We love the color blocking on this pattern and we know you would too! It will also make a sweet gift to your nephews or nieces, and even to your best friends’ little ones. So, we shared the complete free pattern below, or you can get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.
One of my favorite crochet projects to work on is the humble and sweet crochet baby blanket. Not only are baby blankets adorable, but they’re also super quick and easy to make.
Learn how to crochet a baby blanket and it just might become an heirloom. They mean the world to the parents who receive your beautiful gift and will likely treasure their beautiful blanket for years to come. I had a family member give us a handmade crochet baby blanket when my daughter was born and it was one of the most precious gifts that we received.
This Cross-Over stitch crochet blanket is super easy to make and like many of my patterns, once you get started, you can practically make it with your eyes closed.
P.S. If you love working with the cross-over stitch, check out my popular cross-over stitch infinity scarf.
Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Blanket
Skill Level: Easy
Hook: US size L/11 (8.0mm) crochet hook, or size needed to match gauge
Yarn: 500 yds bulky weight yarn.
Pattern uses US crochet terms
Size: 28” x 30”
11 dc x 5 rows = 4”
For a 5” square gauge swatch in pattern: Ch 14, then work rows 1-10.
Cross over stitch: Sk next (or first) sc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, working in front of the dc just made, dc in skipped sc.
Ch 80 (multiple of 3 +2).
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc) and in each ch across, turn. (77 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as sc and ch-2), sk next 3 dc, [sc in the sp between sts before next dc, ch 2, sk next 3 dc] across to last dc, sc in last dc, turn. (26 sc, 25 ch-2 sps).
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, working in front of the dc just made, dc in first sc, [sk next sc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, working in front of the 2 dc just made, dc in skipped sc] across to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (77 dc)
Rows 4-60: Repeat Rows 2-3 an additional 28 times, then repeat row 2 once more.
Fasten off, weave in ends.