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Easy One Ball Baby Blanket

By: Marianne Forrestal for redheart.com

Easy One Ball Baby Blanket
Easy One Ball Baby Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Crochet an easy baby blanket in your favorite color with this Easy One Ball Baby Blanket pattern. As the name suggests, this crochet baby blanket works up fast and only uses one ball of yarn. The charming scalloped edge and delicate and airy lace pattern make this an ideal blanket to work on during the spring for a pastel-perfect decoration.​

You can make several of these adorable blankets (and hats) in various color combinations for every child you know. It makes a fabulous and thoughtful gift that both baby and the parents will appreciate.

Easy

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge2 repeats = 4"; 7 rows = 4” in pattern with K hook

Finished Size39" x 32"

Materials List

  • Red Heart Baby Blankie: #8590 Lavender (1 ball)
  • US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook
  • Yarn needle

Instructions for blanket:

  1. With larger hook, ch 90.

  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 6th ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, [dc in next 5 ch, ch 1, skip next ch] 13 times, dc in last ch; turn.

  3. Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2 **, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end at **; skip next ch, 2 dc in next ch; turn.

  4. Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 space **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end at **; dc in next dc and top of ch-3; turn.

  5. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.

  6. Row 5: Ch 4, * dc in ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * to last st; dc in last sc; turn.

  7. Rows 6-65: Repeat Rows 2-5 fifteen times. Do not turn at end of last row but pivot to work down next side.

Instructions for border:

  1. Rnd 1: With right side still facing, work sc evenly around all 4 sides and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc.

  2. Rnd 2: * Ch 3, dc in same st, skip next 2 sc, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around adjusting as necessary at corners and end of round; join in first st of round. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

For the HAT instructions, please visit Red Heart for the pattern.

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This looks like a perfect choice for a quick project for an inexpensive gift for a baby shower, nursery dcor or charity blanket. The instructions are easy to understand. A person who is new to crochet should be able to make this for a first large project. It is adorable. This is a blanket any of us could make to put away for a quick gift or donation.

Where do I find the pattern for the matching hat! That is so adorable! Perfect for making for charity set!

Hi! I added a link to the pattern for the hat at the bottom of the page. Thanks, Krista, Editor. You can find it here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/one-ball-baby-blanket-and-hat

I am a little confused. Do you chain with the size K hook and then work the rows with the size G hook?

I just checked the original pattern and it seems that the smaller hook was for the hat, not the blanket. You will use only the K hook for this project. Sorry for the confusion, but I have now updated the pattern to reflect that. Thanks, Krista, Editor

Thanks so much Krista. I am needing a quick pattern to make baby blankets for our church ministry and I love v-stitch patterns.

Is it possible to get the pattern for the hat shown with this blanket?

Yes, the hat is included in the pattern on the Red Heart site: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/one-ball-baby-blanket-and-hat. Thanks, Krista, Editor

This looks very easy to make. I like the color used, lilac and the stitch is so easy to do based on the . Thanks for giving us the pattern right on the same page.

What a wonderful pattern!I really love that it only uses one ball of yarn. Quick and easy. #BestIdeaEver

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