (ch 2, pc in next ch 2 sp) to last ch 2 sp before corner. Ch 1, 1 dc in last 3 dc before corner.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 2 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn. 

Note: The next two rounds are done on the WRONG SIDE. This is important so you don’t end up with textured stitches facing the wrong side of the blanket.

10th rnd: WS. Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg sp. *1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next pc. (2 dc in next ch 2 sp, 1 dc in next pc) last pc, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 5 sts.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 2 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Do not turn. 10 dc, 7 pc, 5 ch 2 sps and 2 ch 1 sps.

11th rnd: WS. Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg sp. *(Ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next.) to 2nd last st before next corner. Ch 1**, (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 2 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn. 21 dc and 18 ch 1 sps.

12th rnd: RS. Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg sp. *1 sc in each st and sp across to next corner.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 1 sc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

13th rnd: WS. Using front loops only. Rep 12th rnd.

14th rnd: RS. Ch 3, 1 dc in same beg sp. *1 dc in each st to corner.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 2 dc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

15th rnd: WS. Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg sp. 1 tr in beg sp. *1 sc in next st (1 tr in next st, 1 sc in next st) to next corner. ** (1 tr. 1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc. 1 tr) in next corner. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 1 tr and 1 sc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

16th rnd: RS. Ch 1, 1 sc in same beg sp. *1 sc in each st and sp across to next corner.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in corner sp. Rep from * 2 more times then rep from * to ** once. 1 sc in beg ch sp, hdc to join. Turn.

Sizing for Repeats

For the Baby Shower Blanket Full Size = Repeat rnds 8 to 16 twice. Then repeat rnds 8 to 10. Then repeat rnd 12 once.

For the Baby Lovey Size = Repeat rnds 8 to 16 once. Then repeat rnds 8 to 10. Then repeat rnd 12 once.

This blanket can be grown as big as you prefer, you can just repeat Rnds 8 to 16 and finish on a 16th rnd at anytime for a nice finishing spot.

Free Pattern:
Free Pattern: Crochet Baby Shower Blanket

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Crochet Diagram

Click on the diagram to download or print it.

Crochet Baby Shower Blanket Diagram
Crochet Baby Shower Blanket Diagram

Tested By

  • Nancy Elliott
  • Diane Suder
  • Michele Sanders

Tutorial

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27 Comments

  1. Linda lepatsky

    Love this, except on mine, from centre out to the corner where rounds are joined does not have the same look. No ‘holes’ like the other three centre out to corner show up to make the pattern. I’ve watched your video many times and don’t know what I am doing wrong when I join the rounds. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

    • Mikey

      Maybe trying just relaxing the hook a bit on the joins and it won’t pull it as tight?

  2. Barb

    I really like the idea of a baby blanket with a “lovey” size however I’d like the lovey size to be 14″ square. Suggestions? Thank you this pattern is beautiful

  3. Elizabeth W Kidd

    I appreciate the pdf pattern and want to make this- but I do not understand how this goes from a triangle to a square. Perhaps a little clarification on what to do there would be helpful. Thank you.

    • Mikey

      The triangle shape is actually 1 of 4 sides of the square. I have been trying for 2 years to understand how to make a fully square diagram on the computer but it’s so hard. I cannot actually do it yet. It doesn’t seem to line up for me when I try. I need to attend community college for graphics design to figure this out but I need to invest time and money to do that. I’m sorry.

      • Kathy

        thank you for all your effort. It took me awhile to envision the triangle but I got it. thank you. you are my goto crochet instructor😁

  4. Miss Daisy

    Oh Mikey , ABSOLUTELY love the blue baby blanket. Don’t have baby to make it for so will use as a lapghan. Thank you for All you do.

  5. Diana

    I love this pattern! It truly offers some great elements of the study of geometry in a friendly shape. Having a quick guide for making a lovey size is a thoughtful bonus. Thanks!

  6. Diane Mier

    Will two Caron one pounds make both the main and lovey size blanket?

    • Mikey

      I’m unsure it will be really close if not just slightly over. I think it can work if you change the Popcorn to a different yarn colour.

  7. Deborah Murphy

    Is there a way to print the pattern from the blog post? I can see I can print the diagram but not the pattern itself? Also a tutorial is always helpful.

    • Mikey

      I have to generate a custom PDF. I haven’t done that yet.

    • Joanne

      I seem to be having just the opposite problem. I can print the written pattern but the page that should have the diagram/chart prints as a blank page. Anyone have any ideas on how to get the chart/diagram to print. I downloaded the pattern from The Crochet Crowd’s website as a print-friendly pdf.

      • Mikey

        Print Friendly PDF I didn’t think is part of the site. You should be able to click the diagram directly and it will open a browser on your computer and from there it should print. The print-friendly button I think prints all of the web page including ads. If you don’t get it, email me and I will help you out with a link to get it.

        Michael

  8. Carol

    I would love to see this in video form! What a beautiful blanket! Thank you for the pattern!

  9. Would love a tutorial on your baby blanket! Love your ideas and tutorials! You do so much for so many and are very much appreciated!!
    Laurie

  10. Marguerite

    I truly love this baby blanket . I can read patterns but sometimes a video helps simplify and clarify ! I am currently working on the Buffalo stitch, but in red and white for Christmas gifts. I am finishing up my third blanket. I’m so happy I came across this pattern Thank you in advance.

  11. Sarah

    Would love a video this is gorgeous

  12. Gloria Simmons

    We’re can I get ahold of your books gloria

  13. If you have the time, I would love a video tutorial and a printed pattern. Both are very helpful to me. Thank you for all you do. 💙

  14. Kris

    Having issues trying to comment lots of people asking for video on the Facebook side seems some having problems getting here and yes video would be nice

  15. Nancy

    Would love a tutorial for the Baby Shower Crochet Blanket. Thanks for all you do!!

  16. Kathleen Tufts

    I’m good with the written pattern, but I do love using your tutorials to clarify things I’m not quite sure of. You have so much on your plate all the time that I feel guilty asking you to add more. Love all you do and you and Daniel are loved and appreciated.

  17. Karen

    I hope you make a printable pattern available. I don’t do diagrams and trying to print from pages like this prints a jillion pages. I love this!

    • Mikey

      I will work on it. Sorry about that. I ran out of time yesterday as I was exhausted. Takes me a couple hours to make a PDF.

  18. Kathy Berthelet

    Mikey – I would really appreciate two things: (1) a printable version of the written pattern (I’ve already printed the diagram) and (2) a tutorial. I’ve been crocheting for about a year now and use the combination of your written patterns/diagrams/tutorials in order to learn how to read and work with just a written pattern. Thank you for everything you do for the great community you’ve created!

    • Mikey

      I will work on it for you. I needed a couple hours extra to make the free downloadable. I cannot seem to connect to my server this morning. ;(

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