Pattern: Crinkle Textured Baby Blanket
Here's another fairly easy baby blanket. This pattern creates a border as you go. The main stitch used in the body of the blanket is really easy to do, but makes a pretty crinkle pattern.
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I begin with a foundationless sc base row. Directions for this (which Josi Hannon Madera calls Double Base Chain) are available here.
You can use this pattern with any type of yarn and any size hook. I made mine with a sport weight yarn, Red Heart Soft Baby in Bunny Print. I used an I hook and one 6-oz. skein to make a 16" × 21" blanket, small enough to use in a car seat or baby carrier. I started with 57 foundationless sc stitches.
CRINKLE TEXTURED BABY BLANKET
Row 1:Foundationless sc an odd number of stitches to desired width. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc across; ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2.
Row 6: Sc in first 4 stitches. *Ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st; repeat from * to last 3 st. Sc in last 3 st; ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc in first 4 stitches. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across. Sc in last 4 stitches; ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Hdc in first 4 stitches. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across. Hdc in last 4 stitches; ch 1, turn.
Rows 9-?: Repeat rows 7 and 8 until desired length. Repeat row 7.
Row 1: Sc in first 4 stitches. 2 sc in each ch-2 space across. Sc in last 4 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-5: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. On last row, do not ch 1.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.