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
NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
- Hook: U.S. 8.00mm
- Yarn: Size 5 Bulky – you need approx 400 yards.
- Darning Needle & Scissors
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sl = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
Cross-Over Block Stitch – to see my video crochet tutorial of the cross-over click HERE
FINISHED SIZE: 28″ x 30″
Start by chaining 78 + 2 (80) or use multiples of 3 + 2 to make the blanket smaller or larger.
Row 1: Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, dc in each chain until the end of the row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch3, then in between the 3rd and 4th dc (the dc under the ch DOES NOT count as the 1st dc), do 1sc, ch2, *skip 3 dc and do 1sc, ch2 between the dc from the previous row * rep until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last dc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch3, 2dc into the ch space below, plus 1dc crossed-over to the sc at the bottom of the turning ch. *2dc into the next ch space, plus 1dc crossed back over (to the right) into the sc from the previous row*. Rep until the end of the row ending with an additional dc in the last ch space (no cross-over).
Repeat Rows 2-3 until you reach Row 61 or until you have reached the desired length for your project.
Cut the yarn, weave in ends.