Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

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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 in no time flat.

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.

We chose to make this blanket with Cascade 128 Superwash which is a really dreamy yarn. It is so incredibly soft and has a wonderful drape to it. It’s also extremely easy to care for making it perfect to use in a baby blanket.  

And good news! I’ve partnered with local yarn stores to put together a kit for this pattern.

Every kit includes the digital PDF pattern for the Done In A Day Blanket, plus all of the yarn you need to bring this project to life. Plus you can feel good about your purchase because you’re supporting a small business who is passionate about crochet. I love supporting other makers, and it’s great to be a part of such a supportive community. 

Get The Done In A Day Blanket Here

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.

Note: Want the PDF Pattern and a full video class on the done in a day blanket? We just released the “Done In A Day Blanket” class inside of MakerU. Right now you can get access to this class and the PDF pattern for free inside of MakerU. You’ll get this class plus access to 30+ other crochet classes, knitting classes, yarn discounts, a community of like minded people and instructors to help you with your crochet. Try MakerU Free Now Here.

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. L/8.00mm
  •        Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn –  We’ve put together a gorgeous yarn kit for this project using Cascade 128 Superwash. It’s a 100% gorgeous merino wool and it’s absolutely the softest and most cuddly yarn I know of.  You need approx 750 yards or 6 skeins of the Cascade 128 Superwash. You can get the kit here.
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE:  32” x 32”

PATTERN:

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.

COLOR CHANGES:

  • 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

Note: Want the PDF Pattern and a full video class on the done in a day blanket? We just released the “Done In A Day Blanket” class inside of MakerU. Right now you can get access to this class and the PDF pattern for free inside of MakerU. You’ll get this class plus access to 30+ other crochet classes, knitting classes, yarn discounts, a community of like minded people and instructors to help you with your crochet. Try MakerU Free Now Here.

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Jamey By Jamey Ekins
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6 Comments

6 Comments on Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

  1. Jessie Thoms
    September 9, 2017 at 12:07 PM (1 year ago)

    I”m new to this. What does “made in multiples of two” mean?

    Reply
    • Jamey
      September 12, 2017 at 12:38 PM (1 year ago)

      Hi Jessie,

      “Made in multiples of two” is handy if you’d like to make the blanket larger or smaller in size. For example, say you want to make the blanket a little smaller, you could chain 52 stitches instead of 66. You can pick any number of chains to start with as long as it’s an even number.

      Reply
  2. Natasha
    September 12, 2017 at 12:25 PM (1 year ago)

    This project is so timely for me! I’m a very basic crocheter, but was just thinking that I’d like to make a blanket for our little one (arriving late October/early November). This looks absolutely perfect! Thanks!

    Reply
  3. Tammie
    September 15, 2017 at 1:08 PM (1 year ago)

    Beautiful blanket.Thanks for sharing. Could 2 strands of yarn held together work?

    Reply
    • Jamey
      September 15, 2017 at 1:25 PM (1 year ago)

      Thanks Tammie! Yes, I think you could totally use 2 strands of yarn held together but you’d likely want them a light weight size 3 yarn OR you could adjust the stitch count to be maybe 6-8 stitches or so less to accommodate for the thickness. I’m a firm believer in giving things a try – that’s one of the beautiful things about crochet, there are so many options. Good luck and have fun crocheting the blanket.

      Reply
  4. Donna jennings
    June 16, 2018 at 5:25 AM (3 months ago)

    Hi thanks for sharing these lovely patterns I can’t wait now to get started and you explain it well and in great detail and easy to understand
    Thankyou
    Donna

    Reply

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