Do you have a little one on the way? Perhaps you’ve got a baby shower coming up? If so, this may be the perfect handmade gift. I’m here with my newest baby blanket crochet pattern – this time I’m using the very pretty crochet primrose stitch.
If you want to learn how to crochet an easy baby blanket, look no further. This pattern uses simple basic crochet stitches and gives you a lovely repeating subtle texture.
This striped crochet pattern is easy to customize with any color you’d like – I went with this fun Neopolitan color scheme this time and love it!
With a simple 2 row repeat of just 2 basic crochet stitches, you can have a beautiful blanket for gift-giving done in a day or two!
Make up this easy crochet blanket and wrap up your bundle of joy. You really can’t go wrong, and it always helps to have extra blankets around – especially with little ones. Your crochet baby blanket will be cherished for years to come.
Make a note, this easy crochet baby blanket pattern is free and suitable for beginners.
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
Yarn: Bulky Size 5 Yarn – 3 skeins Cascade 128 Superwash – Ecru, 1 skein Cascade 128 Superwash – Tutu, 1 skein Cascade 128 Superwash – Rosebud, 1 skein Cascade 128 Superwash – Tuffet
Tools: Darning Needle & Scissors
st = stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
SPECIAL STITCH: Primrose stitch. See the tutorial here. If you’d like to make this blanket larger or smaller, the multiple is 3 + 2.
FINISHED SIZE: Approx. 28” x 28”
Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, [sc, ch2, sc] into the chain, *skip the next 2 chains and in the 3rd chain [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row. You’ll end up with 2 chains left and in the last chain, end with a hdc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 3dc into the 2 chain space from the row below, *skip until the next 2 chain space and add 3dc into the 2 chain space*, repeat * to * until the end of the row ending with a dc in the top of the ch 3 turning chain from the end of the previous row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, [sc, ch2, sc] into the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet in the shell from the previous row), *skip the next 2 stitches and in the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet) [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row, ending with a hdc in the last stitch. Turn.
Rows 4 – 57: Repeat rows 2-3 changing yarn color according to the color pattern below.
- Row 1-2: Color A
- Row 3-6: Color B
- Row 7: Color A
- Row 8: Color C
- Row 9-10: Color A
- Row 11-14: Color D
- Row 15: Color A
- Row 16: Color C
- Row 17-41: Color A
- Row 42: Color C
- Row 43: Color A
- Row 44-47: Color D
- Row 48-49: Color A
- Row 50: Color C
- Row 51: Color A
- Row 52-55: Color B
- Row 56-57: Color A
Cut the yarn, weave in ends.
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