Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Pattern
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Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern

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Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to crochet an easy baby blanket. Called “The Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket”, this pattern is part of my Vintage Crochet Series. Indeed, this blanket is a classic granny square design which features a lovely thick Single Crochet and Shell Stitch border. This border, crocheted in the Antique White color of the Bernat Softee Baby range, elevates the look of this simple yet special baby blanket.

You can find the video tutorial here:

Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern: the inspiration

I am so pleased to finally be releasing this baby blanket pattern. Indeed, this is a design I created at the beginning of 2022, and I took a while to film the video and write down the pattern. However, a baby blanket project has been requested so many times recently, I knew I had to release it! And I love both the design and the process of creating this tutorial.

Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern
Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Pattern

After crocheting the Louis Baby Blanket last year, I knew it was time for a new baby blanket design. And I love this new baby blanket! It is crocheted with Bernat Softee Baby yarn, and is so soft and beautiful. This is the first baby blanket that I have made using a light 3/DK yarn, and I love it! I think many more baby blankets in this light yarn are coming. I find light weight yarns to be so elegant, and a fine yarn automatically gives a little bit of a vintage look to any project.

Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern: the design

So as previously stated, this blanket features a large granny square. Once the granny square is crocheted, a beautiful and thick border is added. Again, I find a large border on a baby blanket just looks simply stunning. It elevates the whole look of an otherwise simple blanket. It adds elegance, especially if it is a contrasting color, such as a cream or white color.

Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern
You can crochet this blanket in so many different colors

The best part of this blanket is that it is very easily adaptable. Indeed, you can make it as small or large as you wish, as you can add as many rounds as you wish to the granny square. So if you wanted, you could even make this blanket for a single, double or king sized bed! It would look just as perfect.

There definitely is something very special about making a blanket. I found the process of creating this baby blanket very soothing, and am hoping to make many more going forward. Let me know in the comments what you thought of this project, and also if you would like larger blankets too.

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Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern
This is a very easy crochet project

Crochet Easy Baby Blanket: The Pattern

You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy shop: Crochet The Sweet Dreams Vintage Baby Blanket PDF Pattern

Level: Easy/beginner

Gauge (measuring from center starting point)

4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm): 7 rounds across

Size of finished baby blanket (including border)

27” (69 cm) x 27” (69 cm)

Notes

I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)

You can make this baby blanket larger just by adding rounds of granny square until you are happy with size.

You will need

2 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby in shade Lemon

1 skein of Bernat Softee Baby in shade Antique White

A 4.5 mm crochet hook

A 5 mm crochet hook

A pair of scissors

A tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Ch: chain

St: Stitch

Sl st: slip stitch

Sk: Skip

TC: Turning Chain

SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

EOR: End of round

You can crochet this blanket in so many different colors
This is such a relaxing project to crochet

To begin

For this part you will be using 4.5 mm crochet hook and Bernat Softee Baby in shade Lemon.

To start, make a slip knot.

Ch 4, sl st through 1st stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (=DC throughout), 2 DC inside ring; [ch 2, 3 DC] inside ring 3 more times, ch 2, sl st to beginning ch 3.

Round 2: Ch 3, turn your work, 2 DC into same space, ch 2, 3 DC inside ch sp from previous row (= 3DC, ch 2, 3DC which forms a corner). [Go directly into next sp, 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC] 3 more times. Sl st to first 3 ch to join round.

granny square
Rounds 1 & 2 of the granny square

Round 3: Ch 3, turn your work, 2 DC inside space (=3 DC). [Go directly into next sp with 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (=corner); 3 DC into the next space] 3 times. In last space place 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (corner). Sl st to close off round.

Round 4: Ch 3, turn your work, [Go directly into next sp with 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (=corner); 3 DC into next two spaces] 3 times. In last space place 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (corner). Sl st to close off round.

Round 5-25: Repeat row 4, always placing 3 DC inside the simple β€œside” spaces, and 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC into each corner (4 per round to form a square).

Granny square

Fasten off lemon yarn.

Border

You will be using 5 mm crochet hook and Bernat Softee Baby in shade Antique White.

Attach yarn to the same stitch you fastened off the lemon colored yarn.

Round 1: Ch 1 (=TC), place a SC into each stitch until you reach 1st corner. In corner, place 1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC; then place a SC into each stitch until you reach next corner, where you will be placing 1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC. Repeat this process all along this round until you reach eor.

Granny square
Round 1 of the border

Round 2: Ch 1 (=TC), turn your work (optional), place a SC into each SC until you reach 1st corner. In corner, place 1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC; then place a SC into each stitch until you reach next corner, where you will be placing 1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC. Repeat this process all along this round until you reach eor.

Round 3-6: Repeat round 2.

Round 7: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place 4 DC into same 1st stitch to form shell (=5 DC).

[Sk 2 st, place a SC into next st, sk 2 st, place 5 DC into next st (=shell)] until eor.

Note: When you reach the corners, this doesn’t change anything about this shell pattern (ie just carry on creating shell stitch round without changing anything at the corners).

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Crochet Easy Baby Blanket Pattern
This baby blanket has a vintage vibe to it

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