I made this blanket for my neighbour, she just had her second child almost a month ago. After completed it I decided to release this as a Free DIY crochet baby blanket pattern.
The blanket is easy enough, it is made out of nine granny crochet squares. I used the basic solid granny square with a simple pattern of front post double crochets which continues on the border.
The beauty of this pattern is how versatile it is!, you can choose any combination of colours and it will make a lovely baby blanket or a larger bed spread. I was wondering how it will look with a few tones of grey and a combination of white and black.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy making this lovely blanket, below is the pattern, enjoy it!
Free Crochet pattern baby blanket:
Beginner, (need to know how to make a front post double crochet fpdc)
All my patterns are written in standard American terms.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
Materials and notions:
Any DK yarn will do, I used Stylecraft special DK, You will need one ball of each of the following colours:
1820 Duck egg, 1068 Turquoise, 1722 Storm blue, 1202 Atlantis, 1823 Mustard and1822 Pistachio.
Hook G (4 mm)
Tapestry needle (for weaving ends and sewing)
Alternate the colours so each square is unique, I follow these two simple rules of design on the blanket:
1.- Rounds 1 and 2 must be the same colour.
2.- Rounds 3 and 5 must have the same colour, the rest was very much a random exercise.
Ch 4 and join.
Round 1: ch2 (counts as the first st) make 2 dc on the ring, * ch3 and make 3dc, repeat from * until the end of the of the round, ch3 and join to the first st.
Round 2: ch2 (counts as the first st) make 1dc on each of the next 2sts, make 2 dc on the ch3 space of the previous round, ch3 make 2dc on the same space, *make 1 dc on each of the next three sts, in the corner make (2dc, ch3, 2dc), repeat from * until you reach the first st, join with a sl st to the first st. Cut the yarn.
From now on, I like to join the yarn in one of the corners, in the manner the square will not have a seam in the middle of it.
Round 3: Join in one of the corners, * make 1dc on each of the next 5 sts, (first two in the ch3 space of the previous round), now wrapping the hook around the middle dc on the first round, pull the yarn to the hight of your work and make 1fpdc, make 1dc on each of the next 5 sts, ch3, repeat from * until you reach the end of the round. Cut the yarn.
Round 4: *make 2dc on the ch3 space of the previous round, make 1 dc on each st, make 2dc on the ch3 space of the previous round, ch3, repeat from * till you reach the first st. Cut the yarn.
Round 5: So now we are going to basically repeat round 3, making the fpdc on the fpdc of round 3. keep on adding the dc on each side of the square as you go along.
Repeat alternating rounds 3 and 4 until round 9.
To make the blanket to have a continuity I finished all the squares with the same colour on round 10, in my case this was the duck egg colour (I just love this colour!)
Round 10: You are now making a round of type 3, but adding 1fpdc 3 sts before the centre fpdc and another one, 3 sts after, please refer to the pictures.
Place the nine squares in rows of three, and sew them together, then sew the three rows together.
To make the border, simply make a few rounds of solid dc all around, when you reach the 3 fpdc of each square, make 1 fpdc on each, on the following round make a solid round, no fpdc, make as many rounds as you would like, when you reach the corners instead of making a ch3, make:
On first round of the border: 5 dc
On second round of the border: * 1dc, 2dc, repeat from * until you finished the 5 sts of the first round
On third round of the corner: * 1dc on each of the next 2 sts, 2dc, repeat from * until you finished the 7 sts of the second round
On fourth round of the corner: * 1dc on each of the next 3 sts, 2dc, repeat from * until you finished the 9 sts of the second round
Carry on this way as many rounds as you would like. I hope you enjoy this Free DIY crochet baby blanket pattern
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Have a great rest of the week!, go out and enjoy the sun 🙂