Crochet The Louis Baby Blanket
Hello everyone! I hope you are well and that you are enjoying your week. Today I am bringing to you a brand new project, on how to crochet the Louis Baby Blanket.
This is a perfect baby blanket if you are looking to make one. It’s really easy and beginner friendly, but does break away from the usual Granny Square pattern. Indeed, for this project I used the Solid Granny Square stitch, which creates a beautiful and colourful effect.
You can find the video tutorial for this project here: Crochet Louis Blanket Video Tutorial
Crochet The Louis Baby Blanket: the inspiration
Of course, this beautiful blanket was inspired by my gorgeous little boy. I had wanted to crochet him a new blanket for a while, but got caught up in other projects in the meantime. Finally, this week I completed this lovely and sweet blanket, and named it Louis, after my son of course.
I had so much joy while I made this project for him. The yarn I used is Caron Baby Cakes (3 skeins), and you know I adore this soft and squishy yarn! It also works up quickly, because it is an Aran weight yarn. This also provides extra warmth for your little one, perfect for the Winter months. The best part about Caron Baby Cakes is that they come in pastel colours for both boys and girls, perfect for baby crochet gifts.
Crochet The Louis Baby Blanket: behind the pattern
The pattern used for this blanket is the solid granny square pattern. This means that it is a continual square we are crocheting, with repeat rows of Double Crochets on top of the Double Crochets from the previous row. My pattern and video tutorial take you through this pattern step by step. This repeat stitch is perfect for beginners, and makes an absolutely delightful pattern!
The edging is called a chain arch edging. It is a very dainty and traditional border for any project. I adore this edging, which puts me in mind of medieval iconography somehow. I love the old fashioned look it gives to this baby blanket.
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Crochet The Louis Baby Blanket: the pattern
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Gauge: 4,5×4,5 inches (11 x 11cm) = 6 rounds
Size of finished blanket: 35×35 inches (89×89 cm)
I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
You will need :
3 skeins of Caron Baby Cakes in shade 50013 Dreamy Mint
1 skein of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Cream (can be substituted with Paintbox Special Aran)
6 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Ch : chain
Sl st : slip stitch
DC: Double crochet (UK Treble)
SC: Single crochet (UK Double)
With Caron Baby Cake, make a slip knot.
Ch 4, sl st through 1st stitch to from a ring.
Complete rounds as follows:
1: Ch 3 (=DC), place 2 DC in ring; [ch 3, 3 DC] until eor; sl st to 1st ch 3 to finish round.
2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work. Place a DC into each DC from previous round until you reach ch 2 sp. In ch 2 sp (=corner), *place 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC; place a DC into each DC from previous round**. Repeat from * to **, always making sure you place 2 DC, ch 2, 2DC into each corner space, and a DC into each DC from previous round.
2-25: repeat round 2.
Chain arch edging:
With Stylecraft Special Aran, attach yarn to any DC.
Round 1: Ch1 (=SC), place a SC into every stitch across, place 2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC into each corner. Sl st to first ch 1 to finish round.
Round 2: [Ch 3, sk 1 st, place a SC into next st] until eor, sl st to first ch to finish round.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends with tapestry needle. Make sure you tighten center by pulling on loose end, and stitch it so it does not unravel.