Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket
This week, I found out that the couple who have been helping to clean our Airbnb suite were going to be taking a break. They had a great reason – they’re having a baby! We’ve obviously known for a while now but we didn’t realize they were ending their work with us this week.
We’re really happy for this couple and we wanted to show our appreciation but I only had a couple of days to prepare something. I decided I was going to crochet a baby blanket on Wednesday night around 8 pm. This blanket had to be ready by Friday at noon when they came to help us one last time.
I ransacked my yarn stash and found enough yarn to create something that would be appropriate for a baby boy blanket.
In just about 24 hours my project was complete and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – especially with yarn that I already had and in such a short amount of time.
This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets yourself. Feel free to change up the colors and customize for either gender or to go with the nursery decor.
Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
- Hook: U.S. L/8.00mm
- Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn – I used Loops and Threads Charisma (93 yds each ball) – 4 balls of White, 2 balls of Denim and 2 balls of Taupe
- Darning Needle & Scissors
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
FINISHED SIZE: 32” x 32”
Chain 66 in White (made in multiples of 2 if you’d like it smaller or larger)
Row 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from the hook, *skip 1 ch, 2dc in next ch*, repeat across entire row ending with a dc in the last ch. turn.
Row 2: Ch 3. Skip the first dc and dc twice into the space between the next group of 2 dcs. *Go to the next group of 2 dc’s and dc twice into the space between*, repeat until the end of the row ending with a dc in the last dc.
Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2. Bind off and weave in ends.
- Rows 5-6: Taupe
- Rows 7-8: Denim
- Rows 9-12: White
- Rows 13-14: Taupe
- Rows 15-16: Denim
- Rows 17-20: White
- Rows 21-22: Taupe
- Rows 23-24: Denim
- Rows 25-28: White
- Rows 29-30: Taupe
- Rows 31-32: Denim
- Rows 33-36: White
- Rows 37-38: Taupe
- Rows 39-40: Denim
- Rows 41-43: White
- Rows 44-45: Taupe
- Rows 46-47: Denim
- Rows 48-52: White
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