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

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Crochet Baby Shower Blanket Diagram
Crochet Baby Shower Blanket Diagram

Tested By

  • Nancy Elliott
  • Diane Suder
  • Michele Sanders

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