Simply Stripes Baby Blanket
Is this the perfect crochet baby blanket pattern? It might just be!
Grab two skeins of your favorite Caron yarn to make this Simply Stripes Baby Blanket. Crochet blankets always make a great homemade gift idea for baby showers, so be sure to keep this free crochet afghan pattern in mind.
It's quick and easy to crochet, and can be made to match any color baby nursery depending on the yarn you choose to use.
This crochet blanket measures 36 inches by 36 inches when it's complete and will be treasured for years to come. In addition, this adorable crochet baby blanket is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby!
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NotesNOTE: There are three colorways offered.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Crochet Gauge16 sts = 4"/10cm, 8 rows = 3"/7.5cm
Finished SizeApprox 36”/91.5cm x 36”/91.5cm
Caron One Pound (100% Acrylic, 16oz/453.6g, 812yds/742 m skein):
Colorway #1: #00510 White (A), 1 skein and #00580 Soft Sage (B), 1 skein
Colorway #2: #00510 White (A), 1 skein and #00508 Sky Blue (B), 1 skein
Colorway #3: #00510 White (A), 1 skein and #00513 Soft Pink (B), 1 skein
- Size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
Set up row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch, turn.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first sc, *skip next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc back into last skipped sc; repeat from * across, end dc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc to end of row, sc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for crossed st pattern.
Using A, ch 139.
Work set up row—138 sc.
Using A, work Rows 1 and 2 of crossed st pattern.
Using B, work Rows 1 and 2 of crossed st pattern.
Repeat these 4 rows, in desired colorway, until blanket measures approximately 34”/86.5cm from beginning, ending after Row 2 using A. Cut yarns.
Round 1: With RS facing, join B with ch 3 in edge of blanket, dc evenly around all edges, working 3 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of ch 3. Cut B.
Round 2: With RS facing, join A and work same as Round 1.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
Add an Edging!
Once you've finished with your baby blanket, why not add an adorable pointed scallop edging as a border? This video tutorial will show you how!
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