I have several friends who are expecting babies in the next few weeks. I’ve been madly sewing and crafting so I can have a nice homemade baby gift for each of them! I made 2 little quilts (my first ever and I think a success!) and now I’ve just finished this easy crochet baby blanket.
I made crochet blankets for both older siblings of this new baby, so of course I have to make one for him too! (Any excuse to craft, amirite?!)
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I had originally found a photo and pattern for this blanket on another site, but once I had made one of the triangles I realized there were some major problems with the pattern and the triangles would never fit together properly!
So with much trial and error (I think I re-made the first triangle 4 times before I got it right) I came up with this pattern myself and I thought I would share it!
I love to crochet, it is super relaxing for me because it’s totally different from the other kinds of crafting I do for my job. So it’s a fun diversion. My husband often looks at me and says “Are you making that for fun or for work? I can never tell!” Haha, silly husband! Crochet is always fun for me!
That being said, I’ve never shared a crochet pattern before. So you might have to bear with me. Hopefully it will all make sense, and I’ve included lots of pictures for clarity. But PLEASE ask any questions in the comments, I’m happy to clarify if you get stuck on anything!
This blanket works up pretty quick in my opinion. If you only worked on it in the evenings it would probably take about a week to make. And it would be a gorgeous gift for a baby shower!
(If you need more ideas for baby shower gifts, check out this post of 45 DIY baby gift ideas!)
I love this blanket for the simplicity in the design, I fell in love with it as soon as I found it! (It’s just too bad that the original pattern was such a dud!)
I like that it’s not a fussy design. Instead, it’s cozy and modern and lends itself well to an ombre look.
You could also easily double it’s size for a big kid/adult sized blanket!
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket
4mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn, 50 gram balls x8
The approximate finished size of the blanket is 36″x36″
I chose this beautiful tweed yarn from Knitpicks. It’s called Wool of the Andes Tweed and I got it in Marine Heather, Flagstone Heather, Down Heather and North Pole Heather.
I chose these gorgeous blues and greys because I know the baby is a boy. But there are so many other lovely colours to choose from including Papaya, Garnet and Indigo.
This yarn is so soft and lovely, it’s 80% Peruvian Highland Wool and 20% Donegal Tweed. The cost is around $4.50 CAD/ball or $3.50 USD/ball.
To make the blanket thick and cozy, I used both balls of the same colour at once in a single strand. Was that clear? Let me try again. I doubled up the strands and worked them as if they were a single strand. Geez, there must be a better way to explain that!
Anyway, here we go!
Row 1: Chain 103 sts, turn
Row 2: Starting at 2nd stitch from hook, SC (single crochet) across. Chain 2 & turn
Row 3: SC the first 2 stitches together like this –
Single crochet all the way across and SC the last 2 stitches together like this:
Chain 2 and turn
Now you just repeat the same stitches for each row until you only have 1 stitch left! Fasten off leaving a long tail. This point will be at the center of the blanket.
Repeat with remaining 3 colours and you’ll have 4 lovely triangles to piece together.
The first 2 that I joined together I just used a single strand of yarn (as you’ll see in the photos.) But for the remaining seams I went back to using a double strand. I recommend the double strand.
All I did was hold my triangles right sides together, and starting at what would become the center of the blanket I chain-stitched the two edges together.
Every few stitches I would hold up the pieces to make sure that they were evenly matched and that I wasn’t accidentally stretching one side.
If the 2 sides are perfectly the same length, that’s ok. You can work this out as you join them.
I joined the 2 greys together and the 2 blues together. Then I joined the greys to the blues starting at the center meeting point and working outwards.
Then you can weave in all your threads using a darning needle and you’re done!
Here it is at multiple angles:
I’m really pleased with how this easy crochet baby blanket turned out. I love how cozy and modern it is and how uncomplicated the pattern was. Once I got into a rhythm, it was super relaxing to make. I love giving homemade gifts!
Don’t forget to check out Knitpicks for a huge variety of absolutely swoon-worthy yarns. Seriously, you’ll be drooling all over your screen. 😛
If you make this blanket, please oh please post a photo in the comments!
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