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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Pattern: Easy Baby Blanket


This baby blanket pattern is good for beginners.


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It starts with a foundationless double crochet (directions and photos here, where it's called the Triple Base Chain Stitch). Gauge doesn't matter, and you can use any type of yarn and whichever hook you like.

The pattern is basically groups of two dc's, with a single dc at the beginning and end of the row. The single dc's will be used in the border round.

I used a G hook and one 6-ounce skein of sport-weight Red Heart Soft Baby in Bunny Print. I made mine about 19" x 23" to fit a car seat or baby carrier.

Easy Baby Blanket

Note: Ch 2 counts as first dc in the dc rows. You can ch 3 if you prefer.

Row 1: Foundationless double crochet the width you want, ending with an even number of dc's. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in 1st dc. Sc in space between 1st & 2nd dc, *ch 2, skip 2 dc, sc in space before next dc; repeat from * across, sc in top of turning chain. Ch 2 (or 3), turn.

Row 3: 2 dc in each ch-2 loop across. Dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach the desired length. End with row 3, but ch 2 (or 3), turn.

Last Row: DC in each stitch across, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 2 (or 3), turn.

Border:
Work in rounds.

Round 1: *Top edge: DC in each stitch across, 3 dc in top of turning chain for corner. Side edge: Work 2 dc around each dc post and 1 dc in the end of each sc row, ending with 3 dc in last stitch for corner. Repeat from * for bottom edge and side edge. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first turning chain. Ch 1. Do not turn.

Round 2: SC around, working 3 sc in center dc of each corner. Join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


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44 Comments:

Anonymous Sharon Blizzard said:

Thanks for the 2 baby blankets. I make alot of afghans for charity and these are very pretty. The simplicity of these 2 will allow me to crochet faster without giving up beauty.... Sharom

Sunday, June 12, 2005 5:19:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

The side borders look like double crochet but I don't see instructions for that.

Monday, April 24, 2006 6:16:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Hi, Anonymous! Yes, the border is double crochet. The directions begin where it says "Border" and includes Round 1 and Round 2. Good luck!

Monday, April 24, 2006 9:11:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm a beginner and I was looking for something nice to do for my baby, this blanket is really nice but I got all confused with the instructions, especially with the abbreviations since I'm not familiar with them yet...I also didn't understand how to start the squares.

Sunday, January 28, 2007 12:38:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am a beginner..having a baby..and iam so exited to make some thing for my baby of my own.
At first i thought i'll not be able make it..but with all the good instructions i have almost completed the blanket (still need to do border).
I am so happy that i was able to find this site..thank you so much for your pattern.
Thank you
-Asma

Thursday, February 22, 2007 2:08:00 PM 
Blogger Judy said:

Both blankets are beautiful, I made one of each for my niece who is expecting a girl, and gave them to her at her baby shower, and put a note with them saying that they would do double duty,first as a blanket for the baby in her infant carrier and when she gets bigger they will become the perfect doll blakets.

Friday, July 06, 2007 1:54:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi! I'd just like some clarification on Row 3. When you say '2 dc in each ch-2 loop across'...do you mean 2 dc in each stitch and then chain 2 at the end? Or 2 dc in each stitch then ch-2 then 2 dc?


And also...what do you mean by loop across? Thank you soo much. As you can tell, I am more of a pre-beginner than a beginner so I'm scrounging around for all the help I can get. These blankets look wonderful.

Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:33:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

In row 2, you do a sc, then chain 2, then sc, and each ch 2 makes an open space, or a loop. So in row 3, you make 2 dc stitches in each "ch-2 loop" across the row. Click on the picture to see it larger, and you can see where the dc's will go. I hope this helps!

Sunday, August 12, 2007 10:15:00 PM 
Blogger Theanita said:

I really like this pattern but I don't see how many chain stitches to make

Monday, December 24, 2007 10:53:00 PM 
Blogger Holliday said:

I am a beginner too and would love to make this blanket for my granddaughter. I have the yarn all ready to go. I do not understand the abbreviations either. Can you help please I want to get started on it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:48:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am try to do this pattern got a question in the 2 row sc in top of turning chain where no turning ch

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:44:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Theanita -- you can make this any width you like. Just make sure you end up with an even number of dc's in the first row.

Holliday -- search Google for "crochet abbreviations" and you'll find all sorts of links that will help you.

Anonymous -- each row ends with either a "ch 1, turn" or a "ch 2 (or 3), turn." These are the turning chains.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:09:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

can tell me about the row 2 sc in the space before next dc?

Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:31:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Beautiful pattern. I love the simplicity. It is now my official favourite baby blanket...period..job well done!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 2:51:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've only ever done scarves...but I'm nesting and going to give my first baby blanket a whirl!!! Thanks for the pattern :)
Rachel

Sunday, June 08, 2008 9:34:00 PM 
Anonymous Sven said:

Good Job! :)

Monday, June 30, 2008 9:32:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Lisa for such a cute easy baby blanket. Similar too the V-Stitch in a way. I needed something easy and fast too do. I saw your pattern and it was right up my alley. Lovely work you do. LOL.

Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:40:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Try the Internet Archive [www.archive.org] for archived versions of any dead links. For example, the archived version of the foundationless crochet can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/20080120110832/http://www.weirdmirror.org/instruction/trbsch.htm

Saturday, September 27, 2008 4:02:00 PM 
Blogger anne said:

Thanks for this pattern - am really enjoying it and it is so fast to crochet.

Friday, January 09, 2009 10:00:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

what do you mean by "Sc in space between 1st & 2nd dc," What is the space between the chains? Do you have any illustrations?

Saturday, January 31, 2009 12:58:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Anonymous: It's not the space between the chains ... it's the space between the dc's (double crochets). You can click on the photos and you'll get a larger version, where you'll be able to see how the stitches line up.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:11:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

dear lisa, in row 2 where it says single crochet in space between first and second double crochet there is no space. what do you mean by crochet in space between?

Friday, August 07, 2009 2:46:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Anonymous - it's not a space you put in; it's the space that naturally occurs in crochet. You know how crochet is "holey." Click on the photos to see larger versions. I hope this helps!

Friday, August 07, 2009 5:27:00 PM 
Blogger Martie said:

Thanks so much for this pattern. It's so simple and yet looks elegant. I needed something like this pattern so I could make a nice blanket quickly for the grandbaby of a dear friend.

Saturday, October 03, 2009 10:59:00 PM 
Blogger Stephanie said:

What a pretty afghan! Good yarn selection as well. Think I'm going to make one of these for a future baby shower. It's just adorable!

Friday, November 20, 2009 6:40:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi, I've made a baby blanket using your pattern. It turned out beautifully, however i was wondering if you had another simple pattern for an afghan for myself.. thanks Lillie

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:31:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

are u left handed or something this is all upside down when you the foundationless dc you working from the bottom of each crochet then when you turn *from left to right how are you suppose to work if you last loop is still on the bottom its reall aggrivating and wat gap theres so many is this pattern the original?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:51:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am loving this pattern. It is so easy and it allows for easy practice of the basic stitches. The last comment about left hand is not correct. It made perfect sense. The pictures were very helpful and I think that beginners should go out on youtube to review the basic techniques and stitches and this will make perfect sense. Have fun!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011 9:32:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can I start this with a chain stitch instead? I'm having trouble with the foundationless double crochet. I had to undo it many times.

Thank you very much for this pattern. I can't wait to start it.

Friday, April 22, 2011 7:26:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Anonymous - yes, you can start with a chain instead. Just be sure that your first row of dc's is an even number, and you'll be fine!

Monday, April 25, 2011 9:04:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've trying to work on the foundtionless double crochet and have been having so much problems. In one of your replies you suggested that we go to http://web.archive.org/web/20080120110832/http://www.weirdmirror.org/instruction/trbsch.htm

This link is not working. Sp I started this pattern using regular chain...I still want to learn how to do the foundtionless double crochet. I tried YouTube, but still not get it...any suggestions?

Thanks!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:19:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Anonymous - I'm sorry the link wasn't working for you. When I just checked, however, it worked for me. Maybe try again?

Sunday, June 05, 2011 4:48:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've been trying to crochet this pretty pattern, but as I crochet the rows, the edges scallops instead of being straight. I decided to crochet a small piece to see why am I having this problem. I crocheted 18 DC stitches and have done 7 rows and still have the same problems. If I started with 18 dc how many stitches should I have on the 7th row?
I love this pattern and I don't want to give up.

Thanks!

Monday, June 06, 2011 3:02:00 PM 
Blogger Lisa said:

Hi, Latest Anonymous! I have to say it's been so long since I made this pattern that I can't quite remember how the edge looks ... but here's a couple things. First, you're not increasing anywhere, so you should have the same number of stitches per each repeated row 2 & 3. And second, at the end you'll crochet a border around the whole thing, so a certain amount of scalloping will be covered up. I hope this helps!

Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:10:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for replying. I tried the crinkle blanket pattern which gave me a better idea on how to crochet the Easy Baby blanket pattern... which I will be crocheting right after this one!

These will be my favorite patterns when crocheting for babies...I am thinking of making a lap afghan!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:09:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi, I was just wondering if I just do the regular chain start then start the 2nd row with the double crochet would that still work? I wanted to just do a single crochet border and thought that would be a better start for that plus the fact that I just don't get the foundationless start :) What do you think? Thanks so much!
Tracy

Monday, November 14, 2011 5:47:00 AM 
Anonymous sunshine said:

i am going to have to do this baby afghan with a chain :( the foundation thing makes no since to me uggghhh, but the pattern is great, thanks for sharing

Sunday, April 01, 2012 1:02:00 AM 
Blogger daisee albert said:

I am glad to getting this information here. This tutorial is really very nice to learn about creating baby blanket at home. I really like to make something for my newborn baby so this tutorial is really helpful for making baby blanket at home.

maxi cosi

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:27:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you for the pattern going to try it

Sunday, July 21, 2013 7:07:00 PM 
Anonymous karen said:

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful baby blanket pattern that everyone can follow!

Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:38:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

The foundationless chain is amazing! Thanks for the nice baby blanket pattern. kp

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:04:00 PM 
Blogger Shannon Williams said:

Here is my version of this pattern. I like the way it turned out. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn about 3 1/2 skeins. My blanket measures 34 x 42. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=758492617495177&l=394469b16f

Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:10:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi! I am making this blanket and I noticed that I am ni
Ot getting that open/lattice look. Should there be a sc in between the sets of dc on row 3? Or will that make too many stitches for that row? I am making more than one so maybe the next one- it is still turning out beautifully tho:)
Thanks!

Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:39:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi! Me again (I just posted) I am using worsted weight yarn. I am a bit rusty so I wanted a practice blanket before I bussed out the baby soft yarn. Maybe that has something to do with it? Thanks again:)

Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:06:00 PM 

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