Junebug Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket
Practice your essential crochet stitches with this fun and easy crochet baby blanket pattern.
Grab a couple skeins of cozy chenille yarn and get ready to kick back and relax with the stress-free Junebug Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket. This simple pattern uses crocheter favorite Bernat Blanket yarn in a pretty pink variegated color scheme for effortless color that works up in a snap.
I designed this easy baby blanket pattern for my parents' dog Junebug, who is always cold and trying to snuggle up under a blanket, but this would also be a great gift for a baby shower or a housewarming. I wanted to design something a bit more interesting to crochet than a pattern using just one type of stitch, but still simple enough to work up while watching Netflix or listening to an audiobook.
By alternating between the basic crochet stitches, this baby blanket gives you plenty of opportunity to practice your stitches. The easy-to-remember six row repeat gives this pattern enough variety to keep experienced crocheters engaged, but is not too difficult for an advanced beginner.
Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge7 sc - 8 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Finished SizeApproximately 34" by 40" [86.5 cm x 101.6 cm]
- Two Skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn - Salmon Sand Variegated (10.5 oz. / 300 g)
- L/11 [8 mm] Hook
Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)
Row 1: Sc in second chain from the hook, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (50 sc)
Row 2: Hdc in first st and in each st across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Dc in first st and in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Tr in first st and in each st across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: Dc in first st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Hdc in first st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc in first st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2-7 six times.
Do not end yarn if adding optional edging.
With yarn attached at end of final row and moving counter clockwise, ch 1 and work one round of *sc, ch 1* evenly around outer edge of blanket. Join with sl st to last sc. Fasten off, weave in ends.
[In sc and hdc stitches you will either ch 1 or sc in the st. In dc, you will either sc, ch 1 or ch 1, sc. In tr you will either sc, ch 1, sc, or ch 1, sc, ch 1.]
- Single Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Double Crochet
- Treble Crochet
- * to *
- Repeat from * to *
- Sl St
- Slip Stitch