Crochet Baby Blanket
This idea comes from another existing design that is part of Yarnspirations that is called the Simple Baby Blanket. I’ve changed up the starting chain but the concept is the same which includes the border.
This afghan plays with the idea of doing single crochet and ch 1. This creates ch-1 spaces which are where you play in the row above. Due to this effect, it makes the stitches look locked together and makes for a speedy process.
This video will help you get started with crochet as well as cover the basics such as chaining and single crochet.
Of course, you can use this same design with the Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn lines if you prefer the typical colours of baby blankets too. You are the artist and can do what you want.
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
This baby blanket uses two colours. White and Baby Blue. To get this complete size, you will 2 balls of Baby Blue and 1 Ball of White
The balls are 300 g or 10.5 ozs. There are two sizes of yarn. Be sure to get the biggest ball which is the 300 g size.
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Using 10 mm or Size N crochet hook, you will get a 31″ wide by 34″ long baby blanket.
- This pattern is exceptionally simple. The stitches really connect well with each other too.
- If changing the size of the pattern, the stitch multiples are in sets of 2. If changing the size, it will alter the amount of yarn needed for your project. Every 2 stitches = 1 inch.
You can download this diagram if you think you could use it.
Using Bernat Baby Blanket Baby Blue, chain 74. 1 single crochet (sc) in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Repeat (rep) from * to end of the chain. Turn.
- 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 space (sp). *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
- 3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows for the pattern (pat) until work from beginning (beg) until you run out of baby blue. Fasten off.
- Edging: Fasten on white at the same corner. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around the outer edge of Blanket, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip stitch (sl st) to first sc. Fasten off
You will notice there is a gap space on the one edge. That is to apply ribbon through the stitches if you prefer it. Up to you.
Comments on “Crochet Baby Blanket for Beginners Pattern + Tutorial”
Is there a way to do the beginning pattern detail at the end as well? It seems weird that it’s only on one end.
Morning Carrie. I don’t understand what you mean. Can you explain further?
Thanks for the great pattern! I’ve run out of the first ball of yarn and need to continue with a second to make it the size I want. How do I start with a new ball of yarn? Fasten off one and fasten on another I’m assuming? If so, what do I do with the tails from the start of the strings and the leftover when I fasten off? First time making a blanket.
usually, if I’m joining and carrying on I do the magic knot, there are a few video’s on youtube to show you how to do it. If you don’t know it yet I highly recommend learning it, it’s the best little trick
That is absolutely brilliant! I’ve been watching other videos trying to figure out how to attach, and they all involved weaving the tails in. This is perfect and feels much more secure, thank you! Any suggestions on how to hide the tail that’s left from starting the very beginning chain?
Depending how long of a tail I leave myself, I’ll sometimes work over it when I do the row coming back, otherwise, I weave it in, that one we are stuck with, no magic fixes for that one yet lol
Excellent, thank you! I’ll try working it in when I come back around to do the border. Very much appreciated, the magic knot worked perfectly yesterday!
Awesome I’m happy to hear it helped! I was definitely pretty happy when I learned that technique.
How do you add the option ribbon (and what type of ribbon?)
Morning Karen, I don’t have the answer to that. I don’t know ribbon brands well enough.
Here are instructions from a blanket that has a ribbon edge.
Optional: Cut 4 pieces of ribbon measuring 60″ [152 cm] each. Weave
one ribbon piece along each edge of Blanket. Tie bows at each corner.
Friendly note, you don’t need the large ball for your border color. I even went around the border twice and have nearly the whole ball left.
I am getting my blanket twisted will it straighten out as I go or am I doing something wrong?
Hi, I am using the EXACT tool and yarn but after the 1st ball, my work measures 38 in. Wide and not 31 as you indicate.
The pattern is looking really good, so why the 7 in. difference?
Denise, I noticed that his “N hook” is 10.0mm,, my “N hook” is 9.00mm. But I am going to go ahead and use it. Just a thought.
Hi I am currently trying to do this blanket and I’m having really hard time at the end and beginning of each row. It is misshaped and got weird pattern there. Only at the end, in the middle it’s perfect. I can’t seem to figure out what I do wrong cause I do follow everything you said, any advice if that is something you had the chance to deal with with this pattern? Thanks so much love your tutorials!
Would Love a simple crochet pattern for boot cuffs
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